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Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

Coast Rd | Qrendi, Zurrieq, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Zurrieq
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Caverns/ Caves
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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
28 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Came here today for a visit. We did not go in the boat but we did walk about all the view points The views of the Grotto and Filfla island were truly amazing. This is an uninhabited island where sea birds breed.

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Minsk, Belarus
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Be sure to visit this place if you will make a trip to Malta. Excursion boat costs about 10 euros. Just see the photos instead of hundreds words.

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København, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It was nice... There were some grottos and some beautiful colors... Some places, but worth 5€, no!... The grottos were dark, so when we entered (by a small boat) one couldn't see a thing. So what we really experienced was sailing in a boat with a bunch of other tourists for 20 min. Normally i my self is a very... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There is a steep hill down to the boats that take you out to the caves to view the differant blue colours of the sean 8 people to a boat and takes about 20minutes. Very nice scenery.

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Hvidovre, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Used Blue Grotto boat service. Tour took about 20 minutes for €8 per person. Life jackets very poor quality and because the boatman wanted to be in and pick up his next passengers quickly, was telling guests to take off life jackets when still travelling back into the harbour! Very interesting and pretty caves, but far too expensive for a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
59 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Boat ride around the deep blue waters, with spectacular cliffs and caves. Not real comfortable boats, and a trip getting up and down to the pier. The view above was really nice. And the view from the boats was beautiful.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

took a boat tour around the blue grotto a bit dissappointed cause all the other boats let them hop in the water but our boat man said we´re not allowed to swim so there we sat watching the others havin fun lol

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Zurrieq, Malta
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Blue Grotto is a popular destination for tourists on the island of Malta with boat trips to visit the caves, scuba diving snorkeling and rock climbing being the most popular activities here. But aside from visiting the Blue Grotto, one should also find time to visit the village core. Perhaps not many visitors to our Maltese Islands heard or... More

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Milos, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A quick review of the Cruise Ship Excursion showed that the bus tours only gave you time to stop at a "view point" and not actually get on a boat to go around on the water inside the grottos and caves. So we did this independently. At the cruise port we walked off the ship (at 8am) and there was... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited the Blue Grotto as part of a half day trip that also took in the fishing village Marsaxlokk very enjoyable day The grotto was excellent value and an amazing sight to see . The fishing village is very picturesque but needed more time to enjoy the stunning views. Highly recommended.

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