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Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

Address: Coast Rd | Qrendi, Zurrieq, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Zurrieq
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The views are marvellous. The boat rides are great fun and well organised. However, all of the restaurants look fairly indifferent and the public conveniences could be better..

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Graz, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Well... we have been there at the 23rd of December and we walked around just to look at the countryside. It is nice and from Wied Babu you've a nice view upon the Grotto. But nevertheless, without a boat tour, which is short as we were told by our hosts, it is not really a good sight.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Of all the things we did on our vacation to Malta and Italy, this was the thing I was most looking forward to, and it did end up being my favorite part of the trip. The views of the sea and Filfla are breathtaking, but for the complete experience, the boat ride is a must. The water almost seems fake... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a great trip to the Blue Grotto. No frills experience but just we like it. Down the steep road/path to pay €8 then helped on to boat etc. really enjoyed the 25min trip. Was great to see. Did our research beforehand so knew exactly what to expect . Great day out. Super value for money.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Blue blue water. Great day trip. Can get very packed but there is much space to swim away and forget who is there. We swam over to another part of the island, went hiking and could see the whole of blue grotto. Was simply breathtaking. Go early. Bring snacks.

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Clonmany, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This area is just breath taking. It is just incredible and like something straight off a postcard. Unfortunately when we visited the boats were not running but we still got some great photos!

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The blue grotto is really blue. Sounds strange but the colours of the water almost seem to be fluorescent in the sun. Three shades of blue. It was also a really well organised system of getting the boats. I recommend going on a sunny day as this really helps the colours of the water to come through

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Really enjoyed driving to the grotto and the views are truly stunning 8 euro per person but well worth going, You walk down the hill after the car park in the parking lot which is free... (however there is a parking tender there who says just give me whatever you like so maybe a few euro ) ... then you... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We took a boat tour of the famous blue grotto. The water was all shades of turquoise blue. Beautiful Day and good fun!

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Glue Grotto is very beautiful and amazing attraction. I prefer to visit Blue Grotto on beautiful weather.You can see blueish/greenish sea colours. Boat trip is short (about 25 minutes) and cost 8€ per person. There is no timetable, the next boat starts when there are 8 people. There are also few good restaurants to say for lunch after boat trip.... More 

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