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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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Returned to see the grotto after several years but was disappointed as the sea state was too rough for sailing. If the boats are running then the trip is fantastic. Some of the clearest and bluest water I have ever seen but make your visit early in the day before the sun gets too high. If you plan to go... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

8 euros is great value for a boat trip there, it isn't the bluest water I've ever seen but was a lovely experience and felt much further away from the town life than it actually is. Makes for a great photo opportunity and a lovely way to spend a sunny day without splashing out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Visited here on our stay to malta! I thought €8 was really good value! Was absolutely beautiful to see the caves up close, tour guide was friendly and helpful and got some amazing photos :) deffo worth doing!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had heard great things about the blue grotto so decided to get the bus there and take a boat. 8 euros for a tiny little boat seemed a bit overpriced so we were expecting the water to be really colourful like all the reviews state. In reality, the water is the same colour as the sea all around the... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I highly recommend that people visit the Blue Grotto. It was amazing, beautiful, and as majestic as the photos. We booked our excursion to the Blue Grotto as part of our Disney Cruise however, and I don't recommend that. The Grotto boat tour took only 10 minutes. The excursion was drawn out with visits to "fishing villages" that were basically... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's a nice place, a really beautiful cave but the ride is really fast (They say 20-15 minutes but it seemed less) and they could charge less than 8 euros/person in my opinion.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Sail to the Blue Grotto in Malta and experience real Blue water, take great photos for the memory. It's not very expensive to visit. The bus ride show from Valletta shows you the real Malta

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Blue Grotto is nice but felt little bit normal. But you can swim beside of boat stand! It's great! Deep sea place but you can swim like as your private pool. You can use ladder to get into the sea. It's safe spot but you need to take care of your safe. I could enjoy to swim at this spot.... More

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Tromso, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took the hop-on hop-off bus and walked down to the sea were you buy tickets to the boat trip. A lot of boats are waiting to take you, and there were actually no queue although it must be prime season. The boat takes you into several caves, one of them is the famous blue grotto. It is nice, the... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I walked all the way there with a local friend from the nearest bus stop. There was nothing particular to see on the way but I enjoyed it because it was a beautiful walk along the coast. The walk took us maybe 20 mins. Didn't hire a boat but it was stunning enough to look at it from above. Tips:... More

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