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Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

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Caverns & caves, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Address: Coast Rd | Qrendi, Zurrieq, Island of Malta, Malta
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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I was a bit disappointed with the Blue Grotto. Admittedly, that bias could have been a result of having been completely overwhelmed by the Blue Lagoon (Comino) only two days... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was a bit disappointed with the Blue Grotto. Admittedly, that bias could have been a result of having been completely overwhelmed by the Blue Lagoon (Comino) only two days earlier. Getting to the Blue Grotto from Sliema was a bit tedious, probably because of it being the low season. I took bus X2 from Sliema Ferries to the airport... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

From Valetta (the Capital City) to one of the country's best known attractions is 11km. For the first 8km you can take the 71 or 73 from the bus station at Valletta. This leaves you at Zurrieq which has an hourly service (the 201) to the Blue Grotto for the last three km; or you can do a pleasant 30... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you go there thinking that you will see the same as you see in the pictures you will be dispointed. It is nice but really fast, you don't have enough time to appreciate the landscape, so that is the reason that I think Blue Grotto is a little bit overpriced. It is not expensive, but for me it doesn't... More 

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Zurrieq, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

TheBlue Grotto is practically in my back yard,just 20 min walk from either Zurrieq or from Qrendi two beautiful little villages,best time to visit these caves which is accessible by small boats from Wied Iz Zurrieq is at between 9am and 12,with emerald blue waters which reflect tha rays of the sun, the atmosphere takes you back in time.You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great views, lovely cafe. A wonderful experience! Beautiful flora, fantastic views of the sea breaking into the cave...... Go and see it!!

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Zurrieq, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It would also be best in good weather to be reachable by ferry from Wied Iz-Zurrieq. Inside the cave one can discover fantastic nature and and a series of other caves

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Brenchley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

For such an iconic attraction on Malta we found the experience somewhat mediocre. It's reasonably priced at 8 Euros a seat on a 9 seater boat but it's a silent 25 minute excursion which would benefit from some commentary and, more particularly, an opportunity to take some photographs. We'd rather have paid a bit more and benefitted from more interaction... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Blue Grotto is one of the most famous Maltese natural places, being known for its crystal blue water and the geological formations of the shore. There is a small restaurant there and some boat trips to hire for some resonable prices. This is a place not to miss while you're visiting Malta.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I confess that I didn't get to see the Blue Grotto as most tourists saw it - I viewed it from underneath! Malta is renowned for its good diving and the Blue Grotto was one of the most memorable dives. Great visibility, rugged drop-offs and fabulous colours (never needed to go below 50'). Just drive down Triq Congreve until you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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