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“A bit out of the way....but well worth a visit and a boat trip around.”

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Zurrieq
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

The Blue Grotto is tucked on Malta's south-western shore - an easy, albeit lengthy, trip on the superb Maltese bus system, even if you have Michael Schumacker's twin-bother as the bus-driver!!
Whilst there's not a huge amount to do once your at the Blue Grotto, there's plenty of excellent landscape to explore/photograph, some OK places to eat and, of course, the 8Euro boat trip around the Grotto's caves...not bad value in my view considering the cost of other 'attractions' elsewhere on the island. The local fishermen shuttle visitors around in the boats and, with only a maximum of 9 people on each boat, there is plenty of space and potential for pictures. What there isn't potential for, despite what some websites may suggest, is any ability to get into the water for a swim around...as I can't see the boat hanging around for you with 8 other paying guests awaiting your return. Swimming/snorkling is possible, but it's a fair swim from the water's entrance unless you are a budding 'Red Bull' cliff-diver....don't forget that you'll need to get out though!!

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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Was not sure what to expect after reading other reviews. Decided to go anyway. Paid 8 euros each and had a wonderful time. We were not rushed around. Stopped in the caves to let people swim around. Amazing views. Crystal clear water. Stunning caves. Well worth the trip. If it was a 20 minute trip it felt longer. Friendly helpful people. Nice food especially the step in restaurant. Great value for money. Scuba diving trips also available. Easy to get there by tour buses,a bit difficult finding your way there by car unless you know your way around. A must see part of the island.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very beautiful although a little expensive boat trip for the short time you're there. Worth a look though!

2  Thank Clive-Pol
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The different shades of blues and greens tug at your imagination. this is beauty at its finest, giving you that ah-ha moment. what a photo opportunity!

2  Thank traveling2_9
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We've visited this part of Malta on a number of occasions, mostly for diving, but today just to watch the waves. Most important note to travellers on Malta, especially to places like this, is do your homework and watch the weather forecast. When it's windy with plenty of waves, the boats won't be going out and there'll be no divers; but it's also too rough to swim. However the views are stunning looking out to Fil-fla, the waves always ready to catch the unsuspecting tourist :-) and there's plenty of space to sunbathe with plenty of choice for a snack or an ice-cream. If it's nice enough to swim, it's also good for divers and boats.

There is a large car park, there are buses but it's quite unsuitable for wheelchairs and the infirm. The man in the car park expects a euro for 'helping' you park but he is friendly and will offer advice. Length of visit depends on what you want to do: if you have a car, it's worth an hour just to relax and have a drink, if you're diving, there's the Um el Faroud (although this has now broken up). You can swim, sunbathe, take a boat trip and spend a whole day if you want.

Do your homework and enjoy!

1  Thank Geoff_and_Juls
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