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Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

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Address: Coast Rd | Qrendi, Zurrieq, Island of Malta, Malta
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Definitely worth the trip..

Easy to do by bus from Valletta, especially if you get unlimited travel bus ticket - you'll soon be hopping on and off all round the island. Small boats to grotto and other caves... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Suzanne C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Koblenz, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gorgeous scenery but not ideal if you can't manage steep hills and the boat trips are cancelled if it is too windy and the sea has a swell. Although there is transport on occasions. A place to tick off but there are other just as beautiful places around Malta.

Thank sanandchris2016
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to do by bus from Valletta, especially if you get unlimited travel bus ticket - you'll soon be hopping on and off all round the island. Small boats to grotto and other caves take 9 people in total, you are instructed to wear lifejackets and the boatman gives a helpful commentary. We thne went on to Hagar Qim and... More 

Thank Suzanne C
Kew, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon visiting the Blue Grotto. We got off the bus at Zurrieq and didn't get the bus as far Panorama, so we had further to walk, but the area is beautiful and the extra walk was actually very enjoyable. The Blue Grotto itself is very cool, although it would have probably been better in the morning... More 

Thank Bendyclaire2013
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the that fantastic view from the cliff, we drove down to the boat mooring and for 8 Euros we had a sail on those crystal clear waters-blue in so many shades. The caves gave an atmosphere of mystery while floating through them. For 1Euro you can get a ride uphill on an electric buggy, right up to the parking... More 

Thank Ronnie B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got the 74 bus from Valletta (stop A5) at 08:50, arriving at the Blue Grotto at about 09:20 The sun shines directly into the Grotto so the later in the morning you leave it then the less light is coming into the caves. Apparently after midday the sun doesn't shine into the caves at all so you don't get... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here just after lunch and although the trip was still fun and worth doing it didn't have the wow factor I was expecting. Still worth a visit though. If you're making your way on you're own, bare that the parking is limited and chaos. The hop on hop off is not much better.

Thank jo l
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I called for a look at this place, by boat. I think it's best seen in morning, the water is crystal clear seeing right down to the sea bed.

Thank enncle
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue Grotto is a very impressive place. The water appears to be an intense cobalt blue colour, because of the reflection of the sky off the white sandy bottom. The Blue Grotto itself faces east and, especially in the morning, the rays of sunlight reflect off the water and cave walls, revealing an incandescent beauty. There are stalactites on the... More 

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Riverview, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow this spot high on the cliffs overlooking the Blue Grotto is spectacular, and super great for pictures. Small parking area at side of the road lets you get out and take the trail on the cliff. To see the straight down views, a wall keeps you safe. The blue patches in the water are beatuiful and the Arch of... More 

Thank Robert B
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For see nice you should take a little boat of 8 euros per person. You need to go there by bus from La Valleta wich takes around 30-40 minutes, once you are there there are some restaurants, some places to take the boat tour of 8 euros per person to see the caves, but from see from up in the... More 

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