The Blue Grotto comprises of several sea caverns that are on the West Coast of the Island. The caves sit amongst the sparkling blue sea waters and really are one of Malta’s most spectacular natural sites.
To really see the caves at their best, we highly recommend taking a boat trip around the Blue Grotto which costs 8 euros for adults and 4 euros for children. The boats, which are charming traditional fishing boats that have been equipped for tourist tours, leave from Wied iz-Zurrieq between 9.00am and 4.30pm in the summer time, and 9.00am and 4.00pm in the winter (weather permitting). On the way to Wied iz-Zurrieq it is worth stopping at the panoramic viewpoint on the roadside to admire the Blue Grotto from a distance. The panoramic views are well signposted and at 500m high it is a great place to take some photos.
There is plenty of parking available at Wied iz-Zurrieq and there are also public toilets, cafes, snack bars and gift shops. The path down to the boats is quite tricky and therefore not ideal for the disabled. The boat journey takes about 20 minutes and you you will pass incredible scenery. The waters are crystal clear and an amazing array of shades of blue. The boat trip cruises through and around some of the caverns and you will be treated to some incredible rock formations that have formed over thousands of years.
On days when the seas are high, the boats do not run, but the Blue Grotto is still a great place to visit and there are picnic benches on the hillside where you can enjoy a bite to eat as well as the fantastic view.
If you enjoy seeing nature at it’s best, then seeing the Blue Grotto should be on your itinerary for your holiday to Malta!