Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Zurrieq

#1 of 17 in Nature in Island of Malta
Must see · Cave · Geologic Formation
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) represents one of Malta's best-known and most beautiful sights. Every morning sun rays shine into this system of sea caves and create a breathtaking display of lights in a range of blues. The water inside the grotto is transparent, which makes the rich marine life clearly visible. This is a choice place for diving and snorkeling. On the outside, the caves feature some of Malta's most magnificent arched rock formations. The site is only accessible by boat, but several tours will take you here. Before you head to Zurrieq, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Zurrieq trip planning site, to make sure you see all that Zurrieq has to offer, including Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja).
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  • We decided not to rent a car than asked for a taxi to get us there. We were lucky as our driver stoped for us in a nice spot to make some photos. He was driving us to the small town where we could...  more »
  • It is a nice cave but not so spectacular. To go inside, you have to get a short boat ride, and have to do it between morning and noon (because of the light inside the cave). Or you just go on top of.....  more »
  • The most famous of Malta’s cave complexes, the Blue Grotto is a series of nine caves whose rocky sides glow green, purple, and orange according to their mineral content. Surrounding the caves are some of the clearest, brightest cobalt-blue waters imaginable. The natural wonder got its name from British soldiers
  • Very beautiful place. We went freediving there after the boat tour too. There were a lot of jellyfish which was not ideal. But otherwise the visibility of the water was amazing. You can see 25 meters deep at some points. I definitely recommend.

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