The Blue Grotto Malta is a place where you can rest, enjoy and forget the rest of the world, at least for few hours. The caves are one of the natural wonders which you should not miss while heading towards Malta. It is located on the outskirts south of the village Zurrieq near ‘Wied iz-Zurrieq’, on the southern region of Malta.
The Blue Grotto Malta got its name in the early 1950’s, when the British army personnels located in Malta at the time, used to ask the local fishermen to fetch them for a boat trip to the Blue Grotto sea caves. By that time it became so popular that the fishermen started to offer this service to tourists and other locals.
There are no two ways about spending your vacation here. Before starting your descent to the sea, you should stop to admire the cliffs and caves that adorn this area. There is a path located beside the road which offers the visitor a panoramic view of the huge shaped limestone arch. The rocky coastline along this area is very high and the sea is very deep with a dark blue all the way. The view from this area is stunning with open seas, high altitude cliff sand picturesque rock formations. From this point you can see Filfla, the little island located 5 kilometres out at sea which is now a a protected bird sanctuary. The best time to visit is in the morning when the water normally shows numerous shades of blue. Inside the caves you can observe various mirrored colors from the underwater flora. Other areas show various dark shades of blue.
There are cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal of fresh fish whilst enjoying the nice view.