Hi everyone! In today’s post, I am going to write about mine and L’s day in Blue Grotto. In my previous post, I wrote about our day in Valletta. I also mentioned that I will be writing separate blog posts about all the places we visited. Like a mini-series, if you will. So here it is! The second part of my Malta mini-series.
Me and L had the opportunity to sleep in, and boy, we really needed it. Travelling on one hour sleep is no joke. We got up, cooked ourselves some breakfast, packed our lunches and headed to Żurrieq. The Southern part of Malta is less visited than other places such as St Julian’s or Sliema. The South has a lot to offer and one of them is Blue Grotto. If you’re planning a trip to Malta, Blue Grotto is a must!
On our way driving there, we stopped for a pit stop to take pictures of the stunning views and that brings me to tip #1: if you’re driving to Blue Grotto, there is a little spot where you can park your car and stop to take pictures. I recommend you doing that!
L absolutely loved it and I loved seeing him having fun. It is truly one of my favourite places to visit when I’m home.
That little rock is another island that forms part of the Maltese archipelago. It’s called Filfa and it used to be a shooting point for the British army when Malta was a colony. Nowadays, it’s a protected sight and no one can get on it.
Me and L drove down to the swimming spot after we finished with our little photoshoot and we enjoyed our afternoon together. There’s no sand. It’s just cliffs where you can jump from. If you get hungry, there are a number of restaurants where you can sit down, fill up on food and enjoy the stunning view. There are also little boats that take you on a tour around the stunning caves! If I’m not mistaken, it’s only 7 or 8 euros. And that is my second tip: tip #2: go on the tours of the caves
Blue Grotto is also a big diving spot which brings me to tip #3: try snorkelling/diving at Blue Grotto! The water is always clear and clean and it is deep. I didn’t take any more pictures because me and L just enjoyed our time together swimming and having fun. But it was fun and relaxing. We also got a tan too!
After we went back home and showered, me and L headed to Sliema to eat something. One of my favourite spots is New York Best. This spot is hands down one of my favourite places to eat in Malta. The burgers are handmade, nothing is processed and the vibe you get there from the staff is very welcoming. tip #4: make sure to stop by NYB if you’re into amazing, American style food. Trust me, you will NOT be disappointed!
I ordered the Farmhouse Burger and L got the Juicy Lucy (a classic!). We also got the new Mac & Cheese bites they released not too long ago and they were delicious. The bites come with a side of cheese sauce too. Perfect for the cheese lovers out there.🧀 We left the restaurant feeling full and satisfied. What more can you ask for?
If that wasn’t enough food, as soon as we got home, I sat down at the kitchen table with my mom while L was taking a nap and ate more food. The perfect Maltese snack is some Twistees and Kinnie. Twistees is the Maltese equivalent to Cheetos. I love them. L wasn’t a huge fan of them but I’ll make him love them down the line. Kinnie is a Maltese soft drink. It is somewhat sour and bitter but I love it too! As a Maltese, I am going to give you the tip of trying out this food. #tip 5: try Kinnie and Twistees together. It’s a great combo, especially by the sea 😉
And that brings an end to this second entry to my Malta mini-series. I really hope you enjoyed this one! The next post is my last post where I talk about my visit to Mdina and our other adventures! Until next time!
Ċaw Ċaw 👋🏻