Sailing Around Malta
Here is a list of the most breathtaking places that will make you come back for more.
- Blue Grotto
Located in the south of the island of Malta near the village of Żurrieq, this unique geological formation is a must-visit on a sailing journey in Malta. The Blue Grotto is a number of sea caves with crystal clear water in different shades of blue, depending on the time of day.
The country’s capital is not your typical hustle-and-bustle city. Its beauty is stunning, and when you approach it on your charter yacht, the first thing you see is the impressive waterfront with amazing architectural pieces. This is why it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The attractions include the magnificent St John’s Co-Cathedral, the Grand Master’s Palace, the Manoel Theater and the fortifications of the port. The Grand Harbor is in the south-east part and the Marsamxett Harbor in the north-west.
Sailing north from Valetta, you come to the small island of Comino, one of the three inhabited islands of Malta. Comino is probably most famous for its Blue Lagoon, a place of unimaginable beauty with impressive cliffs and azure water, ideal for swimming, diving and other water sports. You simply cannot return home from your yacht charter vacation in Malta without visiting it. There are also some magnificent caves on the island just waiting to be explored.
Further up north is the island of Gozo, the third inhabited island of the archipelago, with a picturesque landscape and crystal waters ideal for snorkeling and diving. If you have time for a short trip inland, visit the Ggantija Temples (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Xaghra. In the west of the island lies the exquisite Dwejra Bay with interesting rock formations in and under the sea, as well as stunning sunsets. Pay a visit to the amazing Calypso Cave, claimed by some to be the one referred to in Homer’s Odyssey.
- Beaches and bays
Apart from the already mentioned spectacular bays, if you have time, steer your charter yacht towards Paradise Bay near the Gozo Channel, where you will find a natural harbor protected by cliffs. Visit Gnejna Bay in the west of Malta and enjoy the sea and sand, or sail to the amazing Riviera Bay, also known as Ghajn Tuffieha. Last but not least, visit the secluded Mgiebah Bay in the east of the main island, frequented only by locals and occasional informed tourists.
Malta is truly exceptional. There are plenty of charter yachts to choose from and offers ideal sailing conditions due to its perfect climate and indented coastline which provides safe natural harbors.
Have an amazing sailing journey!