Did you know that Malta is home to several natural swimming pools? Read on to find out more about these amazing Maltese natural wonders!

Whether you are a local or a tourist planning your holidays in Malta this summer, you really need to know about amazing natural wonders that can be found on the island. Did you know that Malta is home to several natural swimming pools? These pools are formed from the rock and offer seawater swimming, in a safe and tranquil fashion. Here are our favourites. 

Ghar Lapsi

Ghar Lapsi natural swimming pool

Located a short distance by road from Siggiewi, and a short boat ride from the Blue Grotto, Ghar Lapsi is considered as one of the island’s most picturesque locations. Popular with divers and boat-trippers, Ghar Lapsi is also home to its very own natural sea pool. With its crystal clear, azure waters, and its sheltered location from the surrounding sea, the pool is perfect for children, families, and those less confident with swimming in the open sea. The pool is also great for snorkelling and there is lots of fascinating wildlife that can be seen in its turquoise depths.

St Peter’s Pool

St. Peters Pool natural swimming pool

St Peter’s Pool is in Delimara, a stretch of countryside that lies between Marsaskala and Marsaxlokk in the South of Malta. St Peter’s Pool is strictly more of an inlet than a pool, due to the fact that it has a narrow gap that leads out to the open sea, but as this gap is only small, it is still considered as a pool. The waters are deep and cool, shaded by limestone cliffs and it is a popular spot for cliff diving, swimming and snorkelling. 

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon natural swimming pool
The Blue Lagoon is quite simply the jewel of Malta. Located between Malta and Gozo, the lagoon sits on the edge of the small islet of Comino. A popular destination for yachts and boating day trips, the waters of the lagoon are the most fascinating blue and are wonderful for swimming. Just keep your eyes out for any flags as if the weather is slightly rough, you are advised not to go into the water due to the risk of undercurrents. If that is the case, you can just recline on a sunbed and watch the clouds go by, with a cocktail in hand.

Sliema Seafront

Sliema natural swimming pool

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Along the Sliema waterfront there are some small stone pools at the waters edge. Here the sea is open and access to the water is via small ladders, or climbing in and out. As such, these small pools measuring just a few metres in length and width are popular with tourists and those that just want to relax rather than swim. The water in these pools tends to be warmer as well so you can almost imagine that you are in a spa!

Aren’t these Maltese gems dreamy? Book your flights to Malta  now to experience the beauty of these natural swimming pools firsthand!