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.
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 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.
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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!