I went to the beautiful island country of Malta about 3 weeks ago and just haven’t been able to find the words for it, because I know I couldn’t do it justice. It is every thing anyone could ever want in a getaway: sun, warmth, beaches, and it’s affordable. The water is the perfect mix of deep, cobalt and an electric auqamarine. There are parts of the sea that are so clear that the rocks and fish below it are completely visible from the surface.
So Malta is composed of 3 islands. Malta is the biggest, and then you have (in descending order) Gozo and Comino. Malta is actually a place with a lot of history and so many beautiful things to see.
While on the large island, we were able to visit the blue grotto, and other various caves, in a short boat tour. Malta is a very rocky area with a lot of cliffs, so it has many interesting structures, and tons of awesome places for pictures!
The other thing we did on the big island was go to the beach. Malta has plenty of beaches, but most of them are rocky. We decided to go to their most popular sandy beach, Golden Bay. And they don’t call it that for nothing! The sand is golden yes, but not so unlike most sand. The thing that is extraordinary about this beach is that the water appeared to have golden flecks in it! So picture the two colors of water I mentioned before, and then add a beautiful shimmering gold to the mix! I tried to take a picture, but, like most photos, it is impossible to capture the true beauty.
The best part of the trip, however, was definitely the boat tour we took to the smaller Islands.
Comino is the home of the beautiful Blue Lagoon. There was a tiny beach there, and clear water that was perfect for snorkeling.. but it was FREEZING! We jumped in anyway though. When in Malta, am I right? The second I hit the water, the coldness just completely shocked me, but it was so much fun. Probably my favorite part of the whole trip!! I regretted not bringing a towel, but the sun felt really great.
And of course, we had to go see the Azure Window. That was the #1 thing that I wanted to do while we were in Malta, and I am SO glad we ended up going. It turned out that just 3 days after we left Malta, the Azure window collapsed because of a storm. So basically, I was one of the last people in the world to ever see it! Crazy.
Malta was an amazing country. I can’t wait to go back some day.