As my time to Malta is coming to an end, today I went to the Blue Grotto which was quite magnificent to see. Since it’s winter (and dangerously windy) there were no boat trips to the Grotto. As a result, it was a lookout for photos, but not a place to hangout as it’s just on the side of the road. So in my opinion, the Blue Grotto is better for photos while St. Paul’s Pool is a better place to hangout for the afternoon.
From Valletta, go to Bay A5 at the main bus station. Take Bus 74 for around 30min until the stop Panorama. You will have more than enough time to take your impressive photos of the grotto and still make it on the next return bus to Valletta. Unfortunately, Bus 74 runs very infrequently (like once per hour). To make this inconvenience worst, the bus returning to Valletta was 30min late.
ABOUT THE BUSES
–Bus tickets can be bought from the bus driver for €1.50/person (€2/person during high season)
–Bus Stops displayed above the driver in front, so it’s easy to know upcoming stops
–Free WiFi on bus Free_Tallinja_WiFi (if it doesnt connect: click info “i” of the network and then re-connect to the network)
–GoogleMaps will give public transports direction in Malta, but Maps does not
–Printed on the ticket, is the time of validity of use.