One thing I can’t recommend enough to do in Malta is to rent a boat for a day.
This year we went in full style with a three cabin sailing yacht.
Ours for the whole day – to sail where we pleased.
We sailed along the coastline for a good forty-five minutes en route to our first destination.
The blue lagoon on Camino Island.
A popular swimming destination, though I honestly wouldn’t recommended it with out hiring a boat.
You can access the beach only by boat – but the beach area is very small and, as we saw, extremely crowded in the high season.
Crowded for good reason though – the location is beautiful.
The water is crystal clear and you can see the schools of fish swimming around the anchored boats.
What I’m Wearing:
Bikini: New Look
Shall: Similar here
Upon docking our wonderful captan pointed out a cave along the rocks.
He said that if you swim inside it you will find a hidden beach.
Say no more right ?
So with our snorkeling masks ready and sunscreen soaked in we jumped into the blue lagoon and headed off for the secret cave beach.
Now I’ll admit when you first swim up to the incredible sea water carved walls of the cave it can be a bit daunting to swim inside.
The sunlight cuts off and the water while still clear becomes dark and slightly colder but the excitement kept us swimming further and further in until we could see the small beach.
Eventually it became shallow enough that we walked on the smooth sand emerged onto the beach in semi darkness feeling like we were now part of the next James Bond film.
The small beach area gives way to a small sandy path leading further into the rocks where it did eventually go pitch black.
We played chicken to see who could go the furthest (neither of us made it very far to be honest) before jumping back into the crisp water to make our way back to the boat.
Once back onboard I made a quick swimwear switch and left the first bikini to dry off in the sun.
Black Bikini: Similar here
After a bit of lounging we decided to move on along back up the cost to another popular swimming area which had a view of the ‘prison tower’ used in the film The Count of Monte Cristo.
We dropped our anchor and Mr. Z took another quick swim before we sat down to to a beautiful lunch.
After lunch we headed back up the coast with trusty captan Zach now behind the wheel (if only for a good photo opt!) to the harbor just outside our hotel.
Sunscreen and salt covered we headed back to our room to shower before heading up to the executive lounge again for a little pre dinner aperitivo.
I can’t recommend hiring a boat enough when in Malta, it really puts you into full vacation mode.
Granted when you finish you may still feel like your rocking back and forth on a boat for the rest of the evening … but I would say it’s definitely worth it.