Top 5 Views of the Maltese Islands from the Sea Perspective
Photo: Marsamxett Harbour, Valletta
24 October 2017
No matter how precise your knowledge of the Maltese Islands happens to be, a yacht charter across the archipelago’s local waters will always lead to new and pleasurable discoveries.
Believed to offer the best perspective of these Mediterranean hubs of history, landscape and culture, a journey by sea gives you access to magical coastal haunts only reachable by boat for a completely private experience. Being on board on a boat charter also means that you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery away from the bustle and noise on the crowded shore.
Here are a few favourite local spots that are best viewed from the sea perspective:
With the restoration of its waterfront completed just a few years ago, the 16th century port town of Vittoriosa is a delightful sight to behold. Opposite the state-of-the-art yacht marina are al fresco cafés and upmarket dining establishments which sit beside historical buildings of the Knights Order. Birgu’s waterfront is a happening place where an intricate history, sumptuous cuisine and luxury motor yachts set the scene for an enjoyable moonlit evening, whether spent on board or ashore.
Marsamxett Harbour, Valletta
From this side of Valletta, on the other side of the Grand Harbour, the capital city’s legendary skyline and waterfront unravel before your very own eyes. Marsamxett Harbour encompasses the historical Manoel Island, which lies across the shore from the bastion walls that surround the capital – built by the Knights of St John as a form of protection back in the 16th century. Visibly dominating Valletta’s skyline from this angle are the 63-metre tall steeple of the 19th century Anglican Pro-Cathedral of St Paul, as well as the even taller basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, measuring 73 metres high.
St Peter’s Pool
Located in the southwest of the largest of the three islands – Malta, St Peter’s Pool lies on the Delimara peninsula in close proximity to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. This pool of azure-and-turquoise-hued waters is a relatively remote bathing spot when compared to the packed beaches in the north of the island. A yacht charter stop around this white-rocked cove is ideal for those seeking a quieter setting for an invigorating swim, a snorkel and a spot of lunch on board.
Ħondoq ir-Rummien Bay, Gozo
With no fewer than twelve beaches across the Maltese archipelago awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label for 2017, you’re literally spoilt for choice when it comes to dropping anchor for a refreshing swim in award-winning waters. Three such beaches line the Gozitan coast, among which is Ħondoq ir-Rummien. This small, pebbly inlet to the southeast of Gozo has sandy-bottomed, crystal-clear waters and a string of caves along its coast that attract crowds of locals, holidaymakers and snorkellers all summer long. From Ħondoq one can view the whole island of Comino, situated directly opposite; while to the right of the bay are centuries-old salt pans dug into the rocky coast, with some still being used today.
Crystal Lagoon, Comino
Comino’s attractively luminous waters go beyond the more popular Blue Lagoon area. Located further south, in fact, is Crystal Lagoon, providing a closer view of the imposing 17th century tower of Santa Marija. Shades of jade and turquoise appease the senses, as does the dramatically steep cliff backdrop which renders this secluded lagoon only accessible by boat. A few caves dot the coastline while a mesmerising underwater world awaits exploration. Here is one of the most private spots where to spend your day on board a yacht. Take the time to soak up the sun, bathe and snorkel in the most amazing sea, and savour the chance to admire one of the most striking seascapes of the Maltese Islands.
With leading yacht charter specialist Azure Ultra, you can build your own itinerary around the Maltese Islands. Accompanied by your very own experienced crew, you will have the opportunity to cruise the islands, visiting these and other favourite spots at your leisurely pace. Get in touch with one of Azure Ultra’s charter specialists to help plan a memorable day out or weekend staycation on board a luxury Sunseeker.
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