Lately I’ve being working only afternoon shift, and I really needed a well spent day in the nature. I couldn’t wait for my day off to come. My boyfriend was also off, so we decided to spend the day on St Peter’s Pool. One of the best places we’ve been so far. In this post I will tell you why St Peter’s Pool is a wonderful place,how to get there and what to expect.
About St Peter’s Pool
In a nutshell, St Peter’s Pool is a naturally created rocky pool. It is in the South, around thirty minute walk from the fishing village Marsaxlokk. This is less spoiled place comparing to many other places on the island. It is surrounded with high walls, which are very good for shades. In front there is the open sea, and you can see many boats and fishing systems. The water, through the years, has created different wall formations, which are creating the pool and a perfect spots for jumping. The water is deep and mostly clear, with a lot of jelly fishes at this period.
Depend on your location and your transport, it offers many ways to reach St Peter’s Pool. The best way would definitely be by car. It is the fastest and the best way. There is even a parking place for your car. But be careful with what kind of car you will be going, since some parts of the road are not good for every car. From Marsaxlokk to St Peter’s Pool, it can take around 10 of 15 minutes.
If you are going with a bus, the time of arriving is very relative. You will have to take off somewhere in the village, and then going by foot or getting a taxi. Taxies can be found by the port, there are many people that will offer the transport for around 5 euros per person.
Having a walk can be very enjoyable, and also tiring. The short cut takes you through an uphill road, but it offers wonderful view to Marsaxlokk. I recommend using Google maps, it will show you all the possible ways of getting to St Peter’s Pool.
What to bring with you
This is something that you have to think about. The place is rocky, and it is far from the first shops you can find in Marsaxlokk. Consider taking water and something else for drinking. Take some snacks, or make some sandwiches. Sometimes there may be a van where you can find ice-cream of frozen drinks. It can be located before you take the steps that take you down to the pool.
If you have some kind of canvas can be very useful. That way you can make a shadow near the walls, and create some privacy for you and your friends. Don’t forget the snorkels, there is very interesting underwater life to be explored. And bring your courage. As I mentioned before, at St Peter’s Pool there are many spots from where you can jump from different highs. Let the adrenaline hits you.
Take a walk around. You will find wonderful a place on the top of the cliffs overlooking towards all the other cliffs in the area. Gaze the open endless sea in front of you, or get lost in the blue sky. Around you may find some villas, and a lot of places that provide big privacy.
Try not to get stung by a jelly fish. But, in case you do, you can go through the place with some kind of card, to remove the left stings from the skin. Other alternatives are to use a vinegar, or to make someone pee on you. 😀
I really had a wonderful day at St Peter’s Pool, and it is really worth visiting. The day we were there the people were mostly jumping form the high walls. The water was a bit cold to stay longer in it. It gave me tranquility and joy. I admired the nature and all the colors of it.
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Author: Boho Slage
Hi, I am Slage and I want to welcome you to my blog. This is a place where I share my stories, my photographs, and the experiences I have on this journey of mine. I am living on the marvelous island of Malta, and I will always be tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas and land on tropical coasts. I am a bohemian wanderer and a creative soul.