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 (In high seasons it is crowded). It is surrounded with high walls (cliffs), which are very good for shades. In front there is the open sea, and you can see many fishing boats. The water, through the years, has created different rock formations, which are creating the pool, a perfect spot for jumping and diving. The water is deep and mostly clear, with a lot of jelly fishes in certain periods.
Depend on your location and your transport, it offers many ways to reach St Peter’s Pool. The best and fastes way would definitely be by car. There is even a parking place for your car. Be careful with what kind of car you go, 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 continue by foot or get a taxi. Taxi 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 in front of the stairs that lead 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 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 rocks. 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.
To read more about my life on Malta read The Bohemian Style.