Ever wanted to jump off a tall cliff into the icy Mediterranean Ocean? Of course you have! And that’s exactly what the hubs and I did on a very random day during our recent trip to Malta.
First, let me start by telling you a few things about the island of Malta. One, it’s small. Two, it’s rocky. Three, everyone speaks English but all of the road signs are in Maltese (WTF?). Four, it is impossible to understand Maltese when relying on Google Maps. Five, ask locals for directions and spare yourself the torment of almost getting stuck on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere.
The journey to St. Peter’s Pool on the southend of Malta was as big of an adventure as jumping into the Pool actually was — but totally worth it. Swimming in the Mediterranean was a bucket list item for me and this was by far our favorite day spent on the island. It was also the least crowded destination, the warmest day and the first time we felt like we were truly on vacation. When you plan a trip to Europe it’s easy to get caught up in all of the things you “have” to do. St. Peter’s Pool was a “if we get to it” item and if we hadn’t made time, I don’t know if our trip would have really been as fulfilling as it was.
If you ever find yourself in Malta and want to make the journey to St. Peter’s here a few essential items to make sure you have in your bag because there is absolutely nothing else out there: beach towels, swimwear, SPF, water, GoPro or some sort of waterproof camera, snacks, shoes for walking on rocks (I practically lived in my Soludos espadrilles), change of clothes.
Have you ever found yourself on a random adventure that ended up being a once in a lifetime kind of day? I’d love to hear about it!
Shop the post and find more pictures from St. Peter’s Pool below