Comino Island is a haven for snorkelers, divers, and windsurfers from around the planet. Named after the cumin that grows all over the island, this incredible place is thick with fragrant wild herbs and flowers.
While the smell is amazing, the real jewel of this Maltese island is the famous Blue Lagoon.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Malta, the the Blue Lagoon on Comino Island is well worth the trip. Located on the tiny, car-free islands of Comino, it’s the perfect Mediterranean escape.
Here’s my experience taking a day trip to the Blue Lagoon in Malta!
What to Expect
The boat ride to Comino Island is incredibly picturesque. Have your camera ready for shots of the beautiful caves and sea cliffs along the route there. It’s a quick trip from anywhere in Malta and the journey is Instagram-worthy from beginning to end.
As soon as you arrive at Comino Island, you will see how crazy popular this place is. There are always tons of people arriving at once. Normally, anything so touristy puts me off a bit, but this place is worth it.
You can’t blame tourists for crowding in to see this gorgeous spot!
The Blue Lagoon is shallow. It’s basically a giant swimming pool. The water is calm, shallow, and crystal clear. It’s a good place to snorkel or just enjoy the warm water.
Try to get to Comino Island early so you can beat the crowd and maximize your day– it’s all about basking in the sun so try to maximize your hours of daylight.
The Maltese archipelago is made up of three main islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino, along with many smaller uninhabited islands. The big three islands are close together and it’s easy to travel between them so you plan to check them all out even on a short trip.
Gozo Island and Comino Island are both less than 30 minutes from the main island of Malta.
There are tons of boats and ferries that bring people to Comino Island, however, I’d recommend getting a private charter boat. When you go with a private company, you can arrive early and enjoy the water instead of being stuck on shore. You’ll probably only spend one day boating around Comino Island so it’s best to make the most of it.
Venders are everywhere: There are food and souvenir vendors on the cliffs that you can reach so feel free to hike around with worrying about having to buy stuff before you go up.
They’ve got flamingos: There are inflatable toy salespeople so you can buy a floating flamingos for the water before you grab some Comino Island selfies and send the day wading around.
Secure a spot: There are chairs and umbrellas available for rent, but again, get there early to get a good spot!
Save some cash: Like most touristy spots, it’s pricey to buy the basics here. Bring your own sunscreen, towel and water so you don’t have to pay marked up rates.
Get some peace and quiet: If you want to break away from the crowd for a while, Santa Maria Bay is just a 20 min walk from The Blue Lagoon and it’s got shallow, clear waters. St. Nichola’s Bay is another beach that is about a 20 minute walk and is good for snorkeling.
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