On the small island of Comino, you will find the wonderful Blue Lagoon, known to be the most beautiful beach resort and one of the most spectacular sights of the Maltese archipelago. Picturesque caves, warm and crystal sea waters, perpetual sun, white bright sand … all contribute to making this a perfect place to sunbathe, swim or just relax. Blue Lagoon is simply a little haven of peace.
However, if you are searching for a peaceful place, Blue Lagoon may not be for you during the peak month of August in the summer, as it quickly turns out to be overcrowded during the hottest hours of the day.
Comino has a few other beaches as well, such as Santa Maria Bay and St. Nicolas Bay, which are much quieter than the Blue Lagoon and are known locally as the best beaches to visit. These can be reached on foot by crossing over to the other end of the island, which should take around 15 minutes on foot.
The island is really easy to access: take the bus from your location in Malta to Cirkewwa (top north of the island); once you arrived, a few companies offering ferry services will come to ask you if you want to go to Comino. The small ferries will drop you directly in the Blue Lagoon. The trip costs €10 and a tour of Comino’s caves is included.
Blue Lagoon Cruises
Relaxing and entertaining cruises are organized daily for approx. €50 for adults and €30 for kids from 6 to 12 years old. These trips usually include food and drinks (traditional Maltese snacks, cold buffet, fresh fruits, free wine, etc.), with possibilities to visit Maltese caves and creeks by speed boat. A large range of watersports is also offered in Comino.
Most of the cruises, depart daily from the Sliema Marina at about 9.30am and return at about 5.30pm during the summer (from May to September). Boats to Comino leave less often in March, April and November (usually just the Monday, Wednesday and Friday), so make sure you call before booking.