19 May 2014
Summer is fast approaching and to say I am excited would be a huge understatement. One of my favourite spots within the Maltese Archipelago and where I will be spending many a lazy Sunday afternoon is the Blue Lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon is actually situated on the tiny sister island of Malta, Comino. You will know when you have arrived. The secret is in the name. It is incredibly blue!
In fact this entire experience is rare, beautiful and well worth seeing for numerous reasons. Firstly The Blue Lagoon is renown among many of the locals as the best and most picturesque swimming location you’ll find anywhere on the Maltese islands. This could be argued, with locations such as Golden Bay, Riveria Bay or Mellieha Bay, but it would be a tough one to win.
The Blue Lagoon is clear, cool and turquoise - perfect for splashing around in whether that’s above or below the water with mask and snorkel.
There are two small sandy beaches at the sides of the lagoon and there’s also a selection of rocky ones nearby that are ideal for exploring should you be feeling adventurous.
Another feature of The Blue Lagoon that makes it attractive to swimmers is the fact that you will find no boats are allowed to enter the lagoon. This further guarantees that you are as safe as possible while paddling around and free to take in this incredible picturesque location.
In fact, Comino and its Blue Lagoon are so beautiful that film makers used this location in scenes for such productions as the mini-series Helen of Troy and the films Swept Away (featuring Madonna) and The Count of Monte Cristo.
To get to the Blue Lagoon you need access to a boat. Don’t worry though if you don’t have one at your disposal as regular boat trips to The Blue Lagoon are available and they leave from a variety of places across Malta and Gozo. Take a look at the picture below. Does it look strange to you? I promise you the photo has not been edited at all!
Author: Sabine Jung