Blue Lagoon is one of Malta’s top destinations, and definitely a place you should visit while on holiday in Malta. Book your flights to Malta today and discover this paradise location for yourself. Read on to find out more.
Where and what is it?
Blue Lagoon is a beach on one of the smallest islands in the Maltese Archipelago, Comino – a tiny and virtually uninhabited 3.5² km island. The beach gets its name from its renowned crystal clear aquamarine water, said to be the best in the Mediterranean. The sand underneath and around the water is pure white, and the whole beach is sheltered by rock formations. In summer, one can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and diving to one’s heart’s content, or simply relaxing and sunbathing. An umbrella and deckchair hiring service is always available, as well as food stalls. A favourite among visitors is sipping a delicious drink served in a pineapple, while lazing on a beach towel or deckchair at the picture perfect Blue Lagoon.
Activities in Comino
For the more adventurous folk, there are also a number of water sports activities that one can do, like jet-skiing and water-skiing. One can rent self-drive boats, or go on a boat tour around the island, exploring its caves. It is always best to book these activities online, ahead of time, so as to ensure a reservation.
During the colder months, many enjoy hiking around the island and visiting its attractions, such as St. Mary’s Tower, a fortification designed in 1618, that boasts a breath-taking view of Comino, Gozo and Cominotto from its top. Comino has two other beaches, St. Mary’s Bay and St. Nicholas Bay, which are less frequented than Blue Lagoon and could be a great option for those looking for a more isolated beach experience.
Depending on your budget, there are a number of options for you to get to Blue Lagoon. Perhaps the most common, especially among locals, is taking the Comino Ferry from Cirkewwa or Marfa (which you can get to by bus, taxi or ride-pooling). There are trips every hour (or more, depending on necessity), from 9:10 am to 3:15pm. The last ferry back to Malta is at 4pm. The round trip costs €13 for adults and €7 for children under 10. For more information you can visit this website.
You can also take a boat excursion from Sliema, Bugibba and St. Julians. Prices vary according to different packages and operator, but these are often popular with tourists as they are more comfortable, and last time of departure from Comino is at around 6.30pm.
The last option, the most luxurious one, is booking a private boat with a fully customisable excursion. This allows you to explore Comino by boat, or even Gozo, depending on which tour you choose.
Of course, if you’d like to stay in Comino for longer than a day, you can camp at one of the beautiful camping sites, or stay at the Comino Hotel, which is currently being redeveloped.
Whatever you choose to do in Blue Lagoon, we are sure that you will have a wonderful, relaxing and unforgettable experience!
*When visiting Blue Lagoon, be sure to follow the latest COVID-19 precautions!*
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