I recently returned from travelling Malta, the little known archipelago country in the Mediterranean. Sitting between Italy and Africa, it’s the southernmost country in all of Europe. The English-speaking country is surrounded by crystal clear water and boasts 300 days of sunshine annually, making it the perfect destination to visit all year round. It consists of three islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino. Whilst all of Malta, the country, is stunning the Blue Lagoon on Comino Island is definitely the major attraction for the country.
How To Visit Comino Island And The Blue Lagoon
You can catch the passenger ferry to Comino regularly from either the port at Cirkewwa, Malta or Mgarr, Gozo. The boat ride takes around twenty minutes to get there and thirty minutes on the way back, as the boats normally return via a quick exploration of the surrounding ocean caves. It costs roughly €10 per person, return trip.
I recommend catching the first boat of the day to avoid the crowds, especially in the peak of the summer when it is busiest.
What To Take To The Blue Lagoon
There is only one hotel and campsite on the island and nothing else. You will want to take a towel and/or picnic blanket, sun cream (I got very sun burnt here), water, snacks, a camera and some cash (there are a few stalls to buy food, ice cream and drinks – the most popular option was cocktails in a coconut, to make it really feel like you are on holiday)! There isn’t much sand space available, so if you don’t want to pay to hire a pool chair and umbrella be prepared to sit around on the rocks. Be sure to keep the beautiful island clean for future generations by taking your rubbish back with you too!
What To Do On Comino Island
The car-free and virtually uninhabited island of Comino is very small, at only 3.5 square kilometres. It’s a dream destination for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers or just anyone that loves to swim and relax in crystal clear water. If you want to break up your swimming and relaxing you can take a scenic hike to the nearby beaches of San Niklaw Bay and Santa Marija Bay as well as Crystal Lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon was honestly the highlight of our whole Malta adventure, it was the most stunning spot and I cannot wait to return again some day.