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Why You Need To Visit the Blue Lagoon, Malta

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.

You can find my guides on exploring Malta’s other two islands here and here, but this post is all about the paradise that is Comino Island.

 

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.

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Exploring the Beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. One of Europe's most scenic destinations: https://sevencontinentssasha.com/?p=3219&preview=true

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Exploring the Beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. One of Europe's most scenic destinations: https://sevencontinentssasha.com/?p=3219&preview=true

 

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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!

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Exploring the Beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. One of Europe's most scenic destinations: https://sevencontinentssasha.com/?p=3219&preview=true

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Exploring the Beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. One of Europe's most scenic destinations: https://sevencontinentssasha.com/?p=3219&preview=true

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Exploring the Beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. One of Europe's most scenic destinations: https://sevencontinentssasha.com/?p=3219&preview=true

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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 Ultimate Travel Guide to Exploring the Beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. One of Europe's most scenic destinations: https://sevencontinentssasha.com/?p=3219&preview=true

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Exploring the Beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. One of Europe's most scenic destinations: https://sevencontinentssasha.com/?p=3219&preview=true

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Exploring the Beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. One of Europe's most scenic destinations: https://sevencontinentssasha.com/?p=3219&preview=true

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.

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Hanna Jobes 25/07/2017 at 10:08 pm

    Can’t get over how BLUE that water is!! Malta is definitely up there on my bucket list! So glad I read this before I visit 🙂

  • Reply My Travelogue by Bhushavali 24/07/2017 at 12:30 pm

    Whoa! Its unbelievably gorgeous! So many shades of blue created by Mother Nature in one place?!!! Wow! Malta is very much in my wishlist and I really hope to go one day! Thanks for the tip about catching the first boat of the day of the ferry!

  • Reply Cat 23/07/2017 at 5:54 am

    Wow the blue lagoon looks gorgeous! I have never seen water so clear before! I will definitely need to make a stop there when I visit Malta!

  • Reply Raymond Carroll 22/07/2017 at 1:14 pm

    Wow. The water is so clear. The blue lagoon looks like paradise! I’d definitely go here one day. I didn’t realise that Malta was the southernmost country in Europe. I’ll be checking flights out here for me and the missus. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply David Meldrum 21/07/2017 at 9:01 pm

    The blue lagoon looks amazing! This is something I would do! I would catch the first ferry like you so to avoid crowds, I hate crowds haha! The blue lagoon in Iceland is amazing as well! You should check it out!

  • Reply Cliodhna Ryan 21/07/2017 at 7:59 pm

    The water looks so clear and blue at the same time! It’s amazing. I love that the island is car free. Really feels off the beaten path before the tourists arrive I imagine!

  • Reply Ashley Smith 21/07/2017 at 4:45 pm

    This place looks amazing! That blue water is incredible. You definitely don’t have to convince me to visit Comino. Love your pictures and I had no idea about this island!

  • Reply Parnashree Devi 21/07/2017 at 2:19 pm

    The blue lagoon looks absolutely gorgeous location to spend quality holiday. The pictures are simply amazing. The turquoise waters remind me of my vacation in Maldives. Super pictures 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle 21/07/2017 at 4:25 am

    That water is unreal! I would just love to snorkel around for days on end, being completely stunned by the clarity. Thanks for the tips about not a lot of beach real estate available!

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