The Blue Lagoon, Comino Island – A piece of paradise in Malta
The Blue Lagoon, located on the Comino island next to Malta, with its clear azure-colored shallow waters, rocks, and beaches, is without a doubt one of the most popular places on Malta for swimming, snorkeling, or relaxing.
How to get to the Blue Lagoon, Malta?
Comino Island is located between Malta and Gozo. You can go to the Blue Lagoon by ferry or with a boat excursion;
- Ferry: from Cirkewwa (northern part of Malta), you can get on a ferry to the Blue Lagoon for usually around €10,00 per person (round trip). This trip takes around 20-25 mins.
- Boat excursion: from almost every tourist hotspot, like Sliema, Valletta, St. Paul’s Bay or Bugibba, you can book a boat excursion to the Blue Lagoon. There are different options available, some are mentioned below;
Disclaimer: none of these companies paid to be mentioned, my recommendations are based on my own experiences.
I went to the Blue Lagoon with ‘Adventure Cruise’. It was a really nice trip and worth the money. We spent around 45 minutes on the speedboat to the Blue Lagoon, stayed there for four hours, went afterwards to the Santa Maria caves, and finally we spend another 45 minutes on our way back to Sliema. On the boat, I enjoyed the views, music, and fresh breeze.
What is the best time to visit the Blue Lagoon, Malta?
In July and August, it is high season, which means that the beach will be packed by tourists! Try to avoid those months. If you would like to have a sunbed, go as early as possible. June, September, and October are the best months to visit the Blue Lagoon. Within these months, the temperatures are still nice, it will be sunny and definitely less busy.
Where to go to at the Blue Lagoon, Malta?
Take a walk! Don’t stay at the point where all the boats drop the tourists. Walk a bit up, among the cliffs, and enjoy the amazing views! You can also decide to walk for about 25 minutes to another beach on Comino Island; Santa Maria Bay. This beach is less crowded and has a bit of the clear azure-colored shallow waters. I did this, and definitely do not regret it. I stayed for about 4 hours on this beach, then walked back to the Blue Lagoon, swam over there, and took the boat back to Sliema. Another beach is located at the San Niklaw Bay. I didn’t visit this beach, but heard it is also worth a visit! You can also go to the southern part of Comino Island. Here you can find another beautiful Blue Lagoon; Crystal Lagoon, which is definitely worth a picture as well! You can see the locations of the different places on the map below:
What to do at the Blue Lagoon, Malta?
You can swim, snorkel, walk, make pictures, do cliff jumping, go water skiing, sun bath, relax, and much more!
Where to stay at the Blue Lagoon, Malta?
There is a really nice hotel on Comino Island; the Comino Hotel. It is located next to the San Niklaw Bay and has some private beaches and swimming pools. You can also stay on the Comino campsite close to the Santa Maria Bay.
Practical tips when visiting the Blue lagoon
- Bring your own food and drinks. There are some food shops, but you can imagine everything is more expensive on Comino island than on Malta itself.
- Be on time for your ferry or boat, so you have a good seat.
- The day trip excursions have different rates. Don’t be afraid to shop around and to choose the cheapest offer.
- If you like cliff jumping, please be careful!
- You can hire deckchairs and umbrellas for about; € 5,00 – € 20,00 per person
- You can hire lockers for about; € 5,00 – € 7,00 per locker
- There is a shuttle bus driving to Santa Maria Bay. This bus costs € 5,00 per person. Children <5 are for free.
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