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Your Guide to Exploring Comino’s Blue Lagoon in Malta

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When planning your holiday in Malta, the Blue Lagoon on little sister island Comino deserves a spot at the top of your itinerary list.

This renowned beach, with its powder soft sands and dazzling turquoise waters, is a local and tourist favourite. The Blue Lagoon has also attracted Hollywood’s attention, most notably in the 2004 sword-and-sandal movie Troy featuring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, and Eric Bana, and in 2002’s romantic comedy Swept Away starring Madonna.

So, if you’re considering a visit to this beautiful Comino beach during your stay in Malta, this guide has all the essential information to make your Blue Lagoon experience seamless and memorable.

Why is the Blue Lagoon special?

The Blue Lagoon in Comino is renowned for its enchanting turquoise waters that sparkle with a breathtaking blue hue. The water is so clear that you can see the sandy seabed and rocks beneath, making for a truly remarkable sight. Words really can’t do justice to just how beautiful the sea is here.

The beach is cradled by rugged rises and rock formations, imparting a sense of wonder to the lagoon. Jutting rocks and hidden caves contribute to the location’s mystical atmosphere, creating a feeling of seclusion. This is further enhanced by the fact that no boats are allowed to enter the lagoon, ensuring a peaceful and safe swimming experience for all in this stunning natural setting.

Aerial view of Blue LagoonPrivate boats at Blue Lagoon.
Blue Lagoon CominoComino, Malta.

How can I get to the Blue Lagoon?

The island of Comino can only be reached by boat. Luckily, boats operate regularly between Malta and Comino from April to November, giving you plenty of options. During the winter months, there may be disruptions to regular ferry services due to wind and stormy weather.

Two ferry companies run trips from Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, the same place you catch the ferry to Gozo. These run regularly throughout the day and the ride takes about 25 to 35 minutes each way.

Another option is to take a boat cruise, easily found in busy spots like Sliema, St. Julian’s, or Bugibba. These cruises take a more leisurely route, letting you enjoy Comino’s cliffs and hidden caves, and might even take you to more secluded swimming spots around the island, that cannot be reached by foot. Many cruises drop you off at the Blue Lagoon for a few hours before heading back to Malta. It’s always advised to chat with the cruise operators to better understand more about what they offer.

When is the best time to visit the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon in Malta is a hugely popular spot, especially in the peak summer months from July to August when it gets pretty crowded from dawn till dusk. To make the most of your visit, consider an early start. Catch the first ferry or boat cruise of the day to secure a prime spot on the beach and enjoy the tranquil sea before the crowds roll in.

Keep in mind that weekends tend to be busier, as locals hop over to Comino after work with their pleasure boats.

For a more relaxed experience, aim for the off-season in May, June, September, or October. The weather is still warm, the beach less crowded, and the milder temperatures make it ideal for exploring the rest of the island with a leisurely walk or hike.

What facilities are available?

Comino is a quiet island, so don’t expect a ton of facilities. In the summer, you’ll find access to public toilets, a couple of food kiosks offering snacks, drinks, and ice creams, plus access to deck chairs and umbrellas.

Keep in mind that prices might be a bit on the steep side, and deck chairs tend to fill up fast. There’s also Comino’s only hotel, a short walk from the lagoon, with a restaurant open during the summer, which has what you need for a day of sun and sea.

What should I bring with me to the Blue Lagoon?

With the above in mind, it’s always best to bring along some essentials with you, especially during the quieter months. Pack snacks and water for to keep refreshed and hydrated, and to guarantee you’ll have access to food and drinks even when the kiosks get busy.

While flip flops are perfect for the beach, consider sturdier shoes if you plan to explore the rocky terrain of the island. The weather is generally warm from April to November, but having a light jacket is a smart idea since the island is exposed, and winds can kick in unexpectedly

Aerial view of Blue Lagoon MaltaAerial view of Blue Lagoon.

Is the Blue Lagoon safe for kids?

Absolutely! The Blue Lagoon is a fantastic and safe spot for kids and less confident swimmers. The waters near the beach are shallow, creating a perfect playground for little ones to splash around. As you venture further out into the lagoon, the depth increases gradually, making it safe for most. However, be cautious further out, as the depth drops suddenly, posing a challenge for weaker swimmers.

Keep an eye out for jellyfish near the beach, especially if currents bring them in. Lifeguards are there to assist if needed, and it’s a good idea to carry vinegar or baking soda for potential stings. In case currents pick up, stick to sheltered parts of the beach for a safer swimming experience. Further out in the open waters, currents can quickly become strong even for more experienced swimmers.

Can I snorkel and dive at the Blue Lagoon?

While the Blue Lagoon isn’t renowned for diving, it offers excellent snorkelling opportunities around its caves and rock formations.

That said, if diving is on your agenda, Comino has a few enticing options. Dive sites like the Santa Maria caves, the P31 wreck, Lantern Point, and Alex’s Cave are favourites. Several diving schools in Malta and Gozo operate in these areas, providing the chance for a unique underwater adventure.

What else is interesting to do on Comino?

Comino is home to more than just the Blue Lagoon. There’s a charming chapel, a historic watchtower, an abandoned hospital, and various other caves and swimming spots to explore. For an in-depth guide on Comino’s additional wonders, dive into our dedicated article on Comino.

Waterpark at 4-star All-Inclusive AX Odycy Hotel in Qawra, MaltaWaterpark at AX ODYCY Hotel Qawra. Image credits go to

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