The Blue Lagoon is a part of the Maltese islands most often photographed because it just looks like a little slice of paradise.
It’s a small bay with shallow, azure-coloured water that’s located on the West coast of Comino, between the main island and Cominotto (a rock-sized island).
The Blue Lagoon provides one of the most spectacular sights of the Maltese archipelago, attracting hundreds of tourists every day during the busy summer months. It’s without a doubt the biggest attraction that brings people to Comino during this time of year.
It’s a great place to spend a day to relax, swim and snorkel and the views never tire.
Be warned however: This place gets BUSY in summer (July-September) and your best bet during that period is taking a boat trip there or going early in the morning. (More on that further below!)
There two popular ways of getting to the Blue Lagoon:
Although the regular boat ferries operate all year round (weather permitting), the day trips and cruises usually only run between April and October, in line with demand.
Here are a few recommendations for boat tours to the Blue Lagoon.
TIP: All boat tour providers offer an option to pick you up from your place of accommodation (usually at a surcharge).
Departing from Buġibba/St. Paul’s Bay (neighbouring towns):
Departing from Sliema:
(If you’re staying in or near Valletta: You can easily take a ferry over to Sliema and get the above boat trips. A ferry ride takes 5-10 minutes across Marsamxett Harbour)
These are two ferry operators that cross between Cirkewwa and Comino:
The Blue Lagoon is hugely popular among tourists and locals alike, and your best bet is to choose a weekday, although in July and August every day is a busy day.
In fact, if you’re staying in Malta during these months you should carefully consider whether it’s worth going, especially if you’re in Malta for a limited time.
Why? Space is limited. All slots for boats to berth will be occupied, the small patch of sandy beach is filled in no time and the limited space available for sunbathers is cluttered with sunbeds and umbrellas. You can rent those for a modest fee for the day, but they’ll be taken up pretty quickly as you can imagine.
That’s also why the day trips by boat are popular: They’ll just berth and drop their anchor for the day and you’ll be able to just jump in and buy lunch and drinks on the boat itself (or they’re included as part of the fee), unless you prefer to bring your own food and drinks with you.
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