Blue Lagoon Malta An iconic spot in Malta
A real postcard is the Blue Lagoon, this natural pool of turquoise waters is ideal for swimming and diving, its exotic underwater life and warm waters make it a favourite for this type of activity.
Where is Blue Lagoon?
Blue Lagoon Malta is located between the island of Comino and the islet of Cominotto, this location is great, only 20 minutes from the main island and only 10 minutes from the island of Gozo.
Why should you visit the Blue Lagoon?
The Blue Lagoon is one of Malta’s best beaches, a paradise with white sand and crystal clear water. You can take the opportunity to explore the whole island of Comino, and go hiking in the bays of San Nicolas and Santa Maria. We recommend that you do it in spring, the best time for it, because in summer the high temperatures do not allow you to enjoy the hike.
Boat trips are also highly recommended, and are the perfect way to enjoy the scenery of this paradisiacal place with your friends. If what you like is diving or scuba diving, the obligatory stop will be at the Crystal Cave, a few minutes from Blue Lagoon, where you will get to know a large part of the underwater life in its waters.
One of our recommendations for visiting the Blue Lagoon is to go very early in the morning if you want a good spot to enjoy the incredible sunsets and spectacular views. If you don’t mind the crowds, you can go at any time of day and don’t forget to try the famous pineapple cocktails.
How to get to Blue Lagoon Malta?
You have three options to get to Blue Lagoon, the first is to the island of Comino, this will be a full day plan, booking a cruise is the most direct and easiest way to get there. Cruises depart from Bugibba harbour, during the cruise you will enjoy the cliffs and beautiful views on the way to Blue Lagoon Comino.
The second option is to go by bus or car to the Ċirkewwa Ferries stop in the northwest of the island and take a boat there. Boats leave every 45 minutes for the island of Comino, stopping right at Blue Lagoon Comino, so you won’t need any other transport.
The ride lasts 20 minutes and costs around 13 euros (return trip). You can buy tickets online at: Comino ferry service or directly at a kiosk in Iċ-Ċirkewwa.
If you are travelling from the island of Gozo, you can take the ferry from the port of Mġarr, either of these options is fine, depending on your time and budget.
There are also many shipping companies offering excursions to Malta’s various islands, including Comino. Cruises are full or half day and often include a visit to the Blue Lagoon. Cruises usually depart from Bugibba harbour or Sliema ferry port, and ticket vendors can be found at the kiosks on the waterfront.
The most popular companies are Captain Morgan Cruises and its fleet of red ships, Saehorse Cruise or Luzzu Cruises. Although touristy, the cruises offer the advantage of touring Comino and allow you to see the entire coastline as well as the impressive cliffs.
If you are studying English in Malta, you don’t have to worry about the paperwork, the English language schools organise activities for their students and you can visit the Blue Lagoon with your classmates.
Where to eat in Blue Lagoon?
There will be plenty of typical Maltese fast food stalls, different types of drinks and if you want something more gourmet you can visit the restaurant at the Comino Hotel. Our recommendation is to pack something to your liking and have a picnic with your friends, it’s quicker and more practical.
Where to stay in Blue Lagoon?
Comino is an almost uninhabited island, but it is possible to sleep there. If you want to stay longer on the island, you will have only one hotel at your disposal – Comino Hotel & Bungalows 4*, it is a four star hotel, quite old and located in the bay of San Nicolas. Another option is to stay in the bungalows, located in Santa Maria Bay, a romantic place with an adventurous touch.