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 are many fast food options on Comino, with most of them located at the Blue Lagoon disembarkation point. Stands, in the style of “Food Trucks,” offer food and drinks, including the iconic pineapple cocktails. However, do not expect fine dining or restaurants where you can sit down.
If you are exploring the island of Comino, always remember to bring something to hydrate yourself. There is no dining option in the heart of the island. The sparse vegetation on the island provides very little shade, and the heat is quickly felt regardless of the season.
Where to stay in Blue Lagoon?
Dreaming of sleeping at the Blue Lagoon? It may be complicated. Currently, there is no accommodation available on the island of Comino except for the small area of Tal Ful camping. However, please be aware that the authorized area for “semi-wild” camping is very limited (places are scarce), it is not equipped except for toilets, and numerous rules must be followed.
For travelers looking for a hotel on Comino, you will need to wait a bit longer. The “Comino Hotel,” which was once the only hotel on the island, is now closed. A resort and spa, the “Six Senses Comino,” is currently under construction on the Blue Lagoon island, but it will not open its doors until 2027. The hotels in Cirkewwa are currently the closest to the Blue Lagoon, but they are still located on the main island of Malta.