Blue Lagoon Malta: The Jewel of the Maltese Islands

The Blue Lagoon in Malta stands out as one of the most beautiful locations among the Maltese Islands. It is a must-visit destination when exploring the small Island of Comino, known for its clear waters and stunning beauty.

Malta's Blue Lagoon is famous for being one of the most beautiful beaches, making it a top attraction for families, couples, or friends to enjoy or unwind in this sought-after destination.

In this complete article on the Blue Lagoon on Comino Island in Malta, we've covered everything for you – from the journey to insights into activities and expectations. Your adventure at the Blue Lagoon begins here, where every detail ensures your experience is unique and totally enjoyable.

About the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon in Malta, situated on Comino Island, the smallest of all islands, is a wonder that amazes those who visit with its exceptional beauty.

This stunning place is primarily recognised for its crystal clear water, white sand and scenic surroundings, contributing to its status as one of the most desired destinations among the three islands.

The Blue Lagoon raised its fame globally to an even higher level when, in 2004, part of the Troy movie starring Brad Pitt was filmed on the Blue Lagoon.

Being a famous swimming spot, Malta’s Blue Lagoon attracts thousands of visitors yearly to enjoy themselves in the joy of its waters and awe-inspiring landscapes.

The Blue Lagoon should be your top choice if you want a getaway in the Maltese Islands. It offers an experience that you will remember. Are you ready to discover some information about the Blue Lagoon?

How to Get to the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon and Beyond with Yippee Malta

Visit the spectacular Blue Lagoon Malta with Yippee Tours, your go-to for convenient day trips. Our day trips include pickup and drop-off from the main islands of Malta and Gozo, providing a hassle-free experience. Opting for the Gozo Tuk Tuk Chauffered Day Tour or Quad Bike Self-Adventure Day Tour allows you to pass by the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves (weather permitting) on your way from Malta to Gozo on our exclusive boat transfer. The Tuk Tuk (all year) tour also stops at the Crystal Lagoon during the summer months so you can swim at your leisure.

If you’d like to spend some time at the Blue Lagoon, our Sunset Tuk Tuk Tour and Self-Adventure Sunset Quad Bike Tour (available between May 15th and October 15th) actually stop there and allow for free time to swim in the bay.

Our packages include:

  • Sea and ground transport to/from your place of stay.
  • A traditional Gozitan lunch.
  • Visit the most popular attractions in Gozo.
  • All necessary gear with multilingual drivers.

Join us for a unique day tour of Gozo, stunning views, and a chance to swim at the beautiful Blue Lagoon on Comino Island. If you are a group of friends, a couple, or a family seeking the experience of a lifetime, these tours are for you.

From Malta

The most practical way to visit the Blue Lagoon in Comino yourself from the main island is by taking a ferry ride from the Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal or a motorboat from Marfa. Both services run from 9:30 am to 6 pm, departing hourly with approximately 25 minutes travel time.

For convenient access to the ferry departure points, use public transport such as bus number 41 or 42, passing through St. Paul's Bay. If you're heading from Sliema or other localities, explore more bus options on the Tallinja app (provided by Malta Public Transport on your app store of choice). In Cirkewwa, stop at your last bus stop, and in Marfa, take off at the l-Ahrax bus stop.

For those driving, note that you can't travel to Comino with vehicles like the Gozo Channel ferry. However, both Marfa and Cirkewwa options feature free parking lots depending on the season, especially during the peak season. Save the Marfa parking lot or the Cirkewwa parking lot for better navigation.

Visit the Comino Ferries website to purchase tickets online and want to reserve a spot in advance. Check the schedule before visiting the Blue Lagoon on Comino Island. 

From Gozo

A 15-minute boat/ferry ride from the Mgarr Harbour Ferry Terminal in Gozo to the Blue Lagoon is the easiest way to get there, and you can find providers at the harbour.

By Bus: Getting to the departure point by public transport is very easy by taking bus numbers 301 and 323 to reach Mgarr Harbour, with the last stop at the Gozo Channel Ferry terminal.

Driving: If you prefer driving, find three parking lots near the Gozo Ferry terminal: Mgarr Ferry Terminal, Mgarr Marina, and Marina Car Park. Availability varies with the season.

Taxi: For a quicker option, consider booking a taxi through ride-hailing apps like eCabs, Uber, or Bolt, or hail a traditional white taxi with a red sign on top.

If you're wondering about ferry options from Malta to Gozo, check out our complete Gozo ferry guide for all the details.

What to Expect

You should be ready to capture the beauty once you embark on your scenic trip to the Blue Lagoon in Malta, whether by ferry or boat. So be prepared for some exceptional scenery.

In the summer months, especially during high season, the Blue Lagoon has become one of the hugely popular spots on the Maltese islands, resulting in a crowded beach due to its fame.

Despite the influx of visitors, there are still beautiful spots, including small sandy beach areas, for you to discover. While the beach is mostly rocky, finding the perfect place may need some effort, depending on when you arrive at the Blue Lagoon.

Regardless, you can maximise your time by enjoying the water and exploring this beautiful destination.

Swimming Spots at The Blue Lagoon

  • The Small Sandy Beach (Where boats embark)
  • Comino Beach (Further Up)
  • Rocky Areas (A short walk from the Comino Beach)
  • Cominotto Beach (On the other side of Blue Lagoon)

Explore The Surroundings

Despite the size of Comino Island, this tiny island has various locations ready to be explored, so make the most of your day on the Blue Lagoon. Get ready for the stunning views of the Blue Lagoon that Comino has to offer.

Crystal Lagoon via Boat Trip

Discover the beauty of the Crystal Lagoon, located just south of the Blue Lagoon. While inaccessible to the water, this stunning spot offers spectacular views of the water and cliffs. Many private boat trips and charters gather at the Crystal Lagoon for the day, providing an option to the crowded Blue Lagoon and even offering opportunities for cliff diving.

San Niklaw Bay and Santa Marija Bay

The Blue Lagoon is mainly why people go to Comino. Still, other beaches, like the small bay of San Niklaw or the small sandy beach of Santa Marija Bay, shouldn't be missed. 

Santa Marija Bay, once home to the island's only hotel, is about a 45-minute walk from the Blue Lagoon to the island's northern part; both areas offer a different experience.

Although these beaches may differ from the beauty of the Blue Lagoon, they provide a perfect option to explore Comino Island further.

Santa Marija Tower

Another significant landmark in the southern part of Comino is the Santa Marija Tower, also known as St. Mary's Tower, built in the 1600s. This tower gained more fame in the film 'The Count of Monte Cristo' and is easily visible from the Malta to Gozo ferry.

Reachable by a 30-minute walk from the Blue Lagoon, this tower is a must-visit site offering incredible views of Malta and Gozo. The panoramic views of the sea and surroundings from the top of the stairs are unique and spectacular, providing a great experience during your exploration of Comino.

The tower welcomes visitors if the flag is flying and opens only on Wednesdays and weekends from April to the end of October, between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm.

Comino Caves

Exploring the Comino Caves along Comino Island is a must while visiting the Blue Lagoon on any boat trip. Comprising six impressive caves, including the Blue Lagoon Cave, Santa Marija Caves, Popeye’s Cave, and the Crystal Lagoon Tunnel Cave, these formations, sculpted by soft limestone, stretch over 40 meters, offering a lovely experience in the crystal-clear waters surrounding the island.

From unique discoveries to crystal-clear waters, these caves showcase stunning rock formations and vibrant fauna, creating a fantastic experience for those exploring the Blue Lagoon or the Comino Island on a boat trip.

Saint Mary’s Battery

Situated southeast of Comino, Saint Mary's Battery, built in 1715, serves as one of three surviving coastal batteries in Malta. This historic site was based to safeguard the South Channel of Comino and still houses a few original cannons.

Despite being abandoned as early as 1770, Saint Mary's Battery underwent restoration in 1996 and is now open to the public for exploration.

Discover the rich history of this coastal battery while visiting Blue Lagoon, Malta, and explore its importance in the context of the island's protection and maritime heritage.

Urban Exploration

The once-Comino Abandoned Hospital offers an excellent opportunity for enthusiasts of urban exploration and abandoned buildings planning to visit Blue Lagoon Malta. This abandoned hospital is one of the most significant historic structures on Comino Island, constructed by the British in the 1890s.

Initially serving as a quarantine site for British troops arriving in Malta from the cholera-stricken Levant, the Abandoned Hospital offers a glimpse into the island's historical past for those intrigued by urban exploration.

Things to Do

Snorkelling and Diving

If you love underwater experiences, the depths of the Blue Lagoon are a haven for divers and snorkellers looking for an adventure of a lifetime. Beneath the sea surface, you can witness the various marine life, and deep caves can be discovered. 

The shallow part of the Blue Lagoon is a good snorkelling spot for beginners. The diving conditions provide an excellent opportunity in a deep coral reef near the tiny islet of Cominotto – a must-visit location for diving lovers.

Water Sports

If you're interested in watersports, the Blue Lagoon offers various options for great sea adventures. You'll find a kiosk near the beach to rent kayaks, pedal boats, and jet skis. For those in more adrenaline rush, parasailing is also available for booking.


The circular hike is the most famous trail on Comino, starting at the Blue Lagoon and ending at the same spot. Signs and directions are available along the main pathways; however, you can take off the beaten track to explore more along the cliffs and the east side. The 7km trail is easy; however, having enough water to stay hydrated is highly recommended, especially during the hot summer days.

Useful Tips and Information

What to Know Before Visiting

  • Bringing cash with you is handy when heading to Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, as no ATMs are available. As the only vehicle-free island among the three, Comino depends only on sea transport, with no ground transportation options.
  • During the summer season, food trucks and beach kiosks offer food and drinks; however, it can get crowded, so consider bringing drinks and snacks with you instead. Unfortunately, these options won't be available during the off-season.
  • Space on the tiny sandy beach is very limited, so bring a large bathing towel or inflatable cushion with you to make finding a spot on the rocky shoreline a more comfortable experience.

What to Bring

When planning to visit the Blue Lagoon, sun protection is a must due to the high temperatures the Maltese Islands experience during the summer. Essentials like sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and, if needed, an umbrella to protect yourself from the intense heat are all good to have while visiting. The sun can be particularly harsh, with UV Index levels reaching 10+.

Continuous sunblock application is essential, and wearing a light shirt to cover your shoulders during hot weather is a good idea. Ensure you bring enough water, as only a few vans and kiosks sell food and drinks at the Blue Lagoon.

Pack your goggles for a day filled with snorkelling fun, or you can purchase them at the Blue Lagoon. Remember to bring light snacks for the day, consider swimming regularly, and seek shade when not in the water to stay cool.

If you plan to explore the Blue Lagoon's surroundings, sturdy shoes such as good sneakers or hiking shoes are a must, given the rocky terrain on Comino. Flip-flops are recommended for comfort if you spend the entire day on the beach.

In the hottest months, light clothes are fine. A light jacket may be considered for cooler months like autumn and winter, especially if you plan to spend the night and camp on Comino. Temperatures don't drop significantly, but strong winds can make it chilly.


Shower and toilet facilities are available at the Blue Lagoon Malta, which can be found just up the hill. These amenities comfort visitors during the day, especially when rinsing yourself before leaving.

A few meters away from the Blue Lagoon beach, lockers are available to store your belongings, ranging from small items like keys, purses, mobile phones, and laptops to bigger items such as sports equipment, backpacks, and suitcases.

These lockers put your mind at rest at just €5.00 per large suitcase or per locker for a full day while you enjoy yourself at the Blue Lagoon. Additionally, the service provides a charging station for your mobile phone or camera for free.

Accommodation on Comino

When planning your Blue Lagoon trip, it's worth noting that there are currently no hotels or accommodations on Comino Island. Although the Comino Hotel was once an option, it is now closed to make way for a future luxury resort.

For accommodation, the only available option is the Tal-Ful campsite. However, visiting the Blue Lagoon on a day trip and staying on the main island of Malta or Gozo is highly recommended. This ensures convenient access to the beautiful destination of Blue Lagoon while providing a range of lodging options on the neighbouring islands.

Safety Tips

??While visiting Blue Lagoon, it's important to note that lifeguards are present from May to October to ensure your safety. The swimming area covers the lagoon to provide a safe environment. However, it's essential to remain cautious, as the Blue Lagoon is open from both sides, and currents can be powerful on certain days, making it challenging for even experienced swimmers.

Always follow the instructions from the lifeguards and pay attention to the flags around the lagoon, as each colour represents specific conditions. A Green flag indicates normal and safe swimming conditions, while a Yellow flag signals safe conditions with attention needed. The Purple flag recommends being cautious about sea pests like jellyfish but safe for swimming. 

Do not enter the water when a Red flag is raised, and avoid swimming due to dangerous undercurrents and/or waves. A double red flag indicates that swimming is strictly forbidden because the sea is extremely dangerous.

These essential tips for a safe and pleasant experience at the Blue Lagoon ensure you stay informed and make good decisions regarding swimming activities.

What makes us the #1 Tour Operator in Gozo?

Embark on a sunset journey with Yippee Malta, the No.1 tour company in Gozo, renowned for crafting unforgettable day trips to Gozo, including other activities such as the Blue Lagoon and the Comino Sea Caves.

Our Sunset Tuk Tuk Tours and the Sunset Quad Bike Tours are designed to cater to various likes and are perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends. Even if you're tight on time, Yippee Malta has you covered.

Perfect for a swim in the Blue Lagoon, both tours are available from the 15th of May till the 15th of October which also include iconic destinations such as the Salt Pans, the capital city of Victoria, the Citadel and Ta' Pinu National Shrine, all in just one full day.

At Yippee Malta, we prioritise your convenience and comfort. Our services include pick-up and drop-off from the main islands of Malta and Gozo, ensuring a hassle-free journey. A traditional lunch with a glass of local wine is included to savour Gozo's authentic tastes.

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  • Our famous and highly-reviewed fleet of Tuk Tuks is brightly coloured and adorned with typical Gozitan patterns.
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What is the best time to visit the Blue Lagoon Malta?

The best time to visit the Blue Lagoon depends on your liking. If you want to soak up the sun and not mind the crowds, May to September is the best; however, if you feel a bit off-putting by the crowds and prefer a quieter pace while the weather is still warm, September to October is ideal.

Where is Blue Lagoon located?

The Blue Lagoon is located on Comino Island, just on the west coast between the main island of Malta and Gozo. It can be reached only by sea transport.

What are the facilities at the Blue Lagoon Malta?

The facilities at Blue Lagoon Malta are excellent, including renting equipment for water sports, storing luggage, restrooms, showers, food and drinks trucks, umbrellas and sunbeds, a charging dock station, and a nearby campsite.

Author: Norbert Bezzina

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