Last summer, my family and I decided to take a day trip to the Blue Lagoon on Comino. Knowing it was going to be a particularly sweltering day, we wanted to make the most of it and relax by this legendary bay’s refreshing, crystal-clear waters.

Getting to the Blue Lagoon was easy enough. We headed towards the ferry dock in Cirkewwa, picking up some friends on the way. The boat ride itself was beautiful. The Mediterranean Sea glimmered in the sunlight as we felt the cool, salty spray of the waves on our face. We watched the Maltese coastline gradually recede into the distance, taking photos of the stunning scenery as the island of Comino came steadily into view.

As the boat pulled into the bay, we couldn’t wait to dive into the most beautifully refreshing turquoise waters we had ever seen. We were especially relieved to have arrived early, because despite it already being quite busy, we managed to find a comfortable spot on the shoreline before it got properly crowded later in the day.

We spent the next five hours or so swimming and tanning, enjoying the calming scenery and taking refreshing dips in the sea between sunbathing sessions. We rented some comfortable deckchairs on the rocks and an umbrella was included. An umbrella and suntan lotion are a must because there is no natural shade on the beach, and the heat can become quite intolerable in the early afternoon during the height of Malta’s summers.

The Blue Lagoon is also known as something of a snorkeler’s paradise, a shimmering little oasis of turquoise waters and vibrant marine life. Thankfully, we had thought to bring our snorkelling gear along with us. As we slipped into the cool waters, we were enveloped by the tranquillity of this peaceful underwater realm dotted with rocky caves and outcroppings. Colourful fish darted about, their scales glinting in the sunlight that filtered through the surface. The feeling of being one with the sea was truly exhilarating.

We were glad to find that the boat back to Malta left every half hour, which gave us the freedom to leave at our own pace. Our trip to the Blue Lagoon was a highpoint of our summer—the scenery, the crystal-clear waters, and the colourful fish are something that you can only experience in a place like this. If you are planning a trip to Malta, be sure to include a visit to the Blue Lagoon on your itinerary, it’s an experience that you won’t forget anytime soon.

Top tips for your Blue Lagoon trip

The Blue Lagoon is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Malta. This natural swimming pool with its crystal-clear waters is perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

So, if you’re planning to visit this stunning bay while holidaying in Malta, we’d highly recommend the following, so you’ll get the most out of your experience:

  • Plan to arrive as early as possible for fewer crowds and better swimming conditions.
  • Bring closed shoes in addition to your flip-flops to avoid slipping on slippery surfaces.
  • Consider renting a sun lounger or umbrella for all-day comfort, or bring your own umbrella for shade.
  • Wear flip-flops or water shoes when entering the water to protect your feet from rocky areas.
  • Bring a cooler to keep food and drinks fresh if you plan on bringing your own.
  • If you’re interested in snorkelling, bring your own gear to explore the underwater world, especially near the rocks where there is an abundance of fish and a cave to explore.