Looking for a great place to while away a lazy afternoon swimming in clear Mediterranean waters? My Europe travel tip this week is to look no further than the stunning Blue Lagoon, just off the island of Malta.
This is truly a splendid place to enjoy a day of sea and sun. The transparent turquoise waters are dramatic against the rocky cliffs; the lagoon appears like a giant swimming pool.
Frequent boats depart from The Maltese port of Cirkewwa for the short ride to the neighboring island of Comino (population: 4).
Be warned that the limited space for lounge chairs and umbrellas – and you’ll need one under this sun – fill up quickly, so in peak season try to arrive early in the morning to enjoy the solitude before the boat tours arrive.
You can walk around the island on its many paths and enjoy the dramatic views down to the sea and over to the neighboring island of Malta. Although we didn’t stay there, there is one hotel located on the island. It’s the Comino Hotel and it looks like a nice place to stay if you want to get away from it all.
When the flag is flying over the cliff top St. Mary’s Tower, it means that it’s open to the public. Definitely make the walk up the rocky slope to see the largest of the Knights of Malta’s coastal towers.
Be sure to climb up to its lookout platform – the views below are breathtaking.
Enjoy your day at the pretty Blue Lagoon. If you are looking for other places of interest on a Maltese visit, be sure to take a stroll around the charming town of Mdina .