Comino Island Travel Guide
Sports & Outdoors
Sports & Outdoors
Sports & Outdoors
Surrounding water of the island is crystal blue !
Busy at the weekend & at blue lagoon
In a nutshell
Great escape for a quiet reading a book type holiday
Cominotto or Kemmunett is one of the three uninhabited island of the Maltese archipelago and has a surface of only 0.25 sqm. The small wild Cominotto is located at a distance of 100m from Comino Island and from the Blue Lagoon, the bravest ones, can swim up to its rocky...
St. Mary's Chapel
The small chapel located on Comino is dedicated to the Return of Our Lady from Egypt and it is opened for weekend services only.Located near the police station and the campsite, the chapel was first built in 1618 but has been restored many times since then.
St Mary's Tower
St Mary's Tower, built by the Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt in the 17C, can be also seen from the ferry crossing from Malta to Gozo.The tower is located on the south-east side of the island, looking towards the ferry port at Cirkewwa. A good destination for tourists...
The Blue Lagoon
Pure white sand and crystal clear water surrounded by carved rock formations... the main reason why thousands of tourists visit Comino every year.The Blue Lagoon's cyan waters and marine transformed it into the most popular spot for divers, snorkelers and swimmers.Heaven on...
San Niklaw Bay
Located near the Blue Lagoon, San Niklaw Bay is the access point for Comino Hotels ferry and the single hotel located here offers also a small sandy beach for its clients.This is also a good starting point for a pleasant walk around the edge of the island's cliffs.
Foodlorrys: Fast food
You can buy some food from the lorrys close to the harbour and the Blue Lagoon, its not that expensive, they also have some beer and fanta,Cola etc...
Favorite Dish: Hamburger in bread was alright, they have hotdogs and sandwich etc....(and a Heiniken beer)
Written Jun 21, 2005
- Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Diving and Snorkeling
Boat trips from St Paul's Bay
A boat trip from St Paul's Bay to Comino definitely offers more possibilities to admire Comino's beauty. The boat passes near St Paul's Islands and runs along the rocky cliffs on the eastern side of Comino up to Blue Lagoon.The trip is recommended for an organized group as...
Ferries to Comino Island
To arrive on Comino there are regular ferries from Cirkewwa on Malta and Mgarr on Gozo.A fare takes around 20min and costs around EUR 5-.The stop on Comino is on San Niklaw Bay, at a short distance from the Blue Lagoon.
Boattrip from Sliema Harbour
They try to sell you a boatride to Comino and the Blue Lagoon from most of the harbours around and in Sliema, but it is very expensive and you will not have much time left for Comino after a long boatride. Take a Bus to north of Malta, the harbour with the Gozo Ferry line,...
Don't roam about alone!
When you go to Comino don;t roam about alone, always go with another person. The place is very safe and there are no dangerous animals however the place is very barron. In Summer it gets very hot and wandering alone on the island is not safe because it will be hard for...
Santa Maria Tower – Brief History
Most likely the name Comino originated from the cumin seed that was grown extensively on the island. Cumin seed was in high demand for its flavorings and medical qualities. Although this tiny island bears few marks of civilization, there is a small number of Historical...
Ferry to Gozo passing
Although from the ferry to Gozo, Comino Island doesn't look so near, from the island the ferry passing the channel looks really close and impressive.It's just great to swim in the Blue Lagoon and to see between the cliffs of Cominotto a huge ferry passing.
View of St Paul's Bay from the boat
Still inhabited by a fishing community at the beginning of the century, St Paul’s Bay, although dominated today by flat blocks, still maintained its picturesque features.The colorful Maltese ships are spread all over the small harbor and from the sea the bay seems even more...
St Paul's Islands
Another one of the three uninhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago, St Paul's Islands is the place where St Paul ship wrecked during his journey from Jerusalem to Rome. He is the one the brought Christianity to Malta and is the Patron Saint of the Islands.On St Paul's...
Kayaking around Comino
We took a half day kayaking trip from Mgarr Harbour in Gozo to Comino with Rugged Coast Adventures. It was fantastic and I would highly recommend it. You get to see so much more than if you're sat at the Blue Lagoon or whizzing past on a speed boat. We went into some of the...
The clear waters around Comino, its interesting seascape, underwater caves and grottoes and a profusion of marine life attracts scuba divers. The submerged coastline of this island is dotted with dark and eerie caves which abound with living marine creatures.The...
Swimming to Cominotto
Cominotto is only 100m away from Comino Island and the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon tempt everyone to swim up to its shores.Although its shore looks like a rocky sponge, on a small spot, where someone also put some umbrellas, you can walk.In case you are not an...
Hiking on Comino Island
The best way to understand the beauty of Comino Island is walking along the coast. The island has far more to offer than the Blue Lagoon, and a day spent around can offer plenty of natural surprises: wild rabbits, rats, snakes, beetles, ants and other animals can be admired...
Comino is a small island between Malta and Gozo. I did not put foot on the island this time, but that's how it looks from the boat on my way to Gozo.
A small place to swim/sunbathe
If you go by ferry to Comino Island, then you can see from this photograph that there is not a lot of room to do either.In the background you can see two mobile food/drink outlets, one of them is an ice cream van. You may also be aware from this photograph that there is no...
Explore Deeper into Comino Island