Comino Island Travel Guide

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    The Blue Lagoon
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    Blue lagoon Comino
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Comino Island Things to Do

  • Blue Lagoon

    The clear clean waters of the blue lagoon are second to none and this is the main reason why it is a must to visit it in summer. Unfortunately during the peak of summer it gets too overcrowded and full of boats. The beach is very tiny and Ioses a bit of its magic when its covered with umbrellas. Ideally its best to avoid the weekend. Other than...

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  • Amazing but not when it's too crowded!

    The clear clean waters of the blue lagoon are second to none and this is the main reason why it is a must to visit it in summer. Unfortunately during the peak of summer it gets too overcrowded and full of boats. The beach is very tiny and Ioses a bit of its magic when its covered with umbrellas. Ideally its best to avoid the weekend. Other than...

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  • Cominotto

    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 shores.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 walking around Comino, the tower became more famous when in 2002 it was used to...

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  • 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 earth...

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  • 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.

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  • Santa Marija Bay

    Santa Marija Bay is considered the second best place for picnics and swimming on Comino Island, after the Blue Lagoon.The Bay offers a good public beach and perfect waters for snorkeling and scuba diving. Comino Bungalows are also located here.

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  • Santa Marija Cave

    After an agitated boat ride to Comino, Santa Marija Cave seemed to us a real corner of heaven. And, if you consider the beauty of the serene cave's cyan waters and dramatic cliffs, it really is.Perfect spot for snorkeling and scuba diving, Santa Marija Cave can be also reached through a tunnel coming from St Marija Bay

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  • Discovering Comino Island

    From the ferry crossing the channel between Malta and Gozo, you wouldn't imagine how beautiful Comino island is. The tiny Comino with its natural caves and cliffs, a protected nature reserve, is today a paradise for all those who love swimming, snorkeling, diving or just hiking.

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  • Comino Island cliffs

    Probably the best way to see Comino's cliffs is by taking a boat trip around the island. The most impressive and tall ones are located on the eastern part of the island and, as we came by boat from St Paul's Bay, we had the chance to pass close to these cliffs.

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  • Blue Lagoon

    Its absolute fantastic!, the water is so blue, magnificient views! There is a small beach with sand, but its ofcourse overcrowded, you can also hire a sunchair at the pier, but I can tell you: you will never regret that you visited this tiny little Island. A swim in the Blue Lagoon is a must do thing!

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  • Walk around

    The sound from thousands of bees fills the air, the landscape is something like a half desert, its filled with caraway seed, or cumin, wich has given Comino its name. It is quite hot and there is not much shade to find, no trees around, so take my advice and bring some water with you.A small path leads to several directions, and you have discovered...

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  • Snorkeling

    The Water is crystalcleer and you will feel weightless in the water, its pretty cool to watch another person deep in the water, a very funny feeling, there is not much corals around and pretty much jellyfish so a swimsuit is recommended, but its alright even without one, a bit itchy ofcourse.

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  • Explore the caves

    Still turqoise waters & white sand trick you about the depths!!!This could go up to 50 meters but still with an excellent visbility.

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  • Here we go, lots of fish dancing around...

    From very small and lively ones, to the biggest fish that Ive ever seen swimming..and no jelly fish!! so enjoy snorkelling!

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  • Hanging around on the boat in the blue...

    Even from our lovely wooden boat, you could have spotted a variety of fish, dancing & playing in the crystal waters!

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  • Blue Lagoon

    There is not much to see on this tiny island, sandwiched between Malta and Gozo, but I guess if you come here, you really only come to swim in the Blue Lagoon.You can brink your snorkel, but there are not many fish to see. There are some that crowd around the boat looking for scraps of food from those lovely lunches served on board the boat (well...

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Comino Island Restaurants

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    by LotusV8 Written Jun 21, 2005

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    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)

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Comino Island Transportation

  • 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 could be more expensive than the ferry.

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  • 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.

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  • Boat rides to Comino

    you can find advertisments all around Malta where you can pay for rented boats to Comino Island.A good one is Yellow Fun - office in Buggiba is at the main square. They take you to Comino in the morning (you can start at 9 from Buggiba) and back at round 3. It is quite recommened to go as early as you can to avoid high peak of tourist boats and...

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Comino Island Warnings and Dangers

  • 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, and on the right side you will find a small company that drives between...

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  • 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 people to notice you. The ground there can be very rocky and spikey and the...

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Comino Island Off The Beaten Path

  • 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 buildings. The first of these, the Tower, is also the most visual one from the...

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  • 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.

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  • 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 beautiful.

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Comino Island Sports & Outdoors

  • 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 caves, which would be inaccessable unless you're a very good swimmer, or a...

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  • Scuba Diving

    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 Mediterranean Sea around Malta and Gozo temperatures average around 23ºC in summer and...

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  • 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 experienced swimmer don't try this!

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Comino Island Favorites

  • Comino

    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.

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  • 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 shade, so be careful of the sun.When the tour cruise boats, and the ferry...

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