Imagine a tiny island surrounded by warm, crystal clear blue water, where no cars travel.  The island of Comino is only 3.5 square km (1.4 sq mi) and has only 5 full-time residents.  The Island has a long history: inhabited by farmers during Roman times, it was turned into a prison for errant Knights in the 16th century.  Now, it’s a popular destination for snorkelers and divers.  There is only one resort on the island, but water taxis depart hourly from the Mainland of Malta and the Island of Gozo.

Comino, Malta

We decided to spend our last day in Malta on Comino Island.  The owner of our villa told us that an area of the Island called the Blue Lagoon was a great spot for swimming, so we grabbed a water taxi and set off.

Comino, Malta

The boys were excited to have the boat to ourselves and the driver added to the excitement by driving really fast and catching some bumpy waves.

Comino, Malta

The Island is gorgeous!

Comino, Malta

The Blue Lagoon is a beautiful place to swim and snorkel.  You can rent chairs from deck attendants and relax on the small but beautiful beach.  It is incredibly crowded in the summer, but when we were there in November it was quiet and peaceful.

Comino, Malta

Comino, Malta

Comino, Malta

Comino, Malta

Comino, Malta

Comino, Malta

We caught the last water taxi of the day back to Gozo.  The driver gave us a short tour around the caves near the Blue Lagoon.  He told us they were hiding spots for pirate ships, which the boys found fascinating.

Comino, Malta

Many movies have been filmed on Comino including Troy, The Count Of Monte Cristo and Swept Away.

Comino, Malta

Our day on Comino Island was an amazing end to our glorious vacation in Malta.  Our only regret is that we only had one day to spend there.  Hopefully, we will return one day soon, so we can check out the resort.

To see more of Malta, check out our post Malta – A Photo Essay of Gozo.

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Malta: A Photo Essay on Comino