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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16 Comments

  1. Gosh this looks so beautiful and perfect. We haven’t taken our kids to Europe yet but are really looking forward to it. So much to discover!

  2. Wow stunning, I’ve always wanted to go to Malta and here is some stunning imagery of why I should. The water looks dazzling

  3. Comino Island looks like a great day out when visiting Malta. Your boys look like they are definitely enjoying the Blue Lagoon. I like the idea of doing a tour of the area caves. Looks like so much fun.

  4. I’ve never heard much about Malta until recently. I’ve been seeing lots of pictures lately and it’s making me really want to visit asap! The water looks amazing and the kids seem to have enjoyed it!

  5. Just spectacular! It must have been awesome to discover such a remote and beautiful place to hang out for the day. The pics tell a wonderful story. Cheers!
    — JR

  6. What a beautiful beach and so much soft golden sand. Not too many people about either – I didn’t know about this little island until now. I’ll definitely spend a day there when I go back to Malta.

  7. Sounds like a great destination for a day trip! Is the location busy? or pretty secluded?

  8. Comino Island is so picturesque. The pictures are so stunning, they bring alive the beauty of the island in all its vivid colours.

  9. A perfect destination for the whole family. I think I would spend the entire time here snorkeling ..the water really looks amazing. Loved all the pics

  10. Lexa Hennesy Reply

    Wow, this is truly an awesome for family travel, living in a tiny island surrounded by warm and clear water, you will truly expect us to swim and have fun together. And thanks for the trivia also about Comino Island. Before going to this site I also read about exciting travel ideas for family and please allow me to share it here: https://ecophiles.com/2017/01/11/wildlife-volcanoes-reinventing-family-travel-with-epic-adventures/ and Comino Island is definitely a great add on their list.

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