Blue Lagoon In Malta
Sitting between the islands of Comino and Cominotto, the Blue Lagoon in Malta is one of the island’s most beautiful attractions. Whether you’re taking your holidays to Malta with the family or stealing some quiet time away with your better half, this spot ought to go right to the top of your list of ‘must-sees’. With calm blue waters, sugar-soft sands and a backdrop of rugged mountains, the Blue Lagoon in Malta is beautiful, tranquil and incredibly romantic.
Don’t forget to pack your camera; there are some superb photo opportunities and you’ll be left with some fantastic memories of your visit to this secret sanctuary.
Getting to the lagoon
Given the lagoon’s location, the only way you’re going to get there is by boat. It’s a great way to begin your adventure, and there are several options depending on who you’re travelling with. If you’re taking your Malta holidays with the kids in tow then the best bet is to catch the ferry from Cirkewwa harbour, on the island’s most northerly coast. The trip takes around 20 minutes and is ideal for larger groups. If there’s a downside, it’s that the last return journey takes place at 7pm, which means you’re unlikely to be able to enjoy one of the lagoon’s stunning sunsets.
However, if you’re taking a break with your partner, you might want to consider a more leisurely option. Chartering a boat from Cirkewwa is a superb way to soak up the scenery, and you can even stop off at a sun-kissed bay or two on your way to the lagoon for a spot of sunbathing. Some boats offer onboard drinks and dining options, so you can cruise across the Mediterranean with a cool cocktail in hand or while enjoying a laid-back lunch.
Alternatively, hopping onboard one of the tourist boats is a great way to enjoy the lagoon for a couple of hours, before setting sail for other destinations.
Families and couples
Families looking for a day by the beach have definitely come to the right place. In addition to powder-soft sands and glorious sunshine, the shore shelves gently into the water, making it ideal for those with little ones who love to splash about. The bay is patrolled by lifeguards, so there’s that extra element of safety for children and inexperienced swimmers.
However, if you want a little more from your holidays to Malta than the chance to top up your tan, the Blue Lagoon in Malta offers an array of watersports. Whether you like the idea of zipping across the waters on a set of skis, piloting your own speedboat, or prefer to do things the old-fashioned way with a set of oars, there are plenty of options.
Scuba divers and snorkellers will be rewarded with a dazzling display of marine life, from shimmering shoals of fish to brightly-coloured octopi. Take a boat out to the reef that lies along the lagoon and explore the incredible variety of sea creatures that have made their homes there.
For the romantically-minded, there’s even the chance to take a sunset cruise and watch the waters change from blue to red and gold, as the sun slips over the horizon.
Alex’s Cave is ideal for snorkellers. The cave takes its name from a conger eel named Alex, who has allegedly made it his home. However, it’s been a long time since he’s been sighted. Take a boat out to the south side of Mushroom Point, put your goggles on and splash into the warm, clear waters. Head west for a few minutes, following the reef and you’ll find the entrance to this outstanding attraction. Once inside, you’ll find a beautiful chamber about 20m long and 4m high. This part of the cave is above sea level, so you can climb out and take a quiet break.
If you want to explore the caves a little deeper, take torches, as things can get quite dark. However, if you’re up to it, do take a moment to turn them off and experience the beautiful blue light that gives the entrance an eerie glow.
The best time to visit the lagoon
If you want to visit the Blue Lagoon in Malta but aren’t sure when to book your holiday, our top tip is head here in June and August. These are the months when you’ll get the best of the sunshine, with temperatures hovering around the mid-20°Cs and peaking in the low 30s. However, this does also mean that you’ll be sharing the glorious scenery with other visitors.
If you’d rather avoid the crowds, consider booking your holidays to Malta in the seasons of spring or autumn, when the temperature sits between 18-22°C. Alternatively, if you want the summer sun, make sure you get to the lagoon early in the morning and explore some of the local sights before the crowds descend.