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On day 6 in Malta, Yayoi and I spent the whole day at the Blue Lagoon in Comino.
What a beautiful place! The island of Comino itself is extremely barren, but very picturesque – there’s a lot of small lizards running round everywhere. The water at the Blue Lagoon is a sparking blue (the clue’s in the name!) and extremely clear. Great for snorkelling! One thing to beware of is the current – it is extremely strong. I am a strong swimmer, but even I had difficulty crossing the lagoon and keeping in the direction I wanted to go.
Don’t bother with the boat companies in Sliema and elsewhere that offer trips to the Blue Lagoon – unless that’s your thing. Do it yourself, save money, and get there earlier than everyone else to bag a good spot for the day and see the beauty of the place before it becomes overrun. Take Bus No. 45 from Valletta to Cirkewwa and then grab a water taxi over to Comino. The water taxis go direct to the Blue Lagoon.
Yayoi and I set off early from Valletta, arriving at the Blue Lagoon about 9:30am, and got a perfect position right next to the water. We spent the whole day relaxing, swimming, and snorkelling, before heading back to Cirkewwa about 4pm. A really lovely day in a beautiful setting!