A boat trip to Comino

With an area of just 3.5 square kilometres, Comino can easily be overlooked.

We strongly recommend a day trip to this small but charming island which is just a short boat ride away from Malta or Gozo. Although largely uninhabited, in summer it’s one of the busiest hotspots as people flock to Comino to discover the many wrecks and caves that are scattered around the island and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Although sometimes overshadowed by the Blue Lagoon’s popularity, Santa Maria Bay and St Nicholas Bay are two equally beautiful swimming spots with sandy beaches.

The island’s most prominent building is St Mary’s tower, which dates back to 1618 and was built by Grand Master de Wignacourt. The tower was part of a network of towers built by the Knights to facilitate communication and defense across the Maltese archipelago. The edifice also enjoyed its 5 minutes of cinematic fame as it doubled as the Chateau d’If in the film The Count of Monte Cristo.

To sample some of the beauty Comino has to offer, before planning a visit to the little gem, we invite you to watch the below documentary, which was produced with the support of the Malta Airport Foundation.