Nestled between the islands of Malta and Gozo is the tiny and picturesque island of Comino. At 2km by 1.7km, this idyllic little hideaway is the ideal choice if you are looking for a peaceful and secluded escape. The whole island is completely car-free and other than guests of the hotel, there are only a handful of residents.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, similar to that of Southern Italy or Southern Greece. Spring and Autumn are probably the best time to visit when the Island is less crowded and The Carnival in February and over Easter and Christmas are great times of year to see the Island’s colourful culture in full swing.
Comino's main attraction is the Blue Lagoon, a sheltered cove on the western side of the island. With its pristine white sand and turquoise waters, it's one of the most serene spots in the Mediterranean. It's the ideal location for swimming and snorkelling and a haven for divers who come to take advantage of the clear waters teeming with marine life.
Comino is also rich in wild flora and fauna and is the perfect choice for nature lovers. The whole island is a protected nature reserve and bird sanctuary and from most points on the island, you can enjoy completely uninterrupted views over the surrounding landscape… a complete panoramic view in every direction. A network of paths and sandy tracks meander over the lush green cliff tops and headlands, all leading down to the stunning shoreline and its several hidden beaches.
As well as The Blue Lagoon, Santa Maria Bay is a popular beach to visit in Comino. Its shallow bathing waters and postcard appearance make it the perfect beach for ultimate relaxation.
Comino’s coastline features lots of rocky beaches to explore. St Nicholas Bay is another beautiful beach to discover and spend the day at.
There are a number of restaurants to visit near the Blue Lagoon, like the Ke-Gusto Malta (which has gluten-free options) and Bancinu Restaurant. The Santa Marija Bay Eatery has also received great reviews.
Most of the pubs and bars can be found near the popular mainland resorts. While there are a number of eateries here, for the livelier nightlife scene, you’re better off hopping on a ferry to the mainland of Malta.
Comino is the perfect place to really get away from it all and you'll find yourself far from the hustle and bustle of the popular mainland resorts. As well as relaxing, you may want to take advantage of the island's dive centre or take a walk to the small chapel and St Mary's Tower. For those days when you fancy something different, you can simply take a short boat ride either to Gozo or to the mainland of Malta.
Snorkelers, divers, ramblers and windsurfers will be in their element in Comino. The watersports on the beaches will keep some busy whilst hikers will appreciate the natural smells of the Island.
Access to Comino is by ferry only.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, similar to that of Southern Italy or Southern Greece. In the summer there is up 12 hours of sunshine a day.