Staying cool in the hot July weather has become something of a game here in Malta. As soon as the sun comes up, we go from shore to shore, stopping to dive into the azure waters to cool down. Only to feel hot again shortly after.
Of course, in Malta, the ideal spot is the Crystal Lagoon, also known as Blue Lagoon. In order to reach our lagoon early in the morning, we hopped on board a speedboat from the private beach of the Ramla Bay Resort Hotel in Malta’s northern shore.
We loaded up the boat with beach bags, towels and water. By far the best way to arrive at the lagoon early.
Only the seagulls and our handsome captain, Brandon, keeping us company, we navigated between the majestic Maltese Islands and their rocky shorelines that drop into the Mediterranea Sea.
Every now and again, dipping into small caves.
And jumping straight out of the boat into the azure waters to cool down.
As soon as the boat approaches the Crystal Lagoon in the island of Comino, you can’t help but stare at the jaw-dropping, diamond-like sparkling aquamarine water.
Every shade of turquoise and deep green shimmer playfully in the early morning sun.
Our boat pulls up the narrow bay and we wave our Grazzi and Saħħa’s to Brandon.
The only word that truly sums it up is breathtaking. The crystal clear waters that reflect the blue sky, still carrying last few drops of the gentle morning mist. The soft white sand in the seafloor that makes the bay appear almost like a giant pool. In the distance, a few yachts resting in the gentle waves and all around you, a rocky coastal wilderness that calls for a morning spent playing in the water and cooling off with it.
There is a real sense of escapism arriving so early in the morning. It almost makes you will feel like a castaway on paradise island.
Who wouldn’t want to spend a day spent lazing in the sun on gorgeous candy striped-deckchairs? Dipping your toes into the soft white sand and playing to your heart’s content with your friends in the cyan coloured seawater? Take naps under your umbrella?
Eventually, feeling cool, salty and freckled we waved our goodbyes to the island. It was the perfect Mediterranean escape.
CRYSTAL LAGOON COMINO ISLAND
Comino, Malta | website
There are tons of boats and ferries that bring people to Comino Island, however, I’d recommend getting a private charter boat, the company we booked with was Bluewaves Watersports. You can arrive early, avoid most of the crowds and enjoy the water instead of being stuck on shore.