Keepin’ It Cool at Crystal Lagoon

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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. 

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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.

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

We loaded up the boat with beach bags, towels and water. By far the best way to arrive at the lagoon early.

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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.

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina KaziMalta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina KaziMalta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

Every now and again, dipping into small caves.

And jumping straight out of the boat into the azure waters to cool down.

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina KaziMalta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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.  

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

Every shade of turquoise and deep green shimmer playfully in the early morning sun.

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

Our boat pulls up the narrow bay and we wave our Grazzi and Saħħa’s to Brandon.

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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.

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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.

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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?

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

Just to wake up to feeling hot and sticky again and wandering off for another dip. Kick up heels in the glorious cooling waters. 
 
Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi
 
One thing is for sure – you won’t get bored with the views. So arrive early before everyone else gets there.
 
Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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

Malta Beaches: Crystal Lagoon / Blue Lagoon - Comino Island, Malta | Karoliina Kazi

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. 

Read more about our adventures from Malta!
The most amazing seafront hotspot in Malta, Baia Beach Club and the lovely historic town of Mdina.

22 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    1st March 2018 / 2:55 pm

    This reminds me of the time I went to Marseille and took a trip to the crystal coves there!! Man I miss the summer like crazy!!

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    • 1st March 2018 / 5:40 pm

      I’ve been to Calanques in Marseille, they were amazing as well! I hear you, its freezing in London…hrrrr.

  2. 1st March 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Woooow! Your photos are amazing! Love the energy and summer vibeeees! 🙂

    • 1st March 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you Sonja 💗 I can’t wait for summer!

  3. 1st March 2018 / 6:44 pm

    I cant get over how blue the water looks! So inviting and makes me want to just go jump in my pool and pretend to be here!!

    • 6th March 2018 / 10:14 am

      It was incredible, I’ve never seen such a white seabottom, like a swimming pool really.

  4. Jasmin N
    1st March 2018 / 8:47 pm

    That’s one of my favourite places in Malta😍 your post took me right back to there!

    • 6th March 2018 / 10:14 am

      So happy to hear that 🙂 Where in Malta did you guys meet?

  5. 2nd March 2018 / 5:58 am

    That crystal clear water is amazing! The flamingo is a nice touch. Lol.

    • 6th March 2018 / 10:19 am

      I know, it was very special! There was a little shop near the boat dock selling these inflatable flamingoes so we couln’t resist 🙂

  6. 2nd March 2018 / 8:25 am

    Wow the water is so blue definite must visit location need to talk to my other half soon 🙂

  7. 2nd March 2018 / 9:07 am

    it’s winter right now, so looking at these sunny pics makes me kind of nostalgic – summer where are you? 😉

  8. helenevlacho
    2nd March 2018 / 9:07 am

    Let the summer begin! I am so tired of the cold weather right and your photos make me wanna travel in any place sunny and warm! Great presentation dear!

    • 6th March 2018 / 10:19 am

      Thank you Helene! I couldn’t agree more 🙂

  9. 2nd March 2018 / 11:56 am

    Wow, those pictures are super gorgeous ! I can’t wait for summer vacation now ! 😀

  10. 2nd March 2018 / 5:34 pm

    This lagoon is like a dream. I have had no idea that Malta have such a beautiful place for swimming. It’s very relaxing 😀

  11. 3rd March 2018 / 2:56 am

    I love this lagoon! Your pictures always give me a sense of wanderlust. You must be having a blast going on all these trips.

  12. 3rd March 2018 / 2:44 pm

    These photos are gorgeous! The Crystal Lagoon looks incredible and I love the flamingo inflatable. Malta is definitely in my bucket list now!

    • 3rd March 2018 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you Samantha 😘 yes, the the seawater there was like a swimming pool, just incredible.

  13. 3rd March 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Oh wow that water looks stunning! I wish we’d have those turquoise colored lagoons in Finland too. Just seeing those pictures make me happy and calm, clear water is just too beautiful. And btw, you have make me add Malta to my to go list haha. 🙂

    • 6th March 2018 / 10:26 am

      I know there’s a place in Finland called Kiikunlähde which is a turquoise spring lake somewhere near Hollola. Thank you Nora, very happy to hear that I managed to get you excited for Malta 💛 xx

      • 6th March 2018 / 11:43 am

        Really? I should check that place out, sounds cool! 😃

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