The small island of Comino (just over 1 mi²) is ideal for swimming. Its extraordinary blue lagoon looks like a vast turquoise swimming pool and has nothing to envy of the southern seas. From Sliema (on the island of Malta), launches are used for excursions during the day. However, it is worthwhile staying a few days to take full advantage of the beaches of Santa Marija or San Niklaw. Do be sure to book accommodation beforehand though, as the hotels on Comino island are always full in the high season.
The most beautiful beach on the island is the one at Gahjn Tuffieha Bay.© iStockphoto.com / Andrey Danilovich
You can take a day trip by boat from the island of Malta if you fancy checking out the gorgeous coastline and coves here.© Jaroslav Moravcik / 123RF