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Welcome to Comino

Comino

Comino is one of the islands in the Maltese Archipelago. It is the smallest inhabited island of the Maltese islands with a grand total of 4 permanent inhabitants, as well as an hotel which caters mostly for overseas visitors. Comino is famed for its Blue Lagoon which offers crystal clear waters for swimming in.

Information & Facts

Getting Around

Comino is located in between Malta and Gozo and can be reached by a regular ferry service leaving from Ċirkewwa (on the north-western tip of Malta - the same place that the much larger ferries to Gozo depart from) or from Mgarr in Gozo. The Comino Hotel also offers a shuttle service for its guests. Sailings are irregular - check with the Comino Hotel.

Many tourist boats from both Malta and Gozo head for the Blue Lagoon on a daily basis. Some smaller craft use a landing platform halfway between the Blue and Crystal Lagoons, which can be an energetic walk and perhaps best missed if you are not keen on walking on rough tracks.

There are thankfully only 2 or 3 cars on Comino, belonging to the hotel and locals, if you're staying at the bungalows there is a minivan to shuttle you back and forth to the hotel itself. You can rent mountainbikes if you are staying at the hotel. This is a pleasant way to explore but not entirely cheap. Otherwise, Comino is only 2.5km by 1.5km in size, so you can hike around the whole island in an hour or two.

Sightseeing

Comino was for a long time uninhabited and was used by corsair pirates as a resting place until in the 17th century the Knights of St. John constructed the Santa Maria Tower to secure the island. This tower is in use as a museum. It's set in a very impressive location on a clifftop and seems more like a midsize fortress until you approach it and realise it's rather small. During the British reign a leprosy colony was established on Comino because of its remote location; it was abandoned and its building is now used by the locals as convenient housing.

The only other sights are the Blue Lagoon, and being a Maltese Nature Reserve, the island's environment is also something worth a visit.

 
The hotel is idyllically situated overlooking San Niklaw Bay on the beautiful island of Comino, where it is the centre of activity. There is a crystal clear sea and provides two private sandy beaches for the exclusive use of its guests, as well as two..
This 4-star hotel in Comino is centrally located. The hotel enjoys a beachfront location. Guests can benefit from the seclusion of the hotel's private beach. The main attractions are St Mary's tower erected in 1618 and the cyan waters of the Blue Lagoon,..

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Comino Hotel

Comino Hotel

Half-Board

 for 7 Nights

From Manchester

From £364
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