1. Bask in the Blue Lagoon
We’re willing to bet you haven’t seen a truly turquoise ocean until you’ve been to Comino’s Blue Lagoon. A shallow, sandy-bottomed stretch of heaven between Comino and the even smaller island of Cominotto, this idyllic spot is the perfect place to soak up the best of the Mediterranean's warm waters and even-warmer rays. Fair warning: it gets very busy, so go early (boats from Gozo or Malta begin around 8am), relax for a few hours, then take a walk around the barely-inhabited Comino and enjoy the island’s eerie abandoned village, hospital and fortifications before heading back to the mainland.