There’s just something about the water that calls to each and every one of us. That’s why people, no matter how hard they might be landlocked, always make it a special point to get to a nearby body of water every once in a while.
However, the most convenient body of water near you might not be the best! Sometimes, you really want to get out to a body of water that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Or, alternatively, you want to find the places in the world where there are waters just like the ones you see in travel brochures.
On this list, we’ve identified the 15 places in the whole wide world that have most beautiful, blue and crystal-clear waters you’ve ever seen. From South America and all the way out to Australia and New Zealand, these waters are some of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world.
Whether you’re dreaming about sunning on an idyllic stretch of sand or snorkeling with the underwater creatures, these are the 15 places you want to go for the ultimate in blue, crystal-clear waters. Let’s take a look!
1. Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
Aside from the luxury hotels in this travel hot spot, one will find some of the bluest and most crystal clear waters in the entire world.
2. The Blue River (Greenland)
Hey, it’s all in the name! But, if you want to see how pristine glacial waters can be, as well as how beautiful, then this is where you want to go.
3. Cayos Cochinos (Honduras)
The government of Honduras forbids fishermen from venturing into these waters, meaning they’re just about as clear and pristine as waters can get!
4. Navagio Beach (Greece)
You might be familiar with this beach by its other name, Shipwreck Beach… But the only thing you’ll be doing here is admiring the blue surf. Just gorgeous!
5. Primosten (Croatia)
Croatia is known around the world as the best place to go for European beaches, and this small town is a big reason why. You’ve got to see this!
6. Cala Macarelleta (Menorca, Spain)
This small little cove, which has rock cliffs surrounding, is usually not very crowded, meaning one can enjoy this location’s serenity.
7. Bodrum (Turkey)
The blue waters that lie beneath the ruins of ancient civilizations make this one of the most desirable places to travel to in the entire world.
8. Five Flower Lake (China)
Located inside of a beautiful nature preserve, the blue and clear waters of Five Flower Lake allow visitors to see everything that lies at the bottom.
9. Panari Island (Japan)
Located off the coast of Okinawa, the blue waters and diverse marine life of this hidden treasure may just rival #14 on this list!
10. Mo’orea (French Polynesia)
The crystal clear and blue waters of this French Polynesian hot spot are a big reason why newlyweds flock to this beach year round.
11. Bonito (Brazil)
The freshwater of this Brazilian treasure is teeming with wonderful aquatic life, making it a perfect place for diving and snorkeling.
12. The Blue Lake (New Zealand)
Swimming in The Blue Lake is expressly forbidden, but would you really want to disturb a sight as breathtaking as this? Yeah, we thought not…
13. Ko Phi Phi (Thailand)
If you’ve ever wondered where those beautiful location shots from the movie “The Beach” were taken… Well, here’s your answer!
14. Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
The blue clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, along with its beautiful coral formations, have long made this area a bucket list destination for travelers the world over.
15. Moraine Lake (Canada)
Canadians don’t want the rest of the world to know how beautiful their country is, and places like Moraine Lake are a big reason why… (Well, the secret’s out!)