For whatever reason, there’s one activity that’s practically synonymous with taking a vacation, and that’s going swimming. There’s just something about getting away from home and getting out on the water that can really help to clear your head and create an aura of relaxation and calm.
While the average hotel pool will give people enough of the swimming experience that they crave, there are some who want even more. For these folks, it’s an absolute travel necessity to visit various places, looking for the most beautiful places to go swimming.
On the list below, we’ve collected what we think are the 15 most awesome places in the entire world to go swimming. So, if you’re looking to have a swimming experience that you and yours won’t soon forget, then check out the list. Even just looking at pictures of these amazing swimming holes is relaxing!
1. Cayo Coco (Cuba)
Now that the United States and Cuba are on their way toward repairing their relations, it might be a good time to check out Cayo Coco!
2. Tulum (Mexico)
When you pick your head up from the surf, you can check out the cliff sides and the Mayan ruins that hover overhead.
3. Macarella Beach (Menorca, Spain)
This little cove may be tiny, but its unrestrained beauty and beautiful waters make it a must-see spot.
4. Calanque de Sormiou (France)
A small lake amid the French countryside, Calanque de Sormiou is so beautiful you might not even believe that it’s real.
5. Gardner Bay (Galapagos Islands)
Powder white sand and beautiful light blue waters, what’s not to love? The added bonus is the wildlife, such as the seals you might see.
6. Horseshoe Bay (Bermuda)
You’ve heard about the pink-sand beaches of Bermuda, so why not see them for yourself in Horseshoe Bay?
7. Linapacan Island (Palawan, Philippines)
Although remote, the crystal clear waters of this Philippines treasure make it an ideal place for snorkeling.
8. Kalami Beach (Corfu, Greece)
Forget about Club Med! If you really want the Mediterranean experience, head to this small beach that sits below gorgeous olive groves.
9. Lake Louise (Alberta, Canada)
You might need to bring your wet suit if you go swimming, but you likely won’t notice the cold waters given how beautiful the surroundings are.
10. Crater Lake (Oregon)
How many opportunities does one truly have to say that they’ve swam in the crater of a meteor strike? Do it!
11. Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
When people think of the ideal beach and swimming vacation, they often think of Bora Bora. Believe us when we tell you that this is for good reason!
12. Primosten (Croatia)
You might not think of beautiful places to swim when you think of Croatia, but Primosten will change all of that!
One of the most exclusive and beautiful resort areas in the entire world, the beautiful warm waters are a big reason for the popularity.
14. Aitutaki (Cook Islands)
White sand and clear blue waters are the hallmarks of this Cook Islands treasure. But, keep your eyes on the waters, because there are beautiful tropical fish to spot!
15. Blue Lagoon (Iceland)
One of the world’s largest natural hot springs, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as bathing here while enjoying a drink.