There are moments when you’re just not looking for a great journey where you’ll explore all kinds of cultural places, but you just want to relax in (or by) tranquil blue water. There are many places in this world where the water is just astonishing, and in this blog post we bring you some of them that we liked the most – here are 10 places with the bluest water in the world.
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Let’s discover some places with extraordinary blue water…
The Maldives are undoubtedly the most beautiful islands in the world. This magical archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean and it consists of more than 1000 coral islands. These islands are surrounded with crystal clear water that is so blue that will leave you breathless. Just imagine staying in one of those famous bungalows above that blue water! The beaches, lagoons, corals reefs and marine life of Maldives are really extraordinary – this is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving for sure.
Five-Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China
This extraordinary lake is located in the Jiuzhaigou National Park in China. Because of the Calcareous sediments on its bottom, different algae, colourful natural surroundings and the Sun, its water is so colourful – there are so many shades of blue and green, that it’s often compared to the feathers of a peacock. Someone once said (for a reason) that once you see the lakes in the Jiuzhaigou, you can never enjoy any other water.
If you’re looking for great blue sea waters in Europe – Greece is your dream destinations. Visit Lefkada island and find Egremnoi (or Egremni) beach on the west coast, and you’ll get to see the bluest seawater in Europe, contrasting the perfect white sand – just beautiful.
Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada
Peyto Lake is another extraordinary lake, in another extraordinary national park – Banff National Park in Canada. This is a glacier-fed lake, and that’s what gives it this light blue colour. The best view over the lake is from Bow Summit, and that’s the place where you’ll make some amazing Instagram-worthy pictures. It looks surreal, doesn’t it?
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes is a National Park in Croatia that is a true fairyland of 16 emerald lakes, bubbling waterfalls, and lush greenery and is definitely one of the country’s biggest pearls. Throughout the year, the Plitvice national park will welcome you with a number of wooden bridges and hiking trails meander throughout this exotic paradise inhabited by wolves, brown bears, and over 160 species of birds.
Palawan is the Philippines’ archipelago with 1,780 islands, surrounded by gorgeous, blue sea waters. These amazing islands are voted to be the best islands in the world, for two straight years, and once you get there you will have no doubts about that. Nature is amazing – there are various caves to be explored, cliffs to be climbed and the underwater world to be admired. Also, the beaches are extraordinary, the sea is so amazing and it’s the main reason to go there.
The Bahamas are the dream destination of many people, it’s known for its warm white sandy beaches, clear, turquoise waters and magnificent marine wildlife. If you’re travelling to the Bahamas, there is one place that you must see, and that is the pig beach, located on Big Major Cay – an island in the Exuma archipelago. Yes, that is the beach where you can swim with those cute pigs! Wouldn’t that be an epic instaphoto?
Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
Navagio, оr Shipwreck beach is a small cove on a Greek island Zakynthos, that is a very popular tourist destination. It’s where you’ll get to see a shipwreck and enjoy a day on a perfect white sandy beach in perfect blue seawater.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
This lagoon is something totally different from any other place on this list – this is geothermal seawater where you can relax and enjoy the warm water in a cold day. Besides being a very pleasant experience, this natural wonder is very good in case you have any skin condition, such as psoriasis or eczema, because of all the minerals that it contains. It is a bit pricey experience, but the water is really something special.
Seychelles, an archipelago with over 100 islands, are known for their amazing white sandy beaches and perfect blue seawater. Every one of these islands has something unique to offer – tropical forests, isolated beaches, endemic species and unique cultural heritage. What is most interesting is the fact that most of these islands are totally uninhabited.
There are so much more amazing beaches with blue water, these are just our top 10. Feel free to let us know if we missed any important ones – we are looking forward to exploring them.