Want to Connect With the Beauty of Nature? Discover the Bluest Waters in the World

From the hot baths of Iceland to the turquoise beaches of the Caribbean, some beautiful bodies of water attract more tourists than others. While coral reefs can make some waters clear, natural sediments can make some appear murky. The so-called blue waters get their beautiful color from blue light wavelengths from the sun. You’ll be shocked that these natural scenes are not paintings. In this article, we’ll explore five of the bluest waters in the world.

To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa

Located in the South Pacific, this natural wonder is often referred to as the ‘Giant Swimming Hole.’ If you’re up for some activity and adventure, this is a suitable place to spend your time.

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Outside Lotofaga village on Upolu island, you’ll hike through a lush forest in the lava fields to get to the clear, greenish-blue water. A climb down a steep ladder, or, if you’re courageous, a quick jump, will get you in the swimming hole. The 100-foot-deep hole never dries up.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

This park is located in the heart of Croatia, about two hours from Zagreb, the capital city. Since 1979, the forest has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features 16 turquoise blue lakes.

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There is a wooden walkway that gives visitors the chance to wander beside and even over the tops of the lakes and waterfalls. Although swimming isn’t allowed in the lakes, you could head to the nearby Dalmatian Coast for a swimming experience.

Crater Lake, Oregon

Thanks to the blue waters that fill the caldera of the sunken Mount Mazama, Crater Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S. At 1,943 feet; the lake is also the deepest in America.

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Swimming is only allowed at the access point on the Cleetwood Cove Trail, which opens in late June. However, you can bask in the beauty of this natural wonder by walking along the Rim Trail.

Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada

Situated in Banff National Park, this sky-blue lake is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in Canada. The icy meltwater and silt from the Wapta Icefields and the Peyto Glacier give the lake its mesmerizing color.

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To get the best view of this stunning lake, head over to the Bow Summit close to Alberta’s Lake Louise. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could hike down to the lake and the glacier- and rejuvenate your muscles at Banff’s natural hot springs.

The Maldives

Tucked in between the Indian and Arabian seas, the Maldives is surrounded by the clearest waters in the world. It is a perfect destination for a relaxing exploration- you can spend days simply exploring.

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The island nation features luxurious resorts with bungalows positioned over the blue waters. You could spend the day exploring the soft, white-sand beaches, relaxing in one of the famous spas, exploring the coral reef, or going to an underwater playground.

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