71% of our planet is covered with water, from oceans to mountain lakes and jungle lagoons. Over time, the names and boundaries of these bodies of water have continuously changed to reflect political, geographical, and historical occurrences. No matter their current names or in whose territory they lie, these blue waters still attract visitors year after year due to their crystal-clear nature and vibrant blue appearances — and as long as they’re well cared for, they’ll continue to do so for years on end:
1.Big Major Cay, Bahamas
For one insanely blissful experience, head 30 miles southeast of Nassau (the capital of the Bahamas) to the Exumas archipelago. This string of islands is surrounded by water so clear and blue you’ll hardly believe your eyes. The Caribbean’s legendary water achieves this picture-perfect look in part because of plankton and sediment. If swimming with pigs takes your fancy then such delights are possible. Guests staying at Royal Plantation Island, at Fowl Cay can take a boat out to Big Major Cay and head to the southernmost beach – Pig Beach.
2.Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park, and lies in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s been voted the world’s top eco-friendly beach, and Queensland’s cleanest beach. The water looks even bluer when contrasted with the beach’s sand – some of the whitest in the world. When you’ve had your fill of swimming in the idyllic waters of Whitehaven Beach, you can book a spa day or a boat tour in Shute Harbour.
3. Moraine Lake, Canada
Nestled in a spectacular valley in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Moraine Lake Lodge provides the ultimate romantic getaway for those seeking a luxurious escape for a honeymoon, anniversary, hiking experience, or a relaxing vacation. You can explore all the stunning landscapes of the lakes or take short drives to spectacular sites like Lake Louise and the picturesque town of Banff.
4. Navagio Beach, Greece
On the north west coast of the Greek Ionian island of Zakynthos you will find Shipwreck Cove or Smugglers Cove also called Navagio Beach which is probably the most famous beach in Greece and can only be accessed by boat but is well worth the trip. Zakynthos Island is a place where there is a lot to see and a lot to do- hiking, scuba-diving, swimming are just some of the tips we can give you. This is a wonderful choice if you are looking for a holiday to remember.
5. Blue Lake Cave, Brazil
Blue Lake Cave (AKA Gruta do Lago Azul) is located in the small southern Brazilian town of Bonito. Descend into the cave through a downward sloping entrance and you’ll arrive at the lake that has astonishing depths of more than 200 feet. The deep blue of the lake itself is from a high magnesium content and the rays of sunlight that manage to reach the water through an opening in the rock above. The whole picture is really hard to forget.
6. Crater Lake, America
If you aspire to be one of about 500,000 people who trek to Crater Lake National Park each year, chances are you’ll try to spot its strikingly blue lake during one of just three or four months when there isn’t snow on the ground. But the area has more than liquid assets. Located in southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park’s 183,224 acres are filled with evergreens, old-growth forests, and volcano remnants. Here are 15 more highlights from Oregon’s only national park. Crater Lake is not a crater but an ancient caldera. Calderas are bowl-shaped depressions that form after a volcano erupts and expels most of its magma. Without the magma, the earth around the volcanic vent loses structural support and collapses inward, creating a bowl shape, according to National Geographic. A crater, in contrast, is the result of the earth around the volcanic vent exploding outward.
7. Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole, located just 100 kilometers (60 miles) off the coast of Belize, is an underwater sinkhole that researchers believe is the largest of its kind. The Great Blue Hole is a world-class destination for recreational scuba divers attracted by the opportunity to dive in crystal-clear waters and see myriad species of marine life including tropical fish and spectacular coral formations as well as nurse sharks, giant groupers, and several types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark.
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