These are best Clearest bluest Water Spots in the Earth, Most Attractive & Beautiful Water Places in the World, Charming Water Wallpapers & Pictures, The world is full of places where you can find unsullied oceans, seas, and lakes to enjoy. Basking in the sun underneath a palm tree is the ideal relaxation destination to many. Visiting some of these places should certainly top your bucket list. Here’s a list of 15 places that have some of the clearest waters you’ll find in the world.
Aitutaki, Cook Island
This island is understandably regarded as paradise on Earth, not least because of its white sands, coral reefs, and crystal clear waters. Some sources suggest the island has been inhabited by the indigenous Polynesian population since at least 900CE, and its role in the infamous HMS Bounty mutiny has been documented by historians and movie makers alike. The island is renowned for its largely untouched beaches, and its awe-inspiring lagoon which is filled with perhaps the clearest turquoise waters you will ever see. The main island of Aitutaki in the north is surrounded by a series of 17 smaller islands (or motu); together, these islands form the boundaries for the lagoon. Probably the best view of the lagoon is on the south eastern motu, Tapuaetai (One Foot Island), where at low tides you can walk into the surrounding lagoon. Once you’re there, you’ll understand why Aitutaki was nominated as “the world’s most beautiful island”.
Panari Island, Okinawa, Japan
This quiet, largely uninhabited island is really comprised of two smaller islands, Kamiji and Shimoji. Also known as Aragusuku Island, this is the site of one of the largest living coral reefs in Asia. The waters are breathtakingly clear, and will offer you one of the most memorable diving experiences of your life. Most travel blogs advise that you hire a local tour guide to direct you to the best locations, as the prevailing conditions, such as the wind and tide, are important. One local islander, Kuroki-san, offers a touring service for small groups; and he promises to find divers and snorkelers the clearest waters in Sekisei lagoon, where sea turtles, manta rays, and the glorious colors of a thriving coral system await you. The island of Shimoji, with its population of around 10 people, will captivate you as you walk on its white sandy beaches, and marvel at its flawlessness.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
If you drive from California to the south side of Lake Tahoe, it is likely that one of the first things which will amaze you is its crystal clear waters. Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake on the Northern Continent, estimated at 1,645 ft (501km); and it is its depth that undoubtedly contributes to the array of lustrous colors of blue in the water, which makes the Lake appear almost effervescent on a sunny day. The northern and southern portions of the Lake offer different geographical interests, with the north being more rugged. Regardless of where you are, though, the Lake truly appears as a jewel nestled in the mountains. Much has gone into keeping the waters of Lake Tahoe pristine; and the efforts have been well rewarded. As the largest alpine lake in Northern America, It is very unlikely that you will find more beautiful waters than Lake Tahoe.
Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
This is really one of the most spectacular places in the world for coral reef systems and clear waters. Part of the large Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Cochinos Cays, as it is also known, is made up of two small islands and 13 small cays, or banks, of coral. The waters are fiercely protected by the Honduran government; and for this reason, the surrounding environment has remained pristine, regarded by marine biologists and ecologists alike as the least contaminated, and the most undisturbed coral reef in the entire area. National Geographic suggested “the waters are a dream”, giving you some idea of the nearly immaculate state of the Cayos. There are no roads on the island, which means no cars and also no bikes. The pace is slow, and there are few tourists, making it the Cayos Cochinos one of the most beautiful, untouched places to enjoy the sea at its clearest and finest.
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Culebra, or ‘Little Island’, is the last island in the Virgin Islands archipelago, and is known for its warm and beautifully clear sea waters, which average between 75F (24C) to 84F (29c) over the year. The surrounding sea is home to a huge and diverse eco-system of birds and other marine animals. If you travel to the largest cay, Culebrita, you will experience the whitest of sand beaches, and water with visibility that “is almost unlimited”, according to Puerto Rico’s tourist website. The coral reefs are regarded as the finest in the Caribbean; so, make sure you book a local tour guide, who will know the exact places for best viewing of ocean and reef life. Culebra still retains a relatively non-touristy feel to it. So, if you’re looking for crystal clear waters in which you can swim alongside spectacular marine life, you can do no better than this little island.
It may be a highly fashionable tourist destination; but Corfu nonetheless remains one of the best places in the world to find clear waters. Known as Kérkyra, the island is verdant and lush due to the extensive yearly rainfall. Corfu is also known to have some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, although certain locations are likely to be overrun with tourists. You might want to venture to the eastern side of the island facing Albania, where you will find pebbled coves; or try the western side of the island, which has a more extreme coastline, but also offers beautiful sandy beaches with breathtakingly clear waters. Once you view the beauty of the Corfu, you will understand why the island has become such a highly popular tourist location. If you want to avoid crowds, it’s best that you stay away from the island from mid-June until the beginning of October.
Cala Macarelleta, Menorca
The island of Menorca is one of three larger islands that makes up the Islas Baleares, or Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. Cala Macarelleta is on the south west of Menorca; and once you see its bay, you will probably be reminded of a picture postcard—such is its beauty. The bay is known for the fantastic myriad of colors, ranging from sky blue to turquoise; and its shallow waters allow the visitor options of scuba diving if snorkeling isn’t of interest. Although the beach is likely to be crowded during the summer months, if you visit during the off season, you will have the chance to experience all of Macarelleta’s splendor in a less hurried fashion. Locals say that the best views of the surrounding, pristine bay and its waters can be seen by walking between the two beaches of Macarella and Macarelleta.
This is truly a dream location for those who want unspoiled waters and white sandy beaches. The Maldives are an archipelago of 26 naturally occurring atolls, themselves made up of nearly 1200 coral islands and sandbanks. Set in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives have become a favorite for those tourists looking for crystal clear lagoons and coral reefs. The islands are surrounded by a lagoon, which is world famous for its startlingly clear water, and is home to one of the most diverse coral reefs in the world. For the best visibility and chance to see larger sea creatures, you are advised to try the outer atolls, although the entire area offers great underwater views because the coral reefs are so far from land. Most travel blogs suggest you go during January to April when the weather is more clement; and you’ll likely get waters with visibility extending to 30m (just over 98ft).
Here is a place that is steeped in ancient history and offers some of the most beautiful waters in the world. The modern city of Bodrum, located on the southern coast of Turkey was once the ancient city of Halicarnassus, site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The relics of that ancient time are still evident in the town; but the real attraction remains the astonishingly clear waters of the Aegean Sea, with its brilliant blue and turquoise hues. You can join any of the numerous scuba diving tours that are offered in Bodrum, and in the nearby coastal towns of Gumbet and Bitez. Alternatively, you can take a boat ride—either public tours or chartered—and peer into the wondrous waters of the Aegean. Remember, though, Bodrum is a very popular place for tourists, so some of its beaches are likely to be crowded during peak season.
To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa
Now here is a really unique way to enjoy some of the clearest, cleanest waters in the world. To Sua, or “Giant Swimming Hole” is accessible only by a ladder, so you will have to be motivated if you want to get to this Samoan landmark. Once you do, however, you will have an experience like no other. Located on the island of Upolu, To Sua is the result of volcanic activity, which left a 30m (just over 98ft) hole. The waters are an exquisite turquoise; and nearby, you can also find tide pools, blowholes and other natural delights. Testimonials from visitors attest to the thrill of swimming along with the vast numbers of tropical fish that populate the crystal clear water. There is a cave through which water continuously flows from the South Pacific Ocean; but you should avoid swimming through it unless you are a highly experienced diver.
Pupu Springs, New Zealand
Sure you have to travel some distance to get there; but once you do, you’ll understand why so many people rave about the extraordinary beauty of Te Waikoropupū Springs, or Pupu Springs as it is also commonly called. This is a site of profound importance to the Māori culture, being considered as a source for great spiritual healing. The floor of the lake is known to ‘dance’ near the eight primary vents, which discharge as much as 14,000 liters (3,698 gallons) of water per second. Pupu Springs offers an average visibility of 63m (just over 223ft), which is only bettered by Nelson’s Blue Lake in Tasman, making the spring a delight for divers. When you visit, you should remember that Pupu Springs are a taonga (treasure) and waahi tapu (a sacred place) for the Māori people; and you will have to get special permission to dive in its clear, untainted water.
Jenny Lake, Wyoming
Nestled in the Grand Teton National Park, this lake is roughly 12,000 years old, and is the result of glacier movement during the last ice age (glacial maximum). Jenny Lake—said to be named after a Native American, Shoshone woman– sits at the bottom of Cascade Canyon and not surprisingly serves as the heart of the Park, being fed primarily by the Cascade Creek and String Lake. The Lake is an extremely popular destination for climbers, hikers, and walkers, as well as those who enjoy water sports. This beautiful glacial lake is estimated to be 129m (423ft) at its deepest, and its waters are in pristine condition. In order to ensure the water quality of the Lake for the future, tests are conducted regularly in order to ensure that the Lake has not been affected by pollutants. This is particularly important given the huge numbers of visitors to the Park each year.
While the coastline of Croatia has become very popular of late, most people drive past this place on their way from Sibenik to Split. Sadly, they miss out on a delightful coastal town that has some of the most amazingly clear waters in the world. Situated on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Primosten is the historical site of a medieval town; and, you will appreciate the antiquity that permeates the streets. The town doesn’t have a great deal to offer if you’re looking for an adventure. For example, there is only one large hotel; and there isn’t much night life. But, Primosten has some of the most glorious, surrounding landscapes; and its clear waters will simply enchant you. Its 15th century church, the church of St. Juraj, affords you absolutely stunning views of the Adriatic. While Primosten may lack excitement, its coast and pristine waters will overwhelmingly impress you.
Cayo Coco, Cuba
Here is another island paradise with unspoiled seas, just off the northern (northeast) coast of Cuba. This part of the world contains a number of smaller and larger groups of islands, or archipelagos. Cayo Coco belongs to a smaller archipelago, Jardines Del Rey (King’s Garden), so named in 1513 after the King of Aragon and King of Castille, Ferdinand the Catholic. The surrounding coral reef provides the visitor with ideal conditions for scuba diving to depths of up to 40m (just over 131ft); and there are regular and frequent daily tours. The marine life is rich and varied; and the clarity of the water is so stunning that some websites suggest “you’ll feel like [you’re in] an aquarium”. If you don’t want to get into a wet suit and oxygen tank, the white sandy beaches will give you the opportunity to get your feet wet in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bonito Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
This delightful location has some of the clearest waters in the world, and is regarded as the top places to go if you want to see ecosystems operating at their best. The exceptionally pristine waters are largely the result of limestones that filter and purify the contents of the streams and rivers. The result is you will be able to enjoy waters that are so clear you can see as far as 30m (98+ft). There are tours and experienced scuba guides who can direct underwater excursions. You are best advised to visit during the rainy season, which spans December to March, when the plant and animal life are thriving and the waterfalls are bursting. The rainy season is also when the spectacular rivers in Bonito are at their highest. You will be hard-pressed to find anything more stunning than the underwater views you’ll experience as you snorkel in the Rio de Prata.