Close your eyes and envision that you’re drifting in warm, tropical waters. Surrounding you, the sparkling water is perfectly clear. It’s so clear, you can watch the brilliant fish fluttering and skimming for yards around you. The base is a few feet beneath you, however you can obviously observe it, even from over the shining surface. Uplifting news: this spot really exists. Truth be told, there are numerous spots on the planet that you can observe waters clear enough to be a wood sprite’s pool. Look at these main ten spots with fantastically clear water.
#10. Lampedusa, Italy.
Just below the tip of Italy’s “boot” you’ll find the Pelagie Islands in the lovely Mediterranean Sea. Lampedusa, the largest island in this archipelago is an ancient fishing village. Fishing is still the main part of the islands economy and tourists come here for the tranquil clear blue waters, and migrants come to find a better life.
#9. Jiuzhaigou Valley, China.
With over one hundred untouched clear lakes in the valley, it’s a great place to hike and take in the beautiful scenery. Each lake is unique and offers a different experience, showing off different colors than the last one. You can also discover the waterfalls, lake terraces and amazing wildlife (pandas included) in the Jiuzhaigou National Park.
#8. Valley of the Five Lakes, Poland.
Located in a valley in norther Europe you will find not one but five amazingly clear lakes. A popular spot to visit in the summer, we would recommend to go in the winter. If you’re lucky, you will see the clear water frozen over and it appears like glass, walking on it will feel like walking on water.
#7. Boracay, Philippines.
A tiny but unique and magnificent island in the Philippines archipelago. Once a quaint village of rice farmers, it’s now one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia thanks to this word renowned beaches and crystal clear waters surrounding the island. Even for the Filipinos it’s a holiday destinations, the scenery is truly out of this world.
#6. Blue Lake, New Zealand.
One of the clearest lakes in the country, it’s so clear a canoe will look like it’s floating in the air, the bottom of the lake bed is also visible. On the edge of the lake the vivid green algae and plant life compliments the turquoise blue reflection of the lake, making a truly magical, almost painting like atmosphere. It’s a small glacial lake but definitely worth the trip if you ever find yourself on the South Island.
#5. Lefkada, Greece.
This is one destination that should be on your bucket list. Located on the Ionian Sea, it is famous for having the clearest waters in the Mediterranean. The awe-inspiring cliffs rise high above the coast with some beautiful pristine beaches below. There are many watersports to try such as kitesurfing.
#4. Rio da Prata, Brazil.
For a lesser known and less popular experience than the Amazon, check out this river for a safer and amazing snorkeling adventure. You can start your journey hiking through the lush rainforest and then dive into the river. Here you’ll find pacú, dourado and tons of other South American fish as you make your way down this river.
#3. Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada.
Arguably Canada’s most famous and picturesque lake, Moraine even once made it on the $20 bill. It’s a crystal clear glacial lack fed from way up high in the rocky mountains. The mineral deposits and rock flour in the water create an incredible bluish hue not found in many other places. Be sure to canoe around the lake and admire the incredible scenery.
#2. Laghi di Fusine, Italy.
Across the pond over in Italy there is another lake that rivals Moraine in pristiness and beauty. Laghi de Fusine is best crossed by boat sipping a glass of Italian wine. Good luck swimming here though, as it’s also a very cold glacial lake year round.
#1. Grand Exuma, Bahamas.
Some of the most famous islands in the Caribbean, the Bahamas are famous for their beautiful white beaches and crystal clear blue water. Grand Exuma is one of the most popular where you can also swim with some of the famous wild pigs.