Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for great swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 15 best places in the world to take a dip.
Come on in, the water’s fine.
1. Busuanga Island, Philippines
Breathtaking beaches and crystal clear water to splash in.
2. Capri, Italy
Explore a magnificent blue grotto, or bask on the sand.
3. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
Little lagoons of natural wonder speckled down the Cuillin mountains.
4. Santorini, Greece
Take a dip in the big blue sea, with the sun on your back.
5. Gozo Island, Malta
Swim through the famous Azure Window, or stay in the shallows.
6. Kauai, Hawaii
Swim past the coconut trees, or watch the sun go down over the waves.
7. Kerala, India
Seek shade under a fishing boat, and cool your heels in the surf.
8. The Algarve, Portugal
Golden sand, clear water and striking surroundings.
9. Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park, North Western Australia
A natural spa pool in the middle of a National Park. Dreamy.
Swimming hole in gorge
10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Paradise for swimmers, and for everyone else too.
Overwater bungalows in Pacific
11. Hahei Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Fresh white sand, rolling surf, and a sea breeze. Perfection.
12. Pamukkale Springs, Hierapolis, Turkey
Soak your tired bones in stunning natural hot springs.
13. Lokrum Island, Croatia
Swim off the rocks on this serene island, or wallow in the lagoon.
14. Taormina, Sicily
Explore black sand beaches, or feel smooth pebbles beneath your feet in the waves.
15. Estany Primer, Andorra
A jaw-dropping glacial lake, in the Andorran Pyrenees.