Created by nature or manmade, check out these 10 astonishing aquatic destinations.
- Zakyntos Island, Greece
If Heaven was a place on Earth, it probably would be the Greek island Zakyntos. With its picturesque white beaches and crystal-clear blue waters, the island attracts tourists from all around the world. It’s famous cove - Navigo beach - is a must-see if you ever happen to find yourself in Greece.
- The Dead Sea, Jordan
No swimming skills? No problem! The Dead Sea - which is actually a lake - is impossible to drown in. With a salinity of 34.2%, it’s one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth. You can just lay down and relax while floating on the water surface: the ultimate vacation experience.
- The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is one of Earth’s most outstanding natural wonders. The Reef is a home to thousands of different species of marine creatures. There are many ways tourists can enjoy the stunning beauty of the many reefs - helicopter rides, boat tour or even scuba diving.
- Wet 'n' Wild, Hawaii
Who doesn’t want to go to Hawaii? White beaches, blue waters and monumental mountains - a postcard-worthy destination. But that’s not all it can offer! Its world-famous Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark has all sorts of fun slides and pools for the adventurers of all ages out there!
- Siam Park, Spain
The Siam Park waterpark, located on the Tenerife Island, Spain is has been dubbed the best waterpark in the world many times and there is a reason for that! It is built in a Thai style and offers an array of exciting slides, a fantastic wave pool and a lazy river for the lovers of relaxation.
- Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the main attractions of Dubai’s best waterpark - the Aquaventure Waterpark - is its famous shark pool. The Leap of Faith ride takes you to quite the journey: a 7.5-metre plunge leading you into a clear tube that is submerged into a pool filled with sharks and rays.
- Pamukkale, Turkey
In Turkish, Pamukkale means “cotton castle” and this natural wonder looks just as awe-inspiring as it sounds. Its white travertine terraces filled with pleasantly hot water are the perfect natural pools for winding down on your vacation.
- Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
This nature’s phenomenon attracts tourists from all around the world with its otherworldly beauty. A chain of blue lakes linked by mesmerizing waterfalls situated in the mountainous area - like walking through an enchanted forest.
- Blue Lagoon, Grindavík
An outdoor geothermal spa with light blue warm waters, perfect for soaking into after a cold day in Reykjavik. Spending some time in the hot water also has health benefits as it’s rich in minerals like silica and sulfur.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums. It is a home to more than 600 species of marine life - from jellyfish and stingray to great white sharks and even penguins.