There is something about the tranquility of a crystal-clear body of water that helps even the most stressed out person relax. Considering 71 per cent of our planet is covered in water, finding the perfect spot for you to unwind may seem easy. But finding the most perfect spot – the one with the clearest waters in the world, may be a little tricky. That’s why we’ve done our research for you and narrowed down the top 10 places to visit that offer the clearest waters from around the world.
1. Clearest Waters in Bonito, Brazil
This town, located in the interior of Brazil, has been called the Caribbean of the central west because of the clarity of its water. The ground has large amounts of limestone that actually forms a natural filtration element, leading all impurities to be deposited in the river bed. It is also filled with a variety of marine life, which makes Bonito one of the best freshwater diving and snorkelling areas of all time.
2. Cala Macarelleta, Menorca, Spain
It’s believed that this is the most beautiful beach on the entire island of Menorca, mainly because of it’s turquoise water and sandy beaches that are surround by greed trees and rugged rocks, which offer warmth during the colder months. If you visit this area you can ensure you won’t be overcrowded by visitors since the cove has a limited amount of visitors each day.
3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
This place is home to several luxury resorts that sit high above the water on stilts, making it easy to take in the beauty of the island’s clear, turquoise water. You can also walk down to the beach and get up close to the water while lying on the white sand that surrounds it. It’s easy to see why this island attracts tourists from all over the world every year.
4. Five Flower Lake, China
This unique lake is part of Jiuzhaigou Valley, one of China’s nature reserves and national parks. The shallow lake is so clear it lets visitors see all of the ancient tree trunks that have fallen into it over the years. It’s most beautiful to visit when the trees around the lake change color, allowing the lake to reflect all of the colors.
5. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
The Phi Phi island consists of two large islands – Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh – along with several other smaller ones. What makes these bodies of water so special is their clarity, as well as the limestone karsts that pop out from the sea. It’s so famous that the movie The Beach, was actually filmed here.