We have compiled a list of the 7 bluest waters in the world to help you find inner peace while enjoying some waves and sun. For the full list, visit Travel+Leisure‘s original article. These lakes, seas, beaches, and bays offer views in every shade of blue imaginable, from bright navy blue to the palest, clearest turquoise.
Islas de Rosario, Colombia
The Islas de Rosario are a small group of largely uninhabited islands off the coast of Cartagena. Mangroves line the white sand beaches, and the beautiful deep blue waters are home to Colombia’s largest coral reef, which is home to more than a thousand different tropical creatures.
This island nation, which is located between the Indian and Arabian seas, is well-known for its opulent resorts, which have bungalows situated over stunning blue waters and are surrounded by talcum-soft white sand beaches. In other words, it is everything a perfect vacation should be.
Blue Lagoon, Portland, Jamaica
Located east of Port Antonio, the lagoon is the ideal place to explore and refresh yourself in its cold waters, which are turquoise or royal blue depending on the time of day. It is an excellent place to cool off on a hot Jamaican day, as it is fed by both freshwater springs underground and salt water from the Caribbean Sea.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Visit Shark Ray Alley to snorkel with nurse sharks and stingrays, Hol Chan Marine Reserve to see eels, turtles and vibrant fish up close, or the Blue Hole to explore underwater caves.
Five-Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China
China’s Sichuan Province is home to this UNESCO World Heritage Site with spectacular waterfalls plunging into brilliant blue lakes. The crystal clear Five-Flower Lake is the park’s most famous attraction. The brilliant blue waters offer a window-like view of the bottom, where fallen trees have left a lace-like pattern on the lake’s floor.
Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
After stumbling through the gem-colored Baths, you arrive at the small, picture-perfect white beachfront Devil’s Bay. Just snorkeling in the crystal clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean or relaxing and enjoying the scenery is worth the effort of traveling here.
Palawan, The Philippines
Although Palawan is only a short flight from Manila, it seems like a faraway place. The sparsely populated archipelago consists of jungle-covered islands surrounded by stunning turquoise waters that are home to an amazing variety of lagoons, coves and undiscovered beaches. The waters are rich in fish and coral reefs.