Sun, Jul 17, 2016  

10 Of The Clearest Waters On Earth


The world is full of places where you can find unsullied oceans, seas, and lakes to enjoy. Basking in the sun underneath a palm tree is the ideal relaxation destination to many. Visiting some of these places should certainly top your bucket list. Here’s a list of 10 places that have some of the clearest waters you’ll find in the world.

 

#10 Dravuni Island, Fiji

 

Imagine a place of absolute quiet…  The only sounds are the stir of a light breeze and the quiet drawing in and out of tiny ocean waves from crystal clear turquoise water.  You are standing on a nearly endless stretch of white sand.  A brilliant blue sky with puffy white clouds hangs overhead and coconut palm trees provide ample shade and cover from a warm and penetrating sun.  Welcome to Dravuni Island, Fiji.

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#9 Costa Smeralda, Italy

The Costa Smeralda is a magical mix of sun, sea, music and glee that you'll find hard to resist.Located on Sardinia's northeastern coast between the Gulfs of Arzachena and Cugnana, the Costa Smerald or Emerald Coast owes its name to its particular  hue of sea and to the chromatic variations of its trasparent waters that wash up on the labyrinth of granite rocks to form enchanting scenes and panoramas.

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#8 Temae and Teavora, Moorea, French Polynesia

Two beaches, blending together along the east coast of impossibly-lush Moorea, have distinctively different characteristics. Teavaro (accessed near the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort) has shallow waters protected by a reef, making it an excellent spot for snorkeling. North of the Sofitel towards the airport, Temae has a famous surf break but is still safe for swimming off one of the widest stretches of sand in all of French Polynesia.

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#7 Panari Island, Okinawa, Japan

The beaches in Panari island have a coral reef located just off the shore, so please exercise caution when you’re swimming. On the plus side, this is the perfect place to snorkel or go scuba diving, as many tropical fish can be found in the warm waters. Bring your own snorkeling gear. There are no nearby rental shops.

Photo Source: flickr/ippei-janine

 

#6 Menorca, Spain

Unspoilt, idyllic, glistening sand, turquoise water… just about every tourist brochure cliché is actually true when you are talking about the beaches in Menorca. Outside peak season, it is still often warm enough to sit in the sun and the temperature is ideal for strolling around the coastal paths.

Photo Source: okinbook.com
 

#5 Dog Island, San Blas, Panama

One of the most famous islands in San Blas is Dog Island also known as Isla Perro in Panama. It might even offer the cleanest water in the world and is therefore one of the top snorkeling places in Guna Yala. The island is located not far east from the main Island El Porvenir and lies next to Isla Diablo (Niadup). You can reach Dog Island from the mainland in about one hour of sailing or with the water taxi’s.

Photo: Scott Sporleder

 

#4 Zakynthos, Greece (Navagio Beach)

On the north west coast of the Greek Ionian island of Zakynthos you will find Shipwreck Cove or Smugglers Cove  also called Navagio Beach which is probably the most famous beach in Greece and can only be accessed by boat but is well worth the trip.

It brings in thousands of tourists each year to stare at its limestone cliffs and clear blue water. It’s also quite famous as a great jumping spot.

Photo Source: discovergreece.com
 

#3 Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

The Phi Phi island chain consists of two large islands (Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh) as well as several smaller ones. The waters are famous for their clarity as well as the limestone karsts that jut out from the sea. The filming of notorious backpacker movie The Beach took place on Ko Phi Phi Leh.

Photo Source: tedytravel

 

#2 Turtle Island, Cayos Cochinos, Honduras

One of the most low-key destinations on our list, the Cayos Cochinos are protected by the Honduran government and remain off limits to commercial fishing. The islets are a true example of the word “pristine”—and we all know how overused that is. They're also home to some of the best, and mostly still undiscovered, scuba diving in the world.

Photo source: Rodolfo Sabillon

 

#1 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, the name brings images of a far off exotic local complete with small thatched roof huts and juices served in coconuts. The truth mimics the fantasy in this case. The island is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. The waters are clear and the colors of the water are vibrant shades from dark to light blue. These aspects make Bora Bora ideal for divers wanting to explore diverse underwater wonders and beach lovers looking to relax far away from civilization.

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