15 Spectacular Places You Must Swim Before You Die

Come on in, the water’s fine.

1. Busuanga Island, Philippines

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Breathtaking beaches and crystal clear water to splash in.

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2. Capri, Italy

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Explore a magnificent blue grotto, or bask on the sand.

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3. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

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Little lagoons of natural wonder speckled down the Cuillin mountains.

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4. Santorini, Greece

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Take a dip in the big blue sea, with the sun on your back.

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5. Gozo Island, Malta

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Swim through the famous Azure Window, or stay in the shallows.

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6. Kauai, Hawaii

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Swim past the coconut trees, or watch the sun go down over the waves.

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7. Kerala, India

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Seek shade under a fishing boat, and cool your heels in the surf.

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8. The Algarve, Portugal

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Golden sand, clear water and striking surroundings.

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9. Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park, North Western Australia

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A natural spa pool in the middle of a National Park. Dreamy.

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Swimming hole in gorge

10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Paradise for swimmers, and for everyone else too.

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Overwater bungalows in Pacific

11. Hahei Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

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Fresh white sand, rolling surf, and a sea breeze. Perfection.

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12. Pamukkale Springs, Hierapolis, Turkey

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Soak your tired bones in stunning natural hot springs.

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13. Lokrum Island, Croatia

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Swim off the rocks on this serene island, or wallow in the lagoon.

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14. Taormina, Sicily

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Explore black sand beaches, or feel smooth pebbles beneath your feet in the waves.

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15. Estany Primer, Andorra

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A jaw-dropping glacial lake, in the Andorran Pyrenees.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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