Blue is the most popular color in the world. People love to flock to the turquoise beaches of the Caribbean or the sapphire hot baths of Iceland. There are several factors that affect the exact color of water such as the sediment and nutrients that can make it appear murky, nearby coral reefs can keep the water clear while the tint comes from blue wavelengths of light absorbed from the sun.
Here are some destinations worth a trip if you’re looking to take in some cool shades while lounging in the surf.
#10 Linapacan Island – Philippines
Palawan is an archipelago with 1,780 islands. Linapacan is a municipality in Palawan which is located between El Nido and Coron. It is a menagerie of islands that belongs to Coron. The town’s jump-off is about an hour away from El Nido. But, tourism hasn’t reached yet to this place.
The Philippines have some of the world’s best beaches, islands, and diving spots. This island is home to many beaches with super clear water and the island has a population of just 14,180 people.
#09 Wakatobi – Indonesia
The Wakatobi islands are actually unspoiled natural beauty. This regency is the perfect destination for travelers who are looking for a tranquil island getaway far from the sun-worshipping crowds. This is located in the Sulawesi Tenggara Province.
It is an acronym of the islands comprising Wangi Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. Wakatobi has lots of attractions and it is one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world. You can explore the breath-taking surroundings, indulge in the unique food and culture, and participate in a number of refreshing activities if you visit here. There are now regular Wings Air flights direct from Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi to reach Wakatobi.
#08 To Sua Ocean Trench – Samoa
Samoa is an adventure movie set on steroids. You can experience pounding surf, cartoonish vegetation, hidden coastal tunnels, and explosive blowholes.
It’s a hole in the ground. Thousands of visitors visit up to Samoa each year and swim in the breathtaking To Sua – or “big hole with water coming out of it.”
It is a 30-meter and almost perfectly symmetrical swimming hole surrounded by lush vegetation sits in the middle of a lava field near Lotofaga village atop a jutting edge of spectacular coastline on the south coast of Samoa’s main island of Upolo.
There’s a single ladder with a small sitting/viewing platform at its base to access into the sparkling emerald green waters of the pool.
#07 Maldives Islands
The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean. It has around 1,190 islands and sandbanks. All the islands are encircled by a lagoon with crystal clear water, which is protected by a reef structure. It is also the home to an array of underwater life.
The Maldives has become the go-to destination for cashed-up honeymooners of recent years with every man and his new bride staying in an over-water bungalow, ‘gramming the sun setting over the ocean.
The waters that surround the islands make the Maldives so spectacular. The Maldives is composed of 26 atolls and over 1,000 coral islands located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. You can enjoy snorkeling during your stay in the Maldives.
#06 Cala Macarelleta – Menorca
One of Menorca’s most famous bays is Cala Macarella. It includes the more secluded Cala Macarelleta. The beaches are connected by a trail for those who want an extended look at the views.
This bay is a stunning mix of turquoise water and white sand beaches on the southwestern side of Menorca. The waters are shallow and clear. This is a perfect swimming spot for families and return flights are around £60.
You can reach there on foot or by boat. This is one of the least-crowded beaches you’ll find in Spain.
#05 Bodrum – Turkey
Bodrum has an ancient history and it was the site of one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World (the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus) along the southern coast of the peninsula.
The peninsula was a pioneer in Turkey’s sailing scene. Their worldwide reputation for excellence and professionalism is cemented in stone stretching back to the 1970s. Bodrum is perfect for a sailing holiday in Turkey.
Every morning day trips leave from local harbors. In order to have Turkish experience, go for a three-night traditional gulet cruise on a blue voyage route. You can visit historical ruins, Greek islands, small coastal resorts, and hidden bays.
Mauritius is well known for its pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls, and luxury accommodations. More travelers from all around the globe visit there due to there casuarina lined coasts with white powdery sand beaches.
You can experience hiking to trying various water sports. You should not miss out the Mauritian beaches.
By going beach hopping in Mauritius you can explore most of these lovely spots.
#03 Sabah – Malaysia
Sabah combines protected jungles with tropical islands spread in South China, Sulu, and the Celebes Sea.
East Malaysian state has jungle retreats, hundreds of kilometers of coastline, and some of the world’s best diving spots. You can also enjoy wild orangutans, fireflies, and carnivorous flowers.
With countless ecotourism activities and beach retreats, Sabah is the pearl of Borneo. Visitors get the ability to enjoy the unmatched biodiversity along jungle trails and have the chance to scale Malaysia’s tallest mountain.
#02 Algarve – Portugal
If you visit the Algarve region of Portugal you should have a swim in Lagos. You’ll find golden sands and clear water for as far as the eye can see with beaches stretching along the coast. There are relatively cheap flights to Faro from London, to which Lagos is a short bus ride away.
#01 Porto Katsiki – Greece
Porto Katsiki Beach was formerly said to only be accessible by goats, hence its Greek translation of “Goat Port.” It is located on an island called Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. There are narrow roads, which are usually congested with traffic, followed by walking down a small, winding staircase alongside a cliff to reach there. You also can use a taxi-boat to reach this secluded paradise. It’s one of the most stunning places in the world with clear water. It is also considered to be one of the ten best beaches in the Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.