Natural pools are the perfect destination for travelers who dream of floating in the turquoise waters of these hidden natural treasures. Discover our seven picks for the most incredible blue holes, geysers and natural swimming pools from around the world, each one guaranteed to take your breath away.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park Lagoons in Brazil
Visit Lençóis Maranhenses National Park Lagoons in one of Northern Brazil’s protected deserts. You will be amazed by the breath-taking white sand dunes that surround the unbelievable lagoons, that, from July to September, are pools of crystal clear water. This is the ideal destination for relaxation. It's impossible not to fall in love with the place. For bigger natural pools, check out Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Bonita, both of which offer an equally stunning experience.
Sol de Mañana Basins in Bolivia
Geyers, basins, mud pots and bubbling thermal pools in the environmentally diverse Uyuni, Bolivia awaits you. Transport yourself to a place unlike any other in the province of Sud Lípez.
The Natural Aquarium in New Caledonia
Float alongside rare coral and colourful fish in exquisite natural pools of crystal clear water on the island of Ilha da Maré, dubbed the Natural Aquarium. Enjoy unmatched snorkelling in these rock pools and discover the Pethoen only a few kilometers away!
Virgin Gorda Pools in The British Virgin Islands
On the coast of Virgin Gorda, immerse yourself in natural swimming pools with turquoise water from the Caribbean in The British Virgin Islands. These blue waters are situated next to beautiful mountains and luxury resorts, making this spot undeniable to travellers wanting to get away.
Greenly Beach Pools in Australia
In the South of Australia, find yourself in heaven on earth in these small lagoons and mermaid pools. Surrounded by the incredible sculpted rocks, these natural pools will help you will find serenity in one of Australia’s hidden gems just an hour away from Port Lincoln.
The Ik Kil Cenote in Mexico
Located near Chichen Itzá, Cenote Ik Kil is famous for its extraordinary beauty that made the Ancient Mayans consider the spot sacred. With a roughly 40-meter-deep blue hole, this spot is a compulsory stop both for thrill-seekers wanting to go cliff jumping at the same spot where the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving Events were held, and visitors who want to swim in the freshwater that fills this beautiful natural swimming pool.
Grotta della Poesia in Puglia
Legend has it that a beautiful princess loved to bathe in the incredible waters of Grotta della Poesia, and you will too when you visit the “Cave of Poetry” in Southern Italy.