For swimming and bathing, here are extraordinary sites around the world! Be sure to visit it on your next vacation…
Fresh or salty, icy or as hot as you want, it’s often the water we’re looking for when we take a family vacation in the South. But how to choose your destination? We’ve compiled this list of coveted spots for swimming. Quite informal, it could nevertheless be useful to you.
Panoramic Rooftop Pool at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The 55 floors and 3 towers of the Marina Bay Sands make it the most imposing hotel in Singapore. It is home to the Sands SkyPark, a 1.2-hectare complex of landscaped gardens, a paid observation deck open to the public and a 150-meter panoramic swimming pool reserved for guests. It is, at this height (200 meters), the largest swimming pool in the world. Apart from the fact that it is better not to be prone to vertigo, a morning swim in its waters is a great way to start the day in the bustling city.
Gran Cenote, Mexico
Located near the town of Tulum, south of Cancún in the Riviera Maya, Gran Cenote attracts many diving enthusiasts. Bring your gear, and put on a long-sleeved blouse to protect yourself from the sun (sunscreens are harmful to wildlife). You are now ready to explore the entrance to the network of caves and the underground river.
The water is cold but very clear. The more adventurous (preferably not prone to claustrophobia) can explore the depths of the caves by signing up for an excursion organized by the local diving clubs.
In the Beach, Cook Islands
Of the fifteen Cook Islands in the South Pacific, Rarotonga is the most populated (14,000 people, at last count) and the most visited by tourists. Surrounded by coral reefs, it is surrounded by the warm, calm waters of the lagoon, and therefore presents the ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling or wading.
Muri Beach is lined with small islands close enough to reach by kayak or even on foot. Head south by road or kayak to Fruits of Rarotonga, a fabulous spot for snorkelers and fish aplenty. It takes its name from the kiosk across the street, where they sell smoothies. When you get out of the water, don’t hesitate to order a papaya smoothie to replenish your energies.
Dead Sea, Israel
The Dead Sea is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world (its salt concentration is higher than that of the ocean), which makes it a particularly healthy place: rich in minerals and oxygen, l The dry air here is virtually free of allergens.
Additionally, black slime is said to promote healthy skin and circulation. However, the biggest advantage of the Dead Sea, especially when it comes to children, is that its highly mineralized water allows you to float.
This horseshoe-shaped Caribbean beach is as tranquil as you’d expect, both from the point of view of the waters that bathe it and the people who frequent it. Its coral reef and its rock, which a mermaid would not disdain, are part of its charm.
Gemstone Bay Snorkeling Tour, New Zealand
Located on the Coromandel Peninsula of the North Island and close to the famous Cathedral Cove, this destination is highly sought after by snorkeling enthusiasts. The circuit is part of the Te Whangenui-A-Hei marine reserve, one of the few in the country that does not allow fishing on its territory in order to allow the species that live there to multiply.
It is indicated by means of four buoys surmounted by interpretation panels and provided with handles which children and slightly nervous adults can hold on to. The place is also suitable for sea kayaking and scuba diving enthusiasts.
Moreton Island in Australia
Swimming yes but why not with dolphins! In Queensland, more than 95% of Moreton Island is a designated national park and recreation area, meaning its lakes, dunes and beaches, and the wildlife that reside there, are protected. It has only four tiny colonies, one of which is Tangalooma, famous for its wild dolphins and informative marine education and conservation center. The center offers numerous dolphin tours and oversees the daily dolphin feeding sessions that take place off the beach at Tangalooma Island Resort.
Beach of the Rabbits in Sicile, Italy
This beach in southern Italy with its aqua waters and fine sand is reminiscent of the Caribbean. TripAdvisor writes: “For a beautiful little beach with no waves, crystal clear warm water, fish, fine white sand and tons of sunshine on a small, friendly Italian island, this is the place!
Balos Lagoon, Kissamos in Crete
If you are looking for the ultimate blue lagoon, this is it! However, to reach those blue waters, you’ll have to earn it. First with a walk near a cliff, then a walk of almost a kilometer and a half. But it is worth the trip because the views are breathtaking.
Koh Tao, Thailand
Also called Koh Tao (literally “Turtle Island”), this island in the Gulf of Thailand is a popular and affordable destination for diving enthusiasts, although its white sand beaches and warm waters make it an attractive pole for all . One can enroll in one of the many scuba diving courses and explore the coral reefs and their marine inhabitants, including the whale shark and the bull shark.