It is not everywhere and everyday that you get to clearly see what goes on beyond ankle-depth underwater. Get up close and personal with these underwater ecosystems as you come into close contact with the life that goes on beyond what we can see in our common not-as-clear and not-as-blue waters! You don’t necessarily need to scuba dive to see the wondrous sea life! A trip to these places is definitely worth taking. Unlike any ordinary sun, sand and water experience, these places are sure to forge memories that you will keep with you for a long time to come.
No photo will be able to freeze the sheer joy that these beautiful waters can bring to your soul. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bring along a waterproof camera and capture some stunning shots of the colourful fishes. Here are 6 of the world’s bluest and clearest waters you should swim in, at least once in your life! Don’t live a life of regrets, it’s now or never.

  1. Exuma, Bahamas


Exuma Bahamas blue clear water beach holiday

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When it comes to beautiful oceans and beach getaways, The Bahamas isn’t a foreign name. Known for its beautiful waters that embody multiple shades of cool, its waters are mighty clear and are sure to have you staring all the way down to the ocean bed. Well, to the best of your ability.

Exuma Bahamas blue clear waters pig holiday

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It is not uncommon for pigs to be swimming in the waters of Exuma as well! From time to time, these tropical pigs take a dip in the water and paddle around in order to cool off from the harsh heat of the sun, unlike common forest-dwelling pigs which roll in mud in order to lose heat.

2. Pom Pom Island, Sabah, Malaysia

2. Pom Pom Island, Sabah, Malaysia blue clear waters beach holiday

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This Southeast Asian treasure is said to be the “Maldives” of Malaysia. 45 minutes from the coast of Borneo is Pom Pom Island. Covered in rich vegetation and surrounded by white sand, Pom Pom Island is blessed with the clear waters of the Celebes sea and famous for her majestic view. Catch a glimpse of the coral reef here!

3. Corfu, Greece

Corfu Greece blue clear waters swimming beach holiday

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Ah, Greece. The land where everyone you walk by looks fresh out of a magazine. Not just the people, but the scenery is almost too good to be true. Corfu is an island off Greece’s northwest coast. Extremely cyan waters are defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. A popular destination for many to embark on their watersports adventures and just soak in the sun and atmosphere.

4. Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki, Cook Islands blue clear waters beach holiday

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Land lovers and sea birds who come here can’t help but wonder at the vast crystal clear lagoons Aitutaki holds. Aitutaki is a highly sought after destination by honeymooners and couples looking for a beach wedding destination with a majestic sunset. Nicknamed “Honeymoon Island”, you can expect to see an archetypal tropical paradise.

5. Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia

5. Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia blue clear waters

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Bora Bora is a classic destination for lagoon lovers and solace. Located in the northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is fringed by fine white sand. Its precious turquoise lagoon is embellished by a coral reef, which also acts as a natural protective barrier against erosion. Other than being a hotspot for scuba diving, Bora Bora is also popular for retreats in the guest bungalows perched over the water on stilts.

6. To Sua Ocean Trench, Upolu, Samoa

6. To Sua Ocean Trench, Upolu, Samoa blue clear waters

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Brace yourself for a unique swimming adventure that you’ll never forget! To Sua Ocean trench is the swim spot for all you thrill seekers out there. This swimming hole features a unique land formation that consists of 2 giant holes, one of which features beautiful clear, turquoise waters. Once you get to the 30m swimming hole at ground level, you’ll have to climb down a ladder to get down to the trench itself. A great place for those up for a heart-racing experience.

Kristabelle is a writer at travel deals website, When she isn’t writing, she’s probably busy on the internet “window-travelling”, if there’s even such a term.