The world is simply stuffed full of so much natural beauty these days, and there’s so much you need to try to experience. If you don’t get out and see the world, you’re going to be seriously missing out. Make sure you do a bit of traveling and experience all the wonderful beauty and majesty the world has to offer. Start with some of the most stunning natural pools on Earth. These are the perfect places to visit for either a spot of secret swimming or to just marvel at the magnificence of them.
The Devil’s Pool
Judging by the name, you’d imagine this to be a pretty intimidating place, and you’d be exactly right. The Devil’s Pool is an infinity pool located in Zambia, which overlooks Victoria Falls, one of the world’s biggest waterfalls. You’d have to be quite the daredevil to swim atop these amazing falls. Yes, it might be the best experience of your life, but, we don’t like the idea of falling over the edge of that waterfall! When the water levels drop, the Devil’s Pool has minimal current, making it perfect for swimming and getting a stunning view.
Figure Eight Pools
If you want to enjoy one of the great natural wonders of the world, make sure you visit Sydney and check out the Figure Eight pools. These pools, aptly named for their shape, are located in Royal National Park. They are naturally formed this way, and definitely an experience well worth having. Once a secret hotspot, the pools have become more popular with tourists in recent years, but, that’s no reason to shun them. Bear in mind it is in an isolated location, and you may well have to hike to get there – totally worth it though.
Barton Springs Pool
There is another great natural pool in Texas (Hamilton Pool Preserve), but this is our favorite. Dating back centuries, and once used by Native Americans, this pool is formed by freshwater underground springs. It covers more than 3-acres, and holds a temperature of around 65-degrees all year round! Admission is free during the day as well, so this is the perfect place to come for a wonderful swim, and a serene environment.
Cenote Ik Kil
Mexico has loads of natural pools, but there are none quite as iconic and breathtaking as this one near Chichen Itza. Surrounded by lush greenery, hanging vines, trees, and rainforests, it’s 85-feet deep, and one of the most stunning natural swimming holes in the world. You will feel like you’re in a different world when you pay a visit here. It will almost feel like time stands still as you swim and bask in the natural beauty of the exceptional surroundings. And, you can even go visit Chichen Itza afterward too!
Located in Palau, this lake might seem like everyone’s worst nightmare, but bear with us! Have you ever wanted to swim with jellyfish?! Okay, probably not. Well, what about if they couldn’t sting you? That’s the big appeal of Jellyfish Lake, and one of the main reasons to come swimming here. Because of this unique opportunity, and the truly stunning surroundings, it makes our list as one of the most beautiful natural pools in the world.
So, there we have it, some of the most gorgeous natural pools in the world. These are places you can go swimming, or simply lounge around and relax for a while. One thing is sure though, these places are so iconic that you’re not going to forget them in a hurry!