The meat of the summer is right around the corner, and that means many folks are scrambling for a watering hole (an actual hole with water in it, not a bar.) While no one's going to tell you your backyard pool won't get the job done, if you're looking for destinations with matchless swimming, you've come to the right place.
A stunning ensemble of sapphire and turquoise hues mix together in modern-art abstractions in Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, the remnants of an eroded crater. Just below the sparkling surface are coral reefs, some of which are 7000 years old.
Imagine going for a night swim in warm tropical waters... sound nice? Well, the Bioluminescent Bay off Puerto Mosquito on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island steps things up a notch.
The Great Salt Lake is the largest U.S. lake located west of the Mississippi River. Located, as you might expect, near Utah’s state capital of Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake is also the 4th largest terminal lake in the world.
Palau is the only country on the planet that has fresh water lakes inhabited by millions of, golden colored, delicate jellyfish (which are harmless, of course.)
You’ll definitely want to go swimming in the Azores, given the warm waters off the coastline. And there are natural swimming lagoons with waterfalls inland too, formed by volcanic action.