The world is full of places where you can find unsullied oceans, seas, and lakes to enjoy. Basking in the sun underneath a palm tree, or lazing beside a crystal blue lake, is the ideal relaxation destination for many. Visiting some of these places could certainly top your bucket list. They are some of the most pristine places in the world. From island retreats to mountain lakes, these destinations will give you a clear view of what lies beneath the earth’s waters. Here’s a list of 15 places that have some of the clearest waters you’ll find in the world.
1) Aitutaki, Cook Island
This island is understandably regarded as paradise on Earth, not least because of its white sands, coral reefs, and crystal clear waters. Some sources suggest the island has been inhabited by the indigenous Polynesian population since at least 900CE, and its role in the infamous HMS Bounty mutiny has been documented by historians and movie makers alike. The island is renowned for its largely untouched beaches, and its awe-inspiring lagoon which is filled with perhaps the clearest turquoise waters you will ever see. The main island of Aitutaki in the north is surrounded by a series of 17 smaller islands (or motu); together, these islands form the boundaries for the lagoon. Probably the best view of the lagoon is on the south eastern motu, Tapuaetai (One Foot Island), where at low tides you can walk into the surrounding lagoon. Once you’re there, you’ll understand why Aitutaki was nominated as “the world’s most beautiful island”.