From mysterious underwater caves to shimmering hidden pools, these untouched, natural water holes around the world are enough to entice you to run away with your swimsuit!
1. Pamukkale Thermal Pools
With a name that literally translates to 'cotton castle' in Turkish, these thermal pods are filled with natural hot spring waters that cascade down travertine terraces onto a nearby hillside. For thousands of years, people have come to bathe in these mineral-riche thermal waters.
2. Havasu Falls, Arizona, USA
Be captivated for hours by this magical spot located at the base of the Grand Canyon. Leap off the waterfall, swim, horse ride, camp or hike - whatever takes your fancy, you won't want to leave!
3. Grotto of Poetry, Rocca Vecchia, Italy
Cliff jump of this slice of paradise into crystal-clear waters, while surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This spot may not be easy to each, but it's definitely worth the effort.
4. The Waterfalls of Krka National Park, Croatia
Sitting on the jagged coastline of Croatia is this extraordinary National Park, home to stunning trails and the spectacular Krka waterfalls. Get lost along the lush paths, soak up the sunshine, and spend the day swimming in this relatively untouched natural heaven.
5. Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
These naturally formed rock pools are tucked between coastal headlands in Sydney's Royal National Park. It's quite a hike to find them and only safe to visit during low tide - but it's worth the adventure!
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