Being near water equals instant relaxation for some of us, so a swimmable destination is much preferred when vacationing. You can’t really call a trip a success if you’re not pruney the entire time, can you? If you, too, are basically a mermaid IRL, we’ve rounded up some of the most incredible spots around the world that will give you your fix of H2O. Picturesque beaches and once-in-a-lifetime experiences only begin to describe what’s ahead.
1 Swim in the sand dune lakes of Brazil after rainy season.
2 Float in the Philippine lagoons of El Nido, Palawan.
3 Do paddleboard yoga inside Utah’s Homestead Crater.
4 Swim through the stunning caves of Zakynthos Island in Greece.
5 Ride a boat around Phi Phi Island in Thailand.
6 Be a beach bum in Anguilla.
7 Stay at a beachside resort in the Maldives.
8 Float in Minorca’s beaches in the Balearic Islands in Spain.