The color blue is one of the most soothing and pleasing colors to the human eye. Humans have a natural tendency to this beautiful color. This is why the most popular color in the world is blue. It’s no surprise that people flock to the turquoise beaches of the Caribbean or the sapphire hot baths of Iceland. Many factors affect the exact color of water sediment and nutrients can make it appear murky, while nearby coral reefs can keep the water clear but the tint comes from blue wavelengths of light absorbed from the sun. Some of the prettiest dream destinations of travellers boast the most amazing beaches with the clearrest and bluest waters
In this article we talk about the prettiest bluest most amazing waters in the world from few of the dreamy destinations from around the world.
What makes the water blue in oceans ( Dreamy destinations )
- Wavelength of light and white light – The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light) are absorbed more strongly by water than is blue (short wavelength light). So when white light from the sun enters the ocean, it is mostly the blue that gets returned
- Concentrations of phytoplankton – In regions with high concentrations of phytoplankton (which have chlorophyll that absorbs red and blue light and reflects green), the ocean will appear in shades ranging from blue-green to green, depending on the type and density of the phytoplankton population there. Basically, says NASA, “the more phytoplankton in the water, the greener it is…. the less phytoplankton, the bluer it is.”
- Depth of the water
If you’re looking to take in some cool shades while lounging in the surf, here are some destinations worth a trip. To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you’re at it, we’ve put together a list of some of the bluest waters in the world.
1. The Maldives ( Bluest Waters #1 )
The Maldives, located in the Indian Ocean, has around 1,190 islands and sandbanks. A lagoon with crystal clear water encircles all the islands, which are protected by a reef structure that is home to an array of underwater life.
2. Palawan, Philippines ( Dreamy destinations with blue waters #2 )
Palawan is an archipelago with 1,780 islands. Clear waters and white beaches characterize the northern section. Top spots to hit are the Big Lagoon on El Nido and Palawan Island.
3. Crater Lake, Oregon ( Bluest waters Dreamy Destinations #3 )
Crater Lake, located in Oregon National Park, is one of the deepest lakes in the United States. This gives the lake a navy hue. Its maximum depth has been measured at almost 2,000 feet and it sits atop the Cascade Mountain Range.
4. Ambergris Caye, Belize ( Pretty Blue waters #4 )
Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize. It is home to the town of San Pedro and the second largest coral reef system in the world.
5. Exuma, Bahamas ( Dreamy destinations with bluest waters #5 )
Imagine laying on an white sand beach listening to the waves of crystal clear water break at your feet. The sun is beaming down, but the cool ocean breeze is enough to make it feel nearly heavenly
Exuma is a district of the Bahamas, consisting of over 365 islands, also called cays. The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands. They’re divided into Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. Visitors can snorkel, lounge or swim with the island’s pigs!
The water in Exuma is so clear you can literally put on some goggles and snorkel anywhere you want. Between the colorful fish, sea slugs, turtles, starfish, and sharks, your snorkeling adventure won’t have a dull moment.
6. Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii ( Dreamy destinations with bluest waters )
Hanauma Bay State Park has been voted one of the best beaches in the United States and is a top spot for snorkeling.
7. Egremnoi, Greece ( Dreamy destinations with bluest waters )
Egremnoi is a remote beach located on the southwestern coast of the Ionian island of Lefkada in Greece.
8. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia (Dreamy destinations with bluest waters)
Located in central Croatia, Plitvice Lakes National Park is known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls that extend into a limestone canyon. Visitors can use walkways and hiking trails to get views of the water.
9. Five Flower Lake, China (#9 Dreamy destinations with bluest waters)
Five Flower Lake is located in China’s Jiuzhaigou National Park. Due to its varying array of colors when reflecting the sun, it’s often compared to the feathers of a peacock.
10. Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada ( Dreamy destinations with bluest waters )
Peyto Lake is located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The blue-green color is due to large amounts of glacier rock flour that flow into it during the summer months. The best viewing spot is from the Bow Summit.
11. Manini’owali Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
Manini’owali Beach is a secluded and small white-sand beach at Kua Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island. The water in the bay is crystal clear, and even though the beach may be more difficult to reach than other nearby white-sand beaches, it’s worth the effort.
12. Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands
Aitutaki Lagoon is located in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. This area features the island’s only overwater bungalows.
13. Knip Beach, Curacao
This beach is free, offers spots for cliff diving, and is located on the western tip of Curacao in the southern Caribbean Sea. If you’re a good swimmer, it’s a great place to explore coral reefs.
14. Cala Macarelleta, Menorca, Spain
Cala Macarella is one of Menorca’s most famous bays and includes the more secluded Cala Macarelleta. The beaches are connected by a trail for those who want an extended look at the views.
15. Isla Perro (Dog Island), San Blas Islands, Panama
Visitors can reach Dog Island from the mainland on sailboat or by water taxi. The island has a shipwreck in front of its shores and is great for snorkeling.
16. Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Zakynthos, Greece
Navagio Beach offers up a tiny cove, crystal clear waters, and a famous shipwreck.
17. Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is a natural wonder. The blue color comes from silica in the water and the way it reflects sunlight. In the summer, there can also be a hint of green when the algae multiply after being exposed to direct sunlight. Tickets start at $70 for a dip in this geothermal spa.
18. Huascaran National Park, Peru
This national park is located in the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range, in the central Peruvian Andes. It is home to numerous tropical glaciers and glacial lakes.
19. Trunk Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands
Trunk Bay is St. John’s most famous beach. Visitors should check out the self-guided underwater snorkeling trail, which offers underwater information about coral formations and sea life.
20. Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau is the capital city of the Bahamas and offers miles of beaches and coral reefs for the snorkeling enthusiast.
21. Nilaveli Beach, Srilanka
Nilaveli is a coastal resort town and suburb of the Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka located 16 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee. A historically popular Tamil village and tourist destination of the district alongside the nearby Uppuveli. Pigeon Island National Park, one of the two marine national parks of the region is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, its many species of vegetation, coral and reef fish contributing to Nilaveli’s rich biodiversity.
22. Con Son, Vietnam
Granite cliffs outline the crystalline water on Con Son, the only inhabited island in the barely populated 16-island archipelago of Con Dao, one of the best secret islands on Earth. Located 110 miles off Vietnam’s southeastern coast, the unspoiled island’s beaches are lined with golden sand and gorgeous blue water. For the most breathtaking views of the turquoise sea, head to the remote Dam Tre Bay lagoon.
23. Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Sometimes it feels like the best views are the ones you have to work for, and it does take some work to get to Devil’s Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. After you scrabble through the gem-colored Baths, you’ll emerge on the tiny, picture-perfect slice of white sand known as Devil’s Bay. It’s worth the effort to get here just to snorkel in the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean or simply sit back and admire the surroundings.
24. Havelock Island, India
This far-flung island paradise is part of the chain of Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It’s not easy to reach, but it’s worth the trip for anyone who craves snow white beaches, aquamarine waters, and snorkeling far, far from any crowds. Havelock Island is a great getaway for a tropical idyll that is completely off the grid.
25. Islas de Rosario, Colombia
Off the coast of Cartagena lies a tiny chain of mostly-uninhabited islands called the Islas de Rosario. The white sand beaches are lined with mangroves and the brilliantly deep blue waters are home to the Colombia’s largest coral reef, which is home to over a thousand different tropical critters. Most hotels are located on Isla Grande and can arrange to have a boat take you island hopping to explore the wonders of this area.
26. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Home to a multitude of luxury resorts on stilts above the water, Bora Bora attracts tourists from all over the planet looking to get an eyeful of clear, turquoise waters. The fine white sand surrounding the island accounts heavily for the clarity and color. Whether it’s snorkeling, dolphin and whale watching, or a sunset cruise, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy the stunning waters of this Polynesian paradise.