There’s nothing like the sight of crystal-blue water to make us want to board an airplane. With summer vacations upon us, we thought we’d instill some of that “Where in the world is that?” wanderlust in you, so we rounded up some of the most incredible natural pools that you can actually swim in around the world. From a death-defying waterfall to a pool that’s Pepto-Bismol pink, these lakes, lagoons, caves, holes, and bays will stun you.
The Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Swimming in Zimbabwe’s Devil’s Pool, a small 328-feet-high lagoon abutting one of the biggest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls, is the epitome of “living on the edge.” One can only imagine the surrealism of looking down into Victoria Falls—and thankfully there are guides there to ensure you don’t slip.
Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia
Located on the island of Eil Malk in Palau, Micronesia, Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake across which millions of golden jellyfish migrate horizontally daily. Although they have stinging cells, they’re generally not strong enough to harm humans, so snorkeling is a popular activity in the lake.