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You’re Soaking In It: 13 Of The Most Tantalising Places To Swim In The World

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Aerial of To-Sua Ocean Trench in the rainforest.

There is nothing more splendid than luminous pools of water whether its found in lakes, rivers, waterfalls or beaches. Now , Lonely Planet’s “Joy of Water” has made it easier for us all to navigate the best selection of places to swim around the world. It may be just arm chair travel for now or it may be for planning your next deep dive.

Here are 13 tantalisingly breath-taking destinations to get your mind swimming.

Myvatn, Iceland

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Myvatn, Iceland

Wadi Shab Oasis, Oman

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Wadi Shab oasis.

Hamilton Pool, Travis County, Texas

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People swimming at the natural Hamilton Pool in rural Travis County.

Bondi, Sydney, Australia

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Aerial of Bondi Icebergs Pool.

To-Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa

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Aerial of To-Sua Ocean Trench in the rainforest.

St. Peter’s Pool, Malta

St. Peter's Pool, Malta
St. Peter’s Pool in Delimara, Malta island

Saturnia, Italy

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People bathing at a natural spa with waterfalls in Saturnia.

Dead Sea, Israel

Dead sea, Israel
Girl relaxing and swimming in the water of the Dead Sea in Israel

Lake Saimaa, Finland

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Bathing in Lake Saimaa after a sauna.

Port Antonio, Jamaica

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Jamaica, Port Antonio, boats in the blue lagoon

Bimmah Sinkhole, Oman

Bimmah Sinkhole
Bimmah Sinkhole, near Dibab, Oman

Havasu Falls, Arizona, United States

Havasu Falls
Havasu Falls

Mujib Reserve, Jordan

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The Mujib Reserve of Wadi Mujib is the lowest nature reserve in the world.

All images were extracted from Lonely Planet’s “Joy of Water”.

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