The Most Amazing Natural Swimming HolesSeptember 24, 2013
The world is full of amazing natural places and some of the best are perfect for swimming. Visiting some of the most beautiful places to swim in the world can provide one of the best trips of your life. Here are some of the natural swimming holes found across the globe.
Cenote Ik-Kil – Found Near Chichen Itza, Mexico
Once used to sacrifice to the Mayans ran god Chac, these inky waters provide one of the best places for swimming. The waters get as deep as 130 feet and the Lodge at Chicken Itza provides plenty of bungalows when you visit this area. The water temperature is warm all year long and there’s a diving ledge for those looking to make a splash.
Little River – Floyd, Virginia
Winding through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Little River provides a cool place to swim found in Floyd. A stay at Hotel Floyd provides more than just access to the best swimming holes. It also provides access to the many shops and galleries on the main drag and the regular country performances in the area.
Adriatic Sea – Roca Vecchia, Italy
These limestone pools provide plenty of history and a great place to swim. The Grotta della Poesia is one of the most popular spot. Lodge at the 67-room aristocratic mansion called the Patria Palace Hotel and enjoy the Italian beach scene, ledge jumping and the beautiful blue waters.
Waimea Bay – Oahu, Hawaii
Best known for the big waves surfers flock to the area for, this swimming hole also provides plenty of areas for cooling off fast. Stay at the Turtle Bay Resort, which provides private beach access and gives you one of the most beautiful views in the area.
Any of these natural swimming holes will provide the opportunity to enjoy nature. Luxury hotels, bed and breakfasts and resorts are found near all four, as well.