When the weather outside is frightful, a body of perfect blue water starts to sound especially enticing. And there’s no reason NOT to plan an entire trip around the perfect swimming spot, just like you’d set your sights on an incredible hike or dreamy hotel.
Take your pick from these stunning waterfalls, lakes, lagoons and caverns around the world, then take a dip:
To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa
Samoa is one of the most epic places you’ve never thought to travel, but should. Case in point: This 98-foot-deep swimming hole with gardens and rock pools to boot.
You can dive or snorkel between two continents at this crack between tectonic plates, where the North American and Eurasian continents meet. The glacial water is astoundingly clear, with visibility over 300 feet.