5 Lagoons That Will Take Your Breath Away
Probably one of the most sought after attractions for tourists in need of exotic destinations, lagoons have fascinated people everywhere. They have been featured on countless occasions in various movies, representing the ideal, secluded place for relaxation, swimming or sun bathing. If you have ever wondered where are these star lagoons located, here are our top 5 picks.
Chuuk or Truk lagoon is a 40-diameter giant lagoon part of the Micronesia’s undersea phenomena. The Chuuk Lagoon is a perfect destination for scuba diving among the shipwrecks. This is the place where the Japanese fleet was attacked by the American navy in World War II, currently being the cemetery of over 30 naval ships and 250 aircrafts. For 50 years, Chuuk has probably been the greatest underwater museums. Apart from this, the lagoon is a paradise filled with coral gardens and artificial reefs making it one of the most exciting lagoons around.
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Being one of the most visited sites in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is perhaps one of the most amazing body of water you can lay your eyes on. The frosty blue waters can reach temperatures of 40C (104F), making the lagoon a perfect swimming place, while the minerals in the water are said to have curative properties. The spa is located in a lava field in GrindavÃk, the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland.
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If you ever want to try something new and inexpensive while visiting the Dominican Republic, the North coast has two of the most gorgeous lagoons in the world. The Blue Lagoon and Dudu Lagoon of Cabrera can be the highlight of your vacation, offering impressive white beaches and clear freshwater pools. The Dudu Lagoon has the shape of a crater, similar to the Yucatan peninsula.
Milnerton, the suburb of Cape Town located on the Atlantic Ocean 11 kilometers is best known for its spectaculous lagoon, popular among canoeists. Bird watchers can also enjoy the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, a wetland home to 112 bird species, many of which endangered or rare. The beaches offer spectacular views of Table Mountain, being also popular amongst surfers or other water sports fanatics.
No rankings would be complete without mentioning the place where the movie “Blue Lagoon” was filmed in 1980. Nanuya Levu or Turle Island is one of Fiji’s most famous vacation spots, the spot is actually an area situated between the Nanuya Lailai and Nanuya Levu islands. Probably the most attractive aspect of the island is the fact that it can be all yours for a mere $275,000 for 7 nights including island transfers.