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.
The Chuuk Lagoon
photo sources: 1, 2, 3

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 Grindavík, the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland
photo sources: Wikimedia Commons

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.

Blue Lagoon and Dudu Lagoon, Dominican Republic
photo sources: 1, 2, 3

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.

Milnerton, Cape Town
photo sources: 1, 2, 3

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.

Turtle Island
photo sources: 1, 2, Wikimedia Commons

10 Comments for "5 Lagoons That Will Take Your Breath Away"

Yannis says on May 11th, 2008 at 9:27 pm:

Breath taking….$275,000 for 7 nights!!! wow

BigDaddyMike says on May 12th, 2008 at 9:42 pm:

Just Beautiful!, Well worth looking and reading the information.
Thanks, BigDaddyMike

Gerard Martinez says on June 15th, 2008 at 11:20 pm:

now we have a web page

Ragnar says on July 9th, 2008 at 12:02 am:

I can personally recommend the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. It is one of the most beautiful places I have visited.

Golfing in Thailand says on October 6th, 2008 at 5:31 pm:

They’re all definitely breathtaking! Just look at the views! but the cost of coz crazy!!!!! don’t think I can afford to be there in this life time. What kind of people who spend $275,000 for 7 nights. How much per night? you do your math and be surprised!

edge me not says on January 29th, 2010 at 10:13 pm:

wow !!! nice picutures.. truely breath taking =)

Eric says on May 4th, 2010 at 3:06 am:

Great place to go, I`m renting a Dominican Republic villa rental in Sosua next month, through and I`ll ask them for the tours to the Dudu and Blue Lagoon locations, thanks :)

norina william says on November 9th, 2010 at 5:12 am:

I have been to Chuuk lagoon and i was in love by the little beach island… I beach there is like the one in the magazine. The water is clear blue, the shy is shinning bright and the sand you want to sleep on… I enjoy my stay at chuuk it was worth my trip… If you do go there try to see the other island of chuuk… I am not talking about the main island visit the othe… (Uman. tonowas, fefen, pwata) there are so many thing you will enjoy.

Susan Carey says on January 16th, 2011 at 9:40 am:

I always enjoy Iceland’s Blue Lagoon…It is warm, relaxing and serene. Iceland has so much to offer with sites and waterfalls. The whole island is a must see in life!

I dream of going back again….. Susan


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