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20 World’s Amazing Secret Swimming Holes !

Lets get you away from the heat, These natural wonders are surely great spots to add in your list when you travel to these countries.

If you love hiking and trekking, these spots will not let you down !

we give you a list of the most amazing secret swimming holes you should go atleast once.

 

1. Dragonara Hole — Mellieha, Malta

Love cliff jumping ? you should definitely try the Dragonara hole in Malta. It is a rocky hole located in the northern part of the island that tourists are able to jump.

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2. Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa

This saltwater swimming hole is on a volcanic island in Samoa. This 100-foot-deep jade green and nothing short of magical and worthy of a pilgrimage to the South Pacific alone.

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3. Havasu Falls, Havasupai Indian Reservation, Arizona

These falls are situated uphill from the mighty Colorado River, the secret swimming spot hidden deep in the Grand Canyon. The waters plunge down into travertine swimming holes below, offering one of the most amazing spots to take a dip on the planet. This place considered sacred by the Havasupai isn’t easy to get to, requiring a ten-mile hike, mule or horse ride to get there, but that just means you’re not likely to run into a huge crowd.

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4. Peekamoose Blue Hole, Catskills, New York

The Peekamoose Blue Hole offers an ideal summer escape from the concrete jungle, with New York City and a number of other major east coast cities in less than a three-hour drive away. It gets extremely hot and humid in this region during the summer, and this cool, deep blue basin nestled in the woods near the border of Ulster and Delaware Counties is perfect for escaping and even working on your favorite dive. In the deepest part of the hole, there’s a rope swing where you can perform a double-backflip pencil dive, if you dare.

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5. Hawaii: Queen’s Bath

This tide pool on the island of Kaua’i is one of the top attractions for visitors. The pool which is formerly a bathing place for royals — is a sinkhole surrounded by indigenous rocks and is accessible by a short hike.

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6. California: Hatchet Falls

Not far from Montgomery Creek, California, Hatchet Falls is a popular cliff-jumping spot  with a deep pool.

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7. Colorado: Adrenaline Falls

Just outside of Durango, These Falls teams up with Wildlife and is a welcomed place for the hikers.

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8. Giola Lagoon, Greece

The Giola Lagoon is located right on the edge of the Agean Sea, and this unique water reservoir is rinsed and filled by the lapping ocean water beside it. The lagoon is flanked on all sides by a rocky cliff-face that rises to a halo around the warm emerald waters.  One of the Magical places to visit to.

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9. Fawn’s Leap, Newyork

This 24 foot plunge into the natural pool below is a good stepping stone for another deep dive adventure in Newyork.

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10. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This massive waterfall is one of the many scenic views and swimming holes found in the Highlands’ island destination.

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11. Devil’s Pool, Zambia

Situated on the edge of Southern Africa’s Victoria Falls, This is one of the most dangerous swimming hole. It is also one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Devil’s Pool has a view an adventurer can ever dreams of.

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12. Hamilton Pool Preserve, Austin, Texas

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner’s Court in 1990.  Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon.  The preserve is also home to a variety of native birds, fish, animals and plants. Reservations are required to enter Hamilton Pool Preserve during peak summer months, May-September.

 

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13. Tinago Falls, Philippines

It is located on Biliran, in central Philippines and is one of the most accessible of the Islands many waterfalls. As long as the water isn’t flowing too swiftly, there are two large swimming holes right at the base of the falls The falls are surrounded by lush trees, vines and other exotic plants, making it a picture-perfect hideaway.

 

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14. God’s Bath, Sonora California

If you like cliff jumping, waterfalls, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing, you’ll love God’s Bath, located outside the town of Sonora, nestled in a remote wilderness area of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. This cliff-jumper’s dream features towering boulder formations and a combination of deep and shallow crystal clear water, reflecting deep blues and blacks. The granite bridge is a highlight – you can swim underneath and pop out in a hole milled out by the stream. While it’s surely one of California’s best swimming holes, it does require good boots and about a 2.5-mile moderate, unmarked hike to get there.

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15. Cenote Ik Kil, Yucatan, Mexico

This magnificent watering hole is a deep natural pit that opens up to the sky.  The cenote, sitting about 82 feet beneath the surface, makes a perfect spot on the way to the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza and has a store and restaurant on the premises. There is a stairway that’s beautifully lit up and carved into the limestone rock, reaching the swimming platform. The pool itself is nearly 200 feet in diameter, while the waters extend to depths of about 115 feet.

 

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16. Cenote Dos Ojos — Tulum, Mexico

The Cenotes Dos Ojos ranks among the top 10 longest underwater cave systems on earth. It is located south of Playa Del Carmen and north of Tulum, about 35 minutes by ferry from Cozumel.  Waters are typically around 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius) year round, making it ideal for exploring.

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17. Sooke Potholes, Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, British Columbia

Located just 25 miles west of Victoria on Vancouver Island’s southernmost tip, they’re easy to get to yet they feel as if they’re worlds away from the chaos of the city. While this is a popular place to swim, there is plenty of room, and potholes, for all. Further upstream along the creek there is a beautiful photo-op spot, complete with a waterfall, mossy rocks and shallow pools of clear water. As most don’t make it here, there’s a good chance that you can enjoy the waterfall all to yourself. And, if you’re up for hiking another couple of miles along the Galloping Goose Trail, you’ll find even more private pools with the possibility for skinny dipping. Along the way, watch for bald eagles, Roosevelt elk and black bear.

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18. Carlon Falls, Yosemite National Park, California

This cold water pool offers the chance to relax beneath a waterfall in Yosemite National Park, a destination renowned as the home of some of the most beautiful waterfalls on earth, along with magnificent scenery, hiking and rock climbing opportunities as well as an abundance of wildlife. You’ll have to take a 2-mile trek up the South Fork Tuolumne River, but it’s mostly flat and certainly well worth the journey during the summer months. The 35-foot waterfall that cascades over the wide granite ledges into the swimming hole offers the ideal ambiance.

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19. Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park, Sydney

Have you heard about these?  These figure 8 swimming holes have to be the most amazing natural Jacuzzi’s in the country – if not the world. This wonder is tucked away in Sydney’s Royal National Park and it’s a bit of a trek to get there. If you’re an experienced hiker, it’s possibly the best spot to get out and about on a summer’s day in Sydney. But beware of the dangers associated with swimming here – the coastal shelf can only be accessed at low tide and visitors will want to wear some waterproof shoes to avoid cuts on their feet.

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20. Homestead Crater, Utah

The Homestead Crater in Utah is a one-of-a-kind thermal hot spring that has formed below a 16 metre tall limestone rock. The beehive-shaped crater was formed over 10,000 years, with the warm 32 degree water being heated by our planet’s warm center. This swimming marvel is the only warm scuba diving destination in the US and thus attracts many diving enthusiasts who wish to explore the depths of this swimming hole. Perfect for snorkeling, scuba or even just a long soak in the pool’s therapeutic waters.

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