15 natural pools that make us dream

To forget the cold of winter and think about the great holidays, head for the beautiful natural swimming pools around the world.

Facing mountains, flirting with a raging sea or peaceful dunes, in addition to their pure, chemical-free water, these natural pools face the most beautiful panoramas in the world.

The most beautiful natural swimming pools in the world

The lagoons of the Lençóis Maranhense Park in Brazil

In the north-east of Maranhão in Brazil, this superb natural park brings together white sand dunes and the lagoons that intertwine them.

The Mañana Soil Basins in Bolivia

In the province of Sud Lípez in the department of Potosí, this incredible spot mixes geysers, fumaroles and mud ponds. Further away, thermal pools allow you to bathe in water at 40°C. They are called Termas de Polques.

The Natural Aquarium in New Caledonia

On the island of Maré, this pool nicknamed the Natural Aquarium allows you to swim alongside multicoloured fish, but also rare corals.

Little Sur River Arm in California

On the side of Big Sur, cradle of the famous series Big Little Lies, the Little Sur River ends its course to the Pacific Ocean. Forming a pool of changing colours.

Tidal Pool in Australia
Famous for its natural swimming pools, Sydney brings together a few small ones. Including, on the coast, the Tidal Pool, which provides an escape from the fierce Australian current and marine life.

The Dalebrook Basin in South Africa

In Cape Town, the Dalebrook Basin brings together regulars as passing travelers. Thanks to the low walls, the waves roll in so as to create a marine movement.

Virgin Gorda Ponds

On Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands, these natural “baths” allow you to splash in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

The natural pools of Siargao

An essential and highly unstagrammable spot for passing through Siargao, the natural pools are a must do. The most famous is that of Magpupungko, which you discover after a steep path, with its turquoise water encircled in the rock.

Greenly Beach Ponds in Australia

In the south of Australia, this natural pool with lagoon-coloured water is formed by a multitude of rocks. Like so many pools where you can enjoy a swim in the sea, far from the waves of surfers in the distance.

The Ik Kil cenote in Mexico

Located in the Yucatán region of Mexico, this cenote is part of the Ik Kil Archaeological Park, not far from the site of Chichen Itza. At a depth of about 40 meters, you swim surrounded by tropical climbers.

Mona Vale Pool in Australia

A paradise of natural pools, Australia has many of them on its coasts which are often dangerous for swimming. Notably that of Mona Vale north of Sydney.

The swimming pool of Saint-Malo in Brittany

Proof that you don’t have to travel miles to see a natural swimming pool. In Brittany, the one in Saint-Malo is fed by the tide and is capped by a diving board.

Porto Moniz Pool in Madeira

On the island of Madeira, the natural pools of Porto Moniz become a favorite spot for summer vacationers.

The Grotta della Poesia in Apulia

In Roca Vecchia, “the cave of poetry” is a natural swimming pool inspired by a legend, that of a princess who loved to bathe in these waters and who inspired many poets.

Fairy Pools in Scotland

It’s from a natural waterfall phenomenon at Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye. These green and blue water pools are popular with daredevil swimmers who brave the icy waters.