Image: Blue Lagoon Resort in Grindavík, Iceland

Few luxury pools in the world can measure to the authentic blue, green and turquoise shades of a natural swimming pool. As if nature had specially designed them for dreamy touristic brochures, here are some of the most amazing natural swimming pools around the globe.

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Texas, USA

Hamilton Pool Preserve Austin Texas

Mother nature was creating swimming pools long before people were. This one was created thousands of years ago, when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion. The pool is located about 23 miles (37 km) west of Austin, Texas.

Eco- Arqueological Park IK Kil, Mexico

Eco-Arqueological Park Ik Kil

This well known tourist attraction is called ‘cenote’, a condor of nature formed over centuries. They were considered sacred places for the Mayans, entrances to the underworld. The water in it is so old that it is considered fossil water.

Havasu Falls Natural Pool, Arizona, USA

Havasu Falls Natural Pool

What’s more luxurious than having a place like this all to yourself? It might not be easy but it’s not impossible. A limited numbers of tourists are allowed to visit the Havasu Falls Natural Pool by obtaining an entry permit from the Havasupai tribe.

Grotta della Poesia, Italy

grotta della poesia

Legend says a stunning muse once bathed here. This limestone pool is set on the Adriatic Sea, in Roca Vecchia, 15 miles east of Lecce.

Blue Lagoon Resort in Grindavík, Iceland

Claire Williams Blue Lagoon Resort in Grindavík

The lagoon holds six million litters of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours. It might not be 100% natural, but nothing else is added to this unique ecosystem which offers temperatures of 37-39°C / 98-102°F in the icy heart of Iceland.

Happy diving!