10 of the most beautiful blue


10 of the most beautiful blue lagoons in the world [photos]

While Pretoria’s new ‘beach’ and residential complex provides an unusual (or artificial) oasis for Gauteng locals, here are nine real blue lagoons worth checking out:

10 of the most beautiful blue


With Pretoria getting a new man-made ‘beach’ thanks to South Africa’s first clear-water lagoon, here are nine blue lagoons that are said to be an absolute ‘must-see’ according to Getaway Magazine:

1. The Blyde Crystal Lagoon, Pretoria

It took Balwin Properties two years to make history in Sub-Saharan Africa, by constructing the first ‘beach’ of its kind, The Blyde Crystal Lagoon.
The Blyde, which officially opened on 8 September, is an exclusive housing estate in Pretoria East, which features a (man-made) 1.5-hectare clear-water blue lagoon.

Also readPretoria beach: 10 pictures that make us want to visit The Blyde


2. Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is said to be “an otherworldly wonder in the heart of a volcanic landscape”. The geothermal spa can be located in southwestern Iceland near Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is about a 45 minutes drive from the capital Reykjavik. The lagoon has water temperatures of 39°C all year round.


3. The Great Blue Hole, Belize

The great blue hole is a tremendous underwater sinkhole that is located off the coast of Belize and lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef. The great blue hole remains one of the top attractions in Belize. It is not only a world-class destination for diving but also a rich habitat for a variety of marine life like nurse sharks, reef sharks, black tip sharks, and even giant groupers.


4. Blue Lagoon, Camino, Malta

The lagoon is a small bay with shallow, azure-colored water that’s located on the West coast of Comino, between the main island and Cominotto. The Blue Lagoon provides one of the most spectacular sights of the Maltese archipelago, attracting hundreds of tourists every day during the busy summer months.


5. Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia

Leave the pace of modern life behind when you visit Lord Howe Island, a lush blue lagoon natural paradise less than two hours by plane from Sydney and Brisbane.

6. Ölüdeniz Lagoon, Turkey

Ölüdeniz is a resort village on the southwest coast of Turkey. It’s known for the blue lagoon of Ölüdeniz Tabiat Parkı and the wide, white Belcekız Beach. Overlooking the village is Babadağ mountain from where paragliders take to the skies.


7. Twin Lagoon, Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines

According to Philippine Beaches, Twin Lagoon is that place and blue lagoon that you would not want to miss when you visit Coron. The place leaves people wondering if this paradise is real, stunning them with its unspoiled beauty. The name itself promises revelers and sun chasers that they will get not only one but two paradise treats!

8. Nanuya Levu (Turtle Island), Fiji

Nanuya Levu is a privately owned island of the Yasawa Group in Fiji and the site of the Turtle Island Resort, a sustainable luxury resort and also a locale for the romance adventure film The Blue Lagoon (1980).

9. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão, Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a protected area on Brazil’s north Atlantic coast. It’s known for its vast desert landscape of tall, white sand dunes and seasonal rainwater lagoons. Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Bonita are two of the largest blue lagoons.


10. Aitutaki Island lagoon, Cook Islands

This exclusive all-bungalow resort is also the only private island resort in the Cook Islands. The upscale all-adult island resort is only 700 meters from Ootu Beach and 2 km from Aitutaki Airport and another fine example of a Blue Lagoon.