Idyllic, wild swimming holes, alluring lakes and magical coves; discover more than 60 locations around the world to experience The Joy of Water with this inspirational new book from Lonely Planet. Tap into the ‘water wellness’ trend with personal stories about the best places to take a dip and forge a stronger connection to the elements through interactions with water.
Divided into five chapters by continent (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania), journey to some of the world’s most far-flung corners in the search for sublime aquatic experiences, whether that’s for relaxing, contemplation or adventure. From wild swims off Britain’s remotest beach and coral reef-fuelled snorkelling trips in idyllic Mozambique, to sumptuous soaks in Iceland’s geothermally-heated pools and chill-out time with non-stinging jellyfish in Palau’s magical hidden lake, no corner is left unexplored.
With exquisite full-colour photography throughout and expert advice from Lonely Planet’s seasoned travel writers, be inspired to experience The Joy of Water all over the globe.
Featured experiences include:
Peering down a 354-foot drop from your spot atop Victoria Falls’ thrilling infinity pool in Zambia
Swimming in the sacred River Ganges as it bursts from the Himalaya and enters into India’s rolling plains
Snorkelling with the world’s largest fish, the mighty whale shark, in the kaleidoscopic coral reefs of Ningaloo off western Australia
Kayaking through the magical Fairy Pools on Scotland’s windswept Isle of Skye
Cooling off with a dip in Guatemala’s tranquil and jungle-clad swimming pools in Semuc Champey
Gazing at the hypnotising beauty of the surrounding mountains from Oregon’s Crater Lake, the deepest in the United States of America