Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for great swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.

1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines

An island situated just off the coast of Palawan, this charming area gets few tourists allowing for some true R&R. Although it’s not easy to get to, the snorkeling alone is worth the trip.

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2. Maldive Islands

You can’t go wrong visiting any of the almost 1200 islands making up the Maldives, famous for the crystal clear water and white sandy beaches.

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