6 Vacation Ideas For Those Who Love The Water

Vacations can be fun and restorative for a number of reasons, but they're often made extra special when water is involved. Whether it's being on a beach by the ocean or right alongside a majestic lake, large bodies of water provide ideal opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and sensational views. If you want to make your next getaway a splash, these trip ideas will have you covered. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Vacation Suggestions For Water Lovers

Name Location
SwimTrek Swimming locations around the world
Rockywold Deephaven Camps Squam Lake in Holderness, New Hampshire
Waterfront Hotel at High Peaks Resort Lake Placid, New York
Island of Bermuda Bermuda
Shore Hotel Santa Monica, California
Shoreline Lake Mountain View, California

SwimTrek in Malta

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Everyone deserves to take a vacation from time to time. A common requirement is to find a place to visit that is near water, whether that is the beach, a lake, or an island getaway. In no particular order, this list has 6 vacation ideas for the water lover you know.

Coming in at #1 is a swimming vacation through SwimTrek where you can experience open water swimming in some of the world's most beautiful locations. With trips ranging in duration from six to eight days, you'll have plenty of time to explore your chosen destination and take part in a swimming adventure vacation.

One of the classic SwimTrek trips is a tour through the Greek Cyclades where you can experience island-hopping swims around some of the most scenic islands in the Mediterranean. From sea caves and tunnels, to arches and islets, there is no shortage of beautiful topography and landscapes to explore, above and below the water.

From sea caves and tunnels, to arches and islets, there is no shortage of beautiful topography and landscapes to explore, above and below the water.

Next at #2 is Rockywold Deephaven Camps, a retreat on the shores of Squam Lake in central New Hampshire that was specifically created over a hundred years ago to provide a peaceful respite from the demands of our busy lives. Accommodations include cozy cabins, cottages and lodge rooms with rustic and vintage charm located on the shore of the lake.

Families enjoy meals in a home-style fashion. This unique experience provides you with the opportunity to take a swim, go fishing, or sign up for a range of activities like softball, boating, guided nature walks, and tennis. There are also many lovely porch corners, sunny docks, and secluded spots all over where you might read a book by the lake, relax or meditate to your heart's content.

At #3 is the Waterfront Hotel at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York. Across the street from the main hotel and Lake House, nestled along the shores of Mirror Lake, the waterfront rooms offer some of the most spectacular Adirondack views. It's a pristine nature experience located within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and other activities in town.

Across the street from the main hotel and Lake House, nestled along the shores of Mirror Lake, the waterfront rooms offer some of the most spectacular Adirondack views.

The resort offers outdoor gear such as Norwegian Kicksled rentals in winter and kayaks and paddleboats in summer. You can relax at one of the indoor or outdoor pools or cozy up in the lounge areas with a good book. This is a pet-friendly resort, so your dog is welcome to join you.

And at #4 is the island of Bermuda. Bermuda's beaches are legendary, but beyond the pink sand you'll find a mid-Atlantic island packed with experiences. Go sailing or shipwreck diving, explore ancient caves and subterranean lakes, uncover British colonial heritage in historic towns, celebrate with Gombey dancers, feast on one of the best fish sandwiches and wash it all down with one of the island's signature rum drinks.

From oceanfront resorts to intimate cottage colonies tucked into the hillsides, Bermuda offers many idyllic choices for where to stay. Private beaches, rolling golf courses, fine dining and attention-to-detail service are just some of the perks you'll find. The island's hotels, resorts, bed-and-breakfasts and historic inns are all dedicated to making your time a positive experience.

From oceanfront resorts to intimate cottage colonies tucked into the hillsides, Bermuda offers many idyllic choices for where to stay.

Next at #5 just steps from the world famous Santa Monica Pier, the Shore Hotel blends coastal California style with earth-friendly sustainability. Shore Hotel puts you near the best area attractions including shopping, dining, local farmers' markets and Los Angeles landmarks. Soak up the sunshine along Santa Monica's 3.5 miles of pristine coastline, or spend the day visiting local gardens, parks, and concert halls.

Revolutionizing sustainability within the hospitality industry, every aspect of the environmentally friendly hotel has been designed to reduce the consumption of natural resources. The swimming pool is heated by solar energy, low flow shower heads result in 20% water reduction over traditional shower heads, and more than 90% of guest rooms have a direct line of sight to the outdoors and natural daylight.

Last at #6 is Shoreline Lake located in the Silicon Valley region of California. Shoreline Lake is a man-made, 50 acre, salt water lake filled by waters pumped in from the San Francisco Bay that circulate back out into Permanente Creek. Predictable summer breezes and the snug, enclosed nature of the Lake make it ideal for learning to sail or windsurf.

Predictable summer breezes and the snug, enclosed nature of the Lake make it ideal for learning to sail or windsurf.

Shoreline Lake is one of the few places that offers a true respite in Silicon Valley. With a diverse range of classes, equipment for rent, and activities, Shoreline Lake's Boathouse and American Bistro has something to offer everyone. Of course, no requirement exists to do anything other than enjoy the view and take in the tranquility that is Shoreline Lake.