Not far from Maui's Hana Highway are many natural waterfalls and swimming holes like "Pavillions," located a short walk from the paved road. (8/19/2001)  (Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Beautiful Waterfalls To Swim In Around The World
These falls in the Idukki District in Kerala, India, have a swimming hole at the bottom. It's relatively unknown, so you'll have a spiritual forest bath.
Anayadikuthu Falls
Reviewers note the peace and serenity of the Anayadikuthu, but it does come with a price — you're on your own. Bring food and first aid kits to enjoy this private paradise fully.
Blue Hole Falls in Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest is named after its beautiful, 15-foot-deep swimming hole colored a mesmerizing shade of turquoise.
Blue Hole Falls
Visitors enjoy the crisp, clear water and the sight of water tumbling down cliffs. Another waterfall flows from the Blue Hole, so when swimming, be careful to hold your ground.
Catarata Uvita in Costa Rica's Parque Nacional Marino Ballena is famous for a rock that slides down 25 feet through the waterfall into the deep, warm pool underneath.
Catarata Uvita
A small butterfly garden just before the waterfall adds an extra Edenic fluttering flourish. The slide has a brief sheer drop, but the pool below is about ten feet deep.
This 450-foot Fautaua Waterfall in the Tahitian mountains takes four to six hours to hike (and you'll need to ford some rivers), but the view is worth it.
Fautaua Waterfall
Fautaua Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Tahiti, and it flows into several different rock pools. Since getting there is so hard, you'll have the falls to yourself.
At this sacred site in the Karangasem region of Bali, you'll feel like an ancient king looking at thundering streams of water tumbling from jungle mountains.
Gembleng Waterfall
The waterfall gushes into tiny infinity-style rock pools, which are free and open to the public. Surrounding the falls are caves, trails, and little warungs of local refreshments.