Nongfa Lake in Laos

Lakes usually come with a sense of calm and serenity. Perhaps it’s the inland nature of lakes away from the residual effects of current of the open oceans. Lakes are usually formed in massive valley formations which make for great viewing. The world is simply peppered with lakes big and small. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful lakes that you can stay in courtesy of Booking.com

1. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

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The Plitvice Lakes sits in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This is one of the world’s oldest national parks in Southeast Europe. This place is known for its concentration of lakes – with up to 16 that can be seen from the surface and it is undoubtedly one of the biggest tourist attractions in Croatia. The lakes – filled with clear aquamarine waters – are interconnected by a series of waterfalls.  There are free boat services available for you to explore the many lakes and wildlife present, including wolves and bears!

Where to stay:
Hotel Jezero
Price: From RM 280 a night
Price with Cashback: From RM 240

2. Five Flower Lake, China

Five Flowers Lake, China

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Nestled in the the protected Jiuzhaigou National Park in the Sichuan Province of  China is the Five Flower Lake. The Five Flower Lake is generally considered to be the crown jewel amongst the many beautiful natural attractions in this nature reserve. The water in this lake is clear and presents a rather beautifully eerie sight of what lies beneath. The pristine turquoise waters look stunning, especially with the multi-coloured backdrop of leaves during fall – a true natural masterpiece.

Where to stay:
Jiuxiang Hotel
Price: From RM 211 a night
Price with Cashback: From RM 171

3. Lake Superior, Minnesota

Lake Superior, Minnesota

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An article on lakes without a mention of one of the lakes from America’s Great Lakes Region is preposterous. So, here is Lake Superior representing that region. As its name suggests, Lake Superior is the largest lake in that region and the world, in terms of surface area. It is here you can indulge in some true North-American great outdoors experience from kayaking, fishing,  hiking, canoeing and biking. Alternatively, you can just take a drive along the scenic route for a truly unforgettable experience.

Where to stay:

AmericInn of Tofte
Price: From RM 359 a night
Price with Cashback: From RM 319

4. Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

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Lake Lucerne is one of the largest lakes in the country and is located in the small bustling town of Lucerne. This lake has one of the most scenic backdrops in the world, surrounded by breathtaking mountains all over. This picture perfect location looks like something out of the silver screen. It is recommended to take one of the boat tours available there to experience it more intimately and in its entirety. With its majestic scenery, Lake Lucerne is definitely one for the romantics.

Where to stay:

Aparthotel Adler Luzern
Price: From RM 423 a night
Price with Cashback: From RM 383

5. Lake of Sainte-Croix, France

Lake of Sainte-Croix, France

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The Lake of Sante-Croix is actually a man-made lake but equally as beautiful as any natural formation. It has water as blue and the afternoon sky and surrounded by rocky gorges and cliffs that you can navigate in a watercraft. If going into the water is not your cup of tea, the lake also has a sandy shore where you can idle your time away.

Where to stay:

Hôtel Spa L’Ermitage
Price: From RM 298 a night
Price with Cashback: From RM 258

6. Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

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When one of the biggest international film superstars, George Clooney and also many other famous names, decides to pick Lake Como as the location for his holiday home, it must have really have something going on for it. Lake Como is a visual treat for everyone. Vintage architecture surrounds its shores and to give it that picture perfect touch are the Alps that serves as a magnificent backdrop. This location has been favoured for a long time – dating back to the days of Roman aristocrats.

Where to stay:

Hotel Olivedo
Price: From RM 573 a night
Price with Cashback: From RM 533

7. Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

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We head south this time, way south. All the way to New Zealand. When you think of New Zealand, you think of untouched natural beauty, clean air, pristine environment and sheep. Well, Lake Wakatipu doesn’t disappoint. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and lake beaches, it is the epitome of New Zealand’s natural pristine beauty.

Where to stay:

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Price: From RM 542 a night
Price with Cashback: From RM 502

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