Acclaimed as the cleanest lake in Europe, Lake Annecy will delight any traveler wishing to jump into the water. Among the many activities on offer are swimming and sports, and there are several places for visitors to bask in the autumn sun. The beach of Albigny is a few minutes walk from the city and, on the other side of the lake, the waterfall of Angon overlooking the cliffs: photo enthusiasts can not dream better.
Where to stay: Featuring a private pontoon with sun loungers on the shores of the lake, Hotel Restaurant Yoann CONTE Bord du Lac features a 500 m² garden and chalet-style rooms with a balcony and views. on the sublime lake.
Lake Kawaguchi, Japan
Whatever the time of year, Mount Fuji is always dazzling. At Lake Kawaguchi, it is possible to enjoy the hot springs of the city while admiring the mountain from the north shore. During the cherry blossom season, the snow-capped peaks are decorated with pink flowers while in autumn, the tones are warmer and brighter.
Where to stay: Nestled in the heart of a peaceful red pine forest, glamping complex Hoshinoya Fuji offers a restaurant, bar and rooms with lake views. It’s nice to enjoy freshly brewed coffee on the terrace and enjoy activities such as walking, horse riding, stargazing and more.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
The Plitvice Lakes, located in the heart of the National Park of the same name, are incredibly beautiful. Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the lakes hypnotize by their turquoise waters and their 16 waterfalls. Difficult not to imagine in a small corner of tropical paradise! Several hiking trails are accessible at the entrances of the park and for a more peaceful walk, it is possible to board the ferry sailing on the lakes.
Where to stay: Located in a protected area, just a 5-minute walk from the highest waterfall in the National Park, B & B Plitvica Lodge offers simply decorated rooms in an authentic wooded atmosphere. Go up on the terrace and admire the breathtaking scenery is part of the “must-do”.
Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Lake Taupo is unparalleled in beauty. Indeed, it lodges in the caldera of a volcano, formed 25 000 years ago. Today, visitors enjoy the benefits of such seismic activity by basking in the many hot water pools that dot the shoreline of Tapuaeharuru Bay. For fishing enthusiasts, the lake is famous around the world for the trouts that inhabit its waters.
Where to stay: The Point Villas is set in a private estate overlooking the crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo. Surrounded by trees, each villa has its own private, heated mineral water pool and a large terrace with lake views.
Lake Powell, Page, United States
Each year, 3 million visitors travel to Lake Powell located in the heart of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This reservoir was created in the 1960s and now offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, water skiing and aerial tours.
Where to stay: Located in Big Water and less than 12 miles from Lake Powell, the charming Dreamkatchers Lake Powell Bed & Breakfastfeatures a sun terrace and hot tub from which to admire the views.
Lake Maggiore, Italy
Located south of the Alps and in the heart of beautiful countryside in Italy, Lake Maggiore is one of the largest in the country. By taking a ferry to Stresa, travelers can go to Isola Bella, one of the most famous Borromeo Islands, to discover its famous Baroque castle dating back to the 17th century. To take the height and admire the view, just jump on board the funicular!
Where to stay: The Casali Relais della Cisterna occupies an eighteenth century building, surrounded by a private park overlooking Lake Maggiore. Guests can relax in the jacuzzi located in the park or on the free private beach