Sometimes, you stumble upon a destination tucked away in a far corner of the world that simply blows your mind.
Here’s one place you’ll want to add to that bucket list of yours. It’s called Jellyfish Lake. Located on Eil Malk island in Palau, it is one of 70 breathtaking saltwater lakes hidden on this South Pacific archipelago.
It’s not only one of the most famous snorkeling sites in on Earth, it’s also home to millions of golden and moon jellyfish. It has been speculated that these fascinating creatures became trapped in the lake, which is cut off from the rest of the island, some 12,000 years ago after a rise in sea levels.
Though the jellyfish do have their stingers, they are simply too tiny to be felt by humans.
In order to gain access to Jellyfish Lake, tourists are required to purchase a $35 pass. It is also forbidden to scuba dive, since this activity may disturb their habitat and expose you to the dangerous layer of hydrogen sulfide that hovers about 60 feet below the surface.
Several tour operators offer trips to this otherworldly destination, which is about a 45 minutes boat ride from Koror.
Check out some images of Jellyfish Lake in the slideshow above. They look like they are straight out of an underwater fairy tale.