There’s no denying that mermaids are having a moment right now and we’re totally on board.

If you dream of life under the sea, here are our ultimate fantasy travel spots to visit.

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1. Take a dip at Bondi Icebergs, Sydney

 

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This swimming pool and beach club has been open since 1929.

The sea pours into the saltwater baths for an authentic under-the-sea experience from a safe distance.

It helps that they’re very Instagrammable too.

2. Eat at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

 

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In The Little Mermaid, Sebastian sang about how life is better under the sea.

Ithaa was once named the most beautiful restaurant in the world so he may just have been right.

Come for a magical dining experience and maybe you’ll see what Ariel didn’t when she was so desperate to join the human world on land.

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3. Earn your fins at Mayim Mermaid Academy, Bournemouth

All every true mermaid fan wants is to find a way to live out their marine fantasy.

Learn how to swim like a mermaid for real in Bournemouth.

4. Visit the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark

Little mermaid statue in Copenhagen
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Admittedly, the statue is not the biggest draw of the Danish capital, but it is the home town of the Little Mermaid’s creator, Hans Christian Andersen.

On a tour of the city, it would be rude for any real mermaid lover not to make a quick stop.

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5. Visit Cape Cod, Massachusetts

 

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In 1984 cult classic, Splash, eight-year-old Allen Bauer is rescued from the sea by young mermaid Madison.

Imagine yourself as Darryl Hannah while strolling the beautiful beaches.

6. Get a seaweed skin wrap

Spa treatment room

All that time spent in saltwater can be very hard on the skin.

Book yourself in for a spa day and have a full body seaweed wrap.

Relax as your whole body is cocooned in essential oils.

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7. Watch manatees in Three Sister Springs, Florida

Manatee

It’s said that the legend of mermaids was inspired by the sight of manatees rising out of the water.

Travel to Florida to see the sea creatures for yourself.

8. Stay in an overwater bungalow in French Polynesia

French Polynesia

These dreamy cabins first came about to encourage tourists to visit islands that lacked sandy beaches, instead offering the best vantage point over the crystal-clear waters below.

Stay in one of these and you can dive in from your bedroom to be the water baby you were born to be.

Where are your favourite mermaid-inspired spots? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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