First, you would have to decide that the atoll was a viable option.
Plus, Kate and William could hardly have picked a worse time for their luxury vacation to a resort in Noonu atoll.
Local paper HaveeryOnline reports that the royal couple are known to be spending their vacation at a resort in Noonu atoll.
But there is a third kind of reef, of very common occurrence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, which goes by the name of "atoll."
The atoll is known, but uncharted, because it is far outside the routes.
Once more he raised the glass to his eye and gazed toward the inlet of the atoll.
With this chart a landlubber could have gone straight to the atoll.
At Bulubul, another island of this atoll, a downy young was obtained on August 22.
For a trifling sum I could have chartered a schooner and sought the atoll.
But the Misi and Cactus, unable to get clear of each other, went ashore on the atoll half a mile from the passage.
1620s, atollon, from Malayam atolu "reef," probably from adal "closing, uniting." Popularized in present form by Darwin's writings.
A coral island or series of coral islands forming a ring that nearly or entirely encloses a shallow lagoon. Atolls are surrounded by deep ocean water and range in diameter from about 1 km (0.62 mi) to over 100 km (62 mi). They are especially common in the western and central Pacific Ocean and are believed to form along the fringes of underwater volcanoes. Compare barrier reef, fringing reef.
A coral island that surrounds a lagoon. (See coral reef.)