10 Most Captivating Atolls in the World

An atoll is a ring of coral that originally developed entirely around the shoreline of an island, and which continues to grow upward as the island subsides or erodes.

The tiny country of Maldives in the middle of the Indian Ocean is made up of about 1,200 small atolls grouped into 26 atolls.

1. Atolls of the Maldives

Rangiroa is one of the largest atolls in the world and the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago

2. Rangiroa

3. Aldabra

4. Aitutaki Atoll

5. Caroline Island

6. Tikehau

7. Lighthouse Reef

8. Tubbataha Reef

9. Bikini Atoll

10. Funafuti

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