Deutsch: Insel / Español: Isla / Português: Ilha / Français: Île / Italiano: Isola
An island or isle  is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, or a holm. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago, e.g. the Philippines

In the travel, transport, and hotel context, an island refers to a landmass that is surrounded by water and is often a popular destination for tourists seeking a relaxing vacation or adventure activities. Islands can be found in oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers, and they offer a variety of attractions such as beaches, water sports, hiking trails, historical sites, and cultural experiences.

Here are some examples of popular islands in the travel context:

  1. Hawaii: Known for its beautiful beaches, tropical weather, and rich culture, Hawaii is a popular vacation destination for travelers from all over the world.

  2. Bali: Located in Indonesia, Bali is known for its stunning landscapes, ancient temples, and world-class surf breaks.

  3. Maldives: With its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches, the Maldives is a top destination for honeymooners and those seeking a luxurious island getaway.

  4. Santorini: A Greek island famous for its stunning sunsets, blue-domed churches, and white-washed buildings, Santorini is a must-visit for travelers to Greece.

  5. Phuket: Located in Thailand, Phuket is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious food.

Here are some similar things to islands in the travel context:

  1. Peninsulas: These are landmasses that are almost entirely surrounded by water but are connected to a larger landmass by a narrow strip of land.

  2. Atolls: These are ring-shaped coral reefs that encircle a lagoon, often found in tropical regions.

  3. Archipelagos: These are groups of islands that are clustered together, often with a shared culture or history.

  4. Cays: These are small, sandy islands that are formed on the surface of coral reefs.

  5. Islets: These are small islands that are often uninhabited and may be used as wildlife reserves or for scientific research.


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