boast great swimming opportunities


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The islands also boast beautiful beaches, great swimming opportunities and some of the best seafood in Italy.

The above is also from "The Pontine Islnads: A mediterranena Escape." What does "boast great swimming opportunities" refer to? Does it mean "are proud of having many chances of swimming?" Thanks.
  • pob14

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    American English
    This, again, is somewhat overblown prose used to make every vacation destination sound like Paradise. It just means "has some nice places to swim."
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