Heaven on earth awaits in the Maldives. The island nation attracts A-listers, luxury lovers, and honeymooners. The country’s capital, Malé, is often overlooked by travelers, but its colorful architecture and stunning mosques make it well worth exploring. However, note that the Maldives isn’t really for day-long treks and city slicking. Instead, travelers can take advantage of the clear-blue waters (where snorkeling and scuba diving are incredibly popular) and the serene stretches of white-sand beaches. Meanwhile, adventures can hop on a jet ski or charter a boat for the best island views (just don’t forget to snap a pic). The destination is home to plenty of luxury hotels to choose from: Private butler service and oceanfront villas, anyone?