One couple balances underwater adventure with serious relaxation on their romantic getaway.

If you plan to honeymoon in the Maldives, the couple recommends you schedule in ample travel time. "It's not easy for Americans to get to the Maldives—it's a long trip—and once you're there, you won't want to leave," Richard says. He suggests using the time spent flying there to read up on the country's culture and the environmental issues it's facing, especially climate change. "A trip here is far more rewarding if you realize that the Maldives, as beautiful as this island nation is, is much more than white beaches and aqua-marine water," says Richard.

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