Where do astronomers go on holiday? We’d wager that, given the choice, most would head to the Maldives. Turns out, thanks to pretty much zero light pollution, this tropical paradise is one of the best places in the world to gaze at the heavens – and now it can also lay claim to the most powerful telescope in the Indian Ocean, courtesy of the Anantara Kihavah resort, which has added an overwater observatory to its already eye-watering set of five-star amenities. The hotel’s resident astronomer trained with second-man-on-the-Moon Buzz Aldrin, so even if you don’t know your Omega Centauri from your Messier 13, you soon will. And once you’ve sated your astronomical thirst, there’s an underwater restaurant to dine in – because this is still the Maldives.