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Private Island Resort in the Maldives

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A Maldivian Escape


The Maldives has become a popular beach destination not only because of its legendary sandy beaches and torquoise waters, but also because of the accommodations available there.  The country's tourism business has fed on a series of luxury resorts which have been built across its atolls, over two dozen groupings totalling hundreds of islands.  In this video, top contributor and drone pilot Veerdonkvisuals takes us on an aerial tour of, the Angsana Velavaru, a luxury resort on the Velavaru Reef.

Winebox Hotel in Valparaiso, Chile

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"Winebox Hotel", Valpraiso: The Coolest Hotel in South America


Valparaiso is Chile's second largest city, lying on the Pacific Coast of the country roughly 100 km (60 mi) to the northwest of the capital and principal city Santiago.  Valparaiso's winebox hotel may enjoy the distinction of being the world's only hotel made of recycled materials.  Contributor Absafilms used a drone to create an amazing aerial video of this highly unusual lodging.  The city continues to be an important shipping center, at one point having the nickname Little San Francisco.  

Hawaii's Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

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Four Seasons Hualalai in Hawaii

iDrone Aerials

Without doubt, one of the finest hotel properties in Hawaii is the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.  It is situated in the historic town of Kaupulehu, on the Kohala (northwestern) coast of the island of Hawaii, aka the "Big Island".  Opened in 1996, it's the only five-star (per AAA) resort on the island, and one of only four in the state of Hawaii.  Top contributor iDrone Aerials collaborated with the property's owner to create this magnficent aerial/ground tour of the resort and the surrounding area.  

Turkey's Mardan Palace

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Titanic Mardan Palace

Check out this stunning drone video of a famous ultra-luxury resort in the southern part of Turkey.  The Mardan Palace resort in Turkey's Antalya province had a star-studded grand opening in 2009.   And well it should have: with a reported cost of $1.4 billion, the 560 room property is believed to be the most expensive in history on a per-room basis.  Unfortunately, the roughly $2.5 million cost per room made the initial investment uneconomic, and the hotel was sold in 2015 for a fraction of its original cost.  

Qasar Al Sarab: UAE Desert Resort

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Qasar Al Sarab

Fabio Knoll

Qasar Al Sahab is a five star resort in the heart of the Middle Eastern desert.  It's in the United Arab Emirates, not far from the city of Dubai.  Top contributor Fabio Knoll created a stunning drone video of the recenly built resort.  The property is situated at the edge of the Empty Quarter, which covers roughly the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula and is the largest uninterrupted area of desert in the entire world.  This area achieved a degree of fame by appearing as the planet Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Vietnam's Topas Ecolodge

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Unique Lodges Of The World

Sandrine Hecq

Vietnam's Hoàng Liên National Park lies in the country's mountainous northwestern corner, in the province of Lai Châu.  While there are several lodging options for visitors here, one of the most popular is the Topas Ecolodge, which is located right in the park.  Contributor Sandrine Heq, who ventures around the world to make travel videos that include extensive drone footage, created this stunning video of the park the lodge.  The video was voted a Drone Video of the Week winner in June, 2018.

Maui's Ritz-Carlton

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Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui


Amongst the many resorts and hotels in Hawaii, the Ritz-Carlton on Maui is considered one of the 2-3 best.  It's located on the northwestern shore of the island.  The hotel is part of a resort complex called Kapalua, which was built on an area of pineapple fields.   In addition to some of Hawaii's finest beaches, the Kapalua site includes Puʻu Kukui, a peak which is part of the West Maui Mountains.  You can check out this five star property from above in this drone video by contributor @joeynagrath.  

Miami's Biltmore Hotel

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The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida


Aerialfilmsmia created this beautiful drone video of the Biltmore Hotel in South Florida, one of the country's most well known lodgings.  Built in 1926, it's located in the community of Coral Gables, south of an inner suburb just south of Miami.  It was, for at least a time, the tallest building in Miami and home to the world's largest swimming pool.  It went into decline after World War II and ceased to be a hotel a number of years, re-entering the hotel business in 1987 as the fortunes of the area improved.  

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

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Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

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Top content creator and drone pilot Inigui attended a bachelor party at the Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.  The resort was built out of a large sugar cane farm in the southeastern part of the country in the 1970's.  Inigui's drone video will give you a bird's eye look at this famous resort on the Caribbean, which was built by the Gulf & Western conglomerate and was designed by the famous designer Oscar de La Renta.  Its golf course is usually ranked amongst the top 50-100 in the world.

Chile: World's Largest Pool

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The Largest Pool in the World (Chile)

Volare Video

Check out this stunning drone video of the world's largest swimming pool, compliments of contributor Volare Video.  The pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in central Chile was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest pool when it was completed in 2006.  It's situated in the town of Algarrobo, a bit over an hour's drive west of Santiago.  The pool is over 1,000 meters (about 3.3k ft.) long, and it holds a quarter billion (with a "b") gallons of H20, about 66 million gallons.  

Resort on Malaysia's Pangkor Laut Island

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Flying DJI Mavic Pro over Pangkor Laut Resort Malaysia by [4K]


Malaysia's state of Perak is in the northwest of the country's peninsular section - ie, the portion of the country lying on the Malay Peninsula on the mainland of Southeast Asia.  The coastal parts of the state feature beautiful white sand beaches and islands dotted about in the Straits of Malacca.  Among the many resorts which have spring up in Perak, the best may be Pangkor Laut Resort on the tiny Pangkor Laut Island.  See it from the air courtesy of contributor Alexpixelcam and his DJI Mavic Pro drone.

The Intercontinental Hotel, Mauritius

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A Day by the Intercontinental Hotel, Mauritius

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Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island paradise.  Consisting of one main island and several smaller ones, it sits several hundred km east of the island nation of Madagascar.  Contributor Travelers to Mauritius have their pick of five star resorts, but one of the finest may be the Intercontinental Hotel.  In this video, you will be treated to a bird's eye view of this marvelous resort property on the torquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, in the heart of one of the world's emerging top beach destinations.

Four Seasons Hotel, Johannesburg

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Four Seasons Hotel - Johannesburg - South Africa


Johannesburg is by far the largest city in South Africa, with a metro population of nearly 10 million.  It is located in the northeastern part of the country, in the province of Guateng.  While it offers many lodging accommodations, perhaps the finest hotel in the city is the Westcliffe, a Four Seasons Hotel.  Contributor Riseaboveearth used a DJI Inspire 1 drone to create a captivating aerial video of this five star property in the city considered to be the center of the worldwide gold and diamond industry.

The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida

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The Breakers Palm Beach Queen of the Drone Style

Queen of the Drone

Sitting just across the Intracoastal Waterway from the larger city of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.  The oldest and most fashionable hotel in Palm Beach is the Breakers, a 538 room lodging built by oil and railroad tycoon (and John D. Rockefeller Standard Oil partner) Henry Flagler in 1896.  Top contributor Queen of the Drone treats us to a spectacular aerial tour of this magnificent hotel on one of America's most exclusive beaches.

Cariblue Resort, Costa Rica

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Marco G.Lerin

Costa Rica's eastern (Caribbean Sea) coastline is full of amazing tropical beaches, many of which compare well with the best of the Caribbean island beaches.  One of CR's best is around Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a town near the southern end of the country's Caribbean (eastern) coastline.  In this drone video, contributor Marco G. Lerin provides a great bird's eye view of the Cariblue Resort, a great luxury lodging option for travelers seeking a relaxing stay in this beautiful seaside town.    

Resort on Vietnam's Coast

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Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa (Phú Lộc - Vietnam)


Phú Lộc is a rural district of Thừa Thiên–Huế,  one of the provinces which make up the North Central Coast region of Vietnam.  Situated along the South China Sea (which is considered an extension of the Pacific Ocean), it's a picturesque place for a relaxing vacation like the one drone pilot Mattcoq took over the Chinese New Year. Check out the aerial views of the beautiful beaches and water surrounding the exotic vacation homes.  The video was shot with the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone.  

Private Island in the Philippines

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Mesmerizing Beauty of Lakawon Island

dROneY (Drone ne Roy)

With over 7,000 islands in the Philippines, it's probably not surprising that some of them are quite small - small enough to be a private resort.  Here is one of them.  It's called Lakawon Island, which is situated off the western coast of the island of Negros in the central Philippines.  It's only 32 acres, but as you'll see from this drone video by dROneY that's plenty of island when it's all one resort.  The white sand beaches here compare favorably to the best that legendary spots like Boracay have to offer.  

Five Star Resort in Bali

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L.A. Drones Features Anantara Resort in Bali


Top contributor LA_Drones collaborated with one of the top resorts on the tropical Indonesian island of Bali to create this awesome aerially-focused travel video.  The Anantara resort is situated in the area of Seminyak, the top beach town at the southern end of Bali's main island.  It's on the western side of the island, just west of the capital city Denpasar.  The Seminyak area is home to some of the top resorts in Bali, one of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands which which extends east of Java in southern Indonesia.  

Island Resort in Southern Thailand

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Gajapuri Resort and Spa, Ko Chang, Thailand


Contributor and pilot 65photocinema8 created this beautiful drone video of a resort on an island in the Gulf of Thailand.  The Gajapuri Resort is located on Ko Chang Island, which lies off of Thailand's eastern seaboard in the province of Trat.   Depending on the method of enumeration, Ko Chang is either the country's second largest island (after Phuket) or its third largest (after Phuket and Ko Samui).  Its name translates to "Elephant Island" in reference to its elephant shaped headland.  

Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas Resort by Drone

Douglas Thron

Cabo San Lucas is a resort town located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.  Cabo has something to offer everyone, from beachgoers to kite surfers, fishermen, off-road adventurers, and cruise ship passengers.  Contributor Douglas Thron used a drone to capture Cabo's flavor from a high end resort on the beach.  The bird's eye views of this beach paradise will help you understand why it is one of the most popular vacation spot in a country which is full of world-class beach destinations.

Iran's Malek-o Tojar Antique Hotel

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IRAN - 2000 year old Hotel - UNESCO


If you are thinking of taking a trip to Iran, you will definitely want to check out this drone video of an antique hotel in the center of the country, compliments of contributor @VanSleepers.  It's called the Malek-o Tojar Antique Hotel, and it's in an ancient mansion in the provincial capital city of Yazd.  The 23 room hotel is in the heart of the old city, which is reknowned for its unique Persian architecture and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The city is about 625 km (around 380 mi.) southeast of Tehran.  

Maxx Royal Kemer, Turkish Riviera

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The stretch of Mediterranean coastline near the southern Turkish city of Antalya has become home to some of the most expensive resort properties in the world.  In this drone video by antalyaaerial, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort, one of the more well-known five star resorts in the area.  It's located in Serik, a bit under 40 km (around 28 mi.) east of the city (and  provincial capital) of Antalya.    It's considered one of the finest resort properties on the famed Turkish Riviera.

Nizuc Resort, Cancun, Mexico

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Nizuc Resort & SPA Cancun

Travel Droner

Check out this amazing drone video of one of the top resorts in the Mexican beach town of Cancun, compliments of contributor and pilot Travel Droner.  The resort is situated near the south end of the main hotel zone, near Punta Zinuc.  It makes for a much more secluded feel compared to what is on offer with the larger resorts to the north.  When you watch the video of this stunning property, you will see why the influential magazine Travel + Leisure named Nizuc one of the world's top 100 hotels in 2018.  

Cragun's Resort in Northern Minnesota, USA

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Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake


The area of lakes around Brainerd in north-central Minnesota has emerged as one of the prime "cabin" type destinations in the Midwestern USA.  The epicenter of the district is Gull Lake, which is located northwest of Brainerd and is the largest lake in the region. It's home to many hundreds of lakeside homes as well as 19 resorts as of mid-2019.  In this drone video by BlazeAir, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of Gull's most well-known resorts: Cragun's, which is located on a southeastern extension of the lake. 

Tensing Pen Resort, Negril, Jamaica

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Tensing Pen Resort - Negril Jamaica

AnDroneMeda One

Tensing Pen is a famous resort in Jamaica. It's located in Negril, the main beach community on the western side of the island.  Negril was somewhat slower to develop as a Jamaican destination; its development began when a modern road was built to Montego Bay (to its northeast) in the 1950's.  As seen in this drone video by AnDroneMeda One, Tensing Pen was built in the early 1970's and has been renovated several times since; it's located on a small peninsula just south of the now-famed Seven Mile Beach. 

Grand Hyatt Bali

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Exploring Bali, Indonesia!


Contributor and pilot Ronny Browers runs one of the world's premier aerial travel video companies Drone Heroes, he is based out of the Netherland’s but spends much of his time in Southeast  Asia. In this video, which was produced with both drone and ground camera footage, he gives us an inside look at the Grand Hyatt Bali.  This five star property is located towards the north end of Nusa Dua Beach, which runs along the southeastern part of the island and is considered one of the world's finest beaches.  

Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City

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" Cloud Atlantic" Atlantic City Cinematic Drone Trailer [ 4K ]


Check out this visually stunning look at the city of Atlantic City, New Jersey being overtaken by a cloud formation at sunset.  Situated near the middle of the stretch of Atlantic Ocean coastline known as the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City evolved from a beach getaway to the gambling capital of the USA's East Coast.  The video brilliantly shows the newest and most prominent addition to the cityscape: the Ocean Resort Casino.  Opened in 2012 at a cost of $2.4 billion, it filed for bankruptcy two years later.