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Maafushi, Kaafu Atoll


Maafusfi Island, Maldives Drone footage 4K


Former Drone Video of the Week Winner dronesantana007 brings us this magnificent aerial video from the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean.  The video was filmed over Maafushi, which is part of the Kaafu Atoll group of over 100 islands, nine of which are inhabited.  Located about 16 mi. (around 25 km) south of the Maldives capital city of Malé, Maafushi covers just a few dozen acres and is home to about 3k permanent residents.  Heavily damaged in the 2004 Tsunami, the island has emerged as a popular vacation destination.   

Thinadhoo Island, Vaavu Atoll


Maldives - We are but guests in paradise


To see why the Indian Ocean archipelago known as the Maldives has become one of the world's most desirable tropical travel locations, check out this amazing video by talented contributor AlgernonX.  Created with both drone and ground camera footage, the video was filmed on the island of Thinadhoo, which is one of the five main islands of the Vaavu Atoll.  With a full-time population of less than 2k, the Vaavu Atoll is one of the smallest groupings of the Maldives, which consist of about two dozen atolls spread out over a vast area.  

Kaafu Atoll: Gulhi Island and More


Gulhi Island, Maldives Drone Footage in 4K


The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives is composed of over two dozen atolls spread out over tens of thousands of square miles/km of open ocean.  In this outstanding aerial video by former DVOW Winner dronesantana007, you will fly over parts of the Kaafu Atoll, which consists of over 100 islands, including over 50 which are private resort islands and nine other inhabited islands.  The video includes shots of Gulhi Island, its tiny satellite Kuda Gulhi, and the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort on the private island of Dhigufinolhu.

DJI Mavic Pro 2 over the Maldives




An aerial view of dozens of dolphins, Manta rays, surfers, and more, that’s what you get in this drone video by top contributor and pilot imoveisbrasilbahia. She’s taken her DJI Mavic 2 Pro out of the Maldives to take in the crystal clear waters that surround the island. If you’ve never seen a Manta ray from above, you need to check this out. The large fish has horn-shaped fins, forward-facing mouths, and long tails. The families of dolphins are also incredible to see from above. 

Maldives Aerial Views


One day in the Maldives V2 @Followmypath on Instagram


If you want to see why the Maldives has become an up-and-coming destination for international travelers, check out this fantastic piece from top contributor pilot Followmypath.  It was filmed over several (unnamed) islands in this Indian Ocean archipelago nation, which is spread out over 26 atolls covering a vast stretch of the sea. With fewer than 400k permanent residents (of which over a third live in the capital), many of the hundreds of islands and islets which make up the country are virtually or entirely uninhabited.   

Maldives by DJI Mavic Pro


Maldives - DJI Mavic Pro - 4K


The South Asian tropical destination of the Maldives is simply stunning from an aerial view. Contributor Th3venture captured drone footage and underwater shots to highlight this special place that's bursting with blue lagoons, diverse sea life, and endless white sand beaches.  Despite consisting of hundreds of islands, the Maldives is the smallest Asian country by area and population.  The aerial views of these tiny islands dotted about the stunning blue waters will leave you breathless. 

Fun in the Maldives


Maldives like you've never seen before!


For an enticing aerial tour of the tropical paradise known as the Maldives, this video by top contributor DroneHeroes is hard to beat.  He shows us the impressive range of recreational activities available in this Indian Ocean archipelago.  The video features epic shots of luxurious villas on private islands, jetskiing in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, kiteboarding, powerboating, and much more.  Asia's smallest country, the Maldives is a group of island archipelagoes spread out across the Indian Ocean.

Malé Atoll


Maldives Male Atoll

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The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives consists of a series of tiny atolls spread throughout a large stretch of the Indian Ocean.  The most important of these is the Malé Atoll, consisting of a north and south island, the latter of which is the country's capital, Malé.  The Malé Atoll is situated toward the northern end of the Maldives archipelago, which stretches for a length of about 2k km (around 1.2k mi.).  You can check out this bit of paradise from above in this drone video by contributor gyrex.

Kandima: Five Star Maldives Resort


Maldives: Paradise on Earth


The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives has carved out an enviable niche in the world of high-end travel: private island resorts.  With hundreds of islands spread out across two dozen atolls, the travel industry has been able to create private resort properties out of some of the smaller, heretofore uninhabited islands.  In this drone video by top content creator and pilot 70daysaroundtheworld, you'll get an aerial tour of the Kandima Island Resort, a five-star property which sits on its own island in the Dhaalu Atoll.

Cinnamon Haakuraa Resort



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Content creator and drone pilot Sandrine Hecq is one of the top travel vloggers; and she has created a huge following for her videos which mix drone and ground camera footage of exotic spots.  In this video, she takes us high above the Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Resort in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.  Long piers are lined with romantic huts that hover over the crystalline sea, where visitors relax and enjoy the tropical views including dolphins. This remote island paradise is quite the sight from above.

Neeru, North Malé Atoll


Dji Mavic Pro - Meeru Island Maldives

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Check out this drone video of a private island resort in the Maldives, compliments of AirVuz contributor Salih Akbai.  He filmed the island of Meeru in the Malé Atoll, the most prominent concentration of islands in this far-flung Indian Ocean archipelago nation.  Meeru is a long, narrow island - roughly 1.2k meters long (about three-quarters of a mile) by about 350 meters wide (around a quarter-mile).  Like a number of the islands which make up the Maldives, it's essentially owned by a single resort.  

Angsana Velavaru, Velavaru Reef


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.

The Maldives by FPV


FPV Summer Dream | Maldives | Manuel Bassil


The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives is known for its thousands of tiny islands, some of which have been converted to private resorts.  What better way to see this emerging form of high-luxury travel than with a first person view (FPV) drone?  Top AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot MANUEL BASSIL | MANUX | MR FPV shows the way with this stunning piece, which was filmed at the Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island resort.  The island is reachable by ferry or seaplane from the nearby main island of Malé.  

Maldives Surfing Scene


Surfing in the Maldives


The Maldives, a group of islands spread out over the Indian Ocean, are known as a top tropical beach destination.  What is perhaps less known is that a number of the outer islands also offer some world class surfing, on a par with Australia, Bali, or South Africa.  Top contributor Drone Heroes, who has a large Instagram following and makes travel videos incorporating drone footage from exotic locations around the world, used a drone to capture the epic Maldives surfing scene from an aerial perspective. 

Leeru, North Malé Atoll


Besos from Maldives

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Husband and Wife Team Besos - aka the Flip Flop Squad - has traveled throughout Asia and Australia creating their trademark videos which incorporate epic drone footage and multiple "dronie" shots.  In this piece, they send their regards from the Indian Ocean paradise known as the Maldives.   Their destination here was the island of Meeru, which is part of the country's North Malé Atoll.  Using their trademark mix of drone and ground camera footage, they show us once again that these people known how to have FUN.

Kihava Island


Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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One of the reasons why the Maldives have become so popular as a beach destination is the availability of seaside villas.  Some of these tiny islands are now essentially private resorts, where travelers can relax in an environment that comes very close to being the ideal tropical paradise.  Top contributor Fabio Knoll created this spectacular drone video of one of these resort-islands, the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas.  It's on Kihavah island, one of the 26 which make up this tiny nation. 

Ihuru Island Resort


Ihuru Island Resort - Maldives


This drone video by contributor Timnevellphotography will give you a bird's eye view of an example of the type of private island resort which have made the Maldives one of the go-to destinations for travelers with ample resources.  The Ihuru Island Resort is one of the islands of this highly dispersed archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean.  As the name suggests it's its own island.   Whether it's a few days or a few weeks, travelers to this resort can enjoy their stay in the tropics in splendid isolation.

Baros Island Private Resort


The Sand Bank at BAros - The Maldives


Check out this magnificent drone video of a private island resort in the Maldives, compliments of AirVuz contributor JadFakhry.,  He filmed the Baros Island Resort, a small but highly luxurious property in this tropical paradise island nation of the Indian Ocean.  Among the amenities of this five star resort is an idyllic-looking sand bar located just off the main island.  It's these sorts of unique, high-end, and very private resort properties which are making the Maldives one of the world's up-and-coming beach destinations.  

Nalaguraidhoo: Raa Atoll


Paradise Maldives

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Top AirVuz contributor Elb Cut Media brings us this marvelous drone video from the Maldives, an archipelago nation spread out over a giant expanse of the Indian Ocean.  The island filmed is called Nalaguraidhoo.  It's part of the Raa Atoll, one of about two dozen which make up the country.  The island is roughly 1.6 km long (around a mile) and about 300 meters wide at its widest point (around 1.4k ft.).  Like many of the Maldives, Nalaguraidhoo is privately owned by a single resort, making for a highly secluded feel.  

Cruise Boats in the Maldives


Maldives Carpe Diem 2018

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Ride along with contributor and pilot Oliver Leyba, who combined drone, ground camera, and underwater footage to create this memorable video of a boat trip through the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives.  With hundreds of islands spread out over two dozen atolls covering a vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a paradise for boating.  "Cruise-boats" like the Carpe Diem can transport 20 or more passengers to experience the country's many attractions ranging from diving to surfing.  

Surfing Bikinis in the Maldives


KALOEA Surfer Girls - Absolute Maldives (HD Drone)

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Kaloea Surfing Bikini Company has a product that many people didn't know existed - it's a bikini that is designed to stay on while surfing.  To promote the product, the company sends models around to exotic surfing locations around the world.  A few years ago, they started adding drone cameras into the mix, to be able to capture the full picture.  In this video, you'll see the Kaloea Surfer Girls take on the waters of the Maldives, an island archipelago spread out over a largest expanse of the Indian Ocean.  

Malé: Maldives' Capital City


Male', capital city of Maldives


The Maldives islands in the Indian Ocean are spread out over a long stretch of the sea, yet they collectively only cover about 300 square km (around 115 square mi.).  Nearly a third of the country's 400k+ inhabitants live in the capital city of Malé, which covers just a few square km/mi. in one of the northernmost of the country's atolls.  Perhaps surprisingly, that makes it one of the most densely populated cities on earth.  Check it out from above in this drone video by top contributor seefromthesky.  

Baros Resort's Private Piano Deck


The Piano Deck at Baros - The Maldives


The tiny Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives has a massive advantage in attracting serious resort investment - no other country has so many tiny islands that can be developed into private resorts.  In this excellent drone video by JadFakhry, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of them - the Baros Resort, which is a private luxury island resort in the North Malé archipelago.  As befitting any five-star resort, it has something that no other resort has - a floating piano bar, for those who seek even more seclusion!  

FPV: Pirivate Island Resort Tour


Maldives FPV


One of the reasons why the Indian Ocean archipelago nation known as the Maldives has become a world-class beach destination is the growth of private island resorts - essentially, resort properties which cover entire (usually very small) islands.  In this first person video by top AirVuz contributor kalash.fpv, you'll get a unique perspective on one of these bits of paradise - by first person view (FPV) drone.  The tour of the five-star property earned this content creator a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in May of 2023.  

Paradise Island, North Malé


DJI Phantom 3 Advanced - Maldives - Paradise Island Resort & Spa FullHD


The North Malé Atoll in the Maldives has turned into a sort of test lab for the high end resort industry.  That's because the atoll is made up of dozens of tiny islands that can be developed into private luxury properties, with each property suited to the size and shape of the island.  In this drone video by AdemKaya87, you'll get an aerial view of one of these properties. It's called Paradise Island Resort. As you watch, try to imagine duplicating this resort on any other island - it simply could not be done.

Angsana Velavaru Drone Views


Angsana Velavaru Maldives MoodFilm


The Angsana Velavaru is a luxury resort in the Maldives, the archipelago nation located in the Indian Ocean.  Like many resorts in the Maldives, the Angsana Velavaru features private villas which complete the feeling of being on one's own island.  Top content contributor Veerdonkvisuals, who ventures the world making travel videos, created this spectacular one of this amazing resort.  The video, which combines aerial and ground camera footage, may make you reconsider your next beach vacation. 

Nine Days in the Maldives


Splendid Maldives

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One thing which stands out about the Maldives, the archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean, is the sheer geographic extent of the atoll.  While the total land area of the country is modest (in fact, it's the smallest country in Asia), the total area over which they are spread is enormous.  In this video, top contributor Aerial Entertainment Studios showcases nine days worth of drone shooting of some of the most exclusive resorts located in what could accurately be described as, "Paradise on Earth".

Maldives by FPV


Maldives - Paradise Island


Check out this first person view (FPV) drone video from the Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives, compliments of AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot fpv_kuskov.  The video was shot at a resort on one of the islands of the archipelago, which is spread out across a vast stretch of the Indian Ocean and consists of about two dozen atolls.   With many of these islands home to individual resorts, the Maldives has become an increasingly popular beach destination.  This video was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in October, 2022.  

Thoddoo Island


Thoddoo Island Maldives | See from the Sky


The Maldives is a series of atolls in the Indian Ocean, spread over a huge area.  The country's almost innumerable islands are grouped into a number of mini-archipelagoes.  One of these is Alif Alif Atoll, best known as the group which contains Thoddoo Island.  In this video, surrounded by the crystal blue water of the Indian ocean, contributor and drone pilot seefromthesky captures the breathtaking tropical landscapes and gorgeous sandy beaches of this marvelous speck of an island in the Indian Ocean. 

Maldives Compilation


The Maldives from Above 🇲🇻

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The republic of the Maldives is an Indian Ocean nation made up of 26 island archipelagos covering a total land area of just over 100 square miles, spread out over an enormous water area.  It's the smallest country in Asia, both in terms of population and land area.  Despite its diminituve size, the Maldives archipelago (actually a series of archipelagoes) has become one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world. Watch this aerial compilation that counts down the top 10 reasons to visit the Maldives.



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