Set like jewels in the Indian Ocean, the Maldivian islands are home to some of the world’s most outstanding resorts.

Rimmed with clear turquoise waters and blindingly white sands, these tiny patches of paradise invite guests to luxuriate in dreamy overwater villas, swim with tropical fish in sparkling lagoons, and dine in sand-floored or undersea restaurants with nothing but bright blue in sight.

Let these spectacular aerial shots take you on a virtual flight above the Maldives’ postcard-perfect island resorts:

Beautiful island in Asia
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
Island resort in the Maldives
Coco Bodu Hithi Resort
Luxury resort in the Maldives
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Overwater villas
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Most beautiful island resort
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa
Aerial view of a beach house
Hurawalhi Maldives
Overwater bungalows
Diamonds Thudufushi Beach and Water Villas
Exotic destination in the Maldives
Jumeirah Vittaveli
Island with white sand beach
Amilla Beach Villa Residences
Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island
Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island
Island surrounded by white sandy beaches
Dusit Thani Maldives
The only resort in the Laamu Atoll
Six Senses Laamu
Flying over Maldives
Cheval Blanc Randheli
The perfect getaway in the Maldives
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives
Aerial photography in Maldives
Kuramathi Maldives
Luxury water villas
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
Romantic beach house for two
Finolhu Villas
Tropical dream island in the South Ari Atoll
Mirihi Island Resort
One of the best hotels in Maldives
JA Manafaru
Beach villas with swimming pools
Grand Park Kodhipparu
The most romantic beach in the world
Kandima Maldives
Water pool villa
Milaidhoo Island Maldives
Island resort in the Maldives’ Lhaviyani Atoll
Atmosphere Kanifushi
Secluded island in Asia
Constance Moofushi
Floating restaurant
Niyama Private Islands Maldives
Villas in the Maldives
Amilla Fushi
Island in the North Malé Atoll
One&Only Reethi Rah
Beach bar at Kurumba
Kurumba Maldives
Large swimming pool on the beach
Reethi Faru
COMO Cocoa Island
COMO Cocoa Island
Island in South Malé Atoll
Velassaru Maldives
Heart-shaped island
Kandolhu Maldives
Small coral island in the Indian Ocean
Baros Maldives
Luxury island hotel
Fushifaru Maldives
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas