I specialize in luxury resort drone photography. Traveling around the world, I have seen my fair share of luxury resorts. Trying to catch them all in that beautiful aerial perspective.

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If not, have a look at my luxury resort portfolio below:

Atlantis the Royal Luxury Resort – the Palm, Dubai

I was brought in as the director of aerial photography for the brand new Atlantis the Royal hotel in Dubai. This experiential luxury hotel is hot and famous (pre-launch by dj TiΓ«sto and opening by Beyonce & Kendall Jenner) and situated on the outside of the Palm Jumeirah island. Which gives it a magnificent view towards Dubai Marina and the ocean. Add in some beautiful curved architecture and you know you’ll get some stellar drone photos!

As the director of aerial photography I worked with a local team of drone pilots (piloting the DJI Inspire 2) and production assistants, to ensure we were able to obtain the drone & helicopter permits and capture everything within the scope of 6 shooting days. Finally I edited all the photos and videos, of which you can see a selection below:

Atlantis the Royal – Drone video

Atlantis the Royal Luxury Resort – the Palm, Dubai (2)

As part of the above director of aerial photography assignment, I also shot a set of lifestyle and luxury suite drone photos for the hotel, using different models. Here’s a selection featuring the Cloud 22 rooftop pool and some of the suites with private pool:

The Brando Luxury Resort – Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

I was invited to spend a few days on the private island of Tetiaroa, host to the remote luxury resort The Brando, named after the late actor Marlon Brando, who fell in love with the island and turned it into a private sanctuary. The only way to get there is via private plane, so that’s what we did ?

Marvel at the pristine beauty of Tetiaroa, as seen from the air 😍

The Brando Luxury Resort – Drone video

Four Seasons Luxury Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Definitely the most beautiful ‘overwater bungalow’ resort I’ve done in French Polynesia. The Four Seasons resort has a unique location on the outer rim with a splendid view on mount Otemanu at the heart of Bora Bora. It boasts 2 Y-shaped series of overwater bungalows and several lagoons to go snorkeling. Marvel 🏝️

Four Seasons Luxury Resort – Drone video

Intercontinental Tahiti Luxury Resort – French Polynesia

The Intercontinental Tahiti is an amazing 5-star resort on the island of Tahiti. Featuring some cool overwater bungalows and 2 beautiful pools, this hotel is very photogenic.

Intercontinental Tahiti Luxury Resort – Drone video

Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury Resort – Mauritius

One of my new all-time favorite 5-star-plus hotels in Mauritius, the Royal Palm Beachcomber brings tranquility, contemporary design, a beautiful private beach and some of the finest culinary experiences I have tried in Mauritius 🀀

Don’t miss this one 😍

Royal Palm Luxury Resort – Mauritius – Drone video

Intercontinental Thalasso Luxury Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia

You can find the 5-star Intercontinental Thalasso hotel on the incredibly beautiful island of Bora Bora. It is situated on one of the motus, so it gives you a impressive view on the majestic Otemanu volcano on the main island.

Boasting 2 fork-shaped overwater bungalows setups, it is truly a marvel from the air.

Intercontinental Thalasso Luxury Resort – Drone video

Paradis Beachcomber Luxury Resort – Mauritius

This 5-star hotel is situated next to the iconic Le Morne mountain and needless to say, this resulted in some incredible drone photos! On top of that the Paradis Beachcomber has a huge golf course within their 400-acres domain, as well as plenty of sports activities ⛳️

Paradis Beachcomber Luxury Resort – Drone video

Oberoi Beach Luxury Resort – Mauritius

Without a doubt one of the nicest 5-star-plus hotels I’ve ever been to. The Oberoi Beach gives priority to service and the well-being of their guests and the hotel premises clearly embody that as well. Honored to be working with them for 3 years in a row now. Prepare to be marveled:

Oberoi Beach Luxury Resort – Mauritius – Drone video

One&Only Le Saint Geran Luxury Resort – Mauritius

Drone photo shoot of this amazing 5-star-plus hotel in Mauritius. The One&Only Le Saint Geran has a really beautiful setting on their own private peninsula on the East coast of the island. It was a true pleasure working with this luxury hotel and taking these photos and videos for them for 2 years in a row.

Le Saint Geran Luxury Resort – Drone video

Check out more model drone photos from Le Saint Geran in my portfolio.

Shangri-La Le Touessrok Luxury Resort – Mauritius

Staying in this incredible 5-star-plus hotel was truly a unique experience. The Shangri-La Le Touessrok is situated on a peninsula on the East coast of Mauritius, which ensures you have sunrise and sunset views. Add in a very warm welcome and you know you’re in heaven.

Shangri-La Luxury Resort – Drone video

JW Marriott Luxury Resort – Mauritius

Located on the foot of the famous Le Morne mountain and directly overlooking the sunset from the beach, the 5-star JW Marriott hotel is a gem in Mauritius. Enjoy the old colonial architecture as you relax in this beautiful resort.

JW Marriott Resort – Drone video

Constance Belle Mare Plage Luxury Resort – Mauritius

This 5-star hotel from the Constance Group is beautifully situated along the East coast of Mauritius and has a magnificent golf course attached to it. Enjoy πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈβ›³οΈ

Constance Golf – Teaser drone video

Anahita Golf & Spa Luxury Resort – Mauritius

Boasting an 18-hole golf course of which 6 are ocean front holes, the 5-star Anahita hotel is uniquely set up in the Ile aux Cerfs lagoon. Its private villas and apartments make up one big rental pool, where each unit offers stunning views on the golf course and the lagoon.

Le Meridien Luxury Resort – Mauritius

Situated on the West coast, close to Pointe aux Piments beach, Le Meridien Ile Maurice 5-star hotel was completely renovated and reopened in 2022. Enjoy these sunset views.

Sands Suites Luxury Resort – Mauritius

The Sands hotel is beautifully situated at the end of the famous Flic en Flac beach. Enjoy swimming with dolphins with their boat, right from the beach. From their unique swimming pool you can enjoy marvelous sunsets, overlooking Tamarin bay with La Tourelle mountain and even Le Morne mountain in the background.

Intercontinental Le Moana Luxury Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Connected to the main island of Bora Bora, the Intercontinental Le Moana offers an amazing view over the lagoon with its crystal clear blue water. Get in the overwater bungalow and watch the fish swim by right at your feet.

Intercontinental Le Moana Luxury Resort – Drone video

Sofitel Kia Ora Mo’orea Luxury Resort – Mo’orea, French Polynesia

Another beautiful hotel with overwater bungalows, the Sofitel Kia Ora is located on the island of Mo’orea. I was invited for a day pass, chill by the pool and managed to take a few drone photos (even though it was very cloudy). What do you think?

Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Luxury Resort – Mauritius

Another 5-star hotel within the same Beachcomber group, the Trou aux Biches Beachcomber is located on the West coast of the island. The swimming pool has a great shape for drone photos and is situated right next to the white sand beach.

Beachcomber Luxury Resort – Drone video

The Westin Luxury Resort – Mauritius

Another 5-star hotel from the Marriott Group, The Westin hotel is situated in the beautiful Turtle Bay. From the hotel you can enjoy an incredible sunset view.

Heritage Le Telfair Luxury Resort – Mauritius

This 5-star hotel was constructed in the traditional colonial style and has a lot of charm. Just walking through their huge domain and listening to the many birds gives you instant inner peace. The Heritage Le Telfair also has a beautifully situated golf course with a view on the mountains.

Heritage Le Telfair Luxury Resort – Drone video

Manava Beach Luxury Resort – Mo’orea, French Polynesia

Another beautiful hotel on Mo’orea with 2 arms of overwater bungalows. When we stayed there at the Manava Beach Resort, I wasn’t very lucky with the weather. It turned out to be very cloudy at sunset. However these blue hour photos are still looking cool, in my opinion.