Guide to Hammocks in the Maldives

Chill out in a hammock on the beach and enjoy the pleasure of sharing this special moment together

Hammocks come in a variety of styles and settings with the tropical paradise of the Maldives showcasing them all. Here is a Maldives Complete catalogue so you can find the hammock that’s right for your midday snooze swaying in the ocean breezes (partly inspired by Sakis post “The Art of Doing Nothing” which features a more artistic collection including #5 below)

  1. Classic HammockConrad Rangali Maldives [ABOVE]
  2. Padded / Free StandingCoco Bodu Hithi
    Hammocks - padded
     
  3. Traditional Maldivian Hammock SeatBandos
    Hammock - traditional Maldivian
     
  4. Woven – Baros
    Hammock - woven
      
  5. Cloth W Retreat
    Hammock - colourful
  6. SingleCocoa Island (thanks Paola)
    Hammock - single

      
  7. Canopy Beach Hammock
    Hammock - canopy beach hammock
     
  8. Beach Stand – Six Senses Laamu
    Hammock - beach stand
      
  9. Over Water HammockAnantara Dhigu
    Hammock - over water
      
  10. Shaded Over Water HammockTaj Exotica
    Hammock - shaded over water (2)
      
  11. Floating HammockConstance Halaveli
    Hammock - floating
     
  12. Water Villa Deck HammockVelassaru
    Hammock - water villa deck
     
  13. Pool-Side HammockThe Residence
    Hammock - pool side
     
  14. Trampoline Style HammockAngsana Velavaru
    Hammock - water villa trampoline
     
  15. Fish Net HammockOne & Only Reethi Rah
    Hammock - water villa fish net
      
  16. Pool Canopy HammockNIYAMA
    Hammock - pool canopy

Hammock Hamlet

anon - Shangri-La Villingili

If 3 hammocks isn’t enough for you, how about eight times that number?  When you think of that iconic, tropical deserted island image – a plot of sand with a palm tree – the very next step up in island category is the two palm version.  Just enough to suspend a hammock swaying in the ocean breeze.  And few people appreciate a lazy hammock than the Maldives fashionista set…

  1. Tridha Choudhury (India) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Tridha Choudhury (India) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  2. Mali Kosinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Mali Kosinska (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  3. Erica Mena (USA) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Erica Mena (USA) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  4. Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  5. Goldie Berlin (Germany) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Goldie Berlin (Germany) - Gili Lankanfushi
       
  6. Shanti Griffin (Australia) – Nika
    Shanti Griffin (Australia) - Nika
      
  7. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) - Hurawalhi
       
  8. Aggie Lal (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
    Aggie Lal (USA) - Six Senses Laamu
       
  9. Mary Alejo (USA) – Anantara Dhigu
    Mary Alejo (USA) - Anantara Dhigu
       
  10. S. Teodosieva (Russia) – Nika
    S Teodosieva  (Russia) - Nika
       
  11. Yana Leventseva (Thailand) – Royal
    Yana Leventseva (Thailand) - Royal
       
  12. Olga ST (Russia) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Olga ST (Russia) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
       
  13. Eryn Krouse (USA) – Club Med Mani
    Eryn Krouse (USA) - Club Med Mani
      
  14. Melissa Celestine Koh (Singapore) – W Maldives
    Melissa Celestine Koh (Singapore) - W Retreat
      
  15. Anastasia (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Anastasia (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu
       
  16. Jennifer Lopez (USA) – Velaa
    Jennifer Lopez (USA) - Velaa
       
  17. Tatiana Vasilieva (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Tatiana Vasilieva (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu
       
  18. Kira Maryanova (Russia) – Vilu Reef
    Kira Maryanova (Russia) - Vilu Reef
      
  19. Lindsay Silberman (USA) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Lindsay Silberman (USA) - Gili Lankanfushi
       
  20. Athena Silverfox (Netherlands) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Athena Silverfox (Netherlands) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  21. Boriana Dimitrova (Bulgaria) – Anantara Dhigu
    Boriana Dimitrova (Bulgaria) - Anantara Dhigu
      
  22. Hester Winkel (Netherlands) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Hester Winkel (Netherlands) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  23. Park Shin-hye (South Korea) – Soneva Jani
    Park Shin-hye (South Korea) - Soneva Jani

Hamming It Up For the Camera

 

With Hammock Day upon us, Maldives Complete brings you a break from our regularly scheduled Tour programming so a flirty thirty collection of the languid lounging lovelies to lighten up the day….

  1. Angela Martini (Albania) – One & Only Reethi Rah [ABOVE]
  2. Alana Mamaeva (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Alana Mamaeva (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
  3. Linzi B (United Kingdom) – Constance Moofushi
    Linzi B (United Kingdom) – Constance Moofushi
  4. Est Are (Nigeria) – Kurumba
    Est Are (Nigeria) - Maafushivaru

  5. Anastasia Barashkova (Russia) – Constance Halaveli
    Anastasia Barashkova (Russia) – Constance Halaveli
  6. Belén Rodríguez (Argentina) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Belén Rodríguez (Argentina) - Constance Halaveli
  7. Full Time Mamy (Thailand) – W Retreat
    Full Time Mamy (Thailand) - W Retreat
  8. Zemfira Jemchujnaya (Russia) – Taj Exotica
    Zemfira Jemchujnaya (Russia) - Taj Exotica
  9. Marinella Bezer (Romania) – Kurumba
    Marinella Bezer (Romania) - Kurumba
  10. Jenny Phm (Vietnam) – Six Senses Laamu
    Jenny Phm (Vietnam) - Conrad Rangali
  11. Lily Maymac (Australia) – Vilu Reef
    Lily Maymac (Australia) - Vilu Reef
  12. Maddison Lambert (Australia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Hammock Day - top
  13. Anna Pavlikova (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Anna Pavlikova (Russia) - NIYAMA
  14. Ksu Paris (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Ksu Paris (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu
  15. Anna Tataeva (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Anna Tataeva (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
  16. Justine Gallice (France) – Summer Island
    Justine Gallice (France) - Summer Island
  17. Lilly Williams (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Lilly Williams (United Kingdom) - Finolhu
  18. Siobhan Mcauley (Ireland) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
    Siobhan Mcauley (Ireland) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
  19. Zeina Alalami (Jordan) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Zeina Alalami (Jordan) - Sheraton Full Moon

  20. Ylianna Dadashi (USA) – Huvafenfushi
    Ylianna Dadashi (USA) – Huvafenfushi
  21. Mailis Penttilä (Finland) – Vilu Reef
    Mailis Penttilä (Finland) - Vilu Reef
  22. Alisa Ilieva (Ukraine) – Soneva Fushi
    Alisa Ilieva (Ukraine) - Soneva Fushi
  23. Ocean Bloom (Canada) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Ocean Bloom (Canada) - Gili Lankanfushi
  24. Natalia Tkalina (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Natalia Tkalina (Russia) - Paradise Island
  25. Annette Rian Skjølberg (Norway) – Anantara Kihavah
    Annette Rian Skjølberg (Norway) – Anantara Kihavah
  26. Mirjams Roth (Israel) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Mirjams Roth (Israel) - Sun Siyam Irufushi - Laisha
  27. Isabeli Fontana (Brazil) – Anantara Dhigu
    Isabeli Fontana (Brazil) – Anantara Dhigu

  28. Janie Tienphosuwan (Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu
    Janie Tienphosuwan (Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu
  29. A Liss (Russia) – Baros
    A Liss (Russia) – Baros
  30. Raphaella Sanches (Brazil) – Taj Exotica
    Raphaella Sanches (Brazil) – Taj Exotica

     

Best of the Maldives: Floating Garden – Constance Halaveli

Halaveli - floating garden

What really floats my boat when it comes to this hobby is discovering something I haven’t seen before. Having stayed at more Maldives resorts than anyone in the world, as well as regularly researching and scanning the digiverse for the latest developments, it’s harder to stumble upon something I haven’t seen. By my recent Instagram trawling yielded this nugget from Constance Halaveli. A HamacLand canopied garden raft described as “a cross between a personal island and a private VIP floating lounge”. Complete with his and her hammocks for swaying in the gentle ocean breeze and undulating ocean current.

Over the Ocean Smoulder Holder

Hailey Baldwin (USA) – Six Senses Laamu

Lounging over the water is possibly most quintessentially Maldive thing you can do when you visit. The water villas put your bed over the water and you can hear the gentle splashes of water ripples crashing into the supports as well as fish cavorting underneath. A dozen resorts will get you intimately close to the water with their lagoon hammocks. But those do mean getting into a swimsuit and getting your toes (at least) wet.

One of the increasingly de rigeur water villa accessories is the over water hammock. Suspended directly above the magic waters of the Maldives, they not only provide a languid perch, but also a particularly inviting backdrop for a photoshoot. Lori generally demurs from fancy poses, but I did get her to pose a bit more flamboyantly on One & Only Reethi Rah’s villa hammocks (I believe the first resort to introduce them). Even I have gotten in on the act (at Club Med Kani’s reception villa).

Here are the Maldives Complete top twenty kings of the slings…

  1. Hailey Baldwin (USA) – Six Senses Laamu [ ABOVE]
  2. Diana Dryn (Ukraine) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Diana Dryn (Ukraine) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  3. Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil) - Shangri-La Vilingili – GQ Brasil
  4. Nika Andryskova (Russia) – Amari Havodda
    Nika Andryskova (Russia) - Amari Havodda
  5. Dinel Dinel (Russia) Centara Ras Fushi
    Dinel Dinel (Russia) Centara Ras Fushi
  6. Alyssa Ramos (USA) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Alyssa Ramos (USA) - Shangri-La Vilingili
  7. Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
  8. Julie Taton (Belgium) – Kanuhura
    Julie Taton
  9. Paris Hilton (USA) – Velaa
    Paris Hilton (USA) – Velaa
  10. Kat (South Korea) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Kat (South Korea) – One & Only Reethi Rah
  11. Annette Rian Skjølberg (Norway) – Anantara Kihavah
    Annette Rian Skjølberg (Norway) – Anantara Kihavah
  12. Chriselle Lim (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
    Chriselle Lim (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
  13. Camilla MacIntosh (United Kingdom) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Camilla MacIntosh (United Kingdom) – Shangri-La Vilingili
  14. Belinda Young (Taiwan) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Belinda Young (Taiwan) – One & Only Reethi Rah
  15. Margaret MacPherson (Australia) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Margaret MacPherson (Australia) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
  16. Monlada Pongpanit (Thailand) – Anantara Kihavah
    Monlada Pongpanit (Thailand) – Anantara Kihavah
  17. Annie Osalu (Thailand) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Annie Osalu (Thailand) – Centara Ras Fushi
  18. Jessieann Lachowski (Canada) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Jessieann Lachowski (Canada) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  19. Dasha Sоlnechnaya (Russia) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Dasha Sоlnechnaya (Russia) – Centara Ras Fushi
  20. Rochelle Humes (United Kingdom) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Rochelle Humes (United Kingdom) – One & Only Reethi Rah