Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
9:00 AM 23rd April 2020

Hang In There With A Hammock Holiday!

As we all sit together in an extended layover to our next dream vacation, here’s a few ‘hammock holiday’ ideas we’ve roped together to make those lazy days go a bit quicker!

From poolside service in Corfu’s paradise to lovingly crafted jungle villas in Brazil, you’ll soon be hooked on the idea of a hammock holiday. So, take a seat and let us inspire you:

Maldives – Be Easily Swayed
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is situated on the private island of Furanafushi in the Republic of Maldives 1km and a 15-minute speedboat ride away from Malé International Airport. The five-star resort offers 176 guest rooms designed to blend into the surrounding turquoise waters, pristine beaches and lush greenery. Also boasting 7 unique restaurants and bars, the Shine Spa for Sheraton located on its very own island and 3 outdoor tropical fresh water pools.

Nightly rates at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa ( start from £315 per night based on two people sharing a Deluxe Garden View King Room on a B&B basis.

Brazil – A Hanging Haven
Exceptionally located in the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil’s Bahia State, this fabulous loft villa is an architectural masterpiece that offers privacy and relaxation in the heart of nature. A one of a kind jungle villa, this unique property has been lovingly crafted with the environment in mind, built solely from 60 year old naturally felled timbers, and offers the ideal romantic escape from the turbulence of modern day life. Step from the elevated terrace into the villa’s private, secluded garden and relax poolside with a good book and a long cool drink, and take in the sounds and the fragrances of the surrounding rainforest.

Sleeps two guests. Available through Stay One Degree for £215 per night. For more information

Greece – Rope In Your Friends
Villa Amaryllis is a rare haven of privacy and tranquillity that serves as a private relaxation retreat on the undiscovered island of Serifos. The villa owner’s passion for wellness is evident through the abundance of large outdoor spaces, including a dedicated yoga terrace and relaxation space with a beautiful view from the villa’s hammock. Guests are invited to absorb the magic of the Aegean views whilst practicing their sun salutations, and yoga sessions can be arranged on request through Bright Blue Villas’ concierge.

This four-bedroom property sleeps up to eight people and Bright Blue Villas ( offers Villa Amaryllis from £9,792 per week.

Italy – Come Hang Out
Set on an important 900 acre estate, this beautiful stone farmhouse rises in the hills above Rufina. Il Borgo Di Petroio from Tuscany Now & More makes for a perfect family villa thanks to its large size and recent renovation. A guest house features more rooms and leads to a charming courtyard with a second kitchen, brick oven and large fireplace. The villa’s large private swimming pool is the perfect place for children to play and for parents to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills, while sunbathing under the Tuscan sun. A playful or competitive match of tennis can also be enjoyed on the estate’s astro-turf tennis court.

This five-bedroom property sleeps up to 14 people and Tuscany Now & More ( offer Il Borgo Di Petroio from £4,933 per week

St Lucia – String Your Family Along
Nestled into 60 acres of lush hillside on St Lucia’s north western coast, Windjammer Landing is a Mediterranean style resort on a large crescent-shaped stretch of beach. The resort’s 201 guest rooms and villas range from stylish and contemporary waterfront villas to beachfront suites steps from the water’s edge and charming hillside rooms each designed to offer its guests beautiful views across Labrolette Bay and the Caribbean Sea.

Rooms at Windjammer Landing start at £215.00 per night with Villas starting at £394.00. For more information and reservations, visit