HAM­MOCK TIME: TOP SPOTS TO SWAY AWAY

Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE / ESCAPE - es­cape.com.au

SONEVA JANI, THE MAL­DIVES: One of the new­est – and al­ready one of the most lauded – prop­er­ties in the ever-ex­pand­ing Mal­dives crop, Soneva Jani en­joys an en­vi­able lo­ca­tion next to the big­gest la­goon in the ar­chi­pel­ago. It’s also a ham­mock lover’s dream. This “play­ground for adults” also has free ice cream par­lours, Willy Wonka-style choco­late rooms and amaz­ing in-villa wa­ter slides that make get­ting into the ocean even more of a thrill. soneva.com JUMA AMA­ZON LODGE, BRAZIL: For Brazil­ians the ham­mock – or “rede” in Por­tuguese – is part of their cul­ture. To ex­pe­ri­ence it first-hand, head to one of the most re­mote ar­eas of the Ama­zon rain­for­est where Juma Ama­zon Lodge pairs out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and wildlife spot­ting with lazy af­ter­noons swing­ing hor­i­zon­tal. Each of the 21 bun­ga­lows comes with a ham­mock. The ad­ven­tur­ous can have an overnight jun­gle ex­pe­ri­ence – an open air slum­ber in one un­der a starry sky. ju­malodge.com.br SAL SALIS, WA: It’s an eco-glamp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the dunes of Cape Range Na­tional Park – each of the 16 tents of Sal Salis Nin­ga­loo Reef of­fers killer views of the bush and beach and a post­card-per­fect deck with ham­mock. Ex­plore the colour­ful 500-plus fish and 250 coral species on Nin­ga­loo Reef. Beyond the reef are the heavy hit­ters – whale sharks, dol­phins, hump­back whales and manta rays. sal­salis.com.au

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