If you’re sitting at your desk right now, with only a view of the back of someone’s head and a grey wall outside the window, we apologize.And we must warn you: Upon seeing these pictures you will be struck with a deep longing to head to the Maldives. Over in the Maldives is the Grand Park Kodhipparu, a hotel with one very special feature.
Take a look at the location on Instagram and you’ll see a load of people in one spot: hanging out in a net over the sea. Essentially functioning as a massive hammock the hotel’s nets are suspended over the clear blue waters, allowing guests to lie back, look at the stars, and hear the ocean as they drift off to sleep. Can you imagine a more soothing way to snooze?
Of course, most influencers don’t use the nets for a quick nap. They’re using it for Instagram opportunities, getting a pal (or a drone) to snap pics as they lounge during the day time, sea and sky in the background. Handily, there’s a net bed for each of the 120 villas, so you won’t have to queue up to hop on and pretend to be asleep. What a relief. As with most Instagram hot spots, the hotel is on the pricier end of things, costing around £325 a night for a villa.
Don’t worry, there are proper beds inside the villas, so you don’t have to sleep outside every night (although, why wouldn’t you?). The hotel’s website reads: ‘Wake up to the beautiful sunny day in the private ocean water villa, located near the island facilities and offers limitless views of the sky and sea.
‘Also features a private terrace with sun lounger, inviting steps to the underwater world as well as an expansive bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower.’
Outside of the snazzy day beds, each of the villas also includes indoor and outdoor showers, a minibar, and immediate access to the reef and ocean. Lovely. Anyone fancy going halves on a stay?