Now you can sleep in a ‘hammock bed’ directly over the ocean in the Maldives – and travellers have been quick to realise the Instagram potential…
- The Grand Park Kodhipparu on the North Male Atoll has net beds installed in each of its over-water villas
- The suspended beds have become a hit with travel bloggers and Instagrammers looking for the perfect shot
- Resort says the beds are its most ‘Instagrammable spot’ and it has had an ‘overwhelming response’ to them
It’s the new must-have Instagram shot from paradise – lolling in an over-water hammock bed.
The Grand Park Kodhipparu resort in the Maldives offers ‘net beds’ in all its over-water accommodation, and guests have been quick to realise the Instagram potential of being photographed on them.
Travellers have posted countless pictures on social media of themselves lying mere feet above turquoise water, drifting off under the stars, topping up their tans and generally looking rather content with proceedings.
The Grand Park Kodhipparu resort has special net beds that are suspended over the Indian Ocean. Pictured is Qalisha Ray taking a nap on the bed during a recent visit to the resort
The beds have caught the eye of travel bloggers and Instagrammers, who have posted countless pictures on social media. The image on the left was posted by Bellafrisca and the image on the right by neng_ida
Arushi Gupta, the resort’s marketing manager, told MailOnline Travel: ‘The over-water beds have proven to be one of the most Instagrammable spots’
One Instagrammer, Qalisha Ray, who posted a picture of herself relaxing on one of the beds, wrote: ‘Spent most of my time here, cause nothing beats falling asleep to the sound of the gentle ocean.’
Neng Ida posted a picture of herself on Instagram enjoying a glass of wine on one of the beds and wrote: ‘Enjoying my sunset.’
While Bella Frisca said the beds were the perfect place for simply ‘day-dreaming’.
Arushi Gupta, the resort’s marketing manager, told MailOnline Travel: ‘Each villa, apart from the beach villas, have the over-water beds installed and they have proven to be one of the most Instagrammable spots.
‘We receive an overwhelming response from our guests all of the time.’
Pictured is Italian holidaymaker Cristiano Piccirillo relaxing on the bed. This image has received nearly 7,500 likes
The Grand Park Kodhipparu lies around 20 minutes by speedboat from the airport
The Grand Park Kodhipparu is located on its own island on the North Male Atoll and is a 20-minute speedboat ride from the airport.
The resort has a total of 120 villas, with most over the water and some on the beachfront.
The over-water villas start from £320 ($400) per night. They all feature a hammock bed and a private pool.
The biggest villa on offer is the £1,881-a-night Grand Residence, which boasts a net bed, a private swimming pool, an outdoor dining table and a glass floor so guests can gaze at the ocean wildlife beneath their feet.