Best Views from a Hammock: 8 Amazing Hotels

St. Regis Hotel, Bora Bora, Tahiti. St. Regis Bora Bora
By Carrie Havranek

If you're feeling the urge to do nothing but lounge in a beach hammock on your next vacation, check out these hotels with amazing views from a hammock.

Whether you're reading, sunning, sleeping, or simply daydreaming in a hammock, sometimes vacations are meant for vegging out.

Photo Caption: St. Regis Hotel, Bora Bora, Tahiti
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InterContinental Resort and Spa, Cozumel. Courtesy of InterContinental Resort and Spa
What: InterContinental Resort and Spa
Where: Cozumel, Mexico
The Details: At this 220-unit resort, 132 rooms have private hammocks set up on a patio or balcony. From your hammock, you can see the Caribbean Sea.
How Much: From $209 per room per night
More Info: tel. 800/327-0200;

Photo Caption: InterContinental Resort and Spa, Cozumel
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The Royal, Playa del Carmen. Courtesy of Real Resorts
What: The Royal
Where: Cancun Mexico; Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
The Details: These all-inclusive, all-suites luxury resorts are for adults only -- and every room has its own terrace with a hammock. At the Cancun location, every suite faces the ocean; at the Playa Del Carmen locale, you'll face either the beach/ocean or the garden/pool. Bonus: beach butlers will adjust the hammock for you, spritz you with cool water, and bring you frozen grapes, reading material, and sunscreen.
How Much: Royal Cancun from $216 per room per night; Royal Playa del Carmen from $157 per room per night
More Info: tel. 800/760-0944;

Photo Caption: The Royal, Playa del Carmen
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Amanpulo Resort in Pamalican, Philippines. Courtesy Aman Resorts
What: Amanpulo
Where: Pulo, Philippines
The Details: All of the 40 casitas (twin-roofed bungalows) are on the beach, among the treetops, or overlooking the Sulu Sea. Twenty-nine of them come with private hammocks. Anything you want -- food, cocktails, books, your laptop -- can be delivered to your hammock. Not into sharing a hammock or taking turns? Ask if another hammock can be set up at your casita.
How Much: From $800 for a treetop casita
More Info: tel. 800/477-9180;

Photo Caption: Amanpulo Resort in Pamalican, Philippines
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Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge, Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro. Courtesy Renee Kimball/Tranquilo Bay
What: Tranquilo Bay
Where: Bocas del Toro, Panama
The Details: This eco lodge is on a hilltop in the jungle. From your hammock on the porch of your private cabana, you may see the ocean, hummingbirds, and capuchin monkeys. Don't feel like getting up? A small cooler (filled with water, soda, beer, house wine, or local drinks and snacks) can be provided so you can hang out in the hammock for as long as you'd like.
How Much: From $1,115 per person for a three-night all-inclusive package with gourmet meals, activities (kayaking, snorkeling, bird watching), and airport transfers.
More Info: tel. 713/589-6952;

Photo Caption: Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge, Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro
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Postcard Inn on the Beach, St. Pete's Beach, Florida. Courtesy of Bruce Burke
What: Postcard Inn on the Beach
Where: St. Pete Beach, Florida
The Details: This former Travelodge escaped the wrecking ball and was reborn as a modern inn with a vintage aesthetic. Some 20 rooms -- those lining either side of the pool -- come with hammocks, which afford views of the pool and the palm tree-filled grounds.
How Much: From $99-$189 per room per night
More Info: tel. 800/237-8918;

Photo Caption: Postcard Inn on the Beach, St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Sunset at St. Regis Hotel, Bora Bora, Tahiti. Courtesy of St. Regis Bora Bora
What: St. Regis, Bora Bora
Where: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The Details: Yes, the overwater bungalows are tempting, but stick to the villas on land if you want a private hammock. A one-bedroom villa also has its own plunge pool and private outdoor garden. If that isn't enough, there are hammocks scattered throughout property. Depending on where you're swaying, you'll be able to view other villas, the South Pacific, or Mt. Otemanu.
How Much: From €1,090 (about $1,560) per room per night
More Info: tel. +689 607 898;

Photo Caption: Sunset at St. Regis Hotel, Bora Bora
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Peter Island Resort and Spa, British Virgin Islands. Courtesy Peter Island Resort and Spa
What: Peter Island Resort & Spa
Where: British Virgin Islands
The Details: The resort's hammocks aren't located on your own porch, but the 25 hammocks are strategically placed within paces of your room. Don't worry about fighting for a spot; with only 52 suites, chances are you'll get more than your share of hammock time. From your perch, you can enjoy views of palm groves, white-sand beaches, and the surrounding mountains.
How Much: From $355 per night for an ocean-view room
More Info: tel. 800/346-4451;

Photo Caption: Peter Island Resort and Spa, British Virgin Islands
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"Heaven in a Hammock" massage treatment at Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
What: Heaven in a Hammock
Where: Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
The Details: This special spa service takes place in a hammock in a private treatment room. The spine benefits from the weightlessness in the hammock, and you'll relax -- fully clothed -- while your body is stretched and elongated. As the therapist begins to work on you, the hammock starts to sway for a soothing spa experience. There are no other hammocks at this resort, so book a massage if you want a chance to lounge in this hammock.
How Much: From $379 for a deluxe coastal room; the massage is $180 for an hour.
More Info: tel. 904/227-1100;

Photo Caption: "Heaven in a Hammock" massage treatment at Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
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