Winter is traditionally a pretty quiet time for us here at Mexican hammocks. However, the last few weeks we've had a few orders come through from customers heading away on holiday and wish to make the most of their relaxation time.
Even if it does make us slightly jealous(!) it is always great to hear about people's winter escapes and where they plan to use their hammock. We've heard from one family heading off to Aitutaki - the Cook Islands and another to Thailand both this week who have bought hammocks so they can really enjoy their winter getaway with their feet up! Personally, I took a few with me when celebrating a birthday holiday in Tonga a few years back for my family and I to relax in. With a couple of lengths of rope or tree straps, you can easily find a great spot, whether outside your room or bure or between a couple of coconut trees. Perfect for daytime relaxing with a book or watching the sunset with a cocktail, beer or wine!
If you are planning on a few days of doing nothing but laying by the pool or beach then our hammocks are perfect also due to the fact that they evenly distribute your whole weight across the surface. Mexican hammocks have a small open weave pattern where each cord crosses over the cords on either side of it. This means all weight spreads out evenly across the hammock. You won't get sore or uncomfortable as there are no pressure points like you often get from spending too long on resort wooden furniture and sun-loungers. You are sure to be the envy of other guests also. Just make sure they don't try and claim your spot when you take a dip!
Another great benefit of our Mexico hammocks and what help make them so popular for travelling with is their lightweight nature and how small they can be packaged up. When folded up they can easily fit into a pillowcase and usually are no bigger than shoe-box size. They can be easily added to a pack or suitcase and weight between 1 - 1.5kg for most of our range, they are not likely to impinge upon your weight restrictions.
Another customer is heading to Fiji and was after a Baja hoodie which are soft and lightweight, but still very warm for those cooler tropical evenings. These are always popular and fashionable, yet casual enough to make them idea for such a holiday.
So if you want to add a bit more luxury to your winter escape and really make the most of your relaxation time then we highly recommend that you include in your packing a Mexican hammock or two to relax in. Then you are also one step ahead come Spring/Summer in NZ and ready to hang it at home as soon as the warmer weather returns to us.
We can usually have all items delivered New Zealand wide within 1-3 working days so even if it is a bit of a last minute idea, we can likely get it delivered to you in time for your departure.
If you are having a winter escape, have a great safe and sunny trip and be sure to say 'hi' to your fellow hammock lovers if you spot any.