Deciding what size Mayan hammock to buy is quite straightforward. As with bedding, different brands and dealers use similar sizing standards. Keep in mind that the most comfortable way to lie in a Mayan hammock is at a diagonal angle across its width. Single hammocks expand to about 5 feet (152 cm) in width and make a good choice for daytime naps, camping and backpacking because of their compact, lightweight design.
The queen is the next Mayan hammock size, and it's sometimes referred to as a "matrimonial" hammock. Opening out to about 7 feet (213 cm), it offers luxurious comfort. A queen provides deluxe accommodations for a single sleeper and plenty of room for two people.
A larger Mayan hammock size, the king, will accommodate more than two people. It expands to approximately 8 feet (244 cm) and offers the greatest comfort for both night use and daytime snoozing. A king also makes the best choice for large and tall people. Some manufacturers might offer an even larger size, such as a super king, that can accommodate more people.
You can extend the life of your cotton Mayan hammock by taking it down when it's not in use and during inclement weather. Using S-hooks to suspend the hammock can make removal and rehanging simple. You might decide that this extra effort is a worthwhile trade-off to enjoy the superior cradling comfort of a cotton weave.