Here’s a fun list of the Top 25 Places to Hang Your Hammock! So when that hammock moment comes your way you can daydream it into one of these amazing locations. The Maldives anyone? Or how about Bora Bora? The ultimate symbol of relaxation, who invented the hammock? Natives of Central and South America and the Caribbean used them to keep themselves off the ground while they slept. Spanish explorers were the first to see them and Christopher Columbus brought them back from what is not the Bahamas to Spain.