Naked And Unafraid: Five Places To Go Au Naturel In The Caribbean
Photos courtesy of their respective resorts
Nudity? Stateside, we can be a little squeamish about it. Overseas, nudity is much more accepted and even expected, whether it be on the television or at the beach.
That's not to say the western hemisphere is a stranger to baring it all; even though it is more accepted in Europe, there are over 250 clothing-optional family resorts in the USA alone. But European and American nudists alike need to go on vacation, too. If you're looking for a more exotic place to drop trou, here are five nudist resorts in the Caribbean and México where you can go clothing free.
Club Orient– St. Martin
Club Orient is adjacent to the only nude beach on St. Martin, and while you do not have to be staying at the resort to visit the beach (all beaches on the island are public), they are the only resort that goes sans clothes. The resort features 137 ocean front or garden units that sleep all the way up to seven people.
All the units have fully equipped kitchens, front and back patios with picnic table, beach chairs and an outdoor shower. There is also complementary Wi-Fi throughout the resort. For those who don’t want to cook, there are two restaurants on property that feature lunch and dinner, and off property there are many others within walking distance. They have an on-site spa and even offer a service where you can preorder what you would like them to pick up from the grocery for you.
Hidden Beach Resort – Riviera Maya, México
Billing themselves as “the only luxurious all-inclusive nudist resort in the Mexican Caribbean,” Hidden Beach features 42 suites on their adults-only property. They have two dining options on-site, but reciprocity is available at the adjacent El Dorado Seaside Suites where they might not be clothing-optional, but they have six restaurants to choose from. There are also an on-property spa and nude disco.
Intima Resort Tulum – Tulum, Mexico
Intima is set in the middle of the Mexican jungle, just minutes from the town center as well as the local nudist beaches. The all-suite accommodations are framed by their pool and all suites larger than a studio have a full kitchen included. There is one restaurant on-site but they are less than a seven-minute walk to Tulum where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. They also offer eco tours and Mayan ruin tours as well.
The Natural – Curacao
The Natural is a mini resort on the Island of Curacao and is the only nude resort in the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). They have five bungalows, a villa, studio, detached apartment, and soon luxurious safari tents. This resort is set amidst the beautiful landscape of the village of St. Willibrordus, minutes away from the beach. Although they do have a clothing optional swimming pool, there are no public nude beaches on the island. Each room is equipped with a full kitchen, and weekly poolside barbecues are available for an extra charge. Yoga classes and massages are offered on-site.
Hedonism II – Negril, Jamaica
Most nudists will tell you that one of the biggest problems that the nude community faces is that people, especially Americans, confuse nudism with sexuality. This resort in Jamaica is not helping differentiate the two. At Hedonism II, you are encouraged to live out your wildest fantasies. This all-inclusive offers three dining options and five all-inclusive bars in a sprawling resort with two sides: a nude side and a clothing-optional side.
The resort offers classic rooms and premium suites and all beds featuring mirrored ceilings. With the resort running specials like, “3 Some Your Way” where the third person stays free, you had better leave your inhibitions on the plane.
So there are at least five choices should you decide that clothing is too confining for you. Where did I miss? Where is your favorite spot to go au naturel? Let me know in the comments below.
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