Sneaky skinny-dipping in the hotel hot tub is for amateurs. If you want to disrobe like a pro, head to a nudist-friendly hotel where the only suit you need is the birthday kind.
Maybe you hate sand in your trunks. Maybe you live in fear of the farmer’s tan. Maybe you’re just itching for a walk on the wild side. Whatever the reason, you’ll find a stripped-down stay that suits your tastes. No shoes, no shirt, no worries.
Below you’ll find the naked truth about the world’s best clothing optional resorts. Make sure to apply sunscreen liberally.
Hedonism II | Negril, Jamaica
The name speaks for itself. Hedonism II is one of the most well-known naturist resorts in the world; it’s also one of the most risqué. Guests at this anything-goes Jamaican haven can do whatever they want, when they want – whether it’s relaxing naked on Negril Beach or getting down and dirty in the ‘Romping Shop’ playroom. Beyond the raunchy pleasures, Hedonism II offers further indulgence in the form of pools, spa treatments, a nightclub, sexy theme nights, gourmet dining, and watersports (the G-rated kind).
Sea Mountain Resort | Desert Hot Springs, California, USA
Southern California’s Sea Mountain Resort takes an upscale approach to naturism. A relatively short drive from Los Angeles, San Diego, or Las Vegas will bring you to this pleasure oasis in Desert Hot Springs. There, in the balmy SoCal climate and picturesque desert scenery, guests enjoy a variety of bits-baring activities. Be sure to take a dip in the heated mineral springs swimming pool. The curative waters are said to be amongst the most pure and healing in the world.
Sunland Holiday Village | Robe, Australia
When a pair of long-time naturists and full-time teachers bought a plot of land in South Australia, they made it the country’s first and only beachfront naturist resort. Sunland Holiday Village is home to campgrounds, caravans for hire, and a communal club house for social gatherings, but the real highlight is the pristine stretch of legal nude beach. The resort adheres strictly to the naturist lifestyle, meaning guests are expected to remain textile-free unless the conditions or activities call for clothing.
Caliente Resorts | Dominican Republic & USA
Caliente lends its name to two world-class clothing optional resorts: Caliente Tampa in Florida and Caliente Caribe in the Dominican Republic. Both are safe spaces for nudes and prudes of all kinds – clothing is not required anywhere, but neither is stripping down. What is required is a membership, but day rates are available if you’re not prepared to commit to an annual membership. Visitors to the Florida location may want to time their trip to catch the Caliente Bare Dare, a naked 5K race that’s guaranteed to be one of the more memorable sporting events you’ll see.
Bali au Naturel | Bali, Indonesia
Bali au Naturel is a luxurious, gay-owned, clothes-free resort open to men and women of all sexual orientations and relationship configurations. The property is located right on the beach in Northern Bali, far from the hustle and bustle (and prying eyes) of the city. Days at the resort can be spent swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, canoeing, or relaxing with a massage. Off the grounds, you’ll find a variety of hiking trails, waterfalls, colorful markets, and historic temples – though you’ll probably want to put pants on before you visit.
The Natural | Willemstad, Curaçao
The Natural is centrally located on the beautiful and vibrant island of Curaçao in the southern Caribbean. All guests are welcome – singles, couples, nudists, and non-nudists alike – as long as they’re looking for peace and quiet away from the hubbub of tourist hotspots. The big draws, beyond the tranquility and the ability to go bare, are the incredible ocean views and the eco-friendly construction. The Natural recycles water and uses solar panels for electricity, keeping guests connected to nature in more ways than one.
Desire Resorts | Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Like the Caliente resorts, Desire comes in two flavours. Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya is the original – a couples-only, clothing-optional resort that attracts a range of guests and allows sex in designated public spaces. Its sister property, Desire Pearl Resort & Spa Riviera Maya, offers much of the same, but tends to attract a slightly quieter, younger crowd. Both hotels are erotic playgrounds designed to awaken the senses with a sensual, all-inclusive program, accompanied by unmatchable services and amenities.
Couples Tower Isle | Ocho Rios, Jamaica
One part elegant accommodations, one part breezy island-chic, Couples Tower Isle is Couples’ flagship retreat on the lush coastline of Jamaica’s Ocho Rios. In the 1950s, this island oasis was a hideaway for Hollywood’s biggest stars. Today it offers A-list treatment in the form of farm-to-table cuisine, award-winning spa services, stunning views, and a private au naturel island (featuring a pool with a swim-up bar) for nude sunbathing.