To show or not to show? If you have been considering trying out a nudist or naturist resort, there’s never been a better time to consider a “nakation.” Nude recreation is a $400 million industry with more than 260 clothing optional resorts.
Nude clubs and resorts are favored by those who are simply at ease with their bodies and enjoy the feel of the sun and surf on their bodies as well as those who are interested in a wilder lifestyle. First time? Be sure to choose the right resort for your comfort level. Some are clothing optional, some nudity required, and some cater to “lifestyle” visitors. Check out some of the best worldwide destinations for nudists.
Couples Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Enjoy the private white sand beach on the gorgeous coast of Ocho Rios. The small Tower Isle offers an intimate nudist area for couples. Both food and drink are included in the all inclusive menu and chefs use herbs grown on the property in their amazing dishes.
Hedonism II, Jamaica
Jamaica is the epicenter of the nude resort world, and Hedonism is one of the most famous. As you could guess from the name, this resort caters toward the more “adventurous.” Multiple restaurants and bars and unlimited premium liquor facilitate the pursuit of pleasure. Premium suites include private balconies and large jacuzzis.
Sorobon Beach Resort, Bonaire
Enjoy the sunny Caribbean at this peaceful beach resort. Surrounded by nature, you can choose between their private clothed and clothing optional beaches, depending on your comfort level. Sorobon, Bonaire’s only naturist resort, is located on the southern end of the island on a shallow bay. This laid back resort is perfect for relaxation and getting away from it all.
Living Waters Spa, California
Voted one of Tripadvisor’s Top 10 clothing optional resorts, Living Waters is an adults only resort focusing on providing arelaxing spa environment. Its pools are fed by mineral springs and a frosted glass wall surrounds the property, creating a private oasis.
Desire Pearl Resort and Spa Riviera Maya
Located in the Riviera Maya in Mexico this luxury resort is clothing optional and all inclusive. There are plenty of daytime activities including water fitness and even pole dancing classes. Three great restaurants offer everything from an international buffet to Asian fusion. is optional. Bar service is available 24 hours, pretty much requiring you to let loose and have a great time.
Caliente Caribe & Resorts, Dominican Republic
This Caribbean resort offers room to relax and truly enjoy your vacation, with accommodations ranging from a studio to two bedroom villas. Their wide range of activities and amenities include volleyball, Spanish lessons, water aerobics, and a restaurant serving an extravagant menu and imported wines. Themed dinners add to the fun and an onsite nightclub keeps the party going.
Club Orient Resort, St. Maarten
Club Orient Resort is the only nude resort on this small Dutch island. The weather is perfect for going clothing-free, with the average year round temperature sitting at a balmy 80F. Choose your spa package and relax and rejuvenate.
A little closer to home for U.S. residents, this 120 acre tropical paradise offers a great opportunity for a quick weekend getaway or a trial run. A luxury resort that is perfect for experienced naturists or first timers, this Tampa area resort offers lagoons and grottos for quiet moment and activities and an enormous clubhouse for socializing.
Wreck Beach, Vancouver, Canada
Located in Pacific Spirit Regional Park just west of Vancouver, this popular clothing-optional beach offers a different feel with its view of the North Shore Mountains. This is the largest naturist beach in North America, stretching 7.8 km along. There is no road access, so be prepared to trek in on foot via a set of 500 steep steps. Vendors hit the beach so you don’t have to worry about carrying drinks with you, but you do need to figure out how to carry your wallet.
Spiaggia di Guvano, Corniglia, Italy
If secluded beaches are more your thing, you can try this isolated beach in the Cinque Terre. You have to make your way through a dark tunnel to reach this gem, but you will be rewarded with a lovely beach with practically no tourists.
Naturists are more the norm than the exception in Scandinavia with over 70 nude beaches in Sweden and more than 20 in Norway. If tropical resorts aren’t your style, you may want to try a rather brisker experience in Scandinavia.
Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg, Denmark
This party beach is a prime destination for local young people. The beach is split in two, with one half fully nude and the other topless optional. Join in the revelry as you celebrate summer with these exuberant Danes.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic Caribbean getaway, a foreign adventure, or a laid back spa experience, a nude vacation may be the answer. So take off your clothes and dive in!