By Robert Curley. From Jamaica to Antigua, there are plenty of great destinations across the Caribbean that cater to tourists hoping to shed all their clothes on their vacation. If you're looking for a place to enjoy nudism during your trip, consider adding one of these nudity-friendly destinations to your travel itinerary.
Luxurious, yet simple. Distinguished, yet welcoming. Welcome to Hidden Beach, the only boutique, five-star, adults-only nudist resort in Mexico.
Going topless is one thing; going full-on commando is quite another. As a woman who considers herself pretty wild and free, I jumped at the opportunity to throw caution to the Jamaican wind, and set sail for four days of uninhibited, purely pleasurable fun. Here are seven things I learned during an adults-only, clothing-optional vacation
No need for a jacket and tie at dinner, a pristine set of tennis whites when he hits the court, or even a bathrobe to wear when heading from his hotel room to the pool or the spa. For when Mr. Massa, 74, a retired Navy commander and computer science engineer from Virginia Beach, and his wife, Darlene, go on vacation, they do it in the nude. So I jumped in naked.
Nakationing -- as in naked vacationing -- is a growing trend that goes well beyond topless beaches. Either way, clothes-free travel has one distinct advantage: fewer clothes to pack. In this age of airlines charging fees for additional luggage, a nude vacation might have monetary as well as hedonistic appeal.
Are you a nudist, frisky traveller, or simply like to bare it all on the beach? Shed your inhibitions and your clothes — we bring you six nude Caribbean resorts to consider visiting this winter. Which of these nude Caribbean resorts is for you?
But truth be told, neither portrayal is all that accurate. And while the world has a lot of beautiful beach resorts where sunscreen's more important than pants, they -- like their naked guests -- come in all shapes and sizes. Sure, you could take a vacation to some of the world's best nude beaches.
I've been extremely lucky to have many travel adventuresbut few have impacted my life more than my trips being naked in front of total strangers yes, I'm aware of how strange that sounds. I've vacationed at nude resorts three times now, which means there's very little I feel self-conscious about these days. Of course, all nude resorts are different, just like any culture or person's experience of said culture is different. Unlike nude resorts with no "lifestyle" component, guests at these resorts are a mix of swingers, nudists who don't "play," and those who simply like to be around open people but are neither nude nor swingers themselves.
It was her second visit to Hidden Beach and my sixth visit. Much of what I reported after my first trip, about six years ago, remains true. I gave Hidden Beach a glowing review the first time I visited, and I continue with my praise.