Caliente Nudist Resort: No Attire Required at This Vacation Hotspot

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 Times are changing! As membership continues to grow within the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) so grows the demand for more upscale accommodations in resorts for the nudist lifestyle. Those who enjoy a nudist lifestyle are no longer relegated to a tent or trailer as luxury resorts are now de rigueur. 

Built in 2004, the Caliente Resort, located in Pasco County (known as the nudist capital of the world) is a nudist enthusiast's dream. It's on par with some of the Orlando area's finest resorts with clean, spacious and well-maintained accommodations as well as a quarter acre tropical pool and 33,000 square foot clubhouse. In addition to the lagoon pool and refreshing grotto waterfall, you will find two hot tubs and six additional pools for volleyball, socializing and relaxing. Such a tropical paradise is bound to put just about anyone in the mood for a creamy pina colada or a juicy daiquiri!

Caliente also features two poolside bars serving refreshing drinks, beer wine and a nice selection of sandwiches and light bites.

For those with a bigger appetite during lunch, a more extensive selection of entrees is available at the upstairs sports bar. The restaurant has casual indoor seating and also offers outdoor pool-view veranda tables.

As evening approaches, Caliente's main dining room, adjacent to the piano bar lounge beckons with a delightful aroma. The already extensive menu is enhanced with daily chef specials. Whether you are in the mood for salads, chicken, fish or steaks, you won't be disappointed by the quality or quantity. Depending on your level of hunger, many of the entrees are large enough to share. As delicious as the food is, the service is even better! This is evident from the moment that you arrive and are greeted with a glass of champagne and smile from the staff members.

Another important amenity that you will find at Caliente is the state of the art Spa Sereno, indulging guests in everything from body wraps to laser hair removal.

Caliente is also a residential community with over 350 member homes. These home sites were set up for individuals who either wanted to have a permanent or second home in a non-textile environment. And after a stay at this resort, you may decide you don't want to leave!

There are a wide variety of accommodations at Caliente, that suit every budget. The most affordable rooms are motel style, which is located near the clubhouse and pool. These rooms have a king-sized bed and include a small refrigerator and microwave.  Casitas, which means "little house" in Spanish, is one bedroom dwellings with a living room, dining room, and full kitchen.

The resort also offers condominiums with your choice of one and two bedrooms. Both also contain a living room, dining room, and full kitchen. For guests looking for an ultra-luxe experience, book one of the two-story villas, which have three bedrooms, and a spacious common area.