Caribbean Nudist and Clothing Optional Resorts

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    Hedonism II, Jamaica

    Hedonoism II
    Courtesy of Hedonoism II

    The Hedonism II resort in Jamaica is the most famous clothing-optional resort in the Caribbean. The Negril resort once cultivated an "anything goes" image. That has been toned down somewhat, but as the name indicates this is still a place where guests are encouraged to get wet, naked, and wild. Toga parties, nude weddings, and hanging out at the swim-up nude bar are part of the scene here. The Hedonism resort also sells day and night passes to adventurous non-guests.

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    Club Orient, St. Martin

    Club Orient
    Courtesy of Club Orient

    This 137-room Club Orient hotel sits on the most famous nude beach in the Caribbean—St. Martin's Orient Beach—and is clothing-optional throughout the property, which includes a pair of restaurants, fitness and water-sports center, boutique, and a variety of rooms, suites, and villas. Fully nude sunbathing is not strictly de rigeur on Orient Beach, but it's certainly common to see entire families in the buff on this popular strand, sometimes to the obvious amazement of visiting cruise-ship passengers.

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    Desire Resorts, Cancun, Mexico

    Desire Riviera Maya
    Courtesy of Desire

    Many nude resorts in the Caribbean stress that they are family friendly or cater to the mainstream nudist community and not swingers. That's not the case with Cancun's Desire Resorts—the Desire Pearl and the Desire Maya Riviera—which bill themselves as "erotic" adult destinations where couples interested in exploring "alternative lifestyles" can frolic in a 30-person jacuzzi or a Play Room located just behind the resort's nightclub bar. Both beachfront resorts are all-inclusive and "appeal to liberated upscale vacationers with a wild side and couples looking to explore their sexuality." Adults (21 and older) only.

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    Temptation Resort and Spa, Cancun

    temptation resort and spa cancun
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    This "topless optional" hotel in Cancun is for over-21 couples only. In addition to semi-nude bathing the slightly naughty atmosphere here includes a nightclub with strippers and male exotic dancers and themed events like lingerie casino nights.

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    Hidden Beach Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Hidden Beach Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico
    Courtesy of Karisma Hotels & Resorts

    This 42-room resort at Kantenah Bay on the Riviera Maya bans explicit sexual behavior, but you can be fully nude at all meals, sports and activities. The resort is oceanfront and also has a pretty pool area with palapas and a lazy river section.

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    Caliente Caribe Resort and Spa, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Courtesy of Caliente Caribe Resort and Spa

    All-inclusive, clothing-optional resort located near the Dominican Republic resort area of Puerto Plata. Amenities include al-fresco dining at the clifftop resort restaurant, premium drinks, and activities ranging from Spanish lessons to nude water volleyball. Nightlife centers on the Club Caribe, which opens nightly at 10 p.m.

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    Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica

    Couples Tower Isle resort
    Courtesy of Couples Resorts

    Formerly Couples San Souci, this all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica was recently renamed for the private island that made it famous. A ferry takes guests out to Tower Island, which is a fully au naturel hideaway that provides some welcome space between nudists and the tourist who otherwise might come to gawk. Note that Tower Island is not "clothing-optional"—if you come out here, you must have all clothing off!

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    Couples Negril

    Couples Negril
    Courtesy of Couples Resorts

    Couples Negril in Jamaica is one of four couples resorts on the island, this one set amid coconut trees on a secluded stretch of white-sand beach, part of which is available to those daring to sun bathe in the nude.

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    Couples San Souci

    Couples San Souci
    Courtesy of Couples Resorts

    Couples Sans Souci is set on the cliffs of Jamaica's coast in Ocho Rios, the design reflecting an understated colonial elegance, with intricate lattice work, white-woven furnishings, and feathered palms. It is set on 35 acres, each of the 150 suites offering ocean views. There are four restaurants and six bars, four swimming pools and a natural mineral spring. There is a small, secluded area for nude sunbathing and all manner of activities such as water sports, tennis, and golf.

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    Hawksbill Beach Resort, Antigua

    Hawksbill Beach Resort
    Courtesy of Rex Resorts

    The Rex Resorts' Hawksbill Beach Resort in Antigua has a secluded clothing-optional beach—the only one on the island. The resort has 26 rooms on 37 acres of lush property, including detached cottages. All-inclusive rates include room, drinks and dining, water sports, tennis, entertainment, and tips.

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    Nude Sailing and Cruises

    Carnival Sunshine
    Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines

    A handful of charter yachts in the Caribbean, such as the Billy Jean and the Boat in the Buff out of the British Virgin Islands, specialize in nude cruises. Such charters are especially popular for small groups looking for a degree of privacy on their vacation. Nudist and naturist groups also occasionally charter large cruise ships for nude Caribbean cruises.