5. eWaterways Naturist Cruise, Croatia
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If baring it all on a ship sounds like heaven, this nude cruise is your ticket. The ship island hops along the Croatian coastline for seven nights, offering plenty of time for meeting new people, tanning and swimming in the warm Adriatic Sea. Of course, clothing is required at the ship’s ports of call, but otherwise it’s all nude, all the time.
The ships are small and only accommodate 20-40 guests. Breakfasts and lunches are served on the ship, while dinners are at local restaurants. Besides swimming and sunbathing, the ship visits medieval villages and towns with Roman ruins.
4. Sea Mountain Resort, California, USA
Sea Mountain Resort is a naturist spa, with a natural mineral water whirlpool, surrounded by mountains and just a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles. The weather is Southern Californian perfect and the accommodations are luxurious. This resort has won a number of accolades from “most erotic hotel” to “best celebrity spa.”
Sea Mountain is also famous for its couples massages and for its 24-hour night club with nude and lingerie dancing. In other words, this is definitely not a quiet retreat for purist naturalists. However, with its great spa amenities, it is one of the most luxurious nudist destinations.
Naturism is not mandatory and the resort clothing optional. Single men need not apply, Sea Mountain caters solely to women and couples.
3. Hidden Beach Resort, Mexico
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Hidden Beach Resort, on the Mayan Riviera, is one of the most luxurious nudist destinations in the world. It’s located on Kantenah Bay about 1-1/2 hours from Cancun. Hidden Beach is for adults only – both couples and singles – and is clothing-optional. Nudism is strongly encouraged, though, even at meals. Visitors have found it to be very relaxing, laid back and most say, not sexually charged.
Guests are greeted upon arrival with a glass of champagne and stay in one of 42 beachfront suites overlooking the Caribbean Sea, complete with a private two-person Jacuzzi. The resort is gated and surrounded by walls within a mangrove jungle and no one is allowed to take photos or videos, perfect for a relaxing vacation.
2. Hedonism II, Jamaica
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If simply lounging around ‘au naturel’ isn’t enough, Hedonism II takes nudism up a notch. Unlike most nudists, people who travel to one of the Hedonism resorts are exhibitionists who want to take it into the sexual realm.
Hedonism II in Negril is considered to be the best of the Hedonism resorts, all of which are located in Jamaica. While the resort can feel a bit dated, what it lacks in luxury, it more than makes up for in its party atmosphere. Obviously, this resort isn’t for everyone, but many uninhibited travelers go back year after year to let go and act outrageous. In that respect, it can be a real fantasy vacation.
1. Cap d’Agde, France
The ultimate nudist destination, bar none, has to be Cap d’Agde. A city many call “the world capital of nudism”. Why is it so special? It’s a town with a village inhabited by and devoted to naturists. Residents can do their shopping naked, their banking naked, and just about anything else naked. However, most of the residents do dress for dinner. Even though it is a “naked city”, nudity is optional everywhere except the beach, where nudity is mandatory.
Cap d’Agde is close to Montpellier, Nimes, and Arles and can be reached from Paris in just five hours on the TGV. During the summer months, more than 40,000 nudists converge on the city, so be prepared for a throng of naked bodies. When visitors arrive, they are given an access card to the naturist village, and from then on, all bets – and all clothes – are off.