Stressed out by the slowdown? Here’s the top 10 places for a nude holiday

Many people like to relax in the nude, and who can blame them. But finding the perfect clothing-optional travel destination isn’t easy – warmth, privacy and the absence of bitey critters are the bare minimum requirements.

Business conditions are tough at the moment, and most business operators could do with a holiday. Many people like to relax in the nude, and who can blame them. But finding the perfect clothing-optional travel destination isn’t easy – warmth, privacy and the absence of bitey critters are the bare minimum requirements.

Fortunately for the naturalists among us, travel and accommodation review site TripAdvisor has put together a handy list of the world’s top 10 clothing-optional resorts as rated by traveller popularity and TripAdvisor editors.

(Of course, for some people this might be a list of places NOT to buy a holiday house.)

1. Hidden Treasure: Hidden Beach Resort, Au Naturel Club, Riviera Maya, Mexico – average nightly rate: $US541.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “Everyone is just there to relax and enjoy the sun and to unwind. I cannot think of a better place to do all of those things.”

2. Forbidden Fruit: Garden of Eden Resort, Isla Solarte, Panama – average nightly rate: $US130.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “Good food and good company in enchanting surroundings. One can spend a day totally relaxing or exploring the waters and islands nearby.”

3. Living Legend: Living Waters Spa, Desert Hot Springs, California – average nightly rate: $US260.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “If you enjoy a clothing-optional environment where you can just completely let go and relax, this place is perfect.”

4. Terra Firma: Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California – average nightly rate: $US149.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “A place where you can feel totally comfortable shedding your stress, worries, and cares right along with your clothes.”

5. Hot Stuff: Caliente Caribe Resort and Spa, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic – average nightly rate: $US235.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “Watching the stars and moon from the beachside hot tub was one of our most memorable moments.”

6. Bare in Bonaire: Sorobon Beach Resort, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (Caribbean) – average nightly rate: $US190.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “The total concept of being nude 24/7 was very relaxing. The island is very beautiful and we will be back to this resort next year.”

7. Goin’ Cabanas: Cabanas Copal, Tulum, Mexico – average nightly rate: $US95.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “Waking up in paradise inside a beautiful cabana surrounded by the jungle, and looking at the turquoise colour of the sea, is priceless!”

8. Sight Club: Club Orient Resort, St Maarten, Caribbean – average nightly rate: $US396.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “Staying at Club Orient is as close to heaven as you can get without dying! Nudity feels so natural that even first timers have no problem shedding their clothes.”

9. Negril in the Nude: Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa, Negril, Jamaica – average nightly rate: $US523.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “The beach is beautiful, crystal clear water that is so warm and calm, and they provide floats so you can float all day in paradise.”

10. Serenity Now: Punta Serena, Tenacatita, Mexico – average nightly rate: $US240.

TripAdvisor traveller’s view: “Overall, it was the most relaxing and romantic week we have ever spent at a resort.”

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