Whether you’re a nudist, looking to avoid bathing suit tan lines, or want to add some excitement to your romantic getaway, a clothing-optional resort may be the perfect choice. We’ve already shown you the nine best luxury clothing-optional resorts in the world, so now we’re rounding up the best nude-friendly properties that won’t break the bank. From Florida to Central America, here are the six best budget clothing-optional resorts in the world.
Set along Jaco Beach, a 90-minute drive from San Jose, the Copacabana Hotel & Suites in Costa Rica is a mid-range property for adults only. There are two outdoor pools, one of which is clothing-optional with a swim-up bar, while the other is nude-only. The poolside sports bar, Naked Iguana, offers music or entertainment until late, and risqué parties often take place (think Sequin and Wet and Wild parties). The 38 rooms are simple, but comfy, and some add two-person hot tubs. An a la carte restaurant, full-service spa, and free Wi-Fi add to its value. Be aware that this hotel draws many singles and swingers, and women often are found here seeking paid company.
Set along a secluded section of beautiful Seven Mile Beach, the all-inclusive Hedonism II is one of the most popular clothing-optional resorts in Jamaica. Expect both a “prude” and “nude” section of the resort to accommodate different comfort levels; each has a pool, hot tub, and section of the beach. Property highlights include the nude beach, theme parties, and a variety of pools and whirlpools on both sides. Some oceanfront rooms also have big whirlpools on their balconies. The atmosphere here is sensual, with risqué theme parties and a sexy playroom. Exhibitionists and swingers, as well as some single travelers, frequent the resort, but there are also plenty of couples looking to add a little spice to their vacation.
Designed exclusively for gay men, the 34-room Island House is a boutique property located near Duval Street in Key West, Florida. The rooms are small, but stylish, and have nude male artwork on the walls, plus some add large showers or balconies. Common areas — such as the pool, hot tub, and adjacent restaurant and bar — are private, and the entire property is clothing-optional, with the exception of the gym. The free erotic video lounge, sauna, and gym are popular features, and a locker room has a large, multi-head walk-in shower. The hotel offers gay nude sailing trips to nearby reefs, snorkeling outings, and trips to secluded beaches.
Located along the beach in Jamaica’s Runaway Bay, Club Ambiance is a budget all-inclusive resort with a strict adults-only policy. The 90 rooms are on the basic side, but all have private balconies, mini-fridges, and air-conditioning. All the expected features can be found here, including nude-friendly and clothing-optional beach sections, an outdoor pool, a spa for massages, and free-to-borrow paddleboards and kayaks. In terms of the all-inclusive package, buffet-style meals at the restaurant, themed nights such as Jamaican and barbecue with live music, and some alcohol are covered. There are certainly hotels in better shape, but the cheap rates are a big pro.
The mid-range Alcazar Resort is an adults-only gay men’s resort two blocks from the LGBT-friendly Sebastian Street Beach in Fort Lauderdale. This resort is one of three connected sister properties, all of which share pools, hot tubs, and other facilities. The ground level here is clothing-optional, including at the three 24-hour pools, two hot tubs, and ample outdoor lounge space. All rates include a simple buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. Weekend happy hours and occasional barbecues are fun. The 63 rooms here are low on frills, though all have mini-fridges, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs, plus there are studios with kitchenettes available.
The LGBT-friendly Hotel Villa Roca is an adults-only property in Costa Rica. There are 12 rooms and four apartments here, and thanks to the hotel’s hillside setting, all have ocean views from private balconies. A 24-hour infinity-edge pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean steal the show, and they’re clothing-optional after the free made-to-order breakfast is served. A pool bar offers happy hour cocktails and beer, plus it’s an easy walk to other restaurants and bars. A second hot tub has a secluded setting in the jungle, but reaching it requires climbing 214 stairs. The beach can be accessed in a 20-minute walk or three-minute drive.
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