There’s a reason South Beach has a diet named after it; Miami is known for the buffed and bronzed bodies strutting along its beaches. But even the tiniest of bathing suits is too restricting for some, so we’ve compiled a list of the best hotels to bare it all in — places where the tops come off poolside or where everything comes off in the steamy, coed spas.
The famous Lido Spa is the Standard's main draw, with a Turkish hammam and playful treatments like body painting with mud (where they encourage a friend to blast you clean with a hose). Considering the weekly party nights (with promotions like ladies and "bottoms" drink free), the rather raunchy pool scene (think: topless sunbathing and flying body paint), and the coed sauna (no need to explain), it's probably for the best that kids under 14 are not allowed on the property.
This is a family hotel, one that is not known for its naked activities. But it is close to Haulover Beach -- the only truly nude beach in Miami. The "naturist" clothing-optional area of Haulover is about a half mile down the shore from Newport's beach -- not the easiest to access, but that's sort of the point.