Going to a nude beach is something of an art. And while there are nude beaches all over the world, the best nude beaches anywhere are on the sands of the Caribbean. Of course, there are varying degrees of what it means to be au naturel in the Caribbean, from skinny dipping at night to Hedonism. Some of the beaches are public, some are private, but at any au naturel beach or beach resort the important thing is that it has to feel secure, safe and comfortable. And that’s what makes the Caribbean such a perfect place for it. Here are the best nude beaches for you to visit.
Grand Saline Beach, St Barth Truth be told, no one will blink an eye if you go topless on any of St. Barth’s beaches, but the best place to take it all off is at Salines. There’s no shade here, though, so slap on the sunscreen before you strip. Because there’s just something about St Barth makes you want to take your clothes off.
Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica Guest of Couples Tower Isle strip off and find absolute comfort at this tiny private island three minutes from the classic all-inclusive resort in St Mary, Jamaica.
Orient Beach, St Martin As buff beaches go, this white-sand French-side shore is the Caribbean’s best-known strand, and also the home of Club Orient, a clothing-optional family resort.
Booby Cay, Jamaica This islet off Negril’s beach is named for the birds that flock there. But we can’t think of a more appropriate name for this nudie nirvana, just a quick boat ride from the shore.
Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica A lot of people know that there is a private island off of Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. Not many people know that there is a nude beach on the far side of the island. It’s a well-kept secret and really enhances the resort’s experience.
Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya One of a few clothing-optional outposts on the Riviera Maya, this resort calls itself a “seductive clothing optional sanctuary.” We’ve couldn’t have described it any better.
Hedonism II, Jamaica There’s an extra comfort level at the private beach at this famous resort. This is really a resort for like-minded people who love to have a great time with few inhibitions. The resort also has two sides: the “nude” side and the “prude” side, if you want to just try the scene.
Pointe Tarare, Guadeloupe On the eastern end of Grand Terre, this beach isn’t easy to find (follow the signs to La Pointe Des Chateaux) or very big, but the archipelago’s only official nude beach is known for its clear waters and excellent snorkeling.
Hidden Beach Au Naturel Resort by Karisma This resort has the pedigree, as it’s managed by one of the region’s top all-inclusive operators, Karisma. That makes it one of few au naturel resorts with a serious gourmet atmosphere.
Hawksbill Beach, Antigua There’s a public, easy-to-access nude beach just steps away from the Hawsbill Beach Resort in Antigua. That makes it one of the Eastern Caribbean’s few nude beaches perfect for those just looking to let their hair down a little bit more.
Wherever you choose, you’ll be sure to discover that when it comes to nude beaches, the Caribbean is second to none.