The world counts more than 1000 different nudist vacation places. FKK campings, naturist B&B’s, nudist hotels, nude all-in resorts, bungalows, country houses, you name it. Never before has the choice for a nude vacation been so large as it is today. Hooray!
This is also the reason why we get so many messages from our readers asking for the perfect nudist place. Like “hey, what’s the best nudist place you’ve ever been to?”. Which happens to be a very difficult question to answer. We can tell you about our favourite nudist resorts, but that’s not a reference that you will like them equally as much.
Of course we’ve been around in the nude world and we’ve tried out many different types of places in many different countries. We’ve also talked a lot with other nudists and learned about what they like or dislike at a place. Instead of telling you where in the world we prefer to get naked, we’ll give you some tips to find the perfect nude vacation spot for yourself.
Where do you want to go for your nude vacation?
Now don’t give us the obvious answer “to a place where I can be naked”. We already got the hint because you’re reading this blog post. But you must have a certain region in mind, don’t you? If you’re living in the UK and don’t want to spend more than 4 hours on an airplane, you can already cross out Thailand
. But hey, you’ll still be able to reach the large majority of the world’s nudist resorts!
Europe is the continent with the most naturist options, especially western Europe. If that’s your preferred destination, you’ll have to read the other paragraphs as well in order to make a better choice. On the other hand, if you’re planning to visit Asia for example, it’s not that hard to choose. With less than 10 naturist resorts in Thailand
, one more in Bali
and another one in the Philippines you could already start reading specific reviews or checking out their individual websites.
But you might also read a bit more of this post, there are some other good tips coming up.
Where do you want to sleep during your nude vacation?
As we mentioned in the introduction, the times when the only options for naturists was to bring their own tent to some place deep in the woods where there’s no hot water, no electricity and (oh the horror!) no wifi is long gone. In many countries the options for nude vacations are large. So this is really something to consider: What kind of accommodation do I want?
Let’s say you picked southern California
as your preferred destination. If you want a cosy B&B with lots of privacy, Arroyo del Sol
might be the perfect place for you. The same friendly and cosy atmosphere but with more facilities and more other nudists to socialise with can be found at The Terra Cotta
. For those who want to focus on relaxing in a spa there’s Living Waters
. A nude vacation resort experience can be found at Desert Sun
. Camping in the Woods? Lupin Lodge
. Camping in the desert? The Olive Dell
. In such a rather small region like southern California there’s a variety of places which can fulfil the needs for every nude traveler. But you have to know what you’re looking for.
What do you want to do during your nude vacation?
Another oh so important question: What’s the purpose of your naked holiday? If it’s just to be naked, you can skip these paragraphs. Then you’ll fit in at every nude resort. But many people expect more from their nude vacation than just being nude. And they should! Because also here, there are many options.
Let’s fly to the south of France, the Nouvelle Aquitaine
region to be specific, to check out what the nude vacation world has to offer you.
Okay, this region might not be completely representative because they have many more options than most other places in the world, but they work perfect as an example.
Let’s say you’re an active person. You love to wake up at 6 in the morning for your run, then you like to be at the bakery around 8, play some tennis in the morning and take a surf class in the afternoon. In the late afternoon a decent massage is a must to relax those muscles before heading for dinner. And most of all, you want to do all of this without having to wear any clothes. No problem at all (see, that’s why we picked Nouvelle Aquitaine
). There are several resorts to choose from where you can do just that. Euronat
and CHM Montalivet
are the most known.
Yes, but a massage is not enough, you want a whole spa treatment and a hot tub and a steam room and the whole shabam. No problem, go to Arnaoutchot
Yes, but your husband likes to play nude golf while you’re in the spa… No problem, go to La Jenny.
What if you don’t like all that commotion but you just want peace and quietness? Pick Le Colombier
. But you want great views and be in an excellent wine region? Domaine Laborde
. You don’t want to feel guilty for taking that long flight and do something back for nature? Creuse Nature
is completely eco friendly.
We can go on and on like this but we guess you get the point. The options are there, make sure to keep them in mind.
Liberalists, swingers, lifestylers, what’s all that?
Basically those are all terms for people who prefer to enhance their sex lives by including others. On itself, it’s not a problem for us at all. Everyone does in their room what they want. Except that some of them are hiding behind the names “naturism” or “nudism” and that some don’t really keep it in their room either.
Many nudists may disagree with this, but we think it’s an advantage for us (the genuine nudists) that swinging gets more and more accepted. While they used to do their thing in naturist places they now often have their own spots. Although they sometimes keep using the terms naturism or nudism because they also allow public nudity.
The difficulty is to get used to the naming. While in Europe the term “swinger” is pretty common, in France this is often referred to as “naturisme liberal”. In the USA, people use the term “lifestyle” (we had no idea, you should have seen the look on people’s faces when we talked about our “naturist lifestyle”). In Brazil it’s also “liberal”, in Mexico
these places are called “sensual resorts” and there are probably many other names which we are also not aware of.
If swapping partners is your thing, these are the places you want to look out for. If it isn’t, these are the places you want to avoid. Well, that’s not 100% true. We tried it out once (such a resort, not the swapping thing) and found that it was a nice place for genuine nudists as well
. But we can’t vouch for every liberal/swinger/lifestyle/sensual/… resort of course.
Nude or clothing optional?
One last thing you might want to consider is whether you’re going for a “nude obligatory” resort or rather a “clothing optional” one. Both have their advantages.
If you have a partner or friends you like to travel with but who are not nudists, a clothing optional place might be the perfect spot for you. You can be naked while the other(s) can remain clothed. Also if you or your partner or friends are new to nudism, at a clothing optional resort you can remain clothed until you/they decide that the time is right to drop that underwear.
You may read negative things about clothing optional places, that they attract voyeurs
for example, but that’s mostly on beaches. At private clothing optional resorts this is much less common.
While “nude obligatory” does sound a bit harsh, it’s not really like that. The thing is that you will be expected to be nude most of the time. In other words, at moments when you might otherwise wear a bathing suit, you should be naked instead. If it gets colder in the evening it’s perfectly normal to put some clothes on. If you’re planning to pitch your tent right next to ours and you have to bend over a lot while we’re having lunch, please keep your pants on too.
Just kidding of course but it’s certainly normal to remain clothed until you’re completely installed.
One last thing we’d like to mention about clothing optional places is that it might feel awkward to be naked while others are clothed. We also needed some time to adjust to that
. When you’re nude, clothes somehow disturb a certain balance. If you’re not confident about this, also pick a place where clothes are not done.