The Au Naturel Experience
With more nude beaches than any other Caribbean island, Jamaica is the perfect place to bare it all. Our au naturel beaches range from sedate and relaxing, to wilder and more self-indulgent. So it's just a question of packing a towel and some serious sun block, and then picking a patch of sand that's right for you.
But where to start?
Nude tanning is permitted on private beaches island-wide. Find a secluded spot to slip out of your suit at Oracabessa's James Bond Beach or at Negril's Bloody Bay. Or take a boat ride to an island shared only by fellow nudists, Negril's Booby Cay. Ask for a little more privacy at Reggae Vibes, Ocho Rios, and the managers will corner off a section of the beach just for you. In Trelawny, Time & Place's deserted white sand offers quiet seclusion that's perfect for wearing nothing at all.
TIP: No cameras allowed! Remember to leave those cell phone cameras back in your hotel room too.
Many of our resorts also have "clothing optional" areas, where you can bare as much as you dare, as well as secret spaces designated specifically for those who like to sunbathe in the buff. Perhaps the most free-spirited of Jamaica's hotel chains, with its legendary den of iniquityis Hedonism II. Choose from the "prude" or the "nude" beach, each with its own pool, hot tub, bar and grill, and much more. N-Resort is much more laid back but offers the naturalist a unique Caribbean experience.
For the naturalist looking for a more elegant setting, some villa experiences may offer you clothing-optional locales. Playful pairs may also enjoy tanning sans clothing on Tower Isle, a small cay about 200 yards off shore from Couples, Ocho Rios. The hotel's boat ships guests to this private nude beach, with a pool, cabana bar and romantic spots for snuggling.
TIP: "Nude" means you can be completely naked. "Clothing optional" means you determine how much clothing you want to keep on.
And across Jamaica, but especially in Negril, you'll also find a few smaller hotels that understand your yearning to lose restrictive pieces of clothing. Scattered along Negril's seven-mile beach and tucked away on its rugged cliffs, these resorts make a special effort to provide private places for you to relax in the nude.
So if you want to remember what it's like to be a bare-bottomed kid playing on the shore, sun on your back, warm water tickling your toes and laughter jiggling your tummy, visit Jamaica. Wash away remaining inhibitions in our soothing waters and feel the warmth of our sun on your naked body. This is Jamaica, au naturel!