Clothing Optional Resorts
In an effort to attract a younger crowd, many nudist resorts are now referring to themselves as “clothing option resorts.” It has been determined that this term has a more inviting ring to a younger demographic.
One of the leaders in this effort to attract the younger set is Caliente Resort who thinks the term “nudist” may be intimidating to some and clothing optional resort is a “softer approach.”
Creative efforts to reach out to the younger generation include weekly electronic newsletters, a presence on MySpace and advertising in local alternative newspapers. Advertising on top 40 radio stations is also part of the clothing optional industry’s outreach. They see Generations X & Y as the key to the clothing optional industry’s longterm survival. Presently, a large percentage of members of the American Association for Nude Recreation are over 35.
Top 10 Reasons to Vacation At a Clothing Optional Resort this Summer
Clothing optional resorts attract the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. Clothing optional resorts are a booming niche market that boasts over $400 million in annual revenues. Think about it, how many people do you know that have gone skinny dipping?
Over the last 10 years the world’s finest clothing optional resorts have been built in the United States with these nudist meccas being Palm Springs, California and Florida. Palm Springs and their 350 days of sunshine sans mosquitos (a big plus if you’re naked) is the most popular.
If you are tired of the same-old, same-old plain vanilla vacation, go ahead and book a stay at a clothing optional resort. All you have to lose are those pesky tanlines.
The top ten reasons are:
10) No funny tan lines
9) No need to take a vitamin D supplement
8) No Laundry when you return from vacation
7) Waves don’t knock off swim suit top
6) Looking “natural” takes on a whole new meaning
5) Almost no luggage to check at airport
4) No shoes, no shirt, no problem
3) No sand in swimsuit
2) Everyday is REALLY casual Friday
1) Clothing optional resorts are just plain fun!
What really happens at clothing optional resorts?
Myth #1 Nudist resorts are all the same
All clothing optional resorts are unique and different with their own personality and character. Many cater to families and their kids while others are charmingly rustic campgrounds and parks. There some, however, cater to adults only. Find the nudist resort that is right for you.
Myth #2 You’ll be forced to play volleyball all day long
Volleyball is popular at many clothing optional resorts but you’ll never be forced to play… in fact, nothing is ever forced at a nudest resort even removing your clothes.
Myth #3 You have to be a member to visit a clothing optional resort
Many nudist parks and clubs want their visitors to buy an annual membership (like an annual gym membership) but, most parks allow you to come for a day visit.
Myth #4 Tan lines will draw stares
Nudist resorts are just like textile beaches… some have good tans while others are sun bathing for the first time in the season. Once again… NO pressure. There are all shapes and sizes of nudists and after 10 minutes without clothes you will begin to feel comfortable skinny, fat, pale or tanned.
Myth #5 Folks who visit nudist resorts are aging hippies
While it is true that the nudist demographic is mostly the 45 - 60 set (baby boomers) there is a push to attract a younger crowd.
Myth #6 Clothing Optional = Orgy
Not true. Most nudists are in committed long-term relationships and public sexual overtures and management will show you to the door.
Myth #7 Everyone is trim at clothing optional resorts
This is a major misconception. Nudists are regular normal people. They are tall and short. They are thin and not thin. They are all ages from 20’s to 70’s. They are all professions. And they are democrats, republicans, and nonvoters.
Give it a try this year. Find out for yourself how much fun being naked and free is.
32nd Anniversary of Nude Recreation Week Taking Off at Clothing Optional Resorts
Shortly after Americans finish observing our nation’s independence on July 4th, another major holiday period needs to be celebrated.
It is the 32nd Anniversary of Nude Recreation Week, held from July 9-15th, 2007. The American Association of Nude Recreation (AANR) is a major sponsor of this holiday.
Nude Recreation Week informs first timers all about the fun they are missing out on by not vacationing at topless or nude resorts and beaches.
Nude sunbathing, swimming, and skinny dipping has had a long history in America. Presidents John Quincy Adams and Teddy Roosevelt used to go nude swimming in the Potomac river. And Benjamin Franklin greatly enjoyed his daily outdoor “air baths” while wearing just his birthday suit.
Nude recreation is the fastest growing trend in the travel and leisure industries. In a recent national survey conducted by Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown, & Russell/Yankelovich Partners, 12% of adults responded to the survey said that they would consider a resort that offered nude recreation. Compared to only 10% of adults saying the same about a golf vacation, and only 6% saying the same about a tennis vacation, it is easy to see that vacationing at nudist resorts is definitely on the rise in popularity.
The World’s Best Clothing Optional Resorts
If you’re looking for a place to let really relax, check out this list of some of the world’s best clothing-optional resorts. In addition to being quite liberating, bear in mind, that packing for these destinations gives the term “packing light” a whole new meaning.
- Pleasure Grove Resort is an adults-only resort in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia, 1½ hours north of Atlanta. A full-service, four-season resort, “The Grove” is the perfect destination for couples to “get away from reality, indulge their senses, and realize their wildest fantasies.” Unless, of course, those fantasies include wearing lots and lots of clothes.
- Jamaica’s Hedonism II hosts annual couples’ conventions that feature various events, including erotic costume contests that tend to the extreme. Is that a banana costume, or are you just happy to see me?
- Hidden Beach Resort Au Naturel Club was created for “uninhibited vacationing.” The only only all-inclusive nudist resort in the Mexican Caribbean, Hidden Beach boasts 42 beach-front suites in Tulum, Quintana Roo.
- Located 90 minutes from LA, The Sea Mountain Spa was ranked the Top Celebrity Spa in the US by MSN (2003-2006), and awarded Best Private Retreat in the USA 4 years in a row. AOL declared it one of the top 5 places to be naked in the USA.
- From August to April, Cairns’ The White Cockatoo operates as a nudist resort with a limited number of non-nude chalets available in a separate area. The Cockatoo (tee hee) promise that naturalists and non-naturalists will not accidentally bump into each other. After all, who wants to run into a clothed person?!
- If you are looking for luxury and sophistication, Portugal’s Quinta de Horta…may not be for you. However, if you’re looking for casual arts and crafts, an organic farm, and horseback riding — all in the buff — then you’re in luck.
- Located on the Florida-Georgia line,along the banks of the St. Mary’s River, the Hidden River Resort promotes “respect for our environment, ourselves and others while experiencing family and social nudism.” At the 88-acre retreat, guests can go hiking, lounge by a cypress pond, or enjoy campfires with marshmallows. Watch out for flying embers!. Pets are welcome — but they must also romp in the nude.
- Club Orient is a naturist resort situated on the mile-and-a-half-long Orient Beach on St Martin.
- Eden Bay Resort & Spa, in the Dominican Republic, is adjacent to the world-class Robert Trent Jones golf course. Careful with your club!
- Catering specifically to couples, Palm Springs’ Terra Cotta Inn is a beautiful, historic mid-century modern property. Originally built for celebrities, the complex boasts 17 large rooms, a poolside breakfast, and high walls — to deter Peeping Toms.
Then there’s California’s BEST Clothing Optional Resorts
DeAnza Springs Resort
DeAnza Springs Resort is clothing Optional and is located near the Mexican border in Jacumba on the way to Arizona. It is California’s largest clothing optional resort with 500 acres of high desert. There are over 300 RV hook-ups, camping facilities, and conventional rental units and motel-style rooms. It also has pools, spas, tennis courts and other sports facilities.
Desert Shadows Inn Resort and Villas
The Desert Shadows Inn Resort and Villas (clothing optional) is one mile from downtown Palm Springs and has vast landscaped grounds which include flowing streams, lagoons, fountains, waterfalls, and panoramic views. There are courtyards, Mediterranean-style villas, three pools and two outdoor spas.
Glen Eden Sun Club
The Glen Eden Sun Club is a private family-oriented members-only nudist club (contact them about a visit). Located in Corona it has lush green lawns, flower and cactus gardens, and walking trails. Founded in 1963 Glen Eden Sun Club manages to mix the idyllic country surroundings with hosts of facilities including six tennis courts, sauna, indoor and outdoor pools and many sports facilities.
Laguna del Sol
Clothing is optional near Sacramento. Laguna del Sol in Wilton, 20 miles from Sacramento, is a clothes-free resort boasting a 25-acre lake. Nature trails abound so it is a great place for birds and animals lovers. There’s a restaurant, clubhouse-lounge, tennis and volleyball courts, three pools, two spas, and a fitness center.
The Silicon Valley has the Lupin Lodge, a clothing-optional recreational resort. Tt’s operated as a private club so you’ll need to contact them first about membership. They have cabins, yurts and camping facilities. With views of the Santa Cruz Mountains Lupin Lodge likes to think of itself as one of California’s most scenic slothing optional resorts.
Morningside Inn Resort
No clothing is required at the Morningside Inn Hotel and Resort near Palm Springs. The Morningside Inn describes itself as a clothing optional inn for couples. Located at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, the facility offers spectacular views. There’s a pool, jacuzzi, luxury rooms for overnight stays, and even business facilities for those who like to work clothes-free.
Olive Dell Ranch
Go clothing optional near San Bernadino at the Olive Dell Ranchrt in Colton near San Bernadino. Chose between staying over night or just for the day. In fact they’re so confident you’ll enjoy the facilities that your first visit is free. There’s a pool, sauna, hot tub, tennis, indoor sports, camping, RV hook-ups and the Olive Tree Inn restaurant.
The Sequoians Clothes Free Club
Get nude just south of Oakland at the Sequaians, the Bay Area’s only no tanline resort. With a 60 year history Sequoia is a rustic, family-oriented clothes-free club with 80 acres of a secluded oak and madrone forest in the East Bay Area foothills. There’s a heated pool, hot tub, children’s play area, sports facilities, overnight camping and a lot else besides.
Silver Valley Sun Club
Clothing is Optional in Newberry Springs. The Silver Valley Sun Club in Newberry Springs is a 15-acre clothing optional RV park and campground in the Mojave Desert of southern California where sunshine is almost guaranteed. Facilities & activities include two hot tubs, swimming pool, pool table, swimming, fishing, water volleyball, paddle boating and starry walks in the desert. There’s also a 2-acre lake, surrounded by huge cottonwood trees.
Enticing All Over Suntan
A recent Roper poll revealed 25% of Americans have gone skinny dipping in mixed company. Now you have the chance to renew that fun you had when you enjoyed the sun and water wearing nothing but sunblock and a smile.
What are the biggest reasons why more people don’t vacation at nudist resorts? The excuses are many, but they boil down to people are afraid of the unknown.
People will say they are “too short, tall, thin, heavy, young, old, etc.” Then some think only buff people or models go to nudist resorts. Nervous women always use the excuse that they need to lose more weight. Some even think they are too busty or not buxom enough to fit in at clothing optional resorts.
All of these excuses are so untrue. Everyone can enjoy the fun of clothes free resorts no matter what their age or body type.
MSN.com lists 4 topless pools in Vegas
MSN.com published a story where they picked the top 10 pools in Las Vegas. Of the pools they selected 4 were topless pools or as the Las Legas hotels call them “European style sunbathing pools.”
The hotels were the Mirage, Flamingo, Caesars Palace, and Wynn.