Category Archives: Dominican Republic

Nude Beaches

Caliente Caribe, Dominican Republic

Caliente Caribe is the only au naturel resort in the Dominican Republic. This all-inclusive resort is clothing-optional throughout the whole property so guests might find themselves being enticed into a game of nude volleyball or adding a whole new wrinkle to the phrase, “bellying up to the bar.”

Guests at Caliente Caribe shouldn’t expect a particularly high quality of food or high standard of rooms. Amenities are basic. Guests come here for the obvious reasons: to shed their clothes in a beautiful beach setting and to mingle with like-minded people. The resort has hot tubs, a private nude beach, pools, a nightclub and a Friday-night beach luau complete with roasted pig. Check ahead when booking since the resort sometimes schedules “lifestyle weeks,” which may or may not be to a guest’s liking.

Point Tarare in Guadeloupe

In Guadeloupe which is the main Island of the French Caribbean Islands, topless sunbathing is very common.

The island attracts many French and other European citizens to its beaches. Point Tarare in particular is the place to go if you want to go without clothes at all.

This beach has little shade, but you may be all by yourself in large stretches of sands. You’ll find topless sunbathing at most if not all of the beach resorts in Guadeloupe, but Pointe Tarare is the place to go if you want to swim and sunbathe sans any clothing at all.

The trick is that the beach is 45 minutes from the main tourist hotels of Gosier, and there’s little in the way of shade or services once you get there.

On the other hand, you’ll likely have a big stretch of this beautiful, secluded beach to yourself.

Hedonism II, Jamaica

Hedonism II in Jamaica is the big daddy of nude and naughty holidays in the Caribbean. While many au naturel resorts stress the health benefits of the naturist lifestyle, it’s pretty clear where Hedonism II stands on the subject: run the sexual fantasy flag up the flagpole and see who salutes.

This adults-only all-inclusive resort in Negril has a loyal crowd that returns again and again for the kind of spicy holiday Hedonism II offers. This includes two private beaches (only one is nude); unisex saunas and steam rooms; three pools, including a nude pool; five bars; dancing at Club Hurricane; live entertainment (which leans towards the raunchy side) and theme nights, which vary from Reggae Nights to a Fetish Fantasy theme.

There are 280 rooms, and suites have sexy touches like mirrored ceilings and five-head Jacuzzi showers. Guests have the option of choosing rooms in either a nude section or a clothed wing. In addition to all the provocative fun, guests can indulge in all sorts of activities, including tennis, miniature golf, snorkeling, kayaking and water skiing; there’s even a rock-climbing wall.

It’s safe to say that Hedonism II is a lifestyle resort that is not for the easily embarrassed.

Club Orient, St. Martin

Club Orient,  is  one of the most famous nude beaches in the Caribbean – which isn’t always a good thing. A person doesn’t have to be nude to gain access to Orient Beach, and the occasional tour group from a cruise ship is known to amble by, doing their best to get an eyeful.

There are a couple of things that make the 137-room Club Orient different from many other resorts in the Caribbean. First, it’s not an all-inclusive resort, which means guests pay as they go (drinks, meals, activities, etc.) The other aspect that sets it apart is that it’s a kid-friendly au naturel resort; multi-generational families can be seen taking a sun bath minus clothing. The hotel is also nude-friendly throughout the property, not just in restricted areas. Seeing a nude dude dishing up a plate of meatballs in the resort’s main restaurant could take some getting used to.

Guests have a choice of booking rooms in one of the chalets or upgrading to a villa, which affords an extra measure of space and privacy. Club Orient also has a spa, lots of sports and water activities, as well as the option for enjoying a massage on the beach.

Riviera Maya -Hidden Beach Resort

Hidden Beach Resort is an intimate clothing-optional resort for upscale adult travelers who enjoy an all-inclusive vacation where it’s your choice to be nude 24 hours a day or enjoy the resort as a clothing optional venue. Clothes or no clothes, swim suits or none or topless ….It’s up to you and perfectly acceptable to enjoy the resort as you prefer!  Nudity is not compulsory. Most folks dress for dinner at Hidden Beach plus they visit the El Dorado Seaside Suites and Sensimar Resorts, both located next door with ten more dining venues. It’s all complimentary for guests of Hidden Beach. All resorts are owned and operated by the same company. Karisma

Driving on the Right

When I went to Grand Cayman, they drove on the left, like they do in England. I watched them drive for a couple of days and had no problems staying on the left, but it did confuse my 6’2″ male companion, to the point, where he just didn’t watch. I noticed that many people had not experienced, driving on the left and did not care to try. Unfortunately they had to rely on cabs or buses, which can really put a crimp on spontaneity. So I thought you might like to know which islands you can drive around on the right side of the road, like we do in the US. But after watching the video below, you might want to stick to the cabs.

The ABC Islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, all drive on the right. They are Dutch and I guess in the Netherlands they drive on the right also.

The Dominican Republic has a great road system, but watch out for the scooters and motor bikes, they are everywhere.

Puerto Rico is a great place to get a car, the island is quite large with so many magnificent places to see.

The French Islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Bart’s and St. Martin are all right side of the road drivers. Only Dominic (French Island) is a lefty.

There are three more Dutch islands that you can drive on the right, they are; Saba, Stratia (St. Eustatius) and St. Maarten.

And then of coarse there is Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya, but in Mexico the roads could use some work.

Also, you might like this site that helps you with any driving questions you might have DriverAbroad.com