The 10 Best Clothing Optional Beaches in the Caribbean

If you don’t like tan lines, you may be interested in visiting a clothing optional beach on your Caribbean vacation. These tend to be most common on the French and Dutch Caribbean islands, but you can find clothing optional beaches on several Caribbean islands–including several on Jamaica. Some islands, however, such as the Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Grand Cayman, and Barbados, do not allow public nudity.

In this article we’ll tell you all about the 10 best clothing optional beaches in the Caribbean so you can choose the best one for you.

You will often find some of the best clothing optional beaches in the Caribbean at resorts, so we include beaches at some of the best clothing optional resorts in the Caribbean as well.

Orient Bay Beach, St. Martin

Considered the best of the best nude beaches in the Caribbean, Orient Bay Beach is located on the French side of St. Martin / St. Maarten. (You can also find a nude beach on the Dutch side, at Cupecoy Beach, but Orient is the most famous.)

Part of the Club Orient nude resort, this beach is also open to the public. It features soft white sand and clear turquoise water that’s perfect for swimming. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are available.

Anse de Gouverneur and Grand Saline, St. Barts

Although St. Barts is a French Caribbean island, clothing-optional beaches are not officially allowed. However, these two white-sand stretches are tucked away from the busier areas and have become some of the most popular clothing optional beaches in the Caribbean among younger Europeans.

There aren’t really any services here, so bring your own supplies and refreshments. However, you’ll find bright white sand, vivid blue water, and views of nearby islands.

Pointe Tarare, Guadeloupe

If you’re looking for an even more secluded beach, this is it. Reached by a short hike, Pointe Tarare on Guadeloupe is undeveloped (so bring your own gear) and peaceful.

It’s said to be the first legal nude beach in the Western Hemisphere.

Eden Beach Hawksbill Bay, Antigua

Eden Beach is a section of the spectacular beach along Hawksbill Bay. It is the only nude beach on Antigua—which is kind of amazing given that this island has 365 beaches!

This is a small stretch of powder-soft sand, lined with palm trees and offering sunbeds but not much else. You have to walk through Hawksbill Resort to get to it.

Booby Cay, Jamaica

Not named for the reason you might think, but for a local bird, this clothing optional beach is located on a little island off the coast of Jamaica. You can book a boat trip from nearby Negril or reach it by kayaking or paddleboarding.

While it’s an undeveloped island, there are often locals grilling freshly caught seafood. However, there aren’t any facilities so you’ll want to bring your own gear. And note that this is a popular day trip spot for many visitors, not just those interested in sunbathing au naturel.

Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica

A Caribbean nude resort that is also “Lifestyle-friendly,” Hedonism II is for adults who enjoy indulging all their desires, whether it’s having a decadent dessert or engaging in trysts with other guests.

This adults-only all-inclusive resort is located on Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, and has both a clothing optional side and a nude side. Clothing is required in the restaurants.

Couples Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Couples Tower Isle is an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios with an intimate romantic atmosphere. It features just 24 rooms and a gorgeous white sand beach with calm waters.

While this is not a clothing-optional resort, there is a nude beach on a separate island accessible by boat that features a small pool with swim-up bar, sun lounges, and cabanas. FYI, the nude beach is not clothing optional; you must be nude to be on the beach unless you go in the early morning before the nude hours begin.

Couples Negril, Negril, Jamaica

This luxury couples-only all-inclusive resort in Jamaica is also not a totally nude Caribbean resort, but it has an au naturel beach with hot tub and bar. “Au naturel” here means completely nude; no clothing is allowed once guests are in the area.

Couples Negril also has 2 pools and 4 hot tubs plus a wide variety of complimentary activities and entertainment.

Couples Sans Souci, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Couples Sans Souci is another couples-only all-inclusive resort that offers a separate au naturel beach but isn’t a clothing optional resort. Set amid lush landscaping on a breathtaking beach fringed with palm trees, Couples Sans Souci is unique in that it features a mineral grotto and mineral springs pool for rejuvenating soaks.

The au naturel beach here also includes a pool; clothing is not allowed in the area.

Grand Lido Negril Au Naturel Resort, Negril, Jamaica

Set on a private point along beautiful Negril Beach in Jamaica, the Grand Lido Negril Au Naturel Resort is a luxurious all-inclusive Caribbean nude resort for adults 21 and older. This boutique naturist resort offers 26 ocean-facing suites in an elegant and upscale atmosphere.

The beach is private and adults-only, and offers cabanas. There are tons of activities available including complimentary watersports.

Hidden Beach Au Naturel Resort by Karisma, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This 5-star all-inclusive nude resort in Playa del Carmen has just 42 rooms, and they’re all spacious suites with two-person hot tubs and private terraces or balconies with ocean views.

Hidden Beach has a stunning white-sand beach with palapas, and you can get a massage by the water. There are lots of included activities as well as a romantic open-air restaurant and a lazy river.

Now that you’ve seen our list of the 10 best clothing optional beaches in the Caribbean, which one do you want to visit? Let us know in the comments! And if you’d like help planning your trip, feel free to reach out to one of our expert travel agents!

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