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L’Olivette – new home for the Buns
Friday, 27th February, 2015
For the last few years Ted and his wife Hun have been running Quinta da Horta naturist resort on the Algarve in southern Portugal. But the business has now been sold and the Buns have moved to Caunes en Minervois in the Cathar country in the South of France and set up a new retreat there – L’Olivette. There is a fully self-contained one-bedroomed gite and a lovely swimming pool in the gardens. Ted and Hun have everything set up for those who prefer to travel with hand luggage only.
Playa del Sol Hotel, Gran Canaria
Friday, 13th February, 2015
The refurbished Playa del Sol apartments at Playa del Ingles, in southern Gran Canaria, provide a good range of facilities including something for all-over sunseekers. According to the hotel management “On the top floor of the hotel is our nudist Solarium, ideal for experiencing a complete sense of freedom. We invite you to give it a try!” Obviously ‘on message'; and they have provided a photo of the nude zone on the website too.
B&B de Heeren van Drenthe, Netherlands
Thursday, 29th January, 2015
Roelf and Fred offer naturist-friendly B&B in a luxurious self-contained apartment set in pretty gardens at Hooghalen, in the heart of Drenthe, between Assen and Beilen. The owners make it clear on their website that clothes are optional with naturists welcome; and the sunbeds on the terrace provide undisturbed sunshine. (Original website in Dutch only, above link translated by Google)
Pueblo Marinero, Lanzarote
Wednesday, 14th January, 2015
A modern low-rise aparthotel at Playa Blanca, on the south coast of Lanzarote – Pueblo Marinero – offers an FKK naturist sun terrace overlooking the sea. Officially rated locally with 4 stars, the self-catering adults-only accommodation is available through many of the UK’s largest tour operators including Thomson and First Choice. A half-board option can be booked by those who prefer to let somebody else do the cooking. The location is handy for the renowned bare beaches at Papagayo (World’s Best Nude Beaches, page 157).
Locanda di Terramare Guest House, Tuscany
Friday, 12th December, 2014
Immersed in a Mediterranean forest and with views of the Tuscan archipelago, the Locanda di Terramare provides relaxing naturist holidays. With five bedrooms, the ancient farmhouse apparently encompasses the owners’ passion for nature, calm, well-being and culture. Breakfast is served in an attractive glass conservatory or in the garden. Access to a ‘wellness area’ is included, and the property is approximately 15 minutes’ drive from the coast.
Le Mas Saint Sauveur B&B, Var
Saturday, 6th December, 2014
With three comfortable bedrooms, Le Mas Saint Sauveur chambres d’hôtes at Barjols in the Var region of Provence, South of France, is exclusively for naturists. There is a pool, jacuzzi, a panoramic terrace and the grounds extend to 3 hectares.
Las Grullas – new naturist campsite in Extremadura
Sunday, 30th November, 2014
Camping Las Grullas is a naturist campsite in the heart of Extremadura – close to a number of Unesco cultural sites – which will open on 1 April 2015. It is situated on an old estate amongst holly oaks and granite formations. The well-equipped camping area extends to 2.6 hectare, and is 2.5 km from any through roads, so peace and quiet is assured. It is unsuitable for children under 16.
Playa Corinto-Malvarrosa, Valencia
Friday, 7th November, 2014
We have been in touch with a contact who has recommended an official nude beach – Corinto-Malvarrosa – around 250 metres along the shore from Camping Malvarrosa de Corinto. Located on the northern outskirts of the municipality of Sagunto in Valencia Province, the pleasant but relatively quiet beach has local road signs providing directions. The golden shore is a mix of fine and coarse sand. Our contact mentioned that during their recent stay at the beachside campsite, naturists were enjoying the freedom to ‘relax au natural’ directly in front of it.
Vritomartis wins TripAdvisor award
Thursday, 30th October, 2014
The well established and ever popular naturist resort on the southern shores of the island of Crete – Vritomartis – has won a 2014 Certificate of Excellence! The family-owned hotel and it’s pretty Filaki bare beach, have long enjoyed great reviews from holiday visitors, many of whom return year after year. The quality of the hotel and its service has now been formally recognised by the prestigious TripAdvisor award. The hotel is featured in The World’s Best Nude Beaches (pages 190 & 191).
Hotel Nude Zipolite, Mexico
Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014
The clothing-optional Zipolite beach, in the Mexican State of Oaxaca, now has a hotel where it’s also OK to go bare. Theresa O’Shea, writing in H&E naturist, alerted us to this on-the-beach rustic accommodation at ‘Hotel Nude‘. Zipolite is somewhat off the beaten track to access. And rip currents make the sea dangerous – but nonetheless, it’s a stunning place to commune with nature. The location is described in World’s Best Nude Beaches (page 37).
Elsendorp Naturist Recreational Park, Netherlands
Sunday, 19th October, 2014
The holiday resort Elsendorp comes with all the facilities and amenities of a highly rated Dutch naturist centre. With a large natural outdoor pool and sandy beach, an indoor pool, play areas for the children and modern comfortable chalet accommodation – it would make an ideal family holiday destination. Camping and caravanning pitches are also available. It is around 200 miles and a little over 3 hours driving from the Channel Tunnel. (Google translation)
Camping Terme Lendava, Slovenia
Tuesday, 14th October, 2014
Camping Terme Lendava, in the east of Slovenia, offers naturist camping during early and late season – the price list on the website indicates the dates available – minimum stay 3 nights. Guests can use the wellness centre and even choose a half-board option whilst camping (breakfast and dinner).
La Corte degli Elfi Guest House, Dolomites
Friday, 3rd October, 2014
A picturesque textile guesthouse – La Corte degli Elfi (Place of the Elves) – in the Dolomites that has a fully-naturist wellness spa and a good-sized nude sunbathing garden. The property enjoys fine mountain views and offers a range of nature; cultural; spiritual; and adventure programmes.
Les Saulaies chambres d’hôtes (B&B) in Anjou
Wednesday, 24th September, 2014
One of our correspondents has been in touch to recommend a pleasant naturist chambres d’hôtes run by Olivier and Bruno, about 3 hours’ drive south-west of Paris, near Angers. Apparently, our contact has stayed at Les Saulaies – in the Loire region – with his partner on a number of occasions: he said they serve one of the finest breakfasts anywhere. The welcome is warm and the facilities are good. Three types of accommodation are on offer: an en-suite bedroom, a yurt and a chalet. A pool and a large secluded garden complete the facilities at the B&B.
Costa del Sol naturist beach
Sunday, 7th September, 2014
Playa Marina, a short distance west of Fuengirola, has been established as a welcome bare beach – which is a new one to us – on the sunny south coast of one of Spain’s favourite playgrounds. It is almost a kilometre long and has a drinks kiosk serving refreshments in season. Whilst easily accessible, a possible drawback is the A7 motorway that roars directly past at the back of the beach. (Google translation)
Saxony and Harz Mountains, Germany
Monday, 11th August, 2014
Danny has been in touch – “I wanted to let you know about some lovely inland places to chill naked on a beach.”
The first is a small lake with plenty of sunbathing lawns and sand, in the north of the historic town of Pirna near Dresden, at ‘Natursee Pirna‘. There is free parking for users of the lake (entrance off Äußere Pillnitzer Straße). Very relaxed feel to the place, with mixed textile and naked bathers, and not busy on the two occasions we visited in August 2014.
The second are the natural lidos in the mountains and forests of the Harz region in the centre of the country. Some of these pools are officially “FKK”, though most aren’t, but are quiet enough that you may find yourself the only person there. And given the laid back attitude of the Germans, it’s quite likely that no eyebrows would be raised if you did just plunge in naked after a walk in the forest.
Koala 49 Naturist B&B, Black Forest, Germany
Tuesday, 5th August, 2014
Ulrike and Karl Heinz offer bed and breakfast at their small naturist guest house – Koala 49 – on the northern edge of the Black forest, not far from Baden Baden. One of the rooms is equipped with a kitchen for self-catering. There is a garden for relaxing outside and also a sauna and spa tub.
Cortijo Ranchito, Andalucia
Friday, 1st August, 2014
Described as a rustic Spanish hideaway, this large ‘off-grid’ villa with a pool is set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada on a 28-acre plot in the Alpujarran countryside. Reduced rates are available for smaller groups of up to 4 people. With extensive fruit and olive groves, together with lovely views, Cortijo Ranchito is – according to the owners – perfect for naturist holidays.
Dobrá Lúka, Slovakia
Saturday, 19th July, 2014
Mark and Margo den Houting have opened what they claim to be the first naturist campsite in Slovakia – Dobrá Lúka.They also offer accommodation in caravans, an apartment and a Gypsy wagon! There is a sauna and a heated above-ground pool: the well-equipped site has been developed around an ancient farm. The summer climate is generally hot.
Casa Panoramica, Andalucia
Monday, 14th July, 2014
Located in the Axarquía region, east of Malaga, Casa Panoramica is a Dutch-owned villa, with a ground floor apartment available for rent by the swimming pool. Five miles inland from the coast, but described as having stunning views, the accommodation is suitable for naturists. It is also handy for the Almanat bare beach on the outskirts of Torre del Mar. (World’s Best Nude Beaches page 120) Website translation by Google.