This page will bring you the latest information about destinations in The World's Best Nude Beaches and Resorts, including any corrections or omissions. Also, topical details about other new places.
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Sally and Steve offer an attractive three-bedroom holiday property – Cortijo El Chaparro – in Granada Provence, southern Spain that would prove ideal for naturists. Reformed to a high standard in 2015: together with a pool and extensive grounds, the villa is located in a rural setting equidistant from Malaga and Granada – less than 55 miles from each. The hosts live in a separate property on site and can provide assistance or local information if required.
A new naturist guesthouse – Le Pont d’Adèle – has opened in the Grenoble area, at the foot of the Vercors range of mountains. Following extensive redevelopment, 2016 will be their first full year of operation. There are five apartments which are let by the week or by the weekend, and extra days can be added. The château is within a large estate extending to over 35 acres and boasts a swimming pool and spa with a sauna. The owners plan to open a naturist campsite in 2017.
This self-contained naturist gîte for two people is in the pretty village of Cotignac, in the Var region of Provence. La Mucherie has a pool and secure parking. The rental property is in the grounds of the French owner’s home.
Andy and Kathy Eke’s Acorns Naturist Retreat at Creacombe Parsonage, near Tiverton, in the heart of Devon, continues to thrive. In addition to B&B, mobile homes and camping accommodation, facilities have been developed to include a sun-trap swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor club room with lounge and games area, and a licensed bar. Naturist massage has also been added to the extensive range of services on offer. Home-grown or locally sourced food is used whenever possible. Acorns is set in 13 acres of attractive grounds situated mid-way between Exmoor and Dartmoor, and enjoys lovely views across the countryside. The location is handy for the north and south coasts, which offer a choice of bare beaches.
These two well-equipped 3-star cottages at Domaine de l’Aube are situated by a river in Provence, and are registered with the French Naturist Association (FFN). Patrick and Marie-Christine welcome holidaymakers to relax at their naturist haven, which is around 25 miles from Frejus and the coast. (Google translation)
We have just uncovered an appealing new naturist guesthouse in Catalonia, Spain. Hotel EXUS NATUR is situated in an attractive nineteenth century rural farmhouse, in the heart of Girona, just 5 km from well-known nudist beaches on the Costa Brava. According to the owners, it is a good place to unwind from the daily routine and spend a relaxing vacation as a couple. Accommodation is for adults and older children (+15). Ecological cuisine is on offer using fruit and vegetables harvested from the garden.
Naturist Domaine La Martinelle Chambres d’hôtes at Ponet Saint Auban, is located in the Drome, on the border with Provence. Two self-contained studios with kitchenettes can each accommodate two people and are set in private grounds of 5 hectares (12.5 acres). There is an attractive pool and outdoor jacuzzi, both of which enjoy fine mountain views. The owner will shortly be installing a Mongolian Yurt and two mobile homes, to increase capacity. (Website in French only – Google translation)
An experienced holiday company in Croatia is offering two back-to-back 7-night nude cruises departing on Saturday 28 May and Saturday 4 June 2016. Exploring the beautiful Adriatic waters and islands on an intimate motor sailor, the cruises begin and end in the port city of Split.
The company also offers a mini naturist resort on the island of Hvar, developed from a restored farmhouse and offering accommodation for up to seven people in three Mediterranean-style cottages, set amongst ancient olives, cypresses, fig and walnut trees.
An attractive holiday house with use of a swimming pool on the owner’s farm, between the villages of Alhendín and Las Gabias, just 10km from the centre of the historic city of Granada. Cortijo Algabia has two large en-suite bedrooms, a lounge and well-equipped kitchen. Private undercover parking is provided and according to the owners, “people wishing to practice naturism will find privacy and plenty of quiet areas“. (Google English translation)
An appealing new au naturel destination in the Puglia district of southern Italy – Resort Grottamiranda Naturista – has recently come to our attention. With a selection of different sized apartments and a large free form pool, the property is just 7 km from the nearest naturist beach. The sunny Mediterranean climate and close proximity of 2 world-renowned UNESCO sites is sure to make Grottamiranda a popular choice.
Dutch naturists, Anita and Ferry, have recently taken over the running of this back-to-nature retreat on the Caribbean island of Bonaire – Dos Iguana Nature. With a clothing-optional policy throughout the 20 hectares (50 acres) of rustic grounds, accommodation is available in two-person self-catering chalets. There is a small pool and deck with fine views to the sea in the distance. It is less than a quarter of an hour from the airport and free transfers are provided.
Lydia has been in touch to tell us about the upscale clothing-optional resort she runs with her husband on the Caribbean island of St Martin. Jardin d’Ô began offering naturist holidays just 18 months ago and now receives much positive feedback from guests. The adult retreat has five attractive self-contained accommodation units as well as a pool, and is only 5 minutes’ drive from the famous nude beach at Orient Bay (World’s Best Nude Beaches page 30).
Enthusiastic naturists, Bouwe and Tessa de Jong – originally from Amsterdam – have a French Bed & Breakfast with the added advantage of a catered 4-course dinner available as an option. The attractive and secluded property is set beside a river, but also has its own swimming pool. With currently just one letting room, guests are welcome to wear clothes or not, whichever they choose. Moulin de Chez Joyeux is located in rural countryside close to the Village of Thiat, in the Haute-Vienne department of the Limousin. In early 2015 the story of Bouwe and Tessa’ search for a naturist idyll was published in H&E magazine.
This large and imposing villa caters for groups of up to 8 guests in luxurious surroundings. Hosts at Villa Lion, Ally and Caroline, have been catering for naturists in Mallorca for ten years. The property is set in 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens and is totally secluded and private; but only 1km from the motorway, and 16km from the airport. The facilities include a large pool, spa, outside bar, pool table, barbecue area, fish ponds and a full-sized tennis court.
The Dutch-owned Petit-Fours retreat provides naturist accommodation in a guest house, gite and also a mini-camping for up to just eight people. However, the estate covers an extensive 24 hectres (approx 60 acres) of rural grounds which can be explored at leisure au naturel. Located in the countryside outside the village of Busserolles, in the Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne; there is a good-sized swimming pool and a particular attraction is the lack of light pollution, providing excellent conditions for star gazing. (Original Dutch link)
Stable Cottage is located in the mountain area of Monda in the countryside of Andalucia, southern Spain, just above the resort of Marbella. The self-catering holiday property which sleeps up to 4, is set on its own, away from the main residence and is described as: “Ideal for naturists, artists, walkers, photographers, horse riders/enthusiasts, those who fancy a quiet and relaxing holiday, or those who like to party into the early hours…”. The cottage apparently enjoys amazing views and total privacy. A swimming pool, wi-fi and plenty of parking are further attractions.
This handy website lists a collection of villa rentals and condos on the Caribbean island of St Martin/St Maarten, suitable for private sunbathing and ‘friends of naturism‘. The holiday properties allow either topless or au naturel relaxation with private pools and sundecks which can be enjoyed in the buff without being overlooked.
We’re delighted to see the appealing 5-star Montiboli Hotel at Villajoyosa, on the Costa Blanca, now actively promoting its location next to the official nudist beach Playa L’Esparrelló. The hotel stands on a low cliff overlooking the naturist zone, and has a set of private steps providing direct access. The beach and hotel are described in The World’s Best Nude Beaches (p.128).