Deciding on the right place for your vacation can be difficult. It can also cause some friction as some of us, after a hard year, like to relax on our vacations, while others prefer to let off steam or look to new adventures. Whether you want to chill out and soak up the sun or do something more active, this list will describe resorts that cater to both types—with a little twist added.
The following 10 resorts offer more than the typical room service and pay-per-view movies. Read on to discover somewhere you might want to plan your next getaway—unless you’ve already sampled these spicy locations. We won’t judge, but just don’t kiss and tell…
1. Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Puerto Morelos is a pretty enough place. A good location to wander around and practice your Spanish. A good place to sit on the sand and catch up on all the reading that you have been meaning to do. Or not.
Within walking distance of the town lies the Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort. This opulent complex caters to couples who want to spice things up a little. It has all the amenities of a luxury resort, but the emphasis is definitely on the carnal. Working under the motto “spreading sensuality throughout the year,” Desire offers entertainment, aptly named “pumping pool parties,” and a gym with cardio workouts. These cardio workouts might well be a necessary safeguard.
Desire Riviera Maya Pearl is definitely a place to pamper yourself.
2. Vera, Spain
The town of Vera, in Almeria, lies about six miles inland, but the property reaches down to the Mediterranean Sea. Vera Playa offers the usual Spanish seaside attractions—there are plenty of bars and restaurants lining the splendid beach. The northern section of the beach is open to naturists.
The local authorities have long been keen on attracting nudists to Vera. In 2013, a group of devotees organized the world’s largest-ever simultaneous skinny dip that saw 729 naturists plunging into the water. It should be emphasized that this is a resort that caters to naturists. There is no emphasis on the sexual. Good, healthy fun with no clothes on.
3. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Surfers probably know New Smyrna Beach as they regularly rate the local water as among the top surfing spots in the world. That some people also call New Smyrna “The Shark Bite Capital of the World”doesn’t seem to put them off. There are plenty of things to do in New Smyrna, but if you want to visit another beach, you could try Playalinda. In Spanish, “playa” is beach and “linda” means cute, pretty, or beautiful.
Playalinda Beach is to the north of New Smyrna. This beach has a section for naturists, with one area popular with families and couples and another, to the north, popular with gay men. Playalinda is part of the Canaveral National Seashore and is close to the Kennedy Space Center. If you are planning to visit, please note that there are few amenities on the beach.
So, if your thing is to watch a rocket launch in the nude, this is the place for you.
4. Hollywood, Florida
Overshadowed by its neighbors Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Hollywood has many attractions. Not least of them is the beautiful beach with its long boardwalk.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Hollywood, you might want to consider the Rooftop Resort. If Eros were looking for a hotel, this would be the one he would choose. You know exactly what to expect when you see their slogan: “Dance Naked! – Party Naked! – Swim Naked!”
You choose whether or not you wish to wear clothes during your visit. The hotel offers great ocean views—if you have the time to appreciate them.
5. Negril, Jamaica
Negril has a small population but occupies a large area on the far west coast of the island. In general, the people of Negril let the attractions of the beautiful island speak for themselves—the wonderful beaches, watersports, and warmth year-round bring plenty of tourists without having to preach to the converted.
This reticence doesn’t apply to Hedonism II. This resort shouts and shouts very loudly. It is definitely not a place for introverts because Hedonism II is about indulgence. And sexual indulgence is very much part of the package.
Clothing is optional around the enclosed premises. There is the Kama Sutra Palace, where you can take workshops and classes, and the Romping Shop Playroom—a place for couples, single women, and screened single men.
There’s something of a paradox behind Hedonism II. It was originally built by the government of Jamaica (although it is now in private hands), but public nudity is illegal in Jamaica. One can only assume that the authorities haven’t seen Hedonism’s publicity material.
6. Lochailort, Scotland
The hamlet of Lochailort is set in the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. A great place to chill out and walk the hills. Although you can never be sure of the weather in this area, it is a dramatically beautiful part of the world.
Lochailort has few amenities, but it does boast the West Highland Retreat Naturist Resort. The center organizes nude hiking, fishing, boat trips, and much more. This is a family resort that caters to those brave souls who want to spend their time naked in Scotland.
But the resort didn’t start out as a naturist center. Originally, a children’s charity converted the spacious property to serve as a retreat for disadvantaged families that had children with a variety of needs. Many of the kids had (and have) a short life expectancy. This resort offered rest to families under the stressors of raising their children.
But there were times of the year when the place was empty. The owners, Jan and John, were looking for something to fill the gaps, and then, in 2013, a member of British Naturism contacted them and asked if he could stay. Jan and John still run the center primarily for severely disadvantaged children. The naturist center works around the dates that are free and plows the profits back into the charity. So, if naturism is your thing, you can practice it here and help those in need.
7. Salinas, California
I’m not sure what Salinas’s favorite son, John Steinbeck, would have made of the Stay and Play bed and breakfast in his home city. If he were looking for a safe place where he could explore his fantasies and fetishes, then he had one on his doorstep.
Billing itself as”Your Dungeon Away From Home,” Stay and Play is geared toward those who enjoy bondage and dominance. All activities take place in a separate building, but the owners are always nearby to keep an eye on things and help you out. If you are new to BDSM, the owners are available to offer you all the guidance that you need.
It is a popular spot, so it is advisable to book well in advance.
If you have the energy, there are many great restaurants and attractions nearby. Although it’s probably best to change clothes before you venture out.
8. Mount Poconos, Pennsylvania
The small town of Mount Poconos enjoys a beautiful location. A nature lover’s paradise, it attracts visitors who want outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping. But for romantic couples who are concentrating more on indoor activities, it is also the home of the Paradise Stream Resort.
This is a large complex with 143 suites, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and a nightclub. The owners bill the resort as a”honeymoon hotspot,” where you are”entering the land of love.”
Heart-shaped tubs, romantically decorated rooms, and a full program of entertainment keep even the most jaded lovers engaged.
Definitely a place for newlyweds or those looking to add an extra spark.
There are two other resorts nearby that belong to the same company.
9. Cottbus, Germany
Cottbus is a small city in Brandenburg, Germany. It has its attractions but is probably not on most people’s bucket list of must-see locations. But there is a place nearby that attracts couples from all over the world.
The Schloss Milkersdorf is a renovated castle surrounded by mysterious, foggy woods. Every Friday and Saturday evening, it opens its doors to visitors who enter an erotic fairyland. Everything is possible here—you and your partner decide on your own limits. Theme nights such as a Roman orgy or erotic castle night set the tone and encourage even the most reticent to join in the fun.
Schloss Milkersdorf limits the number of guests, so it is always best to book ahead. It is not a hotel; it is a club. As you can’t stay overnight, the management has made arrangements with nearby hotels.
To protect the identity of its guests, you are not allowed to enter with mobile devices or cameras—these must be checked in at the cloakroom…along with any inhibitions.
10. Dodgeville, Wisconsin
So far, we have spent our time looking at resorts that cater to those with more daring human appetites. All well and good, but sometimes we want to enjoy our experiences in the privacy of our rooms. This is where the Don Q Inn comes into the picture.
You won’t find naked pool parties or strip anything here, but you can enjoy living out a few fantasies in their many themed rooms. Just know that it’s BROK! Bring your own kink. So remember to pack your toys and leave your inhibitions behind.
The inn—while definitely not as luxurious as dome others on this list—offers a variety of spaces, including two Roman-themed dens of debauchery, a Geisha-themed room, and what they call their “Mid-Evil” room, equipped with shackles on the bed. Maybe you wonder what’s it like to “sleep” in a hot air balloon or experience your own Arabian night. From rooms themed liked a prehistoric cave to a moon landing capsule, you’re sure to find something to share with your partner.
Oh, and they even have a Boeing C-97 on the property. While it’s not available for overnight stays (so no indulging in that mile-high fantasy), it is open for tours.