Birthday suit, check…
About halfway into carefully selecting the most beach-friendly clothes in my wardrobe—a skill, considering I live in Montana and this was during winter—it occurred to me that I may be overpacking. I usually travel light anyway, but in this case, even my single pair of shorts and two separate bathing suits felt excessive.
That’s because I was headed to Hedonism II, Jamaica’s pre-eminent clothing optional resort and so-called adult playground. Nestled on the end of Negril’s famous 7 Mile Beach, famous for its soft white sands, Hedo, as regulars call it, is a secluded resort catering to a pleasure-seeking clientele with the best full-body tans around. There are other luxurious nude resorts around the world, like Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort in Cancun or Sunland Holiday Village in South Australia, all of them in warm locations equipped to facilitate a memorable clothing-free experience.
In hindsight, my hunch that I was overpacking was spot on. Now that I’ve been to a nude resort, I know just how ubiquitous the nudity is—who knew there were so many people with so few hang-ups?—and it’s safe to say that there is a very particular way to pack that requires knowing what you’re getting into.
Going to a nude resort may not be for everyone, but for those who are somewhere between curious and eager to try it out, here is what you should bring if a nude destination is in your travel future.
The Right Perspective
This is the easiest thing to pack, as it takes up no luggage space. Before heading to a nude-designated area, it’s important to understand where you’re going. Like any resort, the guests will be human beings and deserve to be treated with humanity: the fact that these guests happen to be naked doesn’t change anything. Treat others with respect by prioritizing consent and being communicative if the rules seem unclear. And if someone violates your sense of safety, report it to hotel management, as nude resorts cannot function without all guests feeling comfortable.
Source: Foder’s Travel
Original publication 14 January, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 8th June 2021
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