It’s the darkest part of winter, and every bit of you is loathing the daily ritual of adding layer after layer, scarves and gloves and heavy coats, just to prepare for that cold blast of air that smacks you in the face as you open the front door. For your own sanity, you need an escape, right? You need a trip to somewhere warm and inviting, somewhere you can feel the sun on your skin … every bit of your skin. If you’ve ever enjoyed a skinny-dip, you might be ready to take things up a notch to experience a vacation that embraces social nudity. For those looking for a getaway that provides complete freedom from tan lines and garments, check out these clothing-optional resorts, beaches and hideaways around the world. According to the American Association of Nude Recreation, clothing-free tourism is a $400 million industry! Don’t forget to pack plenty of sunscreen.
1. Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Tower Isle is a Jamaican couples resort that’s known for its incredible staff and amenities. Most of the resort is clothing mandatory, but for adventurous types, there’s a private island just off the coast that lets you disrobe from the moment you get off the boat. If you’re just experimenting with the nudist lifestyle for the first time, this is the ideal place to let it all hang out. It’s private and filled with only like-minded individuals.