Personal freedom at its finest is, perhaps, best epitomized by full, unabated nudity. There aren’t many places outside your own home you can don your birthday suit, but here at Islands, we’ve come up with a list of the best nude beaches in the Caribbean for when you’re traveling in the region.
Fret not about wandering, judgmental eyes while traversing the warm, embracing landscapes of these paradisiacal beaches. Instead, focus on relaxing, or don’t focus at all. After all, you’re on vacation in the nude. Read on for our list of the top Caribbean nude beaches.
Orient Beach, St. Martin
On the French side (naturally – although, the Dutch side has the bare-buns Cupecoy Beach), Orient is the Caribbean’s premier place to drop trou. White sands softened by cooling waves give this beach a silky look. You’re free to wander without charge, but there is a small fee for beach-chair and beach-umbrella rentals.
Pointe Tarare, Guadeloupe
Narrow and tough to find but popular nonetheless, Pointe Tarare is claimed to be the first legally designated nude beach in the Western Hemisphere. Sun-bathing here is almost a guarantee, as there’s very limited shade at this beach. With a small hike separating this beach and many of its more popular and tourist-populated areas, Pointe Tarare is naturally among the most secluded places on Guadeloupe and is one of the Caribbean’s best nude beaches.
Anse du Gouverneur, St. Barthelemy
The more intrepid nudist may want to trek to hard-to-reach Anse du Gouverneur. Its secluded location also offers beautiful, wondrous views of neighboring St. Kitts, Saba and St. Eustatius. There’s free parking available, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find restaurants, restrooms or many other services.
Hawksbill Bay, Antigua
The island’s only bare beach is a little charmer compared to other beaches in Antigua. It’s the last of a string of four white-sand crescents on the west coast and is near the Hawksbill Hotel. You’ll find a few sunbeds to encourage a true embrace of sun-bathing in the nude, too.
Booby Cay, Jamaica
Bikini tops routinely fly on Negril’s hippie haven in Jamaica, but birthday-suit types should aim for this nearby islet (named after the bird). While you’re here, don’t forget to try the lobster. And feel free to visit some of the islands’ other best beaches.