The American Association for Nude Recreation (www.aanr.com) defines a nakation as:
“1. A clothes-free interlude from one’s customary duties, as for recreation or rest; a holiday. 2. The part of your vacation you’ll brag to friends about.” Here are some of the growing nakation options.
Roughly an hour south of Cancun, Mexico, the all-inclusive Hidden Beach Resort offers 42 oceanfront suites with champagne upon arrival and special touches like rose petals tossed on the bed at turndown. In addition to the pool, beach and hot tub, au natural amenities include nude dining, nude bars and a nude disco (+1-888-754-3907; www.hiddenbeachresort.com). Rates begin at US$215 per person a night based on two people sharing an oceanfront junior suite.
The Sea Mountain Inn in Desert Hot Springs, California, is a so-called nude lifestyle resort with an emphasis on “upscale adults only pleasures.” Rooms start at US$269 a night and offer Asian decor, Egyptian bed linens and mineral water pumped into the showers. No single men allowed (+1-877-928-2827; www.sea-mountaininn.com).
In Spain’s Canary Islands, the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Fuerteventura has 38 rooms set aside exclusively for nude guests. The rooms share an au natural swimming pool and Jacuzzi and start at US$105 a person a night (+34-928-873-600; www.occidentalhotels.com).
Bare Necessities Tour and Travel is offering several naked cruises including a nearly sold-out weeklong sailing in February to ports in Florida, Jamaica and Mexico. Passengers must board and disembark fully clothed and dress for dinner in the dining room. Prices start at US$1,949 for a cabin with a balcony on the upper deck (1-800-743-0405, www.bare-necessities.com).
Castaways Travel is selling a sail down the Danube in the nude, from Budapest to Vienna to Nuremberg, July 20 to July 27, on a 75-cabin riverboat. Rates are from US$2,199 to US$2,799 a person (+800-470-2020,
A German travel company, OssiUrlaub, is offering an all-nude flight from Erfurt, Germany, to the Baltic Sea resort of Usedom in July. Note to non-German speakers: ask for Sandra. Cost: US$777 a person (1-49-361-6006-520; www.ossiurlaub.de).