Max Hartshorne 0. Then there is the pool and the water park, which is the largest in the Caribbean. The nude beach, he said, is down to the right. I asked our host, the manager of the Sunset Resort and a year resident of Jamaica , how the hotel happened to have its own nude beach. People will say, hey I saw that story in Playboy.
There is still something exotic about getting naked while out of your own nation. Now that I knew where I should look to find my nude beach, I set out with the bare essentials.
I walked past the big stage where at night bands light up the stage and karaoke sometimes can be here. Oh, and there are also circus entertainers who are the ones who use that trapeze.
I walked around a lovely arch of sand, past the jetties which stick out into the bay and provide locals with a great place to fish.
I walked past a few bathers sitting on the club-owned chaise lounges, a little further. How far was this place anyway? After about two hundred yards, I found two security guards in black uniforms milling about at the corner of a beach, where another jetty protruded out into the bay. They were smiling and enjoying kidding around in the sun.
I figured out that even though the resort property continues, this guy and gal must be there to ensure that no kiddies stroll onto the clothing optional area. Up ahead indeed, it appears I had found what I was looking for. A high green fence stuck out into the waterline and there was a big sign that laid out some pretty simple rules. Ok, sounds good to me! It was two pm, and it was a broiling sun indeed.
Crossing through the fence, I saw that this aptly named Au Natural beach was pretty tiny. Maybe years wide, and just about 50 feet wide. The beach arched up to another cement and stone jetty, and ahead of me were just four people. One couple was nearby and enjoying their all-over tans, and another woman straight ahead was walking down into the mild gentle surf. I set out my stuff, claimed my chair, and took everything else off that I needed to. It was time to float. Walking out into the water, it pretty sharp on my feet, as there was a coral and rocks on the bottom of the clear azure water.
The water depth was only about two feet, but it was enough to swim, and that turned out to be a much better idea than any more walking. It was so easy to float, and despite the shallow water swimming kept me just high enough to avoid the coral. Up at the other end of the beach was a chain-link fence.
There was no visual barrier on that side at least but it is all located in a pretty sparsely populated part of Montego Bay, this area is the free trade zone where cruise ships come twice every week. As I floated and enjoyed that familiar freedom that only being naked can provide, I gazed out at the sea. In the distance were lovely colored sails of small catamarans which bobbed in the water. After a very relaxing swim, I made my way up to the chaise and let the very hot Jamaican sun tan me…. You can even spray the backs of your legs and your back by yourself, it covers easily and is perfect for such an occasion.
No, the people at this beach looked the way I looked. A little paunch. Sagging breasts. Potbellies and skinny legs. In fact, they boast that Jamaica has more nude beaches than any other Caribbean island!
Booby Cay is only a short boat ride away, on a remote island. Another suggestion for baring it all is Tower Isle, about yards off the coast of Couples, Ocho Rios. Negril has seven miles of beaches with lots of rugged coves—perfect places to strip down and enjoy!
Nobody will object in friendly, relaxed Jamaica. Why stop here? Be sure to read more about the best nude beaches in the world. He worked for newspapers and other sales positions for 23 years until he finally got what he wanted and became the editor at GoNOMAD.
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