SuperClubs, including Grand Lido Braco, Grand Lido Negril, Hedonism II, and Hedonism III has just announced a “Stay for 3 Nights, Pay for 2” promotion.
That’s right. Stay for 3 – pay for 2. Stay for 6 – pay for 4. It’s that simple. For every 3 nights you stay at selected SuperClubs resorts, they’ll give you one night absolutely free. Rates start at $86 with 3-night stays starting at just $172.
You’ll have to book by October 7, 2009 for travel through September 1 – October 31, 2009 to take advantage of these savings. Some restrictions apply.
If you’re in the mood for a late summer naturist vacation, why not check out this great offer?
Details from NFN Travel
A NATURIST swimming resort to be open Saturday has ignited heated discussion in China where public nudity is still taboo.
The resort in Lin’an County of the eastern Zhejiang province was the second attempt by local people to have a naturist tourist site. The first nude pool in Lin’an opened five years ago but was closed two weeks later under fierce public criticism.
Although men and women will use separate, screened pools, the concept of social nudity is alien to Chinese culture and the development has come under attack.
Encouragingly, an internet survey indicated that a majority of respondents supported the resort. It’s a start, but they will need to translate their support into actual visits, and hard cash, if the resort is to flourish.
Previous naturist enterprises have withered and died under the disapproving gaze of the Chinese authorities. We wish this one the very best of luck. It’ll be needed!
Club Orient is set to host its first 4th of July party in a long time.
They’ve got a red, white and blue Papagayo with great entertainment and all your favorite July 4th foods from Hot Dogs all day to Great Grilled Steaks with Corn on the Cob, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans and Strawberry Short Cake for dinner that evening. They’re even lighting the bonfire on the beach to celebrate.
On the 14th it’s Bastille Day and being French they want to highlight their heritage. The Papagayo will feature a special menu reminiscent of traditional French Bistros and of course unparalleled wines to accompany the dining. If you enjoy eating this will be a Papagayo event not to be missed.
Wireless at Club Orient
On March 7, Club Orient switched to an all-wireless network for all chalets. Over the next few days they will be adjusting the system to assure the very best coverage possible, so you may experience some brief periods of no or slow service.
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There have been lots of rumors going around about the Grand Lido Braco. After an early meeting with management, Aaron & Rhoda Block of NFN Travel International have confirmed the following resort changes!
- Beginning November 1, 2009, Grand Lido Braco will be renamed “Breezes Rio Bueno”.
- The French restaurant will keep the same name and become upscale French/Italian and jackets for men will no longer be required.
- The streetside Italian restaurant will become the “Starlight Grill” offering Mongolian BBQ for dinner and late night snacks.
- The Japanese/Sushi and Reggae Cafe will remain the same.
- Victoria’s Market will offer a buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Room service will only be available for the Au Naturel rooms and the one bedroom rooms on the main side. Room service will come out of the Au Naturel clubhouse which will also offer expanded food service.
- The current liquor offerings will remain the same but may be upgraded on the Au Naturel side at some point.
- The Au Naturel side will remain Au Naturel. There are talks about making the Au Naturel side a separate resort with a unique name and one of the names being discussed is “The Village at Rio Bueno”.
- Management plans to make significant improvements to elevate the amenities and service on the Au Naturel and includes the addition of eight gazebos around the pool area with many more quality umbrellas.
- There may also be a separate hotel manager responsible for the Au Naturel side.
Management’s goal is to take the Au Naturel side to another level and to be recognized world wide as the premiere resort for Au Naturel vacations.
Grand Lido Braco
Neatly following on from my previous post “Can we have our Nudist back please” comes news that night-clubs on the Cap d’Agde “nudist” complex have been torched, allegedly by genuine naturists who have become incensed at the antics of the échangistes, or swingers, who they feel are taking over the resort.
Cap d’ Agde has always enjoyed a reputation for a certain raciness, but it seems that the sexual licence has gone too far. Whatever the motive and whoever is responsible for the arson attacks, if that is what they were, it is clear that once again genuine naturists fear that their traditional haunts are being stolen from them by groups with a more sexual agenda. ( See here also).
However, the swinging set tend to be younger and more free-spending. Clubs and resorts are commercial ventures, and can’t be blamed for trying to maximise profits.
Maybe the time has come to draw a line in the sand, to “give us back our nudist”. Maybe the INF (International Naturist Federation) should bestow an “INF Approved” certification on clubs and other entities which meet agreed nudist standards, and withhold it from those that don’t. This would go someway to distinguishing between genuine nudists and the so called “nudists” with a sexual agenda, and be a clear signal that we were trying to put space between us. At least it might force the more dubious “nudist” groups, clubs and resorts to reveal where their true interests lie.
One caveat though. Genuine naturists don’t tend to be big spenders and good quality nudist resources are expensive to build and maintain. Many successful clubs and resorts have been subsidised for years by a discreetly risqué minority, but an “Approved ” certification would put a stop to this. It would be up to us genuine naturists to dig into our pockets to support them. Use them or lose them.
Are we up to it?
Rebekah Kendal comes up with some ideas about where to get naked in South Africa. The article itself is a little giggly, and she doesn’t mention the magnificent Sandy Bay beach at Llandudno, Cape Town, but there are enough useful links ( one of which I couldn’t get to work!) to get you started if you happen to find yourself in that part of the world.
NFN Travel has organized a Mediterranean tour that begins in Nice, France and ends in Cap d’Agde, the Naked City with visits in between to Monte Carlo, Monaco. The tour will be hosted by the congenial Paul and Claudine who have many years experience hosting Mediterranean tours.
The dates are July 14 – 25, 2009 For Bookings or more information go to NFN Travel, click on the “home” tab and select the Cap d’Agde link
Read my impressions of Cap d’Agde on this post.
According to The Tampa Tribune, nudist residents at the upscale Caliente Nudist Resort are up in arms over a new marketing strategy to attract “swingers” to the resort.
Until its recent suspension by the American Association for Nude Recreation, Caliente had an excellent reputation as a family-friendly nudist resort, and residents are concerned that the progress made trying to convince others that nudism has nothing to do with sex will be now be fatally undermined by the new direction.
We’ve long campaigned for a distinction between sex and nudism and can indentify with their point of view.
On the other hand, we’ve also campaigned long and hard for the provision of top-class facilities for nudists, and to their credit, the Caliente management have been prepared to make the enormous financial commitment to provide and maintain just such a high-standard resource. However, simple economics require that such a commitment is matched by a generous level of spending by the guests and residents, and if this isn’t forthcoming the management are faced with the choice of looking elsewhere for revenue, ( and the “swinger” element tends to be younger and more free with their cash), or closing the resort down.
There are many who believe that the nudist way of life is incompatible with a self-indulgent lifestyle, and they may have a point. But the resort companies are not charities. They will only provide great facilities if we nudists are prepared to pay for them. So we must use them or lose them. The choice is ours.