Prude or Nude? That’s the choice at the “SuperClubs” nudist resorts in Jamaica
By Steve at Caribbean Dreams
At the Grand Lido’s or Hedonism Nudist Resorts you can choose to stay on the prude side and walk a few meters to the nudist pool and beach or stay on the nudist side and be naked from the minute you leave your room to the minute you go back to bed. That is of course you if you want to miss out on the great entertainment and choice of restaurants to be found in the general areas.
All four resorts have excellent nudist facilities with pools that have bars and beach grills where you don’t even have to leave the pool to eat or drink. The most famous of these resorts is Hedonism II. Situated on the tip of legendary Negril Beach. Life at Hedo II centres around two private stretches of beach: one nudist, one prude, both fantastic.
Its not really fair to call the people on the prude beach prude, its just they have not yet experienced the delights of the nudist beach, most soon decide they are missing out and soon walk the few steps to freedom.
You can be as free as you want to be, depending on your mood. For a quiet, private moment, slip off to a shaded hammock with a good book or shed your inhibitions and join in the party on the nudist beach.
There’s no such thing as a typical day at the Hedo resorts, it’s all down to who’s visiting at the time. There are so many interesting people to talk to you never get bored. If you like to be in the thick of it why not join in the many beach games where entrants are rewarded with Hedo Dollars. These you can trade and at the end of the week you will so many you cannot possibly carry home all rum, tee shirts and coffee you have acquired.
For the active there is always plenty of sports, with very well equipped gyms, tennis, water-sports including Hobie cats, windsurfing and snorkelling. Diving is also available with pool dives and for the more experienced reef dives.
A very popular excursion is the nudist cruise to the famous “Ricks café” area at the far end of the 7-mile long Negril Beach. This takes place on a very large catamaran, stopping off along the way for snorkelling on the reef. At the destination the very brave or foolish swim ashore to the foot of cliffs and climb a ladder inside a cave to the top of the cliff. At this point you can either dive or leap off into the blue Caribbean or make a very discreet exit back down the ladder and hope no-one notices. Of course no nudist cruise is complete without lashings of Rum Punch and a singsong all the way back.
Across the road but on another bay is the Grand Lido Negril, this is billed as one of most luxurious nudist resorts ever created. When you arrive at Montego Bay there is a special SuperClubs lounge area and for some room categories the option of using the Lidosine, a luxury transfer instead of a mini bus or taxi. Grand Lido Negril has a Nude and Prude side with its own separate nudist area with private beach, pool and hot tub where you can stay nude all day. If you want breakfast in bed No Problem! with 24 hour room service. You can eat at the beach grill where they cook the most amazing lamb chops and Jerk chicken complimented by a great cocktail, beer or wine.
News from the resort is the luxury yacht M/Z Zein, formerly Princes Grace’s honeymoon yacht, has been retired from service after years of romantic sunset cruises. A large catamaran has replaced this for the sunset cruises. Another new feature is the torch lit beachside couples massage complete with champagne.
Over on the north coast you find two more resorts Hedonism III and the Grand Lido Braco. Hedo III is the newest of the Hedo resorts and tends to get more couples usually between the ages of 35 to 50 year old. Again the resort has non stop entertainment for the lively or quiet spots if you want to relax. Like Hedo II they have a full events list where groups meet year after year to meet old friends.
I have been told the Hedonism Resorts have the highest number of repeat clients of anywhere in the world so it just goes to show the popularity of the places. Some people are afraid of the image of the resorts but I have seen much worse behaviour at some our so called nudist resorts and beaches. Hedo is for fun and not taking life too seriously. From the world’s largest nude weddings to Playboy photo shoots there is enough to please everyone at Hedo. Singles are made to feel very welcome and are not left out of the fun and games. The entertainment staff soon see to it that you never sit alone or dine alone.
Hedo III is not as big as Hedo II but has newer rooms and facilities. The nudist beach is surrounded by board walks for sunbathing in peace away from the lively pool and Jacuzzi area. Around this area Pool volleyball, body shots and naked twister are all great fun to participate in. Hedo III has a great position on a low cliff where the sounds of the waves are very relaxing. They have excellent entertainment on stage in the restaurant area or outside for a Saturday night extravaganza with circus acts and the brilliant entertainment staff all performing like true professionals.
A short drive away is what I feel is the best of all the resorts: Grand Lido Braco. Braco is designed on a town, namely Falmouth and yes it is in the area of Trelwany (Cornwall) just like back home. Grand Lido Braco, where they created Jamaica’s first and only Super-Inclusive village, complete with gingerbread architecture and an authentic Town Square. Here, anything’s possible and everything’s included. 24-hour room service. Sumptuous cuisine. Premium bar drinks. Championship golf and tennis. Sailing, snorkeling & scuba. Scintillating nightlife. Perfumed gardens. Separate au naturel facilities. And, of course, one of the finest beaches on Jamaica’s North Coast.
The nudist side of the resort boasts possibly the largest swimming pool in Jamaica, it also has extensive grounds with hidden hammocks, spas and very much privacy. Just sit quietly and watch the humming birds, lizards and other wildlife. At night the jungle chorus with crickets and tree frogs is amazing. Of course you can just sit by the beach bar & grill, play a few games and get your all over tan without moving a muscle.
These four resorts mentioned are not nudist family friendly. They are for adults only so no screaming children to disturb the peace. If you want to go to Jamaica with your children and still want somewhere to get your all over tan, think about the Starfish Trelawny where they cater for the nudist family and have a separate nudist beach. This resort is on the north coast again in Trelwany close to Falmouth. Being a SuperClub resort it is all-inclusive and offers great value.
What are your impressions of this nudist resort? Is it nudist family friendly? Why not leave your comments?