Previous posts on naturist beaches in Greece are not all there is to naturism. Naturism a thriving culture generously accommodated in the hospitality industry. Europe is one among the world’s prime destinations for naturist resorts, hotels and camping sites. The continent, a hub for naturism, hosts many five-star and four-star naturist establishments which offer luxury, quality service and a range of holiday packages. On that foundation, I came up with a list of my personal favorite top ten naturist resorts in Europe.
1. Vritomartis Naturist Resort, Crete, Greece
Overlooking the Cretan Sea, Vritomartis is my number one naturist resort. This is a licensed establishment under the INF (International Naturist Federation) guidelines which provides a tranquil environment for pure naturism and clothes optional guests.
Guests have the option of residing at the hotel or bungalows which are private and sufficiently spaced out. The resort boasts of a private naturist beach wherefrom guests can indulge in naturist walks and cruises on the coast.
2. Vera Playa in Almeria, Spain
Here, the weather is almost always great. Besides warm temperatures, this top naturist resort in Spain has a public beach stretching close to a mile. The beach also accommodates textiles, so there are chances one might come across clothed guests. But one need not worry as there is an exclusive zone for nudists complete with streets frequented by nudists. Vera playa offers hotel accommodation and self-catering apartments numbering close to 2,000.
3. Cap d’Agde, France
This is sometimes referred to as the naturism capital of the world. Cap d’Agde is a town with a village dedicated to naturism. Though it is not a resort, life here is all about naturism. Almost every activity is carried out nude, from banking to shopping, the list is endless. However, clothing is optional except for the beach, where one has to go totally nude. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention there is a long beach with naturism at its best. Once one crosses the borders of Cap d’Agde, they surrender their lives to a cloth less adventure.
4. Naturist Camping Istra in Istria, Croatia
Naturism is strictly adhered to in Naturist Camping Istra. Swimming, sunbathing or beach walks are done naked. This family spot is a one stop shop destination with all you need for a naturist camping holiday. There’s variety in the activities at the site. With sporting facilities such as tennis courts, sports center and sports ground, massage parlor, restaurants, shopping center and essentials such as facilities for people with disability and pets and internet connection all catered for at the camping site, there’s nothing to complain about.
5. Sierra Natura Valencia, Spain
This naturist getaway in Spain is located in the Corrig Massif. Mountain camping is a thriving activity at Sierra. One is in touch with nature at this resort with bicycle rides up the mountains and camping experiences on offer. An outdoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool offer enough facilities for relaxation too.
6. eWaterways Naturist Cruise, Croatia
Imagine this. A cruise ship entirely dedicated to naturism. This must be the ride of a lifetime! And this is what eWaterways is famous for. Besides basking in the sun, this seven day cruise is a chance to mingle and get an up close of the Adriatic Sea and its surroundings.
7. Solaris Naturist Resort, Croatia
With the option of staying in a hotel room or apartment, Solaris is a serene nudist resort surrounded by thick forest vegetation and lovely beaches. One bears it all at the volleyball tourneys and mini Olympics organized by the resort.
8. Yurt El Portus,Spain
This establishment boasts of luxury yurts specifically for naturists. There’s outdoor dining with a spectacular view of the sea and provisions for barbeque. There’s free wifi and spa services just to make sure your stay is as comfortable as it should be.
9. El Portus, Spain
For great weather, the El Portus naturist camping site is a winner. Apart from the campsite, it hosts a naturist beach, diving club, caravans, rock climbing activities, shopping and dining outlets. Diversity is celebrated at El Portus as one comes across nudists from several parts of the Europe.
10. Euronat, France
The Euronat is a fun naturist camping site with all the essential amenities for convenience. A shop, bar and swimming pool keep you occupied as you chat up potential friends on this 335 hectare camping space overlooking the sea.