Old January 3rd, 2004, 02:56 PM
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Default Topless/Nude beaches at ports?

Do the Virgin Islands, Barbados, or Aruba have topless/nude beaches close to where the cruise ships dock? Planning a trip in March. Thanks.
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Old January 3rd, 2004, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: Topless/Nude beaches at ports?

No, although frowmed upon at Aruba, if you go to Eagle Beach near LaCabana or the Amsterdam hotel, you may feel comfortable going topless. St. Martin on Cupecoy or Orient beach you will find more clothing optional but these are not near the cruise port.
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Old January 6th, 2004, 04:42 PM
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St. Martin, on the French side: Orient Beach. It's beautiful but a distance from the pier. Nudity is tolerated all over the beach but to the right as you face the water is more so. Be prepared for lots of Cruise ship day trippers walking back and forth gawking.
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Old January 6th, 2004, 07:05 PM
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On Aruba, topless sunbathing is allowed on Eagle Beach that fronts the Manchebo Beach Resort, Bucuti Beach Resort. However, topless is NOT tolerated in the public areas of any of the resorts so put your tops back on when leaving the beach area.

Curacao does have a topless sunbathing beach and that is at Seaquarium Beach.

Jamaica, particularly at Negril, has allowed topless sunbathing- especially at Hedonism where you can get a day pass for about $75+ that includes unlimited drinks, snacks, beach chair, shower and restroom facilities, dining etc. for the day.

St. Martin, at Orient Beach; also islands that are French such as Martinique have topless sunbathing. Barbados does not have topless or nude sunbathing due to its British heritage. Most islands that are British do not. Islands that are French or Dutch will be liklier to have topless sunbathing.

Mexico- at Cancun, there are some resorts that are adults only that allow topless sunbathing- also in Cozumel too.

I am not aware of any topless or nude sunbathing allowed on the Virgin Islands- I suppose you could get away with it at some isolated, unoccupied beach.

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