St Maarten - St Martin has a fairly relaxed attitude towards beach nudity. The island is the leading Caribbean destination for nudists, with  Orient Beach an officialy sanctioned clothing optional beach.

Topless sunbathing is the norm almost everywhere, except at some resorts catering to a mostly conservative American clientèle.  

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Even though the Dutch side doesn't advertise 'official' nude beaches, Cupecoy Beach has been for decades the Dutch side clothing optional spot. There are several remote beaches, where nobody will complain if you swim in the buff.

On the French side, there are many empty beaches and visitors can dress or undress as they please - again, nobody really cares - no matter what official publications state. Safe 'nude' spots besides Orient Beach are Baie Rouge and Happy Bay next to Friars Bay. Also, the uninhabited island of Tintamarre - about 2 miles off shore and a popular destination for day charter boats -  seems to bring out the hidden nudist in everyone.

The clothing optional resort Jardin d' O is your first choice to have a complete naturist vacation experience. The cozy private resort is nestled into the mountain side overlooking Orient Bay and in close proximity to the island's most prominent nude beach.

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