Tourism News

Tourism News Phuketwan Tourism News
facebook recommendations


Sign up now for our News Alert emails and the latest breaking news plus new features.

Click to subscribe

Existing subscribers can unsubscribe here


Anantara, one of three Phuket resorts in CNN skinny dipping's top 22

Phuket Tops for Skinny Dips: CNN Reveals All

Monday, June 3, 2013
PHUKET: Decent exposure is what all Phuket resorts lust after. And more than decent exposure is what three Phuket resorts achieve in a just-released list of skinny dipping destinations around the world, as recommended by CNN.

'Naked, wet, free: 22 sexy skinny dips' is the headline. Well. CNN just can't seem to get anything quite right first time around these days.

If these luxury Phuket resorts are free, we'll run from Karon to Patong naked.

With no less than three notably luxurious Phuket resorts among the 22 places in the CNN list, you'd think there has to be some barefaced PR involved.

There certainly are bare bums displayed in the photo album that accompanies the compilation.

Still, the naked truth is that Phuket does have some of the best resorts around if what you wish to do is display your privates in private.

Display your privates in public, you ask?

That's still likely to get you arrested on Phuket. And there's no way you can adequately compensate the arresting policeman when starkers unless your tea money is well hidden.

While CNN has always been list-mad, we're not sure why places for putting your wobbly bits on show has suddenly warranted a fig-leaf free display.

Here's what the authors say in what's not so much an explanation as an invitation to strip.

''Bathing naked isn't just for babies.

''While the brave might whip off their underwear for an impromptu dip whenever the chance arises, some of us need more reassurance.

''That's why we've collated these 22 spots where you can swim the way nature intended, confident that you won't attract too much attention.''

The three flesh-toned Phuket resorts are described as follows:

Anantara Phuket Villas, Thailand
These luxurious villas - 83 in total - come equipped with a private courtyard featuring a sunken pool and complete seclusion, which means you can swim naked without fear of offending guests or staff.
While this kind of skinny dipping lacks the excitement and back-to-nature feel of taking a dip in the wild, there are benefits - including a hot tub for two, an outdoor shower and a fully stocked mini-bar within arm's reach.

The Pavilions, Thailand
You can roll straight from bed into a deep, 40-foot-by-13-foot infinity pool outside each Andaman Sea-facing villa at Phuket Pavilions. The motto, ''no tan lines, no interruptions,'' means exactly that for couples yearning for none other than each other.
Stealthy staff deliver service without a sound. That includes poolside massages.

Trisara, Thailand
At Trisara on Phuket's northwest shore, all 39 villas are well endowed for maximum pleasure. All-glass French doors open onto a 32-foot-long cerulean plunge pool that appears to drip into the Andaman Sea. No swimsuits are required, thanks to a profusion of jungle foliage expertly tended by Thai gardeners who turn each of these outdoor playpens into secret sanctuaries. You can feed your companion from the villa's trays of aphrodisiac chocolate truffles and Thai mangoes.

IF YOU'RE thinking of taking off to somewhere where you can take it all off, the full list of all 22 destinations is at CNN now.


Comments have been disabled for this article.


I'thatm not sure if the manager will thank me for this, but Andaman White Beach Resort is tops for seaside nude sunbathing - they have western-facing canvas windbreaks that are, to all intents and purposes, private. The only problem that arises is when female guests saunter to the bar...

Posted by Sam W on June 3, 2013 17:25

Editor Comment:

What day of the week is best, Sam?


Lot of fuss over nothing, Lots of places in Thailand to enjoy ''Nude Sunbathing''...

Posted by stanley on June 3, 2013 18:49


There is actually a Nudist association of Thailand (NAT)

Posted by Michael on June 3, 2013 19:30

Saturday April 13, 2024
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa


Facebook Twitter