Orient Bay, St. Martin
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On an island shared equally between the French and the Dutch, it is not surprising to find locals with European attitudes towards nudity. In times gone by, the entire mile-long sweep of Caribbean white sand was totally nude, but as mass tourism encroached, bare bathers were forced to gather at the southern end of the bay around Club Orient, a fabulous naturist resort where you can live, shop, and eat without bothering to get dressed. The gorgeous colors of the tropical sea and views of the uninhabited islands offshore have been drawing nude beach aficionados for decades.