|A Casual Paradise for Couples
All You Need Is Your Smile !
Naturism, Children & Singles
| We're not too sure about this "clothing optional" nude beach thing . . . ?
Many Americans share your uncertainty until they see it in practice. Throughout much of Europe and the Caribbean
topless sunbathing is normal and casual nudity at beaches is not uncommon. Unlike many Nudist Resorts where nudity
is expected or even required at the pool, we are a Clothing Optional Resort where guests may or may not choose to
get an all-over tan. So keep in mind that "optional" means that you decide to wear as much or as little as you want -
your comfort and relaxation are all that count.
There is NO pressure on anyone to be naked anytime . . . only Opportunity !
~ Your nudity is optional - your tolerance of other guest's nudity is not ~
(We do require all "plumbing" below the waist to be covered up in the restaurant during meal times).
Some 'first-timers' are a little shy on arrival, but after a day or two of relaxing discover that "au natural" really is
natural. And with a wonderfully deserted beach and only 5 guest rooms (rarely full) it brings up that puzzling
philosophical question . . . If a tree sunbathes in the forest without it's trunks,
but nobody is there to see it . . . do it's cheeks still get red?
But we do not condone sexual activity in public. If hot tub "action" or anything-goes theme parties are what
you are looking for we suggest you visit the all-inclusive "lifestyle"clubs in Jamaica. That's not to say we don't like to have
fun, or that we've never had 'body shots' in the bar, but if orgies are on your agenda please bring your own play partners
as our hospitality doesn't extend quite that far.
Most of your 'Postcards From Playa Sonrisa' show everyone fully clothed.
Are you really a Naturist Resort?
We respect the privacy of our guests by not posting identifiable nude photos on the web. We also respect the privacy of
potential guests who might want to access our website at work or in a public venue, so we keep the content appropriate
for public viewing. But we definitely specialize in the Naturist travel niche, and the vast majority of our guests do
"exercise their options" to enjoy getting an all-over tan. Our entire facility including beach, grounds, private dock, the
warm Caribbean, plus about two kilometers of undeveloped beach to our south are available for nude enjoyment.
We offer wonderful opportunities for nude snorkeling at a nearby coral reef area named 'Irmgard's Garden',
and for those with advanced water skills an awesome shipwreck site. We can also arrange for nude excursions to
"Bird Island" or even nude flyfishing (... seriously?!? ~ personal injury waiver required!).
What about families with kids?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if children were taught that violence is obscene instead of an uncovered body? We believe
that the human body is natural & acceptable - wrinkles, sags & 'spare tires' included. It's not about beautiful bodies on
display - buy 'Playboy' for that - this is the "Real World" and it's about the FREEDOM to enjoy it naturally. Although
we cater exclusively to adult couples in high season, kids are allowed in select low season times provided the parents are
practicing Naturists (we are not here to provide Anatomy 101 to your teenage sons).
However, please consider that children will be difficult to keep entertained as Xcalak is a place for tranquility and low key
water sports like snorkeling, scuba and beachcombing. There are absolutely NO jet skis, para-sailing, banana tube rides,
zip-lines, putt-putt golf, discos or even MTV, so kids will probably be happier in Cancun.
~We don't discriminate by age but request ALL guests have at least a 2nd Grade education ~
What's your Singles Policy?
Playa Sonrisa is a very small & intimate facility. We are "Family Oriented" in terms of appropriate public behavior,
but in practice our guests are almost exclusively Naturist couples seeking total relaxation, not looking for a hook-up.
Although we have plenty of secluded areas on our beach & dock to spread out & enjoy your own space, in such a small
venue it's difficult for solo travellers not to feel like a "third wheel" around the few other couples, especially at meals.
Our policy, which is to encourage singles to find a travel companion, is a result of past experience with
single men who have a tendency to migrate from friendly conversation with another couple to shadowing them like an
annoying little brother - which infringes upon their vacation enjoyment.
Of course our guests (and Naturists in general) are almost universally very friendly, and our guests typically enjoy the
opportunity provided by our small venue to make new friends, but please understand that our guests have chosen
Playa Sonrisa specifically because we are small & quiet, not crowded &/or socially hyperactive. Xcalak is also a very
small community (population ~300 including children), therefore single travellers should choose a destination where they
can either fit in or remain anonymous without sticking out.
|We are NOT concerned with guest's marital status, sexual orientation or
intimate activities w/consenting partner(s) in the privacy of your room,
but we are dedicated to preserving a comfortable atmosphere
for our core guests - Naturist couples.