Which Caribbean Islands Allow Topless Sunbathing?

Beachgoers looking for a topless destination in the Caribbean will have many islands to put on their naturalist vacation bucket list. As the site of many French and Dutch colonies, topless beaches are a trend assimilated into the island culture via Europe. While other islands, like Jamaica, happily welcome open-minded tourists looking for a new normal of comfortable topless sunbathing.

If you’re looking for the best Caribbean Islands for sunbathing, here are a few destinations and the best beaches where the sun is on, and the tops are off!


Jamaica is not only one of the largest Caribbean Islands, but it also ranks number one for topless beaches. And with over 600 miles of pristine coastline, you’ll have your pick of where to bare it all. Negril is a hotspot for topless sunbathing with the beautiful Seven Mile Beach and popular resorts like Hedonism II. Near Ocho Rios, you’ll find plenty of topless beachgoers at the resort-lined Grand Lido Braco beach or movie-famous James Bond Beach. For even more privacy, sail away to one of the nearby islands like Booby Cay, where going topless is often the minimum on the beach.

St. Martin/St. Maarten

The island of St. Martin exhibits the stronghold influence of French and Dutch culture via its beach policies. So, if you’re looking to have a day of undisturbed topless sunbathing, the French St. Martin side will have the best options. However, the overall culture is accepting of sunbathing around the entire island.

Orient Beach is a bucket list destination for naturalists who can enjoy unobstructed freedom on one of the best beaches on the southern coast. It’s on the French side of the island and the only officially designated nude beach. If you’re stuck with accommodations on the Dutch St. Maarten side, it’s an unwritten rule at Cupecoy Beach that being topless is acceptable.

St. Barts

Thanks to its French heritage, it’s normal for women to go topless on the beaches. So, if you’re looking for the best places for topless sunbathing, you’ll have an entire island of options on St. Barts! While enjoying a stay on this luxurious Caribbean Island, visit the top beaches like the shadeless Grand Saline Beach, which allows the sun to color every inch of your body, and Gouverneur Beach, where nudists go for a picturesque Caribbean setting.


As part of the Dutch Antilles, the architecture and cuisine aren’t the only things in Curaçao influenced by its European heritage. Therefore, it’s likely that you’ll see many women sunbathing topless around the island, an acceptable practice by the locals. Since Sunset Beach is an official nude beach, you’re free to reveal as much as you feel comfortable. But if you prefer an alternative to this busy tourist beach, lay out your beach towel on the artificial Mambo Beach, where topless sunbathing is also welcomed.

Dominican Republic

The locals in the Dominican Republic are open-minded. So, if you feel compelled to take your top off on the beaches and get the full burst of radiant Caribbean sun, then this is the island for you.

Punta Cana is known for its clothing-optional resorts like Dreams Resort and Breathless. These beachfront resorts create an extensive coastline where nudists and topless sunbathers can be themselves and be one of many freely soaking in the sun or turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.


Floating in the Caribbean as part of the Lesser Antilles, Antigua is the perfect destination for a clothing-optional vacation. The tree-lined shores at Eden Beach provide just the right amount of coverage to give your privacy while enjoying the beach as you truly want to. Removing your top is always permitted, although it might not be the only thing coming off on the island’s only clothing-optional beach.

Go for a topless swim in Hawksbill Bay before returning to the tranquil shores for a flawless tan.


Whether staying on the main island and visiting the popular Point Tarare nude beach for a day of topless fun or going for a more secluded atmosphere like Saint-Felix Beach of the remote Îlet du Gosier, Guadeloupe is a place that has the perfect beach setting for all naturalist holidays. Being nude at the beach is ingrained in the local culture influenced by the French, and Guadeloupe has saved some of its best stretches of coastline for its topless tourists.

You’ll truly immerse yourself in the tropical Caribbean oasis at the topless beaches knowing that you’re welcome to come as you are! And with plenty of options, the Caribbean Islands are some of the best places in the world for topless sunbathing.