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Hotel La Plantation

We're thinking about staying here for Christmas. Please let me know your opinion. Looking for a place walking distance to Club O beach.

We stayed at Esmeralda in May. Some think its a bit pricey, but we love it. Rinsing off in the pool, sans suits, was a good way to finish a beach day.
EXACTLY!!!! We always stay in Villa and sometimes a few heads are turned our way...we love sans suits!!!

Joe n Barb
Does Esmeralda allows nude swiming ? That would ge
Originally posted by bobby45 Does Esmeralda allows nude swiming ? That would ge

I have never stayed there, but have heard the official position is no. BUT, unofficially it seems to be ok in the evenings if no one is occupying the other shared pool units or they are all ok with it. Someone may chime in that has been there before.

Life's a beach!
The official position is a definite no, but we rinsed off after the beach with our suits close at hand by the side of the pool. I was a bit more cautious than my wife since a skinny dipping man tends to upset people more than a woman since topless is officially permitted at Esmeralda. I just think its best to be cautious as some people are upset by nudity and it is their vacation, too. Our quietly breaking the rules came to an end when a couple with two small children rented the unit next to us, but it's all good since we'd been at the O beach all day. We're going back there in the spring because board shorts is a small price to pay for just a nice morning walk to Club O beach. Cheers.
My wife and I have stayed at Esmeralda 6 or 7 times over the last 15 years. There are about 18 villas, each with about four units and each with its own pool a few steps from your porch. We request a villa with a secluded pool. (We haven't been there since the hurricane so I don't know how secluded they are now,) We ask anyone we see in the other units if they mind if we swim nude and no one has ever objected. We spend most of the day nude at the pool, walk around the pool and back and forth to our room nude. We even toss a Frisbee around while we stand on the deck on opposite ends of the pool. If the Frisbee goes over the fence, we go get it while still nude. We go for about 10 days in late March, April or May and usually not all of the units are occupied and most people spend their time at the beach or somewhere away from the pool. Thus we usually have the pool to ourselves. No one has ever objected to us being nude. Sometimes other people use the pool nude but even those who are not nude don't care. If someone else is at the pool and they are not nude, we use a wrap when walking back to our room. These have been the most relaxing vacations we have ever taken.

DSSS: When we were post Irma, it appeared all the vegetation around the villas at the E had been stripped bare. We didn't go up into the resort, but from the beach, there didn't seem to be much privacy.

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