many, be at the top of high-end Caribbean

Clothes-optional resorts.

On arrival guests, most of whom are
couples, find a carefully prepared room
featuring chilled champagne and a double
Jacuzzi filled with hot water and topped
with rose petals. Hidden Beach’s general
manager of nine years, Paula Negrete, said
that as of fall 2010, “All the rooms are
brand new with awesome king size beds and
Fresh conveniences like plasma televisions.”
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The rhythm of Hidden Beach unfolds
in a soft, easy, and relaxed motion. The
focus of excitement each day is a late-morning, bouncing water volleyball game. That’s
about all the delight guests seek as they
escape the stress of their daily lives and
Love being completely looked after by the staff.

The site is also visually beautiful, with
ocean waves breaking, shadows of palms
on the deck, as well as the flowers and
plants accenting the manicured grounds.
For many guests, this is the definition of

The 42 units can be found on two wings
that frame the central pool pub and dining
area, a layout that brings folks together
and boosts long-lasting friendships.
Folks talk to each other here, in the two
oversized hot tubs, as well as around the
pool and pub. Through the day, the

incrediby well-trained staff engages guests
in delightfully friendly ways, such as supplying your favourite drink the moment you
arrive at your strand chair, or greeting you
by name after just one assembly.

Negrete clarified the relevance
Hidden Beach areas on its customer service. “The staff is the same year by year.
We’ve employees that have been working for Hidden Beach for ten years before
the hotel reopened in 2010. That additionally
makes the atmosphere of the resort. The
staff understand the guests by name, also as
their individual needs. What we do is have
a file of all the guests by their last names
with a record of their requests. If you are a
Awesome guest, we open a file for you from the
first day you arrive until the last day.”

She continued. “For example, we
know that one guest loves champagne, so

Due to that we
gave her a very fine bottle last
night. Another loves drinking Baileys
Irish Cream. That’s something that we
can increase our product. When the guest
has a special needs request, of course we
try our best to outdo their expectation”.
With the remodel in 2010, the waterfront palapas have been extended down
the beach to provide quiet and private
space for those wishing it. The hammock
Place is another new addition offering quiet
and a measure of solitude under a canopy of
trees. The 2010 addition of the wide
Moonlight Palapa, with its pub, dance
floor, and a super-sized hot tub lets
guests to dance or soak the night away.
Swimming at Hidden Beach is more
a instance of wading in either the pool or the
ocean, with guests enjoying a walk in the
Man-made river winding outside the rooms,
or seeing what the ocean offers on the
shallow, protected plage place.
While there’s no need to ever leave

the resort or put on your clothes, most
guests visit Hidden Beach’s sister fabric
resort, El Dorado Seaside. Found next
door, Seaside offers six eatery alternatives
from the formal and gourmet to casual
Outside dining, all of which are included
in the Hidden Beach all-inclusive bundle. Yucatan day tours of all kinds can be
Reserved at the Seaside tour desk, but for
most, Hidden Beach is the only destination wanted.
And guests only keeping coming back.
One guest in particular, who everyone
knows as “Bob,” has been to Concealed
Beach a resort-record 28 times. Many
other guests report they are frequent
visitors and see no reason to go anywhere
else. When asked why they keep coming back, they all have precisely the same answer,
pointing to Hidden Beach’s small size, the
friendly staff who know them by name,
and the superb food.
Negrete is proud of what Hidden
Seashore supplies. “The feeling in this
part of the Caribbean is lovely and
peaceful. The feeling that we offer
here is like . Everybody meets and during the week they relax and

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make friends. When they come back here,
they feel like they are home and are part of
our family.”

With prices ranging between $250 to
$300 per person per night (depending on
booking times and available discounts), by
nudist resort standards Hidden Beach is
expensive. Nevertheless, given the all inclusive
food and drinks, the pick of seven
Eateries between Hidden Beach and
El Dorado Seaside, and impeccable happy
service, it’s worth it, and something that
naturists should attempt to treat themselves to
at least once. But be warned, if you come
once, you will be back!
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