Nudist Beaches in Southeast Asia

By: Joel

Officially public nudity on southeast Asian beaches just isn't allowed. However, there are exceptions to some beaches and private resorts.

Nudist Beaches in Southeast Asia

1. Vietnam

  • Red River’s Middle bank, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Located at the foot of the Long Bien Bridge, this “beach” has two zones, with the number of “nude-bath members” up to hundreds of people in summer days. This alluvial bank has long been a favorite place for having nude baths. It is different from other sites for nude baths in the world because it is open-air. If you dare to bare it all, try one of these best nude beaches that will definitely be a great experience in your life.

2. Thailand
Nudism was illegal in Thailand. If you go naked on a public beaches in Thailand you will probably get arrested and it could end up expensive. Nudity is allowed on private resorts;

  • Leela Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand
    This party island in Southeastern Thailand is also home to a gorgeous nudist beach. Despite its small size, the sandy white shore and palm fringed background make Leela Beach a perfect sanctuary to chill out, and also to attain that flawless tan. Also, don’t be surprise if you see naked men casually practising yoga in the middle of the pristine sands.
  • The Oriental Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    “We are a naturist resort and most of our guests are naked all the time”, states this quaint little resort, which is located at the foot of mountains and between the rice fields in the gorgeous Chiang Mai area. So if you fancy strutting around freely without anything on nor a care of the world, The Oriental Village is more than willing to welcome you as it liberally embraces and encourages nudism within its beautiful village.

3) China

  • Dadonghai Beach, Sanya, China
    Who says Chinese are a conservative bunch? Nude sunbathing in China’s Dadonghai Beach, has been a years-long tradition. Dadonghai Beach is not only China’s only (unofficial) nudist beach, it is famed for being one of the cleanest beaches in China as well.

4) Philippines
Public nudity is illegal in the Philippines and is not tolerated. However nudism is allowed in private beach resorts. 

  • Paniman Beach Resort in Puerto Azul
  • Balinghai Beach Resort in Boracay
  • Eco Boracay resort
  • Fortune Island Nasugbu
  • Boayan Island Palawan 

5) Bali 
No officially nude public beaches exist in Bali, though many tourists go topless on public beaches. In reality it is technically illegal. 

  • Unofficial Nude Beach
    Some tourist has gone nude in Kuta Beach & Uluwatu Beach. If you risk public nudity on these or other beaches, do so on the less-populated western and eastern ends of the island.
  • Private Resorts
    Bali Au Naturel and the connecting Glass House is a private resort that offers gay and straight visitors the opportunity to enjoy a 100 percent clothing-optional environment. Located on the northern Bali beach
  • Private Villa
    The Bali Swiss Vila & Laki Uma Villa is a private villa that has has optional nudity on the premises. Most of the guests choose to go nude. 

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