Ask Susie: Clothing Optional
My wife and I enjoyed Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico and want to find other spas with clothing optional policies. Would you be able to recommend a spa or two that is similar?”
Ten Thousand Waves is truly a special place, with extremely skilled therapists, a fantastic setting, and unique Japanese treatment offerings. The spa does have a clothing optional section for those who enjoy nude bathing in mixed company, as well as traditional spa facilities where one can wear a bathing suit.
Since you mentioned the clothing optional aspect, you might want to take a look at Sea Mountain Inn in Palm Springs, California, which is a spa nudist resort. The Desert Hot Springs area (right next to Palm Springs) has many small spa hotels at which clothing optional often becomes the norm, depending of course on the preferences of guests.
If you and your wife enjoy nude communal bathing, you might also consider spas in some European countries that offer mixed nude bathing – especially in the saunas. Places like Brenner’s Park in Germany are very popular as well as many other spas in the Scandinavian countries.