07/27/2011 09:11 am ET Updated Sep 26, 2011

The Caribbean's Best Nude Beaches (PHOTOS)

Given the right mix of sun, sand and solitude, impromptu skinny-dipping can happen (and does) most anywhere in the Caribbean.

But going full monty on a whim can be a dicey proposition in these parts. Most Caribbean islands are devotedly conservative, and public nudity is frowned upon -- if not downright illegal. Fortunately, however, textile-averse travelers have a few options. In addition to a variety of clothing-optional resorts, the region has a handful of exquisite public beaches where the uninhibited can freely -- and lawfully -- pursue the perfect tan.

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