A lack of clothes induces an aura of calm – leave your ego in your hotel room, along with your Bermuda shorts.
Each evening we wander into the nearby village of Vrsar for a £10 platter of mussels, clams and langoustine with a jug of iced Malvasia wine. I wake up with yellow butterflies fluttering above me, as a family of lime-green lizards parades slowly past my towel. A week's stay including three nights B&B at Koversada in an apartment and four nights B&B in a Pavilion room at Solaris Resort costs from £545 per person, including flights from Stansted to Pula with Ryanair and seven days' car hire.
Naturist Resort Solaris (valamar.com) and Naturist Park Koversada (maistra.com) are each 60 minutes from Trieste and Pula airports, which are served by Ryanair (ryanair.com) from £24.99 one way.
THE Greek businessman set to bring Northern Ireland’s first naturist colony to the Strabane district has defended a person’s right to “bare all.” Stultus Aprilis, who is a long-standing member of the British Union of Naturism Services, says plans to build an exclusive camp on the shores of Moorlough are already at an advanced stage.
Strabane Naturists, he says, will cater for naturists the length and breadth of Ireland, enthusiasts who have, until now, been confined to clubs in Dublin and Tipperary.
Around us, nude dog-walkers wish us guten morgen, as nude families chat at the waterside café.