I had been a home nudist for quite some time. My wife generally wouldn't join in, but had no problem with my enjoyment. At last we found ourselves on a cruise with a stop at St. Martin. (Many of you can see where I'm going with this!)
Anyway, we were "on the tour" when the bus stopped at Orient Beach. The stop was obviously designed to allow the tourists to gawk, but my wife and I walked down to the sand. I said to my wife "I always wondered if I had the nerve to try this- do you dare me?" Her answer was "go for it!" That was all I needed to hear. As I was stepping out of my shorts, I turned to look at her to judge her reaction.
To my total surprise, she was stepping out of her shorts, too! We went into the water, walked around, and at no time did we feel out of place. When we finally had to leave, she told me she enjoyed the experience. Later in the tour she said "We should have stayed at the beach." No one else from the tour van took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the water, and no one mentioned having seen us. That evening back on the ship it was funny listening to the comments from the other guests as they talked about going to the beach to look at the "nudies".
We WILL go back to Orient Beach as well as venues closer to home. Newbies- take my wife's advice and just GO FOR IT! You will never forget or regret it!