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Caliente Club & Resorts

Caliente is a full-service adult, a clothing-optional resort in the United States located on over 100 acres near Tampa, Florida.

Otherwise known as Caliente Tampa is a full-service resort includes permanent homes, condominiums, hotel rooms, restaurants, boutiques, swimming pools, hot tub, spa, tennis courts, a nightclub, piano bar, and sports bar.  Both adult (21+) singles and couples are welcome.

 Caliente Club & Resorts is open for business.  See the latest Caliente events and special offers here.

Resort Overview

According to management, Caliente Club & Resorts is A full-service, adults-only clothing-optional resort. The resort is lifestyle friendly, and articles of clothing are not required or restricted anywhere, including pools.

Caliente is a private membership club, and all visiting guests must purchase a daily membership to enter. Overt sexual activity in public is not permitted except in designated areas and times. Adult couples 21 and over are welcome.


LOW main pool and waterfall - Caliente Tampa


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Caliente is about 20 miles north of downtown Tampa, Florida, on Highway 41 in Land O’ Lake. Caliente is an inland resort with 5 (five pools) including a ¼ acre lagoon pool with a stunning waterfall and two islands.

The complex is near several nude or clothing-optional resorts and within close driving distance to many restaurants and shopping centers.

Another attraction is that it’s close to Busch Gardens and DisneyWorld, too. DisneyWorld is about 2 hours away via Interstate 4. Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, and Sarasota are all nearby.

Getting There

Tampa, Florida, is easily reachable from anywhere by car, planes, ships, and trains. Tampa's modern airport is just 30-45 minutes from the resort by car. Next to the Tampa Airport, a Tollway heading north puts you at the resort in about 30 minutes. Tolls cost about $1.50-$2, one way (rates subject to change.)

There are also taxis and Uber/Lyft available too.


Caliente is a full-service, adults-only clothing optional resort. The resort is lifestyle friendly, and clothing is not required or restricted anywhere, including pools.

The property features include condominiums, villas, permanent homes, restaurants, boutiques, swimming pools, a hot tub, a spa, tennis courts, a sports bar, a piano bar, and a nightclub. RV lots are also available on the grounds with full hookups.

The centerpiece of Caliente is the Club's lush fifteen-acre recreational facilities or complex. Amenities include a large clubhouse with a spacious nightclub, restaurant, piano bar, sports bar, gym, yoga/pilates room, steam room/sauna combo.

The clubhouse overlooks an 8,400 square foot lagoon pool complete with a grotto waterfall and adjoining hot tub and conversation pool.

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For visitors, Caliente operates just like any other resort, except you're butt naked most of the time if you choose. You can rent hotel rooms, condominiums, villas, or casitas….accommodations that can sleep up to 6-8 people.

You must be a member of the resort to visit or stay overnight. Daily memberships are available to purchase.

Other services include a recreational swimming pool and separate water volleyball pools, oversized hot tub, boutique store, Nightclub, Piano Bar, Sports Bar, tennis and Pickleball courts, Formal restaurant, a poolside Tiki, and Grotto bar, spa, and fitness facilities.

A tiki bar on-site is partially enclosed with a patio dining area and features entertainment on weekend days and many drink specials.

Cafe Ole is on-site for your delicate dining pleasure.

Numerous recreational activities are on a weekly schedule, including yoga, tennis, water, and volleyball, Social events, live band performances, trivia night, karaoke, lady's night, Theme Nights, and more. Golf is nearby, too.

Here's a list of the published amenities:

        • Multi-Room Day Spa, Thewoman yoga nudist - Caliente Tampa Retreat
        • Steam room and sauna
        • Piano bar –ambient music venue with live acoustic performances on Thurs through Sat
        • State-of-the-art fitness center
        • Tiki bar and heated social pool
        • Tennis and Pickleball pavilion with multiple courts
        • Two water volleyball pools
          Two sand volleyball courts
        • Basketball Court
        • Running/Walking path around the property of Caliente
        • Spacious RV hookup sites and laundry facilities
          Opulent hotel rooms
        • 33,000 sq feet Clubhouse, lagoon pool with grotto waterfall, piano bar, informal fine dining, nightclub, and sports bar
        • High Energy night club with state-of-the-art sound system
        • Beautiful tropical landscaping throughout the complex and pools
        • Special Social Room (Rouge) for the more adventurous couples


A nice touch outside is the hot tub area is elevated and above the main pool.

Without a doubt, one of the best nightclubs (with or without clothes) we’ve ever experienced and enjoyed is Fiesta. The incredible energy comes from an uninhibited crowd ranging in age from the early ’20s to the late ’60s….some may wear clothes, and some are completely nude.

The people and age mix provide someone to talk to, and the fun is non-stop with or without your clothes on.

Best view in the nightclub: Watch the female guests on stage shake, rattle, and roll when the beat heats up and the hip hop stars.

A personal observation about this contemporary mix of nudists: You will find most folks nude during the day inside and out, around the pools, and especially around the sports areas and hot tubs. As the sun goes down, you will find more folks wearing some clothing….especially in restaurants.

You can be nude anywhere on the resort; it’s just more common to see folks clothed in the restaurants during the evenings. Late nights in the hot tubs, of course, everyone seems to enjoy themselves without clothes.

The resort exudes luxury, more like you would find in a country-club atmosphere… but never stuffy.

Not just the resort, the permanent homes, condominiums, villas, and casitas are all first-class, too. The complex is a small, self-contained community dedicated to the nude and lifestyle way of living.

Take a moment to see the photo album for a glimpse of the luxury you’ll see at Caliente.

Group Trips & Specials

Group Trips to Caliente Club &  Resorts. If there are none scheduled... that doesn't mean it's not a great place for two, three, or even dozens of couples to get together for a group trip. If you have other teams that might want to join you, consider renting a three-bedroom condo/villa on the grounds.


From Busch Gardens to Disneyworld and Orlando, numerous possibilities abound to the perfect white sands on the Gulf at nearby Clearwater Beach. Golf is available close by, and all types of shopping and dining are near.

A visit to the older section of Tampa called Ybor City is fun to see where the Cuban cigar makers and ethnic neighborhoods had their beginnings. You can even choose to sail on a conventional (real "clothed") cruise ship that stops there like Carnival, Holland America, or others.


The social and recreational center of the resort revolves around Caliente. This huge clubhouse contains offices, restaurants, a sports bar, hot tub, swimming pools, a boutique shop, and Fiesta's terrific adults-only nightclub. And for the adventurous lifestyle-couple Rouge is an on-site social area for sexy fun.

For typical evening entertainment and dining, you will see most folks dress for dinner.

Dining and relaxing are two great sports you can enjoy at the same time at Caliente. The upscale ala carte restaurant, Cafe Ole, serves the finest evening meals and compares favorably to the very best all-inclusive resort we’ve experienced in the Caribbean or Mexico.

Diverse menu choices include meat, chicken, fish, and pasta dishes complemented by numerous appetizers, beer, wine, salads, and killer desserts. Breakfast and lunch are also served daily from the restaurant.

James’ favorite dessert: Key Lime Pie…you’ll be hard-pressed to find it better anywhere else!

The Tiki Bar outside complements your fun in the sun. The Sports Bar is a great place to kick back and enjoy your favorite team with a brew and your honey for lighter fare, burgers, fries, and snacks.

At night, besides the sports bar and nightclub, the piano bar features live acoustic performances and a smooth lounge atmosphere for relaxation over a glass of wine or specialty martinis.


Choose from hotel rooms, casitas, condos, and villas. Hotel rooms and casitas start at $130/night + Tax/membership fees, and rates vary by weekdays and weekend nights, plus special occasions or events may have a surcharge. Rates for Condos and Casitas are available, too, great for 2 or 3 couples to enjoy.

NOTE: Room rates are subject to change without notice.

All rates are based on single or double occupancy—each additional person by request. Applicable daily membership fees also apply. Room rates do not include applicable taxes or fees.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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▲ The resort looks more like a country club than a nude resort.

▲ Caliente is a great sample of liberal Caribbean adults-only resorts.  If you want to stay in the USA for a long weekend or more, Caliente offers you the flavor and atmosphere of a Caribbean adult property with great nightlife and daily poolside activities.  In addition, Caliente is lifestyle-friendly and includes a private playroom for couples only.

▲ The clientele is upscale.

▼ No saltwater beach or ocean access

Age Ranges

You will find adults of all ages at Caliente.  The resort area is 21+.

Best Time To Go

Weekends are busy, eventful, and action-packed. Monday through Wednesday are low-key and made for relaxing.

Spring, summer, and fall. Wintertime weather can vary from perfect to chilly or rainy since central Florida can get cold fronts occasionally, but it’s not the norm. Most times, the weather is mild, warm to hot, just about year-round. Summers can be hot and humid.

Wish List

        • I wish the resort were on the ocean side with a beach, but the other amenities make up for it.

Photo Album

The photos in our Caliente Club & Resorts Photo Album were either taken by our clients or supplied by the resort with licensing and release. If you've been to Caliente, we encourage you to contribute your photos. To contribute your photos (or trip reports), go to our Contribute Trip Report / Photographs page.

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Trip Reports

If you have recently visited Caliente Club & Resorts, we would appreciate you contributing a trip report. You can contribute to this section by using our Contribute Trip Report / Photographs page.

From a couple who lives in the neighborhood adjacent to the Caliente property:

Caliente is a great place.  It's a Clothing Optional Resort that is lifestyle friendly (but public sex is not allowed).  It is also a clothing-optional residential community on about 100 acres. 

Only guests 21 and over are permitted in the separate club/resort area.  The resort itself is fantastic and has a Desire Resort feel, but it's not Desire.  It has five pools, a hot tub, and a gorgeous property.  The food and drinks are excellent, but it is not an all-inclusive setup.

During the week (Sun-Thurs), it is pretty quiet.  It caters a bit more to the residents and members seeking nude pool time and some events during this time.  During the week's evenings, you would find Naked Pool (the table kind), Sports and Trivia in the Sports Bar, and Karaoke in the Tiki Bar.  They also have more significant events and shows some Thursday or Friday (Burlesque, Music, Sexy Bingo, etc.). 

If you are looking for a quiet getaway, the Castaways rate for Sun-Thurs cannot be beaten.   See:  Castaways Caliente Special

On the weekends, the party picks up.  Friday-Sunday, there is typically a live band by the pool.  Friday evenings either have a show in the Nightclub or a DJ.  Not crazy packed, but the dance floor does get going.  Saturdays are the big party night.  There is a theme party every Saturday evening. 

They are just like the ones you see at Desire and Hedo (some more creative).  These are sponsored by rotating groups (Lust, Rouge, SDC, etc.). 

The club packs up, and the party is a lot of fun.  It is NOT a bunch of 20-year-olds.  You will see the age ranges from the mid-20s to mid-80s in the club.  The average age is the mid-late 40s.  

Going to the Caliente Events page, you will see all of the parties.  Sometimes there are info links, and others there are not.  This is for a couple of reasons.  One is the groups slow to build their promo material sometimes.  In other instances, it is a licensing issue. 

Often parties are posted on lifestyle sites such as SDC and SLS.  You do not need to RSVP for the parties, but you can through those sites if you are on those sites.  If not, no worries, show up.

If you are looking for a weekend stay, I would suggest Caliente's one-time promotion to promote its Vacation Club.  This gets you four nights for about $499 for all nights and includes day fees. Usually, that would be about $1200.  Yes, you do sit through a short, no-pressure Vacation Club preview. 

If you live in Fl, you can split that into two nights on two weekends within 90 days of each other.  This is an excellent deal.  But if you are not worried about the cost, expect a hotel room to cost about $190 and day fees of $125 per day. You can also get a Condo or Villa for a bit more. 

The promo would allow you to book now.  Otherwise, you cannot book a room until 90 days prior (Members receive early booking ability).

See the exclusive Castaways Caliente offer here.

Prices quoted above are NOT guaranteed and will change without notice.