The perfect first naturist holiday
My wife and I visited Valalta in May/June 2017 for what was our first holiday at a naturist resort. It was a great place to start – partly because it would not be intimidating for a completely novice naturist, but also because the lovely atmosphere of the resort was enough even for my wife – who was yet to be convinced she was comfortable with being a naturist and committing to naturist holidays – to be sold on the idea. It is the antithesis of the outdated, make-do British naturist clubs we had visited previously, so changed her mind completely. In short: it is one of the places I would advise anyone to consider if he wants to give a naturist holiday a go, but his better half isn’t so sure. Our accommodation was a small pre-fab chalet, which was quite basic, but as you don’t go to Valalta to sit indoors, it was perfectly adequate. The site is huge – big enough to allow for glorious nude walks and even cycle rides (and you can hire bikes on-site). The only disappointing thing about Valalta is that – in keeping with many other European resorts – as soon as the sun started to go down, almost everyone started to dress, apart from some who remained nude around their accommodation. We weren’t sure what the rule was about nudity in the restaurants in the evenings (although we were nude in one beach-front restaurant , during the day), but nobody was nude, so you would have to feel pretty bold to be the odd one out. It’s better to go into nearby Roving instead, a truly charming little coastal town, with lots of restaurants to choose from, and we fell in love with it. A major plus for Valalta is its location. As well as being close to Roving, it is also a good base for visiting nearby Porec and an easy day trip to Ljubljana (the capital of Slovenia, which is a two-hour drive away) or Venice (a three-hour boat trip away, but well worth the effort). Again, because this offers an interesting holiday for anyone in your party whose priority is not getting naked, Valalta is a good choice if your partner is not as keen to try naturism or commit to a naturist holiday. We would not hesitate to recommend a holiday at Valalta to any naturist or wannabe naturist.