This review is going to sound bad for the first half, I'm not the type to complain BUT as much as REALLY enjoyed Cypress the room really dragged down the score, had it been an up to date room I would have scored it 5 stars FOR SURE. We looked into this resort after hearing about it on the Naturist Living Show, we usually travel with family that would keep us locked into the "textile" resorts but this year my same sex Partner and I were flying solo so we were free to do whatever we wanted! Had we not heard first hand accounts of how good Cypress Cove is and the good reviews here we may not have decided to stay here, if I had just looked at the website alone which I think needs a total overhaul we may not have booked it either. The photo's are not great, they are small, there isn't very many, they do not show just how beautiful this place is so that is definitely something the owners could improve on. The ONLY downfall to this resort is if you are staying in one of their rooms, besides the new TV's the rooms are very outdated BUT they are clean. They could update the rooms one at a time as budget permits, if you are staying in the RV park then that obviously won't be an issue. The price you pay which I think is a tad high doesn't reflect what you get as far as the room itself goes. For instance, last year we booked an entire new 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on airbnb in a gated community with hot tub at the back door for almost half of what we paid at Cypress. The only other complaint was the slow wifi but at least it was there, surfing is ok, uploading photos or anything else demanding is a no go. Everything else about Cypress is great, top notch, can't say enough good things about it! The pools are great, the hot tubs are great mind you they are really hot, not sure why, especially for Florida, they say they are a max of 104 but they feel hotter than that, we usually sit in the one at our home club in Ontario for 30-45 minutes no problem, it's around 98-100, we couldn't sit in the Cypress tubs for more than 10 minutes tops without getting a headache and feeling light headed. We only ate at the Lakeside Restaurant for breakfast which was good but I can't speak to what the dinners are like. We ate dinner every night at Cheeks as we preferred the Pub atmosphere, bartenders were all great especially Gary! What a guy, he was our entertainment! The food was good and plentiful, we left stuffed every night. Food and drinks are very reasonably priced. All the staff and regulars around the park were all great, very friendly, everyone waves or says hi as they pass on their golf carts. Never had a problem getting chairs at the pool. All the roads are paved and are great for walking or running. Paddle boats, canoes, kayaks all free. Didn't get to do any lake activities as it was a bit windy during our stay. The pools are well shielded from the wind, even if the weather is in the high 60's or low 70's like it was when we were there it still feels very comfortable even hot on the pool decks. Lots of stores near by if you need to run out for something, Lowes, Publix, Walmart. We only left the resort for about 2 hours one day, who wants to wear clothes if you don't have too! Not that it matters but the crowd at Cypress is a little older than our home club, average age is 50-55ish I'd say, our home club, Bare Oaks in Ontario is likely 40ish and has alot more families with children/teens, Cypress is almost exclusively couples, nothing wrong with that either, just wanted to point it out, it is Florida after all, home of the retired snowbirds, we will be two of them soon enough! My only other gripe is the clothing optional rule, our home club is nudity mandatory which has proven to increase traffic at that park, some people were clothed more than they needed to be IMO, the 4 days we were there were slightly cooler than normal for March but we found it plenty warm enough to be nude a large percentage of the time. I believe the nudity manditory helps new people to Naturism adjust faster, especially for Women, when they know without a doubt that weather permitting EVERYONE will be nude then it's a non issue for them, if some people are always clothed especially men then they may get the feeling that some people are just there to "look" I didn't get that impression from anyone when I was there but it's worth mentioning that it is clothing optional and not nudity mandatory. So, my overall recommendation is absolutely stay here, you won't regret it, we had a blast and will be back but we may rent an RV instead of staying in the one of their rooms next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Cypress Cove, Florida’s most beautiful clothes free resort. Since 1964, Cypress Cove has been the preferred location for nudist vacationers from around the world. Our nearly 300-acre facility includes a 50-acre lake, 130 acres of protected wetlands, 20 acres of recreation and even a residential community. Accommodations include 84 villa hotel rooms and apartments, and a modern campground/RV park.Cypress Cove features a large pool area with 2 heated swimming pools, 2 Jacuzzi hot tubs, a children's playground, clubhouse, game room, Silver Lining Massage, Figleaf Boutique, Nature Hair & Nail Salon and Body Works Gym. Dining and beverage options include the Lakeside Restaurant, Scuttlebutts Bar, and Cheeks Poolside Bar & Grill.We offer pedal boats, a canoe, and a kayak, all free to use on our beautiful private lake. Sports options include our sand volleyball court, 6 tennis courts, pickleball, shuffleboard, and a 9 hole chip-n-putt golf course. There really is something for everyone. Our clientele is primarily made up of couples and families. Single males must qualify to visit (call ahead). All members of AANR or other nudist clubs or organizations are welcome.First time visitors to Cypress Cove discover that people come in all shapes and sizes and that, as far as our bodies are concerned, all of us have nothing to hide. Once you've socialized in the nude, you realize what an enormous impact what we wear has on who we are. Clothing can lock us into expected roles and behaviors, contributing to the tensions of daily life.You may use the lakefront to adjust at your own pace, letting the weather and comfort be your guide. Once you feel ready, take a dip in one of our heated swimming pools which are for our nude guests only.Our culture and values at Cypress Cove are based on very simple principles; we promote family oriented nudism, which should be wholesome and non-sexual. If you choose to visit Cypress Cove, you are accepting these core principles and agreeing to abide by them.We have great fun at our dances, but suggestive attire and/or dancing are not welcome. We appreciate a tender moment between two adults in love, but public displays of affection should be discreet and innocent. Adventures in the bedroom should always be kept private. Discussions of swinging and recruiting are definitely not welcome here.Our goal is to maintain a safe, non-threatening, non-sexual environment where our guests can truly relax and feel comfortable. If you agree, we hope to see you by the pool! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cypress Cove Nudist Hotel Kissimmee
- Cypress Cove Nudist Kissimmee