I recently had the opportunity to spend the day at Caliente. After reading numerous reviews here and other places I didn't know what to expect for sure with regard to people, facilities, accomodations.
I had to say I was impressed. Beautiful facilities. Nice friendly naturist crowd - similar to orient. Friendly workers. Thursday night is ladies night and there was quite a crowd that came to visit but nothing to risque at least before I went to bed.
I toured the hotel rooms and casitas and they were both very nice. I'd heard they were dated----they were not. I'd heard teh casitas were trailers ---very nice trailers.
Definitely, a good place to go and we will from Feb to Oct ---- but I suspect there are days and nights in the winter where folks don't come out of their room au naturel.
The small pools and hot tub were very warm. The big pool was heated but hard to heat a huge pool with a waterfall.
You seemed to have had a good time at Caliente. When the hotel was constructed nine years ago the objective was to provide Holiday Inn- Express level accommodations at a competitive price point, not build the Ritz-Carlton Naples. Most people I've talked to are more than satisfied and those who want to upgrade can always book a Condo.
I sometimes chuckle at the reviews of Caliente and that other nudist resort to the immediate south. You'd think people were talking about their favorite team like the New England Patriots vs. the New York Jets- with or without Tim Tebow.
Lastly, there are no guarantees when it comes to weather but winters in central Florida definitely beat those in northeast Ohio according to our relatives in suburban Cleveland.