A visit to Florida's Newest Gay Camping Resort
By Ed, 2013/7/11
Gay nature lovers in Central and Southern Florida, rejoice! There is a new gay resort nearby. "Vitambi Springs", the 269-acre all-male membership camping resort, has been under development for a couple of years now.
Vitambi is a wonder of Florida's natural beauty, full of oak trees, tropical palms and pines. It consists of four-themed campgrounds, RV campsites, rental homes, an inn and secluded cabins. This all-male, members-only camping resort is centrally located in Florida, just south of Clewiston and Lake Okeechobee, within about 90 minutes drive from either coast.
Like other gay resorts, Vitambi is mostly a clothing-optional resort. Clothes are required in all public buildings and designated areas in the North Loop, which includes the Big Oak Lodge that houses Registration, Bolo Café, Bongo Bar, Safari Outfitters Store and administrative offices. The South Loop, which includes the Garden Quarter with the outdoor pool and campgrounds, is clothing-optional.
My partner and I had a chance to spend a few days at Vitambi over the last few weeks, including an overnight stay for the 4th of July. What turned out to be a somewhat iffy holiday weather was more than offset by awesome natural beauty of the campground, friendly company of the fellow guests and an incredibly hospitable and helpful staff. Add to that great lunch and dinner meals prepared on-site by their chef John, and you have a recipe for a carefree getaway. With their poolside lunch service, you might just never quit working on that tan!
If camping resorts are your way to relax, I highly recommend a trip to Vitambi. For a day trip, I recommend Saturday--many people arrive Friday afternoon and most people leave early Sunday. Local men from Clewiston, La Belle and other nearby towns frequent the resort, so you will never find yourself alone.
Enterprising types may want to check with Vitambi as they are still seeking investors to raise capital for further stages of the resort's development. Only a few more slots remain open. For further information, checkout Vitambi Springs website.
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