1931 Sarin Foothai registers sunbathing club
Thai publisher Mr. Sarin Foothai registered the first naturist club in Thailand as “Nikom Arb Daad” meaning Sunbathing Club. He published several books and pamphlets about the benefits of being naked in the sunlight - in particular dawn and dusk - and emphasized physical activity in the nude. The first year, the club had 98 members both men and women and of all ages. In 1932, the absolute monarchy in Thailand was overthrown by a military coup and eventually Sarin Foothai was forced to close the Sunbathing Club due to his links to the Thai royalty and suspicion that he would train a resistance to the military regime.
2007 Naturist Association Thailand Co., Ltd. is founded
Founding members Ms. Disraporn Yatprom and Mr. Gregers Moller - incidentally both also publishers like Mr. Sarin Foothai - created the current day organisation as a limited company together with a few more members who are still active today. The members met for monthly nude dinners or clothing optional dinners, went on trips upcountry up to Kun Dan Dam in Nakornayok and explored hidden coves on Koh Larn where nudity could be practiced without bothering anyone. The association emphasized naturism / nudism strictly as a non-sexual life style - the conservative form of naturism which also Sarin Foothai followed in 1931. Swingers and other forms of nudity for sexual purposes are turned away.
2009 Bruce Kendall moves the association forward
Bruce Kendall takes over as main organizer. He creates a new website for the association and moves member management to Meetup.com from the local forum on the previous hosting. Bruce serves the members with a steady flow of events, assisted by his wife Jai Kendal and Thai member Marc Pongsabutra.
2011 Chan Resort becomes first Naturist Friendly resort in Thailand
Chan Resort was built as a naturist resort following the owner, Chan Konin’s positive experience with members of Naturist Association Thailand in his previous resort. Then he sold his old resort to built the new Chan Resort which the Naturist Association Thailand helped inaugurate on 15 September 2011. The old resort was renamed Chan Twin resort by the new owner. - http://www.chanresort.com
2012 The Oriental Village Chiang Mai comes on board
In Chiang Mai, French resort owner Paulo Richel followed the example of Chan Resort and declared The Oriental Village Chiang Mai clothing optional. The Naturist Association Thailand arranged its first member weekend at the resort on 16 November 2012 to celebrate the new member of the exclusive club. - http://www.orientalvillage-chiangmai.com
2015 Barefeet Naturist Resort, Bangkok's first nudist resort
Barefeet Naturist Resort opened in Bangkok on 1 January as the first hotel catering for naturists and nudist in Bangkok. The resort has only five rooms, so there is no room for clothing optional - all guests are expected to be nude or in the company of a naturist / nudist. Owners Disraporn Yatprom and Gregers Moller resume a more active role in the leadership of Naturist Association Thailand. - http://www.barefeetnaturistresort.com
2016 Lemon Tree Resort, first naturist resort on Phuket
On Saturday 21 May 2016, Lemon Tree Resort Naiharn Beach Phuket joined as a resort member of Naturist Association of Thailand (NAT). Lemon Tree Resort is the first naturist resort in Phuket welcoming all naturists to enjoy and explore nudist experience on the island. - http://www.lemontreeresortphuket.com
FN Beach Camp in October 2017
NF Beach Camp in Cha-am will be the first Naturist Camp directly on the beach in Thailand when it opens probably in October 2017. - https://www.facebook.com/Naturistfamily7/