Interesting response you received, Stang. If you go to TripAdvisor Q&A someone asks this exact question. Hector responded that you can be topless on the beach, but it is not permitted by the pool. I just went back and read it again to make sure. Check it out and see if you have the same impression. 8th question down on the TA site. I know the hotel responses may be delayed somewhat from when questions are submitted, so lets hope the changes we have been reading about have been reversed. My wife and I love this place AS IS. Not to say changes aren't needed, but from what I have been reading, the changes seem to be affecting the things that attract folks to this facility. Address the short beds and A/C issues. WiFi also needs to be addressed. I'll keep reading the posts to track progress. We are going to find out the first week of October.