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Sitting on a dock and watching the sunset is a requirement for the Utila Lifestyle. Join us!
Utila has reef access from shore which makes it a perfect spot for shore diving and snorkeling. It is one of the few undeveloped Caribbean Islands left, with only a modicum of tourism. It's generally sunny here and has the perfect weather for a tan or a swim, beaches are always clean and, trust us, our waters will make you never want to leave. (many stay for months or years!) It was long thought of as the "undiscovered island" in The Bay Islands, but that has since changed as time, and the off-beat traveler, has crossed her shores and the secret began to get out. Now a dive mecca, with some of the least expensive pricing in the world for dive courses, Utila is becoming better known and more frequently visited.
Utila is a relatively small island, perfect and safe to walk around. Everybody knows everybody around, people are so friendly, in fact tourists, locals and expats mingle all the time. You will end up having loads of friends at the end of your trip. There is a wonderfully wide variety of restaurant and bar options; you can choose a different place to eat and drink throughout your trip.
Utila is known as one of the few places in the world where the Whale Shark can be seen year 'round. The fact that Utila is a favorite of the largest species of fish in the sea, the Whale Shark, has also brought visitors by the thousands who have seeing these behemoths on their "bucket list". It is a sight few in the world behold, and your chances here are excellent. This gentle behemoth has been documented on Utila every month of the year, but the best viewing months are March through April and again from August through September. If an encounter with a Whale Shark is on YOUR Bucket List, let us help you to find appropriate lodging whilst you're on Utila!
Utila is proud to host Carnival, complete with an exciting parade every year. The island fills up with people from all over Central America to join in the festivities. Floats, marching bands, and costumed dancers are sponsored by local dive shops, the Municipality and even major businesses from the Mainland. Great photo ops abound!
Come and enjoy this lovely paradise with us!