Yes, Tranquila Bar is a few doors down. But I never heard the noise from their dock, maybe our room was strategically place? But anyway, we really liked this place. It was nextdoor to BICD (Bay Islands College of Diving), whom we dived with (and they were very excellent too, if you are looking for a great dive shop!).
We got a discount on the room for diving with BICD so I thought we would probably get a "discount" room... our room was just beautiful, and well equipped with TV, a pitcher of potabile water, AC, fan, solid electricity and hot running water, and we even had a little screened in porch (no mosquitoes!) with a hammock that had a spectacular view of sunset on the water.
Management was kind and helpful. The other guests here were great people- this is the kind of place that attracts nice quiet folks- we know how to enjoy a few drinks out on the beach bars but we like to call it a night at a reasonable time with diving in mind for the next morning, and Utila Lodge was a nice quiet place to come home to.
We only ate one meal here which was breakfast, which was nothing to write home about, but we enjoyed the hot tub and the honor system at the bar- the sense of trust is really nice, and sipping a rum punch in the hot tub at sunset was a great way to kick off our stay in Utila.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paradise as it was intended! Set out over the turquoise Caribbean waters in the calm Utila Bay, surrounded by spectacular coral reefs, Utila Lodge is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway or adventure vacation. Let us greet you with personalized service and five star hospitality! Come and experience the casual charm of this family owned and operated resort. Purchased in 1993 by Jim and Kisty Engel, Utila Lodge has been transformed into the warm and welcoming haven that it is today. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Utila Hotel Utila