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Float Utila

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BigKellyP wrote a review Nov 2018
Utila, Honduras29 contributions4 helpful votes
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I’ve just returned from the best lunch break ever! I spent an hour in Float Utila’s sensory deprivation chamber. With no light or noise to distract your mind, you float in calf-deep, skin-temperature water containing 2,000lbs of Epsom salts. It takes your body and mind a few minutes to get accustomed to this new feeling and to trust that the water will support you; but, before long you feel your breathing and heart rate slow. After a while (I seriously had no idea how long) I drifted off to sleep. After what I thought was about 20 minutes (an hour in real time), I was roused from my slumber with gentle, soft music. I felt as if I was laying on something solid and my senses were a little surprise when I turned my wrist and felt warm water! After showering off the salt water I emerged feeling super refreshed - like I had just enjoyed a 10-hour sleep in the world’s most comfortable bed. I felt both relaxed and energised at the same time - still do. Although not always open to the public (check their Facebook page for float days), at $50 USD it isn’t the cheapest thing to do on Utila, but it is a sound investment in your mind and body. For those looking for a fantastic family vacation home, you can rent the stunning five-bedroom house above Float Utila and float until your heart is content. Cay House sleeps 11 comfortably - the master bedroom even has a floating king size bed with a balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. With hammocks and chairs on the deck and a private dock, the outside is just as stunning as the inside. I loved the spacious well-appointed kitchen and the cosy library jam packed with great books. The owner John is just as relaxed as the floatation experience. This was been his home for over 16 years and he makes regular trips back to ensure everything is in perfect order. The minimum stay is two-nights and the rent is $320 USD per night - a steal at only $32 USD if there is 10 of you. In my opinion it is one of the most luxurious and comfortable houses right in the middle of the bay, close to all the bars, restaurants and dive shops that the beautiful Bay Island of Utila has to offer.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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ClassickJr wrote a review Nov 2017
Redwood City, California28 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had a group of 6 people, and were absolutely blown away by this house. Had such a great time staying there.. from the beautiful sunset vistas to the relaxing swaying in the hammocks... not to mention... THERE'S A SENSORY DEPRIVATION CHAMBER. so freakin cool. The house is a short walk to most of the restaurants and dive shops available on that side of the island. This is a beautiful location, and JJ, the property manager was amazingly helpful in arranging water taxis as well as restaurant reservations. Highly recommend staying here.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Daniel M wrote a review Sep 2015
14 contributions10 helpful votes
Incredible. Unquestionably like nothing you've experienced before. Relaxed for only 20 minutes instead of the recommended full hour (because I had some cuts on my skin and the extreme saltiness of the water made it uncomfortable; I heard you must use Vaseline in this case but I must have missed the owners mention it), but it was great. I left feeling lucid and refreshed. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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morgen_431 wrote a review Oct 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel73 contributions15 helpful votes
im from israel so im familiar with floating on water (we have the "dead sea" here) but i have to say that the experience was much more special having no sound and complete darkness (took it to a whole new level). i enjoyed it a lot and i recommend it to whoever is planing to visit Utila. (i was there 3y ago)
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Date of experience: November 2013
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Ashley W wrote a review Jun 2014
Seattle, Washington88 contributions31 helpful votes
I had never heard of "floating" until I met Amanda, owner of Float Utila. What she described seemed intriguing to say the least so I was happy to check it out. When I arrived, Amanda explained the facilities, shower and tank, and explained the process and what I would be experiencing. I'll admit I was a little nervous about closing the tank door but found myself able to relax almost immediately. What an amazing sensation to truly hear every beat of your heart and your breath... and nothing else. I was nearing the end of a year long sabbatical so I was in a pretty good state of relaxation to begin with, but I can imagine that this would be an amazing thing to do at the beginning of your vacation... to be able to wind down from life at home and adjust to island living. But don't take my word for it. Do it!
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Date of experience: April 2014
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