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Utila Lodge

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Main Street, Utila IB3103 Honduras
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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. Call 1-855-UGO-DIVE (846-3483) for more details!
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Game room
Free airport transportation
Solarium
Currency exchange
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Snorkeling
Billiards
Fishing
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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jborys wrote a review May 2020
Round Lake Heights, Illinois71 contributions7 helpful votes
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There are only two things to do in Utila really: Dive and Party. And the people of Utila do both of those things better than just about anyone else I have encountered. We came to Utila on a Dive Trip with our Dive Shop. This was one of our most memorable vacations ever. And that is saying something. Staying at Utila Lodge was a very different experience for us. We usually stay in a 5 Diamond Resort in Cabo San Lucas when we vacay. Utila Lodge has a much more cozy feeling. Our little cabin was small, comfortable, over the water, and absolutely perfect. We enjoyed waking up to hot coffee delivered to our door each morning and sipping it out over the water in our screened in porch. The comfort food was just right for the long days of diving. The staff was warm and welcoming. I was particularly pleased with the dive boat and crew. Plenty of room on the boat and nice big tub was made available for my huge underwater camera housing with strobes. Marty is one of the best dive masters and coolest dudes, I have ever met. He definitely helped us get the most out of our dives. The water was warm (around 82 degrees F) and the dives were relaxing. New Year's Eve was spectacular. I woke up around 7 am at the end of the dock with about 100 mosquito bites to the sound of the party in town still going strong. When it came time to leave, we were genuinely disappointed to be going home. I think the best way to sum it up was like going to a summer camp, except with adults and beer. And Skid Row. And Dr, John. I am so glad we had a chance to visit this unique destination and make friends that I know we will have for life. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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DocMartens wrote a review Mar 2020
Tempe, Arizona112 contributions13 helpful votes
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We had a great time for 11 days at Utila Lodge. Great food, great people, and amazing staff!!! This place is not on the budget side but worth the extra $. Hyperbaric chamber and doctor on site. Instruction staff for ALL you diving needs as well. We will be going back!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Doug P wrote a review Feb 2020
Woodstown, New Jersey129 contributions39 helpful votes
Let's start with the basics. You go to Utila for one of three reasons: 1 - to Scuba Dive, 2 - to drink, or 3 - for some "get off the grid" time (although technically you aren't really OFF the grid...). We were there to dive, and we had a great dive vacation. The Utila Lodge itself is what my wife would call "rustic" - this isn't the Fairmont. It is, however, clean and comfortable. The service is great, and the food (which was included in our package) was very good and plentiful. In fact, we gained about 5 pounds while we were on the island despite the fact we were diving the whole time, up to 3 dives a day. There is a bar in the resort as well, which we only used after our daily dives, of course (and yes, the staff watches). The hotel staff were all very helpful and friendly, and accommodated any needs or requests we had. By the end of our visit we were on a first-name basis with most of them. As far as the diving is concerned, Utila Lodge runs a first-class operation all the way, probably one of the best we have ever dived with if not THE best. All of the diving is by boat, and the boat is easily one of the best we have ever dived from. Their dive master and boat captain were 100% professional, and yet were the most fun - and knowledgeable - we have every spent time with. Every dive was planned and coordinated taking everything into account - the diver's abilities (no one was ever in "over their head", pun intended), the water conditions, etc. Our only disappointment was that we didn't get a chance to see any Whale Sharks (a big draw to Utila), but that certainly isn't the the Lodge's fault. Maybe next time. We did a total of 17 dives during our stay, and all were great - lots of blue tang, parrot fish, drum fish, lobster, etc., etc. - everything you would expect at the south end of the Meso-american reef / Caribbean. Their scuba facilities back on land were very good also - locked storage for our gear and 3 different rinse tanks (no waiting). Our gear was put on the boat for us every morning, and set up except for the final touches (weights, computers, etc.). I believe they have rental gear if you don't want to travel with your own, but since we didn't use any of it we can't comment on its condition. However, based upon what we saw overall, Our conjecture is that it is in great shape and trouble free. Another thing to keep in mind - Utila Lodge right next door to the Utila College of Diving, so if you want to work on some advanced certifications, or even if you are a novice and just want to get your open water certification, they can help you out. A note about the island of Utila - It is definitely a "local's" island. Everyone knows everyone, and knows what is going on, so behave ;) You won't find anything in the way of fast food here - no McDonald's, Subways, etc. What you WILL find are bars - lots of them, and they are open (and loud) until 3 AM. I'm not going to lie, we needed ear plugs to get to sleep most nights. This is a partying island after the diving is done. If you are 20 something, this might be the draw for you. For us it was a little tedious, and really the only downside. On the plus side, it's never crowded anywhere. Getting here can be a little tricky. There are two ways to arrive. You either fly in or take the ferry. As a piece of advice, if you are flying here (there are no direct flights, you fly over from either San Pedro Sulas or Tegucigalpa) include A LOT of extra time to get through Honduras customs, they are never in a hurry (and we know, as we have been to Honduras multiple times). This time we nearly missed our connecting flight even though we arrived over 2 hours ahead of when our flight to Utila was supposed to take off. We can't comment of the ferry from Roatan, but a member of our party arrived by the ferry and said the customs on Roatan were probably just as bad. Not trying to discourage you from visiting, just plan carefully. One other note regarding the Utila Lodge's value - for the price we paid, you really can't beat it - and we have done a lot of dive travel over the years. Bottom line: If you are a diver as we are, and are looking for a great dive vacation, this is the place to go. We 100% recommend it - have a great time.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Ashley H wrote a review Jan 2020
Jacksonville, Florida16 contributions1 helpful vote
We came to Utila to do alot of diving and to celebrate New Years! Everything ran seamless! Upon arrival we were greeted at the airport and driven to the lodge. We were then directed immediately to our rooms so we could get settled right away. Then Marley gave us the run down of the place which was really helpful and answered all my questions before I knew I had any. The room was clean, comfortable and the staff was really friendly and helpful. The meals were inclusive and delicious, which I was very grateful for because I was starving after all the diving. Queen was the bartender and she was very sweet and always around when we needed anything. Marty was our dive master and he was awesome! He really knows his stuff and the dive sites. Our boat captain was Albert and man can that guy handle that boat I was impressed!! He also was always very helpful getting us on and off the boat on the dives and is always good for a hilarious story. Abi who gave us a fish identification presentation and did a dive with us was wonderful too. This trip was really a great experience!!! I highly recommend coming here either on your own or with a group. We travel alot and this experience, especially being with a large group was fantastic! Cannot wait to come back. Shout out to Jenn Carr and Atlantic Pro Driver Shop out of Jacksonville FL for putting an incredible trip together! Can't wait till the next one.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Andrea Sewall wrote a review Nov 2019
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My husband and I just spent the week at the lodge while we attended the Dive College learning how to scuba dive! We will definitely return - we plan on making this an annual trip! The staff were so sweet and accommodating! They knew our names from day one and went out of their way to help/assist whenever possible. They were so approachable and friendly. We got the meal package which was well worth it! There was also a menu to choose from and I think I had the coconut shrimp 3-4 times! We loved how integrated they were with the Dive College so the entire experience was coordinated very well. Thank you to Kissy, Queenie, Marley, and Captain (Alfred) and the wonderful kitchen/waitstaff whose names we can’t remember! The accommodations were comfortable and unique - we loved the over the water set up and waking up to the waves ~ Andrea and David Sewall
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$153 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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utila hotel utila
LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Utila Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Utila Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Utila Cays (0.08 miles), Utila Chocolate Co. (0.03 miles), and MOMO Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Utila Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Utila Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Utila Lodge?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Utila Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skid Row's, Tranquila Bar, and El Castillo Garden.
Does Utila Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Utila Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Utila Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Utila.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Utila Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Utila Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Utila Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.