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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
Diving
Game room
Airport transportation
Solarium
Currency exchange
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Snorkelling
Billiards
Fishing
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Stacey S wrote a review May 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I made a spontaneous decision to fly to Utila and get certified at Bay Islands College of Diving. BICD and Utila Lodge were able to handle my last minute accommodations with ease. Initially I arrived at the BICD and was put into a private room above the college. The next day I figured out that I could move over to the Lodge for a nightly fee. It was worth every penny to stay in better appointed accommodations with a private bathroom and shower with better water pressure. The food at the Lodge is not great. But the company of the staff and dive instructors makes it a nice place to be. I ordered the lunch special everyday in between morning and afternoon dives. There are always dive professionals around and other guests. It's an extremely friendly place that attracts world travelers who are enthusiastic to make new friends. I walked up the street to bars like Tranquila (not my kind of place) and Trudy's, a bar/restaurant closer to some of the other dive schools. It was great to be able to walk 10 minutes up the road to be surrounded by people and music. I met tons of travelers. And when I was ready for peace and quiet, I walked back to Utila Lodge where I could hear the waves of the ocean splashing right below my room and the loud music and drunk 20-somethings were far out of earshot. I arrived at BICD with a very heavy heart after a difficult break up. My despair was visible when I arrived. The staff were courteous and patient with me. By the end of the week, I was smiling ear to ear and my heart felt lighter. I came out of that week with an Advanced Open Water certification and a burning desire to keep diving. Utila is a magical place and the folks at Utila Lodge and Bay Islands School of Diving facilitate a wonderful experience. I will definitely return and tell everyone who wants to get certified that this is one of the best dive schools they can choose.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Mike G wrote a review Feb 2021
Garnerville, New York12 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent a week at the Lodge and it was a great experience. Comfy rooms with a nice balcony literally over the water. Great food and drinks at the Restaurant. Rebecca and staff is always there to make sure it's a good stay. Great diving and if you want to take a specialty course it is simple to sign up and get to it with awesome instructors on staff. Can't wait to get back!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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MOHTRavellers wrote a review Feb 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri15 contributions2 helpful votes
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We had the good fortune to spend 10days in paradise here, and the staff of Utila Lodge and College of Diving were wonderful hosts. We were looking for a reputable place to get AOW certified and affordable but comfortable lodging, and Utila Lodge far exceeded our expectations in both respects. Rebecca was so helpful making all the arrangements for our stay and dives, even helping set the perfect dive schedule when we didn’t really know what specialty classes or how many dives we wanted to do. She continued to be an excellent resource after arrival, making great restaurant recommendations and arranging a deep sea fishing trip where we caught a 49lb wahoo! The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Our dive instructor Yaz and her many accomplices were top notch; they made every lesson clear, informative, fun and safe (both in the water and out, especially in light of covid). The on-site medical staff, including hyperbaric chamber, are also a huge reassurance, and the friendly staff made the covid test for our return flight a breeze. I don’t think I can say enough good things about this place; The rooms are clean, the food is great, and the hammock on your private overwater porch is to die for. Do yourself a favor and book a room ;-)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jborys wrote a review May 2020
Port Saint Lucie, Florida71 contributions10 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, Arizona134 contributions35 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: Travelled with family
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US$153 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Utila Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Utila Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Utila Cays (0.1 km), Utila Chocolate Co. (0.05 km), and MOMO Bar (0.3 km).
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, El Castillo Garden, and Tranquila Bar.
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 centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre 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 enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.