My boyfriend and I stayed at Pirate's Bay for 5 nights while doing our Open Water Dive course with Captain Morgan's (see Captain Morgan's for review about the actual course). We were really happy we decided to stay here. We had a private room which was simple but perfectly adequate. We never saw the dorm rooms but heard from others that they were really hot at night. We didn't use the A/C in our room and were more than comfortable with just the ceiling fan. The grounds are nice, lots of seating (picnic tables and beach chairs) near the beach. Everything is far enough away from the busy street that noise was never an issue. Even the noise from the bar downstairs never kept us up at night. All the staff was great, very friendly and helpful. The food from the restaurant was awesome, we never had a bad meal there. I'd highly recommend staying here if you're looking for somewhere simple, with a nice atmosphere, and good value.
As a side note - we were a little concerned about finding somewhere to stay on Utila that we wouldn't feel too out of place being that we are 29 and 37. A lot of places looked like they only catered to young, "party-focused" backpackers while we are more "go-to-bed-at-9" backpackers these days. While the average age at Pirate's Bay was definitely early 20's, there was a good mix of people of all ages and we felt totally comfortable the entire time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pirate’s Bay Inn Dive Resort by Captain Morgan’s Dive Shop offer the opportunity to stay in Utila since January 2012.Frequent diving travellers like you are tough to impress, but wait until you see what we have to offer!We deliver a high quality service in diving by Captain Morgan’s Dive Centre with more than 17 years of experience, get in to the wonderful North Side diving more than any other dive centre on the island. Why? Quite simply, the north has the best dive sites and it is the only place you will see the famous Whale Shark.Offering accommodation on:Pirates Bay Inn Dive Resort (Utila)Situated for a chilled atmosphere in a short walk away from town centre. In the Main Street of Utila, closer to the nightlife, Pirate’s Bay Inn give you the option to explore Utila while you diving.Rooms available: Soundproofed 5 beds dorm style room. Mixture of bunkbeds and single beds, with private bathroom, two fans, hot water and lockers in every room.Services: High Speed Internet and Bar in front our private Beach.*Opening private rooms and apartments from July 2012.Only current available dorm rooms for max. 6 people. ... more less