We spent 3 nights at Coral View Beach Resort on Utila over Christmas 2011. I picked it because it was not smack in the middle of backpacker hell in Utila's main village but still not so far that we couldn't walk to town in about 10 or 15 minutes. I also liked the idea of the so-called penthouse, which is really just lodge-speak for a single room on the top floor. The view was definitely good as we could see both the bay (behind) and the sea (in front).
I organized a single price for room with breakfast and 4 dives for each of us. The diving was good (but not as good as Belize; see my other reviews), the food was definitely ordinary and I guess because it was Christmas, our room was serviced only once on the morning after we arrived. There was free wifi (though the penthouse is beyond the signal limit) and a very nice two-storey dock out front from where the snorkeling is supposed to be very good. We didn't have time.
If we did it again, we'd rent bikes for the duration of the stay to making going back and forth to the village easier, and we'd invest in some headlights as after 6pm, the walk to town is by moonlight. It's still do-able if it's not wet and you don't have to watch where you walk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are seeking relaxation or adventure, Coral View Beach Resort has the perfect tropical vacation in store for you. Experience incomparable personal service at this family-owned and operated resort. Stay in a luxury room with air-conditioning, hot water, a private bath, wireless internet access and an ocean or lagoon view. Dive with our full-service PADI Dive Center (packages and certification available). Make your trip an adventure with our whale watching, snorkeling and kayaking excursions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coral View Beach Hotel Utila