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Utila Cays, Utila

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Immerse yourself in the serenity of shade, palm trees, crystal clear waters, and soft white sand at Utila Cays. A popular snorkeling and diving location, the island is home to vibrantly colored coral, manta rays, fish, and turtles. Bring a waterproof camera and take advantage of the high level of visibility underwater. Retreat under the shade of palm trees and enjoy the view as you watch the day go by. Bring plenty of food and drink, as there are no stores to make purchases from. Make Utila Cays a centerpiece of your Utila vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Utila travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Cays is an interesting place to visit. It is amazing how these people live on such a tiny little Cay. There is a little restaurant where you dock which has delicious food! Their specialty is lobst...  more »
  • This was my first time visiting the Cays in Utila, I travelled with friends who have been here before. Terrific escape, I loved being on my own secluded island. It takes some effort to get to the Cays...  more »
  • Many travelers dream of doing this little trip to exotic and exotic. Well, you're in Roatan and want to push her adventure a little bit. A suggestion if you are a diver, is to make a getaway on the island of Utila. You have two options to Ferry but most advantageous is the Utila Dream that never rereads Roatan directly in Utila that Friday, Saturday and Sunday for $31US the passage. The ferry dock is Coxen Hole, not to be confused with that of Galaxy that is located further in the direction of French Arbour. Before you decide where you go and live in Utila, a good thing is if want you quiet or nightlife unbridled city of Utila. I can't tell what it's like, I chose the exoticism of the Utila's Cays; a string of Islands on the edge is to Utila. You can do a search on AirBnb or doing business with the Hotel Kayla. You can see their FB site or check their Web site. We booked online for a passage from Friday to Sunday with 2 dives on Saturday. Communication is excellent with diving site manager, Bogdan Stadniciuc, who is quick has answering any question. It's even him who was waiting at the ferry we descent bring to the Cays with an another boat. On-site, we are led to a little small but clean room with two beds, and two windows with direct sea view and dominant wind from the East. There is no need for air conditioning and the room cost only $30 at night. The rooms are all around a lobby with couches and a table. All similar to a friendly hostel. Well installed, Bogdan did we visit two small islands related SROs a small bridge. In fact, it's a long no more than 500 m sidewalk bordering the rear of the properties on the sea. It's a fishing village so a lot of people have a dock. You will find a remarkable community life and as there is no motor vehicle, it is a happiness slowly walking at night in welcoming people who will welcome you with warmth. Bogdan we guide up to a restaurant overlooking a dock and a dock or to find tables and benches. With a beer and listening to stories of the Islands, we see the old owner of the restaurant arranging a tuna and fresh barracuda sin bin later we had on our plates for just over $5 US. The grilled barracuda is a must. It is the fish of the people of the place. The next day is day of diving. Only starting around 8:30 with the captain and Mike, our dive master. En route to the site, explanation on the site or we'll, explanatory pamphlet of the fish that we are likely to see. We are that both me and my wife then everything going on in the front of the boat. Well, Utila is on a migratory passage of whale shark. That means that if on the way to the dive site, there is one, they will do everything to find and bring you next to one of them and their signal, you jump in the water with mask, Palm and snorkeling to have the happiness to swim to the side of the biggest fish in the world. And it happened to us 3 times. They approached him and 3 times we have worked with him. I think the starting point of the Cays possibly gives an extra chance to rub shoulders with the site while on his way to the dive site. In addition, the two dive sites are superb. The visit of the whale was the supreme bonus. There are some beautiful snorkeling to do around the Cays and, at night, there are leopard rays and other passing under the bridge that connects the two small islands. There you will cost so $ 61 per person for the round trip by ferry from Coxen Hole, $30 by passage by boat to the Cays. $100 per person for two dives with possibility of diving with a shark whale and $ 30 per night for a room well ventilated with window on the sea and a private bathroom. On-site, put between $ 5 and $ 10 more local beer at $ 1.5. But I can you claim that it's a rare delight and you won't starve out of table. See for yourself. That's the adventure.
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