Utopia Village - Honduras

Five- or Seven-Night Stay with Daily Meals and Optional Diving Package at Utopia Village in Honduras

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Beachfront Hotel next to Massive Caribbean Reef on Remote Island

There are no nightclubs, no skyscraper hotels, and just a handful of roads on Utila, a tiny Bay Island in the Caribbean, about 11 miles off the coast of Honduras’s mainland. But it's on this sliver of land that you'll find Utopia Village, a dedicated adventure resort that can only be reached by taking a 20-minute boat ride through a mangrove-laden jungle lagoon. Once you step out of the boat, you essentially have a remote slice of tropical paradise all to yourself, complete with sandy beaches, jungle wildlife, and—the biggest draw of all—a giant coral reef.

Bordering the island of Utila is the Mesoamerican Reef system, which is second in size only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Just 100 feet from Utopia Village, the beach gradually descends into a 130-foot drop-off. Here, elkhorn coral and giant pillar coral are part of a diverse ecosystem of colorful marine life and vegetation. Divers, who can become certified at Utopia's PADI dive shop, frequently encounter the whale shark, the ocean's largest fish at up to 59 feet in length. Despite its formidable name, the slow-moving whale shark follows a strictly pescatarian diet and is harmless to all humans with the exception of Captain Ahabs.

At the Dulce Vida restaurant, there's an à la carte menu of fresh, Latin-inspired cuisine available for three meals daily (included with this getaway). You can also stop for a drink at the oceanfront Dive Bar, a thatched-roof spot where bartenders serve beer, wine, and spirits, or head to the Library Lounge, which has an air-conditioned lounge and billiards table. All the rooms are air-conditioned, too, and you can see the jungle, mountains, or ocean from your window.

Utila, Honduras: Unspoiled Caribbean Beauty and World-Class Scuba Diving

The ocean waters around Utila are naturally heated to an average temperature of 80 degrees, making it ideal for diving. If you opt for the diver package with this getaway, you’ll be entitled to two morning tank dives Sunday–Thursday as well as diving on the reef. During the boat dives, you’ll head out by boat to buoyed dive sites around the island, where the underwater terrain can vary from coral reefs and drop-off walls to shipwrecks and caves to whale sharks and dolphins. To explore above surface level, rent a sea kayak free of charge, and travel across the briny, mangrove-filled lagoons.

Utopia Village's front-desk staff can also arrange other exotic excursions and events for an additional fee. On a kayak tour, you’ll embark on a half- or full-day trip and search for Blackbeard's coveted stash of de-shelled pistachios. Alternatively, the Day at the Cays excursion begins at the fishing village of Pigeon Cay and ends with a beach barbecue at Water Cay, an uninhabited island ideal for snorkeling and PADI open-water courses. The activities aren't limited to just nature tours, either, as there are yoga classes and spa treatments that incorporate local ingredients like sweet mango and papaya.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in king or double room

Vacationer packages:

  • Option 1: $1,549 for five nights (up to a $2,906 value)
  • Option 2: $1,899 for five nights with round-trip charter-flight transfer and travel-agent fee (up to a $3,486 value)
  • Option 3: $1,999 for seven nights with round-trip charter-flight transfer and travel-agent fee (up to a $3,736 value)

Diver packages:

  • Option 4: $2,099 for seven nights with round-trip charter-flight transfer and travel-agent fee (up to a $3,902 value)
  • Option 5: $2,299 for seven nights with round-trip charter-flight transfer, travel-agent fee, and diving-gear rental for two, including shorty wetsuit, buoyancy control device, regulator, and one dive light for scheduled guided night dive (up to a $4,422 value)

Book by: 4/26/13
Travel window: 3/2/13–9/14/13

Included in all options:

  • Land/boat transfers between Utila Airport (UII) and Utopia Village
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and three-course dinner
  • Coffee, tea, and filtered water, plus fresh juice during breakfast hours
  • Rum punch and appetizers for two

Included in diver packages (options 4 and 5):

  • Two-tank morning boat dives, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • Unlimited free shore diving, tanks, weights and belts, gear valet service and towels
  • Refreshments on boat

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Onsite restaurant
  • Oceanfront beach bar
  • Onsite spa
  • Snorkeling at Utopia house reef
  • Volleyball, horseshoes, and billiards
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Sea kayaks
  • Complimentary DVD and book libraries
  • Complimentary yoga
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 4/26/13 or promo value expires
  • Travel 3/2/13-9/14/13
  • Not valid 3/23-4/5, 4/27-5/3, or 6/15-6/21
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 90-day cancellation notice or fee of 1/2 Groupon price; 31-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in and drink alcohol, and 7+ to stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • $3/person airport entry fee, $38/person airport departure fee, $25/person reef fee for diver packages, and 16% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $108 per night for an additional guest 12 or older; $54 per night for an additional guest 11 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: not available
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By boat: boat ride from Utila Airport (UII) to Utopia Village included in all options

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • Additional diving packages may be purchased directly through the resort.

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