Getting to Laguna Beach Resort : For travel to Utila from the U.S. the main gateways in Honduras are San Pedro Sula and Roatan where connections are made with inter-island carriers who offer limited flights to the island. Laguna Beach resort also offers chartered aircraft for small and large groups. For charter information please contact us
The new, more popular gateway is Roatan. Continental and Delta Airlines have flights in on Saturdays.
For best schedule and available fares including contract and bulk rates, call or email Utila Dive Ventures. For an air quote, please provide dates of travel, full passport names and the option of 2 departure cities if available along with a phone contact.
Although we try to keep flight information current, local connections change often. Please contact us before purchasing international air to verify schedule.
Currently, the most used local schedules...(Subject to change)
San Pedro Sula Flight Connection
|P4#065||SAP/UTI||2:30PM||3:45PM||Mon, Wed, Fri|
|P4#041||UTI/SAP||6:20AM||8:25AM||Tues, Thurs, Sat|
Tegucigalpa Flight Connection
|P4#075||TGU/UTI||2:30PM||3:40PM||Mon, Wed, Fri|
|P4#041||UTI/TGU||6:20AM||8:15AM||Tues, Thurs, Sat|
Roatan Flight Connection
Flights from Roatan to Utila are on a charter basis only. For charter prices and more information please contact us
SAP=SAN PEDRO SULA
Note: All San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa flights connect through LaCeiba with a plane change both ways.
**FLIGHTS DO NOT FLY EVERY DAY INTO AND OUT OF UTILA**
CONTACT UTILA DIVE VENTURES FOR CURRENT FLIGHT INFORMATION BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE TICKETS.
THERE IS FERRY SERVICE AS FOLLOWS.
NOTE: SEASONAL AND LAST MINUTE CHANGES MAY OCCUR WITHOUT NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK SCHEDULES LOCALLY BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE FERRY DOCK.
|PORT OF DEPARTURE||PORT OF ARRIVAL||DEPARTS||ARRIVES|
UTILA PRINCESS FERRY
|PORT OF DEPARTURE||PORT OF ARRIVAL||DEPARTS||ARRIVES|
FERRY DEPARTS UTILA EVERY DAY WEATHER PERMITTING
CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY AND CHRISTMAS DAY
THE FERRY DEPARTS FROM MUELLE DE CABOTAJE DOCK IN LA CEIBA.
THE FERRY DEPARTS FROM THE MUNICIPAL DOCK IN UTILA.
THE FERRY DEPARTS FROM SAFEWAY DOCK IN ROATAN IN COXEN HOLE.
Current prices and schedules are subject to change without notice.
Entry and Exit Requirements : A valid passport with at least 6 months remaining from time of departing Honduras is required for entry. There is a $34.00 departure tax in Honduras. There are other incidental airport taxes with connecting local flights usually not exceeding $5.00. Suggestion: bring a few $1.00 bills for these fees and baggage handlers.
Guests should keep in mind that airlines traveling into Honduras allow 2 bags of fifty pounds per person as well as one one carry-on of forty pounds and one personal item. If your bags are over weight you will be charged $25-$30 extra per bag. During the months of Dec-Jan and Jun-Aug Honduras has what is known as an embargo period. During the embargo period you are allowed your carry-on and personal item and your two checked bags are restricted to fifty pounds each. If your bags are over weight they will make you leave things at the airport. Please keep this in mind when packing your bags!
Other Fees : There is a tourist tax of 10 Lempiras, $.50, upon departure from Utila when traveling by ferry. There is a $4.00/day reef tax to be paid by divers. The tax goes to the preservation of the Mooring Buoys and various in-town services.
Group Policies: For every 9 paid adults, the 10th adult is free based on 7-night package, double occupancy and lowest priced package.
Currency : The Honduran currency is the Lempira. The resort accepts traveler checks for payment only, they can not cash them for you. Travelers checks are not widely accepted on the island. If you do bring them, they should be small denominations. American Express, Visa, and Mastercard are accepted at Laguna Beach Resort. No personal check are taken at the resort. You can click here to convert your currency to the current exchange rate.
Getting Around : A short 5 minute boat ride will take you to Utila's Eastern Harbor town. Your drop off and pick-up times can be arranged with the resort management. There is no fee for this service during daylight hours. Night trips into town can be arranged with advanced notice and a nominal charge. Latest return to resort is 11:00pm.
Weather & Climate : The Bay Islands are known for their outstanding climate. The average temperature is in the 80's (F) and ranges from the uppers 80's during the Summer months and the low 80's during the winter months. The occasional cold front sweeps through the island generally 2-3 times a year dropping the temperature into the high 60's for a few days. The average yearly rain fall is 100 inches, creating a lush green tropical paradise year round.
Time Zone : Utila is in the Central Time Zone but does not observe daylight savings time.
What to bring:
Extra batteries for lights and dive computers, replacement dive equipment parts, sun block, hat, bug repellant (DEET base) or Skin-So-Soft, ointment for bug bites and stings, Tylenol/Aspirin, travel size medications, personal toiletries, seasick pills, light weight clothing, rain coat during rainy season, bootees for shore diving, travel alarm, and diving certification cards.
Electricity : 110 current (same as U.S.)
Water : Water is provided for drinking.
Communications : The resort now has wireless internet and there is a computer available at the resort for a fee plus tax. The in-town office has a land phone and fax machine. For calls or faxes you need to place or receive, a trip into town can be arranged upon request. (Calls are made at the expense of the guest.)
Useful Links :
|Passport Services & Information|
|Bay Islands Voice - Bi-Weekly Publication for the Bay Islands|
|Maps of Honduras, The Bay Islands & Utila|