Utopia Village, Utila, Honduras with Dennis Zullig
April 27 – May 4
$2695 per person, double occupancy
• 5 days of 3 guided boat dives per day, including one scheduled night dive
• Unlimited shore diving on the house reef
• 7 nights oceanfront accommodations in standard double rooms (Upgrades are available. See below.)
• 3 meals per day plus snack
• The 19% Honduran tax
• Round-trip transfer from the Utila airport to the resort
• Welcome appetizer and rum punch
• Use of resort amenities such as ping-pong, pool, kayaks, etc.
Utopia Village is one of the most raved-about destinations in the Caribbean today. The accommodation are wonderful. The meals are gourmet. The staff is unfailingly courteous and friendly, And oh yeah – the DIVING IS AWESOME. We just had a group get back from there and they’ll back up everything I’ve written above – which is why Dennis has decided to add this trip to our 2019 itinerary. Space is VERY limited to only 16 people (That’s all the resort chooses to take at any one time), so call us at 919-255-1931 to get your deposit in as soon as you can.
Trip does not include:
• Airfare. We will work with you to recommend flights and fares.
• Optional island excursions/tours
- Panoramic King – This unit has lots of glass and one king-sized bed. Upgrade is $300 for the 1st floor unit and $420 for the second floor unit. Only 2 units available.
- Bungalow Suites with bedroom and king bed – Upgrade is $720 for the room. 4 units available.
PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR ROOM CHOICE WHEN BOOKING SINCE THESE UPGRADES ARE LIMITED. THANKS!
Trip price does NOT include airfare or departure tax. Trip price is based on double occupancy. Please be advised that if you’re traveling by yourself, you may be charged the single occupancy rate if we cannot find a suitable room-mate for you. Talk to us if this is a concern. Single supplement rate is $360, regardless of room category. Price is subject to change without notice, but full payment guarantees the price. $500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. Final money due January 15, 2019.
Because of the non-refundable nature of our group trips and the fact that all adventures carry some risk, we STRONGLY recommend trip and diving medical insurance. Gypsy Divers RECOMMENDS either DiveAssure or DAN.
Ready to sign up? Give us a call at 919-255-1931.
Here’s some more information about Utopia Village:
Situated on the edge of the largest reef system in the Western Hemisphere, Utila is an unspoiled tropical island with a quaint Caribbean atmosphere and a distinct feeling of still being “undiscovered”.
Utopia Village and its onsite dive operation, Udive, get rave reviews. Repeat visitors are common. People can’t say enough good things about Utopia Village. Udive provides valet dive service, transporting and unloading your dive gear every day for all boat dives, and even upon request for shore dives. Each day they wash, dry your gear in the shade, and return it to your assigned locker that matches your room number.
Whale shark sightings are more frequent in the months of March-April and August-September, (our chosen travel month). Utila is one of the few places in the world where whale sharks are seen close to shore and the only place where there have been documented sightings every month of the year. That is why Utila is called the Whale Shark Capitol of the Caribbean. Whale sharks are usually solitary animals, but it is not uncommon for 3 or more singular whale sharks to be sighted in a single day along the northern shores of Utila. Of course we cannot guarantee you will see whale sharks, but Utopia Village’s / Udive’s experienced boat captains and dive masters are consistently on the lookout for whale sharks, and will give you the best opportunity to see and swim with these amazing creatures.
In addition to whale sharks, Utila has wonderful diversity of marine life: spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks, dolphins, grouper, squid, octopus, queen triggers, stingrays, green morays, spotted morays, bearded toad fish, sea horses, flounder, lobster, drum, barracuda, Atlantic spade fish, angel fish, nudibranchs, horse-eyed Jacks, king mackerel, Creole wrasse, porcupine pufferfish, pipe fish, garden eels, juveniles, healthy hard and soft corals, maybe even the rare Southern stargazer, and more.
When you’re not diving, there are options to kayak, paddleboard, relax in the pool, get a massage at the spa, hang out in the bar, yoga, ping-pong or pool, relax in the hammocks, snorkel, borrow a book from their library and read, etc. Go on one of the optional excursions/tours.