"My wife and I recently stayed at the Blue Bayou Beach House in Utila for two weeks. The house needs a bit of TLC, which Mike, the property manager, readily provides. He visits every day to pump the water in the cistern and is on call at all time to answer any questions about the property and the island. He also made sure our stay was as comfortable as possible, kept the property well maintained and fixed all that needed it, like the hammock and swing in the porch, both facing the bay. Those two items are the perfect required amenities to truly appreciate and understand the “Art of Doing Nothing”. Thank You, Mike! Your work ethics, personality and special care are great assets to this beach house!!
Our stay was relaxing, adventurous and romantic. The house is perfectly located on the island, across the bay and 15 min walk to the center of town. The coral reef is right in front of the house, just a few feet away: You step from the porch right into the water, walk a bit and enter shallow waters, which will ease you into your snorkeling experience, until you come upon the most spectacular reef. Eels, tropical fishes, lobsters, rays and turtles may appear on your path. Once you reach the reef, spectacular beauty surrounds you. You don’t need to go anywhere else!! Or, you can just do “Hammock Time”, drinking coffee, beer, Margarita, Scotch, Rum, etc...
The island is small, so you can Tuk-Tuk your way around (Osman Taxi ph.9710-6638, Tuk-tuk #7) We paid forty Lempiras per person, per trip to the center of town.
Both US dollars and Lempiras are accepted on the island ($21.50/$22.00 Lempiras to $1.00) but I preferred paying with Lempiras.
Alcohol is not that expensive compare to New York City prices (shop around). As for wine, drink it at your own risks. Cigarettes are $2.50 per pack. Be careful of the “traveler’s diarrhea”: Any medication to protect you from it, bring it! We enjoyed eating breakfast at “Munchies” and lunch at Laurent’s Creperie (one of the few Frenchmen on the island).
If you need to travel from Roatan to Utila, we highly recommend you to fly (Angelo, “Island Air” ph.504-9558-8685). The afternoon ferry we took from Utila to la Ceiba was a metal box roller coaster ride from hell for the longest one-hour of our lives. And, I kid you not: The Red Cross waits for you and the other survivors in La Ceiba!
We truly enjoyed those two weeks on the island and hope to do it again very soon.
Thank you..... The Renauds"
Guest: Christelle R.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 23, 2015