Friday, March 25, 2011

GREAT ARTICLE IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE ABOUT UTILA

http://nymag.com/travel/weekends/utila/index2.html

Monday, March 21, 2011

NICE ARTICLE FROM THIS MONTHS AMERICAN AIRLINES MAGAZINE

http://www.americanwaymag.com/joe-darling-whale-shark-oceanic-research-center-caribbean-sea

Sunday, March 20, 2011

THIRTY SECONDS OF ZEN

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

GETTING TO UTILA JUST GOT A LOT EASIER

New Airline Service in Utila: CM Airlines!

New Airline Service in Utila: CM Airlines! 
March 2011: CM Airlines now has a direct flight from San Pedro Sula to Utila on Saturday’s, departs at 3:00pm to arrive at 3:35pm and return on Saturday’s from Utila  to San Pedro Sula at 8:40am to arrive at 9:15am.
$220.00 usd round trip, per person.
This schedule connects with AA-Continental and Delta Airlines which fly in and out of San Pedro Sula. 
The Let-aircraft is operated in this route, has a capacity of 19 passengers and 1100 pounds of luggage.
 Charter flights are also available from Tegucigalpa-San Pedro Sula, Roatan and Utila.
 Bookings are being handled through Alice of Worldwide Travel Agency Email: alicewwtravel@yahoo.comor cellular: 9-891-1960.
for more info go to  www.UtilaGuide.com

TODAYS MOMENT OF ZEN

My friend Coonie arriving for dinner. Thai curried shrimp and rice noodles by yours truly. video

SUNSET UNDER THE WATER AT TREASURE BEACH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9PlBmoJ42M

My latest effort at documenting the underwater world around Treasure Beach, best watched full screen!

UTILA : MY TOP TEN PICKS FOR FOOD & DRINKS

  • DRIFTWOOD INN - great for a cool breezy lunch on the dock, bruce on the b.b.q. at night (his brisket is famous on the island but i like the beer battered snapper). a favorite amongst the expats, horse shoes on the sand & u.s. sports on t.v. sunday afternoons.
  • LUNCH AT THE CAYS- wether you choose beau's "fishburger" or mr. hermans "cay view", no trip to utila is complete without lunch on the cays. everyone goes for the fish burgers but i prefer the chicken or lobster (in season). great places to spend a surface interval, bring your camera.
  • MANGO INN-best pizza on the island, authentic thin crust italian style from the brick oven. beautiful gardens, watch the hummingbirds feed by day, bats at night.
  • THE INDIAN WOK- consistently good indian/asian cuisine, a welcome new addition to utila.
  • THE PURPLE PELICAN-my new favourite place for lunch. located at pine point one of utilas prettiest beaches. nice food, beach chairs and lovely water (i've never seen so many starfish). stay for a couple of hours, eat, drink, swim and relax.
  • THOMPSONS BAKERY- the place to stop on your way to that first dive of the day. great coconut bread and cinnamon rolls.
  • TRANQUILLA BAR- a favorite of backpackers and locals, great place to sit on the water and watch the sun go down. an eclectic music selection fuels the party as the evening progress', an institution on utila.
  • TREETANIC BAR- located in a treehouse on the grounds of the jade seahorse. atmospheric , hip bar thats a favorite of the divemasters and younger expats. things usually get going around 10pm,. nice crowd, good vibe.
  • ULTRA LIGHT - great falafel sandwiches and chicken schwarma . very reasonably priced, quality middle eastern food.
  • UTOPIA RESORT- for a special evening out of town, chef hugh prepares the best food on the island (probably honduras), his menu changes daily . try the blackfin tuna if its available, amazing ! accessible only by boat from town, contact the hotel to make reservations and transportation arrangements.

About Me

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my adventures in island living . after visiting utila as a diver for four years (it reminds me of ambergris caye belize, 20 years ago) i bought some beach front land in 2005 and built a home for myself in 2007. i'm located on the beautiful southwest shore opposite the utila cays at treasure beach. now i'm in partnership with my builder Roger, designing/building beautiful homes for our clients (we've completed 5 so far) and living my island dream !