|bird's eye view of theTOWN OF UTILA|
|anUTILA/Mars-like sunset special|
|the Gaudi-esqueJADE SEAHORSE|
Then, there is also inflation which has driven the prices up somewhat, but considering backpackers are still their main customers, the prices remain pretty reasonable. It may also help that now I have a job which means I can spoil myself and be less frugal. Point taken, instead of disbursing the exorbitant price of USD 1.50 for accommodation back in 1998, this time I stayed at the Jade Seahorse, paying perhaps 50 times that amount. That is still a bargain, taking into account that you are staying in no doubt the most beautiful place in Utila. I am telling you, this has got to be one of the most unique hotels you will ever see in the world! It is like being in an Alice in Wonderland meets Antoni Gaudi dreamlike experience but in the Caribbean! Literally, the decoration is off the wall, everything in this hotel, the floor, the roof, the walls, they all come together to make an art piece, in fact there is so much detail it is difficult to see it all at once. Upon arrival you instantaneously go for your camera and start taking pictures as if you were in an art museum, it’s that impressive.
|DIVINGstill drives theUTILAeconomy|
|get yourPADI OPEN-WATERcourse at an amazingly low price|
|inexpensive grilled seafood atRJ's|
|the party begins atTRANQUILA BAR|