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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Best View on the Island overlooking the harbor. Excellent food, morning, noon & night”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The Bush's are one of the main families on the island. This grocery store is the biggest and will have the most selection.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Open from 4pm until late! Very late. Most famous for Tequila Tuesday drink specials - This is the place to go any late night of the week. Raised deck for sunset viewing, or jumping off. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great atmosphere, delicious food on the menu. Don't miss 2 for 1 Pizza night on Tuesdays....”
  • 5 locals recommend
Resort
“Twice monthly Treetanic hosts a Full Moon party in their treehouse bar. Totally unique, magical, huge mosaic garden to explore behind it!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and Bar on a private beach. Great place to catch a football game or hang out on the beach. Good Food”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ask anyone on the island where you can find Utila's best food and they'll tell you RJ's without hesitation. While that may be due more to the local taste for barbecue diner than anything else, this friendly place does excellent pork and seafood dishes, all accompanied by a sea of trimmings. Note the odd opening hours, and come early.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This small restaurant, ran by an Argentinean couple has a garden location and serves up an excellent selection of salads, choripans, schnitzel, sandwiches and even a tuna fillet. Add to that a good range of pancakes, smoothies and juices – as well as a large library where you can swap books – and this place is a winner.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Treehouse Bar - a magical property of mosaic artistry, complete with bridges and a tunnel. The property is open all day to the public for having wander. The bar is not always open, but when it is, it's worth checking out. If there's a party happening, it's a must. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Its a tradition. Where the diving back packers go for inexpensive drinking”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dive Spot
“This is one of the biggest dive centers on the island and lots of friendly internationals hang out here. It has budget-friendly, quality lunches and hosts great food specials and events at night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Rent a Bike, Golf Cart, Moped, or Quad/ 4 wheeler. Less then 5 minute walk from the Birds Nest. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant on therein drag, open all day. Great breakfast and coffee drinks served here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a one-man-show tucked away from Main street. Definitely a different way to experience Thai cooking!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The official conservation headquarters for the Bay islands. Buy the cocktail glasses recycled from old liquor bottles”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Best View on the Island overlooking the harbor. Excellent food, morning, noon & night”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great atmosphere, delicious food on the menu. Don't miss 2 for 1 Pizza night on Tuesdays....”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Its a tradition. Where the diving back packers go for inexpensive drinking”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ask anyone on the island where you can find Utila's best food and they'll tell you RJ's without hesitation. While that may be due more to the local taste for barbecue diner than anything else, this friendly place does excellent pork and seafood dishes, all accompanied by a sea of trimmings. Note the odd opening hours, and come early.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This small restaurant, ran by an Argentinean couple has a garden location and serves up an excellent selection of salads, choripans, schnitzel, sandwiches and even a tuna fillet. Add to that a good range of pancakes, smoothies and juices – as well as a large library where you can swap books – and this place is a winner.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant on therein drag, open all day. Great breakfast and coffee drinks served here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a one-man-show tucked away from Main street. Definitely a different way to experience Thai cooking!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Caribbean / American. Fresh caught fish dishes, hamburgers, pasta, soup & salads. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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