Food & Nightlife
With such a diverse assortment of travelers from all around the world, as well as a sizable population of fun-loving locals, it’s no surprise that Utila has a thriving nightlife.
While the favored party location depends on one’s mood during the week, places like Treetanic, Tranquila Bar, Rehab & Skidrow have become the most popular bars in Utila, whether its for traditional sunset drinks or a heavy night out.
Utila has also been famous for its electronic music festivals, like SunJam healed at Water Cay once a year featuring the best international Dj’s attracting tourists form around the world for more than 10 years. Also the now traditional True Type Night Utila parties once a month organized by famous international DJ now resident in Utila, Xpansul, have been setting the unique nightlife of Utila.
When it comes to satisfying your hunger in Utila there is no shortage of options. From the baleada (Caribbean tortillas) stands on the street corner to a three course candle lit dinner in the secluded gardens of our Hotel Mango Inn, Utila caters for all tastes.
The Mango Inn Bar & Grill, located at our Hotel the Mango Inn, is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner offering a wide variety on the menu from Italian style pastas, brick oven baked pizzas to traditional Caribbean dishes. Meals at The Mango Inn Bar & Grill are included in our resort packages but the daily specials, superb cuisine and selection of excellent wines attract people from all over town.
Mango Tango is the newest addition to the restaurant family on the island. It features a beautiful view of the bay, the best cocktails in town, home made bread and pastas, imported Spanish hams and other wonderful treats.
Buccaneers is popular for breakfast and it becomes somewhat of a social center for lunch. Fresh food, friendly staff makes it one of the more popular cafes on the island. Their book exchange provides a large selection of books in many different languages and Water Cay trips can also be organized from here.
La Piccola is a delicious Italian restaurant, with a large menu filled with recipes, wine and home made bread.
Driftwood Café offers the best seafood soup on the island and the now legendary Bloody Mary’s recipie with a large dock to relax with friend. It’s a popular place for live music players as well.
Other restaurants include RJ’s offering great barbecued food, famous for their huge T-bone steaks and a selection of fresh fish. Mermaid’s is a buffet style restaurant, quick and good value for money. Ultra Light offers delicious Mediterranean and Israeli dishes in comfortable floor seating style. Che-Pancho is a charming little Argentinian restaurant offering grea crepes, milk shakes, sandwiches and more open all day.
Love coffee? You cant miss Rio Coco Beans, a non-profit organization that offers delicious coffee and meals all morning with a great view and free wifi for customers.
Just because you’re on a small paradise island in the middle of the tropical Caribbean it doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with the latest movies; The Reef Cinema is a cozy movie theatre screening a different movie everyday.