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Water Cay – Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

Water Cay – Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

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Located on the western tip of the Island of Utila, lie a cluster of small white sand islands, set in bright blue water, and surrounded by coral. If you see a sign around town taking trips to Water Cay, go with them it’s a nice way to spend an afternoon. If you are diving some dive shops may take you as part of the course, if not there are weekly trips. One I know for sure is through the Bush’s supermarket, their white board will tell you what day the trip will be.

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Map of Utila with Water key marked

Just chill on the beach

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Pack a cooler with some drinks and some snacks and make an afternoon of it. The northeast tip of Water Cay has some nice shallow crystal clear water to soak for a few hours. Apparently it hasn’t always been as clean as it was when we visited, but for the clean beach there is a small fee of 50L ($2.50)person.

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Or bring your snorkel gear

The south side of Water Cay had a good amount of coral structure and marine life at snorkel level. As you work you way around to the western end the water gets much shallower and hard to snorkel in some spots, but much more fish. There are a few coral tunnels that if you had some skills you could free dive through, I did not attempt for fear of heavy coral cuts! Still cool to look into and see it full of bright blue fish.

Donna Kesner

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Can you recommend a hotel to stay at on Honduras? Thanks!

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Friday 23rd of February 2018

What city in Honduras are you looking to stay in?

Todd @ Visit50

Saturday 4th of July 2015

Water Caye looks beautiful! I went to Roatan but didn't make it over - I need to get back!


Monday 4th of May 2015

water looks amazing!


Tuesday 24th of February 2015

This is great =) I love Utila, did you guys ever go scuba diving? I saw my first whaleshark there!


Thursday 26th of February 2015

Utila is where I got my open water certification!


Wednesday 7th of August 2013

Another beautiful place to look for a fun way to enjoy the beach. White sand, clear water and underwater activities are something to look for when visiting this place. Totally a great post, thank you.


Wednesday 7th of August 2013

Thanks! We had a great day at Water Cay!! I hope you get to visit it someday, soon that is!!!