Being sold due to the failing health of one of the owners. Deep Blue Resort is located on 279 + feet of private ocean front just a few strokes from the vibrant coral reef at Pretty Bush on the stunning shores of Utila’s South Shore which is about a 5 minute boat ride from town via the protected lagoon.
The location is away from the noise and bustle of town and the resort grounds offer a feel of seclusion and peacefulness. The resort is currently set up to accommodate 20 guests at a time with ten spacious deluxe rooms with private bath. Each room has air conditioning and a large private balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. There are three ocean front buildings which house the guest accommodations, the lounge, the dining area, the club house and a full service bar. There are plenty of social areas for guests to gather and discuss the reef, fish and whale sharks they saw on their dives as well as secluded and serene spaces for enjoying the tropical foliage, coconut trees, orchids, endemic iguanas, humming birds and other flowering plants typical to the Caribbean.
In addition to boat diving, the resort’s sea facing sandy beach allows easy entry day and night shore diving. The reef starts basically at the shore line and you have access to three of Utila’s top dive sites, Pretty Bush, Labyrinth and Black Coral Wall.
There are two owner’s apartments. One is on the top floor over the building housing the restaurant, bar and large, fully equipped kitchen. It contains two bedrooms, full bath, living space and oceanfront deck. The second owner’s apartment has a loft bedroom, two full baths, living area and massive oceanfront deck. The apartments can be converted into a family suite or approximately 6-7 more guest rooms, quarters for the staff or retained for owners.
There are buildings located in back of the property where the laundry and water cistern and the generator are housed and there is plenty of room to expand and build on the property.
Deep Blue Resort has been welcoming guests and taking them scuba diving for 14+ years and is associated with the Whale Shark Research Project which the local staff of the resort manage. The project is assisted by some of the world’s best known whale shark researchers and data is collected from visiting divers, snorkelers, and from local fishermen. Each year, Deep Blue Resort hosts special Whale Shark Research Weeks where they invite their guests to participate in these special projects and benefit from the talks and experiences of Whale Shark Researchers at the resort for this time.
The Dive boat and the supply skiff are docked in the sheltered Oyster Bed Lagoon located just behind the resort. The dive equipment building is also located there. The lagoon provides all weather access to town a boat slip for the skiff and a safe docking space for the Dive Boat the ‘Walnut’.
There is plenty of space and potential to expand on this property and build to accommodate more guests or cater to larger groups and researchers.