Utila has been likened to a "Key West of 20 years ago" (Thurston Clark). It is definitely the place to vacation for those who are tired of the noise of jet skis, motor boats, beach venders and the intense activity levels of many resort communities. This island is not overrun by tourists, though there are an increasing number who have discovered Utila. As opposed to its neighboring island of Roatan, there is no need to rent cars to explore the island. Exploration is best carried out on bicycle or your own two feet. It is not at all uncommon for visitors to extend their intended stay where time and finances permit. It is an ideal place to come if you enjoy kicking back, diving, snorkeling, beach combing, fishing or simply reading a good book in a friendly and undisturbed atmosphere. If you are looking for a quiet, beautiful, relaxing place to hang your hat for awhile, this is the place to do it. Utila offers so much to do with no pressure to do it.