Unlike Roatán, Utila offers next to nothing in the way of shopping outside of the basic necessities. Dive Shack Utila (tel. 504/2337-3252), at Broussard's Plaza beside the municipal pier, has the largest selection of dive equipment on the island, both used and new. Gunter's Driftwood Gallery (tel. 504/2425-3113; daily with sporadic hr.), 50m (164 ft.) west of Mango Inn, is more of a workshop than store, yet sells an impressive collection of wooden carvings designed mostly from found driftwood. Bay Islands Originals (no phone; daily 9am-noon, Mon-Fri 1-6pm), across from the Reef Cinema, seems like it got lost from the cruise ship terminal on Roatán. Still, it is the only decent gift shop on the island and the only place that sells beach items like towels, sunglasses, and bathing suits.
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