Anthonys Key Resort
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
If your in Roatan just for diving, it's hard to beat this all inclusive resort! The grounds are immaculate. Plenty of boats with different dive location options. The food is healthy. They always have one vegetarian option. Along with 2 meat or fish choices. Happy hour with entertainment nightly. They even have a decompression chamber on the facilities which from what I saw gets heavily used. Nice week on Roatan!
My wife and I had a very good week of diving at AKR. It is a pleasant, clean, friendly resort. Everything was good and fine. The 2 for 1 sale made the trip very economical. It was excellent value. The rooms on the island are very nice. They are small and very clean. We were facing the wrong way. The best views are from the cabins in the high 40s. But there is nothing beautiful or elegant about the rooms. They are spartan. They are fine and utilitarian. But if you want to feel pampered or like you are at a resort rather than a oom, there is nothing more there than a clean, spartan room. Food is fine. There is sufficient choice. There are healthy choices. There is meat, poultry and fish with vegetables and fruit available. Cooking is fine. It is tasty. But, again, it is just very good. There is nothing elegant or superior about the food. It is fine. It is very good. We had no complaints. But it is not fine or opulent dining. Diving was very good as well. The reef was very lush although there were some areas where the reef looked dead. There were lots of turtles and small stuff. There were few big fish. We saw no sharks except for a specific shark dive that was fun. The dive shop was just okay. Our guide was a nice guy but he did not really try to help much or to find a lot of interesting things to see. Our boat driver had us swimming to the boat in rough water after several dives. I understand that exertion at the surface is not a good thing for divers. Each day we took our equipment from the boats, rinsed it, and hung it in a locked locker. This was convenient. But I have experienced much greater levels of service elsewhere. I have gone to dive shops where I never touch my equipment all week. Again AKR is fine and good. It just does not offer top notch service. One area where they do very well is service orientation of the staff. Everyone is friendly and tries to be helpful. Cleanliness is also a major plus. We were at AKR the week after the stomach illness hit. The staff were cleaning surfaces with bleach constantly. Even salt and pepper shakers were wiped down between seatings. There was sanitizer everywhere. We had no stomach issues at all and we drank the water and ate salad.We had a fun week diving at AKR. I would recommend it especially for the cost conscious. It is a clean, nice, good place. It is not the gorgeous resort that some reviews suggest. But that is not to criticize. It does what it wants to do. It does not offer 5 star resort accommodation, food, or services.
We booked the spa as this was one of our stops on our cruise and after many reviews we chose Anthony's Key resort. It was my best friend and I who were traveling together for our birthdays. It was hard to find our tour driver once per exited the ship and went down near security gates. We were told our representative would have a sign and ID showing she was from the resort. She didn't have any of that and there were a bunch of locals all trying to sell us something so it was a bit scary as we were not sure who was picking us up. She didn't even have our name. The security guard helped us find our guide and I had her give us our name to make sure we were getting in the right vehicle to the place we booked. Once we felt safe and with a driver who was very nice and talkative it was great.Once we arrived at the resort it was just breathtaking and Sherri was very helpful in showing us to where we needed to go and it was just the best massage we have ever had. We also did predicures which were great. The ladies were very polite and did a great job. We then took the water taxi to see the diff islands and everything was just beautiful. I would love to come back and stay a week.
All the great reviews on here are absolutely correct, this resort is top notch. everything from being picked up at the airport, to the signing into your room to breakfasts and dinners and of course the reason to stay, the diving! But if i had to complain just to keep the staff and resort moving forward and continuing to strive to be a better resort it would be...The cost. If it wasn't for the 2 for 1 deal we received, we wouldn't have booked, altho it is nice, other dive resorts are just as nice for a lesser price.The snack shop pricing. they are a bit steep for whats there... for a five minute walk to the small store just outside the property you can save nearly 75%The drink prices. I agree that alcohol shouldn't be mixed with diving therefore not to have the usual resort style all inclusive but if it wasn't for the happy hour 2 for 1 pricing it can get pricey and maybe make people bring in thier own booze. which we did from the duty free at the airport.some of the small bits of maintenance. The majority of the resort is very well kept but as far as our room the shower head and taps were loose and when everyone came back from diving at the same time, all the showers were going which caused nearly no water pressure, and the beds were a bit on the uncomfortable side.Overall these are very minor issues and did not prevent us from having a great time, and maybe with other 2 for 1 specials in the future, we will return...As for as room tips, its a tough decision, we found the east side was windy most of the time, and the west very hot and sunny, so i guess its what ever you like.
Located on a small property on the north-west side of Roatan, this small nearly-all inclusive resort is a very well run diving and snorkeling destination. Most of the patrons are experienced divers, but they teach SCUBA school here too. A Marine Mammal Research facility is adjacent, and runs tours and swims of the critters. Most patrons stay for a week in small huts over or near the water on the small (~5 acre?) island here just ~100' offshore of Roatan. Numerous dive boats run daily dives (two AM, 1PM, night dives a few times per week) with a experienced dive master and local boat captain. The boat rides to the sites are as quick as three minutes to longer (~an hour to the mid south side). Well run. Decompression facility onsite. Clean. Friendly. Great food (included), and numerous happy hours in two bars. Inexpensive drinks available, or you can bring your own, they don't mind at all. My wife and I have been twice with friends. We will return again at some future time.
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- Items of a personal nature
- Welcome cocktail
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Dolphin show
- Entrance to Roatan Museum
- 3 single tank boat dives per day
- 2 single tank boat night dives per week
- Buoyancy control workshop
- Air tanks, weight belts and weights
- Day excursion to Maya Key
- Island fiesta night on the Key
- 2 snorkels daily by boat with guide
- 1 night snorkel by boat with guide
- Fish and coral underwater ID cards
- Reef ecology lecture & Fish ID slide show
- 1 dolphin beach encounter
- 56 wooden bungalows including 46 on the key and 10 on the hill
- Bars ($)
- Dive shop ($)
- Internet desk ($)
- Medical services ($)
- WiFi (lobby)
- 1 king-size or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Full bathroom with shower
- Alarm clock
- In-room safe
- Balcony or deck
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
- 1 king-size or 2 double beds
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
Resort Location Map
Anthonys Key ResortHonduras,Honduras
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Anthony's Key, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107 Honduras
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