Anthonys Key Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
What a lovely week to spend with our friends in Anthony's Key. Very nice bungalows, very friendly people. Absolutely amazing diving and Snorkeling in the Caribbean. Congratulations to a very well organized logistics from picking us at the airport. The boats, crewmen, Capitains, Master Diver Calderon, Capitain Rupper, Felipe the waiter, Denis the scheduler, our capitan and mate for the Snorkeling boat! Our water taxi drivers! To all of you thank you for being so special and made our trip such a wonderful experience full of magnificent memories.
We had the two for one dive package which is just such an AMAZING deal! A beautiful air conditioned room with great daily housekeeping services,three meals a day, and three dives a day plus a night dive. I went with my grown son, and he had never scuba dived before. Alejo was an absolutely incredible teacher for him. He made it fun and a week my son will never forget. When we got there Sat, the food was a little iffy for a day or two, until our personal waiter realized we were gluten free, and then everything was tasty and delicious.Our dive master David took us on a wonderful variety of dives and we saw so much. We just did not want to leave!
Our family of 4 had a wonderful time! Very friendly and accommodating to our diving kids (13/14). I would go back just for the food - enjoyed so many dishes that I usually wouldn't eat as did the kids. There is always a vegetarian option. Pool was very nice. Easy access to paddle boards and kayaks. The room was beautiful and clean. Internet provided but spotty (good signal at dining area). There are some planned activities besides the diving that are included- trip to Maya Key, fish ID class, luau with barbecue and dancing. There were 3 dives a day, sometimes 4 including 2 night dives during the week where you can see bioluminescent organisms. The reefs are beautiful! We loved our divemaster and boat captain. You can pay extra for shark dive which my husband loved! We also did a dolphin adventure for extra fee and off site zip lining - both of which highly recommended. There is horseback riding available as well - our friends did this and had locals shouting out comments to them making them nervous (outside of resort grounds). Which brings me to safety - I was nervous after reading State Dept web site re travel to Honduras - especially taking my kids. I can honestly say I never felt unsafe. AKR feels very secure and you are brought from the airport by their shuttle. The zip lining excursion was with an organization that works with the resort. Oh, there is a physician and decompression chamber on site! Overall we had the time of our lives!
We just returned from our 5th trip in 5 years - another great experience. Our informal group consisted of 3 other couples with kids all the same age. Ironically, we met these other couples during other visits to AKR and we all returned the same week this year and filled an entire boat - 8 adult divers and 5 kids.You can read my other reviews - the service / diving is consistent / just as good as in previous years. A few things to note:1. All rooms on the key are good - don't fret about not being able to pick / wonder which is the best - they are all good in their own way2. Menu has basically been identical for 5 years. It's good (not great) and their staff goes to great lengths to be accommodating to all kinds of food idiosyncrasies. We had some picky folks in our group - the wait staff and the kitchen was always able to be flexible.3. I always find the service to be consistently great. It's the same staff every year - a testament to how great of a place AKR must be to work.4. Bring cash for tips - it's optional (of course) but in a way expected. I always hate tipping because someone always gets left out - but it's just the way these places work / it's not unique to AKR5. John Carter is a fantastic dive master. We always request him.6. The dive sites have not changed in the 5 years we've been there. I wish they'd add some new ones but it's always the same. Which doesn't matter alot since I only make an open-water trip once / year - but I'd still like to try some different sites.7. Get away from the resort after diving one afternoon and spend the late afternoon / evening in West End - a cool Caribbean town.8. Don't overpack - tee shirts, bathing suits, and shorts are all you need. Seriously - this place is low-key, laid back, and super comfortable. We love it.9. AKR is AWESOME (capitalized for emphasis) for families / kids. I felt kind of bad for guests with no kids as meals can sometimes get a little busy but their summer dolphin program is very popular (and for good reason) and the summer months always have kids.10. This is a family-owned resort (2nd generation) and I'm convinced the owners really care about their people. And that makes me feel good about supporting a small operation like this.11. Finally - don't miss the shark dive - it's really well done and costs an extra $100. I dive with sharks on a monthly basis (I'm a volunteer diver at our local aquarium in Chattanooga, TN) and I am always impressed with this dive.Don't miss AKR - this is really a great place. It's not perfect - but there is great value here and Roatan is a great place to dive.
We stayed in the bungalows on the island just off the main island and couldn't have been happier with ours. 24 hour boat transportation is provided for the two minute trip to the main resort. On our island there's a beautiful, small pool surrounded by coconut palms and flowering bushes, with a bar that features a 2 for one happy hour.This was our second time to stay there and both times the diving and dining staff have been very accommodating. Our favorites were Jimmy as boat captain and Jeff as our dive master. In addition to diving, the RIMS marine science institute is located beside the resort and has a small but interesting collection for a one to two hour educational activity. For shopping we went to West End. Great prices for those native goods and fun haggling for a better price. for travel anywhere other than the resort you will need to ask the main desk to get you a taxi, as it is dangerous to get a ride from anyone not vetted by them. We told our driver we wanted to see some animals and he took us to Daniel Johnsons Monkey and Sloth hangout. We got to actually get in the cage with the small monkeys while they climbed on our shoulders and tried to groom us! Also on the island are kayaks and life jackets available free any time of day. We kayaked over to the dolphin facility early in the morning before they began their routine and played catch with them as they brought us pieces of sea grass in return for fresh water from our water bottles. The food at the resort is very good with a choice of at two different entrees and three meals a day. If you feel like chilling for the day, there is also a day spa, which I did not try. The resort stay includes a picnic at Maya Key and a Siesta Night of music, food, dance and crab races. This is a well established resort who knows what their guests want. Did I mention the specialty diving? I did the shark dive and the dolphin dive and bought both the videos from our dives to show our friends at home. As for the dolphin dive, save your money and spend it on the Dolphin Action Swim activity which was amazing and the best way to interact with these intelligent creatures. Had so much fun I'm returning to Roatan again next year.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Welcome cocktail
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Dolphin show
- Entrance to Roatan Museum
- 3 single tank boat dives per day
- 2 single tank boat night dives per week
- Buoyancy control workshop
- Air tanks, weight belts and weights
- Day excursion to Maya Key
- Island fiesta night on the Key
- 2 snorkels daily by boat with guide
- 1 night snorkel by boat with guide
- Fish and coral underwater ID cards
- Reef ecology lecture & Fish ID slide show
- 1 dolphin beach encounter
- 56 wooden bungalows including 46 on the key and 10 on the hill
- Bars ($)
- 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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