Anthonys Key Resort
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Diving Roatan has been on my bucket list and after this trip, I will return. The scuba diving was excellent - very clear water, lots of marine life including loads of juveniles. The divemaster was good at dealing with the few lionfish that we encountered. The resort does require a lot of walking but since I spend my days at a desk on a computer - this was something that I was totally looking forward to. The roomI stayed in room 38 which is on the opposite side of the key from the mainland. The rooms were spacious. There was a king size and a full size bed and both were comfy and easy to sleep on. They are both quite tall beds and being 5'4", it took a couple of tries before I figured out how to climb up. I believe this room was recently renovated. It comes with a small fridge and AC. The bathroom area is split into separate toilet/shower and outside sink with large closet. Lots of counter space. The safe is large and can hold a laptop.The DivingDove on the same boat all week with the same Captain, Divemaster and Divers. The only exception was the second night dive when the divers were consolidated onto fewer boats as only a few people were going out. The lockers they have are full size with one permanent hanger - if you need extra hangers - check out the unlocked lockers. All diving is with the Divemaster which has it's pros and cons. The pro is that he knew where the seahorses were ( saw 3) . Never felt rushed and did not have to end our dive early because someone else in the group was done on air. The Food Never went hungry. Breakfast is a selection of cold cereals, fresh cut fruit and hot options( french toast, omelets, etcc.....). Lunch and Dinner were as advertised. The daily soups were the highlight. Tips1. The rooms come with a small ice chest. There is a ice machine on the key and the mainland. Bring a shopping bag with you when you are going to the mainland and on your return you can save a trip by filling up at the ice machine instead of having to go to your room and back with the ice chest.2. The prices at the bar are reasonable and really good during happy hour - if you want some beer for your room - pick up a six pack during happy hour and put them in the fridge or in the ice chest for the next day or later that night.3. When you book, let them know any food allergies. The chef made gluten free bread for one of the other guests. 4. The Photo shop will send a photographer out with each boat. The photos they took were far better quality than ours and worth the 50$. If you want to do a pose for the camera - think about it beforehand. One couple did a really cute pose using their hands to make a heart. 5. The noseeums are there - if you see little dust specs around you then you want to move away from that spot. There were different reactions to the bites. Bring anti-itch medication.
This is my second year in a row to stay at AKR and yet again, they did not disappoint. The resort is nice and well maintained. The staff is always friendly and smiling. We stayed in an over the water bungalow which was beautiful with the lush palm trees. Our room was very nice and comfortable. Beds are great and very comfortable. The A/C worked wonders as we never were uncomfortable, day or night. Hammocks were comfortable to lounge in the afternoon after diving. The pool is nice and on certain days, the bar there has happy hour which is 2 for 1 drinks. Across the water way is the dive shop and restaurant area. Food was delicious and portioned out properly, however, if you wanted seconds, you could. Lunch and dinner change daily to keep interesting but breakfast is usually the same. Marcos, our waiter, was fantastic. Our dive guide, David, was the best. Thorough, safe, and has a keen eye for all aquatic life, big or small. Dive boats are large, spacious, dry, and comfortable. Briefings were thorough, detailed, and exactly what we would see underwater. The diving operation is a well oiled machine. They truly have everything down to a fine art. Highly recommend as you won't be disappointed.
We stayed in one of the new rooms (26) with A/C, great view and two hammocks on the porch overlooking the water. The whole resort works like a clock. Meal times, diving, activities, are all well-coordinated for a great and easy diving experience
Stayed in April 2017 for a week. Room was kept very clean. Diving was nice. We did 3 a day. We enjoyed our dive master David. Food was average. Nothing special. The BBQ on the island was FANTASTIC. Best food we ate all week. We preferred eating on West End for dinner a few nights and the food is amazing! Make sure you venture out and try the street tacos! So so good. Overall the diving was great and we had a great time. If you are looking for an all inclusive trip in a fair price range, this is for you. If you are looking for fantastic eats and something luxurious, you may want to stay elsewhere.
This resort was paradise. Beautifully laid out on the separate little island, with romantic secluded over the water bungalows, pool w/bar very conveniently located, and kayak & paddle boards at your disposable for free. We were in bungalow #37 which had 2 outside decks..1 right out your door with a roof for sun protection with table and chairs and 2 hammocks...the 2nd extended further out in full sun with 2 lounge chairs. Enjoyed a good book and morning coffee every day. What a way to start my day!My husband and son are divers (we did this trip with a dive group of 26) so they enjoyed a completely different paradise then me. The 2 for 1 dive package makes this so affordable..well worth the price if you dive. They dived sometimes 4 dives a day! Plus, they did wreck dives and night dives all inclusive. The also paid for a shark dive which was well worth the additional $100 per diver. An experience they will never forget.I'm not a diver nor much of a snorkeler (all snorkeler excursions were inclusive as well) so for me the trip was expensive, but well worth it. This resort has a dolphin research facility and I kayaked everyday over to their area on a separate little island. You could sit on the dock and they would swim right up to you and jump and cavort right in front of you! There were 2 babies which made it more fun to watch. I did pay $50 to snorkel with the dolphins but didn't feel it was worth the money. Maybe it was on the day I did it as in the morning there was a storm and the water was very murky so you couldn't see the dolphins under the water. They would suddenly be swimming & jumping right next to you which was startling. One time a baby swam up to me and the mother dolphin jumped over my shoulder and whacked my head to get me away from her baby. I know people have complained about the stairs to the dining room, but it was very manageable (I'm 65) until the last day when I got very sick. The food was ok, very disappointing actually. We travel alot in the Caribbean for diving and we really enjoy the local food, but this resort served mostly American dishes that you could get at home anytime. For example, who expected lasagna or eggplant parmigiana in the Caribbean! Now for the one really terrible thing that cannot be avoided in visiting this resort. I had read multiple posts before this trip regarding people getting sick while at this resort and spoke to my family doctor before going and she gave me sound advice on what to eat and not eat. I followed everything she said to the letter. I still got very sick...so sick, in fact, at the airport leaving, I had to be in a wheel chair, I was too sick to walk. I don't get sick very often and this illness got the best of me. I went to urgent care the morning after we got home and was prescribed antibiotics, but it still took 4 days before I was well. My husband ended up at the emergency room for 8 hrs! Out of 26 people in our group, all except 3 young men in their mid twenties (thankfully, my son was 1 of them) got sick...some for a day, others like my husband for 6 days. I also, spoke with other travelers at the resort and almost everyone I talked to was sick at one time or another at the resort. That is the only negative I can say for this resort, but because we were so sick, we won't be returning to this resort, but definitely to Roatan!
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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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