Anthony's Key Resort
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Nous sommes allés au Parc de dauphins où nous avons passé une journée vraiment remarquable... heureusement, car Daniel avait refusé d'aller plonger avec les requins gris, ce qui était alors ma préférence !
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Roatan is a wonderful place! It is part of the country Honduras that lies just north of the mainland. I got the opportunity to visit this amazing place through a Tropical Marine Ecology trip through the U! So our group of 12 students and 2 (LEGIT) professors jet setted off to this tropical paradise in the middle of Minnesota's icky winter :)
Ma nièce Mélanie et moi avons passé une excellente semaine de plongée sous-marine à Anthony's Key Resort. Mélanie a obtenu as certification PADI de plongée en eau libre. J'ai fait 12 plongées dans la semaine et alors qu'elle en a fait 11 .
On a relaxé la dernière journée et en avons profité pour aller à l'enclos des dauphins. On pouvait …
... a drive way! Eventually we made to the dive shop only to find it was too rough to dive! lol.
Every day I wake up expecting not to get to the dive shop because of some mechanical failure.
The day ended much better. Jace's mum, Christie cooked us dinner, spag bol. Was really nice :-)
Dived Tuesday, but the weather was getting too rough to dive on Wednesday. I had to spend the day at home because there wasn't enough room ...
In ons vorige leven zouden we waarschijnlijk naar het eiland Utila zijn gegaan, een waar backpackersparadijs. Nu met kinderen besloten we, ook op aanraden van mensen die we eerder spraken, naar Roatan te gaan. Dit eiland is de grootste van de drie eilanden die bekend staan als de Bay Islands voor de kust van Honduras. Over de oorspronkelijke bewoners van de eilanden is weinig bekend. De eilanden zijn, nadat ze ontdekt waren, bewoond geweest door verschillende nationaliteiten. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAnthony's Key Resort Sandy Bay
All the accomodations were fabulous. Everone was so nice. I loved our waitors and the food was exceptional!! The reefs are stunning and make me want to live under the sea!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Anthony's Key Resort Sandy Bay
Wonderful, relaxed resort
Just returned from Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras-was there for a week with family (2 teenagers). Food was great-much healthier than we eat at home-fresh fruits and veggies, 2 menu choices daily, one always being fish. Despite what some say, I thought the bugs (especially the noseeums were awful-you must wear repellent all the time or you will be chewed upon-not real itchy but leave big welts. We were in unairconditioned cabins due to late booking. I would recommend the airconditioned if you have the option. It is still absolutely worth going if they aren't available. We are not divers but snorklers and it was amazing-warm water, great trips twice daily to different reefs-we saw almost as much as the divers with lots less hassle! Lots to do-horse back riding, kayaks, dolphin encounters, iguana farm near by, fun canopy ride from jungle to beach. Not a shopping vacation-towns are dusty, few goods and hot. One of our best vacations. Kay T.
Nice resort - but baaad bugs.
Nice resort and facilities - but bugs are awful. 100% deet didnt even work. Most our our 15 member party has dozens of bites up and down our legs and arms. Trade winds dont seem to put them at bay.
My buddy and I just got back from 6 full days of diving @ AKR. The 43' dive boats are first class, especially compared to the shabby looking boats from the other dive resorts in the Bay Islands. The boat captains & divemasters are very competent and downright friendly. In fact, everyone we met was cheerful and helpful. Hats off to George the head chef ... the meals are terrific. In the bar, be sure to try the BBC mixed drink. The rooms are very basic but clean and have a pleasant rustic charm. About 1/2 the rooms have airconditioning, but nobody found the heat or humidity to be oppressive (then again it's only March). There's a resident green parakeet that hangs out by the hillside cabins and talks up a storm. We both got nitrox certified (highly recommended) and completed the PADI Advanced Open Water certification. Our instructor John Besteiri was dedicated and personable. Be sure to take the optional shark dive .. we swam with 12 gray reef sharks ranging from 3'-9' long. It's awe inspiring, but you feel very safe, since it's immediately clear that the sharks absolutely don't view divers as prey. My only caution is that this resort revolves 100% around scuba diving, so unless you love to dive look elsewhere for a vacation. The water in March had around 100' viz and ranged from 78 to 81 degrees depending on location & depth. Bring a 3mm full wetsuit for protection against jellyfish, especially on night dives, since they are drawn to the boat lights. My buddy Kirk wished he had brought his 5mm wetsuit along for a little extra warmth, but then again, he dives like a girl. The gift shop is very expensive, so bring all your sundries with you and buy a souveneir T shirts at the airport for 1/2 the cost of the gift shop. There are no radios or TV's, except one tuned to ESPN in the bar. The showers only have about 5 mins of hot water, so be sure you take yours before your roommate. Biting insects were not a problem. Several pieces of luggage were lost in transit in our group at the airport, showing up a day or two later, so pack a swim suit etc on your carryon bag. Stateside phone calls run $2/min, but you can buy 2 hrs of internet access (i.e. email) for $10 and use it throughout the week to stay in touch. All in all, AKR is highly recommended, and I hope to go back again.
We are addicted!
Anthony's Key Resort ---- in Roatan, Honduras. It was incredible, everything!!! We even did the dolphin encounter---which is wonderful, even if we hadn't got to dive, this would be worth the trip. Our deepest dives were 100+ feet. No one notices the depth when you can see 100+ feet at depth and 50+ on the reefs. The coral and wildlife [fish, shrimp, lobster, crab, eels, stingray, etc.] are very healthy and plentiful. We had a couple of couples [we went with a group of 25, strangers for the most part--at the beginning of the trip anyway] that either the husband or wife doesn't dive and they hiked, snorkeled, laid in the hammock on the deck, ate, whatever and had as much fun as the rest of us that doubled [or more] our total bottom times!!! They have special snorkel packages that include the dolphin encounters in them. Plus they do a jungle [canopy tour] trip that includes a ride on the zip line through the jungle and horseback riding on the beach [all ncluded]. We didn't do it, but will next year.
We have a friend that is taking her [just graduated from college] daughter down in May, so it's definitely not a group thing if you don't want it to be. Seriously, they treated us like royalty. I have never heard or read anything bad about this place!
This is a first rate dive resort.
Rooms--adorable bungallows over the water with porches over the water.Make sure you get one of them.
50 steep steps to the dining area and reception area which are no problem for physically fit divers but may be a challenge to others.
pool under construction
If diving or snorkelling is your thng then you will have agreat time.
Just got back from a week at Anthony's Key Resort and was most impressed. We are not divers but thoughly enjoyed ourselves with the snorkling, horseback riding and dolphin encounters. The food was great and the staff wonderful!!!! We stayed in a cottage on the water and the ocean lulled us to sleep every nite. The only thing that we would change would be the coffee. Not much flavor. Anyway, put this place on your must visit list.
Wow! A Diver's Dream.
We were at Anthony's Key Resort (AKR) from Oct 16 -23, 2004. Wow! This is a 5 Star "Rustic" resort. We aren't talking luxurious. There is a difference between luxury and rustic. The hammocks with each cabin are wonderful! We had such a great time relaxing and watching the sunset and listening to the ocean right under our deck! The diving was fabulous. AKR allows you the opportunity to dive as much as you are allowed. There are three boat dives per day. Night dives twice a week and unlimited shore diving. YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER!! Without it, my day would have been over after the first dive. The reefs are gorgeous! The animal life is awesome! There are so many dive sites around Roatan that you could go back for years and never see them all. The wrecks were really interesting. I think they pay the large grouper as dive masters. They were constantly following us like they were our buddy. Dennis, our dive master for the week, was the best. He never rushed us, always looked out for our group of 12 and made sure to point out interesting sites. The boats at AKR are the best you will find anywhere. They are very very well maintained (like new), reliable, safe, and fast. They range from 42' to 48' with enclosed cabins. The boat captains know the area well and are extremely safe and reliable. Drift dives were never a problem. The minute you hit the surface, our captain saw you and headed to you. I think he had 360 degree vision. This was my first ocean dive since becoming certified. I don't think I could have gone to a better place for my first ocean experience! The food at AKR is also wonderful. When you think of meals being included, you think mediocre. Not! They were gourmet, sit down meals. All of the staff and the owners are very helpful and friendly. We met several "employees" who were previous guests! They loved it so much that they stayed! And to top it off, the Dolphin dive was indescribable. I could go on forever about this resort. All I can say is, the diving is wonderful for beginners and professionals! Even if you don't dive, the view, hammocks, kayacks, dolphins, relaxing, etc., etc., are worth the trip. Their web site is ----. Just Go!!
A week at Anthony's Key Resort
Just returned from a week at AKR on Roatan. Had a very enjoyable time at both the resort, diving, and site seeing. Food was above average, rooms were great, service was very good, and diving was very good, weather was at best inconvenient. Have a non diving spouse and she was able to enjoy herself as much as I did, i.e. horseback riding, dolphin shows, etc. If you would like a enjoyable tour of the island, ask for Tex who drives a taxi and lives a few houses down from the resort. Feel from to email me with any questions.
One of the Best Resorts in West Caribbean!
My husband Tim and I just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at Anthony's Key Resort (AKR). This was a "last minute" planned vacation since our first choice (Grand Cayman) got cancelled due to the devastation by Hurricane Ivan. Well as the old saying goes "everything happens for a reason and it usually turns our for the best." AKR turned out to be a FABULOUS resort!! We reserved a low season snorkel package with key superior room (Room 38, right next to the off shore diving) where the view of the ocean was breath taking! Our room was spacious (contained two king size beds) and well maintained. Our housekeeper kept our place immaculate every day and ensured our room was stocked with plenty of towels and toiletries. Our package included two snorkel trips daily by boat with an experienced guide which allowed us to view some of the most spectacular marine life in the West Caribbean. The best part of our trip was the swim with 16 bottlenose dolphins which turned out to be an AWESOME experience!! Our meals were deliciously prepared and the service was outstanding. If you are looking for resort designed by nature where tranquility and adventure await you, we highly recommend AKR as your next vacation destination!
We just returned from Anthony's Key Resort and loved it. The rooms are on a small key off of the coast of Roatan and our (recently renovated) room was clean and right on the water. Everything is first class here and the people at the resort are very nice. Of course it's quite expensive but you do get what you pay for. The resort is not in the town of West End so you will have to take a cab to get to the restaurants and nightlife but with a great restaurant on site nobody we met seemed to care.