We are owners of Aquatic World Dive Shop in Syracuse, New York. We run about six group trips every year to destinations all over the world. We just returned from our fourth consecutive year at Anthony's Key with a group of 23 divers and non-divers. Our groups are made up of young and old, novice and experienced divers, families, friends, and singles.
Anthony's Key has managed to give one and all ( totaling 101 in all for all four years) a great experience every time we come. We know this because we have everyone fill out a survey at the end of each trip. We use this information to improve our trips going forward.
Our youngest travelers always sign up for Dolphin Camp. These are those children who are not divers. They spend the day learning about, and interacting with the twenty-six dolphins who are actually on the property at The Dolphin Institute. They also have snorkling, jungle animal and critter encounters, and tons of fun activities. They meet Mom and Dad at lunch to share their experiences and then again after the third boat dive of the day.
There are many activities Anthony's offers in every package that boosts your value when considering this destination. These include horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, shore diving, a visit to the museum, and entertainment throughout the week. The resort's pool is lovely and located right on the key.
Other optional activities not included in the price are, dolphin encounters, dolphin dives, shark dives, zip lining, para-sailing, botanical garden, spa treatments
The diving at Anthony's Key is great! We always ask for our favorite crew. Rupert is our pick for boat captain, Frank and Caulderon for dive masters. These guys are simply the BEST! Rupert is always there to help us in rough seas getting out of the water and navigating the boat. Frank and Caulderon are both great at finding the critters for us, taking us through the swim throughs, assisting newer divers where needed, and keeping the group together. They give excellent briefings, change out our tanks between dives, and engage in the comeraderie on the boat. They are always ready to laugh with us and that means alot! All three of these guys combine to make the PERFECT CREW.
The dive package includes three boatdives daily plus two night dives.
What you see on the dives is a broad spectrum of sealife in a very mountainous underwater terraine consisting of lots of coral formations with walls, gorges, and swim throughs. There are two wrecks included that are not to be missed.
The critters include free swimming green moray eels, barracuda, eagle rays, sea horses, scorpion fish, parrot fish of all kinds, toad fish, drumfish, trunk fish, blue tangs, grouper, angelfish, spadefish, nurse sharks,octopus, squid and so many more.
The dive shop is run by Kevin and he does a top notch job.
There is medical attention available on site for any issues with ears, sickness, ect.
There is a Photo Shop on site and because we are always a large group we have a videographer film us on dives and we get the opportuniity to purchase a very special remembrance of our trip.
The rooms vary from Standard Hillside (no air - on the mainland) to Key Superior (air - on the Key). We suggest going for the Key Superior. The price difference is worth paying for because being on the Key with your own hammock by your own piece of ocean right outside is very special.
The food is good with a full breakfast menu, two or three choices at lunch and dinner, and a nice variety throughout the week. Marcos and Saul are our favorite waiters always smiling and attentive to our needs.
The front desk is exceptional. Whatever you need - they are there to help you. They are all so professional, and genuinely interested in helping.
Then there are all the other great employees who man the boat taxis, take care of the grounds, cook, clean, handle luggage, guard, and do the behind the scenes work that make this all work so well.
The management at Anthony's Key is the true measure of this resort. When you see all these happy employees you know you are in the right place. Mandy and Samir our hats are off to you for yet another great week in your company!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away on the island of Roatan, Anthony's Key Resort is a legendary tropical wonderland where lush greenery rustles in breezy sea air. Pristine beaches rim turquoise waters. And wooden bungalows perched above a tranquil lagoon offer guests incredibly scenic views and a sense of perfect disconnection from everyday life back at home. For over 40 years, this family-run paradise has been home to divers in search of unspoiled waters, and lovers of natural adventure in all its forms.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anthony`s Key Hotel Sandy Bay
- Anthonys Key Sandy Bay
- Anthonys Key Hotel Roatan
- Anthonys Key Resort
- Anthony's Key Resort Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands