I took advantage of the promotion "pay for 6 get 7th night free" and was I thankful I did. It was my first time traveling to Roatan and AKR made everything hassle free. They greet you at the airport and make sure your luggage arrives at the resort. A short 10 minute ride from the airport and you are at the resort. I met some really cool people on the shuttle and it turned out that I was with them the entire time. That was one of the nice things about AKR, you are assigned a boat and captain for the duration of the trip. I am used to traveling solo and eating my meals by myself, at AKR, I met some really great people and never ate alone!
The staff was excellent! We were greeted with smiles and left with smiles. I stayed in a room on the hill and it was not bad at all. The key looks nice but the hill was perfect for my budget. The rooms had everything you needed and nothing more. A/C is a must! You will be thanking yourself when you walk up those steps and turn on the air conditioning. A maid took care of the room everyday and there were always fresh towels to use.
You can drink the water at this resort and be fine! They food was excellent and the staff was even better. It was nice to see the same staff members every day, it made it more personal. I have a picky stomach but was pleased with what I had to choose from. I think I ate better at AKR then when I am home. The sweet tea was awesome and I drank at least two glasses after every meal.
The diving was amazing. We did 19 dives and I saw everything I was hoping to see. There were plenty of sea turtles, barracuda and even spotted eagle rays. I had never seen such beautiful sponges and coral. The water temperature was 83 degrees and the visibility was excellent. Another dive group stayed on the other side of the island, and they told me they did not see much life. "Waynes Place" was a pretty cool dive because we swam into a cavern that was enormous. We were surrounded by coral on all sides and the only light was from small boat size break in coral at the surface. We never needed a flashlight at that dive spot and it was cool to be surrounded by coral.
We swam through a lot of coral swim throughs. Some of them were as wide as our body and were optional. If you did not want to swim through them, you could swim above with your buddy and watch the bubbles below you. I would bring a flashlight if you are planning on doing that or going inside the wrecks.
My first night dives were at AKR and I saw two octopuses and over a dozen lobster. I'll never forget when we turned our lights off for a few minutes and the bioluminescence lit the water up like a starry night...Amazing.
In summary, I had a great time at Anthony's Key Resort. The location was excellent, the staff was amazing (on site medical doctor and re-compression chamber), the food was delicious and the diving was unforgettable.
- 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