Anthony’s Key Resort

Anthony’s Key Resort

Anthony's Key ResortNestled on the tropical island of Roatan, Anthony’s Key Resort is known as the “resort that nature designed.” The wooden bungalows perched above crystalline waters or into the verdant hillside offer superb views of this legendary Caribbean wonderland. Imagine palm trees gently swaying in the tropical breeze and pristine, white-sand beaches lapped by the bluest waters. Guests arrive and immediately disconnect from their everyday life.

For 45 years, this family-run resort has treated travelers to unspoiled waters and exciting adventures both under the sea and above the treetops. Come to this Roatan dive resort for the scuba diving, but return for the perfect combination of tranquility and activity found at Anthony’s Key Resort.

Accommodation

There are five different room types available at Anthony's Key Resort. These span three locations: the Key, the Dock and the Hill.

If you want a taste of luxury and to be on the water, choose a Key Deluxe room. These over-the-water bungalows boast inviting features such as Honduran hardwood furnishings, air conditioning and a private porch with a hammock in which you can embrace tranquility after a full day of diving.img_0011_JPG_1024x0-940

Key Superior rooms are slightly smaller than Key Deluxe rooms but feature most of the same amenities except for the private porch. These rooms sport shared, covered decks instead, perfect for socializing with your travel group or with new friends.

For a back-to-nature feel, Key Standard rooms are walled on three sides. Their fourth wall consists of louvred windows, meaning these rooms open to the trade winds. Each one features a private or shared deck or porch, ideal for relaxing after a long day. Access to the key from the main island is by taxi boat which can be arranged upon request.

If you’d prefer to be located on the main island yet still want the above-the-water experience, the Dock Standard rooms are for you. Located on the dock, you’ll have a similar structure to the Key Standard rooms with one wall of louvred windows for enjoying the sea breeze. These accommodations also sport a shared, covered deck with hammocks. img_0133_edit_jpg_1024x0-94

For a jungle atmosphere, book a Hill Superior cabana.These are nestled in the tropical foliage of the hillside on the main island. Amenities include air conditioning, a private deck and floor to ceiling windows to take advantage of the spectacular view.

Finally, the Hill Standard bungalows are breezy with the same open-air walls as the other standard rooms. They also boast casual wooden interiors and a large, shared balcony with a wonderful view of the key and lagoon below.

Activities

After a full day of diving at this Roatan dive resort, there is no better way to relax than lounging on a white sand beach with your toes in Roatan’s crystalline water. If you’ve had enough salt water for the day, head over to the swimming pool where you can have tropical cocktails delivered to your sun lounger. Alternatively, relax with a spa treatment at the Ixora Spa.AKR-112_cmyk_adj1_med-940

For non-diving days, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy at Anthony’s Key Resort. Both SUP and kayaking tours are offered on the lagoon’s calm waters, and the variety of dolphin encounters offered are great for kids. You might also enjoy horseback riding down the long stretches of beach, playing 18 holes at the Black Pearl Golf Course or a ziplining adventure through the jungle canopy. Non-divers can take advantage of the two guided snorkeling trips scheduled every day.

Longer excursions on offer include white water rafting on the Rio Cangrejal, a trip to the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, a shopping tour of San Pedro Sula City, or overnight excursions to Pico Bonito Cloud Forest, the Copan Ruins and Lake Yojoa.

Restaurant & Bar

At Anthony’s Key Resort, they’ve worked to combine the most delicious food with a tropical atmosphere and a great view. The open-air restaurant is perched on the hillside, offering sweeping views of the lagoon below. Each meal is served to your table and includes a variety of international and local dishes. A typical menu includes a cooked-to-order breakfast, soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch, and a choice of three JPG_0195_cmyk_med-940traditional dishes for dinner. Soda, juices and alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the Frangipani Bar. Don’t miss the Island Fiesta night at which a barbecue buffet is combined with music, dancing and games.

 

Diving

Roatan is unique to Caribbean diving in that it offers over 35 unique and easily accessible dive sites. Anthony’s Key Resort has the additional advantage of being located in the middle of Roatan’s dive sites.

From lazy eel gardens to deep fissures and hard-core wrecks, there’s a little something for everyone at this Roatan dive resort. The island consists of a series of reefs and drop-offs, ensuring there are plenty of shallow sites for novice divers and deeper sites with some current for more advanced divers.

Furthermore, the marine life is as diverse as the dive sites. You might encounter eagle rays, the occasional meandering shark and a plethora of tropical fish.

DSC_9099_adj1_cmyk_med-940With water temperatures of 80 degrees or warmer and an average visibility of between 50 and 100 feet, Roatan is a favorite among divers who love colorful, warm-water sites.

Anthony’s Key Resort is a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Dive Resort. As such, it offers a wide range of courses and training opportunities. Diving guests enjoy three boat dives a day as well as two weekly night dives. Unlimited shore diving is available in the afternoon from Monday to Saturday.