Anthony's Key Resort
Anthony's Key Resort is a full service dive resort. It also offers a first class snorkel program and dolphin discovery programs. The resort is located in Roatan (languages spoken: English & Spanish), one of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. Nestled in the middle of a hillside jungle, it offers guests panoramic views of fiery Caribbean sunsets and a chance to escape from the hectic pace of "civilization". The resort spreads from the lush tropical foliage on the hills down to a shimmering lagoon with two private palm covered islets, Anthony's Key and Bailey's Key.
Wooden cabanas (with and without airconditioning) are located on Anthony's key (islet), on the edge of the lagoon by the dock, and up on the hill. The key is accessible by taxi boat, approximately a minute boat ride away from the dock, where beach volleyball, watersports, and a small sandy area with lounge chairs create the perfect spot to unwind and relax.
The other islet, Bailey's Key, has a nature trail where guests may observe small wildlife, and where dolphin programs are provided.
The open restaurant on the hill not only provides guests with delicious meals, but breathtaking views as well, and above all, AKR's exceptional staff will make your stay unforgettable.
Adjacent to the resort is the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS), who provide the dolphin discovery programs, as well as student programs. RIMS also offers Dolphin Discovery Camp for children during the summer months of June, July and August. The Roatan museum is also next to the resort, and AKR guests have free entrance daily.
CERTIFICATIONS & DIVE EQUIPMENT:
A full range of instruction, from a resort courses to PADI or NAUI Divemaster certification, is available. The dive shop maintains a complete inventory of rental equipment for just about any need including: regulators, gauges, BC's, Shorty's, fins, masks and snorkels. (Tanks, weights and weight belts are included in the package.
Photo Roatan: is considered one of the most complete photo shops in the Western Caribbean. It is located dockside next to the snack shop. The shop provides daily E6 processing, type R printing, equipment rentals, film and batteries. We also offer superb 'Video Productions" on an individual or group basis. Underwater photo and video instruction is also available.
RIMS is the home of several Atlantic bottle nose dolphins, and offers a variety of dolphin discovery programs such as dolphin snorkels, dolphin dives for ages 13 and up, and dolphin discovery summer camp for kids ages 5-14. There is a short platform session where children under the age of 8 can get close to the dolphins and let them if they like.
GIFT SHOP: AKR's gift shop, located near the taxi boat dock on the way to RIMS, offers a large variety of items including clothing such as t-shirts and swimwear, leather goods, souvenirs, beach shoes etc.
SNACK SHOP: Personal items such as suntan lotion, insect repellent, aspirin, decongestants, ear drops, etc. can be purchased at the snack shop which is located on the docks and open from 8:30A to 5:00P daily.
Is located on the "key" next to the taxi boat stand. Kayaks, canoes, and windsurfers are available for all day use. Please return them to the beach when you finish using them. If you are unfamiliar with the equipment, just ask at the dive shop.
All tours are fully guided. Simply sign up at the front desk for the hours desired. Hitching post is by the main entrance accross from the Institute for Diving building. All rides are guided. We recommend wearing long pants to prevent scratching to your legs.
DEEP SEA FISHING:
Deep sea fishing is now being offered by Anthony's Key Resort. Please go to DEEP SEA FISHING for more details.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS:
Anthony's Key Resort has 56 individual wooden bungalows. Standard rooms are fully screened on three sides with louvered windows from floor to ceiling and ceiling fans. Air-conditioned rooms are weather-sealed and fitted with high-visibility glass windows. All bungalows have hot water, shower, toilet, 110V 60hz electricity and either a porch or sundeck. Most bungalows have two double beds, or 1 double and 1 single bed.. Some king beds are available and we have a few rollaway and children's beds. Also available are the Key Deluxe and Jr. Suites (honeymoon suites).
MEALS: are ample and delicious. Breakfast is your choice of just about anything. Lunch is either a buffet or choice of two entrees. Once a week a picnic lunch is held on Tabyana Beach. Dinner is your choice of local seafood, chicken or meat. Once a week there is a buffet dinner and a limbo party on the Key. All dining is from a "set" menu, there is no a la carte service. If you have any special needs please contact the resort manager upon arrival. Meal times are: Breakfast 7:00-9:OO AM \ Lunch 12:00-2:00 PM \ Dinner 7:00-9:OO PM. All water used at the resort is from artesian wells and further undergoes a chlorinating process for safe drinking and cooking water.
OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION
ISLAND TOURS: Check with the concierge desk for schedules and prices.
BEACH PICNIC: Wednesdays, we take everyone to beautiful Tabyana Beach where you can relax, ride horseback ride, swim, play volleyball and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on a mile long white sand paradise beach. Guests may be able to snorkel at the beach as well.
CHAMBER AND CLINIC: Cornerstone Recompression Chamber is on call 24 hours a day for emergency medical services. The chamber and clinic are staffed by a doctor and 2 EMT's. Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for basic medical services. A required $12.00 per week insurance charge covers an individual for diving related illnesses requiring chamber treatment.
LOCATION: Anthony Key Resort is located on the Northwest coast of the Island of Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands. Roatan is about 40 miles north of the coast of Honduras in Central America. It is 30 miles long and 4 miles wide and the highest elevation is 900 feet. The Bay Islands are noted for one of the world's greatest chain of barrier reefs that provide the perfect setting for spectacular scuba diving
CAR RENTAL: Several rental companies are available on the island, inquire at the concierge desk.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: A valid passport is required for all persons entering Honduras. US and Canadian citizens do not need a visa. All other nationalities must check with the nearest Honduran consulate or embassy for visa requirements.
WEATHER: The average temperature in Roatan is 80 deg. F., with only a few days of rain and high winds in late fall and early winter. The Trade Winds provide natural air conditioning and humidity averages 25%.
ATTIRE: Casual attire is casual as AKR is very informal and a relaxed atmosphere prevails.
CURRENCY: US dollars are used at the Resort. Local currency is the Lempira which currently is at about Lps.14.00 for $1.00 US. However, the exchange rate fluctuates daily.
TAXI BOATS: The water taxi is available 24 hours a day, just tap on the hanging tank for the driver to pick you up. From 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM the security guard does the driving.
ICE MACHINES: An ice machine is located on the Key between the taxi dock and the pavilion in the small building. Ice may also be obtained from the "Frangipani" bar or the dive docks during business hours. You will find an ice cooler in the bungalow.