ANTHONY’S KEY RESORT
Reminiscent of a peaceful oasis, the all-inclusive Anthony’s Key Resort at Sandy Bay on Roatan has a unique and attractive layout, comprising a short stretch of mainland coast, a small key (Anthony’s Key) and a tiny islet known as Bailey’s Key. Charming wooden cabanas are dotted along the resort’s palm studded hillside and along the rim of the lagoon. These are known as the Hill rooms. Hill Standard Rooms are nestled in the tropical foliage on the hillside of the main island. There are around 80 steps up from the dock to these rooms. Wooden floor to ceiling louvered windows allow the continuous breeze to air and cool the rooms, which have ceiling fans (but not air-conditioning). The rooms have en-suite bathrooms and a choice of two double beds or one double bed and two bunk beds. Hill Superior Rooms have the same facilities but the louvered screens have been replaced with glass windows and air-conditioning has been installed. There is a choice of two double beds or two twin beds and one double bed. On the tiny islet, reached by a very short boat ride, more wooden cabanas, known as Key rooms, have been built to offer a more private location and ocean or sea views. Key Standard Rooms are located on the water’s edge or over the water on stilts and guests go back and forth between the key and the main island by frequent water taxi. These rooms have wooden louvered windows and are similar in structure and design to the Hill Standard Rooms, except that there is a choice of two double or one king sized bed. Key Superior rooms are located on the key, and like the Key Standard Rooms, some rooms are on the water’s edge and some on stilts above the water. Key Superior Rooms are similar in design and layout to the Hill Superior Rooms, and have glass windows and air-conditioning. There is a choice of two double or one king-sized bed. There is a newly-built swimming pool on the Key and a shore-diving station.
At the resort’s main complex, the restaurant and bar are perched high on the hillside surrounded by towering coconut palms. As the sun sets why not treat yourself to an exotic and relaxing rum punch at the Frangipani Bar whilst you watch out for the ‘green flash’? At the water’s edge are located the dive shop, the Institute for Marine Sciences where dolphin presentations and shows are made, a gift shop and the Dolphin Café. There is a recompression chamber on site.
Three single tank boat dives daily, unlimited shore diving tanks and two single tank night dives weekly are included in the price along with three meals per day and a host of other outdoor activities including beach picnics, horse riding, kayaking, paddle boating, canoeing and windsurfing. Unlimited shore diving tanks are available from 1500-2100 daily and night boat diving is available from just before sunset on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences is situated on the premises and arrangements may be made to either swim, snorkel or dive with their resident Bottle-nosed Dolphins, which is a truly wonderful experience!
Meet the Dolphins at Anthony’s Key Resort: If you have ever wanted to dive or swim with dolphins, AKR is the place to go. There is a choice of courses and programmes for both adults and children throughout the year. From May to August, 5-9 year olds and 10-14 year olds can join a 6-day Dolphin Summer Scuba Camp (Sundays to Fridays) and learn about and interact with the dolphins as well as learn to snorkel and scuba (SASY and Bubblemaker programmes). For adults, dolphin dives and dolphin swims are available, as well as Trainer-for-a-day sessions. For the really keen dolphin-lover there is even a 7-nights dolphin-trainer package! Maybe you would like to train to work with dolphins or simply have the most unique experience of a lifetime! Bookings for all the dolphin programmes should be made on the island on arrival, except the children’s dolphin camp, which must be pre-booked.
Beautiful Anthony’s Key Resort is suitable for couples or for families with younger children or teenagers or anyone who wants lots of diving in a beautiful Caribbean setting.
From $1089 for 7 nights. Includes: airport transfers; 7 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on a twin/share basis in a Hill Standard Room at Anthony’s Key Resort; 3 single tank boat dives per day, 2 night dives per week and unlimited shore diving tanks between the hours of 1500-2100, dive guide for boat dives; daily dolphin presentations (and one dolphin encounter for non-divers); picnic on Tabyana beach and Island Fiesta night; activities including guided snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing; local tax at 16%. Reduction for non-diving adults and for children. Single Occupancy Supplement: from $174 for 7 nights.