Anthony's Key Resort

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 1424 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Scuba paradise!

    Reviewed by kristent903() on Sep 15, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I just had the most perfect vacation. First of all, Roatan is beautiful: lush vegetation, turquoise waters, and dynamic, colorful coral reefs. We were the first group to visit on the day of their re-opening post-covid. The resort took various precautions, including spacing people on the transfer bus, staff wearing masks at all times, providing disinfecting stations at the dining hall and other places, spacing people on the boat taxis, and disinfecting surfaces. Service was excellent, from the resort owner down to porters & wait staff. We loved our boat captain Luis & divemaster Marvin: they had the perfect balance of being safety-conscious and also enabling us to explore the underwater world. When a couple of us needed minor medical attention (ear infections) we received prompt care at the clinic; we were also able to see the hyperbaric chamber which is available on the resort. The diving was SO EASY. Most dive sites were a short boat ride from the resort, so we were able to return to shore for surface intervals. After a couple days I quit bothering to take my motion sickness medication. We had lockers at the dock to store our gear each day. It was so effortless we had two 4-dive days! The reefs are beautiful. We saw sea turtles, moray & spotted eels, sharks, and numerous fish and invertebrates, including bioluminescent organisms on our night dives. I can't say enough good things about this trip and this resort. The food was delicious. We hardly had time for extra activities but we did try out the paddle boards and kayaks, which are fun. Our bungalows were as awesome as the pictures depict: comfy, air-conditioned, and with spectacular views from your personal hammock if you wish. The resort owner, Julio, chatted with us and gave us an impromptu behind-the-scenes tour. I really love how this resort is so eco-friendly. They have solar power & on-site water treatment, and have gotten rid of single-use plastics. They encourage the use of reef-friendly bug repellants and sunscreens. They also have a focus on conservation, and have established the Marine Institute on-site, which monitors the health of the reefs. I loved every minute of my visit here and would definitely go back. If you love scuba diving in beautiful tropical locations then this is the spot for you. And if there are people who don't dive they can enjoy the scenery & beaches, snorkel, paddleboard, kayak, or try the dolphin shows or horseback riding. The no-see-ums are real so bring insect repellant! I found that eco-friendly lemon oil eucalyptus worked just fine.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    great trip

    Reviewed by K1603HIpaulw(Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) on Sep 13, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We were the first group there after they reopened. They went out of their way to keep us feeling safe. The employees were all wearing masks all the time(even on the dive boat)and kept the place clean and sanitized. The diving was excellent as were the divemasters. The food was fantastic I cant recommend the place enough.. well worth the troubles of flying these days. We already planned our return for next year!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Amazing College Experience

    Reviewed by mbenson500(Park Rapids, Minnesota) on Jul 14, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Our class came to this resort for two weeks and stayed in nice wood finished rooms that had great air conditioning, showers, bunk beds, and a deck. The resort is very clean and organized with lots of great friendly service. The pool was very nice with a bar next to it. The restaurant was amazing and offered delicious desserts every day. The activities are also very fun to take part in. As for scuba diving we saw so much coral, fish, and marine life. We had lectures in the RIMS building and dove almost 2 times every day depending on weather and plans. This was by far one of the nicest places on Roatán and if I ever get a chance to go back to Honduras, I am going to make sure I stay here. They care about the marine life and guests and want to make your experience unforgettable!

    Cared for us during a crisis!

    Reviewed by SCUBA53(Tallassee, Alabama) on Apr 01, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My wife and I arrived at AKR on March 11th of this year for a wonderful 10 day vacation. Having visited AKR last year for 7 days we already knew what to expect and we were not disappointed. AKR is a truly amazing resort. Well about half way through our visit the Island of Roatan was placed on lock down because of the coronavirus outbreak. We were concerned because we were due to fly out on 21 March and the airports were closed, there was an enforced curfew on the island, and we were advised not to leave the resort. Well Samir and his wonderful Staff never missed a beat. Of course my wife and I along with a large number of other guests were treated as if nothing was even happening on the outside. Samir allowed all of us to remain on the resort. His staff continued on business as usual feeding us awesome meals, taking us diving, caring for our rooms, etc. Each day Samir, Yolanda or Melonney would meet with us and give us updates on what the airlines and the Government was telling them as for our departure. I simply want to point out that even though Samir and his Staff at AKR was under so much pressure in such a time of crisis they STILL put our safety, our needs, and yes even our desires first. On our last day when Global Guardian flew in to pick us up Samir himself accompanied us to the airport along with Melonney, Israel and Gregory. Then Israel and Gregory stayed with us all the way up until we actually boarded the plane, never once leaving our side. (Thank you Israel and Gregory!) My deepest gratitude to Anthony's Key Resort for taking such awesome care of us during our "extended" stay. We've already booked for 24 April - 1 May 2021! Thanks again guys!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    OK for a cattle dive OP

    Reviewed by hogster7(Santa Ana, Costa Rica) on Mar 16, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    My wife and I were there for 2 weeks in February, 2020. This was our second time at AKR (the first time was for 2 weeks, also). I did not write a review (sorry, I really should have) after the first time because I wanted to see if they had improved at all. I now can review Anthony’s Key with NO hesitation whatsoever. First, the good stuff: The people in the Dive shop itself were great. Very helpful. The restaurant staff was great ! The food, great ! The bar staff (Hola Charlie !), great ! The front office staff was very efficient and helpful. The Nitrox filling station area has improved slightly. It used to be in this hot, little hut. Very crowded. It is now in the main Nitrox tank room. They added an O2 analyzer and there is a little more room but still crowded. The diving was good. Not, knock your socks off, great like Dominica (Dominica, NOT Dominican Republic) but good. There was more algae growth on the coral than I remember from our first time. OK reality time: This is nothing but very, very high throughput / cattle diving. We had as many as 14 divers underwater with ONE divemaster. That is INSANE, and technically, not safe. There are so many boats and so many divers that if your boat gets back a little late from a dive, the dunk/rinse tanks are pretty gross. The locker area is very crowded. This place really exists to separate divers/non divers from their $$$$ and they are absolute EXPERTS at it ! The mandatory “dive orientation” on day 1 (45 - 50 minutes long ?) was nothing but a series of commercials telling you all the other stuff they want to sell you: visit our caged dolphins, get photos with our caged dolphins, get a kiss from our caged dolphins, etc., etc. and, of course, toward the end, the head dive salesman imploring all of us to please, PLEASE take another PADI course and pay us. Saying stuff like, “you Open water divers, why on Earth wouldn’t you want to take our Advanced course ? What’s wrong with you ?” Or, another great one, “hey, you air breathers, I can’t believe you don’t want to try Nitrox ! Don’t you want to feel better after a dive ? What’s wrong with you ?” It was pretty nauseating. The ACTUAL dive orientation was about 2 - 3 minutes long after all the commercials. The shark dive. AKR should not condone chumming for sharks in any way, shape or form, let alone actually DO IT ! ALL dive professionals KNOW that this is just a tactic/gimmick to make more money. ALL Marine Biologists say it is absolutely negative for the sharks well being simply because it alters their natural behavior. It’s NOT rocket science and AKR should STOP IT ! We had an obviously very bored divemaster for week 1. He went through the motions, but that was it. His favorite conversation topic on surface intervals was, himself. He was always mentioning these unknown AKR guests that come back and always request HIM as divemaster. My wife and I would just look at each other and roll our eyes and think to ourselves, “why in the hell would ANYONE request you ?” On day 1 we told him that we liked to see the little critters and he said, “I’ll keep that in mind.” He dutifully shook his shaker and pointed out turtles but, in the end, he found 1 mantis shrimp and an arrow crab. Don’t get me wrong, we love turtles and we LOVE exploring on our own, but these guys live on the reefs, know the reefs intimately and could do a LOT better. At the end of week one we asked if we could check out another dive boat and another divemaster for week 2. No such luck. Maybe I should have complained BEFORE I asked for the change but I was trying to be nice and didn’t.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-3

    Rooms

    Rooms-3

    Service

    Service-3