We vacationed at AKR from July 3-10 after a yearlong delay in our travel plans due to COVID. Starting there - the reservation team was responsive and super accommodating throughout the process. From the moment we (finally!) arrived and were greeted by Melloney, the staff went above and beyond to make our trip special. Our daughter (7) was in Dolphin Camp all day and participated in SASY, and our son (11) who is scuba certified, went diving with us in the mornings and did camp activities in the afternoon. They loved interacting with the dolphins as well as the field trip to Maya Key and horseback riding. Zalley, Marlene and Pete are amazing with kids! The dive operation and the diving itself is top notch and we really enjoyed our divemaster John and captain William. Hill, Steven, Marcos and Stanley took great care of us in the restaurant and the food was consistently on par with or better than all-inclusives we've visited in Mexico, Jamaica, and the DR. We stayed in a Key Superior bungalow and would probably book a Key Deluxe next time for a little bit of extra room for the four of us. We will be back!
Our best scuba vacation we have had so far!
Jul 19, 2021
AKR is a wonderful place to go to dive!! We booked a trip before COVID but had to reschedule multiple times. The staff who helped us reschedule were incredibly helpful. They organize so many logistics for you before you get there and give you all the info you need to make entering and exiting the country effortless. The crew at AKR were the friendliest and most helpful staff. Melloney, the manager was so happy to have everyone there that she teared up just talking about it. It had been hard on them to be closed for 7 months. Our divemaster Marvin and captain Jojo were fun, helpful, hilarious, and just the best team ever. They had so much fun being with us too. I loved that AKR organized the boat so that we could stay on the same one with the same group the whole week. We saw turtles, rays, octopus, sharks, garden eels, sailfin blennys, toadfish, juvenile drums, just to name a few. The life on the reef was incredible and the conditions were perfect. The food at the resort was always tasty, the wait staff were so patient and worked hard. We enjoyed the bungalow on the island and just overall had a wonderful time. I couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you to everyone at AKR who made our trip memorable and perfect!
Excellent resort and dive operator
Jul 07, 2021
Went to Roatan late June 2021 and stayed for one week at AKR. First off, this is a beautiful place- the property, buildings and grounds are all well-kept and super clean. The rooms on the key were quaint and comfortable with AC and fridge and NO TV which i really appreciated. Nice pool and bar on the key as well and a small sandy beach with Kyaks and SUP to use. The staff was amazing, all very warm and friendly, the waiters, Hill and Perry were super attentive and even worked to get us a nice table for the duration of our stay. Housekeeping was great, as were the shuttle boat drivers that ran the boat from key to mainland, their skill in docking the boats was quite amazing. The dive operator was well organized and had ample room on docks and building for loading boats, analyzing tanks and locker room for gear. We were on the same boat and had same DM and boat captain all week- a big shout out to Lucas-dive master and Ross boat captain who were both excellent and helpful. Lucas is a top notch DM and showed us a lot of sea life and was great help with the more novice divers. Ross is an excellent boat captain and helped everyone in and out of water with a smile. The Isamar boat was spacious and comfortable with about 7-10 divers each trip throughout the week. Appreciated Lucas's attention to safety and he also did not restrict dive time for more experienced divers. Lastly the food was amazing, great menu all three meals and great mix of Honduran and American food. I have been to many dive resorts in the Carribean over the last 10+ years and I can honestly say that this resort is one of the BEST I have ever been to- between the property, staff and service, food and our dive master and boat captain everything was TOP NOTCH. I enjoy going to different places when traveling but this is one of the few that I would gladly return to for a repeat trip. I highly recommend AKR to any divers or non-divers for a great vacation!!
AKR trip of a lifetime!
(Saint Louis, Missouri)
Jun 16, 2021
Recently returned from AKR 10 day visit. First time visit here. Wife completed open water scuba certificate, went diving, horseback riding, fishing, and more! This was our 36th anniversary trip.
Lodging - key deluxe cabin (#30) was wonderful, a bit of a walk from water taxi but more secluded and close to shore diving entry. Watched rainbow parrotfish from balcony. Went snorkeling and diving from shore, saw turtle, eagle ray, gold spot eel, octopus, countless beautiful parrotfish from shore entry. OJ was great at shore entry helping us in and out and watching our stuff.
Help w/Airport & Luggage - Greg (Mr Greg) was wonderful and always trying to make this part easier for us, he was great! Israel was great help in and out of airport process.
Water Taxi - special thanks to always friendly and helpful Humberto!
Scuba Training - wife completed open water scuba training, I retook training w/her so we could do that together. Can’t say enough about patience, professionalism, safety focus and thoroughness of training. Tatianna rocks! Jason was also great to work with. Training was hard but I’ve never felt better prepared for bad surprises when down deep!
Food - bought the meal package, great food, always changes and great choices to choose from. Never felt like buffet slop. Special thanks to great meal team - Marcos, Hill (“Small Mountain”), Brandon and Steven.
Diving - Kevin was great to schedule dives with. Marvin (magnificent Marvin) took us on first few boat dives after certification. He was amazing, helpful, engaged, knowledgeable, took us to 3 turtles, 4 morays, countless beautiful hard and soft corals and sponges. Countless queen angelfish, parrotfish, rock beautifies, etc, etc…
AKR also helped with seeing sloths, parrots, monkeys and scheduling horseback ride.
Dolphin Encounter - Polli was wonderful and brought my wife a rock as a gift! While doing our dive training the dolphins kept coming over to the net and talking with us underwater to encourage us!
Don’t forget to wear sunburn protection and DON’T FORGET to apply bug spray early and often to avoid getting sand fly bites, they itch!!
We’ll definitely be going back to AKR, world class trip of a lifetime!
Great dive trips and accommodations!
Jun 13, 2021
My best friend and I met for a dive trip to Roatan. We had both recently renewed our diving certification after years of not diving to raise kids. We wanted a place that would be patient with us, yet challenge us. We also wanted to see a variety of sea life (coral dives as well as wreck dives).
In a week’s time we had 15 dives and saw so much of the underwater world, too much to name here.
The hotel staff and diving crews were kind, professional, and darn fun! They guided us through not only scuba, but the challenges that Covid presents in traveling as well, we were even able to meet the owner, Julio, who came around one evening, to visit with the guests.
I have already booked a return trip for next year. I will be returning their often!
(I’m pretty sure this is the first review I’ve ever left on Trip Advisor, so I really hope some computer algorithm doesn’t cut this. Anthony’s Key is really a special place!)