Diving at Anthony's Key Resort
Best travel time: March to August are the ideal months to visit Roatan because of its favorable weather and excellent diving conditions. During the American vacations (spring break- early March & Christmas) the resort can be very busy.
Best day to arrive: The best day to arrive is Saturday. The entire program is designed accordingly; the boat layout, dive schedule, excursions, Fish ID presentation, shark dive etc. etc.
❤ On a honeymoon to this beautiful resort? Ask us about the special honeymoon package with many extras such as the dolphin dive and free photos. And, of course, a Key bungalow with the best sunset view.
Wetsuit advice for Roatan, HondurasIn most cases, a 3mm is sufficient. If you do a lot of diving, you will cool off faster and may want to consider a 5mm – especially between January and April.
What will you experience on this trip?
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Day 1 & 2 - The journey to Roatan, Honduras
Today your trip starts with a flight to Miami
Depending on your departure point and whether you take a direct or indirect flight, you will be between 10 and 13 hours on the way to Miami. Often you will arrive in the afternoon after which you will have a hotel close to the airport to recover from the first part of your trip.
The next day enjoy breakfast at leisure at the hotel and fly from Miami to Roatan in about 2.5 hours, often in the early afternoon.
Once you arrive on Roatan, you will be met by someone from the Anthony Keys Resort who will take you to the resort in about 15 min. Then it’s enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere and stop by the dive center to take care of the administration for diving.
Anthony's Key Resort
Anthony's Key Resort
Day 3 to 11 - Diving on Roatan
At Anthony’s Key Resort you can do a lot (ánd a variety) of diving. You will make three boat dives a day here: the first leaves at 8:30 a.m., the second at 10:30 a.m. and the third at 2:30 p.m. Between each dive you return to the dock.
TheResort also offers access to the “Front Porch” reef for (unlimited) shore diving. Rich in marine life such as moray eels, groupers and octopus, this area extends to depths of more than 12 meters. An added bonus is a small airplane wreck at 9 meters depth, perfect for novice divers and training dives.
For lovers of wreck diving, we recommend a dive on El Aguila, a 70 meter cargo ship sunk in 1997. Or explore the Odyssey, a 90-meter ship sunk in 2002 that is said to require several dives to fully explore. Both wrecks are just a short boat ride from the resort.
Once the sun sets, the reef comes alive in a very different way. Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, boats leave in the evening just before sunset to do a night dive as well. Here you have the chance to see octopuses, squids and lobsters in action.
Finally, there is the unforgettable experience of diving with Caribbean reef sharks. This dive offers the chance to observe between 8 and 12 sharks at a time in a quiet, non-feeding environment. For this dive you need to register at the dive shop.
Rare encounter with a whale shark
Day 12 - Relax or.... dolphins?
Today, the day before you fly, you cannot dive. But not to worry, we have a very nice suggestion for you!
The resort is also home to the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences. A very interesting part is the museum and hearing what they research. There are also some dolphins in the bay that are there for research but have free access to the open sea where they live in their natural habitat.
You can participate today at the Dolphin program. This Dolphin program offers guests a unique opportunity to get to know the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural seawater environment.
Ps. You can also dive with the dolphins between days 3 to 11. The dive with dolphins takes place in the private lagoon where the dolphins volunteer. Both the dolphin and shark dives involve a photographer. These photos and video can be purchased afterwards in the store where the activity is that day.
Day 13 & 14 - Return home
After nine unforgettable days of diving in enchanting Roatan, your diving vacation comes to an end. The memories of special encounters with dolphins, sharks and the colorful underwater world will hopefully linger for a long time. At the beginning of the day, you can enjoy the atmosphere on the island, perhaps take one last walk or buy souvenirs – then you will be transferred to the Roatan airport. Often you then transfer in Miami for your direct connecting flight back to Europe.
The stay and surroundings
Anthony's Key Resort
Anthony’s Key is not just another resort; it is a gateway to the wonders of Roatan. Although many come for the diving, there is no shortage of activities on this beautiful island.
Glide quietly in your kayak through the peaceful lagoon after a morning of diving, or explore the shoreline standing on a paddleboard, enjoying 360-degree views. If you want to explore further, Bailey’s Key is a nearby paradise with a secluded beach and the chance to snorkel or interact with playful dolphins.
Back at the resort, you can cool off in the pool, tucked among towering palm trees, or treat yourself to an invigorating treatment at our Ixora Spa. When the sun goes down, social life comes alive: enjoy a cocktail at the Frangipani Bar, or treat yourself to a seafood feast at the Ankor Seafood Grill. And when night falls, the culture comes alive with the “Island Fiesta Night,” complete with traditional Garifuna dances and live music.
Three types of bungalows are available:
Hill Superior (24m2): These bungalows have wooden floors, stylish Honduran furniture and air conditioning. They feature large glass windows for views of plantings and a communal terrace. Accessible via 60 steps from the jetty.
Key Superior (24m2): These overwater bungalows have wooden floors and furniture, air conditioning and glass windows with ocean views. Most are grouped and share a terrace, while two individual bungalows have a private veranda.
Key Deluxe (37m2): These waterfront bungalows offer luxury with their wooden floors, natural stone countertops and Honduran furniture. They have large glass windows with ocean views, air conditioning and a private terrace with hammock for soothing views.
What is included
This travel package is €3900 per person based on two people in one Hill Superior Bungalow. The trip can be extended as desired. A number of things are included by default in this travel package.
Prices are subject to price changes, increases or changing exchange rates. Flights are always based on the cheapest possible booking class.
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Included in this trip, from €3900,- p.p.
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Frequently asked questions about this diving vacation
Boat Diving and Lace Diving.
Dives with dolphins and sharks can be included. Many times there are about 10 to 15 Caribbean reef sharks swimming at the baited dive. You sit sheltered in front of a wall. If the current and sharks allow, you can dive between them. After about 20 minutes, they open the bucket of dead fish and the spectacle really begins. When the bucket is empty, the sharks disappear again and we search for another lost shark tooth. Absolutely worth it!
The resort is also home to the Roatan Institue for Marine Sciences. A very interesting part is the museum and hearing what they research. There are also some dolphins in the bay that are there for research but have free access to the open sea where they live in their natural habitat. The dive with dolphins takes place in the private lagoon where the dolphins volunteer.
Both the dolphin and shark dives involve a photographer. These photos and video can be purchased afterwards in photoshop.
Between 5 and 30 minutes of boating.
You will make 3 boat dives per day and 2 night dives per week here. In addition, you can do unlimited shore diving during the opening hours of the dive shop.
Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, boats leave in the evening just before sunset to make a night dive as well. Here you have the chance to see nocturnal animals such as octopuses, basket stars and lobsters in action.
Yes, Front Porch. You will find moray eels, groupers, octopus, parrotfish, fan and brain corals, among others. There is also a small plane wreck in the lagoon.
Yes, several courses are available through PADI. So you can learn to dive here but also take a deeper dive.
Yes, the diving school is on-site.
Both are available.
Yes, these cost $4 per tank* or $40 per 6 days*.
*Prices do not include 15% sales tax
Yes, Nitrox EAN32 costs $10 per tank* or $140 per 6 days*.
*Prices do not include 15% sales tax
Yes, full equipment + computer costs $25 per day* or $125 per 6 days*.
*Prices do not include 15% sales tax
Activities, Excursions and Wellness
Absolutely! There is good snorkeling on the Front Porch house reef and another house reef on Bailey’s Key where only snorkeling is allowed.
At the Anthony’s Key Resort on Roatan, you can spend your vacation both active and relaxed. Explore the peaceful lagoon area by kayak or try stand-up paddleboarding, a leisurely sport that lets you glide across the water and enjoy 360-degree views. Bailey’s Key offers excellent snorkeling opportunities and is also home to a dolphin lagoon where interaction with these clever sea creatures is possible.
Central to the resort is a 30′ x 60′ swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and near the bungalows. Perfect for a refreshing swim or to relax. In terms of food and drinks, there are several options: enjoy artisanal Honduran coffee at Coast Coffee, get refreshing drinks at the AKR Pool Bar or dine at the exclusive Ankor Seafood Grill. The Anchor Bar offers famous cocktails such as the Frangipani.
Shoppers can visit Seaside Gifts & Photos for handmade jewelry, clothing and more. The AKR Snack Shop on the dock offers snacks and diving accessories. Several activities are offered during the week, including an informative fish identification slide show, an excursion to the private island of Maya Key and the “Island Fiesta Night” with live entertainment and traditional Garifuna dance performances.
At Ixora Spa at Anthony’s Key Resort, you can indulge in relaxing massages and other luxurious treatments. From full body wraps and stunning facials to the most luxurious spa pedicures and manicures. The spa features two massage rooms, a facial treatment room and a lounge specifically for pedicures and manicures. Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
A wide variety of activities and excursions can be booked at the reception desk. Horseback riding, a raft trip at La Ceiba, shopping and sightseeing in San Pedro Da Sula. Through EWDR, you can book a multi-day jungle trip to mainland Honduras to extend your vacation a little more.
Accommodation / Resort
Yes and this is free.
You are staying at Anthony’s Key on a Full Board basis. At the on-site Ankor restaurant, enjoy meals.
For breakfast there are traditional favorites, fresh fruit, cereal, croissants, muffins and sweet rolls. Lunch offers sandwiches, salads, and vegetable options, with a weekly buffet lunch on Maya Key Beach Day. Dinner varies daily and includes house specials at an additional cost. There is a weekly buffet dinner on Island Fiesta Night.
Meal times are: breakfast from 7:00-10:00 am, lunch from 12:00-14:00 pm and dinner from 6:00-21:00 pm.
There is no strict dress code, but dry clothes and shoes are required in the restaurant. At Anthony’s Key Resort, you must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages.
The front desk can contact a local babysitter and you can arrange times and price.