Take one of our kayaks to the reef, tie off to one of the mooring balls, and explore the marine life right in front of Añoranza. Or, if you don't want to paddle, you can walk out to the smaller reef about 100 feet from our tanning dock. It's great for kids too.
Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board:
Añoranza offers our guests 3, two-person kayaks and 2 stand-up paddle boards. You can kayak to the reef, Punta Gorda for food and drinks, two little islands east of the Punta Blanca point, small beaches around Diamond Rock, or all the way to Paya Bay Resort. It's one of our favorite beaches.
One of our favorite things to do is charter a boat and explore Roatán and the Bay Islands by water. Since we are located on the East End of the island, Jade Beach, on Barbareta Island, and Pigeon Cay just south of Barbareta are two must visit islands when staying at Añoranza. The best part, you can hit both in the same day and then have dinner at La Sirena in Camp Bay on the way back. If you want to go a little further east, the next island over is Guanaja.
Another excursion we like to do is take a boat from Añoranza to the West End and West Bay. It’s a lot more fun to go West via the water than the road. We usually stop for lunch at Luna Muna in Ibagari Boutique Hotel and then go over to West Bay.
South of Roatán is Cayos Cochinos or Hog Islands. It’s the closest of the Bay Islands, to the mainland of Honduras. The islands are a Marine Protected Area managed by the Honduran Coral Reef Foundation. Before you can explore the islands of Cayos, you must pay a fee to the Honduran Coral Reef Foundation and then watch a short marine life movie. You will need to charter a boat from the South side of the island such as Oakridge or the West end of the island.
Finally, west of Roatán is the island of Utila which is the smallest of the major Bay Islands. Utila is one of the only places on the planet where Whale Sharks are documented year round.
Kitesurf Roatán Kiteschool is located at Camp Bay Lodge which is about 15 minutes east of us. Our friends, Marilou, Chris and their team, will take great care of you.
INTRO – 2 Hours ( $180 x 1 person or $120 x 2 people) Learn how to control the kite and have fun being introduced to the wind.
CLASSIC – 6 Hours ($540 x 1 person or $360 x 2 people) Learn how to kite and get up on the board. This course will give you a profound knowledge of the sport while understanding the safety and all the important basic techniques.
EVO – 10 Hours ($840 x 1 person or $660 x 2 people) This package is specially made for those who can’t wait to become independent kitesurfers. Get ready to nail getting up on the board and feel confident to continue safely on your own.
1 Hour $90.00/add-on
1 Hour $60.00/add-on
Lessons are offered in: English, French, Spanish and German
Before tourism, fishing was the biggest industry in Roatán. Every morning at Añoranza, you will see local fishermen, from Punta Gorda, paddling canoes to go fishing armed with only string, hooks, and bait. You will not see fishing poles. If you would like a true, island experience, we can arrange for one of the fisherman in Punta Gorda to take you out line fishing.
Roatán is considered one of the best fishing spots in the world. It offers flats/fly fishing for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon and Snook between the shore and the reef. Or, just outside the reef, the water drops off to over 1,000 feet and you can fish for Tuna (black and yellow-fin), Wahoo, Dorado and Marlin.
Roatán belongs to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and it holds its annual fishing tournament at the same time each year, on September 15th.
Our friends at Amavi Charters, Natasha, Robert and the crew will show you a great time one their 40 ft. Fountaine Pajot Fiji performance catamaran, Raya Aguila.
Port Royal Day Sail & Snorkel - $150 USD/person
9:00AM-3:00PM | 6 HRS ON BOARD | 2.5 HRS UNDER SAIL | 2 SNORKEL SITES
Price includes 19% Honduran Sales And Tourism Tax. Transportation to/from Parrot Tree Marina can be arranged for an additional fee.
Black Pearl Golf Course is 20 minutes away in Pristine Bay (French Harbor). It's an 18-hole, par 72, 7200 yard championship course that was designed by world famous golf course architect Pete Dye.
18 holes - $125.00 per person
9 holes - $75.00 per person
Carts are included in price of the green fees
TaylorMade - $28.75
Ping G30 - $46.00
Dolphin Encounter takes place at Bailey’s Key, the smaller of the keys that make up Anthony's Key Resort. This is the private home to a large family of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. You will start your adventure at a beachfront cabana, where you’ll receive a brief orientation. After, a trained naturalist will meet you at the beach and introduce you personally to the resident dolphins. You’ll learn about the behaviors, anatomy, and characteristics of these dolphins before you’re given the opportunity to interact with them one-on-one. This 30-minute encounter includes plenty of photo opportunities, both with your personal camera as well as with our onsite photographers.
Dolphin Swim and Snorkel:
The Dolphin Swim and Snorkel package immediately follows The Dolphin Encounter. Here, you’ll be able to swim and snorkel with our resident pod on their terms. You’ll truly become part of the pod and have an adventure that you’ll remember for years to come. Watch as mothers and calves swim side-by-side and interact with a series of whistles and clicks. There’s nothing quite like it in the world!
To begin, you’ll attend a top-side orientation that includes a question and answer session. Here, you’ll learn about dolphin diving etiquette. After your five-minute boat ride, you’ll land at a beautiful reef wall where you’ll descend to a white sand bottom at 60 feet. The dolphins are then free to interact with you as they choose. The unstructured setting allows guests to learn more about the complex way that dolphins form relationships and communicate. These sessions are limited to a small group, including a dive guide, dolphin behaviorist, and videographer.
Iguana and Sloth Park:
Arch's Iguana and Marine Park is home to over 2,700 free roaming iguanas.
Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout is next to the Iguana Park. Here you’ll have the opportunity to interact with sloths, monkeys and birds.
Tiki Bar Cruise:
Island Vibes offers a variety of Tiki Fun Tours from Morning, Afternoon, Sunset Cruises, and other custom charters. The cruises depart from Oakridge, located on the southeast side of the island and about a 5 minute drive from Añoranza. Oakridge is called the “Venice of Roatán”.
Oakridge Mangrove Tour:
Mangrove Tunnel - $10
Mangrove Tunnel & lunch at Hole in the Wall or Trico Bar & Grill - $15
Mangrove Tunnel, Snorkeling & lunch at Hole in the Wall or Trico Bar & Grill - $35
Private Sessions on the pool deck, tanning dock or lower level deck
1.5 hrs. Hatha, Power, Kundalini, Restorative, Flow, Couples, Acro
1 person $ 40
2 or more people $ 20 a person
You're on vacation, why not have a private massage or facial on your balcony or in your room?
Massages 60 minutes:
Regular - $80
Special (Deep Tissue, Bamboo, Hawaiian, Hot Stones Lymphatic, Cupping, Reflexology) - $95
Massages 90 minutes:
Specials (Deep Tissue, Bamboo, Hawaiian, Hot Stones Lymphatic, Cupping, Reflexology) - $140
All natural Regular treatment - $65
All natural with a sonic brush - $75
All natural with sonic brush and ozone treatment - $85
Horseback Riding Excursion are the perfect shore excursion for nature lovers. The north shore’s eco-system is aligned with a mixture of white sand, coral, and mangroves. Riders will enjoy a horseback swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean and ride within the interior rainforest canopy during the tour. Keep an eye out for the island’s wildlife such the indigenous iguana and birds.
Punta Gorda is the village just west of Añoranza and is the oldest permanent settlement in Roatan. You can see it from the pool and balconies. Punta Gorda (“Fat Point”) was founded shortly after April 12, 1797, when some 3,000 Garífuna deportees from the Caribbean island of San Vicente were stranded on Roatan by the British.
Sunday are a great day to go and learn about the Garifuna history and culture as well as experience the Garifuna drumming and dancing. This family event is celebrated every Sunday by both the locals and an increasing number of tourists.
Robert can also arrange Garifuna drummers and dancers to come to Añoranza but we love visiting Punta Gorda.
Pirates of the Caribbean Canopy Tour
The Pirate’s Extreme Zipline includes 15 long zip lines that add up to 2 miles. The longest zip line during this tour has a total length of 627 feet across with challenging ladders and bridges to cross.
The highest zip line has a total of 149 feet at the highest point, while mostly zipping under a canopy of trees in the zip park’s wildlife reserve.
Pirates of the Caribbean is the only zip line with an auto braking system and costs $45 per person or $20 ride along only.