One of our most popular excursions is to the nearby private island of Maya Key. This quiet oasis offers even more amazing opportunities to enjoy the clear Carribean water and pristine land of the Bay Islands. Plus, this private island is home to some of the best cultural centers in the area, as well as the Maya Key Animal Rescue. Guests of Anthony’s Key Resort can enjoy this day trip, which is included in their package, every Monday. Learn more about what you’ll find at Maya Key, and how you can meet exotic animals during your next trip.
Spend the Afternoon at Maya Key
Tour the Maya Key Animal Rescue
One of the highlights of the island is our animal rescue center. The center has partnered with Words Vets, an aid organization that offers veterinary services to 45 countries around the world. Guests can tour the facility, which houses numerous exotic wildlife such as jungle cats and exotic birds. You’ll be able to get a great view of these magnificent animals in a safe and comfortable environment. The animals at Maya Key’s Animal Rescue are all donated, injured or rescued. With the intention of been rehabilitated and released back into the wild when possible.
If you’d like to get a closer look at some of Roatan’s native species during your visit, this is one of the best and ethical ways of doing so in Honduras.
Maya Key is also a participant in many ongoing projects. For example, working with local NGOs such as the Roatan Marine Park with turtle rescues and releases, and with BICA’s (Bay Islands Conservation Association) environmental education programs in local schools.
Enjoy Time on the Water
There are plenty of great opportunities to lounge on the beach, paddleboard, or snorkel during your time on the island. Explore the Great Mesoamerican Reef, which is the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and the 2nd largest in the world. You’ll see colorful coral and Caribbean fish, all while soaking up the warm Carribean sun.
Travel Back in Time at Maya Key
If you’re interested in learning a little more about our local culture, start by checking out the Mayan Interpretation Center! You’ll learn about the legacy of the Mayans in this region, as well as see some gorgeous reproductions. Don’t miss the displays of pottery, jewelry, and other craftsmanship at the Art Center. Finally, don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the Mesoamerican Ballgame! This is the first sport in the history of humanity and dates back to 2,500 B.C. There’s a Copan Mayan Ball Court replica on the island, where you can learn how the game was played.
Stay at Anthony’s Key Resort
Are you ready to enjoy everything that our gorgeous resort has to offer? From the Maya Key Rescue to hours of diving, you’ll have a vacation planned with just the click of a button. Our packages include three dives per day, comfortable accommodations, three meals, and rental equipment.
Book today! We look forward to having you.