Retirement in Roatan is a Dream Come True

It’s no secret that retirement in Roatan is a dream come true. Read any article highlighting the world’s top retirement destinations and you’re sure to find our beloved tropical island featured. What makes Roatan such a favorite among retirees? Let me count the ways…

Roatan Offers a Low Cost of Living

Of course the cost of living being low is all a matter of perspective. If you’re coming from a place with a fairly low cost of living already, then you might compare prices in Roatan and disagree with my assessment.

However, an unbiased look would be to compare Roatan with other Caribbean islands. Regardless of your home region, comparing the island of Roatan with other island options in the region will show you costs on a similar basis.

Islands require import costs and limitations on products and some services – that’s universal to islands by nature.

But Roatan certainly offers a low cost of living for a tropical Caribbean island.

Roatan Offers a Friendly Community

It’s for good reason that Roatan regularly gets hailed as an easy place to fit in. With an English-speaking local community and an extensive expat community, new arrivals find it very easy to make new friends and to create a community in Roatan.

For most potential expats, a visit to Roatan is followed by several more visits before taking the big leap. Those visits offer you the chance to get to know people and to already start making friends.

Facebook groups are also very popular for Roatan residents, offering a way for you to keep in touch with those new friends even while you’re back home making plans. You can stay in contact and continue to make more connections so that your eventual move to the island is a seamless transition.

Residency in Roatan is Easy

If you’re retiring to Roatan, you can easily acquire your residency. Retirees in Roatan simply need to prove their monthly income and then you can apply for residency and enjoy a few bonus perks, too!

If you’re coming from the US or Canada, you can visit Roatan for up to 90 days without residency. This is a great opportunity to rent and get more familiar with neighborhoods and lifestyles before jumping into real estate.

I am always happy to connect you with a reputable attorney in Roatan who can handle your residency application – it is usually best to work on your residency simultaneously with a real estate transaction if you’re new to the island.

Real Estate is Affordable in Roatan

Retirement in Roatan can be even more affordable if you invest in real estate. While renting is a viable option for many, buying real estate offers you a rent-free lifestyle with an incredibly low cost of living.

Many retirees in Roatan sell real estate back home and purchase a new retirement home in Roatan mortgage-free. That opens up so many doors for your daily cost of living. Imagine all the fun activities you could do with that extra cash!!

Retirement in Roatan is a Dream Come TrueRetirement Roatan

Don’t you agree that retirement in Roatan is a dream come true? You can actually have it all here: Beautiful beaches, tropical climate, affordable real estate, low cost of living, and a wonderful community of friends and neighbors.

If you are considering retiring overseas, I strongly recommend you consider Roatan. While I obviously have a biased opinion, you can also listen to the experts who gauge retirement destinations around the world!

Roatan offers retirees an excellent quality of life. You’ll love spending your time outdoors and breathing fresh tropical air. You’ll enjoy a slower pace of life and a focus on daily wonders, admiring vibrant tropical flowers and swimming in the turquoise seas.

No place is ever perfect and there are compromises to be made regardless of where you choose to live. But I can personally attest to life in Roatan being my dream come true…I moved my family here for a better quality of life and we have never looked back!

Are you thinking about retiring to Roatan? Feel free to reach out with questions any time, I’m always happy to help!

Available Real Estate for Sale in Roatan

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$285,900
Condo with Private Pool, Lawson Beach Club, Y109, Roatan,
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 2569.67
Year Built: 2008
Area: Lawson Rock
Subdivision: Lawson Rock
Description: This beautiful recently updated 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath with a private pool is...
Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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$129,000
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1653
Year Built: 2019
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: Come home to Jardines de Catalina, a new development in the heart of West E...
Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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$525,000
Casita, Dock Access, Captains Quarters - Main Home, Roatan,
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2500
Year Built: 2019
Area: Johnson Bight
Subdivision: none
Description: This 2,000 sf 2br 2 ba home with a 1br 1ba Casita was custom designed and b...
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$179,000
This flat ready to build lot is .30 acres
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Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Sandy Bay
Description: Rare Deep Water Frontage in Sandy Bay! This water front lot has 128 feet of...
Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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$239,000
The spacious terrace is ideal for entertaining or just taking in the views.
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1270
Year Built: 2005
Area: West End
Subdivision: Sunset Villas
Description: Isla Bonita is a villa located in the gated community of Sunset Villas in W...
Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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$695,000
Milton Bight, El Mirador, Roatan,
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 4264
Year Built: 2008
Area: Milton Bight
Description: Wake up to the sun rising in the ocean to the east, and watch the sun set i...
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$250,000
Jolly Octopus Bar and Grill, Roatan,
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Property Type: Commercial
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Las Gemelas
Description: Dreaming of the quintessential Caribbean island business? Next to the sea, ...
Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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$70,000
Income Potential Lot, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Las Gemelas
Description: This Special Lot is conveniently located between West End and Sandy Bay, it...
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$68,000
Ocean View in Sandy Bay, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Wesley Heights Topridge
Description: Tranquil Sandy Bay Lot with panoramic ocean and jungle views overlooking th...
Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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$48,000
Ocean Views in Top Ridge, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Top Ridge Wesley Heights
Description: This quarter acre lot is located in the Wesley Heights Top Ridge subdivisio...
Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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