The Roatan real estate market makes it very easy to search all Roatan real estate listings via a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The Roatan MLS includes all available real estate – including land, homes, condos, and commercial listings – so you can search all available real estate in one convenient location.
Diverse Roatan MLS Listings
The real estate market in Roatan is as diverse as our landscape and population.
This beautifully lush tropical island is known as the Gem of the Caribbean. Our green rolling hills run the length of our isle, with our shoreline consisting of powder white sandy beaches, black iron shore (which is actually fossilized coral), and cleansing mangroves.
Whatever type of real estate you’re seeking, you’re guaranteed to find it on the Roatan MLS.
From island-style wooden homes on stilts over the water, to water-access-only homes in remote parts of the island, to luxurious villas and condos in prestigious gated communities, Roatan island truly offers diverse real estate options.
If you’re looking for a quiet island home, look toward the East End, which is more rural. If you’re looking for a commercial opportunity, you’ll find plenty of options toward the western part of the island where tourism is thriving and the real estate market has been booming in recent years.
If you’re coming with your family, consider the availability of activities and schools for kids. While our island seems small on a map, that one main road winds along the hills and can take a lot longer to travel than your large highways back home!
Whether you want to retire to Roatan, invest in Roatan, or move to this Caribbean island for a change of pace in your life…I’m sure we can find the perfect real estate for you.
The Value of the Roatan MLS
Using the Roatan MLS to search all real estate listings on the island is a dream come true.
A Multiple Listing Service is actually pretty rare in the region, so we’re proud to make it even easier for you to search all listings and make sure you find the right match.
The Roatan MLS enables you the opportunity to peruse all our available real estate options without relying on an individual real estate agent or agency to show you around.
You can truly see all the options – not just the ones listed with that particular agent. We believe that makes our market stronger and that we can all succeed when we work together through the MLS.
Our powerful online search engine also allows you to search via a variety of factors. Choose your budget, your favorite location, your desired acreage, and more!
If you have any trouble using the Roatan MLS, don’t hesitate to reach out directly. I’m more than happy to assist and to help you find your dream home in paradise.
How to Find Roatan Real Estate
When you’re searching for real estate in Roatan, you might already have an idea of what you want to find. Or, perhaps you’re just perusing the options to see what the possibilities are!
In either case, the Roatan MLS can help you to narrow down the best options for you.
Here are few suggestions on how to find Roatan real estate that fits your wish list criteria.
First and foremost, make a wish list! Ask yourself what you would love to have in a home in Roatan. What would be your deal-breakers and what are your absolute must-haves in a home.
If you’ve been here before (which I hope you have before you delve into the real estate market!), then you might have an idea of where you’d like to look for real estate.
Consider the different areas of Roatan and what that would mean for your investment. Certain areas are still experiencing rapid growth, while others are growing much more slowly. Consider your long-term investment and be sure you understand the quirks of the island.
Speaking of quirks, if you’ve never lived by the sea before, you definitely want to ask a lot of questions and make sure you fully understand what’s involved in living on an island.
For example, living in a hillside home with constant sea breezes offers a beautiful reprieve from the tropical heat! But that also means your windows will be constantly covered in salt…are you ready to wash your windows every day or week? Or could you deal with the salty smudges and know it’s just part of island life?
Another consideration is the lush tropical jungle we love here in Roatan. How do you feel about little critters? If the thought of creepy crawlies makes your skin crawl, perhaps consider a condo in a more built-up development with less wild jungle around. It won’t get rid of them altogether, but it will mitigate your daily interactions with them.
Island life is a different way of life. We take things slowly and we understand that we can’t control everything. Which brings me to homesites and buying land in Roatan.
If you’re considering buying land to build your dream home, Roatan offers endless variety in its diverse topography. Beachfront, hillside, jungle…you can take your pick!
But, just remember, we live on island time and construction will follow suit. Construction in every country often runs over schedule…but here, on island time, it can be an art form.
If you’re on a strict timeline, maybe have a backup plan to rent a home for a while so you can oversee the completion of construction. Just anticipate island time delays and try to go with the flow as much as you can.
You can easily narrow down your real estate options using the Roatan MLS website. Have a look and contact me when you’re ready.