Living on a tropical island is a dream come true…powder white sand beaches, turquoise water gently lapping the shore, stunning sunshine filtering through the palm trees. This is life in Roatan, with no exaggeration needed. If you’re considering making the move to Roatan, take a look at the variety of Roatan properties we have available with different styles and designs.
Styles and design can vary greatly on the island, from traditional Caribbean to modern sprawling villa. But, please keep in mind, our homes are built in these types of styles to best take advantage of the natural elements. If you want to build your own dream home, you simply must work with a local designer and architect to ensure your vision can be completed safely and effectively given the environment in Roatan.
Embrace the Natural Beauty of Roatan
We like our homes to best utilize the natural beauty around us – that means lots of patios and balconies, gardens and natural tropical growth surrounding us. Roatan is called the Gem of the Caribbean, and for good reason. Our rolling green hills and lush tropical jungle aren’t found on all Caribbean islands – many are flat and arid. Here, we embrace that lush beauty and build our homes to take advantage of it all.
When you think of island life in the Caribbean, do you imagine wooden homes on stilts over the water? Or how about concrete two-story homes with massive patio spaces? Both styles are traditional designs in Roatan, and we have plenty of options for you to choose from!
Housing Options in Roatan
When you’re deciding on the area of Roatan you want to live in, you’ll notice certain trends in construction as well. In West Bay, for example, you’ll find the resort community of Infinity Bay taking advantage of concrete construction with large patio space for each unit. This maximizes the indoor/outdoor living space we all love on the island. Large glass sliding doors allow you to enjoy the outside views while comfortably resting in your air-conditioned home.
Elsewhere in West Bay, you’ll find cape-style cottages overlooking the western point of Roatan. These quaint homes maximize indoor/outdoor living space with large porches on each level, granting everyone plenty of space to relax and enjoy the gorgeous salty breezes.
In West End, you’ll find many condo-style homes, but most are only two or three stories high. You’ll also find lots of wooden homes built to blend into the natural surroundings and maintain a cool interior.
Housing styles vary throughout the island, so it’s important to research the area you want to live in first so you know what to expect from your community.
Housing Style Considerations
Something to consider in looking at your island home design is its proximity to the sea. While a beachfront home looks absolutely idyllic, that salt air will be plentiful inside your home, wearing down appliances much more quickly than their normal lifespan. Because of that, you’ll want to ensure that any windows facing the sea seal perfectly so you can avoid constantly replacing your items. Enjoy those gorgeous vistas, but keep in mind the realities of oceanfront living!
Another consideration is whether you want to screen in your outdoor space, minimizing the bugs and enabling you to lock your outdoor items inside. Having this option is a true indoor/outdoor style, offering fresh air without needing lots of bug repellent!
There are so many things to consider in choosing Roatan properties that are right for you… send me an email with your ideal and I’ll be more than happy to share some great locations with you.
NOTE: All pictures were gathered from the ROATAN MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE (MLS)