Roatan Properties: Styles and Design

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.

Condo for Sale in Las Sirenas 19-398

Condo for Sale in Las Sirenas  MLS 19-398

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.

Beachfront Home Roatan MLS 19-159

Beachfront Home Roatan MLS 19-159

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!

Yellow Bird Roatan MLS 15-394

Yellow Bird Roatan MLS 19-518

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.

Condo Infinity Bay Roatan MLS 19-253

Condo Infinity Bay Roatan MLS 19-253

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.

Oceanfront Home, 5 Bedrooms, Roatan MLS 19-70

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.

West End Ocean Front Townhouse Roatan MLS 16-107

West End Ocean Front Townhouse Roatan MLS 19-443

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!

Estate  Home Roatan 19-255

Estate Home Roatan 19-255

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)

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9 Reasons Why I Call Roatan Home

1. The Lifestyle:  I love the laid back, simple, hammocking, flip-flop, stress-free, slow pace.

hammocking

Hammock in Bananarama, West Bay Beach

2.The Beauty: Always green with big, bright leaves and colorful flowers, clear turquoise water, white sparkling sand and big blue skies.

Roatan Beach

Aerial Photo of Roatan’s Preferred Location, West Bay Beach

3. The Beach: Relaxing at the beach and enjoying time with family and friends.

Fine White Sand Beach

Fine White Sand Beach

4. Sunsets:  Getting home just in time to sit on the dock and watch another gorgeous sunset, each one is unique and each one is beautiful, I can never get enough.

Sunset Sandy Bay

Sunset in Sandy Bay. Roatan

5. The Reef: Snorkeling and diving along the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world and seeing turtles, eagle rays, colorful fish and interesting coral.

Snorkeling On Roatan

Snorkeling On Roatan

6. Being on a Boat: Seeing the island from the outside in, watching a flying fish zoom above the water and still questioning if it was a bird.

Crusing the Island

Cruising the Island

7. Diversity: One minute you are talking to a native islander, the next minute you are talking to someone from the U.S, then you run into a Canadian and then an Italian…different backgrounds, different languages, different stories.

Family

Family: Honduran, Islander, U.S and Canadian

8. Fresh Seafood: Since I don’t eat red meat or chicken, I especially love the fresh fish, shrimp, lobster and conch always available.

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Seafood Soup On Roatan

9. Fishing:  Waking up early on a Sunday morning, spending the day with close friends and reeling in some delicious tuna and Mahi Mahi.

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

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What do you do to motivate yourself?

Having a positive attitude and being motivated does not always come easy for me, therefore, I have to work on it constantly. Working as a REMAX Real Estate Agent on Roatan, it is especially important. It’s not the type of job where you go to an office from 9-5 and then receive a paycheck. You have to motivate yourself everyday to get there, market yourself, network with others and learn more. Listening to motivational speakers and reading books about success often give me the drive I need to stay focused and reach my goals.

When I was younger and working in project management/sales I had the chance to see Zig Ziglar live. He was the first motivational speaker I had the chance to see and he had a big impact on me. Some of his messages are simple, yet things you forget such as saying hello to people and asking how they are doing. I bought several of his cd’s and listened to them over and over in my car. I still listen to some of his segments from time to time.

As I sit at my desk responding to emails. I often have a motivational speaker playing in the background. On my computer and in my notebooks I have quotes that get me thinking and positive messages to myself. And from time to time, I find myself showing a gorgeous property with stunning view that clears my mind and makes me feel inspired. I think about all the opportunities out there in his beautiful world where the sky is the limit.Blog Motivation

Jorge ChavezAbout Jorge Chavez, Roatan Real Estate Agent
I’m Honduran-born, but spent most of my youth in the U.S. After starting a career in Georgia, I decided the island lifestyle was exactly what my family needed for a better quality of life. Now, I want to help you achieve that same dream. Whether you want to spend your winters in paradise, purchase a vacation home, or move to Roatan full-time, I’ll help you find the perfect home. Want to learn more? Check out my full bio, or just contact me and introduce yourself! I’ll be glad to meet you.