10 Reasons Not to Vacation in Roatan

1. Do not visit Roatan if you hate warm, sunny weather.

Carefree Lifestyle Infinity Bay Condo #2004, Roatan, MLS #19-253

Carefree Lifestyle Infinity Bay Condo #2004, Roatan, MLS #19-253

2. You should not come to Roatan if you want to spend your entire vacation indoors.

West End Divers West End, Roatan, MLS #19-444

West End Divers West End, Roatan, MLS #19-444

3. Roatan is not for you if you do not want to relax in a hammock.

Casa de Serenidad - T20 Turrets of Turtle Crossing, Roatan, MLS #19-415

Casa de Serenidad – T20 Turrets of Turtle Crossing, Roatan, MLS #19-415

4. Roatan is a terrible place for those who do not want to be on “island time”.

Beachfront Upper Villa Unit Four Bedrooms, Roatan, MLS #20-83

Beachfront Upper Villa Unit Four Bedrooms, Roatan, MLS #20-83

5. Roatan is not recommended for people who do not enjoy beaches with white sand and clear blue water.

Las Sirenas Luxury Beachfront Condo 3, Roatan, MLS #19-398

Las Sirenas Luxury Beachfront Condo 3, Roatan,MLS #19-398

6. Stay away from Roatan if you do not wish to swim, snorkel or dive in the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef.

Cool Breeze Lighthouse Estate Lot 8, West Bay, Roatan, MLS #19-241

Cool Breeze Lighthouse Estate Lot 8, West Bay, Roatan, MLS #19-241

7.Roatan is not the place for you if you do not love a gorgeous sunset every evening.

Beach House

Dock at Beach House, West End

8. Do not waste your time in Roatan if you don’t want to spend too much money on food, drinks and entertainment.

9.Do not come to Roatan if you do not want to see lush, green jungles surrounded by big blue skies and stretching shorelines.

Home with Private Boat Slip Access to a Sandy Beach, Roatan, MLS #20-104

Home with Private Boat Slip Access to a Sandy Beach, Roatan, MLS #20-104

10. Definitely avoid Roatan if you do not wish to wear flip flops, shorts and t-shirts.Pirate Nation

NOTE: All pictures were acquired from the Roatan Multiple Listings Service

Oceanfront Home in the Caribbean for Sale

Looking for an investment opportunity? This oceanfront home in the Caribbean for sale might just be your perfect answer. Located in quiet, tranquil Jonesville, on Roatan’s East End, this 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home boasts an expansive deck with a built-in pool.

You and your guests can bask in the tropical sunshine while choosing between a dip in the pool or a swim in the sea.

Having to choose never looked so good!

Roatan Oceanfront Home MLS 19-70

Roatan Oceanfront home MLS 19-70

Oceanfront Home in the Caribbean for Sale
Ideal for a residential option or for a commercial investment, this home offers endless opportunity. A B&B or vacation rental option for large families could offer income-generating potential.

The property is currently divided into 4 separate apartments, offering privacy to each occupant and the potential to rent each unit on its own or the entire home as a single large rental.

If you want to live in the home, you can manage the property while staying on-site, renting the other 3 units throughout the year.

Or just live in it and offer your friends and family the ideal spot to vacation and visit you! They’ll enjoy an oceanfront home in the Caribbean with the comfort of their own private spaces.

Caribbean Real Estate for Sale Now

Roatan is a buyers market right now, offering incredible value to those who are ready to invest. Whether you’re looking for a second home to rent as a vacation rental or you’re considering your own retirement options, Roatan answers every question with natural beauty and good value.

This particular Caribbean oceanfront home for sale boasts trade winds and lush, verdant tropical jungle. Roatan is called the Gem of the Caribbean, and it’s no wonder why when you look at this extraordinary location.

Enjoy a home on the turquoise Caribbean Sea while being surrounded by that vibrant greenery that makes Roatan so famous.

Its location on Roatan’s quiet East End makes for a peaceful retreat away from the crowds and the cruise ships. Although you’re not so far as to be isolated! Just a short drive brings you to restaurants, shops, the international airport, and other amenities.

You can spend all your time in solitude with the sound of the ocean lapping against your dock. Or spend your days underwater on the world’s second-largest barrier reef, teeming with life and color!

Roatan boasts plentiful outdoor activities and the serene beauty of a non-commercial island tucked away from the high-rises and chain hotels. This oceanfront home offers you all of these opportunities for yourself or for your guests.

Whatever your investment plans, we can find you the right choice here in Roatan. Reach out to explore current availability with me. I want to know your plans and dreams so we can make sure you invest the right way.


$565,000
5 Bedrooms, Oceanfront Home, Ready for your Seaside Retreat
Roatan,
MLS# 20-166
5 beds  |  6 baths  |  4600 sqft


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Property Description
Turn-key oceanfront with four condos/suites. This four level home can accommodate up to 10 people. Buyers can live in one of the suites and rent/manage the other three units. First Floor - Large Penthouse Suite- One bedroom/One bathroom, open concept floor plan which includes marvelous views from master bedroom, spacious decking kitchen/living area. Finishes on this unit include handcrafted local woodwork cabinets (included on all condos), and dining table, granite countertops, high wood ceilings, fine hardwood floor and tile throughout the master bathroom. Second Floor - 2 - One Bedroom Suites, Each unit offers privacy with their own patios overlooking the picturesque Caribbean Sea. Great size and unique for a vacation rental experience. More.

Details
Contract Information
Current Price: $565,000
Property Type: Homes
Status: Active
Begin Date: 2020-06-17
List Price: $565,000
General Property Features
Access Type: Paved
Area: Jonesville
Total Bedrooms: 5
Total Bathrooms: 6
# of Levels: 3
Total SqFt.: 4600
Waterfront: Yes
Type of Waterfront: Harbour
Beach Access: Yes
Pool: Yes
Garage/Parking: yes
Main Roadfront: No
Furnished: Yes
Standby Generator: No
Year Built: 2016
Lot Acres: 0.1
Address
Property Name: Ready for your Seaside Retreat
Subdivision: Czech Village
Street Name: 5 Bedrooms, Oceanfront Home
Island: Roatan
Country: Honduras
Remarks and Directions
Directions: Czech Village entry #2- Gray house on the water
Hot Sheet Comment: new
Property Features
Water: Private
Sewer: Private
Air Conditioning: Wall
Appliances: Refrigerator; Stove; Washer
Supplements
On both of the condos, you will find a kitchenette with appliances, with their own separate dining/living room area, a cozy bedroom, and full bathroom. Third Floor- Two Bedroom/ Two Bathroom - This penthouse suite is the largest of all three units- Island living, done right. Large Bedrooms with deep blue ocean views, each room with its own bathroom. A generous kitchen and dining/living room area. Large deck to enjoy bayfront views. Fourth Floor - Huge storage area, pool pump room, laundry room and half bathroom. The Unparalleled beauty and grace continues outdoors you and your guest will enjoy unobstructed bay front views which embrace the Jonesville Harbor channel and ever-changing sunrise, adding more outdoor entertaining on a spacious pool deck, and a dock that can accommodate a 50' boat with 6 to 8 ft draft Wait the adventure is just beginning! Grab your kayak to paddle to some of the best pristine diving in the Mesoamerican barrier reef located a few minutes from the home.

Last Updated: October - 04 - 2020

5 Bedrooms, Oceanfront Home, Ready for your Seaside Retreat, Roatan, - MLS# 20-166

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Thursday 29th of October 2020 07:37 PM

Realities of Island Life: It Ain’t Always Perfect

I am in the business of selling real estate on the Caribbean island of Roatan, located just off the coast of Honduras. But I’m not just here to sell a property and then walk away. There are too many realities of island life that I think some folks overlook when jumping into the real estate market, so I choose to be available as more than just a real estate agent.

After all, I did the same move years ago, so I know what it’s like!Realities of Island in Roatan

I left my life and home in the U.S. to move to Roatan in 2009. I wanted a slowed-down environment, where nature takes center stage. I absolutely made the right decision!

But there are certainly limitations to living on an island. After all, an island is surrounded by water and there’s only so far you can go in any direction. I’m always happy to chat with clients about the ups and downs of living on an island, so here are some of the basic realities of island life to consider when you are looking at moving to Roatan.

Small Town Realities of Island Life

Living on an island with limitations means that our towns and our overall population are small, making island life another version of small town life and all that it entails.

Small town life can be a harsh adjustment for some folks who are used to the anonymity or even the plentiful options for entertainment and nightlife when living in a city.Roatn Life

The coconut telegraph is alive and well, so be sure to think about what you do and what you say before you end up starting a new rumor here in this small-town world! Of course, the perks of small town life are great, too. You can always check out my posts to catch a daily glimpse of life in Roatan!

Island realities certainly include knowing most folks quite well, but because Roatan is also a popular tourist destination, there are constantly new people to meet and more fun to be had. So don’t worry that you’ll feel isolated here in Roatan – the small town vibe just adds to the island life charm.

When you know what you’re getting into and you understand those limitations, it’s actually a wonderful adjustment to make. Greeting all your neighbors as friends and running into friends everywhere you go is just a bonus to island living!

Island Life is Isolating

Islands are also isolated, which also means that sometimes we don’t have options for purchases or that we have to import something specifically from the mainland. We make do with what’s available, which can be hard for some people who are used to living in the land of plenty!

Living on an island comes with new challenges for those who have never lived on one before. You can’t take long road trips to the mountains or lakes; going anywhere requires a drive on the island’s one main winding road or hopping on a boat or a plane. You usually need to plan in advance if you want to travel to the mainland and flights can be expensive with limited options at certain times of year.

But the benefit of this island being small and our options being slightly limited sometimes is that we waste no time choosing from the hundreds of shampoos you find at a grocery store back home…we don’t spend hours in a car commuting or driving to the beach for the weekend.Island life is isolating

Instead, we walk out our front doors to get our toes into the sand and we consider a 40-minute drive a very long journey! It’s all a matter of perspective…

Understanding Island Life Real Estate

And living on the island of Roatan also comes with other aspects that someone from the U.S. or Canada  might not understand. The legal system here can be a headache and there are certainly challenges to doing business in a developing country with often-volatile social and political problems.

Luckily, our island is isolated (remember?) from many of those issues. But legal transactions for real estate and residency processing can still be a bit more of a challenge to navigate here.

But just remember that red tape exists everywhere! In a foreign, developing nation, the navigating of those systems can feel like a true maze for foreigners. That’s why I can’t stress enough the importance of working with professionals.

There are challenges of living on a Caribbean island that you should be aware of before you make a massive investment in real estate.About Living in Roatan

That’s where working with a professional realtor comes into play. If you try to purchase real estate on your own on an island in a foreign country…well there’s not much I can say except, “Buena suerte.”

Having a true professional on your side to not only help you find the right investment, but to also advise you on your potential lifestyle here or the potential pitfalls you might face as a homeowner, landlord, or retiree on this island.

This is just a glimpse into the realities of living on an island in the Caribbean. Life here is wonderful, but – just like life everywhere! – there are limitations and realities you should understand before you take the leap.

Nowhere is perfect. But this Caribbean island paradise sure feels mostly perfect to me.

I’m always happy to talk about living in Roatan and the realities of daily life and doing business here, so get in touch and let’s talk about your potential move. I always want my clients to feel like friends…after all, we’re about to be neighbors on this tiny little rock.

Roatan B&B For Sale in West Bay

Seaside Inn is located just behind West Bay Divers, right in the heart of world-famous West Bay Beach. This 4-unit bed and breakfast is ready for a new owner! Take a look at this amazing Roatan B&B for sale in West Bay…

This B&B is 5-star rated and reviewed on TripAdvisor and VRBO/HomeAway. This is a unique property on the island of Roatan offering an incredible location, accommodations in pristine condition, and at a price you’ll love.

Quick Facts about Seaside Inn, Roatan:

  • 3 guest suites
  • 1 standalone guest bungalow
  • Steps from West Bay Beach
  • Steps from a 5-star PADI dive center
  • 0.25 acres of beautiful landscaping
  • Established services and vendors
  • Established online presence
  • High occupancy rate + return guests!
  • No HOA fees
  • Easy legal transfer
Commercial Property for Sale in Roatan MLS 18-439

For Sale in Roatan MLS 18-439

Roatan B&B for Sale

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, Seaside Inn is your answer. You can own a slice of paradise with a built-in revenue option.

Whether this is a career change or you’re just ready to live the good life here in the tropics, this Roatan B&B provides the best of everything.

The meticulously maintained boutique resort rests just steps off West Bay Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean. Visitors from all over the world regularly hail West Bay Beach as one of the best in the region on TripAdvisor.

Roatan is also regularly hailed as a top destination in the world.

And, since you’re thinking about moving to Roatan, you should know that this island is a darling of International Living and Islands magazines.

Seaside Inn sits slightly back from the hustle and bustle of the beach, offering a quiet, romantic, and intimate setting.

Resting on 0.25 acres, you and your guests can enjoy beautifully landscaped grounds, including plenty of fruit trees. Mango, avocado, starfruit, lime, papaya, apple bananas, plantains, and pomegranate are all available!

Guests love the convenience to a 5-Star PADI dive shop within just a minute’s walk. They also store guests’ gear while staying with us, offer a discount, and take out snorkelers if some guests are not divers.

In just three years of operation, Seaside Inn has experienced rapid growth. Occupancy in high season is already at 92%.

Seaside Inn enjoys a solid reputation; among constant new bookings, returning guests are also prominently represented.

B&B Layout and Amenities

Multiple Listing Service Roatan 18-439

Seaside Inn offers a total 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and 5 kitchens/kitchenettes that comprise the four guest accommodations.

There are three beautifully appointed guest suites, each with private entrances, tiled en-suite private baths, and kitchenettes.

There is al also a standalone bungalow with kitchen, dining area, living area, and private bath. Seaside Inn can accommodate 8-9 guests.

Plans are also included for two more bungalows: one is wheelchair-accessible and the other is a 2-story, 2-bedroom unit with 2.5 baths.

There is also a guest laundry, freezer stocked with cubed ice for drinks, and a huge DVD collection. Guests are also offered Cable TV with over 100 channels and WiFi throughout the property.

The accommodations also offer 8 new, energy-efficient split AC units. Each accommodation has the AC separately metered so that you can charge for AC usage and therefore avoid issues with abuse of the electricity consumption.

The entire resort is backed up with a 22kwh propane generator with an automatic transfer switch. Even when (not if…Roatan is an island after all!) the power goes out, Seaside Inn can have electricity back on with 6 seconds!

Even during the heat of summer, you and all your guests will always have air conditioning and water.

The entire inventory of guest linens, dishes, furniture (indoor and out), and all guest accommodation décor is included in the sale price.

Roatan B&B Services and Structure

Bed and Breakfast Roatan MLS #18-439

Purchasing a functional and successful Roatan B&B offers a new owner the opportunity to hit the ground running.

There’s no need to set up all new vendor contracts or to furnish and decorate every square inch. You can jump right in and enjoy the hard work that was put into the business before you!

Seaside Inn already has several contractors and vendors offering their services. A new owner can enjoy professional cleaning, laundry, and accounting services, as well as a website, booking sites, and a Facebook presence.

The Inn already comes with the delivery of propane, vegetables, eggs, and water so a new owner can enjoy this smoothly running business.

The main structure is solid concrete with a 2.5-foot-wide foundation, expertly built by prominent local builder Howard Bodden.

Seaside Inn also has a well providing over 1,000 gallons a day. There is a 12,000-gallon cistern for the main building and a 7,000-gallon cistern for the standalone bungalow that catches rainwater. This can be used for bathing and washing dishes in the accommodations, but it is mainly used for keeping the landscaping watered in the dry months.

Buy a Roatan B&B

Property Located in West Bay Roatan

If you’re already interested in this Roatan B&B for sale on West Bay Beach, then let’s get down to the logistics of real estate in Roatan. A new owner will enjoy an easy legal transaction with transferable corporations (holding and business).

There are also no HOA fees to worry about at Seaside Inn. You’ll never have monthly fees or assessments. A new owner can choose to expand without being controlled by an HOA.

Seaside Inn is already set-up with an electronic security system operated by Bulldog International (similar to ADT).

The Inn is also ADA-compliant with a wheel chair ramp in preparation for an already-designed wheelchair-accessible bungalow.

Seaside Inn is currently owned and operated by an honorably discharged disabled Marine Corp Veteran.

Are you interested in learning more about Seaside Inn? Contact me for details and to schedule a visit.

Business for Sale in Roatan

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Roatan Real Estate Terms to Know

Doing business in a foreign country can be confusing. That’s where a local Roatan Realtor steps in to help. Let’s go through some Roatan real estate terms to know so you have an idea of what to expect with your real estate transaction.

Terms are given alternatively in English and in Spanish; most legal matters seen by real estate agents in the Bay Islands are mixed and are loosely translated in private sales agreements.

For general FAQs on Roatan real estate, check out my buyer’s info here, seller’s info here, and Roatan real estate FAQs here.

Roatan Real Estate Terms to KnowRoatan Real Estate Terms to Know

  • Dominio Pleno: This is the title issued by the municipality to an individual who does not have valid title but has been living on or in possession of the property. The individual must petition the municipality for it and pay 10% of the value of the property. (Some proof of ownership is usually provided).
  • Public Document: “Escritura Publica” transfers the title before a Notary, in which one party sells, donates, grants, trades, or in any way transfers titles and another party pays and/or accepts the transfer.
  • Protocolo/Protocol: The continuous book of public documents kept by a Notary during a fiscal year. Sent yearly to the Supreme Court Secretary to be kept as a public record.
  • Antecedent: The public document from which you receive your current title. This is the public document that enables you to register your title and on which the marginal annotation for transfer of the current title has been written. It’s the chain of title that exists on any given document and must appear on a public document in order for it to be recorded.
  • Cadastral: The municipal land office that handles the survey and measurement of all property within its delimitated territory.
  • Certificate Cadastral Map: Survey issued by the land office at municipality on property submitted to registry.
  • Survey: Map of property, which must accompany documents to registry and can be made by an engineer or by the cadastral office and it usually done by both.
  • Meets and Bounds: Measurements and boundaries, usually referring to the polygonal data on map or survey as well as indicating neighboring property and owners.
  • Easements: Right of passage, conduits. Commonly known in Honduran legislation as Servidumbres.
  • Horizontal property: Special regimen that buildings such as condos and apartments are subjected to. Special document must be prepared to subject property to horizontal property regimen and all covenants and restrictions must be stated as well as managements and common areas and all regulations to which each owner will be subjected.
  • POA: Power of attorney- Power to represent another individual or company, in Honduras done before a Notary in Escritura Publica, when done overseas, it must be authenticated by a notary and carry an APOSTILLE or be authenticated by a Notary at a Honduran Consulate abroad.
  • APOSTILLE: Certification issue by one of the subscribing countries of the 1961 Hague Convention that validates a document issued by one of the other subscribing members of said convention. International agreement to validate documents originating in and destined to subscribing countries.

Other Roatan Real Estate Terms to KnowOther Roatan Real Estate Terms to Know

Title Opinion and Title Searches

The age of a document is not a determining factor, only public documents done before a Notary, a Titulo Supletorio petitioned before a court of law or Dominio Pleno issued by a Municipality can be registered.

Transfer of title: Only “Public documents” (any of the above) can be transferred by a public document. You must have a public “Registered” document to transfer the same rights in another public document.

Title search: The registry of documents in Honduras is public, meaning the public (any ordinary citizen) is able to see all documents that have been filed and registered at said office.

The chain of the title is what you will be looking at to determine:

  1. Liens, easements, mortgages. These are of interest to real estate agents, as they determine the value of the land and what other documentation is required to deliver a clean title.
  2. If the title has been transferred from a public document (which was not always the case) or if by Titulo Supletario or Dominio Pleno.
  3. How far back the title goes and how many times the title has legally changed hands.
  4. In the event the lands are owned or were owned by a corporation, who owns the corporation and who is the representative of the corporation.

Different Ways to Transfer a Title

Sale outright: Tradición de Dominio por compra-venta. One party selling, one party buying, sale price is paid.

Sale of share in a corporation that owns property. Transfer is then of the company and not the property, but amounts to the same thing as the partners who own the property change.

  • Permuta: Trade: Exchanging the property for another of estimated equal value, or for another object.
  • Dacion de Pago: Property can be given in lieu of payment of a debt.
  • Donation: The person or entity that owns the property donates it to another, free of charge or in exchange for services or rights retained on said property. Take caution with these transfers, as they are revocable under a special clause called “ingratitude”.

Roatan Real Estate Inheritance Laws

There is a procedure that must be followed prior to the transfer of property. The legal heir must first be declared as such by the court, known as probate if there is a will, intestate if there was no will, in which family is called to succeed by order of familiarity. Your attorney will handle this.

Always check with your own attorney for validity of inheritance – this can be tricky. There have been problems before as the law does not state that all relatives who have a right to succeed when there is no will must declare themselves heirs simultaneously, so the individual claims are registered at different times and property can then be sold off by only one heir.

I realize it can be confusing to do business in a foreign country. I’m here to help facilitate the process easily and seamlessly for you! Contact me with any questions any time.

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Splash Inn has its own restaurant that sits directly on main street in West End and offers ocean views
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# of Bedrooms: 25
# of Bathrooms: 29
Square Footage: 1
Area: West End
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Barefoot Cay, Roatan,
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Land and Homes for Sale in Roatan

This month, I’m highlighting a few homes and a few lots that I think are excellent opportunities right now. All land and homes for sale in Roatan can always be viewed on the Roatan MLS. You can search all listings or limit your search results by selecting specific criteria.

Land for Sale in Roatan

These three lots each offer something special for the right owner. If you’ve been dreaming of building your own island home for a while, there’s no better time than the present to start making those dreams come true.

Roatan MLS 17-413

Barefoot Cay Resort is now offering home sites in the Barefoot Marina Village. This ocean-view lot boasts 0.22 acres framed by palm trees. Enjoy all the incredible amenities of the Barefoot Cay Resort community, including an on-site dive shop, restaurant/bar, gift shop, spa, pools, and some of Roatan’s best snorkeling and dive sites just offshore. This lot is listed at just $119,000.  ROATAN MLS 17-413

 

Located in the very popular West Bay neighborhood of Lighthouse Estates, this 0.24-acre lot offers a gentle slope and beach access, with low HOA fees to cover community costs. With world-famous West Bay Beach just a few minutes’ walk away, this quiet community enjoys convenience without the crowds. Take a look at this lot listed at only $219,777. ROATAN MLS 15-260

 

Roatan MLS 17-41

Adjacent to the popular Lighthouse Estates neighborhood is the equally desirable Turtle Crossing neighborhood. This lot offers its own private keyhole – a rare opportunity for this popular part of the island! This lot is not part of the HOA, but the opportunity to join is available. At 0.46 acres with its own keyhole, this lot will not stay on the market long! Have a look for yourself – it’s listed at only $289,000. ROATAN MLS 17-41

Homes for Sale in Roatan

These three homes for sale each offer you the chance to make island life your dream come true. Take a look at these options all listed under $300,000.

Roatan MLS 17-248

Sonrisa del Sol is a 2-bedroom/2.5-bathroom home in the beautiful area of French Cay. Located right on the water, this home comes with its own boathouse and dock, plus a large storage building that could offer additional profits. A separate studio apartment offers rental opportunities as well. This home is listed at only $259,000. ROATAN MLS 17-248

 

Roatan MLS 17-365

Palmetto Bay B-18 is a Balinese-style villa in the desirable Palmetto Bay Plantation neighborhood. Community amenities offer additional appeal, including a large stretch of beach, beautiful pool, on-site restaurant, and 24-hour security. This 3-bedroom/2-bathroom home is listed at only $269,000. ROATAN MLS 17-365

 

Roatan MLS 17-226

Villa Ana Sea Garden is a 4-bedroom/3-bathroom beauty in a fabulous location. Situated next to the tranquil Carambola Gardens just minutes from vibrant West End Village, this home is ideal for your new island lifestyle. As a duplex with two fully rentable units, you can choose to rent both or live in one while enjoying the income opportunity of renting the other. This perfectly positioned home is listed at just $287,500. ROATAN MLS 17-226

What do you think? Is your dream opportunity listed here? Get in touch and let me know what you’re looking for and let’s see if we can make your island real estate dreams come true.

Land and Homes for Sale Roatan

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Condo with Private Pool, Lawson Beach Club, Y109, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 2569.67
Year Built: 2008
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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
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Casita, Dock Access, Captains Quarters - Main Home, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2500
Year Built: 2019
Area: Johnson Bight
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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
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Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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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
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Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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$250,000
Jolly Octopus Bar and Grill, Roatan,
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Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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$70,000
Income Potential Lot, Roatan,
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Area: Sandy Bay
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$68,000
Ocean View in Sandy Bay, Roatan,
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Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Wesley Heights Topridge
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Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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Ocean Views in Top Ridge, Roatan,
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Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Top Ridge Wesley Heights
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Last Updated: October - 28 - 2020
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A Caribbean Island Safe From Hurricanes

The hurricane season has been particularly harsh in 2017. It’s been awful to see the destruction of these storms rolling through the Eastern Caribbean islands and up into the southeastern United States. We are so lucky that Roatan is a Caribbean island safe from hurricanes.

I get this question a lot generally, but especially lately, given all the news surrounding Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Both were devastating to so many other Caribbean islands.

If you are willing and able, I encourage you to donate to the many amazing organizations working hard to help these islanders recover from the damages.

Given our location, we’re fairly safe from direct hurricane hits here in Roatan. While that doesn’t mean we never get hit or that we never have to worry, we are very lucky and are one of very few Caribbean islands generally safe from the annual hurricane season.

Why is Roatan Safe From Hurricanes?Why is Roatan safe from hurricanes

Roatan is located in the western Caribbean, just off the northern coast of Honduras. This location offers us protection from the main hurricane belt of the Eastern Caribbean.

Typical hurricanes develop and strengthen in the Atlantic Ocean and head west toward the Caribbean islands and the southeastern United States. Occasionally those same hurricanes come as far west and south as the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. More often, they hit Florida – well north of Roatan island.

Roatan occasionally gets the outskirts of a hurricane or tropical storm, with some rain and wind causing a little bit of bad weather for us. But, luckily, it is very rare that a hurricane directly hits Roatan.

Our most protective feature, however, is our fringing barrier reef. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the second-largest in the world and protects our island from most damage. We are very lucky in that respect, especially since surge waters are typically the most deadly aspect of a hurricane.

A Caribbean Island Safe From HurricanesA caribbean Island safe from hurricanes Roatan Bay Islands

Roatan is safe from hurricanes on a general basis. The last major direct hit that Honduras suffered was Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Statistically, hurricanes hit Honduras directly once every 25 years or so. That allows us the liberty of breathing easier throughout every hurricane season.

While other Caribbean islands have to worry every summer into autumn, we tend not to notice too many weather changes this far west. The only hurricanes we keep a very close watch for are those forming off the north coast of South America.

When those do form, we are still pretty lucky, as they tend not to come to our island directly.

The mainland can get a harder hit, but then once a hurricane goes over land for an extended period of time, it loses strength and tends to fade.

Is Hurricane Insurance Necessary in Roatan?Is hurricane insurance necessary in Roatan

This is a common question I get as a follow-up to the general hurricane preparedness of our island.

Again, generally speaking, Roatan is a fairly safe Caribbean island in terms of hurricane damage.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should just ignore the potential of a storm hitting our island.

If you’re building a home in Roatan, I always recommend that you work with a local architect and builder to maximize your use of the local environment and to ensure your preparedness for all types of weather. That’s of vital importance

In terms of insurance requirements and recommendations, your home location and building type will determine the types of insurance you might need. Flood insurance is obviously more likely for waterfront homes than for hilltop homes.

General comprehensive plans might include hurricane insurance, but be sure to check for yourself. On a case-by-case basis, you can look into your options and needs.

No insurance is compulsory in Honduras, but it’s a good idea to be prepared and to have your own coverage.

I’m always happy to advise based on your specific situation.

Feel free to reach out anytime to ask me more about life in Roatan. I’m happy to talk real estate, moving to the island, and the logistics of life in paradise.

Buying Property in Roatan Honduras

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Port Royal Stunning Property, Roatan,
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Acres!, West Bay Land Development: 25, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
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The beach in West Bay is crystal clean and has white sand beaches
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Property Type: Commercial
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: West Bay
Description: Bananarama Dive Resort is located right in the center of West Bay Beach wit...
Last Updated: September - 24 - 2020
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$5,900,000
Land Development, Crawfish Rock, Roatan,
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Last Updated: August - 07 - 2020
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$3,700,000
Orilla del Mar -By The Sea, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Description: Orilla Del Mar ~ By The Sea This enviable beachfront property is as beautif...
Last Updated: October - 13 - 2020
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$3,500,000
Property Type: Commercial
Area: Diamond Rock
Subdivision: Punta Blanca, Diamond Roc
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Last Updated: October - 01 - 2020
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$3,500,000
Property Type: Resort
# of Bedrooms: 16
# of Bathrooms: 12
Square Footage: 15000
Area: Punta Blanca
Subdivision: Punta Blanca
Description: Marble Hill Farms offers a great opportunity to own an operating resort on ...
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$3,200,000
Splash Inn has its own restaurant that sits directly on main street in West End and offers ocean views
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Barefoot Cay, Roatan,
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Moving to a Caribbean Island

Moving to a Caribbean island sounds like a far-fetched idea to some – but to those of us who feel called to the islands, it’s only a matter of time. We love the rhythm of life here, the sunshine, and the salty breeze. Moving to the Caribbean is the best decision for so many of us!

Moving to a Caribbean IslandMoving to the Island

Moving to a Caribbean island is probably easier than you think! The toughest part is choosing which island to move to…

The island of Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras. With direct flights to the U.S. and Canada, you don’t have to worry about taking those tiny island hopper planes to reach this paradise.

We enjoy a wonderful, eclectic mix of residents in Roatan, with people from all over the world calling this particular island “home.”

If you’ve been thinking about moving to a Caribbean island, moving to Roatan is certainly an easy option. Retirees enjoy a fabulous lifestyle filled with outdoor social activities and a low cost of living.

There are opportunities for entrepreneurs and highly qualified people are always needed to boost the growing industries on this island, especially in tourism, education, and medicine.

Moving to this Caribbean island is an opportunity just waiting to be seized!

Move to Roatan in the CaribbeanBuy Roatan Island Real Estate

Roatan is frequently called the Gem of the Caribbean for its lush green jungle covering the hilly terrain leading to the turquoise Caribbean Sea below.

Powder soft white sandy beaches and dramatic black iron shore (fossilized coral) lines the coastline, with the world’s second-largest barrier reef just off shore – close enough to swim!

Snorkeling and scuba diving have long been popular in Roatan, but outdoor sports of all variety are available for your enjoyment. From kite surfing to paddleboarding, kayaking to beach volleyball, baseball to parasailing…Roatan has something for everyone in this natural playground!

Roatan is also a well-established expat destination, with expats from all around the world moving to this Caribbean island for a better lifestyle by the sea. With a relatively low cost of living and continuous upward growth, Roatan is regularly hailed as a premier destination for both tourists and expats.

Make it Happen

If you’ve been dreaming of moving to a Caribbean island, now is the time. Just do it. You have to make your own dreams come true and there’s no better time than the present!

Yes, there are logistics involved and family to consider and holidays you’ll miss. There are jobs and pensions and investments to worry about. Of course!

But, at the end of the day, if you’re dreaming of living a different life in the tropics, only you can make it happen. Go for it!

What do you think? Are you ready to move to a Caribbean island? I have so many amazing real estate opportunities to share – regardless of your budget. Get in touch and let’s talk about seriously making this happen.

It’s your life. If you want to live it in the tropics on the beach, make it happen!

Real Estate in Roatan

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Area: Sandy Bay
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Last Updated: October - 01 - 2020
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$3,500,000
Property Type: Resort
# of Bedrooms: 16
# of Bathrooms: 12
Square Footage: 15000
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How to Move to Roatan Island

The idea of moving to a tropical island sounds like a dream come true! But, of course, there are plenty of logistics to worry about with any sort of house move. Here are some important tips on how to move to Roatan island, with insights specific to our beautiful slice of paradise in the Caribbean.

How to Move to Roatan Island

Roatan enjoys excellent connections with the U.S. and Canada via direct international flights. This makes your journey much easier than it could be for such a small island!

We also have many options for cargo to be shipped from the U.S. or elsewhere in Central America.

If you’re moving here full-time without keeping a home or storage unit back home, then it’s especially important to consider your packing and shipping options. The best thing to do whenever you move home is to minimize – you don’t want to just take everything without considering its value in your new home.

Shipping Items to Roatan

There are several notable shipping options for sending your belongings to Roatan. A few you might recognize, while others are Honduran-based companies.

DHL and FedEx deliver to Roatan, with an office across the street from the international airport collecting and holding items for pick-up. This option is best for small shipments, like small Amazon deliveries or important paperwork.

Island Shipping and Dip Shipping are two other popular options for shipping items to Roatan. Both of these are local companies that offer excellent service for crates and pallets to be brought to Roatan.

Carefully consider what you might actually need versus just shipping your whole home. Remember that this is a tropical island, likely meaning a different climate from what you’re used to experiencing. That affects what you need to bring as well.

For example, electronics will deteriorate more quickly in salt air, so if you’re moving to a beachfront home you want to consider the types of electronics you might import. If there’s no way to repair any issues in Roatan, is it worthwhile?

If you have questions about shipping certain items to Roatan, feel free to contact me anytime!

Packing to Move to Roatan Island

If you’re bringing most of your belongings with you on the plane, it’s important to pack carefully. You can check in several pieces of luggage, but you’ll want to ensure that what you’re paying to bring is worthwhile.

Remember that we do have plenty of options for shopping on the island, plus easy access to the mainland for other items. You aren’t moving to the middle of nowhere with zero options to replace or buy new clothing.

Remember also that Roatan is a rather casual island. You don’t need to bring all your black tie formalwear here! Flip-flops and casual summer attire are absolutely appropriate year-round.

You’ll want a waterproof jacket with a hood for rainy season, along with some cold-weather clothes. You’ll be surprised, but once you live here for a little while, even 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 Celsius) will make you shiver!

Pack what you need, but know that your lifestyle here will be different than back home. You’ll be outdoors more often than in front of the TV and you’ll be spending time with friends regularly. It’s the island lifestyle we all love!

Do you want some more tips for moving to Roatan? Be sure to check out the rest of my blog with tips for potential expats in Roatan. You can also reach out anytime with questions – I’m more than happy to help!

 

 

All the Best Annual Events in Roatan

Annual Events in Roatan

Annual Events in Roatan

There certainly is no wrong time of year to visit the island of Roatan! We celebrate so many fun annual events and we love to share those times with visitors. Whatever your vacation plans entail, here are all the best annual events in Roatan that you might want to plan your visit around – whether to enjoy the festivities or avoid them for smaller crowds!

Spring Annual Events in Roatan

One of my favorite annual events, the Music Festival for the Angels happens every March. This outdoor jamfest benefits two wonderful organizations here in Roatan: the SOL International Foundation and Clinica Esperanza.

Clinica Esperanza provides vital medical care to our island’s residents. You can donate to Clinica Esperanza throughout the year via their website. There is also a list of in-kind donations they regularly need, so make a little space in your suitcase and bring some supplies to Roatan!

If you’re from Canada, be sure to contact Not Just Tourists before you leave to see if they have any medical equipment heading to Roatan. You can help deliver it by just checking in an extra suitcase for your flight. It’s that easy!

Another major annual event in Roatan is Semana Santa, or Easter Week. While the dates vary each year, Semana Santa is a week of fun in the sun! Tourists from all over Central America flock to our beautiful islands as schools and businesses tend to close for much of Holy Week.

Lots of North Americans have time off during that time as well, so it’s a busy – but electric – time for Roatan! Large cruise ship crowds add to the large Semana Santa crowds, so it’s a common time for expats and other Roatan residents to avoid West Bay Beach and West End altogether.

But if you’re ready for a party atmosphere and some great people-watching, this could become your favorite week of the year!

Summer Annual Events in Roatan

Come June, Roatan enjoys the annual SOL International Foundation Dive Shop Olympics. West End and West Bay both become a playground for all sorts of fun competitions, all to raise money for the fabulous SOL Foundation.

You’ll see street hockey tournaments and three-legged bar crawls, beach volleyball matches and basura boat races (basura means trash in Spanish…you can imagine the creativity that goes into this one!).

The SOL Foundation is a fantastic part of our community in Roatan, so please support them whenever you visit our beautiful islands. You can donate throughout the year to the wonderful work of the SOL International Foundation through their website.

Another popular Spring/Summer event is the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition. It is typically held at the end of May each year, but Roatan will host this international competition in August 2017, in conjunction with the 2017 AIDA Freediving World Championship in Roatan.

Hosting the World Championship is a huge honor for Roatan and just shows how important the sport is for our island. The annual Caribbean Cup has become so popular that the two events will coincide in August for an international event of incredible scope.

Autumn Annual Events in Roatan

The ever-popular Roatan International Fishing Tournament is held in September each year, during the week of Honduran Independence Day (September 15th).

The Fishing Tournament is a fun atmosphere for all, with an almost Carnival atmosphere in West End and many visitors coming from all around the world to compete and enjoy the island life.

Whether you fish or not, you’ll love the celebratory feel of this week in September. During this otherwise quieter time for the island, the Fishing Tournament offers us a fun distraction!

Also in September, the annual Sundae by the Sea event raises money to benefit Clinica Esperanza. Unfortunately, this year’s event is currently postponed with no definite rescheduled date yet. Hopefully this is just a short-term delay for such a fantastic fundraising event!

Winter Annual Events in Roatan

A new event on the annual calendar is the Roatan Humane Society’s Annual Fur Ball held in January. This is one of very few times that Roatan residents will don their finest for an evening of glamor and fundraising for the island’s stray animal population. After three successful years in a row, I hope this one continues for many more to come!

Winter is also the busy season for Roatan as snowbirds join us for several months to escape the snow. More cruise ships arrive in the winter than other times throughout the year, so just keep this in mind for your planning.

If you want some wintertime sunshine, then you’re sure to find it in Roatan! But if you’d prefer to avoid all the crowds, consider staying farther from the tourist hotspots or consider coming at a different time of year.

Winter is also our rainy season! Don’t forget that all that lush tropical jungle we love has to be properly watered. Rainy season isn’t like monsoon season, but there are still plenty of days with rainfall between October and March.

Storms are also more likely, although we are luckily outside of the main hurricane belt of the Eastern Caribbean.

And, don’t forget, this is also the holiday season in Roatan! We love to celebrate by supporting each other in the community and giving back where we can. We would love for you to join us in these endeavors.

Best Annual Events in Roatan

My favorite annual events are the ones that bring people together for happy memories and good causes. The Music Festival for the Angels is an all-time favorite that I highly recommend everyone enjoy.

One of the charities that benefits from the music festival is the SOL International Foundation, whose summer Olympics event is always a favorite for anyone in West End or West Bay especially. There’s bound to be something fun and entertaining going on throughout that competition, so just ask around while you’re here!

The fishing tournament and the freediving tournament bring people from all over the world to our little island, so even if you don’t care about the actual activities, it’s a fun environment to have such a variety of people gathering together to enjoy a common interest.

Whatever events are your favorites, be sure to schedule your visit to check them all out! And remember that many of these events are fundraisers to support our community and to ensure that everyone benefits from the increasing popularity of Roatan.

If you have questions about your visit or about moving to Roatan, contact me anytime! I love this island life and I love to share it with others.