Do You Need a Professional Realtor in Roatan?

This question tends to pop up in Facebook groups, so I thought I’d address it here for everyone’s benefit: Do you need a professional REALTOR in Roatan? Yes. But, obviously I would say that because I am a professional REALTOR in Roatan!

While my opinion might be biased, my rationale is sound. To help you make your own decision, here is some insight into the real estate process and pitfalls in Roatan.

Buying Real Estate in Roatan

Beachfront Homesite for Sale Roatan MLS 19-15

Buying real estate in a foreign country can seem a little scary. Without being familiar with all the processes, you can’t possibly know the ins and outs. That’s where a professional comes in!

I’ve written before about the real estate process in Roatan. You can read about the buying process, terms you should know, and even the cost of construction in Roatan on my blog.

But no matter the amount of research you put into the process, you need a professional guiding you through your unique adventure. There will inevitably be questions that arise and issues that need to be handled during the transaction. You don’t want to waste your big investment by making mistakes along the way. Even seemingly small mistakes can derail your dreams.

Oceanfront with four condos/suites for sale Roatan MLS 19-131

Pitfalls of Buying Real Estate in Roatan

While I’m happy to tell you that buying real estate in Roatan has been done by plenty of foreigners without issue, there are also pitfalls to be aware of during this process.

The most common issue foreigners face when purchasing property in Roatan is the lack of a clear title.

There are, unfortunately, some horror stories from unsuspecting foreigners buying property without the counsel of a professional Roatan REALTOR. Those individuals are – rightly – upset about the transaction and often make it quite publicly known that they had an issue. This upsets those of us in the real estate industry because it makes Roatan look bad, when in reality it was simply a poor decision made by that individual to try everything solo.

If you use a professional for services back home, you should certainly use a professional overseas.

When you are unfamiliar with a place, it is always best to have someone helping and supporting you. You deserve someone in your corner to make sure you end up with the best situation.

Moving to paradise should be a celebratory occasion, not a stressful failure!

Do You Need a Professional REALTOR in Roatan?

Being a professional REALTOR in Roatan is far different than being someone who sells real estate. There is an enormous difference in abilities, education, and licensing that you truly cannot ignore – especially when purchasing real estate in a foreign country.

A person who sells real estate can be a person who may know both a seller and a buyer and puts them together with an attorney and/or notary who transacts the deal. The person who connects everyone together then collects a commission for this service.

A professional REALTOR, on the other hand, with the assistance of their broker, lists property and markets property for sale, but only does so after title checks.

Due diligence by a professional realtor in Roatan might include ensuring a clear title and payment of property taxes, examining a current survey and Cadastral survey, plus possible assistance with the ZOLITUR process and payment of ZOLITUR gains taxes.

A professional REALTOR might also deal with the escrow of funds in a specific and designated account for that sole purpose.

A professional REALTOR in Roatan offers guidance and the successful navigation of the entire purchase or sale process for their clients.

A professional REALTOR offers experience that is built upon education, training, and attention to detail that is necessary to facilitate the real estate transaction and process.

So at the end of the day, you need to ask yourself: Are you willing to risk your investment by trying to do all this alone?

Use a professional REALTOR in Roatan. I promise you won’t regret it!

Always feel free to contact me about real estate in Roatan. I’m happy to help you find the real estate opportunity you’ve been dreaming about. Come enjoy island life…it’s the good life!

Life in Roatan: Neighborhoods and Developments

If you’re considering moving overseas, there are so many considerations to take into account in your planning. Let’s cover some of your Roatan FAQs more in-depth. Today, we’re talking life in Roatan: neighborhoods and developments.

Moving to Roatan can be a life-changing experience for you. Slow down, appreciate the beauty of nature, and explore a whole new world in the Caribbean.

But island life isn’t just a one-size-fits-all experience. You might envision a sprawling sea view from your quiet hillside home, while another person might picture a luxurious condo with plenty of amenities for an island-style retirement.

Roatan Neighborhoods and Developments

Life in Roatan: Neighborhoods and Developments

There are many different areas on the island of Roatan that can be broken into neighborhoods and developments for easier recognition.

First, there are two municipalities on the island: Roatan and Santos Guardiola. The municipality of Roatan is the western half of the island from French Harbour to West Bay. The municipality of Santos Guardiola is the eastern half of the island from First Bight to Old Port Royal.

Within each area, you can find more developed and less developed neighborhoods. But, generally speaking, the eastern half of Roatan is much less developed and more rural than the western half.

There are also many planned developments and communities in Roatan that have grown in recent years. Let’s break some of those down, alongside some of the popular neighborhoods for expats.

Popular Roatan Neighborhoods for Expats

Expats tend to look at several popular neighborhoods in Roatan. Primarily, those popular areas are Sandy Bay, West End, West Bay, Pristine Bay, Palmetto Bay Plantation, Keyhole Bay and several neighborhoods on the East End. Those include Parrot Tree Plantation, First Bight,  Punta Blanca, Calabash Bight,  Camp Bay, Calabash Bight and Politilly Bight, among others.

Within the western half of Roatan, you’ll find many neighborhoods with lots of real estate listings appealing to expats.

If you’re looking for houses in Roatan, take a look at Turrets, Turtle Crossing and Lighthouse Estates in West Bay overlooking the point of Roatan. You can also look at some neighborhoods along West Bay Road, including around Tamarind Drive.

Other neighborhoods with plenty of houses include Mangrove Bight and Gibson Bight, Sandy Bay, and the Lawson Rock community, which includes both condos and houses.

You’ll also find plenty of opportunities for condos or apartments throughout the western half of Roatan. There are many options in West End and along West Bay Beach in particular, in addition to the Lawson Rock community in Sandy Bay.

Developments in Roatan for Expats

Expats also tend to love the many planned developments and communities in Roatan. You can choose from the more luxurious options at Pristine Bay, offering a private beach, clubhouse, and the island’s 18-hole championship golf course.

Or enjoy the location of Lawson Rock in Sandy Bay with its appealing rental market offering snowbirds the perfect combination for an investment. These condo units especially frequently rent well as vacation homes, so you can come enjoy paradise for a few months each year, and then allow a property management company to facilitate the rentals throughout the rest of the calendar.

Keyhole Bay, just up the road from West Bay Beach, is another luxury opportunity for a quiet retreat from the crowds. Sunset Villas in West End is an incredibly popular neighborhood offering both residents and visitors walking access to all of the bars, restaurants, and activities of this vibrant community.

Parrot Tree Plantation and Palmetto Bay Plantation offer a variety of home options and are both centrally located for easy access to commercial French Harbour, including the brand new hospital based at Mega Plaza. They both enjoy great convenience while staying far off the main road and the tourist crowds.

There are other neighborhood developments with amenities, like Turtle Crossing and Lighthouse Estates in West Bay, that enjoy community pools and landscaping, in addition to security and utility set-up.

Where Should You Live in Roatan?

Your own situation is unique, so only you can decide what’s best in terms of location. But you should certainly consider several important questions.

Do you need to work or are you retired? If you require work and are seeking employment, you’ll need to consider the availability of jobs in reference to homes.

While Roatan is not a large island, the single main road is narrow and winding and can be very congested when cruise ships are in port. Commuting long distances is not ideal.

If you can work from home, then you probably need to just consider your access to reliable internet. Ask around and test speeds before committing to a lease. If you’re building or buying real estate, you can ask neighbors which company they use.

Then again, maybe you’re coming to Roatan to pursue a new opportunity as an entrepreneur! Take a look at our available commercial land and properties for ideas.

If you want to walk to restaurants, bars, shops, or activities, you should look at developments, or at the far western side of the island.

Living on the East End absolutely requires a vehicle, as the public transport is not as readily available without the high tourist volume the western side receives.

These are all considerations to take into account when choosing neighborhoods and developments in Roatan. The lifestyle you want will determine your search starting point, but you might have to compromise based on your specific circumstances.

Family Life in Roatan

If you’re moving to Roatan with your family, it’s also vitally important to consider everyone’s needs for daily life.

Schools, activities, job opportunities, and access to commercial areas are all considerations you should remember while looking at real estate opportunities.

There are many more schools available – especially bilingual private schools – on the western side of Roatan. French Harbour, Coxen Hole, and Sandy Bay all offer opportunities for expat kids.

There are plenty of activities for kids, too, from sports to arts to all the amazing water-based activities of island life. Check out programs offered by the SOL International Foundation to get an idea of community opportunities.

We’ll delve more into this and other considerations throughout my Life in Roatan series.

Be sure to check out the rest of my blog for more insights into real estate in Roatan, and never hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Roatan Real Estate and the Roatan MLS

Did you know that Roatan operates a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), just like you’ll find in the United States or Canada? It’s true! We are unique in this region for coordinating our listings into a single database for both buyers and sellers to utilize. Let’s look deeper into how the Roatan MLS can help you with your Roatan real estate.

The Roatan Realtors Association is the professional organization behind the Roatan MLS. Each broker or agent is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and CANABIRH (Honduran National Real Estate Association), so you can feel confident in the level of ethics and standards of practice of everyone listing on the Roatan MLS. You won’t have to worry about things going wrong with your real estate transaction.

Roatan MLS for Buying Roatan Real Estate

If you’re dreaming of moving to paradise and buying your own island home, the Roatan MLS makes those dreams come true.

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Photography of Infinity Bay at West Bay Beach, Casa Cascada at Lighthouse Estate and Casa Azul at Lawson Rock

You can easily peruse our online system to see the hundreds of available listings, from land to condos to villas. Full details are offered for each and every listing, along with photos and geographical details.

As you scan through the many options available to you, you’ll get a realistic idea of property prices in Roatan, plus typical amenities and building styles. Having all of these details coordinated onto one website makes your search easier and more likely to be successful.

As a real estate agent, I love being part of the Roatan MLS system. Being able to coordinate with the many other agents on the island helps us all to help our clients.

We work together, rather than competing and trying to undermine each other. This creates a much healthier environment for our own work, but – more importantly – it helps guarantee your satisfaction as a client. That’s our goal at the end of the day: to help you fulfill your own dreams.

Roatan MLS for Selling Roatan Real Estate

Choosing to list your Roatan real estate with an agent or broker on the Roatan MLS opens up your property to be seen by more potential buyers.

Property For Sale in Roatan

For Sale Beachfront Lot Roatan MLS 15-20, Dive Resort 15-519 and Ocean View Lot 16-236

The listings in the MLS are fed to multiple national and international websites. This essentially guarantees that anyone looking to invest in Roatan real estate will see your listing.

When you decide to sell your real estate in Roatan, you want to choose to list your property with the real estate agent who makes you feel most comfortable. You need to trust that agent to do everything possible to sell your property at the best price within your ideal timeframe.

Marketing is what will sell your home, no doubt about it. If you put up a “For Sale” sign on your Roatan property, that’s a simple start. But it’s the marketing of that property that will help you sell your real estate.

Choosing to list your Roatan real estate with an agent or broker on the Roatan MLS is the start to your online marketing. But choosing to list with me offers you an even greater range of online marketing services. I’ve built my online presence through my social media channels plus my high-ranking website, so you can rest assured that your listing gets seen right away by the right people.

Whether you’re ready to buy or sell, I’m ready to help you achieve your goals. Contact me today and let’s chat. I’m always happy to answer questions you may have about the purchasing process, about life in Roatan, or about the best way to market your home.

NOTE: All pictures were gathered from the ROATAN MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

Houses and Condos on the Island of Roatan

Anytime you’re moving to a new home, it’s important to understand your destination and the pros and cons of home design. On the tropical island of Roatan, you might encounter very different circumstances than what you’re used to back home. A tropical environment with unique critters and climate can mean a different style of home is necessary. Before you choose your new home in the Caribbean, here’s an idea of the differences between houses and condos on the island of Roatan.

Why Buy a House in Roatan

Houses offers privacy, space, and usually a garden area that you can fill with luscious tropical plants and flowers. Grow your own banana or mango trees, fill your garden with hummingbird feeders, and marvel at the vibrant flowers blossoming throughout the year.

If you buy a house in Roatan, you’ll get to enjoy the authentic Caribbean lifestyle. Hang your clothes to dry out in the sunshine, fill your home with fresh sea breezes, and lounge on your patio in complete privacy.

Why Buy a Condo in Roatan

Owning your own house offers privacy and space, but owning a condo offers you more freedom from maintenance. In a condo community, you have neighbors and designated professionals around you at all times, ensuring that your investment – your dream home – is well cared for and includes all the amenities you desire.

Living in an island condo community provides community spaces, like pools, restaurants, spas, gyms, and more. Additionally, most condo communities have beachfront access for you to enjoy. When the Caribbean Sea is your front yard, you don’t need much interior space at all!

 Houses and Condos for Sale in Roatan

Beachfront Home Roatan MLS 19-159 and Infinity Bay Condos for Sale

Real Estate in Roatan

Roatan is a booming real estate market, so you can truly take your pick of dream home options on the island. If your dream home looks like an island villa overlooking the sea, or a modern condo only steps away from the pool and the beach, there are plenty of options to choose from for the perfect real estate in Roatan.

If you’re more independent and want to revel in the adventure of living on a foreign tropical island, look for houses that will give you the chance to interact with the local community more. You’ll need to make friends to learn which hardware stores have what you need, which contractors can do what you want, and which utility companies will give you the best service. Those types of questions connect you to your neighbors, helping you to meet new people and learn more about your new home.

If your idea of tropical paradise is living in a community on the beach where you can step out your front door to enjoy poolside drinks or beachfront breakfast, take a look at the condo community of Infinity Bay. Whether you live here full-time, or you come to Roatan as a snowbird or for the occasional vacation, living in an island condo community means you have all the gorgeous natural surroundings you imagine, while enjoying the convenience and ease of community amenities. You’ll know your home is taken care of while you’re away, and you can come back to find it just as you left it, without a worry in the world.

Whatever your tropical dream home looks like, I’m sure I can show you houses and condos on the island of Roatan that will be absolutely perfect. Contact me today to see what is available now.

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Infinity Bay Condos for Sale

The prestigious beachfront condo community of Infinity Bay boasts a total 145 condos overlooking the picturesque Caribbean Sea. Infinity Bay condos for sale offer new owners flexible use with no time restrictions, while also offering on-site rental property management.

Owning an Infinity Bay condo is ideal for snowbirds seeking a Caribbean winter escape, with bonus income on rentals throughout the remainder of the year. Owning a vacation home in the Caribbean is the dream – and it is easily achieved at Infinity Bay in Roatan.

Caribbean Lifestyle

Caribbean Lifestyle

Where is Infinity Bay?

Located on the best beach in Central America, and one of the best in the entire Caribbean, Infinity Bay is a luxury community on the tropical island of Roatan. This beachfront condo community offers residents and visitors alike the ideal opportunity to enjoy island life at its best.

Roatan Preferred Properties Infinity Bay

Infinity Bay Located In West Bay Beach, Roatan

Infinity Bay Condos for Sale

Each Infinity Bay condo offers luxurious high-end finishes and handcrafted local woodwork to create the most comfortable dream home you can imagine. Travertine floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances…no detail has been overlooked in the design and decoration of these luxury Caribbean beachfront condos.

Open Concept Living Room Kitchen

Open Concept Living Room Kitchen

Of the condos for sale at Infinity Bay, you can expect to find varied floor plans all maximizing space to provide the indoor/outdoor plan we adore in the Caribbean. Spacious patios offer the perfect private space to escape to for a cup of coffee in the morning or a sunset cocktail in the evening. You can take a look at current Infinity Bay condos for sale here.

Views from the Balcony

Views from the Balcony

The Infinity Bay Lifestyle

The lifestyle of a beachfront community like Infinity Bay is what you daydream about while at the office or while watching more snow pile up on the driveway. Our lifestyle is carefree and utterly relaxed – we walk outside in our bare feet and bask in the tropical sunshine on a daily basis.

West Bay Beach

West Bay Beach

We leisurely enjoy the Caribbean breeze on our spacious private patios overlooking the tropical gardens. We listen to the colorful birds chirping away while the bright scent of orchids wafts through our open patio doors.

This is life in Roatan. And it is perfect.

Garden and Pool View

Garden and Pool View

Infinity Bay Community Amenities

At Infinity Bay, we enjoy the comforts of world-class amenities at our doorstep. Right on-site we have Infinity Divers, our very own scuba dive shop offering fun dives and scuba courses, plus snorkel gear and tours. We also have one of Roatan’s most prestigious new spas right on-site, Tranquility Spa, providing the perfect space to reach even deeper levels of relaxation.

Infinity Bay Private dock

Infinity Bay Private Dock

You’ll find yourself with plenty of choices for entertainment at Infinity Bay, between the Seahorse Casino and Lounge and the Palapa beachfront bar offering live music and entertainment throughout the week. International cuisine options grant you the perfect excuse to never have to leave – everything you need is on your doorstep.

Infinity Bay Sign

Infinity Edge Pool

If you’re ready to make your daydreaming a reality, contact me today to discuss available Infinity Bay condos for sale. I’m confident we can find your perfect new beachfront vacation home in the Caribbean.

 

Where to Stay On Roatan: Choose the Location Best for You

Our weather is always tropical, our waters azure blue and our beaches pristine! If you are considering our lovely island for your upcoming summer vacation, winter getaway or your new dive destination, let me help you narrow down your search for accommodations.  Roatan offers a wide variety of of accommodations from  luxury resorts, beachfront hotels, B&B’s, private homes , bungalows and hostels.

To help you get started I have put together a list of areas with descriptions.  Once you choose which part of the island is best for you it will be much easier to find the perfect place to stay.

West Bay: Is one the most popular among tourists. It’s crystal clear water, fine white sand and a coral reef within a 50 feet distance offers the perfect setting to relax in the sun with  a good book and a frozen Monkey Lala. There are also many extracurricular activities available such snorkeling, dive boarding, parasailing, paddle boarding, glass bottom boat tour, zip lines etc…..

West Bay Beach

West Bay Beach Roatan MLS 16-16

Roatan Resorts/Hotels:  Infinity Bay Spa and Beach ResortMayan PrincessParadise Beach Hotel – Bananarama Dive Resort –  Las Sirenas Hotel and Condos –  Foster’ West BayGrand Roatan ResortLas Rocas Resort  – West Bay Colonial Suite –  Henry Morgan ResortCaribe Tesoro Xbalanque BoutiquePosada Seremein

B & B’s: Seaside InnWest Bay Lodge

Beach Homes: West Bay Village

Private Condos and Homes: Keyhole Bay

Beach Homes and Ocean View Homes,  Vacation Rentals Offer by: Island Rose Roatan –      Island House Roatan  –  Roatan Life Vacation Rental

Several property owners choose to market in these two websites VRBO.com and AIRBNB.com you will find many Roatan condos and homes listed here.

West End: Is another popular tourist area just a boat taxi away from West Bay. It has a newly paved road filled with local businesses including small hotels, bars, restaurants, gift shops and dive shops. This promenade makes for an easy, enjoyable walk and is the best place to grab a bite, bar hop and meet people. Its Half Moon Bay Beach with the reef along the side is ideal for beginner snorkelers.

Aerial of Half Moon Bay, West End Roatan MLS 16-128

Half Moon Bay, West End Roatan MLS 16-128

Hotels: Sueño del MarThe Beach House RoatanSeagrape Plantation La Posada Arco Iris Cocolobo Lands End Coconut Tree CabinsSea Breeze InnMariposa LodgeSplash Inn Dive ResortLost Paradise Inn Roatan Half Moon ResortLili Pond Guest HouseRoatan ResortsVillagio Verde

Hostel: Buena Onda

SANDY BAY: Is conveniently located between West End and Coxen Hole. This community location is home to  both locals and expats. The quiet beach is great for snorkeling and diving during the day, a long walk in the afternoon and a spectacular sunset in the evenings.

Aerial of Lawson Rock Roatan MLS 16-185

Aerial of Lawson Rock Roatan MLS 16-185

Hotels: Anthony’s Key ResortBlue Bahia TranquilSeas Eco LodgeMayoka Lodge

Cabanas: Sundancer

Private Condos and Homes: Lawson Rock

Hostel: Roatan Backpackers Hostel

FRENCH HARBOR: Is a booming business community with banks, grocery stores, hardware stores, shopping centers and more. Although there is not a public beach in French Harbor, most of the resorts and  hotels have a beach or swimming pool to enjoy. Many homes in this area offer spectacular ocean views.

 

Beachfront Hotels:   Barefoot Cay Resort and MarinaLas Verandas Hotel and VillasPritine Bay Golf ResortFantasy Island ResortCoco View ResortPalmetto BayUpachaya Eco Lodge & Wellness Resort

Condo / Hotel: Clarion Suites at Pineapple Villas

EAST END OF THE ISLAND: If you’re truly wanting to get away from it all, this is the part of the island for you. With  exquisite beaches with white sand, turquoise blue water and cool breezes the east side of Roatan is  perfect for a quiet relaxing and rejuvenating vacation.

East End Roatan MLS 15-20Hotels Beachfront:  Turquoise Bay ResortPaya Bay ResortCamp Bay LodgeMedia Luna Parrot Tree PlantationMango Creek Lodge

Vacation Home Rental offered by East End Roatan

So whether you are wanting to relax on the beach, dive along the reef, enjoy beautiful sunsets or get away  from it all, Roatan Bay Islands has a place for you. Our door is always open and you are always welcome to come stay with us!

Aerial Photography  by Devon Stephens and Roatan Multiple Listings Service (MLS)

If you have any comments or questions, Please feel free to drop me a note.

Real Estate for Sale on Roatan

A Roatan Vacation Home is the Perfect Choice

Let me paint a picture for you: As work seemingly never ends and days blur together at the office, while the stress heaps onto your shoulders and fills your shoes with lead, a light shines at the end of the tunnel. No, it’s not death from work stress. It’s an escape. It’s a way out for you to recharge and to relax. It’s a much-needed and well-deserved vacation in paradise.

That light at the end of the tunnel is merely another stunning sunset seen from your Roatan vacation home.

Why You Need a Vacation Home

Owning a vacation home is an investment. It’s an investment in terms of your finances – of course. But it’s more of an investment in your happiness and in your sanity. For some reason, working yourself to death is considered to be admirable in the U.S. In Roatan, we consider slowing down and breathing bubbles to be admirable. Perhaps you need a healthy dose of the two combined.

A vacation to Roatan soothes your soul and refreshes your mind. You’ll return home rejuvenated and ready to take on the next big project. And knowing that you always have the option to hop on a plane and land in your own personal paradise is enough to maintain your sanity even in the chaos of work and daily stresses back home.

Beachfront Home Roatan MLS 19-159

A Roatan Vacation Home is Your Best Choice

If you are considering purchasing a vacation home, I have plenty of insight particular to Roatan. There are so many opportunities on the island that could be used as vacation rentals, which are quickly becoming the option of choice for most tourists visiting the island. People love the idea of a home-away-from-home, so a vacation rental becomes the obvious solution. But a home-away-from-home that still offers all the amenities and convenience of a resort is the absolute perfect combination.

Tourists coming to Roatan want to relax, lounge on the beach, enjoy the stunning Caribbean Sea, and have a fun time with friends or family. While tourists want the comfort and the privacy of a vacation rental, the idea of cleaning and cooking is never appealing while on vacation.

Many tourists opt for the vacation rental option because it’s more affordable than an all-inclusive resort package. But the combination of a resort vacation rental is ideal. Tourists can take advantage of all the conveniences of the resort while enjoying the full benefits of an independent condo.

Owning a vacation home in a Roatan resort is the best way for you to capitalize on this growing trend of vacation rentals within a resort community. You can take advantage of having a full staff available for the guests staying in your home, ensuring that they enjoy their stay and that your property is well cared for while you’re away.

Your vacation home is your own escape from reality – a space to visit and revisit whenever the need arises.

But a Roatan vacation home can also offer you the ideal opportunity to earn on your investment while you’re back home earning a paycheck. Contact me today to discuss the incredible options we have for a Roatan vacation home that is perfect for you.

10 Reasons Not to Vacation in Roatan

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

Infinity Bay Condo MLS 15-536

West Bay Beach, Infinity Bay Villa MLS 15-536

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

Roatan dive boats

Dive Boats , Roatan MLS 15-519

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

Casa Cascada Roatan

Casa Cascada Roatan MLS 16-119

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

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Beachfront Lot Roatan MLS 15-20

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

MLS Roatan 15-536

Infinity Bay West Bay Beach Roatan MLS 15-536

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

CASA Azul

Casa Azul at Lawson Rock Roatan MLS 16-185

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

beach house

The Beach House West End Roatan MLS 16-128

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

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Bistro on the Bay Roatan MLS 16 -184

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

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West Bay Lot Roatan MLS 16-66

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

Affordable Real Estate in the Caribbean

For many people, the dream of owning a home on a tropical island is pure paradise. Wake up to the sounds of waves lapping softly on the beach, marvel at yet another stunningly vibrant sunset every evening…this is the dream.

But do you assume that owning a home in paradise costs a fortune?

It doesn’t have to. There are so many options for affordable real estate in the Caribbean, and we have them all right here in Roatan.

Take a look at a few amazing options available right now. You don’t have to delay your dreams because of finances…you can buy your slice of paradise right now. All of these options are under $300,000 and can provide you with the vacation home of your dreams, or the retirement you’ve been imagining for decades.

Low-Cost Income Generator

This three-unit building offers you the opportunity to live in paradise while generating rental income on the other two units. Located conveniently by Anthony’s Key Resort, the proven rental history for the additional two units offers great value potential. Listed at only $119,500 to get you living in paradise and enjoying the good life right away!

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Ocean Views Roatan MLS 16-48

Romantic Oceanfront Villa

If your dreams involve stepping onto your sprawling balcony in the morning to watch the sunlight dance across the Caribbean Sea, then this Spanish-style villa is your paradise. The open floor plan and vaulted ceilings of beautifully exposed hardwood beams encourage endless tropical sunlight to grace your home. Two bedrooms and two baths, a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, plus multiple patio and balcony areas grant seemingly infinite space for you to enjoy the island life. And your friends and family will be knocking down the door for a visit! Listed at only $245,000, this villa in First Bight can be your romantic dream come true.

Roatan MlS 16-70

Waterfront Home Roatan MLS 16-70

Popular West End Rental Option

Walking distance to all that West End village has to offer, this two bedroom, two bathroom home comes fully furnished with two studio apartments for additional rental income possibilities. Gorgeous views, incredible convenience, and a true feeling of home make this house an ideal option for full-time living or a vacation home-away-from-home. Listed at only $260,000, this home is a rare find in popular West End.

Roatan MLS 16-107

Oceanfront House Roatan MLS 16-107

Community Living on the Beach

Gibson Point Villas is a small, gated community directly on the beach just outside of popular West End. A community dock, pool, and monitored security system make this condo a fantastic opportunity for easy island living with all the amenities included. A definite rental option or a dreamy full-time home in paradise, you’ll never tire of the sunset views from your balcony on the beach. Listed at $279,000 and just waiting for you to come home!

Roatan MLS 14-327

Beachfront Condo Roatan MLS 14-327

Golf Course Living in the Tropics

Your retirement dream has finally come true. Imagine this: Your own villa resting in the prestigious Pristine Bay community, complete with championship golf course, a 25,000 square foot Beach Club, a private beach, multiple restaurants and a fitness center on-site…why would you ever leave? This one-bedroom villa with all the upscale finishing touches you can desire is listed at only $283,500. Paradise awaits you.

Roatan MLS 15-243

Villa Roatan MLS 15-243

Community Living in World-Class West Bay

West Bay Beach is frequently called one of the best in the world, and this condo gives you easy access to all that and more. Located in the Keyhole Bay development, this one-bedroom home offers privacy and luxurious living within walking distance to all of the restaurants, bars, and activities of West Bay Beach. Take advantage of the south shore breezes while never missing a West Bay sunset. Listed at $299,000 for a perfect vacation home with proven rental history, or for the simple yet luxurious retirement you’ve earned.

Aerial view of Keyhole Bay and West Bay, Roatan

Aerial view of Keyhole Bay Roatan MLS 15-360

Picturesque Neighborhood on the Water

Turtle Crossing is West Bay’s beautiful neighborhood along the western tip of Roatan. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom open plan home offers a wraparound porch for enjoyable evenings taking in the salt air and the gorgeous sunsets. Just a few minutes away from world-famous West Bay Beach, Turtle Crossing is a desirable residential neighborhood. Listed at $299,000 for the perfect home in paradise, ready to welcome you today.

aRoatan MLS 15-431

Oceanfront Home Roatan MLS 15-431

 

Roatan Real Estate in 15 Pictures!

Wave Crushing Iron Shore

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Lighthouse Estates Roatan MLS #16-43

Infinity Edge Pool meets the Caribbean Sea

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Infinity Bay Condo Roatan MLS #15-536

White Sand and Palm Trees

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Beachfront Crawfish Rock Roatan MLS #15-224

Name Your Home

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Sandy Bay Lawson Rock Roatan MLS #16-95

Caribbean Views from Bedroom

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Beach Villa Pristine Bay Roatan MLS #16-18

Scuba Gear Shop

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Dive Resort Roatan MLS #15-519

Sail Boat in Marina

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Gibson Bight Marina Roatan MLS #16-81

Candy Cane Sunset

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Luxury Beachfront Roatan MLS #15-38

Caribbean Colors

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Casa Sophisticada Lawson Rock Roatan MLS #15-479

Pineapple

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Home West End Roatan MLS #15-223

Skies, Skies, Skies

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Caribe Point Roatan MLS #13-346

Made in Roatan Gift Shop

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Alba Plaza Gibson Bight Roatan MLS #14-267

Keep Calm

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Oceanfront Home Flowers Bay Roatan MLS #15-504

Keep Walking

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Estate Home Calabash Bight Roatan MLS #14-426

Relax

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Views Sandy Bay Roatan MLS #15-427