Scuba Diving in Roatan Honduras

Roatan is known as a scuba diver’s paradise. In fact, it’s the reason tourism developed on the island as more and more divers started visiting and requiring more services. Scuba diving in Roatan Honduras is one of the bucket list places for divers around the world. Let’s talk about why…

Dive sites in Roatan

Dive Sites in Roatan

Roatan is surrounded by the second-largest barrier reef in the world: the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. It stretches from the Yucatan Peninsula down and around our Bay Islands of Honduras. It’s so close to Roatan’s shore that you can easily swim out to snorkel or dive, without needing a boat.

Most diving in Roatan is, however, boat diving. It makes it easier to reach different dive sites and allows you to drift dive safely. The currents aren’t strong in Roatan, but it’s still nice to stay along the wall and not have to double back to the boat.

The Roatan Marine Park oversees the installation and naming of dive sites around Roatan. Their conservation efforts are absolutely vital to the survival of this fragile ecosystem, so it’s important to support them however you can.

They have buoys for over 50 dives just around the West Bay/West End/Sandy Bay area alone! They also patrol the coastline to prevent illegal poaching or other activities.

Scuba Diving in Roatan

Scuba Diving in Roatan Honduras

The scuba diving conditions in Roatan are outstanding! We enjoy extensive visibility, warm waters, and minimal currents. That’s also what makes Roatan such a premier location for students to learn to dive. It’s a beautiful, comfortable location to do scuba courses.

There are dive shops all around the island, from the East End to the end of West Bay Beach. If you move to Roatan and want to dive, you can choose whichever dive shop is your favorite. Many will offer discounts to locals who want to dive regularly. It’s also a great way to show your friends and family more of the beauty of Roatan when they come to visit!

Throughout much of the year, dive shops tend to use 3mm shortie wetsuits for guests. Dive professionals often opt for full wetsuits only because they’re in the water all day everyday. If you’re diving in the height of summer, you might not even need a wetsuit at all!

Living in Roatan and Diving

Since I moved to Roatan, I’ve learned not only the basics of diving…I’m actually an Advanced Open Water Diver! I’m proud to say that because I think it’s so important to see and understand the coral reef system around our island home. Once you see the beauty and the diversity of marine life that’s there, you can’t help but want to protect it.

As residents, whether local or expat, it’s our responsibility to do our part supporting the Roatan Marine Park and encouraging sustainable practices in tourism.

The coral reef here is amazing and it’s what draws massive tourism investment annually. But, most importantly, it is fragile and susceptible to human interference, so we need to be careful and protect it for future generations.

If you move to Roatan, you simply have to try scuba diving. Even if you only try it once, it’s important to understand what’s under the surface so we can all work together to keep Roatan beautiful.

Are you thinking of moving to Roatan? Do you already scuba dive? Get in touch and I’ll share my insights from living and diving here in Roatan.

Houses Condo for Sale in Roatan

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$465,000
Lay back and take in some rays on the private roof top patio
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1800
Year Built: 2008
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1641
Year Built: 2021
Area: Lawson Rock
Subdivision: Lawson Rock
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$99,500
Spacious private patio on condo B1 that overlooks an Avocado Tree and other tropical trees
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 693
Year Built: 2021
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
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$160,000
West End, Cocolobo Condo, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 600
Area: West End
Subdivision: Cocolobo
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$595,000
Bay, Luxurious Living at Keyhole, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1860
Year Built: 2011
Area: Keyhole
Subdivision: Keyhole Bay
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$325,000
Top Ridge, Sunset Views of Top Ridge, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2275
Year Built: 2016
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Top Ridge
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$307,000
Frangipani, Palmetto Bay Plantation -, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1680
Area: Palmetto
Subdivision: Palmetto Bay Plantation
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Heliconia Villa, Palmetto Bay Plantation –, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1950
Area: Palmetto
Subdivision: Palmetto Bay Plantation
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$299,000
Dining area over looks the patio and offers ocean views.
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2500
Year Built: 2006
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
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$499,000
West Bay Beach, Las Sirenas, Condo #8, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1400
Year Built: 2008
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: La Sirenas
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Life in Pristine Bay Roatan

When you daydream about your ideal lifestyle, how does it look? How about a tropical island with gorgeous views, modern architecture, and luxury amenities? Maybe an infinity pool on the patio and a world-class golf course in your backyard. If this is your daydream, trust me, you’re dreaming of life in Pristine Bay Roatan.

Ocean View Villa Pristine Bay real estate

Outdoor Ocean View Villa Roatan MLS MLS 16-18

Where is Pristine Bay?

Pristine Bay is a luxury community built along Roatan’s north shore in French Harbour. Convenience to shopping, grocery stores, bars, restaurants, and a brand new state of the art hospital make this location ideal for Pristine Bay residents.

Being mid-island offers residents the opportunity to easily spend time on the remote beaches amidst wild Caribbean nature on Roatan’s East End or head to the tourist activities and nightlife of the western side of the island.

Buy Pristine Bay Villa

Aerial of the Villa Roatan MLS 16-172

Located about 20 minutes from the international airport, life in Pristine Bay Roatan is the epitome of convenience. Take a direct flight from a number of U.S. cities (including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, or Miami), Canadian cities (including Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec), or elsewhere in the region (Panama, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador).

Getting to Roatan couldn’t be any easier. And once you land, your luxurious escape is just a short drive away.

What is Life in Pristine Bay Like?

Living in the Pristine Bay community means golfing, diving, fishing, and relaxing on your patio just taking in the Caribbean views. The on-site dive shop, Black Pearl Divers, offers valet service, while the extensive clubhouse provides everything from tennis courts to dining options.

This community is built like the traditional retirement communities you might find in the U.S., with the idea that you don’t really have to leave too often if you don’t want. But the benefits of living in Pristine Bay in Roatan, rather than a U.S. community, are easily identifiable.

The views alone are reason enough to want to spend every day here. This real estate would price most of us completely out in the U.S. or other Caribbean islands. But real estate in Roatan is still accessible…for now .

Residents of Pristine Bay are a varied blend of retirees, snowbirds, locals, and long-term expats. A mixture of condominiums and villas creates a visually appealing layout for the community, too. Pristine Bay isn’t all cookie-cutter identical – we have variety in both architecture and personalities.

Golf Course in Roatan Pristine

Roatan MLS 15-235 Residence Pearl Court

Why Invest in Pristine Bay?

The Pristine Bay community continues to grow. With construction phases still planned for the coming years, this is the prime time to invest in Pristine Bay while the opportunity still exists.

The 18-hole Black Pearl golf course in Pristine Bay  was designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Drawing golfers from around the world, Pete Dye courses always bode well for investment in the community.

The hotel located within Pristine Bay, called Las Verandas, is a luxury hotel offering villas and rooms overlooking the sea. This resort will continue to expand, bringing in more investment to the Pristine Bay community.

Villa for sale in Pristine Bay

Roatan Villa MLS 16-320

Beyond the hotel, a marina is planned within Pristine Bay to offer residents the opportunity to safely dock our own boats. With deep sea fishing only minutes off-shore and some of the world’s most incredible coral reef stretching around all of Roatan, owning a boat is the ideal way to explore your island home.

While construction continues in Pristine Bay, you’ll also notice that the phases were planned well. Currently-available homes within the community are set away from the continued construction, meaning you’ll hardly even notice it. Alternatively, if you want to plan and build your own customized dream home, take a look at lots still available pre-construction.

Life in Pristine Bay is truly a dream come true. If it matches your daydream, let’s talk about making it reality. Contact me today to learn more about this outstanding luxury community in Roatan.

Golf at Pristine Bay

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Luxury Roatan

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Port Royal, Mango Creek Lodge, Roatan,
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# of Bathrooms: 17
Square Footage: 27000
Area: New Port Royal
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$1,790,000
Extensive outdoor living space is perfect for entertaining
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 6
Square Footage: 6000
Year Built: 2017
Area: Lawson Rock
Subdivision: Lawson Rock
Description: Casa Moderna is a stunning luxury beachfront home in Roatan's most exclusiv...
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Road, Casa Lynda, West Bay Kai Linda, Roatan,
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# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 4000
Year Built: 2018
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105, Infinity Bay, Roatan,
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# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 2545
Area: West Bay
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Lot 3 Lawson Rock, Todorojo, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 4813
Year Built: 2005
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Black Rock Cay, Guanaja,
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# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1600
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Detached Casita at Parrot Tree, Luxury Beachfront Home +, Roatan,
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Square Footage: 4562
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Lizard
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# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 8000
Year Built: 2002
Area: First Bight
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$1,240,000
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 5966
Year Built: 2014
Area: Pristine Bay
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$1,200,000
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 6
Square Footage: 7400
Year Built: 2019
Area: Coral View Village
Subdivision: Coral Views Village
Description: Casa Margarita, a stunning mansion on the ridge of the island with views of...
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Living in Roatan Honduras

Do you ever want to just slow down life and take the time to enjoy each moment?

Sometimes it feels like life rushes by and suddenly we’re looking back wondering where the years went. There are bills to pay and errands to run; the to do list never ends. Happiness and contentment always seem to be just out of reach.

But that isn’t how life is everywhere. Living in Roatan Honduras means slowing down, appreciating nature, and embracing fun. Expats in Roatan take advantage of the stunning tropical beauty surrounding them to enjoy small moments in every single day. Life in Roatan isn’t about keeping up with the Joneses (nor the Kardashians). Life in Roatan is about happiness.

This is why I love living in Roatan Honduras…

Paradise is waiting for you Roatan

Paradise is waiting for you on Roatan

Life in Roatan is fun

Life anywhere can be as fun as you make it. But in Roatan, we are surrounded by people who are on vacation, enjoying every minute of their time in paradise. So you can’t blame us if we very frequently get caught up in that same excitement!

Expats in Roatan all call themselves retired, whether they’re still working or not. We retired from corporate life, from cubicle boredom, from suits and high heels. We opted for a life filled with fun – in a big way.

Living in Roatan means taking advantage of every opportunity for a new adventure; life in Roatan means saying, “Yes.”

We bask in the sunshine and lounge on the beach; we hop on a dive boat for the chance to see a whale shark and we go out with friends for a day-long fishing trip; we toast to the good life at sunset and we dance the night away under a sprawling sky of stars. Living in Roatan is pure, child-like fun.

Gone to the Beach Sundancer Cabana Roatan MLS 15-387

Gone to the Beach Sundancer Cabana Roatan

Life in Roatan is filled with natural wonder

Living in paradise doesn’t mean you get used to seeing stunning sunsets and forget how beautiful they truly are. No, life in Roatan makes you appreciate natural beauty even more!

We pause whatever we’re doing to marvel as the sun dips into the sea. We still gasp at the sight of a stingray gracefully flying underwater beneath our docks. We marvel at the dive-bombing pelicans seeking a shallow afternoon snack in the sea. Natural beauty surrounds us and yet we never tire of it. Living in Roatan means appreciating those moments every single day.

West end sunset roatan

West End sunset Roatan

Life in Roatan is simple

Do you remember when you used to know your neighbors and you actually spent time with them and interacted on a regular basis? Those days seem far away for a world in which time is money and we certainly don’t make an income gossiping over our ever-higher fences.

But living in Roatan means neighbors are friends and community is the key to everything.

Life in Roatan isn’t a competition to see who has the latest technology or the new fancy car. We don’t care who has a TV – many of us don’t even bother! Living in Roatan isn’t about working more to earn more to spend more to still feel like you’re falling behind. Living in Roatan is about simplicity and remembering what’s truly important in life.

Living in Roatan is about fun. It’s about nature. It’s about reassessing our lives and making sure to appreciate every moment. Life in Roatan is truly paradise. We hope you’ll join us!

Encanto del Mar West Bay Roatan MLS 19-539

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$35,000
Beach Access Lot - Coral Beach, Utila,
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$160,000
West End, Cocolobo Condo, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 600
Area: West End
Subdivision: Cocolobo
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$325,000
Top Ridge, Sunset Views of Top Ridge, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2275
Year Built: 2016
Area: Sandy Bay
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$307,000
Frangipani, Palmetto Bay Plantation -, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1680
Area: Palmetto
Subdivision: Palmetto Bay Plantation
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$355,000
Heliconia Villa, Palmetto Bay Plantation –, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1950
Area: Palmetto
Subdivision: Palmetto Bay Plantation
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360° Hill Top Punta Blanca, Roatan,
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$499,000
West Bay Beach, Las Sirenas, Condo #8, Roatan,
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Square Footage: 1400
Year Built: 2008
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$25,000
Turtling Bay, Lot 19, Roatan,
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Turtling Bay Lot 11, Roatan,
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West End & West Bay, 1 Acre located between, Roatan,
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