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

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!

Buy Roatan

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$259,000
with pool, Dixon Cove, 2 Beb 2 Bath Ocean View Home, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1100
Year Built: 2019
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
Description: In the heart of Dixon Cove on the high hills overlooking miles of the majes...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
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$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
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$229,000
Sit back and relax on you private porch.
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1400
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: This unique property has 4 studios apartment. Each apartment has its own pr...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$398,000
Aerial of West End and the location of the home
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 4800
Year Built: 2014
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: This income producing home is nestled into a lush tropical garden in a quie...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$439,000
4 BR Home Lawson Rock Lot 80, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 4100
Year Built: 2008
Area: Lawson Rock
Description: Large comfortable concrete 4 bedroom home just steps from the water in the ...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$1,465,000
Spacious screened in porch on the main floor offers ocean views and lush tropical garden view
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1
Area: Palmetto
Subdivision: Palmetto Bay
Description: Stunning beachfront property extends from the beach all the way up to the r...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$315,000
1 bedroom 2 baths, West Bay, Infinity Bay Condo #1303, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1157
Year Built: 2008
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay
Description: This beautifully decorated condo #1303 is steps away from the stunning West...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$375,000
Pristine Bay Pearl Ct., Residence 1102, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2500
Year Built: 2012
Area: Pristine Bay
Subdivision: Pristine Bay
Description: GREAT LOCATION, AMAZING VIEWS AND BEST VALUE WITHIN GATED COMMUNITY! This b...
Last Updated: May - 30 - 2020
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$205,000
TURTLE CROSSING TRANQUILITY, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1200
Area: Turtle Crossing
Subdivision: Turtle Crossing
Description: The picturesque development of Turtle Crossing is nestled on the south side...
Last Updated: May - 29 - 2020
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$799,000
Estate Home, Keyhole Bay, 3 Bed 3.5 Bath Oceanfront, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 3500
Year Built: 2007
Area: Keyhole
Subdivision: Keyhole Bay
Description: Gorgeous, clean contemporary iron shore estate home, located on the south s...
Last Updated: May - 29 - 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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$259,000
with pool, Dixon Cove, 2 Beb 2 Bath Ocean View Home, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1100
Year Built: 2019
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
Description: In the heart of Dixon Cove on the high hills overlooking miles of the majes...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
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$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
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$199,000
Big Rock, South Shore, Blissfully Blue Beach House, Utila,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2736
Year Built: 2008
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Big Rock, South Shore
Description: SAVOR THE SUN! This tastefully furnshied homebeach front & the enchanting c...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
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$229,000
Sit back and relax on you private porch.
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1400
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: This unique property has 4 studios apartment. Each apartment has its own pr...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$398,000
Aerial of West End and the location of the home
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 4800
Year Built: 2014
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: This income producing home is nestled into a lush tropical garden in a quie...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$439,000
4 BR Home Lawson Rock Lot 80, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 4100
Year Built: 2008
Area: Lawson Rock
Description: Large comfortable concrete 4 bedroom home just steps from the water in the ...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$1,465,000
Spacious screened in porch on the main floor offers ocean views and lush tropical garden view
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1
Area: Palmetto
Subdivision: Palmetto Bay
Description: Stunning beachfront property extends from the beach all the way up to the r...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$315,000
1 bedroom 2 baths, West Bay, Infinity Bay Condo #1303, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1157
Year Built: 2008
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay
Description: This beautifully decorated condo #1303 is steps away from the stunning West...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$375,000
Pristine Bay Pearl Ct., Residence 1102, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2500
Year Built: 2012
Area: Pristine Bay
Subdivision: Pristine Bay
Description: GREAT LOCATION, AMAZING VIEWS AND BEST VALUE WITHIN GATED COMMUNITY! This b...
Last Updated: May - 30 - 2020
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$205,000
TURTLE CROSSING TRANQUILITY, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1200
Area: Turtle Crossing
Subdivision: Turtle Crossing
Description: The picturesque development of Turtle Crossing is nestled on the south side...
Last Updated: May - 29 - 2020
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Roatan Real Estate Information for Buyers

We’ve covered the costs for sellers in Roatan, so now let’s turn to buying. Here’s some Roatan real estate information for buyers so you feel prepared for the journey ahead…the journey that ends with your Caribbean island home dream coming true!Roatan Buyers

Roatan Real Estate Information for Buyers

The first things to consider when buying real estate overseas are the legal questions. Can you purchase land or real estate as a foreigner? Do you require residency? What legal implications are there?

In Honduras, foreigners are able to purchase up to 3,000 square meters (approximately 0.72 acres) of land within 40 kilometers of the country’s borders or coastlines. That makes it easy in Roatan since you’re never that far from the sea!

If you want to purchase a property that exceeds the size limitation, you will have to form a Honduran corporation in order to do so. It’s not a complicated process and I’m happy to connect you with a reputable attorney to discuss your options.

Obtaining Honduran ResidencyRoatan Honduras

When it comes to buying real estate in Roatan, you have a few options to consider with residency. If you intend to reside here full-time, then obtaining your Honduran residency is obviously recommended.

If you are purchasing Roatan real estate for a second home or vacation home, then you might not require residency.

If you hold a Canadian, US, or EU-member country passport, you’re likely to be allowed to visit Honduras on a tourist visa for up to 90 days at a time. You won’t need to apply for the visa in advance; it will simply be issued upon arrival.

If your goal is to buy Roatan real estate to spend your winters here as a snowbird, then you can easily plan to spend three of those cold winter months in paradise instead.

If, however, you want to move here as a primary residence, you should apply for your Honduran residency right away. I’m happy to help you connect with the right local attorney to facilitate that process.

About Roatan Real EstateAbout Real Estate in Roatan

Roatan is fairly unique in the region in that we have a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which allows all potential buyers the chance to peruse all available inventory.

Because of this online real estate search system, you can be in the comfort of your current home while scanning all the options here in paradise. It makes it so much easier for you to find your perfect dream home!

After you find that dream home, and after we’ve negotiated the price with the seller, I will get you an exact closing cost quote from the attorney of your choice.

In Roatan, buyers pay all closing costs and sellers pay capital gains and commissions. Closing costs and any corporation formation costs are all paid at closing.

Once everyone approves the contract, you’ll have up to 10 working days to wire the 10% earnest money deposit to the escrow account. After you wire that earnest money, and as long as the seller meets all contingencies and terms of the contract, if you back out from the sale you will lose your earnest money deposit.

So let’s make sure you definitely want that property!

While you wait for the closing, I’ll assist the attorneys in getting the catastral certification – or the satellite registered plot – as well as an updated survey, the paid tax receipts, title documents, etc., to complete the closing.

At least a week before closing, you’ll need to wire the final funds, including the attorney fees.

The closing is done after the attorney completes the title opinion search, confirming that the land has a valid title with no unanswered questions. If there are any issues on the seller’s side with the paperwork, they must be resolved to the attorney’s satisfaction.

A final important consideration is in regards to estate planning. With your investment undoubtedly being in another country from your relatives and heirs, you’ll want to make sure your legal considerations are all handled.

Roatan Real Estate Financial InformationInformation about Roatan

As a property owner in Honduras, It’s important to note the financial obligations you’ll have. You’ll need an RTN Number (Registro Tributario Nacional or Tax Filing Number) to do any business or legal transactions in Honduras, including the purchase of property.

Again, I’m always available to help to ensure all your legal obligations are met during the buying process.

Another financial obligation is your property taxes, which are quite low here in Honduras. Generally speaking, you can estimate around $4 per $1,000 of property value per year for taxes. That property value is determined by the deeded value cost or the catastral value, whichever is greater. The catastral value is what the municipal declares the property to be worth.

Those property taxes are paid annually in August at the municipal offices in Oakridge or in Coxen Hole. You can get a discount if you pay your property taxes in the first quarter of the year.

Don’t forget about Capital Gains Taxes as you consider your real estate purchase in Roatan!

Another consideration is customs duties, which are typically around 40%, so calculate that into your costs if you wish to ship large items from home.

Finally, financing in Roatan might be different than what you’re used to back home. Roatan banks don’t usually make loans to non-residents, and North American banks don’t usually make loans on foreign properties.

What tends to happen in Roatan is that buyers will take a second mortgage back home, or they’ll buy a property in full in Roatan after the sale of property back home.

Only you can know your financial situation, but I am more than happy to advise based on common practices in Roatan. Feel free to contact me any time.

If you’re ready to invest in your Caribbean island dream home, take a look at available properties on the Roatan MLS, or just get in touch and tell me your wish list. Let’s make that dream a reality!

Roatan Real Estate Buyers

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$49,000
Lagoon front safe harbor lot and house. Value is in the land.
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 400
Year Built: 1984
Area: Utila
Subdivision: The Point
Description: Breezy bargain lagoon front home. The value in the land, and the safe harbo...
Last Updated: September - 30 - 2019
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$49,000
Breezy lagoon front house 3 bedrooms, 1 bath.
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 480
Year Built: 1994
Area: Utila
Subdivision: The Point
Description: Boasting over 250 feet of frontage, this breezy bargain lagoon front home s...
Last Updated: September - 30 - 2019
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$49,000
Great for rental breezy lagoon front house. Looking for some TLC.
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1000
Year Built: 1995
Area: Utila
Subdivision: The Point
Description: The best bargain available. A 3 bedroom fixer upper on the inland waterway....
Last Updated: September - 30 - 2019
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$55,000
Step off your boat, on to you own dock and home, sweet, home!
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 600
Area: Calabash Bight
Description: Buy your 'Bargain on the Bight' waterfront home at a totally affordable pri...
Last Updated: March - 13 - 2020
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$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
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$79,000
Smaller budget larger home, Island Charm & Charisma Home, Utila,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1292
Year Built: 2012
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Rocky Hill
Description: Are you looking for the charm of an island house? Lovingly built by a local...
Last Updated: October - 03 - 2019
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$79,900
off West Bay Road, Potential for rental income, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 584
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: West Bay
Description: ** INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY ** Newly updated and ready to rent!! this 2 bedr...
Last Updated: April - 13 - 2020
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$95,000
The Blue House, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1200
Year Built: 2013
Area: Sandy Bay
Description: Affordable Two Bedroom One Bath Wood Frame Home. Second level main floor w...
Last Updated: January - 23 - 2020
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$99,000
Sunset Villas 12 H, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1200
Year Built: 2006
Area: West End
Subdivision: Sunset Villas
Description: Two bedroom two bath ground floor condo. Open plan living room dining room...
Last Updated: January - 20 - 2020
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$99,000
Bananarama Lane, Mission Gate 1A(4), Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1164
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Mission Gate
Description: PARADISE at a FRACTION of the price! Titled 1/4 OWNERSHIP (NOT a timeshare ...
Last Updated: February - 11 - 2020
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Roatan Real Estate Seller Closing Costs

A common question I receive is in regards to seller closing costs in Roatan. It can be hard to navigate a foreign system and bureaucracy, so I thought it might help to pull together all of the Roatan real estate seller closing costs here.

If you’re considering selling your Roatan real estate, take a look through this list to be sure you’re prepared.

You can also check out my thoughts on why I’m the best realtor for selling your Roatan real estate.

And never hesitate to reach out and ask me questions directly – I’m always happy to help!

Roatan Real Estate Seller Closing Costs 

The following is an outline of what you can expect to pay when selling your Roatan real estate:

Real Estate commission: The standard commission amongst all Roatan real estate companies in the Roatan Realtors Association is 10%.

Capital Gains Taxes: If your property has proven any gain, taxes are set at 4%.

Survey: A survey of your property will usually cost between $250 and $300.

Catastral: Catastral is the deeded value according to the municipal government. You will pay usually between $60 and $80.

RTN (Registro Tributario Nacional): Your RTN is your personal tax ID number in Honduras. If a new RTN card is needed, that price is between $100 and $200 to obtain it.

Attorney Fees: The attorney who calculates the capital gains will charge between $200 and $250.

Wire Fees: Outgoing wire fees are usually $45 per transfer.

POA (Power of Attorney): If you cannot attend your closing and instead use your Power of Attorney to process all closing documents, this usually costs $250. 

HOA (Home Owners Association): All current year fees must be accounted for, with costs prorated between the buyer and seller. These will obviously vary based on your home location and annual fees.

Other Considerations for Selling Roatan Real Estate

When selling your real estate, it’s not only the numbers that matter. Especially when looking at foreign-owned property, there are many other considerations to take into account.

For example, if you’re leaving the island and moving out of the country, you’ll need to consider the timing of selling your property and moving on. While you can provide Power of Attorney if you can’t attend the closing, that’s something you need to consider in your total selling costs.

If you do choose to attend after leaving, add in the expenses associated with travel to the island, accommodations, food, etc, all while you’re here.

You could also consider the idea of renting your property as a vacation rental, if that’s feasible for you. Vacation rental properties are incredibly popular in Roatan and could prove to be a solid investment.

Ask me for further advice; I will be perfectly honest about your specific situation and will try to help guide you in the best direction.

Buying Property on Roatan

605 matches found

$259,000
with pool, Dixon Cove, 2 Beb 2 Bath Ocean View Home, Roatan,
View Photos (31)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1100
Year Built: 2019
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
Description: In the heart of Dixon Cove on the high hills overlooking miles of the majes...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$99,000
Located at Infinity Bay Resort, Tranquility Spa, Roatan,
View Photos (9)
Property Type: Commercial
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay Resort
Description: Beautiful Luxury Salon and Spa Business for sale, located at Infinity Bay R...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Carib Bight, Lot # 6, Mariposa, Roatan,
View Photos (5)
Property Type: Land
Area: Caribe Point
Subdivision: Mariposa Development
Description: This gentle slope home site sits in a protect Bight known as Carib Bight. A...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$70,000
Upper level of lot sea view behind trees.
View Photos (7)
Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Las Gemelas
Description: This Special Lot is conveniently located between West End and Sandy Bay, it...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Coral Views, Lot No.27, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Coral View Village
Description: Coral Vies Lot 27 is a fantastic portion of land located in Phase 1 of one ...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$75,000
- Paradise Cove - East Shore, 0.36 Acre, Ocean View Resident, Utila,
View Photos (14)
Property Type: Land
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Paradise Cove
Description: This is a great location to build your Caribbean dream home and enjoy our t...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$39,900
main highway, Adlie, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: Diamond Rock
Subdivision: Diamond Rock
Description: Want your very own jungle retreat in the Caribbean? Spacious forested 1 acr...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$29,000
Splash Inn Road, West End, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: West End
Description: BEST VALUE WITHIN WEST END. This beautiful flat lot is located on the happe...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
View Photos (15)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$199,000
Big Rock, South Shore, Blissfully Blue Beach House, Utila,
View Photos (29)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2736
Year Built: 2008
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Big Rock, South Shore
Description: SAVOR THE SUN! This tastefully furnshied homebeach front & the enchanting c...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
IDX

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Top Destinations in the World: Roatan

Roatan a Caribbean destination

Roatan Island

Those of us who live here know it already, but the word is getting out: Roatan is a premier destination. We are regularly on the list for places to visit and islands to live on. In fact, in TripAdvisor’s “Best Of 2017” list, Roatan is one of the top destinations in the world!

Top Destinations in the World

Roatan comes in at #15 in the entire world according to TripAdvisor rankings. Considering the wide range of places included in that top destinations list, we are thrilled to see how much people love Roatan!

Other top destinations in the world include London, Paris, Rome, and NYC. Amongst those giants of tourism and historical fanfare, Roatan seems even smaller. But that’s what makes this list so wonderful.

Being voted by travellers as a top destination in the entire world is a true honor. It means that the smaller numbers of tourists who visit Roatan as compared to those massive capital cities all believe that Roatan is worthy of the accolades.

We’re more than proud to receive the recognition from all our visitors. But, those of us who live here will say this isn’t news to us!

We’ve always known that this piece of paradise is one of the top places in the whole world.

Visit Roatan 

If you haven’t yet visited our beautiful tropical isle, there’s no better time than the present. With continuous recognition on an international scale, we will undoubtedly grow and change in the years to come.

From a real estate perspective, of course that’s promising! Buyers can still grab a great deal now before prices inevitably rise with increased interest in Roatan.

Sellers can make plans with confidence that their property will sell quickly as more and more people want to move to paradise.

It’s no wonder that even cruise ship tourists ask for real estate tours. Once you see the beauty of this Caribbean island, it’s easy to get sucked into what we call The Vortex.

Roatan just mesmerizes you and keeps you here longer than you might have intended to stay.

(I’m not saying you should purposely miss your cruise ship all aboard…but if you do, just give me a call and I’ll help you find a great place to stay!)

Why Is Roatan a Top Destination?

There are so many reasons to love the island of Roatan. If you look through TripAdvisor for the island, you’ll notice endless activity options.

Roatan is known as a scuba diver and snorkeler’s paradise. The coral reef that fringes close to shore is the second largest in the world, smaller only than the famous Great Barrier Reef.

Roatan also offers plenty of other water activities, from paddleboarding in our calm sea to deep-sea fishing only a few minutes from shore.

You can walk through botanical gardens or soar through the jungle on a zipline canopy tour.

The diversity of fun on this small island is truly astounding! Add to all that the breath-taking natural beauty and you can easily see why visitors love Roatan so much.

I love Roatan so much that I moved my family here after years of living in the States. Our lifestyle is dramatically better here. We have the Caribbean Sea as our front yard and playground…it was the best move we ever made.

If you want to move to paradise, let me know what you’re looking for and let’s make it happen together. I look forward to helping make your dreams your new reality!

Roatan Island

511 matches found

$259,000
with pool, Dixon Cove, 2 Beb 2 Bath Ocean View Home, Roatan,
View Photos (31)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1100
Year Built: 2019
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
Description: In the heart of Dixon Cove on the high hills overlooking miles of the majes...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$99,000
Located at Infinity Bay Resort, Tranquility Spa, Roatan,
View Photos (9)
Property Type: Commercial
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay Resort
Description: Beautiful Luxury Salon and Spa Business for sale, located at Infinity Bay R...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Carib Bight, Lot # 6, Mariposa, Roatan,
View Photos (5)
Property Type: Land
Area: Caribe Point
Subdivision: Mariposa Development
Description: This gentle slope home site sits in a protect Bight known as Carib Bight. A...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$70,000
Upper level of lot sea view behind trees.
View Photos (7)
Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Las Gemelas
Description: This Special Lot is conveniently located between West End and Sandy Bay, it...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Coral Views, Lot No.27, Roatan,
View Photos (21)
Property Type: Land
Area: Coral View Village
Description: Coral Vies Lot 27 is a fantastic portion of land located in Phase 1 of one ...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$39,900
main highway, Adlie, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: Diamond Rock
Subdivision: Diamond Rock
Description: Want your very own jungle retreat in the Caribbean? Spacious forested 1 acr...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$29,000
Splash Inn Road, West End, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: West End
Description: BEST VALUE WITHIN WEST END. This beautiful flat lot is located on the happe...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
View Photos (15)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$229,000
Sit back and relax on you private porch.
View Photos (22)Virtual Tours (1)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1400
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: This unique property has 4 studios apartment. Each apartment has its own pr...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
IDX
$398,000
Aerial of West End and the location of the home
View Photos (60)Virtual Tours (1)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 4800
Year Built: 2014
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: This income producing home is nestled into a lush tropical garden in a quie...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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Roatan Island

511 matches found

$259,000
with pool, Dixon Cove, 2 Beb 2 Bath Ocean View Home, Roatan,
View Photos (31)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1100
Year Built: 2019
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
Description: In the heart of Dixon Cove on the high hills overlooking miles of the majes...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$99,000
Located at Infinity Bay Resort, Tranquility Spa, Roatan,
View Photos (9)
Property Type: Commercial
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay Resort
Description: Beautiful Luxury Salon and Spa Business for sale, located at Infinity Bay R...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Carib Bight, Lot # 6, Mariposa, Roatan,
View Photos (5)
Property Type: Land
Area: Caribe Point
Subdivision: Mariposa Development
Description: This gentle slope home site sits in a protect Bight known as Carib Bight. A...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$70,000
Upper level of lot sea view behind trees.
View Photos (7)
Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Las Gemelas
Description: This Special Lot is conveniently located between West End and Sandy Bay, it...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Coral Views, Lot No.27, Roatan,
View Photos (21)
Property Type: Land
Area: Coral View Village
Description: Coral Vies Lot 27 is a fantastic portion of land located in Phase 1 of one ...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$39,900
main highway, Adlie, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: Diamond Rock
Subdivision: Diamond Rock
Description: Want your very own jungle retreat in the Caribbean? Spacious forested 1 acr...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$29,000
Splash Inn Road, West End, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: West End
Description: BEST VALUE WITHIN WEST END. This beautiful flat lot is located on the happe...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
View Photos (15)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$229,000
Sit back and relax on you private porch.
View Photos (22)Virtual Tours (1)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1400
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: This unique property has 4 studios apartment. Each apartment has its own pr...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
IDX
$398,000
Aerial of West End and the location of the home
View Photos (60)Virtual Tours (1)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 4800
Year Built: 2014
Area: West End
Subdivision: West End
Description: This income producing home is nestled into a lush tropical garden in a quie...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
IDX

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International Living Loves Roatan

International Living magazine has been raving about Roatan for a while now. They consider Roatan to be one of the best retirement destinations in the entire world! Take a look at some of the reasons why International Living loves Roatan…Living in Roatan

Roatan is an Easy Caribbean Island

Roatan offers an easy island lifestyle for retirees where they can save money. They love that a retired couple can live here on $2,200/month and enjoy a carefree outdoor lifestyle. The climate here is especially ideal for snowbirds who love to come for a few months each winter to escape the cold back home.

Roatan Has Affordable Real Estate

International Living loves Roatan for its affordable real estate. If you’re in the market for a condo by the beach, you’ll find plenty of options here. We have beachfront condos and condos in popular neighborhoods with lots of amenities nearby. Some condo communities have pools and bars and restaurants, while others are quiet and peaceful. Take your pick!

Roatan is Small but Eclectic

Roatan boasts incredible diversity for its small size. From the people to the activities to the amenities, this small Caribbean island is not short on charm or fun! Come see for yourself the many faces of Roatan.

West Bay Beach Has It All

International Living loves West Bay Beach – just like everyone else does! Voted the best beach in Central America two years in a row now, West Bay Beach has something for everyone. You’ll even find some of those fantastic and affordable condo opportunities right on the sand!

Roatan is Welcoming

Our laidback socializing and our breathtaking scenery combine to create the ideal place to relax. Life in Roatan is slowed down and the people are welcoming and friendly. Head to the bar by yourself and you’ll end up making several new friends. Head to a dive shop or the beach and you’ll chat with everyone around you. Roatan is a true homecoming – even if you’ve never been here before!

We all know International Living loves Roatan, and I know exactly why. I made the move here for a better life for my family and we’ve never regretted that decision. Contact me to come see for yourself why Roatan is so popular for relocation overseas. I think you’ll love it here!

Roatan Real Estate Listings

605 matches found

$259,000
with pool, Dixon Cove, 2 Beb 2 Bath Ocean View Home, Roatan,
View Photos (31)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1100
Year Built: 2019
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
Description: In the heart of Dixon Cove on the high hills overlooking miles of the majes...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$99,000
Located at Infinity Bay Resort, Tranquility Spa, Roatan,
View Photos (9)
Property Type: Commercial
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay Resort
Description: Beautiful Luxury Salon and Spa Business for sale, located at Infinity Bay R...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Carib Bight, Lot # 6, Mariposa, Roatan,
View Photos (5)
Property Type: Land
Area: Caribe Point
Subdivision: Mariposa Development
Description: This gentle slope home site sits in a protect Bight known as Carib Bight. A...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$70,000
Upper level of lot sea view behind trees.
View Photos (7)
Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Las Gemelas
Description: This Special Lot is conveniently located between West End and Sandy Bay, it...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Coral Views, Lot No.27, Roatan,
View Photos (21)
Property Type: Land
Area: Coral View Village
Description: Coral Vies Lot 27 is a fantastic portion of land located in Phase 1 of one ...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$75,000
- Paradise Cove - East Shore, 0.36 Acre, Ocean View Resident, Utila,
View Photos (14)
Property Type: Land
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Paradise Cove
Description: This is a great location to build your Caribbean dream home and enjoy our t...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$39,900
main highway, Adlie, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: Diamond Rock
Subdivision: Diamond Rock
Description: Want your very own jungle retreat in the Caribbean? Spacious forested 1 acr...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$29,000
Splash Inn Road, West End, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: West End
Description: BEST VALUE WITHIN WEST END. This beautiful flat lot is located on the happe...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
View Photos (15)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$199,000
Big Rock, South Shore, Blissfully Blue Beach House, Utila,
View Photos (29)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2736
Year Built: 2008
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Big Rock, South Shore
Description: SAVOR THE SUN! This tastefully furnshied homebeach front & the enchanting c...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
IDX

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The Holiday Season in Roatan

It’s the holiday season in Roatan, which means it’s time to celebrate with friends and family while enjoying the good life in the Caribbean. We enjoy a White Christmas – it’s just filled with white soft sand instead of snow! Whether you live here full-time or visit Roatan over the holidays, this is a magical time to be on the island.

Holiday Festivities in Roatan 

Residents on Roatan are very generous, giving people. So it’s no surprise that the holiday season brings ample opportunity to give back to the community here on the island. Annual events to raise money for community projects, fun celebrations to bring friends and neighbors together, and special menus at most restaurants offer plenty of festive opportunities!

If you’re coming to Roatan in December, you can expect a few events leading up to the holidays. If you live here full-time, it’s very likely you’ll get involved in organizing some of these events! Organizations like the Roatan Rotary Club and Roatan Because We Care typically have fundraisers around the holidays. 

Holidays in Roatan Island
Throughout the year, medical supplies, school supplies, and sports gear are always much-appreciated donations. You can take a look at Clinica Esperanza’s list of needs  or contact PIER (Partners in Education Roatan)  or the SOL International Foundation to see what the kids might need.

The holidays are certainly a time of giving, so if you’re visiting Roatan over the holiday season, make a little extra space in your suitcase to bring something from home that may be needed here.

If you live in Roatan, don’t forget to remind your visitors to do the same! You are bound to have lots of friends and family asking to visit if you live in paradise…so make sure you have an extra bedroom available!

Celebrate the Holidays in Roatan

There are so many ways to enjoy the holiday season in Roatan. Make a sandman instead of a snowman – it’s nice to not have your hands frozen! Bring a Santa hat for lots of fun photo opportunities. Take it on your scuba dive on Christmas Day, or relax in a hammock donning your festive apparel. Trust me, your friends and family who opted to stay back home in the cold will be incredibly jealous!

We have plenty of snowbirds in Roatan who take advantage of flying away from winter weather each year, so our holiday season is a busy time to catch up with old friends and new neighbors.

Roatan is also well known for being a very welcoming community. New expats find it so easy to make friends here. The expat community is large and well integrated into the local community, so you’re likely to quickly make friends of all nationalities. It’s not uncommon to celebrate an important occasion with friends from around the world, all while enjoying the beautiful beaches of Roatan.

You’ll find lots of ways to celebrate Christmas and the New Year in Roatan – including lots of fireworks, bonfires on the beach, and plenty of drinks flowing. If you’d prefer a quiet celebration, head to one of Roatan’s highly rated restaurants for a special night out and then an evening at home watching the mesmerizing night sky put on its own natural firework display…the shooting stars are plentiful here!

If you’re new to Roatan and don’t want to spend the holidays alone, don’t worry, you’ll find plenty of good company. Reach out to your new neighbors or to the person sitting next to you at the bar. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself on the island.

Many of us have been the new person on the island, so we know what it’s like. You’ll find friends quickly if you’re willing to say hello and to get involved in the community. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the holiday season in Roatan even more with each passing year you live in paradise.

Ready to check out some amazing Roatan real estate deals and live in paradise for good? Get in touch and let me know what your dream home looks like. I’m happy to help!

605 matches found

$259,000
with pool, Dixon Cove, 2 Beb 2 Bath Ocean View Home, Roatan,
View Photos (31)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1100
Year Built: 2019
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
Description: In the heart of Dixon Cove on the high hills overlooking miles of the majes...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$99,000
Located at Infinity Bay Resort, Tranquility Spa, Roatan,
View Photos (9)
Property Type: Commercial
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay Resort
Description: Beautiful Luxury Salon and Spa Business for sale, located at Infinity Bay R...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Carib Bight, Lot # 6, Mariposa, Roatan,
View Photos (5)
Property Type: Land
Area: Caribe Point
Subdivision: Mariposa Development
Description: This gentle slope home site sits in a protect Bight known as Carib Bight. A...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$70,000
Upper level of lot sea view behind trees.
View Photos (7)
Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Las Gemelas
Description: This Special Lot is conveniently located between West End and Sandy Bay, it...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
IDX
$49,000
Coral Views, Lot No.27, Roatan,
View Photos (21)
Property Type: Land
Area: Coral View Village
Description: Coral Vies Lot 27 is a fantastic portion of land located in Phase 1 of one ...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$75,000
- Paradise Cove - East Shore, 0.36 Acre, Ocean View Resident, Utila,
View Photos (14)
Property Type: Land
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Paradise Cove
Description: This is a great location to build your Caribbean dream home and enjoy our t...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$39,900
main highway, Adlie, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: Diamond Rock
Subdivision: Diamond Rock
Description: Want your very own jungle retreat in the Caribbean? Spacious forested 1 acr...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$29,000
Splash Inn Road, West End, Roatan,
View Photos (4)
Property Type: Land
Area: West End
Description: BEST VALUE WITHIN WEST END. This beautiful flat lot is located on the happe...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
View Photos (15)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
IDX
$199,000
Big Rock, South Shore, Blissfully Blue Beach House, Utila,
View Photos (29)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2736
Year Built: 2008
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Big Rock, South Shore
Description: SAVOR THE SUN! This tastefully furnshied homebeach front & the enchanting c...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
IDX

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Moving to the Island of Roatan

Ready for a life change? Perhaps you’d like a change of pace, settling into “Island Time” in Roatan with your toes in the powder white sand and the sun setting over the water before you. Moving to the island of Roatan is easier than you might think. If you’re ready to relax in a hammock and listen to tropical birdsongs all morning, read on for all the logistics you need to know.why-move-to-roatan

If you know that life in Roatan is your dream come true, then now is the best time to make that dream reality. As Roatan’s popularity continues to increase, housing prices will follow an increasing pattern.

Right now, you can find affordable tropical homes from condos to sprawling villas. Take advantage and get moving!moving-to-roatan-legally

Living and working in Roatan requires the same types of visas and paperwork for anywhere else in the world. If you want to become a resident and stay here long-term, you’ll need to submit an application for Honduran residency through a qualified Honduran attorney. There are different types and your circumstances will determine which one you could qualify for. I can coordinate your meeting with a reputable attorney on the island so that your paperwork gets completed the right way, right away.

If you want to open a new business here, you’ll not only require residency but you’ll also need to create a new corporation. Opening a business requires very specific documentation to be completed in a specific order, which your same attorney should be able to process while processing your residency application. It usually takes around six weeks to process corporation paperwork before you can open your doors.cost-of-living-in-roatan

The cost of living in Roatan is much lower than many other areas of the Caribbean. However, it’s much higher than other areas on the mainland. Keep in mind that we must import many items because this is an island with a limited agricultural industry.

If you’re moving to Roatan as a retiree, generally speaking, you can live on your pension. But – as you would anywhere – keep an eye on your budget. Especially right after you move to the island…you’ll be excited to see everything and to do every activity. That adds up!

Keep an eye on your costs until you settle into a good routine. And, don’t forget, if you move to the island of Roatan, you are sure to have lots of friends and family come visit you. That’s a great opportunity to do lots of activities with them!expat-life-in-roatan

Expat life in Roatan is whatever you want it to be. If you want to party all week long, you’re on a tropical island filled with tourists. If you want to volunteer and give back to your new community, you have endless opportunities to help schoolchildren, medical clinics, veterinary clinics, sports teams, the environment, and more. If you want to never wear shoes again, well, that’s fine, too!

The expat community in Roatan is large and welcoming, so you’ll have no trouble making new friends when you move to the island.

Moving to the island of Roatan is truly a dream come true. I know, because I did it. I moved from the U.S. back to my native country to live the island life. Get in touch and let’s make your dream a reality here in Roatan.

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All Roatan Listings for Sale

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$259,000
with pool, Dixon Cove, 2 Beb 2 Bath Ocean View Home, Roatan,
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1100
Year Built: 2019
Area: Dixon Cove
Subdivision: Dixon Cove
Description: In the heart of Dixon Cove on the high hills overlooking miles of the majes...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
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$99,000
Located at Infinity Bay Resort, Tranquility Spa, Roatan,
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Property Type: Commercial
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay Resort
Description: Beautiful Luxury Salon and Spa Business for sale, located at Infinity Bay R...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
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$49,000
Carib Bight, Lot # 6, Mariposa, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Caribe Point
Subdivision: Mariposa Development
Description: This gentle slope home site sits in a protect Bight known as Carib Bight. A...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
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$70,000
Upper level of lot sea view behind trees.
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Property Type: Land
Area: Sandy Bay
Subdivision: Las Gemelas
Description: This Special Lot is conveniently located between West End and Sandy Bay, it...
Last Updated: June - 05 - 2020
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$49,000
Coral Views, Lot No.27, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Coral View Village
Description: Coral Vies Lot 27 is a fantastic portion of land located in Phase 1 of one ...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
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$75,000
- Paradise Cove - East Shore, 0.36 Acre, Ocean View Resident, Utila,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Paradise Cove
Description: This is a great location to build your Caribbean dream home and enjoy our t...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
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$39,900
main highway, Adlie, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: Diamond Rock
Subdivision: Diamond Rock
Description: Want your very own jungle retreat in the Caribbean? Spacious forested 1 acr...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
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$29,000
Splash Inn Road, West End, Roatan,
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Property Type: Land
Area: West End
Description: BEST VALUE WITHIN WEST END. This beautiful flat lot is located on the happe...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
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$78,000
Unit 4320 Roatan One, Roatan,
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 870
Year Built: 2015
Area: Coxen Hole
Subdivision: Roatan One
Description: Now is the time to get an affordable condo in Roatan! Lovely 1 bedroom 1 b...
Last Updated: June - 04 - 2020
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$199,000
Big Rock, South Shore, Blissfully Blue Beach House, Utila,
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2736
Year Built: 2008
Area: Utila
Subdivision: Big Rock, South Shore
Description: SAVOR THE SUN! This tastefully furnshied homebeach front & the enchanting c...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
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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

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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 Infinity Bay

West Bay Beach

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

Roatan Villa

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.

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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

Roatan 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.

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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

West bay 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.

Condos and Homes Available for Sale

225 matches found

$2,499,000
First Bight, Paradise Point, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 19602
Area: First Bight
Subdivision: Paradise Point Villas
Description: Paradise Homes with beautiful oceanviews in First Bight. These homes inclu...
Last Updated: April - 14 - 2020
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$1,995,000
Luxury Ocean Front Home, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 6300
Area: Mud Hole / Blue Harbor
Subdivision: Blue Harbor
Description: OWNER WILL LISTEN TO OFFERS!! This modern Mediterranean ocean front luxury ...
Last Updated: May - 27 - 2020
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$1,599,999
3 Bedrooms 4 baths Beach Front, Infinity Bay #105 Penthouse, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2845
Year Built: 2009
Area: West Bay
Subdivision: Infinity Bay
Description: Gorgeous Penthouse condo with stunning views, is located at the Infinity Ba...
Last Updated: October - 23 - 2019
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$1,465,000
Spacious screened in porch on the main floor offers ocean views and lush tropical garden view
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1
Area: Palmetto
Subdivision: Palmetto Bay
Description: Stunning beachfront property extends from the beach all the way up to the r...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$1,350,000
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 5966
Year Built: 2014
Area: Pristine Bay
Description: Sweeping Views from one of the very best lots at Pristine Bay could be your...
Last Updated: February - 04 - 2020
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$1,300,000
Detached Casita at Parrot Tree, Luxury Beachfront Home +, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 4562
Area: Parrot Tree
Subdivision: Parrot Tree Plantation
Description: This property is a turn key home located in Parrot Tree Plantation that inc...
Last Updated: January - 31 - 2020
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$1,250,000
Keyhole, Villa Saint Tropez, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 4000
Area: Keyhole
Description: Located at Keyhole Bay lot #16 with an area of 0.238 acres. The house consi...
Last Updated: February - 28 - 2020
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$1,200,000
# 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...
Last Updated: April - 04 - 2020
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$1,200,000
East Calabash, Big Rock Estate, Roatan,
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 6.5
Square Footage: 3800
Year Built: 2013
Area: Calabash Bight
Subdivision: Calabash
Description: RELAX & REJUVENATE in this gorgeous beachfront home! This tranquil offerin...
Last Updated: March - 02 - 2020
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$1,200,000
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 6.5
Square Footage: 4000
Year Built: 2006
Area: Mud Hole / Blue Harbor
Subdivision: Blue Harbor
Description: Living the dream is what you will experience with this gorgeous home that s...
Last Updated: March - 17 - 2020
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