Caribbean Vacation Home for a Winter Escape

I have a secret to tell you about Roatan. Are you ready?

This is the best island to buy a Caribbean vacation home for a winter escape.

You might think I’m biased – which I obviously am – but at least hear me out. This isn’t merely a random claim from a RER Roatan real estate agent. Roatan is the best location for your Caribbean vacation home investment, and here’s why…

Roatan is the best Caribbean island for a vacation home investment

I’ve already gone over it in other blogs, but this is just a reminder: Roatan is on the map and it’s on the brink of a huge boom in tourism.

This island was called one of the best destinations to retire to, to travel to, and to live in. Roatan is making major international headlines.

Add to that our incredibly convenient direct flights from more and more international destinations, and you’ll see that this little Caribbean island is going to be huge. The tourism industry will only continue to grow here, and vacation rentals continue to grow in popularity next to traditional hotel stays.

All this to say that vacation rental property in Roatan is a sound investment. You can come and go as you please – escaping the winter for a few weeks in paradise, or opting for a fun summer getaway with the family. The rest of the year, while you’re back home working and going about your daily life, your investment will be paying for itself as a vacation rental for the endless stream of tourists visiting Roatan.

Vacation rentals are already incredibly popular on the island, but industry trends indicate that their popularity will continue to increase in years to come. Don’t be late to the game, buy your own island home in paradise, and then reap the benefits of having it pay for itself through vacation rentals.

A Caribbean vacation home is the best winter escape

It’s cold up north right now. It’s really cold up north! Living in Roatan, we get cold when the temperature goes below 75 Fahrenheit. The only white stuff on the ground here is gorgeous sand – we don’t do snow here. We don’t do shovelling, we don’t scrape our car windshields, and we don’t have to put on 15 layers of clothes just to survive outside.

Although, to be honest, when the thermometer reads in the 70s in Roatan, we grab every sweatshirt and pair of pants we own because we’re freezing!

Roatan is the best Caribbean island for a vacation home investment

Investment in Roatan

Give yourself the option and the ability to escape the harsh winter up north for a perfect Caribbean winter instead. You won’t ever regret that ability to escape!

Now is the best time to invest in Roatan

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Roatan is on the brink of booming. We’ve watched the trends in real estate and tourism, and there is simply no denying that the increased attention Roatan has recently received will dramatically change the market on this island.

You will not find a better time to invest in Roatan . Prices will go up, land will be at a premium, and your options will soon become much more limited.

An investment in Roatan now will surely bring you huge rewards in the future.

That is, if you ever decide to sell your slice of paradise, which I highly doubt you’ll want to do! Contact me today to see some incredible vacation rental properties in Roatan.

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

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10 Interesting Facts about Roatan


Photo taken at Hole in the Wall, Jonesville

You may know many things about Roatan and perhaps you even visited the Bay Islands on your last vacation, but do you know these facts about the island of Roatan?

  1. There are more than 400 taxis on Roatan Island which only measures approximately 40 miles long and 3 miles wide. Most stay on the western half where majority of the population live and tourists vacation.
  2. It is prohibited to build a building higher than 3 stories. There are no high rise buildings on Roatan.
  3. You may come home to find your house has been invaded by thousands of ants, but don’t panic. These insects covering your ceiling are known as house cleaning ants which will sweep through your home, eat up small carcasses and leave within 30 minutes.
  4. The town of Coxen Hole was named after a pirate, Captain John Coxen, who would frequently stop by Roatan. Roatan was home to more than 5,000 pirates.
  5. Approximately 10 years ago lionfish made their way to the waters of Roatan. This fish is unfamiliar to native fish who do not recognize it as a predator and therefore threaten extinction to local plants and animals.
  6. Many traditional beach homes on Roatan are built on stilts to protect from sand flies which can only fly a few feet vertically.
  7. Roatan has two ports and receives between 600,000 and 1,000,000 cruise ship tourists each year.
  8. Crocs are the popular shoe here on Roatan. Many women even prefer wearing high heel
    Crocs to any other heel.
  9. You may think islanders on Roatan would listen to Caribbean music like calypso or reggae but many prefer to listen, sing along and dance to country music.
  10. West Bay Beach, Roatan was named in the top 25 beaches of the world by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Explore Roatan and learn many more fun and interesting facts about this unique piece of paradise.

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