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.

Life in Roatan: Neighborhoods and Developments

Roatan Neighborhoods and Developments

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

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

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

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

Popular Roatan Neighborhoods for Expats

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

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

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

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

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

Developments in Roatan for Expats

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

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

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

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

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

Where Should You Live in Roatan?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Life in Roatan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roatan Real Estate Available Now

I love to highlight some of the best opportunities available on the Roatan MLS – just in case you aren’t checking it religiously like some of us do! I picked out three great home options and three land options for Roatan real estate available now.

Let’s have a look!

1-Bedroom Condo at Parrot Tree: $110,000Roatan Real Estate Condo for sale

Take a look at this affordable beachfront condo in one of Roatan´s most exclusive resorts! A large beach-view studio on the second floor that catches the tropical breezes, also only steps away from the private resort pool.

Completely turnkey – all you need is your bathing suit to enjoy your Caribbean home away from home!

0.61 acres in Lawson Rock: $95,000Roatan Land available

This home site is located in one of the top communities on the island: prestigious Lawson Rock. The home site is ideally located just steps away from the community beach. Large estate-sized at 0.61 acres, this site is located in the development’s first phase.

Lawson Rock is the perfect island location, just 5 minutes away from the airport/shopping and only a short drive to the many restaurants and activities of popular West End.

This lot is ready to build with paved concrete road, underground utilities, and all you would expect in a prestigious community.

3-Bedroom House in Seadancer: $295,000Roatan Home for sale

PRICE DROP! Looking for the perfect beach house? This beautiful island-style home is just steps from the sand. This 2-bedroom/2-bathroom home includes a large porch, pool, and backyard. There is also a 1-bedroom/1-bathroom apartment that is perfect for guest or rentals.

Located in the tranquil community of Seadancer, you’re just minutes away from Coxen Hole with the airport and shopping options, and only 15 minutes from popular West End with all of its fun amenities. 

2-Bedroom Home in Pristine Bay: $450,000Pristine Bay Roatan Villa

Overlooking the turquoise waters of Roatan’s north coast and the greens of the Black Pearl Golf Course is a corner villa with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Both bedrooms and the great room have large sliding glass doors to showcase the view, leading out to the patio with a private infinity swimming pool.

The home comes fully furnished and is ready for immediate occupancy or to be placed in the rental program.

Pristine Bay offers amenities sought by investors looking for upscale Caribbean living. A private beach, an expansive private Beach Club, an enormous infinity pool and kid’s splash park, restaurants, and tennis and golf pro shop are all available.

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy playing the Pete Dye-designed Black Pearl 18-hole championship golf course. Comprehensive property management is available making ownership of Villa 1201 worry-free. 

0.66 acres in Sandy Bay: $86,000Ocean view property in Roatan

This convenient and accessible lot is perfect for those wanting to build a home close to beaches, nightlife, restaurants, and dive shops. Fabulous ocean view, mesmerizing Caribbean sunsets, and a constant breeze make this lot idyllic.

This is an ideal building lot on 0.68 acres with a gentle, sloping hillside. There is a nearby home site with electrical pole and water.

0.17 acres in West Bay: $115,000Roatan West bay property

This site offers excellent value and an amazing location. Just 245 steps to a white sandy community beach and only 480 steps to Roatan´s most visited and preferred beach on the island: West Bay Beach.

Enjoy a variety of entertainment options, view spectacular Caribbean sunsets every evening, swim the crystal clear waters, and snorkel or dive along Roatan’s coral reef.

Beyond the natural beauty and playground of your own neighborhood, West Bay Beach offers many more activities just around the corner.

This 0.17-acre lot features a paved road and underground utilities. For its location and the price, this is a deal that won’t last long!

If any of the Roatan real estate available now intrigues you, get in touch and let’s chat about your options. I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have about buying real estate in Roatan.

Cost of Construction in Roatan

If you want to move to Roatan to live the island dream life, you could consider building your own home. If you’re not on a strict timeline for moving here, the cost of construction in Roatan might be more appealing than current inventory for real estate. Let’s go through the pros and cons of construction in Roatan.

Cost of Construction in Roatan

Cost of Construction in Roatan

Right now the average cost per square foot in Roatan is between $75 and $110. That price different is based on wood versus concrete. Where you build your home might determine the materials that you should use, but more often, it’s simply a personal choice.

Traditional island homes are built of wood. They rest on stilts and then sometimes a second home will be built below, on the ground floor. More recently, construction has begun to vary widely as people from all around the world come to live in Roatan.

Given this huge interest in moving to Roatan, you might find that the current real estate market doesn’t offer the price point or construction style that you really want. Buying land and building your own home could be the alternative, with land prices still being quite affordable.

Pros of Building Your Own Home in Roatan

Building your own home in Roatan can be a dream come true. You’ve imagined your island lifestyle and the views you’ll enjoy from your front porch…you just need to make it happen.

In building your own home, you can choose exactly how you want everything laid out. You can choose whether your bedroom will face the sunrise or sunset. Align your kitchen and dining area for the best views from your hillside or beachfront location. Take advantage of the breezes and line up your windows for the optimal cross-breeze to cool your home. Building your own home is a fantastic option for many people.

Cons of Building Your Own Home in Roatan

The cons of building in Roatan are fairly obvious: as with construction anywhere, it can often take longer than initially anticipated. On an island, however, that extension is often much longer. Don’t underestimate the length of time building your own island home can take. It could be several years before it’s livable!

That being said, if you’re planning ahead for retirement, or intending to move when the kids graduate, or just easing into island life over the next several years…building your own home might be ideal. Slow and steady wins the race, remember?

Contractors and Builders in Roatan

If you decide to head down this path to take advantage of an affordable cost of construction in Roatan, I am more than happy to provide personal recommendations for contractors, builders, carpenters, architects, and even interior designers. Whatever you need, I can provide.

A really important note to remember is that this is a different country with a different climate and different regulations and different styles. I highly recommend you use a local architect who is familiar with Roatan to best design your island home.

You want to utilize the best materials and take advantage of the local climate and topography – oftentimes that means styling a home differently than you would do back home.

Move to Roatan

Moving to Roatan is a dream for many people. Looking at the real estate market, you might be shaking your head thinking that nothing looks perfect. Consider buying land and building on Roatan as an investment in yourself.

You can create your dream home from scratch. You can take it from imagination to reality, enjoying every stage along the way. And then when that dream home is finally ready, you can step into the island life exactly how you’ve always imagined it.

Move to Roatan to live your dream life. That’s what I did, and I have absolutely no regrets! Let me know what your dream home entails, and I’ll let you know whether building or buying would be better suited to your dreams.

 

The Holiday Season in Roatan

Photography By Because We Care

Photography by Because We Care

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.

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!

Jorge ChavezAbout Jorge Chavez, Roatan Real Estate Agent
I’m Honduran-born, but spent most of my youth in the U.S. After starting a career in Georgia, I decided the island lifestyle was exactly what my family needed for a better quality of life. Now, I want to help you achieve that same dream. Whether you want to spend your winters in paradise, purchase a vacation home, or move to Roatan full-time, I’ll help you find the perfect home. Want to learn more? Check out my full bio, or just contact me and introduce yourself! I’ll be glad to meet you.

Roatan Real Estate and the Roatan MLS

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

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

Roatan MLS for Buying Roatan Real Estate

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

Buy Roatan

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

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

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

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

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

Roatan MLS for Selling Roatan Real Estate

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

Property For Sale in Roatan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jorge ChavezAbout Jorge Chavez, Roatan Real Estate Agent
I’m Honduran-born, but spent most of my youth in the U.S. After starting a career in Georgia, I decided the island lifestyle was exactly what my family needed for a better quality of life. Now, I want to help you achieve that same dream. Whether you want to spend your winters in paradise, purchase a vacation home, or move to Roatan full-time, I’ll help you find the perfect home. Want to learn more? Check out my full bio, or just contact me and introduce yourself! I’ll be glad to meet you.

Premier Community, Lawson Rock Lot 85 Sandy Bay, Roatan

MLS# 16-235

Sandy Bay Beach

Lawson Rock Community Sandy Bay Beach

Lawson Rock, in Sandy Bay, is an Exceptional Community to Build Your Caribbean Home. The Benefits are Privacy, Tranquil Peace of Mind, Beach Access, Community Pools, Work Out Facility, Boat Dock Marina, Snorkel Dock, all Surrounded by Quality Homes and Condos. This Gentle Sloping Homesite is Ready to build your home On Roatan. Features on lot 85 include Ocean View and Lush Tropical Vegetation.

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Houses and Condos on the Island of Roatan

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

Why Buy a House in Roatan?

Why Buy a House in Roatan?

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

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

Why Buy a Condo in Roatan?

Why Buy a Condo in Roatan?

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

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

Roatan Real Estate

Real Estate in Roatan

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

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

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

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

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

Jorge ChavezAbout Jorge Chavez, Roatan Real Estate RE/MAXAgent
I’m Honduran-born, but spent most of my youth in the U.S. After starting a career in Georgia, I decided the island lifestyle was exactly what my family needed for a better quality of life. Now, I want to help you achieve that same dream. Whether you want to spend your winters in paradise, purchase a vacation home, or move to Roatan full-time, I’ll help you find the perfect home. Want to learn more? Check out my full bio, or just contact me and introduce yourself! I’ll be glad to meet you.

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

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

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

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

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

West Bay Beach

West Bay Beach Roatan MLS 16-16

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

B & B’s: Seaside InnWest Bay Lodge

Beach Homes: West Bay Village

Private Condos and Homes: Keyhole Bay

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

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

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

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

Half Moon Bay, West End Roatan MLS 16-128

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

Hostel: Buena Onda

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

Aerial of Lawson Rock Roatan MLS 16-185

Aerial of Lawson Rock Roatan MLS 16-185

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

Cabanas: Sundancer

Private Condos and Homes: Lawson Rock

Hostel: Roatan Backpackers Hostel

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

Aerial View of Palmetto Bay Resort Roatan MLS 16-245

Aerial View of Palmetto Bay Resort Roatan MLS 16-245

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

Condo / Hotel: Clarion Suites at Pineapple Villas

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

East End Roatan MLS 15-20

East End Roatan MLS 15-20

Hotels Beachfront:  Turquoise Bay ResortPaya Bay ResortCamp Bay LodgeMedia Luna Parrot Tree PlantationMango Creek Lodge

Vacation Home Rental offered by East End Roatan

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

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

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

Affordable Real Estate in the Caribbean

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

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

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

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

Low-Cost Income Generator

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

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Ocean Views Roatan MLS 16-48

Romantic Oceanfront Villa

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

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Waterfront Home Roatan MLS 16-70

Popular West End Rental Option

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

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Oceanfront House Roatan MLS 16-107

Community Living on the Beach

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

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Beachfront Condo Roatan MLS 14-327

Golf Course Living in the Tropics

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

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Villa Roatan MLS 15-243

Community Living in World-Class West Bay

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

Aerial view of Keyhole Bay and West Bay, Roatan

Aerial view of Keyhole Bay Roatan MLS 15-360

Picturesque Neighborhood on the Water

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

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Oceanfront Home Roatan MLS 15-431

 

Roatan Real Estate in 15 Pictures!

Wave Crushing Iron Shore

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Lighthouse Estates Roatan MLS #16-43

Infinity Edge Pool meets the Caribbean Sea

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Infinity Bay Condo Roatan MLS #15-536

White Sand and Palm Trees

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Beachfront Crawfish Rock Roatan MLS #15-224

Name Your Home

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Sandy Bay Lawson Rock Roatan MLS #16-95

Caribbean Views from Bedroom

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Beach Villa Pristine Bay Roatan MLS #16-18

Scuba Gear Shop

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Dive Resort Roatan MLS #15-519

Sail Boat in Marina

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Gibson Bight Marina Roatan MLS #16-81

Candy Cane Sunset

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Luxury Beachfront Roatan MLS #15-38

Caribbean Colors

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Casa Sophisticada Lawson Rock Roatan MLS #15-479

Pineapple

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Home West End Roatan MLS #15-223

Skies, Skies, Skies

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Caribe Point Roatan MLS #13-346

Made in Roatan Gift Shop

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Alba Plaza Gibson Bight Roatan MLS #14-267

Keep Calm

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Oceanfront Home Flowers Bay Roatan MLS #15-504

Keep Walking

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Estate Home Calabash Bight Roatan MLS #14-426

Relax

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Views Sandy Bay Roatan MLS #15-427