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!

How to Move to Roatan Island

The idea of moving to a tropical island sounds like a dream come true! But, of course, there are plenty of logistics to worry about with any sort of house move. Here are some important tips on how to move to Roatan island, with insights specific to our beautiful slice of paradise in the Caribbean.

How to move to  Roatan IslandHow to Move to Roatan Island

Roatan enjoys excellent connections with the U.S. and Canada via direct international flights. This makes your journey much easier than it could be for such a small island!

We also have many options for cargo to be shipped from the U.S. or elsewhere in Central America.

If you’re moving here full-time without keeping a home or storage unit back home, then it’s especially important to consider your packing and shipping options. The best thing to do whenever you move home is to minimize – you don’t want to just take everything without considering its value in your new home.

Shipping Items to Roatan

There are several notable shipping options for sending your belongings to Roatan. A few you might recognize, while others are Honduran-based companies.

DHL and FedEx deliver to Roatan, with an office across the street from the international airport collecting and holding items for pick-up. This option is best for small shipments, like small Amazon deliveries or important paperwork.

Island Shipping and Dip Shipping are two other popular options for shipping items to Roatan. Both of these are local companies that offer excellent service for crates and pallets to be brought to Roatan.

Carefully consider what you might actually need versus just shipping your whole home. Remember that this is a tropical island, likely meaning a different climate from what you’re used to experiencing. That affects what you need to bring as well.

For example, electronics will deteriorate more quickly in salt air, so if you’re moving to a beachfront home you want to consider the types of electronics you might import. If there’s no way to repair any issues in Roatan, is it worthwhile?

If you have questions about shipping certain items to Roatan, feel free to contact me anytime!

Packing to Move to Roatan Island

If you’re bringing most of your belongings with you on the plane, it’s important to pack carefully. You can check in several pieces of luggage, but you’ll want to ensure that what you’re paying to bring is worthwhile.

Remember that we do have plenty of options for shopping on the island, plus easy access to the mainland for other items. You aren’t moving to the middle of nowhere with zero options to replace or buy new clothing.

Remember also that Roatan is a rather casual island. You don’t need to bring all your black tie formalwear here! Flip-flops and casual summer attire are absolutely appropriate year-round.

You’ll want a waterproof jacket with a hood for rainy season, along with some cold-weather clothes. You’ll be surprised, but once you live here for a little while, even 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 Celsius) will make you shiver!

Pack what you need, but know that your lifestyle here will be different than back home. You’ll be outdoors more often than in front of the TV and you’ll be spending time with friends regularly. It’s the island lifestyle we all love!

Do you want some more tips for moving to Roatan? Be sure to check out the rest of my blog with tips for potential expats in Roatan. You can also reach out anytime with questions – I’m more than happy to help!

Sunny Casual Lifestyle in Roatan

The island life is truly the best life. In the Caribbean, we can relax knowing that we never, ever have to deal with winter weather. We enjoy beautiful sunshine all year long, which just makes people happier and friendlier. We all enjoy this sunny casual lifestyle in Roatan. It’s a huge part of why I decided to move to Roatan, and I think you would enjoy it, too.
Roatan Lifestyle and the benefits living on a islandBenefits of a Casual Lifestyle

In Roatan, we don’t worry about labels or name brands. We’re not competing with each other to get the latest cool sneakers or the flashiest watches. We don’t waste our time, energy, or money on those materialistic things. Sure, you can still choose to be fashionable and stylish! But you don’t have to keep up with anyone here in Roatan.

Because our weather is so warm and tropical year-round, we also don’t have to worry about a winter wardrobe. Again, that’s time, energy, and money saved! We can wear the same things all year long, adding another layer when rainy season starts and we all think it’s freezing cold at 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24C).

In Roatan, we don’t judge others by what they do or do not have. You can walk barefoot down the street and wear a bathing suit every day. Or you can dress to the nines because it makes you feel good! Life in Roatan is carefree and easy and it’s all up to you.

Just know that whenever you do meet someone on that street, you should stop and chat. It’s a friendly community here and our sunny weather lets us linger outside without freezing to death. That’s a beautiful thing.

Sunny Casual Lifestyle in RoatanThe art of living on a island Roatan

The climate in Roatan is what draws many expats to the island. We have tropical warmth – and humidity! – throughout the year. We never worry about heating bills, but we do have fans and air conditioning.

The sunshine is what attracts people to the island. With that sunshine comes white sand beaches and crystal clear Caribbean water. We also get plenty of rain though! That’s what makes Roatan so beautifully lush and green. When the rain comes, don’t worry, it’s just doing its job to keep Roatan lovely and then it will pass along and leave us with the sunshine once again.

You can count on summer temperatures staying above 80F/ 27C and the humidity being high. During the winter, temperatures do drop and the rains come, but we rarely drop into the low 70sF/23C. More typically, you can plan to wear shorts and a t-shirt all year long.

If you’re packing for a vacation in Roatan, leave the fancy stuff behind – you won’t need it. All you need is beachwear and casual clothes, and don’t forget your smile!

I love the sunny casual lifestyle in Roatan. It’s what drew my family here to enjoy a better quality of life. If you’re thinking of a move to Roatan, contact me and tell me what your plan is – I’m happy to help you find the right home and access the best resources.

 

Roatan Real Estate Under $350k

There’s moving to paradise, and then there’s moving to paradise and owning your own slice of it at an affordable price. While I’d love to think we’re all multi-millionaires, let’s be realistic. We’re all looking for a great location at the right price. So let’s take a look at the MLS listings for some Roatan real estate under $350k on the market right now.

Roatan Real Estate Under $350k

Roatan Real Estate Under $350k

Caribe Tesoro on West Bay Beach

This is a true luxury condo opportunity on Roatan’s continuously highest-rated beach. The studio has been beautifully furnished and no details have been overlooked, complete with stone bathroom, travertine floors, granite counter tops, and beautiful Honduran hardwood doors and cabinets.

The unit boasts energy efficient air conditioning and fans, plus stainless steel appliances throughout. An on-site beachfront bar and restaurant and the beachfront 60,000-gallon saltwater pool provide endless entertainment. Listed at only $209,000. See more MLS:16-212 

Casa Sol y Mar Beachfront 

This beachfront duplex is listed at only $330,000. The upstairs unit has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, while the downstairs unit offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The location of Casa Sol y Mar makes for an ideal rental opportunity, in addition to the utmost convenience for permanent residence.

Only minutes from popular West End and still close to commercial Coxen Hole, Gibson Bight is a tranquil neighborhood with boundless ocean views. Enjoy 92’ of beach frontage on 0.25 acres for your own slice of pure paradise. See more MLS:17-17

4-Bedroom Home in Turtling Bay

This 4,000-square foot home near Palmetto Bay offers 0.72 acres, beach access, and a pool to complete your island dream home. Built in 2012, this home offers large outdoor living space to enjoy the truly astounding views off Roatan’s north shore.

Underground utilities and a backup generator ensure your comfort and convenience as you live the good life here in Roatan. Listed at only $349,900. See more MLS:15-534

Beachfront Condo at Parrot Tree Plantation

Listed at only $119,000…this beachfront condo has no yearly HOA fees if you use it for less than six months in a year. This condo is ideal for snowbirds and can be rented the remainder of the year.

This condo offers solidly built concrete construction with graceful arches and distinctive columns. High quality finishes include Honduran mahogany cabinetry, travertine floors, Tommy Bahamas furnishing, stainless steel appliances, and central air conditioning. For recreation, Parrot Tree Plantation offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a 320-foot free-form pool, 2,000 feet of beachfront lagoon, kayaking, nature trails, an on-site restaurant and more.  See more MLS:17-82

Palmetto Bay Plantation

Listed at $190,000…this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is available fully furnished for a turnkey opportunity. Enjoy an open-plan design, expansive outdoor living space, and attractive community amenities. This is 1,850 square feet of paradise in a popular north shore community with plenty of amenities on-site to keep you entertained. See more MLS:16-342 

Casa Promesa Luxury Villa

This villa is an extraordinary deal! Located in First Bight on Ruby Lee Ridge, Casa Promesa offers 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, several terraces, a large pool, and a 1-bed/1-bath caretaker’s cottage. There is also a bunkhouse that has been used for visiting researchers and students. Additional amenities include a deep-water well and backup generator.

This beautifully crafted home is built on 17 acres of rolling hills and offers clear Caribbean ocean views. The property still has lots of potential and room for expansion. The paved road offers easy access to the shopping, restaurants and nightlife of French Harbour. Casa Promesa is listed at only $325,000. See more MLS:16-496 

Are you interested in Roatan real estate for less? These are just six current options available for temporary or permanent residence in paradise. Another great option is to buy land and build your own dream home .

Whatever your best scenario is, contact me and let’s make it happen.

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.

 

Why Invest in Roatan

The Roatan real estate market has seen a positive growth trend since the global housing crisis of the last decade. As the market on the island mirrors the market back in the U.S., we have enjoyed considerable growth over the last few years. But that’s not the only reason to invest in Roatan.

Investing in Roatan is a decision for your future. Knowing what the rest of the Caribbean is like today, it’s easy to see where Roatan can be in a few decades. Our isle is considered to be “behind” our neighbors in the region. Roatan is what the other islands used to look like – before overdevelopment and zealous tourism.

Roatan has enjoyed slow and steady growth. This has allowed infrastructure to keep pace with our growing population and has prevented depletion of our precious resources.

Many islands experience regular power outages as a general rule. Roatan is lucky to enjoy a very steady power supply with infrequent outages.

On top of that, Roatan’s tourism market has grown slowly and steadily, allowing the industry to maintain proper oversight to ensure protection of our natural resources while still growing to support more and more tourists every year.

Why Invest in Roatan

Roatan Bay Islands

Roatan Bay Islands

Invest in Roatan because you know there is incredible potential here. We can look at our neighboring Caribbean islands and see where we might be in decades to come. Ideally, we will continue to grow at this steady pace so we continue to protect our resources and build our infrastructure simultaneously.

Invest in Roatan because you want to enjoy your retirement years without confining yourself to the couch. Retirement in Roatan is active and fun, filled with warm weather and sunshine. Retirees regularly gather for fun social activities and to volunteer with various local organizations. Retirement in Roatan is for the young at heart and the happy in spirit.

Invest in Roatan to choose a better balance in your life – whatever stage of life you’re in currently. Set your watch to Island Time and remember the important things.

Trust me – it’s not important to commute to a job you hate to pay bills for a house you barely spend time in. Life on the island is about community and happiness. That’s a true investment.

Where to Invest in Roatan

Roatan MLS Photography

Roatan MLS Photography

Roatan consists of many popular expat neighborhoods. You could retire to a condo on the beach with all the amenities and social life you want. Or you could retire to a beautiful home overlooking the western point of the island, enjoying sunsets and views of the mountains on the mainland.

Move to Roatan and live in West End, where you can walk everywhere and always be surrounded by friends who feel like family. Or move to Pristine Bay where you can golf every day and enjoy the comforts of a modern villa overlooking the north shore.

Whatever your ideal lifestyle looks like, Roatan has the perfect answer for you. An investment in Roatan is an investment in your happiness and your future. It’s also a wise investment in an island that will undoubtedly continue to grow and build an even stronger real estate market in the years to come.

If you’re ready to invest in Roatan, contact me to discuss your options. We can look at your short- and long-term plans, the type of lifestyle you’re seeking, and your residency options to ensure a smooth transition to life in Roatan.

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

Jorge ChavezAbout Jorge Chavez, Roatan Real Estate RE/MAX 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.

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

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RE/MAX Roatan Real Estate Agent

I’d like to share a big announcement! When I started my career in real estate after returning to Honduras and moving my family to the island of Roatan, I started with RE/MAX. Over the years, I’ve tried different real estate paths, but I have now come back home to where it all began: I am now a Sales Associate with RE/MAX Bay Islands!

I love the support I receive through working with RE/MAX – it is truly incomparable. That support allows me to provide even better service for my clients; it helps me to help you.

I’m still the only Roatan real estate agent with the certification provided by The National Association of Realtors: Resort and Second Home Property Specialist. That experience allows me to help you make the right investment. I’m not just winging it here…I’m certified specifically to help you with the purchase of a resort or second home in Roatan.

I continually strive to educate myself to be better able to help you in your home search or business venture. I insist on providing the most professional and personalized service to anyone who chooses to work with me – that comes from continuous self-improvement on a professional and personal level. If you trust me to help you make a real estate investment in Roatan, then trust that I am as updated as possible on every aspect of your purchase.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m very active on social media because I believe in highlighting our beautiful island home.

I love to show how wonderful life in Roatan can be – and that’s not just for business purposes. I truly love my life here, and I want any client of mine to find that same happiness.

If you’re hoping to sell your Roatan real estate, you can also trust that my activity on social media and my top-ranking website grants your listing more exposure. I am constantly working for you to ensure the best possible outcome.

Going back to RE/MAX Bay Islands is a positive move for me and for all my current and future clients. I hope you’ll find the services I can provide through RE/MAX to be very helpful.

Here’s to a new future together…I look forward to working with you as the newest return RE/MAX Roatan real estate agent!

Roatan Waterfront Estate for Sale

High-end estates in Roatan are not exactly flooding the market. So when a waterfront estate like Villa Shanti comes up at an incredible price point, I simply have to share its value. This particular Roatan waterfront estate is for sale at $1.4 million…and to call it a dream come true is an understatement.

Roatan REMAX Collection

Roatan REMAX Collection

Located in French Harbour overlooking both Little and Big French Cays, Villa Shanti’s views encompass those iconic blues and aquas for which Roatan has become famous. The location is incredibly convenient to commercial French Harbour, where grocery stores, hardware stores, and the island’s brand new hospital are all located.

Yet the privacy and tranquility of Villa Shanti create the illusion of having your own private island. It’s truly the best of both worlds.

Estate home in Rome

Estate home in Roatan

About Villa Shanti

While other homes in Roatan might have similar square footage and quality, Villa Shanti stands apart with its bonus amenities. A private beach on 186 feet of oceanfront and a 120-foot deep-water dock with a palapa already put this estate above the rest.

Estate home Roatan

Estate home Roatan

Add in the 1.25 acres of land, which includes 7,000 square feet of living space and you truly feel a world apart. 

Master Bedroom with Ocean view

Master bedroom with an Ocean View

Five bedrooms and four bathrooms offer everyone within the home the privacy they desire. This set-up also offers the potential to make Villa Shanti into a boutique B&B should an entrepreneur decide to become the Villa’s new owner.

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

Even the fine details within Villa Shanti will impress you. Bathrooms boast marble and travertine, doors and windows are made of Rosita hardwood, and ceramic tile flooring adds to the elegant features of this estate.

Private Estate Roatan

Private Estate Roatan

Villa Shanti also comes with a separate caretaker’s 1-bedroom, 1-bath cabaña. It actually feels like its own little universe of perfection.

Infinity Edge pool with Ocean View

Infinity Edge pool with Ocean View

Roatan Waterfront Estate for Sale

Fine living Space

Fine Living Space

Villa Shanti is truly the ideal beachfront home. Vaulted ceilings allow for refreshing sea breezes to drift through the main living space, while relaxing by the infinity pool grants endless ocean vistas. The variety of blending blues and greens are a natural marvel.

Dock

Dock

With the deep-water dock, you can head out on your own boat whenever the mood strikes. Roatan is known for exceptional deep-sea fishing and hosts an international fishing tournament each September.

This location on Roatan’s southern shore is ideal for staying active in the community, whether on Roatan’s East or West Ends. You can join in on fun activities within the very welcoming island community in either direction. The Black Pearl championship golf course is just minutes away and multiple highly rated dive centers are available nearby in all directions.

Estate Home

Estate home

This waterfront estate is unique – an opportunity for the right owner to enjoy the good life on Island Time. Let me know if that owner could be 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.

Ideal for a private estate home or a turnkey luxury bed and breakfast., 7 Bedroom in West Bay / West End

MLS# 14-282

Luxury home for sale in Roatan

Terra del Sol West Bay

Elegance and craftsmanship combined with over 11,000 square feet of living make this perfect for buyers seeking value. This luxury home is the definition of move-in-condition. No detail has been overlooked. Every possible amenity is included. From top to bottom, this home was made with the highest quality material: all wooden features were crafted from Barbara Melote including the interior and exterior doors which measure 9 feet tall, all windows are German quality double glaze and travertine flooring and Italian plaster is all throughout.

A tastefully decorated ground floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 3 1\2 bathrooms features 20 feet soaring ceilings with 4x8x20 wooden beams. Each bedroom has its own unique style to suit a variety of guests and each has its own full bathroom with marble counters and gorgeous vessel sinks. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and bamboo cabinets and the cozy living room contains two glass doors leading to a breezy 30×20 feet deck overlooking the lush greenery.

When you enter the main floor, you will be mesmerized by the beauty: a spacious open floor plan with 27 feet cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and high arched doorways and windows viewing the Caribbean Sea. This level also contains the master bedroom with walk-in closet, master bathroom with a stone tub, guest bedroom with bathroom and loft, office(or additional bedroom) and pantry/laundry area. Enjoy the stunning sunsets from the deck on this level or catch shooting stars from the rooftop deck.

In addition, there is a one bedroom apartment with full bath and kitchen, 4 car garage 70,000 gallon cistern and 5 storage areas.

Several banana, papaya and plantain trees accompany this home situated between West End and West Bay. With a total of 7 bedrooms and 6 full baths and 2 half baths make this property ideal for a private estate or a turnkey luxury bed and breakfast.

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