Top Destinations in the World: Roatan

Roatan a Caribbean destinationThose 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 in 2017

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!

 

Beachfront Acreage with Endless Opportunities

Brand new to the Roatan real estate market, this 1.25-acre beachfront lot rests within easy walking distance of West End Village en route to world-famous West Bay Beach.

This location cannot be understated: finding such a large tract of empty beachfront property in such a popular area is now incredibly rare. Take a look at this beautiful beachfront acreage with endless opportunities for development.

Prime Beachfront Real Estate

It goes without saying that a beachfront lot on a tropical island is a dream come true.

This location offers even more opportunity because of its proximity to Roatan’s two premier tourism centers, without being in the thick of the crowds.

If you’re considering investing in the Caribbean, this is your chance to get in on the upswing in Roatan.

This is honestly some beachfront acreage with endless opportunities. Let’s just go through a few ideas to get you thinking…

Build Your Own Dream Home in the Caribbean

With 1.25 acres to enjoy, you can design the home of your dreams. Enjoy unlimited access to the Caribbean Sea from your front door and lush tropical jungle at your back.

Bask in the privacy of a locale that isn’t filled with tourists, while still being close enough to walk to bars, restaurants, dive shops, and other activities in West End.

Note that there is currently no road access, so no worries about traffic! And getting around by boat is much more fun.

This opportunity to design your own beachfront dream home from start to finish is rare in the Caribbean these days. Finding empty beachfront property in such a desirable area means this won’t last long!

Establish a Small Development of Homes

Vacation rentals and snowbird homes are incredibly popular on the Caribbean island of Roatan. Building a small development on this beachfront acreage is a fantastic option.

Take a look at Turtle Beach and Orchid Beach, two small neighborhood developments just past this beachfront acreage headed toward West Bay. With homes there being popular on the vacation rental market, income streams into the developments throughout the year.

Create a Condo Community – Growing in Popularity in Roatan

Condos are incredibly convenient for countless reasons, but there are only a few small community condo developments in Roatan.

This beachfront acreage offers an amazing opportunity to build a small condo complex right on the beach. The beautiful area offering all the conveniences homeowners or vacationers could want will make for an easy selling point.

Similar concepts to look at in the area include Villas del Playa or Mangrove Dock condos.

Build a Small Luxury Beachfront Boutique Hotel

What more could a visitor want than a beachfront location away from the crowds offering high-end luxuries and world-class service? Unfortunately, there aren’t many hotels providing experiences of that caliber here in Roatan yet.

That’s a gap in the market that will inevitably be filled – this beachfront acreage being an ideal example of a waiting opportunity.

The only small luxury beachfront boutique hotels around include Xbalanque or Mayoka Lodge. Other luxury accommodations are large resorts, while other small boutique hotels lack the “luxury” title.

With increased interest in the island of Roatan from tourists around the world, the market will continue to expand and services are already rising to meet those needs.

A small luxury beachfront boutique hotel might find itself primed and ready to welcome those high-end visitors destined to come to Roatan in the coming years.

Whatever dream you can come up with for this beachfront acreage, I’m sure the right investor will happily maximize its potential. Contact me for more details about this listing or to arrange to view it in person.

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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Short walk to West Bay Beach, 2 Bedroom+1 bedroom studio APT

MLS# 15-547

Roatan Home

The Arbors West Bay Roatan

Life is better when you’re close to the beach! This newly constructed two story home in West Bay is the perfect spot to enjoy the sand, sun and sea. Just a short walk to one of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean! Outdoor recreational activities, snorkeling, diving, botanical garden park with animal preserve areas and zipline are all just a short walk away. The Arbors is a 1 acre parcel with 6 homes. Each home offers craftsmanship quality, energy efficient, 2 bedroom 2.5 bath 1,700 square feet plus a 300 square feet 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment studio (optional), unique granite counter-top in  kitchen and bathrooms, 1 car garage. The Arbors  has a very minimum HOA, just enough to protect your investment. Only four homes are left, one turn key and 3 pre-construction. Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information.

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Buying Land in Roatan to Build Your Dream Home

Buying land in Roatan can be the ideal way to make your island dream a reality. Whether the current real estate inventory isn’t what you had in mind, or you’re aiming for a longer-term project, buying land can be the perfect solution.

We have multiple lots available now that offer great pricing and endless opportunities. Take a look!

Buy Land in Lighthouse Estates
There are two prime lots in Lighthouse Estates, located on Roatan’s south shore just opposite West Bay. Priced at incredible rates under $120,000, these lots offer you the perfect combination: stunning views, refreshing breezes, and community living.

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Buy Land in West Bay Roatan
West Bay Beach is frequently hailed as one of the best beaches in the world, including being named the best beach in Central America in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards. Being only steps from this world-famous beach allows a bit of extra privacy, without losing valuable proximity. Enjoy the bars, restaurants, and activities available, while retaining your own quiet slice of paradise.

land for sale in West Bay Roatan

Lot in West Bay Roatan MLS 16-239

Live on a Cay Overlooking Roatan
This small island off of an island (known locally as a cay) overlooks vibrant Oakridge, one of Roatan’s oldest communities. Wake up to a Caribbean sunrise, head out to snorkel or fish, and enjoy the true island lifestyle in this tranquil community. This lot is boat-access only, which is just the way your island getaway should be!

purchase land in Roatan

Lot in a Cay Roatan MLS 15-20

Buy Land in Lawson Rock in Roatan
The prestigious community of Lawson Rock offers a community lifestyle along Roatan’s north shore in Sandy Bay – an extensive stretch of beach between commercial Coxen Hole and touristy West End.

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Buying Land in Roatan
Foreigners are allowed to purchase up to 3,000 square meters (about 0.74 acres) in a single purchase, so all of these lots can be purchased without needing to form a Honduran corporation. This makes the purchase process simple and straightforward. If you have questions about legal or financial matters in owning property in Roatan, feel free to contact me anytime.

Building a Home in Roatan
Building your dream home in Roatan is entirely possible! If you want to buy land in Roatan now, it serves as an investment for your future. Perhaps you want to build your retirement home, or maybe a winter escape that you can rent out the rest of the year. Whatever your plan is, you can absolutely build your dream home here.

Just remember, using a local architect is the best idea so your dream home is designed to take advantage of the natural environment, while being properly prepared for any adverse conditions.

I can recommend the lawyers, notaries, architects, and builders you might need. Just get in touch and let’s get started making your dream reality.

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

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.

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Fantastic Views Lighthouse Estate Lot 8 West Bay, Roatan

MLS# 16-236

Roatan Sunrise Lighthouse Estates View

Roatan Sunrise Lighthouse Estates

Rich Turquoise blue ocean view, cool breezes, small archipelagos, hazy mountains in the distance and a spectacular sunrise are some of the benefits that this home-site located in the community of Lighthouse Estate offers. The advantage of building a home in this Caribbean community is location, with just a skip and a hop from snorkeling in the Mesoamerican reef and relaxing on the prettiest and Roatan’s preferred beach ”West Bay Beach”. This 0.243 acre lot #8 also comes with a deeded access to a private white sandy beach on the point of the development. The property has a gentle slope and is ready to build with underground utilities and paved roads. Very low annual HOA fees. SOLD

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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.

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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.

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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

Caribbean Lifestyle

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 Properties Infinity Bay

Infinity Bay Located In West Bay Beach, Roatan

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

Open Concept Living Room Kitchen

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.

Views from the Balcony

Views from the Balcony

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

West Bay 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.

Garden and Pool View

Garden and Pool View

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

Infinity Bay Private 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.

 

Spectacular BEACHFRONT Condo West Bay Beach, Roatan

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Beachfront

2 bedroom 2 bath TRUE beachfront condo. When I say TRUE I mean  white powdery sand between my toes, on  calm crystal clear water. This gorgeous first floor, Coral Sand unit, 1,800 sqft is located 25ft from Roatan’s preferred beach, West Bay Beach  This fabulous luxurious  condominium offers elegance features. The view on this condo will take your breath away. Available at $639,000.

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