This small (approximately 37 miles long x 5 miles wide) jewel of an island located in the Western Caribbean is the ideal place to relocate if you’re looking for your own personal paradise. The largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, Roatan sits atop an ancient coral reef at an elevation of around 890′ above sea level. Surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches, the best of island living is found here.
Affordable Luxury Living
Finding that perfect little slice of heaven to call home is easy, whether you want to be in the middle of the action or a bit more secluded. The beaches at the western end of the island are the most populous and generally cater more to the younger set, although many active retirees have also claimed their beachfront haven here. Further to the south and eastern edges of the island can be found small coves and inlets with Caribbean beachfront real estate properties that include their very own private beach to enjoy. Average mortgage interest rates hover around 9% at 20 years. Construction costs, depending on materials and floor plans, are generally much lower than in the States, or find the perfect Caribbean beach house for sale through a local Realtor.
Even living on a budget, you can afford a cook, gardener, or maid to help. Average daily fees are $8 – $10. Doctor visits may be as little as $15. Most of the amenities of daily living can be found right here on the island.
Minimal property taxes are a big plus toward deciding on which beachfront you want for your own! A simple beachfront ‘shack’ or an elaborate villa with stunning ocean views are much more affordable when property taxes are low. Caribbean beach homes for sale go quickly, don’t wait too long to decide which one you want for yours.
Good news on the income tax front, also. Only income actually earned here is taxable.
The average mean temperature is in the 70’s and 80’s year-round. Imagine stepping out your door and onto the beach for a quick swim practically every day of the year. There is a short rainy season, but storms seldom happen or last very long.
The feel of the gentle tropical breezes and the sound of the surf washing up on shore seem to melt away the stresses of living in the big city. Beachfront living is casual and good for the soul. Swimming, diving, snorkeling, and boating are a few of the pleasures enjoyed daily here.
Although an island, Roatan is easy to get to via plane or ferry. Located roughly 40 miles off the mainland Honduran coast, Roatan is served by an international airport with direct flights from several locations, as well as from the mainland. Ferry service to and from the mainland runs twice a day.
Caribbean beachfront real estate may not be available for very long as more and more people discover this beautiful little island and choose to live the beachy lifestyle. Contact us soon and let us help you find the perfect beachfront property of your dreams.