The Definitive Guide to Living, Retiring and Investing in Roatan Property

If you’ve ever dreamed of just packing up and getting away from it all, consider Roatan, Honduras the perfect place to go for a fresh beginning or a retirement paradise. This beautiful little jewel lies off the north coast of Honduras and has plenty to offer people of all ages and interests. Pristine white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, and amenities galore are all calling your name.

Getting There

Come by air, ferry, or cruise ship – just come! Roatan is served by an international airport that has direct flights from such places as Atlanta and Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, among many others.

Roatan has become a popular port-of-call for the cruise industry, bringing visitors from around the globe.

From the mainland of Honduras, ferry service provides a relaxing 1 1/2 – 2 hour ride. Two trips a day going to the island and two trips from the island to the mainland are available.


Slow, steady growth enables the island to be self-sufficient while also protecting its natural resources. Fishing and tourism are the main backbone of Roatan’s economy. Surrounded by a barrier reef second only to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, Roatan draws excitement-seeking divers and snorkelers from far-flung places.

The most affordable of all Caribbean islands, Roatan property for sale is well within reach of practically every budget. Roatan properties include everything from beach-front condos and single family homes in the more developed areas of the West End, to larger parcels of land in the more ‘primitive’ East end of the island. Many of the Roatan properties come complete with their own private beach.

Climate and Lifestyle

Casual attire is the order of the day year-round on this Western Caribbean playground. Average temperatures hover in the 80’s the majority of the time, with plenty of sunshine. There is a short rainy season once or twice a year, which is seldom disruptive to daily activity.

The main adjectives to describe living here are ‘casual’, ‘relaxed’, and ‘laid-back’. The residents are friendly and welcoming, with a large population of American expats who have chosen to call Roatan home.

Quaint villages and small towns are dotted throughout the island for unique shopping and dining experiences.

Some of the Roatan Honduras property available are villas and vacant lots along the new golf course. A full-service marina, spa, boutiques, and art galleries are in the planning stage.

Schools, churches, and a top-notch medical center are all available.


The Honduran lempira is the official currency, but American dollars are welcome. The exchange rate is in the neighborhood of 24 LPS per $1.00 American, on average.


Having once been a British Colony, English is the main language spoken. Most of the natives speak a blend of English/Spanish.

Whether seeking investment property, a vacation property, or a permanent home, let us show you how easily and affordably you can make one of our Roatan properties your own little slice of heaven!