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May’s 2023 Real Estate Update

Roatan Real Estate

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We hope everyone has been having an amazing start to the year, here in Roatan we are happy to say we are still seeing strong interest and growth in the local real estate market and the outlook for the rest of the year looks promising

One thing that remains constant is the sought after-Roatan lifestyle, relaxed island living, water activities like diving & snorkeling, sporting facilities for golf or tennis, modern to local restaurants, and more and more general activities are what keep driving interest in the island – it’s the lifestyle people want.

Though we are biased, there really are a lot of positives to island living in Roatan, not to mention property is very reasonably priced when compared to other Caribbean Islands. The island’s infrastructure has been going through some improvements with major road projects which will benefit the island for years to come and help assist with growing visitor numbers.

Don’t fear though, growing visitor numbers are great for the island’s economy and due to the island’s geography and wide open spaces there are lots of places that still feel like you have disconnected from the busy modern world and have settled into a more relaxed way of life.

If you have any questions about living in Roatan, reach out to our experienced team who are ready to help you with your search for Roatan Real Estate.


What’s Inside?

Wonderful opportunities await those who are ready to build their Roatan Life! We share with you information on the Port Royal National Park, the Orcas in Roatan, and the Roatan Relocation and Investment Guide. Enjoy!





Join the happy buyers and sellers who’ve become part of the Roatan Life family! Whether you’re selling or buying, the best experience is had when working with Roatan Life Real Estate agents. 


Keyhole Bay 3b/3.5ba Ocean View Penthouse Condo
West Bay

– $699,000
Spectacular penthouse condo in highly desirable Keyhole Bay in West Bay. Stunning views from this 3 bedroom 3.5 bath open concept layout unit with expansive outdoor space and spacious separate office for the ideal work at home situation. Fully furnished with exquisite taste complimented by unique artwork, this property is truly turnkey for luxurious and relaxed living. Facing the south shore for steady trade winds yet walkable to the north shore’s world famous West Bay Beach with white sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets, Keyhole Bay offers the best of both worlds in highly sought after West Bay. Large community pool, underground utilities including fiber optic internet and of course the unique keyhole for swimming and snorkeling on calm days. Properties such as this do not come on the market often especially at this price point. Make Keyhole your dream island home.



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Gio’s Restaurant
Flowers Bay

Rare opportunity to own an established restaurant business in the Caribbean. Gio’s Restaurants was established in . They have won numerous awards in Hondurans and throughout Central America for their fine seafood cuisines. They specialize in the spiny king crab, which is indigenous to Honduras and the Mesoamerican reef. Gio’s restaurant takes advantage of the fresh and local seafood in preparing most of their dishes. The Flowers Bay location is their secondary location and located just minutes away from the Port of Roatan and West Bay, making it an ideal tourist destination. In addition to the restaurant and building, there is a 1 bedroom cottage on the property and it sits on 0.59 of an acre.


Sunset Villas 4B
West End

This two bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is located in the community of Sunset Villas in West End. Sunset Villas is a gated community walking distance to all of West End. This condo is all concrete construction and in an established community.

Property features: stainless steel appliances and granite counters with tiled flooring throughout. Great location and a short walking distance to the beach, restaurants, dive shops and much more. Sunset Villas 4B is being offered turnkey and is a proven rental property.




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Have you been to the Port Royal National Park?

The Port Royal National Park covers approx 500 ha and is located in the Municipality of José Santos Guardiola. The National Park is mainly covered by pine forest, mixed forest, grasslands in areas of succession, and a variety of micro winter basins that drain to the north and south slopes of Roatán.

Within the National Park, there are some important water sources such as Cooper Hill and Picacho Hill, which supply water to the communities of Oak Ridge, Calabash Bight, Diamond Rock, Port Royal, and Camp Bay. You will also find Yellow Naped Parrots living in the wild, and a variety of rare flora and fauna.

To learn about the importance of the Port Royal National Park in Roatan and how we all can enjoy and assist in protecting this amazing natural resource check out this video from the Bay Islands Conservation Association.


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Ocean View Lot

Johnson Bight

Enjoy clear ocean views and year long Tradewinds from this stunning homesite. Overlooking the Southshore this lot is nestled into a lush tropical setting, with mature tropical trees. This lot is 0.364 acres and located in a quiet residential community. There is access to water and power nearby.Located just 10 minutes out of French Harbour, which has shopping, nightlife, restaurants and more. Come on home to Roatan.



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Beach Front Villa Amarilla Orchid

Palmetto Bay

Rare and gorgeous beachfront property in Palmetto Bay! Villa Amarilla Orchid is a stunning 3200 sq ft property in the highly sought after gated community of Palmetto Bay. Situated on .73 of an acre with 90 feet of beachfront, this property is not to be missed. This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom with 15,000 gallon cistern plus community water included in the HOA, 3 chamber septic and reverse osmosis water filtration system built in 2020. Completely furnished with backup generator, this house is move in ready for full time living or a tremendous potential income producing rental. Palmetto Bay amenities include 24 hour gated and patrolled security, a community pool, community dock, expansive beach, manicured gardens and The Cove Restaurant. Also, the Roatan Brewery is a short stroll away!




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View From The Hills

West End Road

Experience the ultimate dream of living in the hills with breathtaking ocean vistas at this West End Hills residence. Boasting 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, the house is conveniently located just minutes from the lively West End Village. Embrace the year-round outdoor lifestyle with daily sunsets, a generously sized covered deck that overlooks the mesmerizing green hills and Caribbean Sea. This fully furnished abode is move-in ready, allowing you to settle in right away. Revel in the gentle Caribbean breezes and verdant tropical scenery. Notably, this house is independent and not part of a development, eliminating the hassle of any homeowner association fees. Welcome to your new home on the paradise island of Roatan!



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Orcas in Roatan

Over the past few years, the dive community in Roatan has been very lucky with visits from Orcas, though rare it is amazing to see these wonderful animals grace the island’s shoreline once again just a few weeks ago.

Some amazing photos and videos were captured by the team at Sun Divers in West End, who were diving off West Bay and saw four Orcas in total including this calf and mother during their surface interval. Amazing!!!



Sun Divers Roatan


The Ridge Top On Tres Flores

Escape to the ultimate island lifestyle at this magnificent hilltop retreat! Sweeping ocean views of both sides of Roatan from this ridge lot ensure no adjoining neighbors. Hardwoods throughout the home exude sophistication, including in the designer kitchen with top level granite and appliances. Imported fixtures and a European style open tub/shower area add to the ambiance. Two living rooms are perched below the 24 foot, vaulted hardwood ceiling. Enjoy the infinity pool, offering breathtaking views of the reef or relax on the stargazing deck on warm Caribbean nights. Other features include a large walk-in closet, double pane German doors/windows, barn closet doors, LED lights, security system and a three-car oversized carport designed for a second story apartment. This home has it all!




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Sunset Villas 12G

West End

West End Living! This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo makes for a great full time residence or short/long term rental. This open concept floor plan leads to a spacious covered out door living space. The master bedroom has an ensuite and access to the patio. Separate laundry room off the covered entry hall. Located in the heart of West End, walking distance to all amenities.



Roatan Relocation & Investment Guide

With almost 20 years of answers at the ready, we’d like to share this valuable information with you!We’ve created a treasure trove of information about relocating to and investing in Roatan, including the history of the Bay Islands, travel and visa requirements, current building prices, shipping options, local culture, transportation and more. With this guide, you will have everything you need to know about relocating to and investing in the beautiful island of Roatan.

Whether you are in the early stages of envisioning your Roatan Life or have already decided to make the move and are interested in purchasing property, this guide has helpful information for every step of the way.

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About The Author
Hilly Bodden

My name is Hilly Bodden, and I am a native of the stunning island of Roatan. Having spent my entire life on this magnificent island, I can attest to its unparalleled beauty and charm. Currently, I reside in the serene community of Sandy Bay, which boasts of lush greenery and tranquility. Although Roatan has undergone significant changes over the years, the allure and essence that draw people to this island remain unaltered. Roatan is a place that captures the heart and soul of everyone who visits, making them want to stay. In summary, Roatan is an extraordinary island, and I will be happy to help you with anything you need to make this paradise your home.