What and where is ROATAN?
Roatan is the largest most developed, populated and tourists-visited island. Located off the northern coast of Honduras. The Bay Islands consist of three islands, Roatan, Guanaja and Utila.The island of Roatan is approximately 40 miles long, 3 miles wide. Roatan is a popular destination for its Scuba Diving, also home to the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere.
Since the 2008 US recession, the Roatan real estate market took a massive hit, and has not increased by much since then, resulting in a buyer’s market, that has become a popular destination for tourist and foreigners over the years.
How to get to Roatan?
It’s actually pretty easy to travel to Roatan, Non-stop flights are available directly
to the island, from Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Atlanta on United, American and Delta Airlines. From Tampa on Cayman Airways. You can also find direct flights seasonally from Canada and Europe. Getting around the Island is quite easy, locals are welcoming and friendly. This makes it a great Island for those searching for convenience between the U.S.A and Roatan.
You can also fly into San Pedro Sula or Tegucigalpa “the mainland” and take a short flight to Roatan on a national airline.
What to do in Roatan?
You have a variety of many outdoor activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, mangroves for exploring. Water activities such as dolphin encounter, fishing,snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, private boat charter, and much more can done on land and in the ocean.
It’s accessibility, the white sand beaches and clear Caribbean water make it paradisiacal and desirable place to live and retire. The cost of living here remains considerably lower than other Caribbean destinations, which is convenient for those looking to purchase and retire in Paradise.The purchasing process is easy and with our help hassle free.
Cost of Living in Roatan?
All depends on the lifestyle that you want, but in general its fairly cheap compared to other Caribbean Islands. Most expats range from approximately $1,500.00 to $3,000.00 per month. There are others that spend much more or less.
What is the Weather like in Roatan?
Roatan’s geographical location gives the Island a tropical climate, with moderate humidityand temperature of 80o F/27oC year-round, resulting in beautiful sunny days. The dry season goes from April to mid-July, and rainy seasons is from October to December, with a peak of rain in January and early February.
Banking and Currency?
Yes,as a foreigner you can set up a bank account in Roatan, there are several banks, however, each bank does have their own policies. The Honduran currency is “Lempiras”(One USD is equivalent to about 24 lempiras).USA dollars are accepted at most business as long as they are in good conditions. EUROS are only accepted on a limited basis in destinations visited by European travelers. Credit Cards are widely accepted within Honduras.
Medical care Available on Roatan?
This is a frequent asked question by visitors. Yes, there are several options available for medical care, from small clinics to a brand new modern private hospital.
- Cemesa Roatan is a brand new modern hospital, located in French Harbor.
- Woods Medical Center is a private clinic, located in Coxen Hole.
- The Roatan Public Hospital is located in Coxen Hole.
- Anthony’s Key Resort has a private clinic and decompression chamber, located in Sandy Bay.