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Newsletter January 2024

Top 4 Beachfront Destinations Spiking in Popularity
On A Student Budget in the US? Here are Countries You Can Visit Without Breaking the Bank
Abuse and Domestic Violence Helplines in Honduras
Best Diving and Snorkeling in the Caribbean for Cruisers
Carnival Jubilee Voted Best New Cruise Ship of 2023
Vitalia a “Los Alamos” for Longevity Starting in Roatan

Top 4 Beachfront Destinations Spiking in Popularity Roatan, Honduras (76% YoY growth)

Among the beachfront destinations rising in popularity this winter is Roatan, Honduras. These travel tips can make a beach vacation cheaper. Roatan is part of a cluster of islands archipelagos located off the northern coast of Honduras, surrounded by the largest barrier reef system in the Northern Hemisphere (and second in size to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef). Perhaps one big reason why it’s spiking in popularity: Time Magazine placed Roatan on its World’s Greatest Places 2023 list, citing its appeal to backpackers and nature lovers. But it’s appealing to the luxury traveler, too.

 

On A Student Budget in the US? Here are Countries You Can Visit Without Breaking the Bank Roatan, Honduras

For students studying in the US or anyone traveling on a budget, here are some countries to explore. You can experience different cultures and countries while getting some extra stamps in your passport. Roatan, Honduras is an ideal location for your affordable getaway. Dive into the vibrant coral reefs, relax on white sandy beaches, and explore the lush landscapes of this tropical island. Choose affordable guesthouses or beachside hostels for accommodations. Check them out

 

Abuse and Domestic Violence Helplines in Honduras

If you need help or know someone who needs help and are not sure what to do about the situation, fortunately there is help. There are professionals and volunteers waiting to help you that have experience helping people in these difficult situations. They have provided a list of topics from domestic violence, bullying, suicide and more. If you are ready to talk to someone, you can contact the hotline in Honduras for free and confidential support.

 

Best Diving and Snorkeling in the Caribbean for Cruisers

If you’re cruising the Caribbean and you’re also a snorkeler or diver, you’re in luck — the region boasts some of the most diverse underwater marine environments in the world. The world’s second-longest barrier reef along Honduras’ Bay Islands makes for some of the best diving in the Caribbean. One of the best snorkel spots on the island is right off West Bay Beach, by far the island’s nicest stretch of sand. Walk past the restaurants and resorts to the far end of the beach to find an expanse of coral reef.

Carnival Jubilee Voted Best New Cruise Ship of 2023

Carnival Jubilee, the latest addition to the Carnival Cruise Line fleet, was *Voted Best New Cruise Ship of 2023* in the annual Cruise Hive Awards. The 183,521-gross ton ship received far more votes than her nearest competitor, indicating her commanding presence in the cruise ship market. The highly-anticipated Carnival Jubilee, now the cruise line’s flagship, embarked on her inaugural cruise on December 23, 2023, from her homeport of Galveston, Texas. The ship is sailing 7-night Western Caribbean cruises with calls at Roatan, Honduras, and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

 

Vitalia a “Los Alamos” for Longevity Starting in Roatan

From January 6 to March 1, Vitalia will be hosting a two-month pop-up city experience, the event will take place on the Caribbean paradise island of Roatan, Honduras.
This venture will feature more than 200 people from all over the world with the mission to accelerate the progress in extending healthy human lifespan. Vitalia 2024 extends an open invitation to individuals passionate about shaping the future of longevity. There are a few spots left, so applicants are highly encouraged to apply soon.

 

New Listings

D7 Jardines de Catalina Ocean View Unit, West End, Roatan

This recently built modern top floor condo with ocean views is within walking distance into charming West End Village. In West End you can find a plethora of dive operations, restaurants, bars, art galleries, shops and much more. This 1 BR, 1 BA open concept condo was upgraded during the building process to feature upper cabinets instead of open shelving. The Island top was extended with overhang for stools and additional cabinetry underneath including a wine rack. Upgraded from single to double SS sink. Other additions include Sliding Glass door to 10 ft, increased BR closet size, air conditioning units and ceiling fans added to LR and BR. Oversized screened patio includes ceiling fan, grill and a unique screened-in sliding window system. Great price point for ocean view in West End. Tastefully decorated with quality furnishings. This could be a great rental or your own personal get-away. Sleeper sofa is perfect for bringing a guest or family member.
MLS 23-782
$189K

View Unit, West End, D7 Jardines de Catalina Ocean, Roatan,

$189,000
Property Type: Residential Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Square Footage: 730 Status: Active
Current Price: $189,000 List Date: 12/04/2023 Last Modified: 1/30/2024

Description

This recently built modern top floor condo with ocean views is within walking distance into charming West End Village. In West End you can find a plethora of dive operations, restaurants, bars, art galleries, shops and much more. This 1 BR, 1 BA open concept condo was upgraded during the building process to feature upper cabinets instead of open shelving. The Island top was extended with overhang for stools and additional cabinetry underneath including a wine rack. Upgraded from single to double SS sink. Other additions include Sliding Glass door to 10 ft, increased BR closet size, air conditioning units and ceiling fans added to LR and BR. Oversized screened patio includes ceiling fan, grill and a unique screened-in sliding window system. Great price point for ocean view in West End.

Supplements: Tastefully decorated with quality furnishings. This could be a great rental or your own personal get-away. Sleeper sofa is perfect for bringing a guest or family member.

More Information MLS# 23-782

Contract Information

Current Price: $189,000 Property Type: Condos Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-12-01 List Price: $189,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Unpaved Area: West End Total Bedrooms: 1 Total Bathrooms: 1 # of Levels: 1 Total SqFt.: 730 Waterfront: No Beach Access: No Pool: No Garage/Parking: Parking Main Roadfront: No Furnished: Yes Standby Generator: No Year Built: 2022 An. Condo/Assoc. Fee: 125

Address

Property Name: D7 Jardines de Catalina Ocean Subdivision: West End Street Name: View Unit, West End Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Take the entrance road by Splash Inn, by Mariposa take a right, follow the road until the next intersection, take the right again, keep going and shortly you will see the Jardines de Catalina sign and two white buildings Building D is around back. Hot Sheet Comment: new

Property Features

Water: Public Sewer: Private Air Conditioning: Wall Appliances: Dryer; Oven; Refrigerator; Stove; Washer Documents: Survey

Documents

Last Updated: January - 30 - 2024
View Unit, West End, D7 Jardines de Catalina Ocean, Roatan,- MLS# 23-782
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Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Turquoise Dreams Home Mahogany Hills, Roatan

Welcome to Turquoise Dreams. A beautiful, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home perched high above French Harbor. Located in the gated community of Mahogany Hills, this single level home is located on a .25 corner lot. There is ample room to expand apartments, casitas, or a swimming pool. The wrap around deck provides an exceptional outdoor living area where you can enjoy the stunning turquoise views of the sea. The home is located mid-island close to shopping centers, grocery stores, banks, dive shops and golfing. Fully furnished and move in ready, make your island dream a Turquoise Dream come true today.
MLS 23-807
$349K

Mahogany Hills, Turquoise Dreams Home, Roatan,

$349,000
Property Type: Residential Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Square Footage: 1,500 Status: Active
Current Price: $349,000 List Date: 12/18/2023 Last Modified: 3/06/2024

Description

Welcome to Turquoise Dreams. A beautiful, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home perched high above French Harbor. Located in the gated community of Mahogany Hills, this single level home is located on a .25 corner lot. There is ample room to expand apartments, casitas, or a swimming pool. The wrap around deck provides an exceptional outdoor living area where you can enjoy the stunning turquoise views of the sea. The home is located mid-island close to shopping centers, grocery stores, banks, dive shops and golfing. Fully furnished and move in ready, make your island dream a Turquoise Dream come true today!

More Information MLS# 23-807

Contract Information

Current Price: $349,000 Property Type: Homes Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-12-18 List Price: $349,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Paved Area: French Harbour Total Bedrooms: 3 Total Bathrooms: 2 # of Levels: 1 Total SqFt.: 1500 Waterfront: No Beach Access: No Pool: No Garage/Parking: Outside Parking Main Roadfront: No Furnished: Yes Standby Generator: No Year Built: 2015 Lot Acres: 0.25

Address

Property Name: Turquoise Dreams Home Subdivision: Mahogany Hills Street Name: Mahogany Hills Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Look for ''Mahogany Hills'' sign on main road in French Harbor. Proceed down dirt road and through gate. Just passed the new construction. Home is on the corner lot Hot Sheet Comment: new

Property Features

Water: Private Sewer: Private Air Conditioning: Wall Appliances: Dryer; Stove; Washer Documents: Survey

Documents

Last Updated: March - 06 - 2024
Mahogany Hills, Turquoise Dreams Home, Roatan,- MLS# 23-807
The listing broker's offer of compensation is made only to participants of the MLS where the listing is filed.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

We’re Sorry! That Property has been SOLD!

It’s ok though, we have many other great properties below!

 

‘Islands Magazine’ named Roatan the #1 Island in the WORLD to retire on! “International Living Magazine agrees. Roatan is #1 on International Living Magazine’s List of Islands to Retire on!

In the September, 2013 issue Islands Magazine article called “Live on an Island: Seven of the World’s Best,” Roatan is the top choice.

If you are really serious about researching the Bay Islands as you very own tropical paradise you really should consider out “Discovery & Investment Tour” scheduled for February 2016! Check it out here: Get all your questions answered all at once by non real estate professionals. Every one you can possibly need….Doctors, Lawyers, Insurance professionals ?

 

Home in Top Ridge Estates Top Ridge Estates, Roatan

Nice, newer wood home located in a quiet neighborhood in Sandy Bay. This home has views on the Caribbean Sea and beautiful landscaping. The infinity pool is two years old and provides a view of the sea where you can enjoy an island drink and relax. Easy access to shopping, restaurants, and the West End night life! You can own a slice of paradise to enjoy and love!
MLS 23-810
$349K

Casa YOLO Lot 6 Coral Views Village, Roatan

Welcome to Casa YOLO nestled in the exclusive, gated community of Coral Views Village. This beautiful, recently remodeled, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home provides all the amenities you’ll need to make it your new residence or a great rental income property. The home is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of the community beach, dock, and swimming pool. An open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area opens up to a beautiful patio deck. Outdoor entertainment is achieved with the splash pool and screened in porch. Enjoy the stunning views and gentle north shore breezes because You Only Live Once!
MLS 23-780
$499K

Coral Views Village, Casa YOLO Lot 6, Roatan,

$499,000
Property Type: Residential Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3.5 Square Footage: 2,075 Status: Active
Current Price: $499,000 List Date: 12/04/2023 Last Modified: 1/13/2024

Description

Welcome to Casa YOLO nestled in the exclusive, gated community of Coral Views Village. This beautiful, recently remodeled, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home provides all the amenities you'll need to make it your new residence or a great rental income property. The home is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of the community beach, dock, and swimming pool. An open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area opens up to a beautiful patio deck. Outdoor entertainment is achieved with the splash pool and screened in porch. Enjoy the stunning views and gentle north shore breezes because You Only Live Once!

More Information MLS# 23-780

Contract Information

Current Price: $499,000 Property Type: Homes Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-11-14 List Price: $499,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Paved Area: Coral View Village Total Bedrooms: 3 Total Bathrooms: 3.5 # of Levels: 2 Total SqFt.: 2075 Waterfront: No Beach Access: Yes Pool: Yes Garage/Parking: Carport Main Roadfront: No Furnished: Yes Standby Generator: No Year Built: 2016 Lot Acres: 0.15 An. Condo/Assoc. Fee: 1200

Address

Property Name: Casa YOLO Lot 6 Subdivision: Coral Views Village Street Name: Coral Views Village Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Lot 6 in Coral Views Village. Take the road adjacent to the north entrance. Last home on the right. Hot Sheet Comment: new

Property Features

Water: Private Sewer: Private Air Conditioning: Wall Appliances: Dryer; Oven; Refrigerator; Stove; Washer Documents: Survey

Documents

Last Updated: January - 13 - 2024
Coral Views Village, Casa YOLO Lot 6, Roatan,- MLS# 23-780
The listing broker's offer of compensation is made only to participants of the MLS where the listing is filed.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

PERFECT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Mamma’s Laundry Great Tiny Biz Next to Jacksons Plaza, Roatan

Located in a high traffic location on Roatan’s Carretera Principal next to Jackson’s Plaza in Mount Pleasant, this lucrative laundry service business is a huge opportunity with a tiny footprint. Mamma’s Laundry offers a wide range of laundry-related services like personal & commercial laundry services, tailoring, steaming & ironing/pressing, and bed cleaning. Additional services include printing, copies, laminating & the sale of cosmetics & clothes, and there’s more room for growth on all aspects of this great little business!
MLS 21-408
$54,500

Next to Jacksons Plaza, Mamma's Laundry Great Tiny Biz, Roatan,

$54,500
Property Type: Commercial Status: Active
Current Price: $54,500 List Date: 7/03/2023 Last Modified: 7/03/2023

Description

Located in a high traffic location on Roatan's Carretera Principal next to Jackson's Plaza in Mount Pleasant, this lucrative laundry service business is a huge opportunity with a tiny footprint. Mamma's Laundry offers a wide range of laundry-related services like personal & commercial laundry services, tailoring, steaming & ironing/pressing, and bed cleaning. Additional services include printing, copies, laminating & the sale of cosmetics & clothes, and there's more room for growth on all aspects of this great little business!

Supplements: Some inventory included: 4 dryers 4 washers 3 sewing machines 2 iron boards 2 irons 1 big Steamer 1 small Steamer

More Information MLS# 21-408

Contract Information

Current Price: $54,500 Status: Active Begin Date: 2021-06-30 List Price: $54,500 Business Name: Mamma's Laundry

General Property Features

Access Type: Paved Area: Mount Pleasant Topography: Flat Waterfront: No Beach Access: No General Views: Excellent main road, high traffic location. Roadfront: Yes

Address

Property Name: Mamma's Laundry Great Tiny Biz Subdivision: Mount Pleasant Street Name: Next to Jacksons Plaza Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Carretera Principal in front of Jackson's Plaza right next to Nicha's Burgers & the Zolitur office. Hot Sheet Comment: new
Last Updated: July - 03 - 2023
Next to Jacksons Plaza, Mamma's Laundry Great Tiny Biz, Roatan,- MLS# 21-408
The listing broker's offer of compensation is made only to participants of the MLS where the listing is filed.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

STILL ON THE MARKET

Caribbean Bungalow, Diamond Rock Resort, Roatan
Caribbean Bungalow is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath home sitting on .12 of an acre in the new gated community of Diamond Rock Resort. This perfect home was built in 2022 with good Honduran wood with some great finishing. This Bungalow is just 4 minutes drive from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Camp Bay Beach where you can enjoy yourself on the white sand or crystal clear waters.
MLS 23-584
$189K

Diamond Rock Resort, Caribbean Bungalow, Roatan,

$189,000
Property Type: Residential Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Square Footage: 982 Status: Active
Current Price: $189,000 List Date: 9/07/2023 Last Modified: 3/01/2024

Description

Caribbean Bungalow is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath home sitting on .12 of an acre in the new gated community of Diamond Rock Resort. This perfect home was built in 2022 with good Honduran wood with some great finishing. This Bungalow is just 4 minutes drive from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Camp Bay Beach where you can enjoy yourself on the white sand or cristal clear waters.

More Information MLS# 23-584

Contract Information

Current Price: $189,000 Property Type: Homes Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-08-07 List Price: $189,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Paved Area: Diamond Rock Total Bedrooms: 1 Total Bathrooms: 1 # of Levels: 1 Total SqFt.: 981.66 Waterfront: No Beach Access: No Pool: No Garage/Parking: Parking Furnished: Yes Standby Generator: No Year Built: 2022 Lot Acres: 0.12 Lot Dimensions: 489.24m2 An. Condo/Assoc. Fee: 100

Address

Property Name: Caribbean Bungalow, Subdivision: Diamond Rock Resort Street Name: Diamond Rock Resort Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Diamond Rock Resort before Paya Bay Resort. Agent sign is on the project. Call agent for Showing. Hot Sheet Comment: new

Property Features

Water: Private Sewer: Private Air Conditioning: Wall Appliances: Refrigerator Documents: Survey
Last Updated: March - 01 - 2024
Diamond Rock Resort, Caribbean Bungalow, Roatan,- MLS# 23-584
The listing broker's offer of compensation is made only to participants of the MLS where the listing is filed.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

We’re Sorry! That Property has been SOLD!

It’s ok though, we have many other great properties below!

 

‘Islands Magazine’ named Roatan the #1 Island in the WORLD to retire on! “International Living Magazine agrees. Roatan is #1 on International Living Magazine’s List of Islands to Retire on!

In the September, 2013 issue Islands Magazine article called “Live on an Island: Seven of the World’s Best,” Roatan is the top choice.

If you are really serious about researching the Bay Islands as you very own tropical paradise you really should consider out “Discovery & Investment Tour” scheduled for February 2016! Check it out here: Get all your questions answered all at once by non real estate professionals. Every one you can possibly need….Doctors, Lawyers, Insurance professionals ?

 

Brass Hill 8 BD 5 1/2 BA Income Producing Home, Roatan

This beautiful, brand new, spacious Mediterranean style home is located in the quiet community of Brass Hill. This is a great turn-key, ‘income with pleasure’ investment opportunity. Fully furnished with elegant, modern decor with a nautical flare and top-of-the-line appliances throughout. This 4 story home has over +/- 5,600 square feet with a total 8 bedrooms and 5 and 1/2 baths; which total 4 potential rental incomes. The first floor has a studio with 1 bed and 1 bath, the second floor has 2 – 2 bedroom apartments, the main house is located on the third floor with 3 bedroom and 2 and 1/2 baths. There is also a pool, outdoor terraces, modern style kitchens with crown molding and granite countertops.

Located a short ride from all town amenities as well as beach resorts to enjoy.
MLS 23-140
$650K

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