November Newsletter 2023

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Newsletter November 2023

20 Cheapest Beach Towns to Live in the World
10 of the World’s Best All-Inclusive Scuba Resorts You Should Book
These Are The Top 5 Trending Winter Destinations For American Travelers
Chase Travel’s 2023 Holiday Hot Spots
Carnival Celebration Review: 10 Hits and a Few Misses from My Cruise
New Roatan Dream Ferry Goes to Work in Honduras
Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa Opens in Western Caribbean
12 Best Places to Retire in Honduras

20 Cheapest Beach Towns to Live in the World
In this article, we will be navigating through the factors determining a viable coastal living, while covering the 20 cheapest beach towns to live in the world.
Roatan, Honduras is a budget friendly place to live near the beach. Roatan, Honduras ranks as a cheap and popular beach town globally. This beach town is a highly developed island in the Bay Islands and has white sand beaches to offer.

10 of the World’s Best All-Inclusive Scuba Resorts You Should Book
All-inclusive charm combined with the stunning and adventurous activity of scuba diving can be found at these resorts.
Barefoot Cay Resort, a diver’s paradise in Roatán, caters to the underwater enthusiast. Boasting PADI-certified divers and an idyllic location on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, this tropical haven offers unparalleled diving experiences. Visitors can explore vibrant coral gardens and encounter exotic marine life just steps from their door. After a day of underwater adventure, relax in luxury accommodations and savor island-inspired cuisine. This location also offers a PADI 5-star dive center, making it easy to get into the water whenever a visitor has the urge. Check Them out..

 

These Are The Top 5 Trending Winter Destinations For American Travelers
If you’re looking to escape the cold and trade it for sunshine and palm trees, these are the top destinations in the U.S. and abroad to consider this winter:
Roatan is a trending destination this winter, with interest in this small paradise island up 76% compared to last year. Being such a small island and a popular tourist destination, Roatan is very safe for travelers. It’s a great place to go if you’re interested in diving or if you just want to relax on the beach. Read More

 

Chase Travel’s 2023 Holiday Hot Spots
The holiday hotspots this year are propelled by new flight routes or by travelers’ growing interest in finding destinations that offer nature-based adventures. The top growing holiday destinations based on proprietary Chase Travel booking data include: Roatan, Honduras (76 percent YoY growth). Chase Travel has provided an early glimpse into the top growing holiday destinations this year. Chase Travel Group, tapped their expert travel advisors to share their top holiday travel tips and 2024 travel predictions.

Carnival Celebration Review: 10 Hits and a Few Misses from My Cruise
Mahogany Bay was the perfect place for a beach day in Roatan, Honduras. It is so well laid out and has everything you would want at a private island/destination. You can rent a clamshell for shade at your lounger and there are plenty of trees offering natural shade. Besides all kinds of water sport rentals, there is a pier at the end of the beach that allows for great snorkeling spots. Read more..

 

New Roatan Dream Ferry Goes to Work in Honduras
The Roatan Dream, a new 41-meter catamaran is Now in service in Honduras, operating on the busy tourist route between the mainland town of La Ceiba and the Caribbean islands of Utila and Roatan. Designed to carry up to 520 passengers in spacious comfort, the vessel also has a large cargo area that allows it to transport vehicles along with goods and equipment to and from the mainland.

Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa Opens in Western Caribbean
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa, located on the Honduras Bay Island of Roatán, opened last week. According to IHG, it is the first internationally-branded hospitality offering on the island. The new western Caribbean resort officially began welcoming guests on Oct. 10. It is nestled on West Bay Beach and offers visitors a luxurious stay with access to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

12 Best Places to Retire in Honduras
An improving economy in Honduras has the potential to make it an increasingly attractive retirement destination. Expat retirees who wish to stretch their retirement savings can consider this country as their potential retirement home. Expat retirees can have a good quality of life here at lower costs. The tropical climate of the country is another plus of retiring here, boasting plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures year-round. Finally, the stunning natural landscapes, from the beaches and rainforests to majestic mountains, add to the appeal of retiring here. Check them out

 

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FINANCING AVAILABLE!!

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‘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 ?

 

Aroha lot #5 Punta Blanca, Roatan

Introducing a stunning property with breathtaking Caribbean views! This flat property spans across 0.25 acres, offering you ample space to build your dream home or vacation retreat. The unobstructed vistas of the mesmerizing Caribbean sea create a serene and tranquil atmosphere that is sure to captivate your senses. Whether you envision sipping your morning coffee while watching the sunrise or enjoying beautiful sunsets with loved ones, this property provides the perfect backdrop. With its convenient location, only 20min to French Harbour, 35min to the airport and only 10 min to Camp Bay beach!!! Aroha has all electric lines, internet and water lines installed. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of paradise! FINANCING available!!!
LIST PRICE $265,000
MLS 23-716

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‘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 ?

 

Turtle Crossing Lot #7 Turtle Crossing, Roatan

This is the Roatan home you have been waiting for! A rare opportunity to buy in the highly desirable Turtle Crossing development, this single family beach home overlooks the Caribbean, with South shore breezes and amazing views of the iron shore. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 decks, 2 bathrooms, and ample living space indoors and out.
LIST PRICE $389,500
MLS 23-717

Lot C3 Diamond Rock Resort Diamond Rock, Roatan

If you want to be away ”far from the madding crowd” and tucked away from the main tourism areas, then this small development up in the East End of the island may be your hideaway haven! Diamond Rock Resort is just over 13 acres of undulating topography carpeted with lush tropical vegetation, trees and fauna with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and, with the reef’s proximity, the view is guaranteed to be a myriad of blues. With a choice of homesites with sea views and just a very short walk to from the long stretch of pristine white sand beach of Paya Bay and Camp Bay. The development has utilities already in place for you to immediately start the converting your dream home into reality.
LIST PRICE $71,000
MLS 23-712

Diamond Rock, Lot C3 Diamond Rock Resort, Roatan,

$71,000
Property Type: Land Status: Active
Current Price: $71,000 List Date: 11/01/2023 Last Modified: 11/01/2023

Description

If you want to be away ''far from the madding crowd'' and tucked away from the main tourism areas, then this small development up in the East End of the island may be your hideaway haven! Diamond Rock Resort is just over 13 acres of undulating topography carpeted with lush tropical vegetation, trees and fauna with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and, with the reef's proximity, the view is guaranteed to be a myriad of blues. With a choice of homesites with sea views and just a very short walk to from the long stretch of pristine white sand beach of Paya Bay and Camp Bay. The development has utilities already in place for you to immediately start the converting your dream home into reality.

More Information MLS# 23-712

Contract Information

Current Price: $71,000 Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-10-17 List Price: $71,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Paved HOA Fees: 100 Area: Diamond Rock Property Type: Residential Lots Lot Acres: 0.11 Lot Dimensions: 457.77 Topography: Gentle Slope Waterfront: No Beach Access: Yes General Views: Ocean views Roadfront: No

Address

Property Name: Lot C3 Diamond Rock Resort Subdivision: Diamond Rock Resort Street Name: Diamond Rock Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Drive along road towards Paya Bay Resort but, just before the resort, there is a large Diamond Rock Resort sign on the right. Hot Sheet Comment: new

Property Features

Documents: Survey

Documents

Last Updated: November - 01 - 2023
Diamond Rock, Lot C3 Diamond Rock Resort, Roatan,- MLS# 23-712
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Partial Ocean views Lot #39 Turtling Bay, Roatan

This amazing hillside lot is located in the community of Turtling bay, a residential development near Palmetto Bay. From the top of the lot you can enjoy great views of the North Shore reef, come and take advantage of the breeze that flows through this lot. Water and electricity available.
LIST PRICE $69K
MLS 23-696

Lot #39 Turtling Bay, Partial Ocean views, Roatan,

$69,000
Property Type: Land Status: Active
Current Price: $69,000 List Date: 10/26/2023 Last Modified: 10/26/2023

Description

This amazing hillside lot is located in the community of Turtling bay, a residential development near Palmetto Bay. From the top of the lot you can enjoy great views of the North Shore reef, come and take advantage of the breeze that flows through this lot. Water and electricity available.

More Information MLS# 23-696

Contract Information

Current Price: $69,000 Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-10-25 List Price: $69,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Paved HOA Fees: 700 Area: Turtling Bay Property Type: Residential Lots Lot Acres: 0.35 Topography: Hillside Waterfront: No Beach Access: No General Views: Partial Ocean Views Roadfront: No

Address

Property Name: Partial Ocean views Subdivision: Turtling Bay Street Name: Lot #39 Turtling Bay Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Enter Turtling Bay, stay on the main drive. The lots are numbered. This lot is on the left. Hot Sheet Comment: new

Property Features

Documents: Survey

Documents

Last Updated: October - 26 - 2023
Lot #39 Turtling Bay, Partial Ocean views, Roatan,- MLS# 23-696
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Horizon Estates Lot #2 Ocean View Dr, West End Hills, Roatan

This brand new under construction modern 3 BR, 2.5 BA home with ocean view is well designed for the contemporary Caribbean Lifestyle. There are AC Units and overhead fans throughout the house. The main floor is an open concept living space with a wall of sliding glass doors opening to the covered deck and pool. The second floor has a primary BR with an ensuite and walk-in closet. Additionally, there are 2 more BR’s with spacious closets that share a full bath. Each BR has access to the second floor deck.
LIST PRICE $459K
MLS 23-682

Ocean View Dr, West End Hills, Horizon Estates Lot #2, Roatan,

$459,000
Property Type: Residential Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Square Footage: 2,628 Status: Active
Current Price: $459,000 List Date: 10/17/2023 Last Modified: 10/27/2023

Description

This brand new under construction modern 3 BR, 2.5 BA home with ocean view is well designed for the contemporary Caribbean Lifestyle. There are AC Units and overhead fans throughout the house. The main floor is an open concept living space with a wall of sliding glass doors opening to the covered deck and pool. The second floor has a primary BR with an ensuite and walk-in closet. Additionally, there are 2 more BR's with spacious closets that share a full bath. Each BR has access to the second floor deck. Also on the second floor is a bonus/TV room. As this house is an under construction sale, you can buy it with 10% down, 30% in 30 days, 30% on installation of roof/windows, 30% at closing. Buy now and help make it your own with your choice of selected finishes.

More Information MLS# 23-682

Contract Information

Current Price: $459,000 Property Type: Homes Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-10-17 List Price: $459,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Paved Area: The Banks' (between West End and West Bay) Total Bedrooms: 3 Total Bathrooms: 2.5 # of Levels: 2 Total SqFt.: 2628 Waterfront: No Beach Access: No Pool: Yes Garage/Parking: Yes Main Roadfront: No Furnished: Partially Standby Generator: No Year Built: 2023 Lot Acres: 0.23

Address

Property Name: Horizon Estates Lot #2 Subdivision: Horizon Estates Street Name: Ocean View Dr, West End Hills Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: From West End heading toward West Bay take a right at the ''T'' onto West Bay Road. Just before Luna Beach Road is Ocean View Drive, turn right. Second road on the right is Horizon Estates. Hot Sheet Comment: new

Property Features

Water: Private Sewer: Private Air Conditioning: Wall Appliances: Refrigerator; Stove; Washer/Dryer Hookup Documents: Survey
Last Updated: October - 27 - 2023
Ocean View Dr, West End Hills, Horizon Estates Lot #2, Roatan,- MLS# 23-682
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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 ?

 

Horizon Estates Lot #7 Ocean View Dr, West End Hills, Roatan

This new development Horizon Estates features 8 lots. When complete it will feature a paved road, utilities and well access. No HOA’s, no zoning restrictions so your imagination can design your Caribbean Dream lifestyle. Take advantage of North Shore views, dining, shopping, spas, night life and a multitude of dive shops and beaches, only 3 minutes to West End and 5 minutes to West Bay.
LIST PRICE $74,900
MLS 23-678

Luna Mar, Roatán

Just off the ocean, in Sandy Bay, this Island home offers comfortable living in a convenient location – just minutes to the amenities of West End and shopping in Coxen Hole. Enter through the large porch on the 2nd floor to find the open living space where you have the kitchen, ocean view dining area and living room. To the back there is a guest bathroom and two bedrooms, one with it’s own bath ensuite. On the 3rd floor is the main bedroom with bath ensuite, and the most charming loft area – perfect the artist in you. Off the loft is a porch where you’ll catch ocean views and breezes. With modest renovations, easily turned into a studio apartment.
This property has dedicated beach access and driveway, mini-split A/C’s in the bedrooms and living areas, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, fans throughout, whole house water purification system, car port and more…
LIST PRICE $399K
MLS 23-673

LunaMar, Roatan,

$399,000
Property Type: Residential Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3.5 Square Footage: 2,150 Status: Active
Current Price: $399,000 List Date: 10/15/2023 Last Modified: 1/10/2024

Description

Just off the beach, on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home offers comfortable living in a convenient location - just minutes to the amenities of West End and shopping in Coxen Hole. Enter through the large porch on the 2nd floor to find the open living space where you have the kitchen, dining area and living room. To the back there is a guest bathroom and two bedrooms, one with it's own bath ensuite. On the 3rd floor is the main bedroom with bath ensuite, and the most charming loft area - perfect the artist in you. Off the loft is a porch where you'll catch ocean views and breezes. The 4th and 5th bedroom and 1/2 bath are on the first floor - off the carport - currently the LunaMar Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Center. With modest renovations, easily turned into a studio apartment.

Supplements: This property has dedicated beach access and driveway, mini-split A/C's in the bedrooms and living areas. It is offered completely furnished with stainless steel appliances, sofa, chairs, beds, etc., down to small appliances and high quality flatware. There are granite countertops, fans throughout, whole house water purification system, car port, new roof and more...

More Information MLS# 23-673

Contract Information

Current Price: $399,000 Property Type: Homes Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-10-12 List Price: $399,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Unpaved Area: Sandy Bay Total Bedrooms: 5 Total Bathrooms: 3.5 # of Levels: 3 Total SqFt.: 2150 Waterfront: No Beach Access: Yes Pool: No Garage/Parking: Car Port Furnished: Yes Standby Generator: No Year Built: 2008 Lot Acres: 0.04 Lot Dimensions: 2008

Address

Property Name: LunaMar Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Going west through Sandy Bay, turn left just past Cafe 314 at the sign that says LunaMar. Second house in on the right, Hot Sheet Comment: new

Property Features

Water: Private Sewer: Private Air Conditioning: Wall Documents: Survey

Documents

Last Updated: January - 10 - 2024
LunaMar, Roatan,- MLS# 23-673
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Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

PRICE REDUCTION!

Great Ocean Views Unfinished Home-Financing available, Roatan

NOW $160K

Unfinished home in Punta Gorda – with beautiful Northside ocean views and constant tropical breezes. This cement home sits on almost a quarter of an acre and is a perfect spot for your dream home. A partially paved road leads to the property which is walking distance from restaurants in the area. Water and electricity hook up available. Punta Gorda is the most culturally rich, iconic town in Roatan where you can enjoy a nice plate of Machuca, drink some Guifity or watch and enjoy some traditional Garifuna Punta Dancing. Where you can go on a Sunday afternoon and experience their joy of all three. This property can be the perfect spot to build your laid-back Caribbean dream home.
BEFORE $175K
MLS 23-288

Home-Financing available, Great Ocean Views Unfinished, Roatan,

$160,000
Property Type: Residential Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 4 Square Footage: 2,474 Status: Active
Current Price: $160,000 List Date: 5/21/2023 Last Modified: 10/19/2023

Description

Unfinished home in Punta Gorda - with beautiful Northside ocean views and constant tropical breezes. This cement home sits on almost a quarter of an acre and is a perfect spot for your dream home. A partially paved road leads to the property which is walking distance from restaurants in the area. Water and electricity hook up available. Punta Gorda is the most culturally rich, iconic town in Roatan where you can enjoy a nice plate of Machuca, drink some Guifity or watch and enjoy some traditional Garifuna Punta Dancing.Where you can go on a Sunday afternoon and experience their joy of all three. This property can be the perfect spot to build your laid-back Caribbean dream home.

More Information MLS# 23-288

Contract Information

Current Price: $160,000 Property Type: Homes Status: Active Begin Date: 2023-04-28 List Price: $160,000

General Property Features

Access Type: Unpaved Area: Punta Gorda Total Bedrooms: 3 Total Bathrooms: 4 # of Levels: 2 Total SqFt.: 2474.4 Waterfront: No Beach Access: No Pool: No Garage/Parking: No Main Roadfront: No Furnished: No Standby Generator: No Year Built: 2017

Address

Property Name: Great Ocean Views Unfinished Subdivision: Vista Del Mar Street Name: Home-Financing available Island: Roatan Country: Honduras

Remarks and Directions

Directions: Head East, take the second left entrance after the Isery just before the Punta Gorda entrance. Hot Sheet Comment: price

Property Features

Water: Public Documents: Survey
Last Updated: October - 19 - 2023
Home-Financing available, Great Ocean Views Unfinished, Roatan,- MLS# 23-288
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.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

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 ?

 

Sandy Bay Hideaway Sandy Bay, Roatan

Restaurant, business with permits and Corporation. Commercial kitchen, dining located on +/- 73 feet of beachfront on +/- .209 of an acre. 4 dwellings with 7 bedrooms and 6 baths. Deeded public parking in back, adjacent to 10 feet of public access. A 20X24 concrete building currently under renovations with storage, utility room, and public/guest bathrooms with opportunities for expansion by building a 2nd floor of the mentioned building. There is also additional space available to add more rental units. Restaurant has 6 rack custom built Texas smoker. All breads from scratch. Meats, veggies and cheeses are smoked and used as ingredients in made to order dishes. Full menu on the website which is set up for reservations and food orders. Check it out plus Facebook and Instagram.
LIST PRICE $1.4M
MLS 23-426

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