Roatán is a gorgeous island located off the northern shore of Honduras, and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. It’s known for its exquisite, crystal-clear turquoise water…beautiful golden sand beaches…diverse water sports…abundant marine life…and the World Heritage barrier reef that runs along its shores.
Life is easy on Roatán, a laidback island with a Caribbean vibe. English is the primary language and a couple can still live on a budget of $2,000 per month here.
The island is mountainous, with drop-dead-gorgeous sea views from most hilltops. If you’re a thrill seeker you can soar through the treetops at one of the zip lining parks. But if you’d rather keep your feet on terra firma, why not take a stroll through a lush botanical garden? Serious golfers head directly for Pristine Bay’s luxury golf course, the Black Pearl, with its spectacular views.
West Bay and the West End (shown in the video below) are the two most popular villages where expats settle. West Bay’s beaches are calm…clear…inviting…and offer a perfect spot to swim, snorkel, kayak, or just relax in a lounge chair and sip a Monkey LaLa cocktail.
Zippy water taxis shuttle people back and forth between the West Bay and neighboring West End. Along the main street you’ll find dive shops, funky beach bars, art galleries, boutiques, cafés and nightclubs.
Expats also gravitate to French Harbor, Sandy Bay, and the East End. Each village appeals to a different lifestyle, and you’ll find a diverse array of lifestyle options to choose from on this enchanting island.
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