Contents of Website Life On Roatan and all Links for copying
Googling for properties on Roatan can lead you to a lot of websites that list property that has already sold or are not really available for sale. This article shows you how to search properties that are available at that moment and includes video demonstrations on how best to search.
The areas used by realtors on the island can be a little confusing. This map lists each area and shows a general location on the island where the areas are located.
The process of buying land or homes is pretty straightforward. This article takes you through the process from making an offer with your agent to the final close and title swap.
Lots of people want to build their dream home on Roatan since so much is undeveloped and lots with beautiful views are available all over the island. This article takes you through the building process and the approximate costs.
Many people think they need residency to live here. Not only is residency not required to buy property sometimes it is a waste of money to acquire it. If you leave often or rarely both can be a reason not to have it.
Though legally you should be a resident to get a bank account. Some banks will allow nonresidents to open accounts. This article takes you through the process of applying for your necessary Dollar and Lempira accounts.
Everywhere in the world has crime. Roatan is not the mainland though and we are often tainted by the amount of crime that happens there. Roatan being an English-speaking island has its issues but overall is very safe. This article explains the policing system and security on the island.
Moving to the island with children causes its own set of issues. This article explains the Honduran educational system some of the more popular schools with ex-pats and some thoughts to make sure your children's education is valid in your home country.
The internet and Facebook groups can be extremely helpful in getting you oriented before you arrive on Roatan There are some great groups and resources available there are also some pitfalls to watch out for and this article details some of them.
Moving to the island with pets or trying to move back with pets can create a set of problems that care has to be taken to avoid. This article discusses some of the medical issues you need to be aware of on the island and helpful advice on forward planning in case you want to travel with your pets again.
The weather on Roatan is wonderful. Hot summers and warm rainy season months. This article details the monthly rainfall and temperatures and also lists the major events that happen throughout the year in Roatan.
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer on Roatan. Help is needed in everything from education, health care, and environmental projects. This article lists some of the groups and their needs.
Travel on the island is a matter of Hiring a car or using the taxi/bus services. This article details the taxi services and the published list of prices as set out by the municipality for "collectivo" taxis.
While you are here the local cell providers are so cheap you might as well pick yourself up a SIMM and purchase internet locally. This article describes both services and the pros and cons of both. The whole business world runs on WhatsApp so you will need mobile internet if you live here.
If you want to run a business on Roatan this article helps you understand the differences between running a business here and elsewhere in the world. It also takes you through the process of setting one up and the issues you should be aware of if you plan on buying or starting a business.
Mail - I want my Amazon!
Receiving packages is an often asked question from people new to the island. How do we get items shipped to us, the discovery that there is no address system on the island can be confusing but this article walks you through the process of finding a way to get your amazon packages here.
The cost of power on the island is always a shock to those that are not familiar with power costs on other islands. When all the fuel has to be shipped and stored here it adds to the cost. Our power plant is one of the most advanced in the world read the details here.
The Internet is always a big topic for digital nomads, people who wish to run their foreign companies from here, or just people used to streaming in HD. Roatan internet is sufficient for your needs and the quality keeps increasing while the cost goes down. Internet and the available TV are discussed in this article.
If you have bought property here and are only here part of the year this article walks you through the how-tos of putting your house on the rental market.
Medical facilities on the island are discussed in this article. In general, you can get pretty much anything dealt with here or on the mainland and far cheaper than you could have in the USA if that's where you are from. Canadians often come here for dentistry treatments.