Join TJ Lynch and the gang from HGTV's House Hunters Intl as they help Idahoans Louis and Jamie find their perfect dream RESORT on the tropical Caribbean island of ROATAN! Located in the Bay Islands, about 30 miles off the north coast of Honduras, Roatan is known for it's amazing scuba diving on the Bonacca Ridge.. the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world!! Enjoy!
Join TJ Lynch and the gang from HGTV's House Hunters Intl as they help Arizonian Doug find his perfect dream home on the tropical Caribbean island of Roatan! Located in the Bay Islands, about 30 miles off the north coast of Honduras, Roatan is known for it's amazing scuba diving, friendly islanders and amazing Lobster, Shrimp and deep sea fishing!
With all the media buzzing about Roatan's recent crime spree, robberies, murders and the like.... I thought I should address this as 1) someone living on the Island for 15 years, and 2) to put this into its proper perspective. Roatan is a great island and will continue to be so. But there is an unwelcome element here just like anywhere in the world. Here's some tips to help you stay safe during your vacation!
This time of year, anything can blow in. Trade winds usually pick up and believe it or not, it's the rainy season on the Honduran mainland... and although they are getting their share of the liquid sunshine, we're pretty much dry and hot over here on the island. But we do get some of the effects of storms over there this time of year... so be prepared!
I bet Bob Marley would have loved this... and you can too when you visit the islands.. mon. Hair braiding for men and women... from $15 for your total head! That is a steal of a deal as it takes 2 ladies more than 70 minutes to do... and they even throw in the beads for you!! Such a fun thing to do while on vacation...
There's sure a lot to do here to keep in shape… no need for the gym (although there are a few here) when you surrounded by sun, sand and surf! If you live here, you know what I'm talking about. If you're planning on visiting Roatan, then watch this to gain some ideas...
Although we're not situated in the hurricane belt, that doesn't mean we don't get bad weather nor that we're totally exempt from them. In fact, Ernesto grazed us just this week! On average, Roatan has been hit by a hurricane every 24 years! That's pretty good odds that you'll not ever experience one here. But with the wonky weather these days, it's always good to be prepared!!
For those rainy days that you're wondering what to do, pampering yourself is a good option! And at Roatan prices, you don't even need a rainy day as an excuse!! Some of the cheapest salon prices I've seen in the Caribbean are right here!!
If you're on Facebook then you'll want to check these groups out, especially if you live on Roatan or are considering buying here. It's a great way to stay connected, learn a bunch and plug into Roatan events and happenings! You can even shop for a car, boat, motorcycle here!!
This year's Taste of Roatan was held on world famous West Bay Beach and 13 local restaurants showcased their offerings here today! What a great day to sample lobster, shrimp, soups and 'pinchos' from around the island! Cheap too. Prices ranged from $1-4 for bite-sized samples that more than satisfied the pallet. Gaby and I spent a total of $20 and were quite satisfied after sampling 6 or so of the foods....
Whether you have children or not, coming to Roatan means you're never far from little ones... and quite possibly, having kids here might be the fastest growing sport on the island!! Here's a collection of some of my favorite moments.... with children.
This time of year, there are fewer visitors to the islands... and that's just great for us! It's kind of like relatives coming to your home... great to see them come and great to see them go! But even though there are less week-long vacationers coming to Roatan, there are still cruise ships in port some days so you won't be all alone on the beach!
Well, it's May... hands down the slowest month of the year here in paradise.... and while it's not so good for tourism and for the local business owners... it's actually REALLY good for those of you wishing to buy property. The weather is amazing... there's lots of deals on places to stay and there's no crowds on the beaches.. but why is it a good time to shop for that 2nd or retirement home? Take a look...
If you're even remotely interested in a fishing charter while visisting our paradise.. then you MUST get a hold of this guy... Capt. Brooks! With more than 17 years experience in these waters, Brooks knows where to go to get your 'fix'. Comfort or island style.. Brooks has 2 boats to choose from! Wahoo, Baracuda, Tuna... you name it.. Capt. Brooks is your man!!
Once considered a staple in any Carib's diet, the coconut has made a comeback... from the soothing and medicinal qualities of it's oil... to the nutrious nectar of it's milk... the coconut comes in a couple varieties here on Roatan...
Cora Todd, a delightful 7 year old who is one of my biggest fans, wanted to discuss her experience on Roatan from a kid's view. The Todd family bought a vacation home on Roatan last year and Cora and her mom, Robin were gracious enough to share with me their thoughts....
Many folks visiting Roatan would like to see more... and touring the island by car is probably the best way to see the many villages, remote places and tourist attractions! You can rent a car, or take an island tour from one of the locals... but before you decide to get behind the wheel, take heed... there is no driver's education here... road safety, driver courtesy and caution are not terms I'd use to describe the experience here... here's more...
There's a new kid in town... and he's quite the catch!! Roatan's newest 5-star development is well under way on West Bay Beach -- The Grand Roatan! It is going to be amazing and pre-sales are happening right now. If you'd like more information or to reserve your piece of this island... contact me and I'll represent you as a Buyer's Agent.. Take a sneak peak here...
Nothing surprises me here in Honduras anymore... and every once in a while you'll see what seems to be a scene from The Birds - a famous Hitchcock movie - happening all around you. Well, as some friends and I were enjoying the sunset last night.. that's exactly what happened...
It sure seems like it here on Roatan these days.. With Easter week DONE... everyone has left the island... and it is ominously quiet here. The beaches are empty, where just a couple days ago 3,000 peeps lined the shores. Personally, I love this time of year. Roatan truly resembles that tropical hideaway that attracted me here 15 years ago!!
TJ Lynch & Family - Life in Paradise Learn more about TJ his beautiful family. Consistently in the TOP 25 Realtors in the Caribbean, TJ is the best person you could hook up with to buy or sell on Roatan.
Rob Seaman On the ground floor of real estate development in Roatan. Rob can provide you with a great understanding of Roatan it's massive growth and more. Whether it's information you need, finding a contact, or putting your deal together...TJ's Assistant and Technical Guru... brings it all together for us!
TourRoatan.com Whether it's the latest information on a shark dive, the name of the company that offers dolphin encounters, or you just want to view the galleries of the various towns and areas of Roatan... check out the photos, videos and more on TourRoatan.com!
RoatanMag.com Dive into the culture, life and entertainment of Roatan. Looking for a great night club in West End? Who are the Garifuna? How is education and schooling on the island? Each issue focuses on important topics about Roatan.
RetireRoatan.com Roatan is picked as the premier place to retire in the Caribbean. Find out why by reading up on investment tips and strategies, business opportunities, how to retire here and more.
PropertyOnRoatan.com Real Estate is booming on Roatan. Visit this site to read about new developments, hot properties and island growth. View listings, slideshows and detailed analysis of location and properties on the island. Where is the best place to buy for YOU?
LoveRoatan.com Team Lynch pages. We love Roatan and you will too, read up on our experiences here and what life is like in this beautiful tropical paradise.
LiveRoatan.com What's it really like here? What do islanders do on a day to day basis? What food can you buy and cook, where are the best places to eat, play and relax. Read accounts and stories of tourists/occupants of Roatan Bay Island.
InvestRoatan.com Appreciation of real estate on Roatan has been astounding over the last 5 years. New roads, businesses, developments, properties and more. This site provides a history and track record of what is happening on the island. How fast is West Bay or Caribe Point growing?
ExperienceRoatan.com Get a front row seat to Roatan! Site features video collected from around the web of everything Roatan and the Bay Islands. Check out real estate, hotels, activities, music, culture and more.
DreamRoatan.com Dreaming of paradise? This site will help fill in the blurry parts...Fall in love with the natural unspoiled beauty of Roatan, in the Bay Islands of Honduras! All your questions answered here! Such as topography, climate and weather, facilities, travel documents, where to stay, how to get around, history, activities and so much more.