Sunday, February 9, 2020

Roatan, A Scuba Diving Capital of the World

     Did you know that Scuba Diving Magazine has named Roatan a diving capital of the world? Don't you think it is time to see what all the buzz is about. Even if you don't scuba dive, there is so much to see and do and if you are into incredible beaches, we have those too.

     While on Roatan, stay at the newly renovated Tropical Garden Villa, a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a private 32 foot pool surrounded by nature. It sits a mere 300 yards from the crystal clear waters where you can dive and snorkel right from the beach. The resort also offers an on site dive shop, restaurant and bar, a community pool and a private dock. Reach out to us for a slice of paradise.
In the US (201) 233-3472.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Inexpensive Island Living, Roatan

International Living has ranked Roatan as one of the least expensive places to live. Don't you think you should see what all the buzz is about?
Roatán is the largest of the Bay Islands, lying about 35 miles off the Honduran coast. The island is most famous as a diving destination and retirement haven in the western Caribbean.
It ticks a lot of boxes—affordable, white-sand beaches, see-to-the-bottom Caribbean waters, warm weather, cooling sea breezes, and a laid back island vibe.
Although, Honduras is Spanish-speaking, thanks to its historical link to England—it was once a British colony—English is widely spoken on Roatán, making the island an easy place to fit in.
Regular flights in and out of the international airport, make Roatán accessible—it’s quick and easy to see family back home. But it’s still out of the mainstream, at least compared to other Caribbean island getaways, and that has kept prices affordable for real estate and living costs. A couple could live well on $30,000 a year—$2,000 to $2,500 a month.
Paya Bay Beach, Roatan
While on Roatan, stay at the Tropical Garden Villa at Palmetto Bay Resort. A 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with private pool steps from miles of white sand beach await you. The resort has a restaurant and bar, dive shop, dock and a community pool.
Call 201 233-3472 in the US for more information.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Lawson Rock Cafe

    We stopped in at this little café for breakfast in Lawson Rock, the Lawson Rock Café. It is a cute place with seating inside with a/c or outside. They are open for breakfast or lunch and take credit cards. You can get an American type breakfast or an island breakfast and they make great fruit smoothies. The food is good and reasonably priced.
    The café has art on the walls for sale so if you are looking for island art, it is a good place to check out. They also sell wine and beer and some foodstuffs, including fresh produce from Blue Harbor. 

    If you are staying at Palmetto Bay or even Sandy Bay, it is a short ride to the café. 
Lawson Rock Beach

To book the Tropical Garden Villa at Palmetto Bay, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa on the beach with a private pool, call, in the US 201 233-3472 or email me at
Palmetto Bay Beach

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Roatan, the Must See Places

     A must read before your trip to Roatan. Check out my blog for some other great suggestions.

     If you plan a stay instead of a cruise ship stop, check out my vacation rental, The Tropical Garden Villa, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath newly furnished villa in a gated community on the beach with dive shop and restaurant. The home sleeps 6 and has a private 32 foot salt water pool in the backyard.
Contact us at 201 233 3472 (US) or

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A weekend in Roatan

     What a great article about what you can do in a weekend in Roatan. With Roatan being so close to the US, it is possible to spend just a few days. However, I guarantee, once you visit Roatan, you won't want to leave.

     To really enjoy your time in Roatan, stay at the Tropical Garden Villa at Palmetto Bay. Being mid island, it offers access to both ends of this beautiful island, the popular West End and West Bay, or the remote and untouched East End.
The beach at Palmetto Bay

or just call us at 201 233-3472 in the US

Monday, May 28, 2018

Scuba Diving in Roatan

     If you love to scuba dive, you need to visit Roatan and dive the 2nd largest reef in the world, and the healthiest, the Meso American Reef. Check out this great article on scuba diving in International Divers Magazine. It is chock full of great information on a lot of the dive sites around the island.

     When you visit Roatan, stay at the newly updated Tropical Garden Villa at Palmetto Bay. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that sleeps 6 with a private pool, surrounded by nature but just steps to the miles of white sand beach. Palmetto Bay is a gated resort with restaurant and bar, community pool, dock and dive shop, all on the beach. Sea Divers, our new dive shop just opened and offers diving and snorkeling trips, and you leave right from our very own dock.

Contact us at 201 233-3472 (US) or to rent our home.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Roatan's New Airport

     We all know that Roatan keeps making all kinds of lists for top tourist destinations and best beaches, among other things. It is becoming more and more popular, which means more people using the airport as one way to arrive on the island. This is a recent article outlining the exciting changes coming to the airport. Stay tuned.

     Once you are on Roatan, stay at the Tropical Garden Villa, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa on the beach with a private pool. It is at Palmetto Bay Resort, a gated community mid island, giving you easy access to all that Roatan has to offer. (Under new management offering the finest in concierge service.) In the US, call 201 233-3472 or email us at 
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