Guest post by Tom, a part-time Roatan resident.
Formerly known as Rattan, Roatan is a beautiful island in the Caribbean. This is one of the most loved, most visited places when you want to get a bit more from life. With beautiful views, small markets and a way to clear your head; it is no wonder it is also one of the highly sought after retirement destinations. You could live your life out on the white sandy beaches, small island living and the beauty that awaits you.
Why Choose to Retire at This Island
When it comes to choosing where to retire, many people consider the beautiful city of Coxen Hole. This smaller city was the one that drew me into Honduras and provides me with a market for shopping for what I need daily as well as beautiful views of the water and of course, the chance to live off the land. With a ferry that you must take into the mainland, it is important to consider the fact that this small city does not provide the extras that you’d get from living in a larger city. Smaller areas are something I’ve always admired and when it comes to Coxen Hole, it was the place for me to live and work while being able to spend plenty of time relaxing and just enjoying the world around me.
Another big perk is that the island provides you with plenty of chances to pamper yourself by going to one of the local spas for a massage or a relaxing pedicure with skin smoothing salts and great aromatic lotions. Diving is a big pastime with the area, so you can snorkel and enjoy all that the small island has to offer to those that want to spend their days doing something relaxing, doing something fun and doing something out of the ordinary.
When you want down time, or the chance to be a part of a small community then this is the place for you. The locals have a strong unity that you can become a part of and you can make new friends, experience new things and enjoy living a more peaceful, happy life when you choose to move to this city and island.
What to Expect From Your Roatan Move
When you’re considering a move to Roatan, you must consider not only the costs but the process that comes along with it. You can expect to put a little work into it and spend around $3,400 to $4,200 depending on what you’re moving and how far. They can meet you right at the destination and provide you with all the items.
Keep in mind, you should speak with a reputable shipping company. They can help to move your items from one place to the next safely, especially when moving overseas. Additionally, taxes must be paid on the items that you bring to your new home. This can be anywhere from 20-30% depending on the items. It is recommended that you cut down on the amount of stuff that you want to bring to the new home, to reduce the costs associated with moving them. To learn more about shipping your vehicle overseas, visit https://www.a1autotransport.com/international.php.
Documents will be required for the move, so you can expect to have:
- A Passport
- Documentation for the Vehicle – Title, Registration, Bill of Sale
- Declaration of Items, as well as Value of Vehicle
- Documents Verifying the Shipping Contents
Roatan is beautiful, but with it comes the peaceful quiet living that sometimes can be hard to take on. Living away from family, but taking in a whole new culture can be for some people but not all. Be sure to enjoy all that this Caribbean island has to offer when you choose to make the move and retire on it. There is plenty to gain from it and nothing to lose.