Updated: 21 hours ago
If you love to dive, love to travel, and work remotely, Roatan should be at the top of your list.
As a remote worker who loves to travel, having the entire world to choose where you want to set up an office is an incredible opportunity. But once you are faced with endless possibilities, how do you choose?
The ideal way is to go on scouting missions to places that interest you. If you are not fortunate to have the funds or time to do this, you are stuck with the old-fashioned way… hours of internet research and phone calls.
Here at BeachDesk we have done this part for you.
This article will provide you with all the information you need to make a confident decision on whether or not the Caribbean island of Roatan, Honduras, is your next remote office destination.
Roatan is, first and foremost, a scuba diving paradise. Its calm, crystal clear waters, beautiful reef topography, consistent eagle ray, sea turtle, and shark sightings, all make for the perfect dive getaway.
It is also an increasingly popular cruise destination, and home to its very own international airport. Making trips to Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, and New York, a breeze. Since BeachDesk opened in October of 2021, it has provided remote workers even more of a reason to choose Roatan.
Located in West End, BeachDesk is in the heart of your quintessential beach neighborhood. The ideal part of the island if you want to live, work, and dive… all without needing a car.
Small, seawater-worn streets are lined with restaurants, bars, bodega stores, gift shops, and dive shops. Beach Desk has strategically created a co-working space within walking distance of everything.
The cost of living is reasonable, especially on a foreign-based salary. Expect similar prices to a small U.S. city.
Since Roatan is a highly transient island, short-term rentals are a bit easier to find. Expect to pay between $500 to $1500 per month for rent, depending on how luxurious your preferences are. Wifi is occasionally included in rent, but power is always extra.
Roatan Has More to Offer than Diving
Even if you do not dive, and simply want to experience Caribbean life, Roatan has a lot to offer. Above water activities include, exploring beaches, zip lining, light hiking at Port Royal National Park, boat tours, paddle board and kayak rentals, conservation volunteering, and short trips to the neighboring islands of Utila and Guanaja.
Common Issues, Solved
The main issues remote workers fear from a Caribbean island are internet speeds and power outages.
Beach Desk has set up all precautions in preparation for when (not if!) these issues occur. Consistent wifi speeds of about 100mbps, a back up generator, and external battery connected to router, ensure no interruptions to that important meeting with your boss!
BeachDesk passes, priced for every budget, give remote workers a reliable space and ability to opt for less expensive housing, no vehicle expenses, and less power expenses.
There is just something about living and working in paradise, amongst like-minded people, in a clean and bright space, that inspires productivity.
What are you waiting for? Book your ticket to Roatan, your desk is waiting for you.