Parrot Tree Resort

Hello,

I vacationed & looked @ property in Roatan & Utila in June and just love it there. I"m very interested in buying a slip for my boat and retiring to Roatan within the next 4 years. Want to come back in Nov & Dec. to stay @ Parrot Tree. When I visited Parrot Tree in June, it was almost empty. Beautiful Resort and the boat slips are in a most attractive & safe part of the island. What is the latest with this property ?

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Welcome @cue1go and thank you for contributing to the forum. There are several qualified individuals here who will offer better insight than what I can offer. Best of luck and again, welcome to the Roatan forum.

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Good morning. I am resending your message to Mr. Ryan Edwards who is the son of the developer and person incharged of Parrot Tree. Feel free to email me at jesus.correa@gmail.com
Best regards

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You are right in that Parrot Tree is mostly deserted which is why those boat slips look like new. The developer ran out of money and now all those beautiful homes and the condos are mostly empty and unsold. Yes there is a handful of people there…but like 5 . Also the area is known for drug smuggling by the Colombians; so as to safe I believe its questionable. There are other fine marinas around including on the west side of the island like Gibson Point Marina which is one of the deep docks built allowing greater capacity for all types of boats.

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I am assuming that is why when I look at the ReMax site the listings are on for a very long time and it seems as though the list continues to grow. I would assume very good deals are to be had if this is the case. How many incidents/ reports have been made in recent times regarding issues pertaining to any of the drug smuggling you reference and do these incidents find their way into the Parrot Tree resort/ area? Thank you for this insight as we will be coming down at the end of October for a week (staying at Coco Lobo) and were planning on looking at Parrot Tree among other areas of the Island. Mainly the side/end closer to Coco Lobo but Parrot Tree is on the list as well. Thank you.

Oh you don’t find reports on drug smuggling as no one messes around with the people who do it especially the police. There is a part of parrot tree that is an island and that’s where you will heAr at night the boats coming in
and leaving. But notice as you did the lack of movement on sales there and that should give you enough reason to stay away. Good luck on your search.

Got it. So it’s not even a case of “you leave them alone, they leave you alone” sort of situation?

Personally, and we will find out when we are there in Oct/Nov, that the area around Coco Lobo (West Bay?) looks to be right up our alley. Very are private, yet sociable people who really keep very much to ourselves.

Thank you very much for the info and feedback.

Chris

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West Bay is an excellent ex pat community. Lots of folks including many Canadians there that make it home. I’m in Sandy Bay by Gibson Bight. Also Mangrove Bight is popular. Being on the west side of the island is keen for when you
want to grocery shop or find a hardware store or a beer or wine shop. Roads are paved now and it’s easy to drive around.

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Looks beautiful and quiet. Exactly what my wife and I would be looking for. Parrot Tree looked very nice, but if it would be considered a “health hazard” for us to live there I guess it wouldn’t matter if the condos were free. Thank
you again Carol for all of your feedback. It is much appreciated.

Chris

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We keep our boat at and live at parrot tree (2 years). It is a very safe place to keep your boat and we have not seen this nefarious activity. There is security but it is a ghost town at the moment.

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Carol,

Thank you very much for all your information, if something seems too good to be true it usually is, now I know why :slight_smile: I will take a look at this Gibson Point on my next trip down which hopefully will be November and December.

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City Dogs Sailing,

THX for your input, it means a lot :slight_smile: I am planning to come down in Nov / Dec. and stay on property. Would love to meet you, if you’re avail ?

Cheers

Doug

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Sure, we’ll be around after thanksgiving week. Our email is on our website https://www.citydogssailing.com/

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Muchas Gracias ! So nice of you to reach out :slight_smile: Cheers

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Obviously “beautiful and quiet” are somewhat in the eye of the beholder but you should know that the West End/West Bay is anything but quiet. When the cruise ships come in (I think we are up to 6 days a week during peak time and 3 days a week during off peak) the West End of the island is filled with tourists. The roads, while nicely paved, are filled with excursion buses. If beautiful and quiet are what you are looking for than you need to do yourself a favor and look into the East End. Still mostly untouched by the tourist expansion and development, it is the most pristine area of the island. We currently live past the point where the main road turns to dirt/gravel (in Punta Blanca) - so pretty far east. And yet it takes us just 20 minutes to get to the mall in Mount Pleasant and 25 minutes to the Eldon’s (largest grocery store on Roatan) in French Harbor. There are dozens of little markets within 10 minutes of us where we can restock common items. Most importantly, there are dozens of places in the East End where you can get two rum and cokes and two bottles of water for the price that you will pay for one rum and coke in the West End.

If beautiful and quiet are what you are looking for, private message me and we’ll show you the most beautiful and quiet places on the Island.

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I stayed in the West End and know its anything but quiet :slight_smile: I’m coming back down Nov & Dec. and will check out East End

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Ah ok well you know what it’s about then. I enjoy visiting the West End and then driving the hour back to beautiful and quiet haha.

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Hi Jim,

I saw your response and thought I’d reach out as my husband and I will be coming to Roatan for our 5th trip and will finally make it to the east end! Love any secret spots we shouldn’t miss. We’ll be on east end for 3 days.

Cheers!
Renee and Terry

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A few “must see” places - Crow’s Nest at Marble Hill Farms, Hole in the Wall (you have to take a water taxi because it’s a bar/restaurant on a dock next to a cliff), Jonesville Point Marina - Trico Bar & Grill, La Sirens, Camp Bay, Paya Bay. From the East End you have access to a bunch of fun things to do - Mangrove Tour, Pigeon Cay, Cow and Calf. I’ll private message you some contacts that I have and my contact info if you’d like to connect while you guys are here. We’d love to show you around our side of the island lol.

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Hi Jim,

Thanks so much. Several of your picks are on our list. :slight_smile: Yes, we’d love to connect with some local exapts and gain additional insight on our potential retirement on Roatan.

Appreciate your interaction and recommendations.

Renee

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