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Lux Living with Uncompromising Privacy- Ecologically and Environmentally Innovative Sustainable Design – Roatan Island

Lux Living with Uncompromising Privacy- Ecologically and Environmentally Innovative  Sustainable Design – Roatan Island

Luxury Coastal- living ‘off the grid’ in the seaside resort community called Palmetto Bay. Palmetto Bay is a community of individuals who share a common interest to preserve the natural environment where nature and people co-exist harmoniously and thrive. A “planned community” designed with a common interest to nurture the pristine tropical landscape without compromising a refined, relaxing lifestyle for all.

This solar-powered home” is situated on one-half acres, is rectangular in shape, and is approximately 98′ X 230′ in size. Chosen for the privacy aspects the property provides. It is strategically positioned for maximum advantage of the breezy trade winds flowing from any direction.

The Meso-American reef is your front yard and is approximately a ten-minute kayak trip from the beach! Two single and one double kayak convey with the property for endless snorkeling or diving at your fingertips! Great snorkeling off the community dock is approximately fifty feet from the shore.

The Seaside Community of Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay Resort in Roatán is the brainchild of a number of individuals who shared a common dream of creating an environment where nature and people could co-exist harmoniously. This “planned community” was designed with a goal to be as sensitive to the pristine tropical landscape as possible without compromising a refined, relaxing lifestyle for the inhabitants. One of the founders succinctly stated an overarching goal of the Palmetto Bay Resort design this way “we wanted to be able to go out in a sailboat and look back to the resort and only be able to see the tropical jungle with no visible structures”. See image below.

Seaside Community view from the Caribbean Sea

Naturally, because a number of the founders were renowned architects in the United States, the layout, building designs, and landscape enhancements were all meticulously planned and executed. Phase 1 incorporated the “clubhouse” building which includes a bar, restaurant, dive shop, pool area, reception, and offices. Along with the clubhouse are twenty bungalow-style beach villas whose designs show influences of traditional Balinese, Central American and Caribbean styles. Built by skilled local craftsmen with high- quality timbers including renowned Honduran hardwoods, these bungalows were designed to be site and climate-specific. They have a range of floorplans but share a common open plan living design aimed at capturing the gentle trade winds that roll in from the bay.

It is obvious from the first glance at the environment that this is not a “cookie-cutter” development. The architects successfully achieved a sustainable, low impact set of buildings that are both unique and reminiscent of styles and structures in other parts of the world. People who appreciate architecture and design will recognize elements that can be seen in some of the most acclaimed purpose-built structures in the world. Take the clubhouse building as an example…..

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Palmetto Bay Club House – onsite Restaurant and DIVER CENTER

Now compare it to the famous Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA. 

One designed for the tropics (at sea level) to cope with constant yearround sunshine, and the other designed for the Ozark mountains (1200 feet above sea level) to cope with winter snow and hot summers.

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Thorn Crown Chapel
The Hideaway – Roatan Island

It is easy to see why the architectural elements attract world travelers to Palmetto Bay Resort. Contact Anna at or +310 746 3332 (North America) or WhatApp +504 98636 (international)

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