Health care is often a concern for retirees moving out of their home countries. A new, state-of-the-art hospital recently opened on the island. My husband just saw an ophthalmologist and it was $40. Our excellent dentist was trained and worked in the U.S. for many years. The cost of a root canal here is less than the co-pay of your dental insurance in the States.
We have made many friends from all over the world who have chosen Roatán as their retirement home. People enjoy the easy rhythm of the island, the endless blue sea that encircles it, and the camaraderie between the expats and the locals.
Since moving to Roatán, my husband has kept busy helping people fix things, building furniture, and working on our house and I do some volunteer work. Some of my days are very busy, others nice and relaxed. Whatever we want is what we get. Even on the days that have full agendas, we're doing what we want to do.
Moving here was a good choice for us. Living here has freed our souls and given our lives a new meaning.
The article orginally appeared on InternationalLiving.com.
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