Roatan is filled with dreams come true…expats who have left home to try something new to make their lives better. We’ve already told Brian and Kirsty’s story raising their awesome daughter, Spencer, to make her life the best it can be. I’ll be adding many more expat stories to share more personal experiences beyond my own.
Today, we’re starting with someone who also moved to Honduras to give her daughters a different life. Aged 9 and 11 at the time, the girls joined their mom to make the leap to island life, and this family has been successfully and happily living in Roatan for over 6 years now.
Readers, meet Sylvia Miller and her daughters, Lexi and Sam.
Sylvia owns BoHo Beach Club on West Bay Beach, which is actually just the latest in a series of businesses she has started and will eventually sell. But for now, she’s loving the beach bar vibe.
Sylvia has worked in a variety of businesses, always looking for options she can buy, build, and then sell to move on to the next big project. “I’ve renovated and rented/flipped houses; I’ve worked in property investment, development, and management; I’ve run a general store; I’ve imported products to resell; and I’ve run various restaurants and bars,” Sylvia says.
“Currently, I am in the process of creating a financial services (lending) company with partners from Honduras, Canada, and the U.S. in order to lend funds for home purchases here on Roatan,” she continues. “I’m also focusing more on our mortgage company, Paradise Financial. Additionally, I’m helping my daughters (Lexi is 17 and Sam is 15) to open small businesses of their own. After that, I’ll do whatever strikes my fancy!”
To read more about Sylvia’s dream lifestyle in Roatan, check out the full article I published with International Living.
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