Thursday, December 18, 2014

jordan found his elizabeth!


Jordan Axani planned to travel around the world with his girlfriend Elizabeth Gallagher, until they broke up. Now, he'll embark on Sunday on the circumnavigation with Elizabeth Gallagher. No need for a double-take: The name may be the same, but the person answering to it isn't. Axani had booked his-and-her airline tickets in his name -- and his girlfriend's, he said. So, after his ex went overboard, he had to find a new co-passenger with the same name, he said, because the tickets were non-transferable. Axani is Canadian, as is his ex, so the new Elizabeth Gallagher needed to be, too, to make the switch work.
- CNN

See how this relates to Paya Bay.

spot the iguana


This adult female Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) seems healthy and with access to a lot of food (they primarily eat tender new leaves from various trees). Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

music video: sia - chandelier



Great video. The super-talented dancer featured is Maddie Ziegler.

happy holidays!

The little elves have been busy bringing their holiday cheer to Paya Bay!
Happy Saturnalia everyone!






Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Monday, December 15, 2014

bonfire on bliss

Paya's guests always enjoy the weekly beach fires on Bliss Beach. The fires are especially appreciated with the cool winds that blow at night this time of year.




Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

exploring helene town

Glimpses of the charming seaside village on the island of St. Helene. The main driver of this island's economy continues to be fishing.









Bay Islands of Honduras.

Monday, December 1, 2014

direct your passion wisely

Most people don't realize how much passion they put into what they don't want. When you speak to a friend and you tell them all about an "awful" situation, you are putting passion into what you don't want. When you react to an event negatively, with the response that it is "terrible," you are putting passion into what you don't want.

You are a beautiful passionate being, so make sure you direct your passion wisely.
- lessons from The Secret

Friday, November 28, 2014

jerry's giftshop, st. helene

Located on the main street in St. Helene (an island adjacent to Roatan), Jerry's Gift Shop is a must-stop for visitors to the island. The eight foot by eight foot rustic shack is as much a curiosity as Jerry's handcrafted souvenirs. Meeting and chatting with Jerry gives a lot of insight into the island's unique culture.







St. Helene, Bay Islands of Honduras. A boat trip to this interesting island is offered as an excursion option at Paya Bay Resort.

gratitude can transform your life

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?
- lessons from The Secret

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

paya from the sea

I accompanied our guests on a boat trip to Helene yesterday. I captured these photos as we were departing Paya Bay.







Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

photo of the day


My friend, Lisa Bronkhorst, came for a visit to Paya Bay. I took this photo of her relaxing at the Ananda Yoga Pavilion. Lisa says the Ananda Pavilion is one of her favorite spaces on Roatan.