Wednesday, November 14, 2018

the calm (and the rainbow) before the storm

The first cold front of the winter season is sliding in to the Gulf of Honduras and the Bay Islands during the next 36 hours. Late this afternoon I took these photos of the Paya Bay area before the stormy weather began to set in.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gypset Yoga Retreat: Jan. 19-26, 2019

Paya Bay is a unique place.

There’s so much to do here it’s hard to describe in a single post. Melissa and I were immediately taken with the locale when we found it. It’s located on a peninsula on the Honduran Island of Roatan in the Western Caribbean. The resort has 22 private acres of wilderness with nature trails to roam at your leisure and over a mile of shoreline on the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

The yoga platform itself is high on a cliff with beautiful ocean views from every angle. And when we say cliff we mean 7 stories above sea level offering a spectacular panorama of what makes you feel like you are at the edge of the earth and there’s no place you’d rather be. The fresh air and prana-rich environment allows you to fully relax and be present with your breath and the beauty and abundance that surround you. Close your eyes and just imagine yourself there in savasana (yep, blissed out, fully present and as relaxed as you’ve ever been).

It’s a great place to be active outside. You will have your choice of snorkeling (a snorkeling trip is actually included in the cost of your trip), and because Paya Bay is protected and surrounded by a barrier reef it’s a great place to swim in calm waters, scuba dive or enjoy an afternoon of sea kayaking.

Ok, so that’s in water and on your yoga mat, now let’s talk about how you can fill the rest of your day. Go horseback riding on the beach, take in a little bird watching or maybe visit an iguana farm. There is a Sea Plane Tour of the island (which we are WAY into, how cool does that sound?!), or maybe your jam is a trip to Marble Hill Farms where they produce the local jams and jellies. At the end of an active day you could hit Paya Bay’s beach-front bar and lounge, The Black Iguana, for a refreshing beverage or just chill out on their private beach.

We don’t have the Marine Sciences Island Institute schedule yet but we’ll get that out to you once we do.

Adventure awaits, book today!!

As always, don’t hesitate to hit us up with any questions,

Laurel + Melissa

Ozone: The Earth's protective shield is repairing

The ozone layer, which protects us from ultraviolet light, looks to be successfully healing after gaping holes were discovered in the 1980s. The Northern Hemisphere could be fully fixed by the 2030s and Antarctica by the 2060s. A new United Nations report says it's an example of what global agreements can achieve. The ozone layer had been damaged by man-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Copyright 1952.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

policemen's day off at Paya

This afternoon, in a gesture of gratitude to the policemen and policewomen who help our island community safe, Paya Bay hosted a group of young Policia Nacional personnel for their day off.

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Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.