Thursday, February 11, 2016


Some of my favorite photos of Bliss Beach....

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras

your dominant aspiration

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Thursday, February 4, 2016

the sea palms are flowering

This is one of my favorite times of the year at Paya Bay. During the next four to six weeks, hundreds of sea palms will pop out several beautiful blooming fronds each. The fragrance of these gorgeous wild flowers inundates the property with delicious honeysuckle aromas. This event adds a whole new sensory dimension to the natural beauty of our tropical paradise. Amazingly, the palms flower copiously not just once, but twice each year: in February-March, and then again in August-September. These fragrant blooms by the sea palms are part of the Magic of Paya Bay!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

yoga retreat at paya: feb. 27-mar. 5, 2016

Want to unplug, relax and renew? Join us February 27 thru March 5, 2016 for a week of great food, beautiful surroundings, and yoga. 2 spots left. Ask how you can save $250!

winning awards

We just received notice from Tripadvisor that we've been awarded the 2016 Travelers' Choice Award, the travel company's highest honor. We also received the award in 2015!

Monday, January 18, 2016

paya in the press

Vera says don’t expect Roatan to be a place like Cozumel, Cabo or the Grand Caymans. Similar to what I said in my post about Cuba, you should visit Roatan to see it before it is transformed beyond recognition by tourism. “Roatan is largely undiscovered by the international travel community, and because of that, it’s less developed than more well-known destinations. That is changing quickly, but Roatan is still relatively raw and rough around the edges when it comes to infrastructure. Really, that’s what gives the island it’s charm and character though. You’d be hard pressed to find a more authentic Caribbean experience, and it’s still cheap!”
- WeTravel article

Christina included two photos taken at Paya Bay in her article:

Saturday, January 16, 2016

we're in the movies now!

This trailer is for a Honduran film called "Un Lugar en el Caribe" that is currently being released. It was filmed on Roatan, and includes scenes shot at Paya Bay!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

eastern honduras: excavation of ancient lost city yields new finds

Excavation of a “lost city” in eastern Honduras has begun with a flourish, with President Juan Orlando Hernández personally removing the first stone sculpture from the site Tuesday. The artifact is one of dozens from a cache found in February of last year among ruins of a Pre-Columbian city deep in the jungle of La Mosquitia. The artifacts were left untouched under military protection at the undisclosed location. Now, a joint Honduran-American archaeological team has returned to the site to excavate the artifacts and further explore the region.
- National Geographic

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

photo of the day

A cruise ship at the Port of Roatan terminal. Bay Islands of Honduras.