Tuesday, January 27, 2015

travelers' choice award

Tripadvisor just notified us that Paya Bay Resort is a winner of the 2015 Travelers' Choice Award! Paya Bay is Number 5 of the Top Small Hotels - Honduras, and Number 9 of the Top Small Hotels for Romance - Honduras.

A special thanks to our wonderful guests who take time from their busy schedules to review their Paya Bay experiences.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust.
—Lawrence Krauss, “A Universe from Nothing,” 2012

Thursday, January 15, 2015

paya babies

Sarah and her husband Paul are long-time supporters of the Paya Bay project, visiting us practically every year of the last five. Here Sarah and her sons Jack and Max enjoy a late afternoon swim on Bliss Beach.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

not a four seasons

We love this place! It's not a Four Seasons®, but the people who work here and the people you meet here are like people you'd find at a Four Seasons®. Interacting with your staff members has been one of the best parts of our experience.
- Alex and Gianfranco, special guests who have been with us for two weeks

a new year, a new adventure

Here at Paya Bay, right after midnight on January 1st, we gave the "remains" of 2014 a proper Antyesti (Hindu burial). We welcome the new Sun Year before us with a clean slate and with open arms, open hearts, and open minds. We wish everyone a 2015 full of love, peace, joy, and personal fulfillment!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

christmas party for the kids

On Christmas eve, Paya Bay held our annual Christmas Party for the children of our local community. For many of them this event is the highlight of their Christmas. A special thanks to past and present guests who contributed school supplies and other donations for the kids!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

memories of 2014

We've had yet another awesome year here at Paya, thanks largely to the support of our amazing clients!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

look for the gifts in everything

Look for the gifts in everything, especially when you are facing what appears to be a negative situation. Everything that we attract causes us to grow, which means that ultimately everything is for our own good.

Adjusting to a new path and a new direction will require new qualities and strengths, and these qualities are always exactly what we need to acquire in order to accomplish the great things ahead in our life.
- lessons from The Secret

huffington post: go to roatan!

Roatan is one of the few established islands in the Caribbean that still retains its authentic island charm. You get the comforts of the west as well as the quiet seclusion of the island. The people are extremely proud of their island which is also reflected in their warm and friendly natures. They live simple lives and work hard, yet enjoy all that their surroundings have to offer.
- Huffington Post

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.

See how this relates to Paya Bay.