Saturday, May 31, 2014

blissed out friends

My friends Carlos and Egberto are spending the weekend at Paya. They both live on the Honduran mainland; Carlos in Copán and Egberto in Tegucigalpa. This is their second visit to the resort. I shot some photos of the boys relaxing in the plunge pool on Bliss Beach yesterday.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

northwood gold

Guests from Minnesota brought us maple syrup they harvest from their own land. Delicious! Can't wait to have some with banana pancakes.

Monday, May 26, 2014

coppertone ad moment

My friend Layle came to Paya for a visit yesterday. She and her dog Charlie always have a blast on Bliss Beach when they are here. Yesterday's romp included a funny "Coppertone ad" moment! (last photo)

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

manage your thoughts and feelings

Isn't it great to know that you cannot control your world from the outside? To try and control things on the outside feels impossible because it would take so much work, and in fact it is impossible according to the law of attraction.

To change your world all you have to do is manage your thoughts and feelings on the inside of you, and then your whole world changes.
- lessons from The Secret

Sunday, May 25, 2014

photo of the day

Bright early afternoon sun reflects off the sea surrounding the "alligator nose" rock formation as seen from the main deck. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Special guests Randy and Susanne of Houston relax while enjoying a late afternoon cocktail on the "Moon Deck" of the Black Iguana beach bar. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 certificate of excellence

We received word today that Paya Bay Resort has been awarded TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence. Yay! Way to go Team Paya! This is the second year in a row we've received this award. Many thanks to our many kind guests who take from their own precious time to write reviews about their Paya Bay experiences.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

give joy

Every single day, no matter who you meet in the day - friends, family, work colleagues, strangers - give joy to them. Give a smile or a compliment or kind words or kind actions, but give joy! Do your best to make sure that every single person you meet has a better day because they saw you. This might sound like it is not connected with you and your life, but believe me it is inseparably connected through cosmic law.

As you give joy to every person you meet, you bring joy to YOU. The more you can give joy to others, the more you will bring the joy back to you.
- lessons from The Secret

Sunday, May 18, 2014

sunset from sky

Late afternoon vistas from the Sky Trail. There's so much beautiful nature to enjoy on this trail!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014


Revisiting lovely Bliss Beach.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

ultimately everything is good

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 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

coral reefs in jeopardy

The industrial age of fossil fuels has severely changed the Earth's ocean ecosystems. Our oceans absorb about one-third of human-caused carbon-dioxide, but unfortunately rising emissions have surpassed what the oceans can sustainably absorb.

As the world continues to burn fossil fuels at an increasing rate, people are pumping more and more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which act like a blanket over the Earth, causing the planet to warm. The warming and the increased carbon dioxide in the oceans are combining to put coral reefs, some of the most biodiverse and important ecosystems on the planet, in jeopardy.
- Yahoo News

Thursday, May 8, 2014

repairing buccaneer

Repairs to storm-damaged Buccaneer Landing have been proceeding at a brisk pace recently. This is hot, HOT, hard, HARD work. If you are a fan of this special spot at Paya, please consider a gesture of gratitude for our extraordinary grounds team the next time you visit the resort.

How Buccaneer Landing looked before the storm damage...

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

video: #selfie

This music video is hilarious and fun! You can add your own selfie to it. Cutting-edge interactive media. In the new digital, interconnected, software-driven world just about anything is possible. U.S. Americans can be so clever!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

could you feel better?

It is important to remember that it is your thoughts and feelings together that create with the law of attraction, and you cannot separate them. Also remember that it's your feelings that are summing up your overall frequency and telling you what you are creating in this moment.

So how are you feeling right now? Could you feel better? Well then, do what it takes right now to feel better.
- lessons from The Secret

Sunday, May 4, 2014

the general

Repeat client, today: Davinci, I understand you are now The General.

Me: Ha, ha, ha! What do you mean, "The General"? You mean like an army General?

Repeat client: That is what I mean: The General.

new paya generation

During the recent Labor Day festivities held on Bliss Beach, a special guest posed with our two youngest team members. With their sweetness, good manners, and great attitudes, Erick (l) and Omar (r) bring much good energy to Team Paya. A server in the resort's restaurant, Erick has mastered the English language in only an amazing five months! Still of school age, Omar works part time as an assistant in the food service department during the week and attends school on weekends. Monies he earns help him cover his school expenses. These two exceptional young men had just returned from sea kayaking when this photo was taken. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

labor day, 2014

In celebration of worldwide Labor Day (May 1st), this afternoon we held a beach BBQ party for Paya Bay's amazing team. Staff members spent a relaxed, good energy time enjoying the new Black Iguana beach bar facility on Bliss Beach. The party included door prizes and fun games like dominoes and beach soccer.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.