Thursday, June 26, 2014

snorkeling highlights

Handled expertly by my brother Tom, Paya Bay's snorkeling options include fun boat excursions from the resort's dock to multiple snorkeling spots inside the barrier reef system.

Snorkeling photos taken by our guests...

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

calimesa medical mission

Returning for a fourth year, the Calimesa Medical Mission are once again, this week, offering four days of free medical, dental, and vision services to people in the local community. The group of American health care professionals use a portion of Paya Bay's "beach house" as a temporary medical facility. The care and kindness they bring to Roatanians is much appreciated.

In the last photo, Team Paya members learn how to perform CPR. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

obama creates world’s largest ocean preserve

Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted Tuesday to create the world’s largest ocean preserve by expanding a national monument his predecessor established in waters thousands of miles from the American mainland.

The designation for a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean marks a major symbolic victory for environmentalists, who have urged the president to take action on his own to protect the planet as Congress turns its focus elsewhere. But the initiative will have limited practical implications because little fishing or drilling are taking place even without the new protections.

Protecting the world’s oceans and the vibrant ecosystems that thrive deep under the surface is a task that’s bigger than any one country but the U.S. must take the lead, Obama said, announcing the initiative during an ocean conservation conference.

“Let’s make sure that years from now we can look our children in the eye and tell them that, yes, we did our part, we took action, and we led the way toward a safer, more stable world,” Obama said in a video message.
- Washington Post 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

walking to the edge

Late this afternoon, special guests Gigi and James from Virginia took a walk to the "Edge of the Universe" chillout station to enjoy the Caribbean sunset.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

photo of the day

Relaxation as it can be experienced at the Black Iguana Beach Bar at Paya Bay Resort...

Photo: John & Deirdre - repeat clients, friends, and honorary board members.

Monday, June 9, 2014

seaside plunge pool

Special guests Amy and Joe from Texas relax in the plunge pool on Bliss Beach. Mere feet from the Caribbean Sea, this is one of the most awesome spots on the property!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

the magnificence of you

When you look at yourself and feel dissatisfaction about any part of you, you will continue to attract feelings of dissatisfaction, because the law mirrors back to you exactly what you are holding inside.

Be in awe and wonder at the magnificence of you!
- lessons from The Secret

Sunday, June 8, 2014

exclusive inclusive

This is the most exclusive inclusive place on Roatan.
- Rob, a Paya Bay guest

pure relaxation

Rob and Meghan, special guests from Atlanta, relax at the Black Iguana beach bar. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.