Monday, February 29, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

video: the milky way as we've never seen it before

This video takes a close look at a new image of the Milky Way released to mark the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL). The APEX telescope in Chile has mapped the full area of the Galactic Plane visible from the southern hemisphere for the first time at submillimetre wavelengths — between infrared light and radio waves — and in finer detail than recent space-based surveys.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

video: our sun in 2015

The sun is always changing and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is always watching. Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, SDO keeps a 24-hour eye on the entire disk of the sun, with a prime view of the graceful dance of solar material coursing through the sun's atmosphere, the corona. SDO's sixth year in orbit was no exception. This video shows that entire sixth year -- from Jan. 1, 2015, to Jan. 28, 2016, as one time-lapse sequence.
- YouTube

Sunday, February 14, 2016

happy love day!

Celebrating the sacred gift of love, today we hosted a delicious Valentine's Day buffet brunch at the resort's restaurant...

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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!