Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Study: Global warming is killing the Great Barrier Reef

Marine heat waves caused by global warming are killing off the corals of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef system, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The Great Barrier Reef experienced an extended marine heat wave in 2016 that caused massive coral bleaching and die-off. Most of the impact was along 500 miles of the northern Great Barrier Reef, its most pristine region. The reef endured coral bleaching in 1998 and 2002, but the northern region sustained only minor damage then. Global heat and coral bleaching began to increase in 2014 and continued through 2017; this event meant that marine heat waves causing bleaching struck three-quarters of the world's coral reefs and that the heat waves that cause corals to die struck almost a third, the researchers said. The 2016 marine heat wave caused the most severe and catastrophic coral bleaching event the Great Barrier Reef has ever experienced, the study found. Overall, these events have affected every part of the reef.
- CNN

photo of the day


Coconut tree on Bliss Beach. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Monday, April 16, 2018

25th Anniversary Special


We're Feeling 25! Paya Bay is celebrating 25 years of Bliss this summer!  Learn more!

a magnificent trail

The Sky Trail, which leads to the Ananda Yoga Pavilion, is one of the most interesting and beautiful nature trails at Paya. These photos are from the eastern portion of the trail.

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Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

building the labyrinth

Last week we completed the platform for Paya's new meditational labyrinth, and yesterday (with the kind assistance of Susie Leiper) we completed the marking of the concentric circles that form the design. With this new meditational feature, Paya Bay continues to consolidate itself as a world-class wellness center.






Completed design with the turns added.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Caribbean Spring on Bliss

A study of Bliss Beach on a sunny Spring day in the Caribbean. This time of year is when we have some of our best weather here in the Bay Islands. Come visit!












Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Friday, April 6, 2018

a walk in the garden

After what was a very copious rainy season this year, all the plants are covered in flowers at the moment in Paya's garden.











Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.