Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Taking zen to bliss

A mindful walk on the Zen Path to Bliss Beach is the perfect cure for the winter blues.

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Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

The beautiful cacti of Paya Bay

Parts of the property at Paya Bay are rugged rock formations. These rocky areas are home to several varieties of cacti that add a special kind of beauty with their interesting "civil engineering." The incredible variety of plant life is part of the Magic of Paya!

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Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Article: Blue spaces: why time spent near water is the secret of happiness


In recent years, stressed-out urbanites have been seeking refuge in green spaces, for which the proven positive impacts on physical and mental health are often cited in arguments for more inner-city parks and accessible woodlands. The benefits of “blue space” – the sea and coastline, but also rivers, lakes, canals, waterfalls, even fountains – are less well publicised, yet the science has been consistent for at least a decade: being by water is good for body and mind.

Proximity to water – especially the sea – is associated with many positive measures of physical and mental wellbeing, from higher levels of vitamin D to better social relations. “Many of the processes are exactly the same as with green space – with some added benefits,” says Dr Mathew White, a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and an environmental psychologist with BlueHealth, a programme researching the health and wellbeing benefits of blue space across 18 (mostly European) countries.

An extensive 2013 study on happiness in natural environments – to White’s mind, “one of the best ever” – prompted 20,000 smartphone users to record their sense of wellbeing and their immediate environment at random intervals. Marine and coastal margins were found by some distance to be the happiest locations, with responses approximately six points higher than in a continuous urban environment. The researchers equated it to “the difference between attending an exhibition and doing housework”.
- The Guardian  > Health and wellbeing

The Fire Island Experience

There's nothing like a Fire Island Experience. This fire ritual is a must do when at Paya Bay!

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Spend the Holidays at Paya!

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

2020 Early Bird Sale!

The 2020 Paya Calendar has been published!


Learn more about Paya Bay's 2020 Early Bird Sale!

Article: Rising sea levels threaten hundreds of millions -- and it's much worse than we thought


Global sea levels are expected to rise between two to seven feet (0.6 meters to 2.1 meters) -- and possibly more -- over the course of the 21st century. And by 2050, land that is currently home to about 300 million people will fall below the elevation of the average annual coastal flood -- meaning they could face severe floods at least once a year. By 2100, land that is home to 200 million people could sit permanently below the high tide line, rendering those coastal areas all but unlivable. "The results indicate that, yes, a great deal more people are on vulnerable land than we thought," said Benjamin Strauss, one of the study's co-authors and CEO of non-profit organization Climate Central. He added that these affected regions need to take immediate action to avoid the impending "economic and humanitarian catastrophe."
- CNN