Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Black iguanas on the rocks

 Protected as they are on the property, Paya Bay Resort is home to a thriving population of black iguanas. They can often be spotted sunning on the rocky shorelines between the beaches.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Mahoe Variegated Sea Hibicus

The Mahoe Variegated Sea Hibiscus puts out a beautiful yellow blossom. Once fully mature, the yellow flowers helicopter to the ground and pretty consistently land face up. The flowers then start a beautiful metamorphosis from yellow to a crimson read, carpeting under their tree with their beautiful designs. It's one of few flowers that, arguably, become prettier AFTER they fall from the tree.

 Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Island of Honduras,

Picture of the Day

A green iguana (Iguana iguana) catches some warming sun rays on a coconut frond. 

 Paya Bay Resort, Roatan,  Bay Islands of Honduras.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Fire Warrior 2021

 This New Year's Eve we continued the Paya Bay tradition of the Fire Warrior! Happy New Year, everyone!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wintry weather in Roatan

Today it's been a "cool" 75 degrees here in the Bay Islands as an Arctic cold front moves through the area. We've had some rough seas and squally, rainy weather.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Seawall to battle erosion

Adam, our new neighbor on the East side of the "Big Beach," is constructing a seawall at the base of the cliff with the goal stopping or minimizing the erosion of red mud into the bay. Over time this should result in a much clearer waters in this area, improving and enhancing its natural beauty. Adam has also done a major project to divert a gully that brought red mud into the bay during the rainy season.

Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras. 

Friday, September 17, 2021

15th of September, 2021 - 200 years of independence

This past September 15, Honduras and the Bay Islands celebrate 200 years of independence from Spain. It was a  gorgeous day here in paradise!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Fragrant sea palms

Marking the beginning of the Caribbean Spring, hundreds of sea palms (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) are flowering all over the property, enhancing the balmy sea breeze with their sweet fragrance, while also producing an abundance of nectar for the island bees.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.