Tuesday, December 25, 2012

holiday shoutouts

"What would Silky do?" - "Love" barely begins to describe our fiber optic connection, Scott Hayes!

"Davinci huuunnnngry!" - Kevincito, I love you with all my heart, you half-Cuban/half Redneck, bright, beautiful, happy, hilarious, love-splattering spirit!

"What do you mean 'It only gets better'? That sounds like comparison! Aren't we supposed to not compare?" - Lisa Bronkhorst you are a brilliant light in my life! I love you so much, Sweetie Sweetie.

"Ay Dios mio!" - Magali Hasser, le tengo tantísimo cariño, bella señora! Que viva la hermosa gente de Puerto Rico!

"Ay Anita, que malos somos! En serio... somos terribles! Jijijijiji!" - Ana Isabel Ponce. Sweet, pure, eternal love, my friend!

"Besito!!!!" - Comrade Doctor/Entrenched KGB Agent Kuznetsov. Jeffimushka, what bright, beautiful light you bring to this world! Don't outshine me, beyotch!

"You're just as crazy as I am, you crazy f_ck!" - Michelle Groover, I worship the day I met you! Love you so much, you succulent Georgia Peach.

"Bet it's as pink as bubblegum!" - Kurt Harvell, you have "trailer-in-the-sky" quality real estate in my heart! Pure, life-nourishing, unconditional love, Kurtcito!

"Yeah, that one is not too happy with me right now. Oops!" - Geoffrey Greene, words... forget it... impossible. You're the human version of late 80's/early 90's MDMA!

"I love you, D." - Kurt Edwins, our love/hate swirl of a friendship has come a long way. Ho, you know that - deep down - I love you to pieces. I've no doubt that if "push came to shove" you'd have my back (and vice-versa).

Monday, December 24, 2012

true forgiveness

True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience."
- Oprah Winfrey

paya through martha's eyes

Martha Tábora, a most excellent chef currently doing a consulting job with Paya's Food and Beverage Department, took these awesome photos of the property (and sunset) this afternoon. Good eye. Thanks for sharing, Tita!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

welcome to paya!

Yesterday, at the Ananda Pavilion, we held our always-popular wine and cheese welcome reception for our holiday guests ...

... team members Lorena, Zulema (a.k.a. Myrna), Evelyn, and Sharlett did setup ...

... Adam, the first guest to arrive for the event, had an opportunity to privately experience the Ananda space in all its magnificent, ethereal, energetic splendor ...

... he was soon followed by the rest of the gang!

Beautiful, good, happy energy. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

how you felt inside

Know yourself! Watch how you manifest the small things in life and think about how you felt inside with those things. Think about how easily they came. You will find that you thought of a small thing once and never thought about it again, and then it manifested.

What really happened was you didn't think any thoughts or speak any words which contradicted what you wanted, so the law of attraction was able to do its work.
- lessons from The Secret

Sunday, December 23, 2012

souls blossom

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust

happy holidays!

In an expression of our sincere gratitude for all their hard work this past year, Paya Bay held a holiday dinner at an off-site venue for our team members. It was awesome to bring a majority of Team Paya together for this joyous, celebratory occasion.

This same attitude of gratitude goes out to our wonderful guests, many of whom visit us year after year. Your much appreciated support helps us help so many people. Thank you and a hearfelt Happy Holidays from Paya Bay Resort!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

memories of 2012 (2)

It's been another fantastic year here at Paya Bay! This beautiful tropical flower continues to gently unfold. Some photos from the past twelve months...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

your better is best

Good, better, best; never let it rest 'til your good is better and your better is best.
- Unknown

memories of 2012 (1)

It's been another fantastic year here at Paya Bay! This beautiful tropical flower continues to gently unfold. Some photos from the past twelve months...

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

so much love to give

Our highest power is love, and it is one thing each of us has an unlimited amount of. How much love do you give to others in one day? Each day we have an opportunity to set out with this great, unlimited power in our possession, and pour it over every person and circumstance. Love is appreciating, complimenting, feeling gratitude, and speaking good words to others. We have so much love to give, and the more that we give, the more we receive.
- lessons from The Secret

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

zen rock

Another one of the just-completed chillout stations. An amazing spot! Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

for all

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
- Nelson Mandela

snorkeling pigeon cay

Located about an hour's boat ride from Paya Bay Resort, Pigeon Cay offers some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. Paya offers a weekly excursion to this gorgeous cay. Learn more.

Map image courtesy of Google Earth.

Monday, December 3, 2012

seeing yourself in joy

Every day, or at the very least once or twice a week, take a few minutes and focus on seeing yourself in joy. Feel yourself in joy. Imagine only joy ahead in your life and see yourself basking in it. As you do this the Universe will move all people, circumstances, and events to bring you that joy. You can't be in joy if you have money worries, or health worries, or relationship problems with friends or family. So deposit some joy in the bank of the Universe as often as you can. There isn't an investment that is more worthwhile.
- lessons from The Secret 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

chillout spot

This photo captures the extraordinary location of the chillout station that sits on the tip of the Alligator Nose rock formation. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

capable of living

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

hummers galore

These beautiful little birds are attracted by my mother's generous, consistent, unconditional love.

footbridge in the jungle

A wooden footbridge spanning a deep crevasse in the rocky terrain marks a very interesting section of the Sky Trail. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

an automatic infallible system

Imagine writing an email of what you want to the Universe. When you are happy that your email is very clear, you hit "Send" and you know your request has gone into the ethers. You also know that the Server of the Universe is an automatic system, and it doesn't question email requests. Its job is simply to fulfil every request.

If you begin to worry and stress that you haven't got what you wanted, then you have just sent another email to the Universe to stop your order. And then you wonder why you haven't received what you asked for.

Once you Ask, know that the Server of the Universe is an automatic infallible system that never fails, and expect to receive your request!
- lessons from The Secret 

making coconut oil

Under the shade of a seagrape tree, Ms. Lucinda husks coconuts to be used in making coconut oil. The mature coconuts are collected on Paya Bay's property. In exchange for processing the nuts, Ms. Lucinda gets 50% of the resulting product to sell, supplementing her income. Paya Bay Resort gets fresh, aromatic, organic coconut oil to use in specific recipes in our kitchen.

Friday, November 23, 2012

triumph over it

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

rising sun

There's something Dalí-esque about this picture.

Photo: Lisa Bronkhorst

creating a frequency

Whether you know it or not, today you are placing an order for your tomorrows from the catalogue of the Universe. Your predominant thoughts and feelings today are creating a frequency that is automatically determining your life tomorrow.

Feel good now and for the rest of the day, and make your tomorrows magnificent.
- lessons from The Secret


Special guests Bud and Tammy enjoy the surf after their sweet little wedding ceremony on Bliss Beach.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.