Friday, November 28, 2014

jerry's giftshop, st. helene

Located on the main street in St. Helene (an island adjacent to Roatan), Jerry's Gift Shop is a must-stop for visitors to the island. The eight foot by eight foot rustic shack is as much a curiosity as Jerry's handcrafted souvenirs. Meeting and chatting with Jerry gives a lot of insight into the island's unique culture.

St. Helene, Bay Islands of Honduras. A boat trip to this interesting island is offered as an excursion option at Paya Bay Resort.

gratitude can transform your life

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?
- lessons from The Secret

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

paya from the sea

I accompanied our guests on a boat trip to Helene yesterday. I captured these photos as we were departing Paya Bay.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

photo of the day

My friend, Lisa Bronkhorst, came for a visit to Paya Bay. I took this photo of her relaxing at the Ananda Yoga Pavilion. Lisa says the Ananda Pavilion is one of her favorite spaces on Roatan.

Friday, November 14, 2014

update: buccaneer repair

After returning from their October vacations, Paya Bay's grounds team hit the ground running with the continuing repair of Buccaneer Landing. The area was severely damaged by a storm early this year. The guys harvest clumps of "bar mud" (sea grass roots and silty sand) to cover the rock platform.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay islands of Honduras

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

memories of bliss beach and the black iguana

The "crown jewel" of Paya Bay Resort, Bliss Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bay Islands. The recent addition of the Black Iguana beach bar has taken the beach to a new level of sublimeness.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras

Friday, November 7, 2014

the fascinating case of jordan axani

If your name is Elizabeth Gallagher, have a Canadian passport and love to travel, then a plane ticket for a trip around the world is waiting for you. The only catch is that you will have to travel with the ex-boyfriend of the original Elizabeth Gallagher who was scheduled to make the same trip with the then-love of her life. The plane ticket has been put up for grabs by Jordan Axani, a 28-year-old Toronto man who has started a social media firestorm with his offer. Axani posted the offer on Reddit Monday, explaining that he had booked the trip back in March with Gallagher, they have since broken up and the tickets are, “frankly so cheap and on so many different airlines that they're not worth the headache or money to cancel.” Axani’s around-the-world trip will start Dec. 21, in New York City and continue on to Milan, Prague, Paris, Bangkok and New Delhi before ending in Toronto Jan. 8. Axani wrote in his Reddit post that he is “not looking for anything in return” and that the person who uses the extra ticket can choose to either travel with him or take the ticket and go on her own.
- Yahoo News

The Paya Bay Connection. Mr. Axani was recently at Paya Bay Resort and posted the above photo (taken on the resort's grounds) on his Facebook timeline.

People around the world have recognized the landscape behind Mr. Axani as being Paya Bay and have forwarded us this scoop multiple times! Guess it's a small Facebook world...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014


I love this bar! I could spend my whole vacation right here!
-  a Paya guest this afternoon

starting a new season!

Paya Bay's new season is off to a roaring start with a group of twenty-six naturists from North America! In this photo, some of this week's guests enjoy happy times at the Black Iguana beach bar. Learn more about naturism at Paya Bay.