Sunday, May 31, 2015

the power of gratitude

We can never bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we have. In fact, if somebody was completely and utterly grateful for everything, they would never have to ask for anything, because it would be given to them before they even asked.

That is the power of Gratitude.
- lessons from The Secret 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

french harbour kids

Local island children in the town of French Harbour.

Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras

Friday, May 22, 2015

more seaside

Photos of another section of the Seaside Trail, also recently repaired. In this area of the property the natural landscapes are exceptionally beautiful.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"brochure" weather

The summer months of June through September are when we experience some of our nicest weather here in Roatan. My friend Lisa jokingly calls it "brochure" weather. The ever present sea breezes ensure that ambient temperatures rarely rise above a balmy 31 degrees Celsius (approximately 88 degress Fahrenheit). Here are photos of magnificent Bliss Beach in all its summer glory.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

sunset yoga

In these photos, master yogi Marilou Lavallee leads an ethereal sunset yoga session at the Ananda Pavilion.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

electronic music festival

Awesome entertainment options are coming to Roatan as the the island's tourism-focused economy continues its steady growth.

healthiest reefs

Roatan has the healthiest reefs in the region encompassing Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. The organization Healthy Reefs International today presented at [the Honduras] Government House the latest report on the health of the Great Mesoamerican Reef. Ian Drysdale, Coordinator for Healthy Reef Honduras said that Honduras has to celebrate having the best reef health of the four countries. "Honduras has the highest biomass of herbivorous fish of the region, and Roatan qualified as the subregion with the highest quality of the Mesoamerican reef," he said.
Let's keep it this way! Translated from Diario El Heraldo [spanish]

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

the seaside trail is also back online!

After completing the Buccaneer repair project, the next area of focus has been the Seaside Trail, which runs from Secret Cove through Buccaneer Landing and all the way to the boat docks. This much improved version of the trail is both more level (less ups and downs) and noticeably wider. Guests who run/walk on our nature trails for exercise will be pleased with these improvements. Both Buccaneer Landing and the Seaside Trail were heavily damaged by a freakishly strong winter storm in January, 2014.

We're resilient in the face of adversity thanks largely to the support of our awesome, loyal clients. We are extremely grateful. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

buccaneer is back!

It took a lot of time and hard work, but we're happy to announce that Buccaneer Landing is now completely repaired and back online!

It remains one of the sweetest spots to enjoy a sunset in the nude on the island! Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Monday, May 11, 2015

big honduran wedding

Paya Bay recently hosted the wedding extravaganza of a couple from San Pedro Sula (Honduras' second city). These photos were taken in the hours leading up to the big event.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

cool dogs

During this morning's walk Thelma and Louise decided to take a cooling dip in the shallow sea pools near Shell Beach.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Island of Honduras.