Tuesday, January 15, 2019

guests from faraway lands


Karen from Canada (left) enjoys cocktails at the Black Iguana beach bar with Roger and Mila from Australia. This is Roger and Mila's second visit to Paya Bay!

CNN: The oceans are warming faster than scientists thought


The world's oceans are warming at an accelerated rate and are much warmer than scientists thought -- and things could get a lot worse if nothing is done to stop climate change, according to a new study. The data, published in Thursday's edition of the journal Science, shows that the oceans have experienced consistent changes since the late 1950s and have gotten a lot warmer since the 1960s. The oceans are heating up much faster than scientists calculated in the UN assessment of climate change released in 2014.
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Though a warmer ocean might make for a more pleasant swim, it carries deadly consequences. A warmer ocean causes sea level to rise, bringing problems like dangerous coastal flooding. It leads to the loss of sea ice, heating the waters even further. It can affect the jet stream, allowing cold Arctic air to reach farther south, making winters more intense, and endanger the lives of animals that depend on sea ice like penguins and polar bears. A warmer ocean also contributes to increases in rainfall and leads to stronger and longer-lasting storms like Hurricanes Florence and Harvey.
- CNN

Monday, January 14, 2019

Paya Yoga

The spectacular photography that's possible at the Ananda Yoga Pavilion is one of the reasons Paya Bay continues to consolidate its popularity as a destination for yoga retreats. Book your yoga retreat with us today!

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Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Photos: Rebecca Rome https://www.romeifyouwanttoyoga.com/

bridge work completed

Work has been completed on the Buccaneer Landing bridge. It is higher above sea level and as good as new. A great spot for an afternoon swim in the lagoon.

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Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

rebuilding Buccaneer bridge

As part of ongoing resort maintenance we are currently rebuilding the little bridge in Buccaneer Landing.






Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Roatan bans plastic straws


The mayor of Roatán in the Bay Islands on Tuesday banned the use of plastic straws in restaurants, cafes and shops. The municipality established a fine of 500 to 2,500 lempiras [US$20 to US$103] for those who break the law. Also, repeat offenders will pay, additionally, 10 lempiras per straw found in the establishment and will be exposed to their business being closed. The measure was taken with the aim of protecting the environment, wildlife and coral reefs that are affected by pollution and the use of plastics.
- La Tribuna (Spanish) 

This is great news for the Bay Islands' environment. Hopefully Santos Guardiola, the other municipality on the island, will follow suit.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year 2019!

This year's New Year's Eve fire cleansing ritual, the Fire Warrior, was a beautiful, exciting success! Happy New Year, everyone!







Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.