Paya Bay Resort
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... The diving was fairly enjoyable, seeing a heap of coral and reef fish. The downside was that the dive spot was covered in jellyfish, although they didn't seem to be the stinging type. After the first dive the weather packed in....we still managed to get another dive in that afternoon. It was an enjoyable trip with fairly decent diving, average weather and entertaining company.
The next day I decided to go out on one more dive. The weather ...
... after hearing some average reviews decided to skip it and head straight for Utila with Martijn and Lesley.
So the next morning the four of us embarked on our trip across the country to reach the small Island of Utila which is just off the coast on the Caribbean side. Our first bus took us to the murder capital of the world, San Pedro Sula, where on average more than three murders occur each day. Surviving this ...
... the Burrito instead of trying to come up with their own thing for the same thing… or better yet, cook something entirely different.
Getting largely sick of the heart attack ***** diet now… I had found a cheap place for Baleada’s, as the old fat woman boss, sat at the front on her stool, watching soaps and demanding people around, day in day out as if she herself was some caricature rather than a real person, but then she practically doubled her price for ...
... town, it was clear that the dive shops here weren’t as slick as Utila and were definitely more expensive. So watching the wallet, we decided to forego diving at this stage. Instead we headed back home and hung out at home, swam, cooked up a storm and generally took it easy. With this new plush house that we had acquired, we decided to stay in and enjoy it and we did with a cheese, crackers and red wine night on the deck at sunset. Can life get any better - I think ...
... Into taxis and somehow got most of our bags into the trunk / boot and off to the port we headed.
Caught the 4.30 pm ferry for the 90 minute trip over to Roatan Island which is the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands.
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Paya Bay resort is on the VERY quiet East end of the Island. If you're coming to dive then this is without doubt the place to stay. If you want gourmet food and nightlife stay somewhere else (West end)
Paya Bay is a beautiful, secluded resort on the East side of Roatan. Although Paya Bay does not have a 48' dive boat or a collection of dolphins all penned up.....they do offer PERSONAL SERVICE!!!! At Paya Bay there are only about 8 rooms, so you will not be lost in the crowd. The food at Paya Bay is great...but chef Charlie is always willing to accomodate to your needs or tastes and Tom will make drinks guaranteed to make you relax. If you want to get away from it all (including tv)...and enjoy world class diving...then Paya Bay is the best.
Fantastic retreat and service
Felt like being with close friends and family all week.warm and inviting. best location on Roatan. remote and peaceful. 2 private beaches. excellent diving w/their own dive masters. rooms with ocean balconies, classy and comfortable.delicious meals. only 15 other guests. Will be back!
If you're looking for an intimate, off the beaten path resort where you are treated like family and dive undisturbed by other dive boats, book your trip now for Paya Bay which sits on the East end of Roatan. We just returned from a one week all-inclusive stay in a cottage-like room at Paya Bay and thoroughly enjoyed the varied and wonderful meals cooked to order - no buffet lines here! The dive crew is friendly and knowledgeable of the area and follow the 'look don't touch' mantra. Unfortunately, we hear that dive resorts on the West end of Roatan regularly feed and harass for the entertainment of visiting divers. Our gear was rinsed and hung nightly for us - all we had to do was show up and enjoy all that the reefs have to offer. Be ready for sensory overload on some dives where there's so much to see you don't know where to look. Lovely people, great diving, good food and beautiful views.
My wife and I just returned from an NCL cruise which stopped at the island of Roatan. We heard reviews of Paya Bay but never imagined it would be this good. We had spent the days at our other ports near town, site seeing and decided to do an excursion on Roatan since we had never been to that island before. It is a long drive to get out to the resort but made for a good tour of the island. The location of the resort is sweet: sitting atop a bluff with two basically private beaches. We were the only people there from the cruise but they had 4 guests at the resort spending a week, whom we had lunch with.
We were on the Island of Roatan, a few months ago. I must say our stay at Paya Bay Beach Resort was one of the best we've ever had. Its a familly owned and operated resort. The food was autentic Island , or quite an elaborate selection of latin and American cuizine.
My trip to Paya Bay was fantastic! I went there last year, and have already made reservations to go next year. The service and sincere kindness of the owners and employees was wonderfully refreshing. The laid back atmosphere, fresh air, beautiful scenery, scuba diving/snorkeling, boat tour to neighboring cays, culture, bright sunshine, and so much more was everything I (or anyone) could want in a vacation. Truly an amazing place; you must go there!