Paya Bay Resort
Travel Blogs from Roatan
... it lacked were the nurse sharks, southern stingrays and turtles! Well worth the US $3 water taxi fare each way.
One cruise ship Carnival Conquest was in port at Mahogany Bay today. ...
... off to find a beach and clean up a bit. We also had some water and I took some pictures of the area. It was quite relaxing.
After cleaning up our bodies and the buggies, we headed back to the office to return our buggies and then get back on the shuttle to return to our cruise ship.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention that Joanne and I were the only two people on the tour that were from NCL. The other people on the tour were ...
... nearly this many ...
... the van with two other people, a couple from Germany, Jose & Jurdis. Then Martan jumped in with us, he wore a UDC staff shirt. The van took us up to our hotel, a place called Mangoe Inn. We checked in and were shown to our room, mine is a 4 bedroom dorm but only myself in it at this stage. After settling in Jose, Jurdis & I all met Martan at the van to head down to the Dive Centre for orientation. On the way Martan pointed out some points of interest, bars, restaurants etc. ...
... your body, each deep inhale you feel yourself rise up and over a coral reef and with a long exhale you drop down to get a closer view of the ocean floor. It was such a special experience. We all agree it felt as though we were floating through a dream! We all passed our final exam and can't wait to explore dive spots around world!
We said goodbye to Camille and left the bay islands on a high after such a great week of relaxation and exploration. Next stop, Nicaragua.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Paya Bay Resort Roatan
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!