Paya Bay Resort
Travel Blogs from Roatan
We went Scuba diving for the first time. After a quick class on equipment and safety we were on a boat to the dive site. We dove 30 feet down and swam around the coral reef. We both agreed it might have been the coolest thing we'd ever done (not as good as getting married of course but right on par with ...
... Iguanas live to be 35 years old, 5 to 6 feet long. If they have been in the sun, their color is more orange than the normal brown. On the pier, we saw barricuda and tarpon swimming in the clear water.
Our next stop was to Cindy's Paradise Place, a home owned by Joe and Cindy. They are former residents of the US. The view from their home of the sea, the reef, flowers, coconut trees, and hummingbirds is breathtaking. They sell ...
Tuesday 5 - Friday 9 February
The following morning I went down to the dive centre for a "tune up" dive which is basically a memory refresher for the skills I learnt when I did my open water certification, which I definitely needed after so long without diving. It went fine, until I had to take my mask off underwater and for some reason I freaked out and had to come up to the surface as I managed to get a load of salt water up my nose and then had a pain in my chest. ...
... Open Water course could be something she’d look at. Given that number 1 was out of the question, we all turned to Belinda and asked ‘..what the hell are you going to do?’
We’d rented an apartment and had planned to spend 7 days on the island. The place had a kitchen which meant we could avoid some of the costly dining out and buy booze in cost effective measures like domestic bottles of rum, rather than $2 beers at the bars. And it ...
... and down the road in the distance, a lawnmower, and someone raking their yard nearby. Pierre is on the other side of the room studying hard, and we’re listening to a Putomayo Presents Africa Album. Occasionally, I can hear the chatter of geckos - I think they live under the refrigerator :)
So… I thought today I’d point out a few of the quirky things about ...
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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!