The territory that comprises Paya Bay is known as the Repúblika Paya. Repúblika Paya is a State of Mind. Imagine a place where the human warmth is only surpassed by the warmth of the sun. A place where Love is god and where people are kind. A place where the smiles are warm and genuine. A place where unconditional acceptance is the goal. A place where you can be you. A place where the energy is always good. A place where you are special and everything goes right for you.
Our mantra is Feel Good, Be Happy. It is about giving yourself permission to do exactly that! We believe that it is easier for people to both Feel Good and Be Happy when they are surrounded by Good Energy.
We realize we are caretakers of a beautiful little section of our planet. It's our goal to practice sustainable development so that the next generations of visitors to our island can continue to enjoy this special place.
The resort sits atop a huge vein of energy-enhancing quartz crystals. A Mayan Shaman explained that one of the reasons people report feeling so good at Paya Bay is a result of the presence of these crystals.
Paya Bay was once their home and their energy can still be felt in the woods and radiating from the rocks. Peaceful hunter-gatherers, the Payas lived in harmony with the land and the sea.
A beautiful part of our multi-ethnic culture here in Roatan are the Garifunas. Never enslaved and only slightly Christianized, the Garifunas retain much of their original African culture and spiritual practices.
Paya Bay Resort is an active supporter of the conservation efforts promulgated by the Roatan Marine Park organization. We want to do all we can to help conserve our beautuful, unique marine environment.
As we continue to develop the property, one of the key concepts that guides us is harmony. Harmonious Development means, for example, leaving refuge areas for the indigenous wildlife.