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Paya Bay Resort
Ranked #18 of 42 Hotels in Roatan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was a really fun location. Far from the crowds in West Bay, close to kite boarding action. The property is lush and rambling, with hammocks, palapas and lounge chairs tucked away and sporting jaw dropping views. The food was healthy, fresh and delicious, I sure wish I could find that coffee at home! Plenty to do, or not, it's the perfect vacation.

Room Tip: All the rooms have views, they are spacious, and they all have air conditioning.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Katharine A
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very special place - remote and private. Clothing optional adds absolutely unique atmosphere! Resort has only 12 rooms and very often you can enjoy one of the beaches on your own!
Rooms on the cliff are out of this world! Balcony provides unbelievable view, sea breeze and sound of crushing waves!
Restaurant is good - great cocktails and view to dream about!
Staff is great! Our special thanks to Merci - I only mentioned that cliff rooms look great and she moved us to one of these rooms right away!
We loved every moment of our stay!!!

Room Tip: Cliff room is great!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Yelena M
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We visited Paya Bay for a day trip while we were on a cruise. We absolutely loved it. Everyone treated us very nicely and the private beaches were gorgeous. They even provided us our own room to change and shower in. We now plan on our next vacation going straight to this resort instead of visiting by cruise ship.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank buddymason97
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

I loved the beautiful property on the remote East end of the island. Several pathways to explore. Small family owned business with friendly staff willing to go the extra mile to make you feel welcome. Wonderful pavilion overlooking the crystal blue sea, and beautiful sunset for evening yoga practice. I had lovely room with a king bed and sitting area and rather large balcony. (The only issue with the room was cold showers. Not a huge issue as after a day in the sun it was somewhat refreshing, however it would have been nice if I would have been informed before hand). Not sure if it was just in my building as on of the other ladies in our group was in the next room said the same. Overall it was an amazing stay, and recommend if you're looking for a place to get away from the fast pace life and just relax this is the place to go.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank glenieforet
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

It was our third return trip to Paya Bay in Feb 2017, this time for 3 weeks. Almost like they could control the weather, there was only one day of cooler temperature and some rain. Our needs are simple. Tranquility, sun, sand, the ocean, food, and drinks. The atmosphere is very laid back, but staff will go a long way to cater to your needs, simply ask. Davinci, Lurlene, and Marci are always present and ready to help, as are any of the staff. The 22 acre property always has something new to discover from quiet coves to sun bathe, yoga pavilion with a view die for, hiking nature trails, caves and chill out spots, not to mention 3 beaches. We saw a green iguana for the first time on this trip. Their business model is simple and focused on catering to their clientele, they will not pressure you into any activities, but if snorkeling or scuba diving is your passion they will arrange for both easily.
We had a great time. Admittedly we have simple needs but if you are looking for simple accommodation in a beautiful and tranquil setting of sand, sun, and ocean, au naturel then this is the place. The view from the Black Iguana at happy hour is picture perfect. We are booked to return in November to once again escape the dreaded Canadian Winter and reconnect with the staff and the hot beach.
I would not say this is a great place for families as there really is nothing for kids to do. Great for couples looking to just relax and be together.

Room Tip: I love the cliff side rooms but they are small compared to the rest.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Main Highway, East End, Roatan 00000, Honduras
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Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Roatan
Price Range: $188 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paya Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paya Bay Beach Resort is Roatan's Ultimate Escape. Located on the pristine east end, it is Roatan's premier boutique hotel. Perched atop a bluff with private beaches on each side, Paya Bay features 10 uniquely designed rooms and an amazing restaurant. Paya Bay's on-site dive operation, Dive Roatan, specializes in underwater tours and training for one to ten divers. Paya Bay also offers: flats fishing, boat tours, hiking and of course relaxation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paya Bay Hotel Roatan
Paya Bay Beach Dive Hotel
Paya Bay Beach Dive Resort
Paya Bay Resort Roatan, Bay Islands

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