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Paya Bay Resort

Main Highway, East End, Roatan 00000 Honduras
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#18 of 47 hotels in Roatan
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Free airport transportation
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Clothes rack
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Alex R wrote a review Apr 2020
Mexico City, Mexico4 contributions
This is by far the best clothing optional small resort I ever been in terms of location and service. The staff are beyond great, incredibly friendly, the food is great and the restaurant can cook any request with everything fresh. The property is huge with just a few rooms, plenty of walking paths and scattered palapas in hidden spots with stunning views, any naturists guest will really enjoy naked walks, sunbathing and plenty of areas to relax. I have stayed at the resort more tham 8 times over the years, the worst part is when you have to leave.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
spookycow wrote a review Mar 2020
Saskatoon, Canada21 contributions24 helpful votes
As you see I gave this place a 3 out of 5 but not because we don't love it there. We have been there several times and will continue to go there because we do love it but it is not anywhere near up to the standard of many other places we have been. It needs some maintenance. Things that needed attention last year still need it. A wobbly toilet, pealing paint, empty plunge pool, big boat not operating right, refuse along some paths, etc keep it from being 5 star. The trip advisor write up says there is an on site dive centre, there is not. They will arrange for and take you to the resort 10 min. down the coast where Tropical Island Divers operate from. TID is excellent and very accommodating. I have never had a group of more than 6 divers on the boat and no other dive boats any where near us. Just be aware it is not at Paya Bay resort. The staff at Paya Bay are the most pleasant we have ever dealt with anywhere in the world. The food choices are limited but the quality is exceptional and is much better than any 5 star I have ever been to. If it's not on the menu just ask and the cook will make it for you if possible. The beaches are beautiful and being on a peninsula, if one is windy the other is calm. Snorkelling from shore is possible and and there are some coral formations within easy swimming distance. We have seen star fish, eels, rays, lobster,etc. Tom will take you by boat out to better coral formations if you ask. Most guests are naturists but not all. I have not seen anyone made to be uncomfortable if they chose to be clothed or not. What to do at this resort is tan, snorkel, swim, eat, walk the trails, have a massage, do some yoga, visit and enjoy life the way it should be. If you want a party go to the west end. If you want a relaxing, naturist rest with fantastic people this is the place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: All are good, clean and comfortable. A bit rustic compared to other Caribbean resorts.
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Davinci M, General Manager at Paya Bay Resort
Responded May 15, 2020
Paya Bay's management would like to thank this reviewer for bringing these issues to our attention. We will take steps to up improve our maintenance efforts. For the record, the plunge pool is usually available 95% of the year, it must have been an exception you experienced if it was not filled during your stay. It would be tremendously helpful if you could send us an email detailing where exactly we can locate the issues you cited (eg. peeling paint, refuse on trails, etc.). We are aware the big boat needs capital investment. We recently put some real estate up for sale in order to raise capital for this and other big projects we have in the works. We hope on your next visit you will see improvements. Thank you for your support of our small business. Paya Bay Resort Management
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NCTraveler wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions6 helpful votes
Having just returned from a 10 day visit to Paya Bay, my wife and I were pleased to know that everything we enjoy and like about this resort continues--the friendly and helpful staff, the natural beauty of the resort and area, and the great casual atmosphere. The food is great, varied and served with style. The change we did note was the snorkeling reef actually seems MORE healthy than ever--living coral and a multitude of sea life! "Captain Tom" runs the snorkel boat and every day is a new adventure. This was about our sixth visit, and we plan to return as soon as we can. Truly is a visit to a "Garden of Eden".
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Favorite rooms are numbers 1-4 which are cantilevered over the cliff--slept with window and door...
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thomjane wrote a review Mar 2020
Parry Sound, Canada119 contributions33 helpful votes
We were staying in Sandy Bay but one day decided to drive to Playa Bay for lunch. It is a really nice drive, easy road, . Our lunch was very good and we got to look around. What a beautiful setting. The rooms set in the cliff overlooking the ocean are so picturesque. Very friendly staff and nice beaches. It was a cloudy day so no one was on the beach?
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Joseph102 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Paya Bay has all you need for a relaxing vacation. The staff has generally been the same over the last 10 years in which we have been there. They are very pleasant and helpful. The food is outstanding with the same cooks also for many years. They are masters at preparing plentiful lobsters, shrimp, other seafood. Meat and vegetable dishes are also generously available. Wraps and pitas are also on the menu. We tried all of the dishes and would have kept going but our two week stay came to it's end. Also not to be missed are the homemade desserts. The beaches are well cared for and swimming is perfect. There are plenty of sunbeds with many shaded areas. We snorkled many times with Capt. Tom who makes two trips out to the reef each day. This is a unique property with very beautiful grounds and an elevated yoga pavillion that provides majestic overlooking views of the Carribean. As you can see, we love staying at Paya Bay and will be back many times to come.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
$107 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paya Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Paya Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Camp Bay Beach (1.6 miles) and Isery Club (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Paya Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Paya Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Paya Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Paya Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paya Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Sirena de Camp Bay, The Crow's Nest, and BJ's Backyard.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Paya Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Paya Bay Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Paya Bay Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Paya Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.