The Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort is world renowned and has been hosting tourists in West Bay for over a decade. It was one of the first hotels built on this beach, blending timeless architecture with one of the most luscious gardens on the island.
In August 2009, the hotel was acquired by the McNab family. Kyle McNab approached this challenge with great enthusiasm. The Mayan Princess had a reputation to uphold and yet renovations and innovations were needed to excel in the very competitive West Bay market. “I decided to do this because I think all island businesses need to be more conscious about our island environment and I wanted the Mayan Princess to lead the way in West Bay.” says Kyle.
Besides adding 12 rooms, a dive center, 2 new restaurants and the Beach Club N San
Simon, the resort envisions a 60-room expansion in 2015. One of the most important steps they took in their upgrade plan was to address their growing sewage treatment needs. They called upon the leading experts on Roatan, ACME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, to help them develop the first N rate, comprehensive system they required. ACME designed a full new system using the renowned Pirana aerator units as the core of the new wastewater treatment system. The Pirana is an aerobic system that includes an aerator and a select species of bacteria that digest the wastes produced from toilets, showers and kitchens. These bacteria have the capacity of digesting and removing suspended organic materials in the water. They grow and multiply extremely fast. Once the water passes through an environment of these bacteria, the water is highly clarified and odorless. When effluent water leaves the last tank, its quality surpasses all of the Honduran environmental standards. The nitrogen N rich treated water is distributed throughout the lush Mayan Princess grounds and gardens using underground irrigation systems designed by ACME. With this investment in technology, the Mayan Princess has become an environmental leader in West Bay. They embraced their responsibility to treat their waste waters and took their place as island innovators by using their treated waters for the irrigation of their gardens, preserving the island’s limited fresh water resources.
According to Dan Taylor, the president of ACME, “It was great to work with Kyle and a premier island resort which allowed us to showcase several of the products for which we are the exclusive dealers. It is exciting to help the Mayan Princess treat their sewage waters which helps protect West Bay and the entire island.” The Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort continues to lead the way as environmentally conscious leader of Roatan.