Where do you go when you've been everywhere? Cayo Espanto. This 4-acre private island offers five one-bedroom villas (in addition to 2 two-bedroom villas) that are ideal for vacationers seeking privacy, amenities, and the "wow" factor. Located off the coast of Belize, guests can take advantage of fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, birdwatching, and sightseeing tours. They can kayak, walk the beach, explore the island, or simply do nothing at all. Lounge in the sun, cool off in your private plunge pool, have a cold drink before eating the meal your chef has prepared, or enjoy the view from your private deck. Everything is included; everything has been arranged. All you have to do is put on the sunscreen and smile.
This uber luxurious boutique resort is comprised of seven sublimely decorated wooden villas. Think Swiss Family Robinson, only a million times better.
The Casa Olita Beach Villa boasts a plunge pool, private deck, alfresco showers and a walled garden.
Casa Manana Beach offers a 180-degree vista of the Caribbean, private plunge pool and personal dock.
Oceanfront Casa Solana Beach Villa has a private infinity pool to lounge in, a private verandah, and killer sunset views.
A stay in Casa Brisa Beach Villa includes a private verandah, lagoon views, a private dock and a private plunge pool.
Casa Estrella is a grand two-story sunrise/sunset villa with infinity plunge pool.
Casa Aurora, a premium oceanfront villa with the island's larges private beach and largest infinity plunge pool.
For complete privacy, you can opt for a stay in Casa Ventana. No need for a private plunge pool with this one – it’s perched out to sea on its own wooden pontoon.
Intimate and romantic, Casa Ventana is encircled by the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea.
While the environs are certainly luxurious, what sets this private paradise apart from other getaways is their top-notch service. Actually, you can’t even see the top notch from where Cayo Espanto is perched. Staying here over Christmas? Chances are, they’ll be able to snag a decorated Christmas tree for you to have during your stay. A guest once requested smoked salmon. Since it wasn’t easily available on the island, the chef built a smoker and smoked it himself. Now that’s customer service.
Before guests arrive, they fill out a questionnaire, which provides the resort a snapshot of the guest’s culinary tastes. Staff tailors all facets of the guests’ stay – drink preferences, music playing in their villa upon arrival, favorite snacks stocked in the pantry. In addition, the resort chef creates a daily menu of dishes after meeting each morning with the guests.
Kayaks, pedal boats, fishing rods and other non-motorized sports equipment are available for guest use. There’s also a boundless scope of excursions – like diving, snorkeling, historical tours, and golf.
If we didn’t already have you at “private island”, here are a few other perks you can expect during a stay at Cayo Espanto.
· Airport transfer
· Spa treatments
· Free WiFi throughout the island
· Yves Delorme linens
· Flat screen TVs
· iPod docking station
· Pretty much whatever you want – whenever you want it.
1 total: 1 king size
small waterside private plunge pool
A/C throughout Villa
Great for 2 couples
Water Sports Equipment
On-Site Gym Equipment
Family w/older children
Private island in Belize
Staff Total: 28
Water Sports Equipment
Cayo Espanto Staff will meet you outside Customs at the Belize International Airport. Guests flying to San Pedro, will proceed around the corner to Maya Island Air where they check in for their flight. Round trip travel on Island Air costs about $126 US including taxes and fees. 17 minute flight. You can pay with a credit card. All the arrangements can be made for you. Flights are frequent. A five passenger Cessna 206 can be chartered for about $350.00 US (one way). This is an excellent option that can reduce wait times.
The flight time is 17 minutes. You will be met at the San Pedro airport by the Cayo Espanto staff and taken via golf cart directly to one of their shuttle boats just a few hundred yards away. You will enjoy a 7 minute ride to Cayo Espanto. Your luggage will be handled for you the entire time.
If you have made prior arrangements with Cayo Espanto to be met at the International Airport for transfer to the island via boat shuttle, you will be met just beyond customs. The staff will then take you on a 5 minute taxi ride to the boat and then a one-hour ride directly to Cayo Espanto. The charge for this service is $500.00 US and is available weather permitting.
AC: fully air-conditioned
Personal Butler Service, 3 tailored meals per day; guest's favorite snacks; rack bar drinks, beer, sodas, fruit juice, bottled water (drinks exclude wine, dessert wine, champagne and cordials); San Pedro Airport Greeting; Cayo Espanto offers a scheduled, daytime, boat launch to/from San Pedro daily and all non-motorized activities (this includes the use of sea kayaks and sail boat)
Welcome! A crib and child care services can be arranged upon request.