Nestled amidst swaying palm trees, every building here has been designed to evoke the cool, calm essence of the Caribbean.
Located close to Belize’s famous cayes, Cayo Espanto is surrounded by sun, sea and coral reefs. This private island is nothing short of idyllic.
Accommodation & Facilities
Cayo Espanto’s guests have the choice between one of six beachfront villas and an overwater bungalow, complete with private dock. The 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom villas all boast their own brand of chic Caribbean design, while the private plunge pools and verandas provide the perfect place to unwind. Refreshing alfresco showers, complimentary Turkish bath robes and exquisite Egyptian cotton bedsheets add to the luxury. Casa Ventanas, the bungalow located 150 feet from the island and surrounded on all sides by glittering turquoise waters, is ideal for guests seeking something a little more intimate.
Helmed by Chef Patrick, a graduate of the esteemed California Culinary Academy, the dining experience at Cayo Espanto is a delight for the senses. The gourmet dishes on offer here – from coriander-crusted ahi tuna loin to toasted coconut macaroon cake – have won the culinary team numerous awards. Freshly caught seafood is a staple of the menu, and the carefully curated wine list caters for all tastes.
Belize boasts the second-largest barrier reef system in the world, and you can explore this natural wonder on private snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. Luxury yacht charters can be arranged for those who wish to stay above water, and guests can also partake in water sports like windsurfing, kite surfing and jet skiing. Birdwatching tours to nearby islands are an excellent choice for wildlife-lovers, while the mainland offers a wealth of natural and cultural sites to visit, including the ancient Mayan ruins of Caracol.
Children are welcome at Cayo Espanto, and extra beds can be provided for larger families.