• Cayo Espanto, Belize

About Cayo Espanto

About Cayo Espanto

Situated three miles off the coast of Belize, the private island of Cayo Espanto epitomises luxury. While staying in your artfully furnished villa, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the glittering Caribbean Sea and be attended to by your own personal houseman. White sands, palm trees, private verandas and azure waters make this every inch a tropical paradise. You can even book the entire island for yourself, with space for up to 18 guests.


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.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Cayo Espanto, and extra beds can be provided for larger families.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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