The Resort and Villas, Cayo Espanto

Private Islands

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Located three miles from Ambergris Caye in the Northern Cayes, Cayo Espanto is a truly spectacular private island, with a reputation built on exclusivity, luxury and personal attention. With only seven villas and one bungalow on the entire island, the emphasis is on relaxation and tranquility for a completely restoring and rejuvenating retreat.

Languish in your own private heated plunge pool at the water’s edge, or on the twin lounge chairs at the end of your very own private dock. The villas are carefully positioned so that you may not see another guest for the duration of your stay – just you, alone with the elements, and the ones you love.

Highlights include a dedicated butler service, exquisite island and international cuisine tailored to your personal preferences, in-villa spa treatments, a small gym, reading library, CD/DVD selection, free WiFi throughout the island, flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, Yves Delorme linen and Lady Primrose toiletries.

This is not a place to stay if you are looking for a party, but if you’re looking to escape the world, then you won’t find better.

From the moment your feet touch the sand at Cayo Espanto, you will experience unrivalled service and all the amenities you need for a flawless vacation.

Features include:

  • CD library, stereo and iPod docking station
  • Satellite 32” or 42” TV and DVD player with video library
  • Wireless Internet
  • Yoga mat
  • Fitness equipment (upon request)
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Personal houseman
  • Full service staff
  • Housekeeping and complimentary laundry service
  • Yves De Lormes premium Egyptian cotton bedding
  • Oversized Turkish robes
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans in every villa
  • Private verandah or sundeck
  • Hand made hammocks
  • Dual line, direct dial telephone

Your stay at Cayo Espanto includes the following amenities:

  • Transportation between Cayo Espanto and San Pedro
  • Non-motorized sports with pedal boats, sea kayaks, and sailboats
  • Three meals a day and access to personal butler’s pantry for snacks

Also available via concierge, the following can be arranged at an additional charge:

  • Professional massage therapist
  • Mayan ruin expeditions and jungle trips
  • Motor boats and fishing guides
  • Diving and snorkeling
  • Fine wines, cigars and cognacs
  • Island Boutique

Casa Olita

Casa Olita will charm you with its seclusion and sophisticated touches. Soak up the pristine Caribbean vistas from your private dock, take a dip in your personal plunge pool or cool off in the alfresco showers. Other luxurious touches include a king size bed dressed in Yves Delormes sheets, Zirocotte and Jobillo wood paneling, and mosquito netting.

Casa Manana Beach Villa

Complete with a private dock and personal plunge pool, Casa Manana’s features a king size bed with sumptuous Egyptian cotton sheets, which is positioned in the center of the villa with a 180 degree wrap-around view of the Caribbean. Other beautiful features include granite counter tops and exotic hardwood cabinets.

Casa Brisa Beach Villa

Benefiting from the best natural breezes on the island, Casa Brisa’s plunge pool is positioned on your personal verandah for spectacular views of the azul lagoon. Choose between a pair of twin beds or one king bed in your secluded hideaway, which also features Yves Delormes sheets, cabbage bark ceilings, mosquito netting, large Santa Rosa verandahs and a private dock.

Casa Solana Beach Villa

Casa Solana is secluded on the western tip of the island, allowing you to witness the most spectacular sunsets. With distinctive Caribbean architecture and chic island décor, Casa Solano creates a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere for you to unwind, with an expansive verandah, separate dining area, private infinity plunge pool and dock.

Casa Estrella Luxury Beach Villa

Consider yourself a star in Casa Estrella, a beautiful two-story, two-bedroom villa. The upstairs bedroom has an open-air design and hardwood floors. Downstairs you can enjoy a 180 degree view of the Caribbean, with doors on three sides opening directly onto the sea. Clearly distinguishable by its grand size, Casa Estrella also features a personal plunge pool, an alfresco shower, and a choice of twin or king sized beds dressed in Yves Delorme linens.

Casa Aurora Beach Villa

With two bedrooms that can be furnished with either king beds or four twins, Casa Aurora offers the best flexibility, whether for a family, a group of friends or two couples. Your personal pool is the largest on the island and the two oceanfront bedrooms each have sleek baths and a personal deck. Casa Aurora is also adorned with exotic hardwood furniture and Yves Delorme linens.

Casa Ventanas Over-Water Bungalow

The one bedroom, over-the-water bungalow is appointed with every imaginable comfort, custom-crafted furnishings and amenities. This unique bungalow is the most intimate, romantic and in-demand accommodation on the island. Casa Ventanas is perched at the end of a dock that stretches over 150 feet off the island for the ultimate in privacy. Surrounded on all sides by the beautiful, turquoise blue Caribbean Sea, Casa Ventanas is a picture perfect window on the exotic water world of Belize.

The resort’s master chefs individually cater every meal to your own preferences, based on a survey you are asked to fill out before you even arrive on the island, using the freshest tropical ingredients, all brought to your private dining room by your personal butler. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or a candle lit dinner on your private veranda, the epicurean cuisine at Cayo Espanto is nothing short of world class

Your Head Chef is Patrick Houghton, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and trained in European, French and Italian cuisine. Patrick combines the structure of his formal training and authentic techniques with soulful creativity and innovation.

Cayo Espanto takes great pride in offering culinary treasures whilst using the amazing local products Belize offers.

All rates are per night, per couple, per house (except full island bookings) – including meals and drinks. Rates start from $1,695 per night and are subject to 9% hotel tax and 15% service charge.

Rates include:

– Personal butler service.

– All meals and drinks: 3 tailored meals per day; guests’ favorite snacks; rack bar drinks, beer, sodas, fruit juice, bottled water (drinks exclude wine, dessert wine, champagne and cordials).

– San Pedro Airport Greeting and transfer.  Cayo Espanto offers a scheduled, daytime, boat launch to/from San Pedro daily.

– All non-motorized activities (this includes the use of sea kayaks and sail boat)

Contact us for specific rates based on time of travel and group size.

Treated like Royalty – “This has been the most enchanting, memorable, romantic and beautiful trip – a honeymoon unsurpassed even in our dreams. Elio and Larry were perfect in their graceful attendance, and we were humbled by being treated like royalty. The diving and fishing with German was spectacular and all of the food beautiful in its presentation and exquisite in taste. Truly the only problem with Cayo Espanto is having to leave… though we will meet again”. Scott & Carli H. – San Francisco, CA – Casa Brisa

Most memorable time in our lives – “An extraordinary location, extraordinary staff makes for a most memorable time in our lives. Snorkeling with German and Felix, birthday dinner served expertly by Carlos, lazy afternoons by the pool, and afternoon of birdwatching, could there be more? A very special thank you to a most attentive staff – Carlos, you are certain to be a future hotelier of your own! We look forward to our return and reunion with our friends at Cayo Espanto”. Rich & Fifi C. – Buckingham, PA

A beautiful hideaway in tropical paradise – “You have created a beautiful hideaway in tropical paradise – thank you for sharing it with us as we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary – a long way from the church in Australia where we married. On Cayo Espanto, we dined by candle light surrounded by ocean, under a rising full moon. We lazed in the sun, drinking wonderful cocktails, lay cuddling in hammocks swayed by evening breezes, and woke to wonderful breakfasts. Thank you Obed and Mariano – we won’t forget our “knock knock” men. Thank you for a very special time in our lives”. Lisa & Ian D.

Heaven exists! Heaven exists! – “We found it in Cayo Espanto! Of all the places we have stayed at, we have never visited a place where the entire staff made us feel as if they were here for only us… talk about being spoiled! Thank you to all the chefs for rising to the challenge of meeting our special needs, yet maintaining that gourmet quality. Thanks to German and Felix to adding the thrill of swimming among sharks. Thanks to Brenda for pampering our bodies… mud… seaweed. Thanks for everyone for taking such good care of us. We will be back!” Claire & Ori – France