Escape to your own exotic private island: Cayo Espanto

Cayo Espanto, a luxury island beach resort off the coast of Belize, is elevating the private-island experience to a higher plane.

Cayo Espanto is all about pampered relaxation, privacy and service, as the guest book, replete with honeymoon testimonials, affirms.

As a landmass, there isn’t much to Cayo. A sandy path winds through a forest of palms down the center of the 4-acre island, branching off to each breezy, mahogany detailed villa, which is screened from its neighbors by silver-trunked black mangrove trees. The focus is on the spectacular villas. And their focus is on the outside world of turquoise and royal blue. The island rises just a foot or two above the surrounding waters, which are the favorite haunt of bonefish. The elusive speedsters are sport fishing’s most prized catch, and Cayo Espanto, Spirit Island, could be named for these silver ghosts of the flats. But it isn’t really about the fish.

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The Ultimate Retreat

World class snorkeling, Scuba diving, catered meals, attentive staff, and massages are all a little piece of wonderful which awaits you at Cayo Espanto. Anglers come from all over the globe for the unbelievable fly fishing and climate. Whether it is bonefish, tarpon, barracuda, parrot fish or snappers, the chase is all around. Graced with an average temperature ranging from 23C (73F) in the winter to 29C (84F) in the summer, Cayo Espanto has the perfect weather for a dream vacation.

Your Undiscovered Paradise Awaits

Located three miles from San Pedro in the calm waters of the Western Caribbean, off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is truly a spectacular and private retreat. Although Belize is less than two hours from Miami and Houston, it remains virtually undiscovered.

Cayo Espanto dining


Once you arrive at Cayo Espanto, the award winning chefs leave no decisions for you to make. A new menu is created daily to perfectly suit your tastes, based on a survey you are asked to fill out before you even arrive on the island.

Winners of awards from all over the globe, Cayo Espanto’s master culinary artists prepare the most succulent dishes with the freshest tropical ingredients in the world. Whether it is breakfast in bed or a candle lit dinner on your personal veranda, the epicurean cuisine at Cayo Espanto is nothing short of tantalizing. The personalized creations are an awakening to the palate.

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A stay at Cayo Espanto is about discovering the tropical islands and enjoying the water.

Although most of our guests come to Cayo Espanto to relax in privacy, there are others who spend their time exploring – by land or sea.

You can choose to explore the world’s second-largest barrier-reef system, where the diving is exceptional. You can also go bonefishing, partake in water sports off the beach, like windsurfing or catamaran sailing. We also offer bird watching tours, private cruises, picnic excursions, spa services or exotic jungle tours.

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Cayo Espanto Spa Services


We built our reputation on luxurious surroundings and personal attention. So it’s only natural that we would provide spa experiences worthy of the name Cayo Espanto. Relax and rejuvenate with spa treatments in your own private oasis.

Enjoy the luxury services of an on-site massage therapist. Our spa menu offers manicures, pedicures, facials, scrubs, ear candling, aromatherapy and more – all in the comfort and privacy of your own villa.

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