Cayo Espanto

Discover your own private island at Cayo Espanto, Belize, where paradise and luxury come together as one. This five-star, world class resort offers travelers the best life has to offer. We invite you to spend your evenings enchanted and your days engulfed in the Caribbean waters that surround each private villa. Located three miles off the coast of San Pedro, Belize, Cayo Espanto is truly an unforgettable private island retreat. All of Cayo Espanto’s seven premium villas are seafront and on the beach with private pools.

Spend your day with a custom excursion including scuba diving, fishing, mainland adventure tours and private luxury yacht tours. At the end of your day, the spa awaits!

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. Enjoy this private island paradise.

When you arrive at Cayo Espanto, your only worry will be where to relax first: in the plunge pool, at the water’s edge, or on the twin lounge chairs at the end of your very own dock. No worries about jockeying for position on the sand; the seven beach villas are situated so that you may not see another guest for the duration of your stay.


1200-1500+ square feet villa with private dock, private plunge pool, walled garden and alfresco showers. Enjoy the best natural breezes on the island in Casa Brisa. Relax your mind and your body in your private plunge pool positioned on your private verandah, for beautiful views of our turquoise lagoon. Spend your days soaking up the spectacular Caribbean vista from your own private dock. Choose between a pair of twin beds or one king bed in your secluded hideaway, which also features exquisite Yves De Lormes sheets, cabbage bark ceilings, mosquito netting, large Santa Rosa verandahs and private dock.


Treat yourself like a star in our exquisite two-story, two-bedroom villa. Gaze at the sparkling Caribbean from your spectacular second story view. Your upstairs bedroom has an open-air design and hardwood floors. Devote some time to yourself. Downstairs guests will be busy appreciating a 180 degree view of the Caribbean, with doors on three sides opening directly to 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 De Lorme sheets. Two bedroom (2100-2600 square feet).


The one bedroom, over-the-water bungalow is designed in the same style as all of our other villas. It is thoughtfully appointed with every imaginable comfort, custom-crafted furnishings and amenities. This unique bungalow is the most intimate, romantic and most popular accommodation on the island. Casa Ventanas is 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 into the exotic water world of Belize. Guests are always enchanted by all of the sea life swimming right past or under their bungalow. One bedroom (1100 square feet).

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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 or exotic jungle tours.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving the second largest barrier reef in the world is not to be missed. Cayo Espanto is within 15-20 minutes of some of the world’s best and most famous dive sites. Private trips are easily arranged. Guests who wish to dive the Blue Hole should choose a private charter that our staff will be happy to arrange for you. The Dive Masters are available for private charter trips all along the reef.


Snorkeling in Hol Chan, Belize’s National Marine Park, has been named by USA Today as one of the world’s top ten snorkeling sites. Private charters to Hol Chan are available and the staff is happy to plan every detail. This is a must do when at Cayo Espanto. This is a truly unforgettable experience with our dive guides exploring the amazing underwater world below.

Private Getaway

Start your day with private-guided snorkeling amidst the colorful tropical fish along the barrier reef. Afterwards, your guide will help you catch your own lunch (fish, conch and or lobster). Then you head to the beach where your guide will cook the “catch of the day” while you enjoy a cold beverage of your choice and relax in your shaded lounge chairs.

Bird Watching

Trips to nearby protected islands, Cayo Rosario and Bird Caye, are amazing experiences for all. These islands are very close to Cayo Espanto and are home to many types of birds. (spoonbill, pelican, frigates just to name a few). The adventure allows guests to walk around and through mangrove. This tour is highlighted by the Belize Audubon Society.

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is always a favorite activity for guests of Cayo Espanto Hundreds of bonefish have made their home around Cayo Espanto, and with your houseman spotting fish for you, we gurantee great success all around the island. The hard sea-bottom immediately around the island provides for unusually easy wading. In addition to wading around the island, guests may hire a guide and boat for some wonderful flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon and permit.

Mayan Ruins

Daily excursions to the mainland of Belize offer fantastic adventure opportunities. Mayan ruins include Altun Ha, Caracol (pictured), Lamanai, and Xunantunich, and are a must see. River trips and visits to inland spas are included along the way. The incredible mayan civilization left huge remains that are accessible through incredible jungle forest. Visitors will find many types of birds, reptiles, and plants and flowers of incredible diversity.