Cayo Espanto Resort

Cayo Espanto Resort

Cavo Espantois offers guests the most upscale, luxurious, and private treatment of any hotel in Belize. The resort is located on a private island three hours outside of San Pedro, and offers only the best of the best. In fact, in 2014, Fodors ranked it as one of the best hotels in the world for its "over-the-top luxury and service."

Active guests will be kept plenty busy at this all-inclusive resort, which offers easy access to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy fishing, kayaking, and parasailing at this beachfront location, among a number of other other options.

Located on the southwestern part of the island of Ambergris Caye, Cayo Espanto Resort, an all-inclusive complex, welcomes guests who are thinking about basing their vacation on this beautiful island. In case you're wondering, the center of San Pedro is two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the east.


Each of the 7 luxurious villas on the private island resort of Cayo Espanto is like a home away from home.

Casa Olita has a private dock, personal splash pool, walled garden, beautiful wood paneling interior, and heavenly soft Yves De Lormes sheets on the king-size bed.

Casa Manana is an ocean front villa that comes with a private dock, personal plunge pool, king-size bed covered in Egyptian cotton sheets, and granite counter tops and exotic hardwood cabinets.

With a large family-size personal pool, exotic hardwood furniture, and two ocean front bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and deck, the Casa Aurora villa is perfect for families.

Casa Estrella is a beautiful two-story, two-bedroom villa. The upstairs bedroom has an open-air design and hardwood floor while downstairs guests can soak up 180 degree view of the Caribbean, with doors on three sides opening directly to the sea. This villa also has a personal plunge pool, an alfresco shower, and a choice of twin or king sized beds covered in luxurious Yves De Lorme sheets.

Casa Brisa provides wonderful seclusion. From the private plunge pool on the private veranda, guests can soak up beautiful views of the turquoise lagoon. Other features of this lovely villa include cabbage bark ceilings, mosquito netting, large Santa Rosa verandas and private dock.

Casa Solana is a brand new Belizean bungalow. This one bedroom ocean-front house has all amenities the discerning traveler would expect like custom-crafted furnishings, infinity-edge pool, a private veranda, wrap-around deck and private dock. Guests are always enchanted by all of the sea life swimming right past their villa.

Casa Ventanas is a unique one bedroom, over-the-water bungalow 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 Caribbean Sea, Casa Ventanas is a postcard perfect window into the exotic marine world of Belize. Guests are always amazed by all of the sea life swimming right past or under their bungalow.

Cayo Espanto has a total of just 12 units, making it a moderately small property. Accordingly, it appeals to guests who prefer a unique and personalized atmosphere. This resort has been awarded a four and a half star rating, based on numerous measures, including service, amenities, and overall quality.

A list of the in-room conveniences available at Cayo Espanto Resort include:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Shower
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Toilet
  • Internet Access Port
  • Safe
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting Area
  • Private Bath
  • King Bed
  • Terrace
  • In-Room Jacuzzi
  • Air Conditioned
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen Bed
  • Telephone

Contact the property to ensure the availability of certain amenities, if it's a high priority for you.

Activities and Amenities

Besides the available in-room amenities, this resort also has several other amenities.

  • Live Entertainment
  • Yoga
  • Sailing
  • Parasailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Wind Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Scuba Diving
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Snorkeling

Because these details can sometimes change, it's always best to call with questions to be sure everything you're expecting is available. Visit this page to view an in-depth discussion about the types of recreation and activities that Cayo Espanto Resort has to offer.


Guests of the Cayo Espanto Resort will find succulent cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs using the freshest tropical ingredients. So it is breakfast in bed or a candle lit dinner on your private veranda, the personalized culinary creations are sure to titillate the taste buds.

Outside of on-site dining options, those looking for more culinary variety can also consider some of the region's other local mealtime selections. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will encounter a limited but good selection of restaurants beyond the property. It can be helpful to find out if there are suitable options in the area, even though Cayo Espanto has dining on-site. Click here for more information on this area's dining choices.

Guest Services

Also included with these accommodations are guest services -- including the ones shown below -- are ready to help you keep your entire time in Belize easy and enjoyable.

  • Maid Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Barber/Beauty Shop

Some may want to consider that this property also has a small set of business amenities, which is nice for those who must bring along business or attend meetings in this region.

  • Conference Facilities


You will notice a fair number of interesting sites and attractions in the vicinity of Cayo Espanto. Some of the closest attractions are Boca Del Rio Park and Ambergris Museum. Because this resort is located right on Tortuga Beach, it's a great place for those who want to thoroughly enjoy the sun, surf, and sand during their visit. When seeking a different place to relax by the water, there is also nearby Ambergris Caye Southeast.

One of the nearest areas of interest from the resort is San Pedro. If you want to see even more culture, food, and fun, take a side trip to some of the nearest towns to explore the sights and sounds they have to offer.

For the full discussion of what's near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Nr Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye

General: (888) 666-4282



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