Cayo Espanto is a premier luxe island resort in Belize that has welcomed back guests, aligning with the country’s reopening of the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport. Cayo Espanto reopened with the recognition by the Belize Tourism Board as a Tourism Gold Standard Hotel, citing the private island escape as one of the top destination resorts in the country for an upcoming stay.

Cayo Espanto is an award-winning private island ideally located in the calm waters of the Western Caribbean, three miles off coast of San Pedro, Belize. Each of the resort’s five-star accommodations (including one over-the-water bungalow) offers the ultimate in attentive service with private butler and personal chef, while at the same time embodying the fantasy of having the entire island to yourself.

Each of the resort’s seven villas includes a private dock, pool, a butler, beach area, personalized meal hand crafted by the on-island chef (using local and fresh ingredients) and concierge services. Island activities such as non-motorized water experiences (i.e., SUP boarding, kayaking), fishing, snorkeling, movie night on the beach and more are all included in each guests’ stay.

Travelers can enjoy a private yacht day with an afternoon picnic on an exclusive beach and a helicopter tour over the Great Blue Hole the next. The resort’s personal yacht and helicopter launch pad located on the island allows guests to enjoy such activities with ease and convenience. The resort also offers full-island rentals that best fit groups of up to 18 – or less if travelers simply prefer to rent out the entire island for their getaway.

“We are thrilled to once again welcome travelers to our intimate island paradise,” said General Manager David Benzaquen. “There is no better place for a secluded escape than a private island resort. Our staff is fully prepared to once again create unforgettable and tailored experiences for each of our guests.”

Guests can fly fish right outside their door; opt for scuba diving or snorkeling excursions at the second largest barrier reef in the world. Home to a helipad and private yacht, travelers can choose to exclusively explore all that Belize has to offer via unique vantage points from land, sea and air transportation.

Cayo Espanto: Safety Protocols

Measures of health and safety procedures identified by the Belizean Government and the World Health Organization set the foundation for which Cayo Espanto has built their protocols and staff training procedures, including:

  • Use of face masks and hand sanitization by all resort employees
  • Increased frequency in cleanings of all areas of the private resort
  • Provide guests with disinfectant, hand sanitizer and hand wipes
  • Arranging of private tours, including aboard yacht or helicopter

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Personalized service, award-winning hospitality and secluded setting have made the private island the ultimate option for sophisticated travelers. Every detail is carefully thought out to create the best experience customized to preferences stipulated by each guest. Concierge services extend to assisting throughout the guest journey to the island, including a private 15-minute boat ride from San Pedro, Belize directly to each visitor’s own exclusive villa.

“Cayo Espanto’s health and safety protocols allow us to offer the same grandeur experience our resort has earned the reputation of providing while simultaneously ensuring the safest option in paradise for every guest,” continued Benzaquen. 

Remember, guests and groups who prefer to have their choice of all seven villas on the island throughout their stay can book a full island buyout, ideal for intimate weddings, celebrations, holidays and more. For more information on Cayo Espanto or to make a reservation, visit