Cayo Espanto

Cayo Espanto
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Cayo Espanto
Outside San Pedro
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Reviewed by Lena Katz

This private island resort off Belize's Ambergris Caye is a castaway's fantasy. Six villas are tucked amidst palm trees and lush landscaping, each with its own private dock. In addition, each villa has its own fully enclosed plunge pool except the overwater bungalow. (With that one, if you fancy a dip you can just jump off the pier into the ocean.) The indoor-outdoor design differs in each villa, but lots of little touches like outdoor showers, mosquito netting, bamboo furniture, and

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Beach Activities,Birding,Gourmet Dining,Kayaking,SCUBA Diving,Sailing,Saltwater Fishing,Sightseeing,Snorkeling,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Wildlife/Nature Programs
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Expert Review of Cayo Espanto

Beach Review of Cayo Espanto

By Away Travel Expert : Liza Prado
Beach Expert Rating 4.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Sailing,Scuba Diving,Snorkeling
Beach Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Just to be clear: this is a privately-owned island, but not a private island you'll have all to yourself (the website can be a bit unclear). There are six cabanas in total, and the island is small enough that you're likely to run into other guests if you do any walking around.