Departure from the Ordinary: Cayo Espanto, Belize
June 02, 2019
With our fast-paced lifestyles only getting faster, we all, at some time or another, yearn to escape to a distant place – away from our everyday, over-booked schedules – that brings back our spirit of adventure and relaxes and refreshes our senses. Today’s Outlook is pleased to introduce you to one such destination, ideally situated amongst the world’s second-largest coral reef off the Coast of Belize in Central America; a place where paradise and luxury merge as one.
Cayo Espanto is a four-acre private island three miles from San Pedro in Ambergris Caye, where the nearest airport is located. At Cayo Espanto, you are sure to experience a unique tropical destination that quenches the senses in a splendor that can only occur in the Caribbean under the azure sky and next to the aqua sea. Accommodations range from premium villas to smaller over-the-water bungalows, featuring amenities ranging from oversized robes, luxury soaps and bath products, to iced towels delivered while sunbathing, fresh towels laid by the pool, air conditioning, peddle boats, sea kayaks, catamaran, butlers pantry, CD/DVD library, wireless Internet, iPod docking station, stereo, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, and beds dressed in Yves De Lormes Egyptian linens.
With only six villas and a generous staff-to-guest ratio of two-to-one, you will always feel like you have the entire island to yourself. For the ultimate private experience, you actually have the option of renting out the island and keeping it all to yourself; absolutely perfect if total seclusion is what you need. A private sea front, freshwater plunge pool in every luxurious villa, romantic dining on your personal verandah or private dock, massages any time of day, private picnics and breathtaking sunsets – these are only some of the memories you will experience and cherish.
When you reach the island you will soon notice that it is all about the details at Cayo Espanto. The pampering begins upon arrival when you are greeted by the uniformed staff dockside and introduced to your personal houseman who will take care of your every need, be it large or be it small, throughout your stay. You can expect to begin your days with a beautiful and exotic fruit platter and as far as dining is concerned, the award-winning chefs create and custom-make a new three-meal menu daily in accordance with the survey you are asked to complete before your arrival on the island.
If letting the Caribbean Sea wash away your stress while napping in your personal hammock under swaying palm trees is slightly too slow-paced, there are other options to explore with custom-tailored private tours including diving and snorkeling charters and guided reef and deep-sea fishing trips. Tropical fish of every imaginable hue can be found within the aquamarine waters. Excursions to the mainland can be arranged as well to explore and discover the dense jungle interwoven with emerald-green rivers, lush mountains wrapped in gigantic trees, and forests carpeted with dazzling flowers and dense tropical foliage. Nestled within the jungles are the magnificent pyramid ruins and cities of an ancient Mayan civilization to be explored.
Cayo Espanto is the epitome of a tropical paradise fantasy, a definite slice of heaven on Earth!