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Located three miles from San Pedro, Belize, Cayo Espanto is a luxurious world-class private island Belize resort. Call 1.888.666.4282 to plan your luxury island …Cayo Espanto…Cayo Espanto Private Island Resort in Belize…

Cayo Espanto is a private island located off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea. Cayo Espanto’s landmass totals 4-acres. A sandy path winds through a forest of palm trees down the center of the small island, branching off to each of the seven mahogany detailed villas. Silver-trunked black mangrove trees screen each villa to create privacy. The island rises just a foot or two above the surrounding waters, which are a favored spot for bonefish. Cayo Espanto has a tropical climate, with average temperatures ranging from 23C (73F) in January to 29C (84F) in July.

The island’s seven beach villas range in size from 1,000 square feet up to 2,500 square feet. Each villa is staffed with its own houseman and assistant, who serve as a private butler and concierge to staying guests, as well as a personal chef, and housekeeper. Each villa also features a private infinity plunge pool, except for the over-water villa, which includes a glass floor to view underwater sea life. There is a helicopter pad, spa, gym, dive shop and dining palapa on the island. Guests have the option to rent the entire island for up to 18 guests total. Cayo Espanto is located approximately 804 miles (1295 km) from Miami, Florida, with an approximate flight time of two hours.

Since Cayo Espanto opened in 1998, the private island has received over 40 prestigious travel awards and been featured on numerous magazine covers including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and Caribbean Travel & Life. Celebrity guests include Robert De Niro, Penélope Cruz, Harrison Ford, Tiger Woods, Shaquille O’Neal, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and most auspiciously, Leonardo DiCaprio, who is partnering with Cayo Espanto’s developer and owner to create Blackadore Caye, another private island venture in Belize. Blackadore, at over 100 acres (40 ha), will have perhaps 125 homes in addition to a resort.

On July 19, 2010, on a wedding-themed episode of The Price Is Right, a newly married couple won a week-long honeymoon here, as part of their Showcase.