Cayo Espanto

Cayo Espanto Island, Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize, Belize
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Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at check-in
  • Complimentary house wine with dinner
  • One spa treatment per person
  • Half-day private boat charter with snorkel trip

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Hideaway on private four-acre islet, 10 minutes by boat from Ambergris Caye. Seven cottages (maximum 18 guests) have king-size beds, lavish baths, stylish living areas, separate dining spaces and private beachfront sundecks with heated infinity plunge pools; overwater bungalow with glass floor at the end of a 150-foot dock. All rooms have personal butlers. Delicious meals tailored for each guest are served on private verandas. Calm and very shallow translucent waters are ideal for bonefishing, but not for swimming. Spa treatments available; also small gym. Kayaking, guided fishing excursions, catamaran sailing, plus snorkeling/scuba diving charters to the renowned Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

Rates

Casa Solano Beach Villa, from $1,595 (all meals and house bar included; minimum stay required).

Standard Inclusions:

Rates include all meals, snacks, house beverages (excluding wine, Champagne and cordials), personal butler, Wi-Fi, use of non-motorized watersports, San Pedro Airport meet-and-greet and scheduled boat launch to/from San Pedro and Cayo Espanto.

These published rates, in US dollars, serve only as a guideline for travel planning and may vary based on season, currency exchange rates and other factors. The latest rates, including preferred Andrew Harper rates, are available to our subscribers booking online, directly with the hotels or through the Andrew Harper Travel Office. When booking direct, always provide your Andrew Harper subscriber number. Subscriber benefits are available only in conjunction with Andrew Harper rates.

From our Readers

Amcalister November 27, 2011 | 20:30:36
My husband and I loved Cayo Espanto. We went for my birthday last summer and Obed and Eddie did a fabulous job making our week special. They would carefully place our dinner table in different places in our villa, on the nearby beach and even on the other side of the island so we could watch the beautiful perfect sunset. They would decorate our dinner area with tiki torches and candle lights and have everything set up perfect each time. We had a great time scuba diving off the barrier reef (close by) and the massages were wonderful! All and all we had a wonderful vacation and we can’t wait to go back again.
From Our Members September 20, 2011 | 11:51:23
Cayo Espanto was amazing.. top class service, great rooms, great food.. and overall really cool place.  We can't wait to go back, it will probably have to be a 10 year anniversary though:)
From Our Members July 26, 2011 | 10:54:43
We really liked both rooms.  Solana was nice and new.. very secluded on the end of the island and the best place for the sunsets.  It had a lot of deck space and a nice large plunge pool.  Manana was also very nice.. it had a lot more interior room than solana, but less deck space.  This is probably why there is a price difference.  They are described as both having 1500 sq ft of space, solana didn't, manana probably did.  It was in between two other villas so a little less privacy, but I think it was preferred by us, since it had more shade.  Don't think you can go wrong with either.   June 2011
From Our Members July 26, 2011 | 10:54:25
Cayo Espanto was amazing.. top class service, great rooms, great food.. and overall really cool place.  We can't wait to go back, it will probably have to be a 10 year anniversary though:) June 2011
Travel Office February 17, 2010 | 11:51:41

Harper Member Critique - Cayo Espanto, Belize
 
Travel Date:  Dec 2009
 
"Thanks for the email inquiring about our recent trip to Belize and our stay Cayo Espanto. It is a wonderful and unique property!
We have had the privilege of extensive travel over the years for business as well as pleasure and have stayed in some wonderful places. I would say Cayo Espanto is on the top 5 list! The island is magical, and the villa was so well thought out: its spaces, dipping pool, amenities (rain ponchos and a Yoga mat in the closet, Primrose toiletries!), view, privacy....even the resident dog, Buddy, for the guests to pet and love on.
 
The service by our Houseman, Obed, was fantastic. He anticipated our every need and want before we even knew what it was that we may have needed or wanted! He created a wonderful dining experience with each meal. He would move the teak table to a different location: inside the villa or on the deck by the dipping pool; at the end of the dock so we could watch the moon rise; shielded from the wind on a particularly gusty day. He was just thoughtful in every way....and respected our privacy!
 
The snorkeling guides, Victor and Joel, took us to many lovely snorkeling places each of 3 days. We even went spear fishing and got 2 lobsters and a hog fish which the chef prepared for dinner that night. All in all a very wonderful experience with caring, thoughtful and well trained staff.
 
The food was very good, not great. Some of the meals were a bit under seasoned/spiced for our tastes, which admittedly are half-way to the wild side (we had indicated on our pre-arrival survey that we like very spicy food). On the other hand, the food presentation was gorgeous, and a constant delight.  Also, in the survey we pre-sent, we specified no bananas or avocados but three meals contained them so that was a detail they missed. The terrible consequence was that we had to tell them "no avocado" a couple of times and pick a few green slimy things out of a salad or two.
 Bedside reading lights could only be controlled from one side which made it a bit awkward if one of us wanted to read later than the other. It would be nice if they could figure out how to correct this."MO

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Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at check-in
  • Complimentary house wine with dinner
  • One spa treatment per person
  • Half-day private boat charter with snorkel trip

Amenities

24-hour Room Service
Air-Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Beachfront
Bedside Reading Lamp
Butler
Children Welcome
Coffeemaker
Concierge
Deepsea Fishing
DVD Player
Fitness Center
Fly Fishing
Golf
Hair Dryer
Heliport
Hiking
Housekeeping Daily
In-Room Movies
iPod Docking Station/MP3 Player
Kayaking
Laundry
Minibar with Refrigerator
Outdoor Swimming Pool, Unheated
Robes
Roll-away/Crib Available
Room Service
Safe
SCUBA Diving
Sightseeing Tours
Snorkeling
Spa
Spa Treatment
Telephone
TV
Wireless Internet in Public Areas
Wireless Internet, Complimentary

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