My husband and I were toying with the idea of going to Belize on our honeymoon. While searching for places to stay, we came upon Cayo Espanto in our search. As soon as we saw the website, we knew we HAD TO go to this magical place for part of our honeymoon!
Everything about Cayo Espanto was excellent (with the exception of one activity that I will touch on later in this review).
First we were greeted at the airport with a sign bearing out name and an very helpful employee that arranged all of the details for our ouddle jumper plane to take us out to where we needed to be to get to Cayo. Once in San Pedro, we were taken on a 7 minute boat ride to Cayo Espanto and were greeted with the entire staff waiting for us on the dock with Espanto Waves for us to drink. Our room was set up with flowers and a table was set with a delicious shrimp appetizer. The sunset was beautiful and neither of us could believe we were here!
We were given a walki talkie in order to communicate with the staff whenever we needed something and we certainly made use of it for yummy cocktails while lying out on our private dock. The food was excellent and served at the time that you want. You are given all the privacy you need and attention when you want it.
While we were there, we had a couple massage on the outer deck of our villa. The highlight of our trip was a private snorkel trip for my husband and I. Neither of us had never really been snorkeling before, and it proved to be awesome. I even held a nurse shark, was able to touch a stingray, swam over huge turtles as they were eating on the group and with a giant school of fish. On the way back, our boat driver saw dolphins jumping out of the water and drove over to them and they jumped out of the water by our boat. Awesome! We were even greeted with the cocktail of our choice when we got back to the island.
The negative experience we had was our lunch on a private beach. We were driven out on a boat for about 15 minutes to a remote location where a table with umbrella and food were set up for us. We were given a cell phone and instructed to call when we wer ready to get picked up. Unlike at Cayo Espanto, where there are stratgeically placed mosquito killers, there were none on this island and giant biting flies were very eager to bite my sunlotioned body. They even followed me way out into the ocean as I tried to escape them. These things were like 5 times the size of a normal housefly. I was pretty miserable on that little trip.
Our plunge pool was fantastic and everything was seriously the best ever. I am definatley spoiled after that trip. After Cayo Espanto we went on to stay at Blancaneaux Lodge and then Trutle Inn. Both pale in comparison to what you get at Cayo.
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- Also Known As:
- Cayo Espanto San Pedro
- Cayo Espanto Resort San Pedro
- Cayo Espanto Belize/San Pedro