This five-star private island paradise in Belize has just about anything you have ever dreamt of but shyly brushed off with the hazy rationale of impossibility alongside shameful vanity.
Previous temporary home to vacationing celebs Tiger Woods, Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Caprio, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt and many others, there is a reason such A-listers feud and frat over booking the exclusive Cayo Espanto.
The island’s striking boutique hotel is embellished with seven elegantly decorated wooden villas. Spread around the island with just enough spacing between each hut to guarantee a sensation of total privacy, those same villas are hidden in a forest of exotic palm trees, their rustling leaves setting a serene environment from above.
Each villa has an attached infinity edge plunge pool with a private dock and a hammock to lounge on while watching the mesmerizing sunsets.
Entering the villa, an interior spa-like washroom assures a zen experience while carrying out a simple task, like rinsing off in the alfresco showers. Such a pampering experience must come at a certain price, and while staying on the private island does not come cheap, three chef-made meals handed out throughout the course of the day, in addition to drinks that keep on coming.
The working staff at the resort are referred to as “housemen,” since they provide a service like no other and are there to attend their guests’ every request.
In order to maintain the sacred sensation of being marooned, the “housemen” make sure to announce their arrival with a “hello” before popping up with delectable delicacies and delicious cocktails. The hospitable staff-to-guest ratio is of two-to-one, assuring a highly personalized level of service.
Cayo Espanto defines relaxation with its extraordinary marine life, mouth-watering meals and marooned milieu. When reluctantly returning to reality, one is bound to never forget the island of dreams.