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Best Winter Vacation in Belize

By David Benzaquen 12/19/2019 5 minutes

The sun is dropping back into the sky earlier each day as the weather gets colder and colder - winter is here! Dreams of warmer days begin to appear as people across Northern America and the rest of the world pull on that third layer of comforter each morning. Post-holiday chills and continued gray days lead to an increase in travel to warmer destinations, especially the numerous islands found throughout the Caribbean and Central America. This calls for a vacation in warm Belize!

While people begin to scour the internet and check flights for the best places to warm up this winter, Cayo Espanto, located along the coast of Belize, is patiently waiting to supply travelers with endless amounts of sunshine, relaxation, and unforgettable memories! This private island resort is home to seven villas. Each villa includes a private dock and butler service along with other features and amenities. Cayo Espanto sits along the coast of San Pedro, Belize, and boasts cerulean waters and tropical climate. The resort is the perfect all-year-round option for a much-needed sun-filled vacation getaway!

Best Winter Vacation in Belize
Best Winter Vacation in Belize

Sun-filled days in Belize

Is there truly anything better than waking up to the sun peeking through the window of your private villa? Well, maybe having an exclusive view of the colorful sunset over the bluest water! Whether you enjoy waking up to the sun or taking in the moments when it sets – or have an affinity for both – Cayo Espanto has no shortage of incredible viewpoints to enjoy every sun-filled day and starry nights on the island - that's just one of the beauties of a vacation in Belize! Every secluded villa comes equipped with lounge chairs that sit at the end of each dock, a private pool, and access to a secluded beach area. Guests have several options to soak up the rays while visiting the private island to make sure they return home with the coveted sun-kissed glow of a great vacation!

Incredible eats in Belize

It is one thing for a destination resort to offer incredible views and experiences, but what truly puts a getaway experience over the top are the dishes enjoyed throughout a stay. Cayo Espanto has mastered the art of delighting every guest’s palate. The island’s world-renowned chef works alongside each personal butler to customize daily meals down to every delightful detail. This method allows for an out of this world culinary experience and enables the chef to hand-craft dishes that consider dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences of each guest. Cayo Espanto uses the freshest ingredients to create a unique dining experience for each visitor. A few favorite dishes include crab salad, whitefish tacos, vine-ripened tomato gazpacho, and more. Of course, refreshing cocktails, mocktails, and healthier versions of each drink are consistently available. Guests can sit back, relax, and enjoy the island’s signature Espanto Wave or cool down with a local brew from the comfort of their plunge pool or lounge chair.

Best Winter Vacation in Belize
Best Winter Vacation in Belize

Luxe amenities and service

Imagine being transported not only to a destination that is filled with summer all year long but one that creates a whole new meaning of luxurious pampering. Cayo Espanto’s immaculate attention to detail and level of service exceeds expectations! The on-island team anticipates the needs of all guests. For example, when a guests’ drink is running low, a new one will almost magically appear in its place! Adding to the high level of relaxation that is achievable at Cayo Espanto Private Island Resort, an on-island masseuse can administer massages, facials, and additional spa services from the comfort of your villa.

There are endless sunny days, delectable meals paired with refreshing drinks and world-class service at Cayo Espanto! Replace your winter blues with sunshine and pampering; and, escape the cold this season at Cayo Espanto!

How to get to Cayo Espanto?

Cayo Espanto sits on its own private 4-acre island, just 7-minutes by boat from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest, Copa Airlines, Aeroméxico, Avianca, Sun Country, WestJet, Air Canada, and Delta Airlines offer services to Belize City. Our resort representative greets guests arriving at the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City. There, they may board a local flight to San Pedro in Ambergris Caye for roughly $160 round-trip or helicopter transport directly to Cayo Espanto island for approximately $1,200 (US) one-way or $2,400 round-trip, plus tax, for up to 4 passengers.

Best Winter Vacation in Belize
Best Winter Vacation in Belize

For guests traveling by local airline, on arrival at San Pedro airport, you will be met by our hotel staff and transferred to the resort. Whichever way you choose to arrive at Cayo Espanto, choosing a vacation in Belize is always in excellent choice to escape the winter!

David Benzaquen