My husband and I visited here for our anniversary. It was a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience. We chose Casa Solana and that was the perfect choice. It's on the sunset side of the island so I would sit on the deck and watch the sunset for at least an hour every night. It was very private, though you can certainly see others out on their decks, through the trees, or if they're kayaking around the island. We found the beach to be too warm to swim in, and I was covered in "sea lice" though they didn't seem interested in my husband. During the day they open up the villa so truly your only respite from the heat is the plunge pool. After visiting, I'm certainly glad we didn't stay in the overwater bungalow for this reason.
This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken. The beauty is that there is really nothing to do - which may be a negative for some. Our two "activities" while we were there were a massage and snorkeling trip, both booked through Cayo Espanto. Both were fantastic. The massage was one of the best I have ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling as well. We made two stops, including swimming with sharks.
I would describe the food as one step above cruise food. That may excite you or depress you... we were not in love with the food. It was always plentiful and we were never hungry. Larry was our house man and he was wonderful. He was very responsive and gracious. One other note - if you are a person who is a mosquito magnet, I would suggest going during non-rainy season and bring several cans of bug spray. They do everything they can, but you are practically in a rain forest and there's only so much you can do!
In summary, if it won't break the bank, I recommend this as a wonderful one-time vacation. It hit the spot for my husband and I who both work very demanding jobs and needed to get away for a while.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz and Travelocity so you can book your Cayo Espanto reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Cayo Espanto San Pedro
- Cayo Espanto Resort San Pedro
- Cayo Espanto Belize/San Pedro