Suite name: Casa Ventanas
Location: Cayo Espanto, San Pedro, Belize
Accommodation size: 1100 square feet
Cost per night: from $ 1795
What makes it special: Casa Ventanas is the exclusive overwater bungalow at the private resort, providing an intimate and unique way to soak up the Belizean sunshine and explore the vast underwater life below.
Conveniently located three miles off the coast of San Pedro, Belize, is Cayo Espanto, the private resort that offers an array of personalized experiences (eg, snorkeling, tailor-made dining, exploring Mayan ruins, day trips) private by helicopter or yacht etc) and lush scenery while allowing guests to stay socially removed from those they are not traveling with. The secluded island transforms into the ideal active and / or relaxing itinerary that every visitor prefers for an exclusive getaway.
Casa Ventanas is the island's private resort one-bedroom villa, and the most requested accommodation, which literally sits a bit above the rest of the villas available for stays in Cayo Espanto. Personalized service, via a butler and concierge, combined with bespoke furnishings - not to mention Yves De Lormes Egyptian linens - and amenities against the backdrop of Belize's clear waters set the tone for the most relaxing stay a customer can live. Casa Ventana's glass window, with a light that can be changed to different colors, offers a unique glimpse into the underwater world teeming with various species of local marine life. The overwater villa offers guests a secluded way to soak up the Belizean sun and enjoy an exclusive vantage point of the clear ocean waters.
With Belize home to the world's largest living coral reef system, many types of fish, rays, turtles and more can all be found through snorkeling or scuba diving tours, all organized as adventures. private by the resort, or even swim around or below the overwater villa. When Casa Ventanas guests aren't swimming, snorkeling, or diving in the crystal-clear waters, they can relax in incredible comfort from their own private dock. Meals, drinks, snacks and even massages are all brought directly to the villa. For fitness enthusiasts, workout machines, yoga mats, weights and more can also be set up on the villa's dock before their arrival or even during their stay if they decide at the last minute that they prefer to do a quick workout.
Instead of a restaurant, the private island is home to an award-winning resident chef who prepares each meal by hand to meet each guest's specific preferences, dietary restrictions, and allergies throughout their stay. The chef works alongside each personal butler to personalize daily meals to the smallest detail. This additional functionality allows for an extraordinary dining experience during the time of each visitor spent at the villa. Customizable dishes are created to showcase the culinary influences of the surrounding Belizean culture while using fresh, local ingredients. Island staff are happy to settle into Casa Ventana's private dock, eat in the villa as room service, or even enjoy the exclusive beach on a nearby island (via an experience private yacht). Some of guest favorites include a herb-crusted snapper fillet, vine-ripened tomato bisque and more. Refreshing cocktails, mocktails, and healthier versions of each drink are always available and are best enjoyed while lounging on the private dock. Sip the island's signature Espanto Wave or cool off with a local beer. The private resort understands that a vacation isn't complete without exemplary dining experiences.
For visitors to the island's private beach resort and staying at Casa Ventanas who want an extra dose of pampering, everything from a Swedish full body massage to coconut body polish and ginger to a pumpkin facials shaded spot on the beach or in the comfort of their villa. The feel of the warm ocean breeze while blending into the deepest modes of relaxation during an incredible spa service redefines the meaning of a perfect getaway.
With many looking for a much-needed change of scenery, the unique activities available at Cayo Espanto take exploration of tropical paradise to a new and luxurious level. Imagine enjoying a day on a private yacht with an afternoon picnic at an exclusive beach, then taking a helicopter ride for two on the natural world wonder that is the Great Blue Hole the next day, followed by A snorkel tour set up for you - and your traveling companion (s) - to explore the surrounding coral reef system. Visitors to Casa Ventanas looking for a more exciting and active adventure during their stay will find plenty available to them. The concierge is able to plan excursions such as exploring the Mayan ruins in mainland Belize, deep sea fishing, blue hole snorkeling and more. Heaven simply has no limits.
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