Over the years Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, Tiger Woods and his wife Elin, and Leonardo DiCaprio and his former flame Giselle Bundchen have been a few of the luminaries to leave their footprints on the powder white sands of Cayo Espanto, a private island in Belize. Joining that illustrious list, lovebirds Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem recently booked a seven-day stay at the palm shaded paradise.
Offering patrons their pick of one of six villas, the Tinseltown twosome chose to unpack their luggage at Casa Estrella, a two-story, two-bedroom retreat situated on the edge of the Caribbean, its waves lapping on the beach, beckoning to the pair to explore its depths. Known as the second largest barrier reef in the world, reports indicate that the environmentally-conscious couple dived at Blue Hole, Turneffe Reef and Hol Chan, where schools of Horse-Eyed Jacks, Neon Gobys and Trumpet fish welcomed their arrival.
Back on land, the Vicky Cristina Barcelona stars also enjoyed a private picnic at a deserted dream locale before the helicopter which had transported the pair to their various ventures returned them to their villa.
For more information about Cayo Espanto:
• visit www.aprivateisland.com