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Matachica Resort & Spa
Ranked #9 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews
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“Heaven”
Reviewed 26 January 2010

Matachica resort is truly amazing!! It is the most beautiful secluded spot on the island. All the staff were so awesome!! They made it a point to call us by name and say hello every morning and every evening ! They went out of their way to make our stay very special. The food at Mambo was very good - and reasonably priced. A very romantic beautiful place - I will go back to Matachica again!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2010

Our family enjoyed a fabulous week at the Matachica Resort on Ambergris Caye in Belize. The staff met every request with a smile. The service was extremely friendly. The food was delicious. The property was always clean. Our cabana was inviting and relaxing; the bed was extremely comfortable. The resort concierge and manager accommodated our requests for various trips and excursions, as well as a family photo shoot. We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

We traveled with our three kids in their early 20's and two of their partners. At this time in our lives it is very precious to spend time to with our grown children and we know that we wanted to make it special, and that it was.

Matachica is a beautiful resort with all of the perks of a 5 Star resort, such as the setting, furnishings, Frette linens and Aveda bathroom products. It is also a place where one is so very casual that one can come to lunch in a bathing suit and to dinner without shoes. The staff soon all become like family. The hotel restaurant is very good and serves a large enough menu that one can eat all one's meals there for the week. All the staff are there to take care of all of your needs and readily available to help plan anything that you may want to do. The diving is very good and we had nothing but great experiences with the local guides. The water is crystal clear and warm and the sun is shinning.

One note: If you are seeking perfect white sand beaches for sun-bathing in the shallow water, this may not be an ideal location. All of the beaches on Ambergris caye seem to have seaweed strewn along them, which also grows thick in the shallow water. Compared to other spots along the beach, Matachica actually kept the beach clean, but one can only go swimming in a small area off the dock or if you take a 10 minute kayak trip out.

Having said that, the swimming and snorkeling just 10 minutes away by kayak is fantastic. Lots of fish.

Look forward to delicious cocktails on the beach.

I would highly recommend Matachica to anyone and would be so delighted to go back.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed 11 January 2010

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at the Matachica Beach Resort for our Honeymoon in December.
We couldn’t have asked for a better honeymoon. Everything was wonderful!

The staff were Amazing and extremely accommodating in addition to being very personable. They worked very hard to make sure we had a wonderful honeymoon and after spending 2 full weeks with them they felt like family! Thank you again to Myra, Abbey, Isadora, Ishmael, Ossie and the others that made our stay so amazing.

Matachica is home to a restaurant called Mambo. As part of the honeymoon package, we ate breakfast and dinner there daily and never got tired of it. The food is Amazing. Try the chocolate chip and banana pancakes for breakfast and you can’t go wrong with any of the selections on the dinner menu.

The Casitas/Villas are cute, clean, comfortable and spacious. We were upgraded to an beachfront villa for part of our stay both casitas were perfect.

You can do as many activities or as few activities as you would like. We loved having the option to simply lounge on the beach, read and relax or to take the kayaks out to snorkel at the reef or participate in a previously scheduled tour (Snorkeling at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley and Mayan Ruins Tour). No matter what it was we needed, there was always a staff member there to help us figure it out.

Overall, we got exactly what we wanted and couldn’t have asked for more. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2010

We have been here twice and love it and the people. Great food excellent chef who prepares our catch for our dinner, nice presentation! Fly fishing tour guide was excellent. Many newlyweds come here after the jungle tours,quiet private and beautiful setting! Fishing off the pier at night is very good, you never know what might hit: huge jacks,barracuda bring a heavy spinning rod and some hopkins spoons, then hang on these fish really fight. Ask for Manuel for fishing guide service,he is fantastic. The Staff at the Matachica is second to none, from the grounds and house keepers to the front desk you will not find a better staff willing to make your stay special.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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NY
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Reviewed 4 January 2010

The Matachica resort is an absolute gem on Ambergis Caye. Adorable, cosy casitas on the beach, a lovely communal dining area and bar, with adorable friendly staff who really made the trip. Simple luxury - no TV or telephones in the room, but a fully kitted out media room to use computers or watch a DVD, with WiFi access everywhere. The beach is stunning and you can do as little or as much as you want, with snorkels and masks, kayaks and sail boats all available for us. I have done diving in some beautiful locations, but this was the best snorkeling I have ever done (see Hol Chan marine reserve), and there are plenty of fun excursions they will arrange for you as requested. The food was great as well, with plenty of seafood and plenty of family friendly options as well for kids (pizzas or pasta). I would recommend this resort for large family groups as well as couple for a romantic getaway. Complete relaxation! We will be back.

  • Stayed December 2009
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New York
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Reviewed 11 December 2009

Mata Chica is a very special place.
The rooms were up to date, cozy and very nice.
The bathrooms were very clean and served its purpose.
This is a more rustic/bohemian experience so if you are looking for modern chic...don't even bother.

The staff could not do more for us. We were always being asked if we were enjoying ourselves or needed anything. As well, you could tell all the staff enjoy working at Mata Chica.

The Beach loungers were amazing! I did not want to get up to eat or do anything.

The food was incredible. I am a very picky eater and there was always something on the menu for me. You have to keep in mind that the resort is more remote than other resorts and restaurants. Mambo restaurant does a very good job under their circumstances.

The owners were extremely kind and you can tell they put their heart and soul into this very special place.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Matachica Resort & Spa
Address: Beachfront | 5 miles north of San Pedro, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly Matachica Beach Resort)
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro
#2 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#4 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#8 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#22 Family Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Matachica Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Matachica Resort & Spa is an extraordinary, secluded and peaceful resort that sits on the beach facing the Caribbean Sea and the second largest barrier reef on the planet earth. The resort has 27 single unit casitas, each air conditioned with private porch. All rooms except SeaView Cabanas have one king sized bed, SeaView Cabanas have two queens. We also have one two-bedroomm 2-bathroom SeaBreeze Villa. All with beautiful Frette and Matouk linens, and exquisite decor. Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, small gym, sea kayaks, snorkel gear, pedal boats, paddle boards, bicycles, complimentary internet access. A minimum age requirement of 14 years for children applies. ... more   less 
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Matachica Beach Hotel San Pedro
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