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Beachfront 5 miles north of San Pedro, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 54 hotels in San Pedro
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Matachica Resort is an extraordinary, authentic and peaceful resort that sits directly on the beach facing the Caribbean Sea and the second largest barrier reef on the planet earth. The resort has 30 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 two two-bedroom 2-bathroom Villas. All with beautiful Frette and Matouk linens, and exquisite decor. Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, sea kayaks, snorkel gear, pedal boats, paddle boards, bicycles, complimentary internet access. A minimum age requirement of 16 years for children applies.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Bilal S wrote a review Mar 2020
Chapel Hill, North Carolina22 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely the most romantic place you and a loved one can stay in in Belize. The "Casitas" are beautifully designed and decorated. The staff members are amazing. The entire place feels like a dream. My wife and I were there for our honeymoon and we loved it. No children under 16 can stay there but can visit for dinners. Meaning, no small children running around and parents running after them. No chicken finger meals. The food however is amazing for such a small place. I could recommend this place forever.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Beach front rooms face the ocean on the east, so expect an amazing mornings.
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Response from Burga Pattinson, Other at Matachica Resort
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Thank you very much for this review and for allowing us to make your honeymoon the memorable experience you were hoping for. It was such a pleasure meeting you and we all hope that we will be able to welcome you again for an anniversary refresher stay sometime in the future. In the meantime, we will be looking after tropical paradise for you. With all good wishes during these challenging times, Burga Pattinson for the Matachica Family
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910mallory wrote a review Mar 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina3 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We just got back from celebrating our 20th anniversary at this little gem in beautiful Belize. We cannot say enough good things about this resort, and absolutely hope to return. The resort is beautiful and extremely well maintained. It is a low key boutique setting with a relaxed island vibe and an emphasis on service and attention to detail. We stayed in a seaside casita and the view from our room was spectacular. Loved the nightly turn down service and the romantic, caribbean themed rooms. Other than the view and overall relaxing ambiance of the resort, highlights included a 1/2 day of reef fishing (where the chef prepares what you catch) and a resort snorkel trip to the marine preserve and shark ray alley. Fabulous snorkeling included multiple spotted eagle rays, an eel, nurse sharks and endless beautiful fish and coral. The staff at Matachica is top notch - attentive, friendly, and always smiling. We thought we would venture out and try other island restaurants, but we wound up eating almost every meal at the Mambo restaurant onsite because it was just that good. Delicious happy hour cocktails at Danny's Tree Bar capped off every afternoon. The resort's slogan that "the world can wait" perfectly sums up our experience at this tiny slice of paradise!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Burga Pattinson, Other at Matachica Resort
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thank you very much for your visit to Matachica and for your review. It is wonderful for all of us to know that you enjoyed your break from everyday life, and that we could share the beauty of our home with you. We all hope that eventually you will get homesick for paradise and we look forward to showing you more beautiful spots and creating more happy memories. Thank you again, Burga Pattinson for the Matachica Family
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sakimomma wrote a review Mar 2020
Frisco, Texas, United States14 contributions
The staff is so personable and made our relaxing vacation even better! The food is outstanding! Brenda took great care of us. Thank you Brandon, Edwin, Jose, Archie, Jocelyn, Alan, Adam, Jordy and so many other staff for making our vacation so fabulous! We hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Burga Pattinson, Other at Matachica Resort
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Thank you very much for your stay at Matachica and for your review. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay and everybody's love and hard work to ensure that you took nothing but fond memories. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Matachica and in the meantime we hope that these memories will brighten your days. Burga Pattinson for the entire Matachica staff
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Emma H wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom178 contributions42 helpful votes
We were super excited about visiting Matachica but both felt (given the cost of staying here) that it fell a little short. We couldn't fault the staff who were all super pleasant (if a little out of touch at times). The rooms are okay - they reminded me of the places i used to stay in south east asia when i was a backpacker, albeit with a better bathroom and a colourful paintjob but ultimately were the same huts that were in need of a refurb. The beds were also a little odd, my husband and I ended up in the sunken middle area of the bed each night. The main area of the resort was a little drab and stylistically very confused (i found it odd that this resort self promotes it's amazing design when it was in my opinion all over the place). The food at mambo was nice, but so so so expensive and the dining area lacked any atmosphere. The best evening we had by far was when we escaped from Matachica and went and ate at the truckstop which was reasonably priced with an excellent choice of food. and super fun atomosphere. We were somewhat surprised that we were advised by hotel staff not to go as far as the town as it was such a long and dusty road in the golf carts - it took barely 15 minutes and provided us with some much needed respite from the boredom of the hotel. The pool bar was great but opened late and closed early and for the time we were there, the hot tub was occupied by the same large american woman who was taking full advantage of happy hour and loudly telling other unsuspecting hot-tubbers her full life story (every day). In short, matachica is neither very relaxing nor fun (in my opinion).
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Burga Pattinson, Other at Matachica Resort
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you very much for your review. It is great that you enjoyed the service offered at Matachica and the food at Mambo Restaurant. We are sorry that you did not like our design choices which a number of magazines and online publications deemed interesting and exciting enough for feature stories, but we understand that tastes differ. We also understand that the laid-back vibe at Matachica which the majority of our visitors come for to get a break from everyday life was not what you were looking for, and we are glad that you found a more lively alternative for your evenings, so that you could enjoy a fun time. Thank you again for visiting our beautiful country. Burga Pattinson
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John W wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom274 contributions127 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of a 4 week trip to Belize & Mexico. We stayed in Pomegranate, a lovely room with excellent lay-out; super large bathroom with space for all luggage/clothing- meaning the bedroom and seating area could be kept free of clutter. I think the room was described as being 60 feet to the waters edge- which was pretty accurate. A lovely swimming pool and terrace. We made the choice to stay here on basis of the strong comments regarding the resort's restaurant- and we were not disappointed- some of the best food acroos ouir 4 week trip. Travelling from the UK we used Matachica in order to "get over jet lag", but we did take the snorkelling trip to shark ray alley- and this is an absolute must- we swam with nurse sharks (so many my wife could hardly enter the water), rays, and had that unforgettable moment when a loggerhead turtle swims right beside you for a couple of minutes- magical. I find it easy to recommend Matachica- great cocktails too.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms are within a short distance of the water's edge- and there is seating at the...
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Response from Burga Pattinson, Other at Matachica Resort
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thank you very much for your visit to Matachica and for your review. It makes all of us very happy that we could provide the right start to your trip through Belize and Mexico, and we are also happy that you went on the trip to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley, one of the best snorkel destinations in the entire Caribbean. We all hope that your memories of this trip will make you smile often and will brighten your days when you need it most. Burga Pattinson
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matachica Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Matachica Resort?
Nearby attractions include The Gallery of San Pedro (4.7 miles), Wayos Beach Bar (4.7 miles), and Secret Beach (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Matachica Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Matachica Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Matachica Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Matachica Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Matachica Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stella's Sunset, The Truck Stop, and Marbucks Coffee House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matachica Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Matachica Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Matachica Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Matachica Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Ambergris Caye.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Matachica Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Matachica Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.