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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 01/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 57 hotels in San Pedro
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2021 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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ELoRa wrote a review Jun 11
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One thing kept Matachica from being truly memorable over our 6-day stay, the Food and Beverage area. Simply put, it was disappointing. There are so many wonderful things about Matachica, the friendly staff, unbeatable views, delightful constant breeze, but those couldn't compensate for the poor experiences at both Mambos. The resort had known for some time that it would be sold out during our stay and they failed to prepare. The food preparation was sloppy, missing ingredients, plating atrocious and taste lacking for most of our stay. The wait times almost unbearable. The resort charges higher-end US pricing for food, but the quality was not there to back it up. As one of our fellow diners said one night, it's a 5-star place with 2.5-star food. Things were so bad that the owner flew in on Saturday to have a come-to-Jesus meeting with the F&B staff ahead of some travel agents visiting the property on Sunday. He stopped by our table on Saturday evening to apologize for the prior evening, but didn't acknowledge that this wasn't just a one-evening problem. Miraculously, the food at lunch and dinner was completely different on Sunday evening and Monday at the end of our stay. Similarly, the bar needs work as well. I kid you not when I say that of the 30+ drinks we ordered during our stay none were made consistently. Everybody used a different recipe or just made it up based on the ingredients listed on the menu. We come from a food and beverage city in the US so all of these things added up to major disappointment with our experience and sadly has us not recommending the resort to others in our circles.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Buy booze at the airport and order non-alcoholic drinks to save $6 a drink.
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910mallory wrote a review Mar 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina3 contributions5 helpful votes
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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
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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 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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ToniiOcean wrote a review Jun 4
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'Wow' seems like a great way to begin. I stayed at Matachica for 5 nights towards the end of May 2021. Prior to arrival, the reservations team provided professional service and quick responses, setting off my vacation on the right note. I enjoyed this trip as a solo traveler. I chose to visit Belize during the pandemic because they spoke english primarily. I selected Matachica because it is private by nature, adults-only and also because they are committed to a safe and clean environment/experience. Not once did I feel out of place here at the resort. Everyone I interacted with was so pleasant. They were always conveniently within reach without hovering and I really appreciated that. I stayed in a Beach Bungalow, which was tended to daily by the wonderful Mercy. Her daily service never wavered and she ensured the room was well presented and restocked to my personal needs daily. She even put a glade scented room plug in the scent "Pear" and it was delightful. It made it really smell and feel like I was in paradise. At the front desk, my requests were always handled by the lovely Jennifer & Yarima. Both girls were extremely professional, polite and knowledgeable . I never hesitated to ask them a question. Quite often I found myself drifting into an extended conversation with both ladies because they were both so approachable. Lucas was awesome. I was greeted each day and he was always willing to help me set up the umbrella to my liking on the pier. He also did a great job of recommending water-sports based on the weather that day. If you choose to have any services done at Jade Spa, I highly recommend Louisa. She has a wonderful disposition and I felt extremely comfortable around her. She also did a fantastic job with the massage I had chosen. One of the best parts of my vacation was the food and drinks. Absolutely delicious. So flavorful and well thought out. Sweet fresh fruits and fresh baked treats each morning for breakfast. The ingredients used in the drinks also very fresh and of high quality. The taste of the food was matched perfectly by the service of the food and beverage staff. A huge shout out to Dawn, Archy, Jose, Luis and Jordy. Overall, a fantastic experience. From the moment I landed into San Pedro, being greeted personally by Alessandro to my departure, also overseen by Alessandro, I was well-tended to throughout. The atmosphere at Matachica is so serene, I would easily dub it as the epitome of peacefulness. The kind of experience that sticks with you forever. By the end of my stay I couldn’t help but ask myself two questions: Why didn’t I come here sooner and when next can I return.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: If you're staying in a Beach Bungalow, request 'Banana'. Good running A/C, great...
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Response from Shannon Reeder, Marketing at Matachica Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Wow is the best way for us to begin as well! We are thrilled to read your feedback and so happy you enjoyed your time with us at Matachica! Thank you for the time you took to share such wonderful details, and we hope to welcome you back very soon.
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James F wrote a review May 2021
Asheville, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
We couldn't have picked a better spot for our honeymoon in Belize. We opted in for the honeymoon package that is offered, and it was blissful, and extremely well priced experience. The level of service was top notch from the moment we arrived at the San Pedro airport and were boated to the resort, to the immaculate daily cleaning of the room, and of course the friendly staff, servers, and bartenders. Jordy, Louis, Amy, Derby, and Dawn would refer to us by name, and were always happy to go out of their way to accommodate us. From bringing drinks to us by the pool, having a dessert from the bistro brought to us in Mambo, to even driving us to a near by convenience store so that I could find a shirt to keep my arms shielded from the sun, we felt the added 15% gratuity was never enough for the level of service we received and we were happy to always add to that. I hate that I cannot remember the name of the incredibly hospitable gentlemen at the front desk, but he was always there to help us rent a golf cart, reserve a massage, arrange our snorkeling and Mayan ruins tours, and schedule our Covid tests for reentry the US. They all went off without a hitch! Food at both restaurants was consistently delicious. Between the two, we were never at a loss for something different. We loved the secluded location, and were happy to be away from the hustle and bustle of San Pedro, which was still only a 20 minute golf cart ride away. Beautiful place, top notch service, and we couldn't imagine a better honeymoon. Thanks Matachica!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Our team is incredibly happy to read your wonderful comments! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your Belize experience.
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Michaella R wrote a review May 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We went here for our 10 year anniversary and had an incredible time. The highlights were the beach views from our room and super fun fishing trip hosted by Matachica's tour guide, Chris, who has been there for 21 years. The staff is so kind! We loved Amy (and her partner whom I am forgetting!), Jordy, Chris, Charlie, Luis, Derby, Don, Tiffany, Lucas, Will, Gio and so many more. Most of the staff has been there for a while, a testament to the quality of the resort and the owner's care.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The Dragonfuit room is a SeaView (one row behind the font) and we still had perfect views.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Matachica.
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PRICE RANGE
$268 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
matachica beach hotel san pedro, matachica beach san pedro
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Matachica Beach Resort
LOCATION
BelizeBelize CayesAmbergris CayeSan Pedro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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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, Marbucks Coffee House, and The Truck Stop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matachica Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes 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.