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Matachica Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 55 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Matachica is the perfect island get-away resort with helpful accommodating staff (especially the bartenders Adam, Sam, Ever and the boat captain Henry). We stayed in the beach front casitas and they are the epitome of romantic island accommodations. The only problem with the stay was the limited access to more local food and restaurants, which is a personal preference. Our air conditioner failed to work the first night, but the manager gave us a special dinner set up for us right on our front patio to make up for it. It was an amazing place and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic get-away.

Room Tip: The beachfront Casitas were amazing! no phone or tv in room, which is perfect for the romantic trav...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Where to begin? My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Matachica Resort in October of this year. We were so well taken care of from the moment our ferry arrived into the main harbor and we were met by our boat captain, the ever friendly and helpful Charlie, to the moment we regretfully left 7 days later. My wife and I have traveled extensively and have stayed in some of the nicest resorts in the world. However, none has come as close to the complete package as Matachica. We stayed in a beach front bungalow that was not only beautiful but also extremely comfortable. The bed was amazing! The hammock and lounge right outside our door were perfect for an evening cocktail before heading in to the dining room for dinner. And speaking of dinner, there was only one night that we did not eat at the resort and boy did we miss it. The food, breakfast, lunch and dinner was awesome! The main dining room and resort lobby were beautiful and relaxing at the same time. The open air feeling all around allowed for complete enjoyment of the trade winds. Everything was perfect but perhaps the best part of our stay was the staff. They were so wonderful, helpful, welcoming and by the time we left we felt like we were leaving family. It is not often that you get hugs from the staff as you leave a resort. We definitely felt special. We would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

Room Tip: Tangerine bungalow was amazing.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed at Matchica over the Thanksgiving holidays and couldn't have been happier. We were in a Reef View Suite, which was one row off of the beach, but we still had great view of the water. We practically lived on the hammock on the front of the cabana. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Our favorite waiter, Raymundo, actually showed us around San Pedro on his day off for this birthday. It is a quick 15-20 minute boat ride to the dock at Fido's (great bar). The boats for the resort only run back until 6:15 pm, but its only $10 per person to catch the water taxi back to Matachica until late in the night. The bartender Isreal kept us entertained with his stories and even let me challenge him to a Bloody Mary contest to see who made a better drink. And Graciella took care of everything we could possibly need in the cabana and was always willing to help us out with anything we needed.

We would recommend the resort to anyone who wants to feel like they are on the island, and not in a big condo-style resort. The food was excellent, crab stuffed grouper, seafood pasta, and heuvos rancheros at breakfast are highly recommended. The continental breakfast that came with the room was great (the banana bread especially) but we would also split the heuvos rancheros as well because it was that good.

Make sure to bring extra bug spray as the entire island is bad with mosquitos. They do a great job at keeping them out of the cabanas, but sitting at the pool or on the hammock you will be glad to have extra. Also, Matachica has the most comfortable mattress out of any place we have been to in Central America. It's probably not that important when you select where you want to say, but it was a great surprise.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Matachica offers the best of both worlds on Ambergris Caye: the resort itself is a small, intimate, very well-appointed collection of private little cabanas, with a top-notch restaurant, full-service bar, spa, and pool right on-site; it offers seclusion for those seeking a truly peaceful and serene venue, with easy water taxi access to San Pedro, for plenty of in-town fun, shopping, beach bars, restaurants, and local culture. Their dock also serves as a direct launch pad for fishing, snorkeling, scuba, and other adventures, which the staff will gladly arrange for you.

Speaking of the staff, they are warm, friendly, and very efficient, and the grounds are impeccably well-maintained. You will feel like a welcomed guest at Matachica, in the purest sense of the expression. They were all splendid, and very easy to interact with -- a terrific team!

If you want some real R&R -- on your terms -- Matachica offers a splendid balance between idyllic seclusion and a vibrant social scene (nearby); it offers the feel of a quaint B&B, but with the service of a top resort (like a Four Seasons).

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

A very special simple hideaway worth the trek. The property is rustic yet beautifully finished, the private cabanas are heavenly. Gorgeous view of the water and dock, or of the jungle surrounding you- there's very few angles from which the resort is not paradise.

We enjoyed the pool- piña coladas included!- snorkels and scuba, and the food on site was exquisite!! We took advantage of the complimentary bikes and rode down to Palapa Bar- an absolute must see!

San Pedro is wonderfully casual chic, I managed to leave my sandals at dinner one night as shoes are seldom required- anywhere!?! Lovely island to which I can't wait to return.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ellis38103
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Ummm..... this place is nothing short of amazing! We celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary in Belize and our ONLY regret- not spending more time here! I'm not even sure how to write a review about this place.

1. We stayed in the ocean view cottages. Each cottage is decorated in a different color. The rooms were perfect- full of windows for the breeze or AC if you seriously needed it. The shower water was always hot and felt great after being in the salt water all day. The beds were SOO comfy! We had to force ourselves to get up! Turn down service was the perfect way to end our day.

2. Food- Food was amazing! Reasonably priced and well worth it. It is nice to stay at the resort, but I encourage you to take the water taxi into town which is a 10 minute boat ride and enjoy some local flavors. Breakfast is included with most packages. Its good, but could use a little help- It includes toast, banana bread, hard boiled egg, and fruit. We ordered some scrabbled eggs and beacon to go with it, and it did the trick.

3. Staff- AMAZING! They were always calling us by name and always asked how we were doing. They continued to go out of their way to make us happy and feel like we were the only ones at the resort.

4. **Excursions- My advice to you- GO REEF FISHING AND SNORKELING HOL CHAN! I can't say that enough- GO REEF FISHING AND SNORKEL HOL CHAN! We decided to go with the resort reef fishing with some friends. Chris was a great captain. After we caught our 19 fish, the resort cooked them for us buffet style- fish and chips, blacked, fish tacos, and with garlic. It was AMAZING! We decided not to scuba dive on this trip and snorkel Hol Chan and we couldn't be more happy! We saw more on this trip then we did ever scuba diving. This canal is filled with fish, sea turtles, eels, sharks and sting rays. Go snorkel HOL CHAN. We loved it. We were told the Blue Hole is a trophy dive. Basically you swim in a hole with maybe a few sharks. So we saved the 500.00 per couple and spend 120.00 per couple to see Hol Chan. We were so excited we did.

My husband isn't a big traveler and before we left he was talking about coming back here- which he NEVER does. You will not be disappointed with MataChica

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

This place was amazing! My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the resort from 8/17/13-8/24/13. Our stay was all we expected and more. We purchased the honeymoon package and felt it was well worth the money Our beachfront casita (Papaya) was spacious and beautifully decorated with all the modern amenities. We were 50 feet from the ocean and could lay in bed and look at the sparkling, blue water as soon as we woke up. The ambiance, food and service in the dining room was beyond exceptional! The staff was extremely attentive and we felt as we were the only guests at the resort Abby and Ruben were our usual waiters and they were excellent. Even though we visited Belize in low season, the weather was beautiful except for the day we left but that made it easier to leave. We will definitely return to this magical paradise!

Room Tip: The additional cost of a beachfront casita is totally worth it. Besides the ocean view and proximity...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Matachica Resort & Spa

Address: Beachfront | 5 miles north of San Pedro, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly Matachica Beach Resort)
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro
#2 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#4 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range: $419 - $498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Matachica Beach Hotel San Pedro
Matachica Beach San Pedro
Matachica Resort & Spa Belize/San Pedro

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