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Matachica Resort & Spa
Ranked #9 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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“Gorgeous Resort with wonderful staff”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from 7 nights at the beautiful Matachica resort for my birthday. We had a truly amazing trip - the resort itself it gorgeous and the staff really make sure you have an brilliant stay. We stayed in the Grapefruit Casita - it was perfect. The resort is a boutique style property with a limited number of private Casitas to ensure the beach and pool are not overrun by guests. The sun beds on the pier were a brilliant way to spend the afternoon - swimming and relaxing.

The resort has bikes and other water sports available for guests to hire - you can go for a ride on the beach (in either direction) if you fancy lunch or an afternoon drink. We found the Jamben Jerk restaurant about 5 minute ride North on the beach - looks a little run down but the food was absolutely amazing. We visited a number of times to try various Jerk options and loved everything we had! Certainly worth a visit.

The resort is a 20min boat ride from San Pedro which really gave the feeling of being away from it all. There are plenty of boats (resort and Taxi) to give guests flexibility of going to and from town as after as they wish, however to be honest after one night in town we spent many more back in the resort as the Mambo restaurant was brilliant - amazing seafood and delicious specials.

All of the staff were incredibly helpful - specific mention must go to Burga in reservations (who was very helpful and informative), Mayra in the restaurant and Ever in the Bar provided excellent service at all times.

Room Tip: If we went back we would book earlier to ensure an ocean front Casita - however that said our Grapef...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Matachica the beginning of June for 6 nights. Our casita was beautiful, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the Ambergris Caye is gorgeous. You cannot go wrong. The restaurant is one (if not the best) in the country and have offerings for vegetarians and vegans.

The tours from the resort were excellent and a good value. I would recommend this place for anyone wanting relaxation, beautiful scenery and snorkeling.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Our trip to Matachica was amazing.

Upon arrival we were greeted with a drink of our choice. I highly recommend a mojito. The resort is beautiful and well maintained. The staff could not be better-friendly, helpful and polite. They felt like our friends by the end of our stay. Every meal we had was delicious, perfectly prepared with fresh ingredients. In fact, the food was so good that we didn't want to leave the resort to try out other restaurants.

We had free, daily access to bikes, paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling equipment. The staff helped us get ready for our trips and gave us tips about how to use it. You can bike up the beach into town, to another restaurant or for some site-seeing.

If you don't want to be active, there are enough spots around the resort for you to relax and get lost in your surroundings. We loved having cocktails at the pool and lunch on the dock in the large circular couches. In the mornings, we woke up and enjoyed a cup of coffee at the end of dock. Could there be a better way to start the day?

On days when we wanted to explore, we took a ride in the boat into town. Matachica provides their guests with free boat rides to and from time based on daily scheduled trips so that you don't have to rely on the water taxi.

In the end, we loved Matachica and truly didn't want to leave. We hope to get back there again soon.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We recently took a Beachfront Casita for a 7-Day honeymoon package there. We snorkeled, we were massaged, we ate like kings, and people kept offering us frosty drinks:) Matachica is gorgeous; the interior is unique (you might see some of the art in San Pedro town!) and relaxing, and the staff is friendlier and more on-the-ball than anyplace I think I've been. Our casita was relaxation epitomized, and you will see people coming into the resort's restaurant, Mambo, from all over Belize - the food was super delicious. We felt very coddled, serene, and happy throughout our visit and would love to return. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Take the hit to your wallet and get the beachfront casitas if you can. The breeze (and toppling out...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Quiet, secluded, beautiful. Food is amazing, service cannot get any better. If you are looking for a great getaway for two this is it. Make sure you get one of the 9 waterfront casitas. Try to eat every item on their menu. They are all outstanding.

Room Tip: Make sure you stay at one of the 9 beachfront casitas.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

From the moment we arrived on Ambergris Caye we were welcomed by Matachica employees. They took us by boat to the resort where we were met with a delicious drink (their drinks are very good). Our room was an awesome little hut complete with a hammock. We stayed in Coco which was more than big enough but we did not have the cross winds that the larger rooms had. We just left the AC on and it was fine. The food is pretty good as well but don't be afraid to venture off resort. There are some wonderful places to visit and great restaurants. There is a bar down the beach, Rojo Bar, that is SOOO FUN! The employees at Matachica are great. They will help you with absolutely anything you need. My husband loves to fish and caught tons of fish off the pier. If you choose Matachica, you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: If you want to keep your windows open pick a more expensive room on the front row so you get crosswi...
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Macon, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon in Belize. We spent the first half of our trip in the rainforest area and then went to San Pedro on the Ambergris Caye and stayed at Matachica for the second half of our stay. It was fantastic. The service was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. The casitas are private and secluded. They have kayaks, paddle boats, bicylcles, and snorkeling availble for free. The snorkeling was amazing. You must take a water taxi into the town of San Pedro, but the resort has one that goes several times a day. The food was excellent. If you don't have a package, the food is a little pricy. Some packages include breakfast, but the choice is limited to a continental breakfast.

Room Tip: All of the casitas are very nice, private, and secluded. They also have an A/C, but are somewhat op...
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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)
Phone Number:
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:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#2 Luxury 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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Also Known As:
Matachica Beach Hotel San Pedro
Matachica Beach San Pedro
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