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Matachica Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 55 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Matachica Resort and Spa for the most part. The grounds are amazing and the natural beauty is indescribable. Our casita was well appointed and clean and we were thoroughly happy with those aspects of our stay. The food, however, was not worth writing home about. We celebrated our anniversary by ordering the lobster special, which was not much of a special. The lobster was so chewy that I had to force it down with a good amount of water and prayers. This was the sentiment for pretty much all of our dinners. The food seemed extremely overpriced for the quality. I will say the desserts were pretty amazing though. Perhaps we were spoiled by our first resort in Belize (Ka'ana), which was half the price, but we were left with a feeling of "thats it?"

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We stayed here from November 26- December 2,2017 and had an incredible time. It started from the time we arrived at the airport and were met by the staff. We were whisked off to a waiting boat and delivered to the dock at Matachica. I'm sorry but forgot the Captains name but he was wonderful. We were met at the Dock by Robin who escorted us onto the property where we were given welcome drinks. Our room was a deluxe beachfront casita and was amazing. The bar staff of Adam,Godwin and Gilbert were very welcoming and friendly. Truly, enjoyed talking with them. We had breakfast every morning (included) and it was very good. We usually had appetizers or lunch upon returning to the resort from diving and it was excellent! We had dinner three nights and all were excellent. The staff on the beach of Archie and Robin were always there with drinks. The housekeeping staff was great and very friendly as was the nightly turn down service. The front desk took care of everything we asked them to for excursions. Even the check out was very easy and not rushed at all even though our flight wasn't until 1:30 pm. I could not give this place a higher rating. Very quiet at night, so if you're looking for nightlife this isn't the place to go. ( Which we weren't) A very relaxing trip. Planning on going back soon. Very polynesian appearing.

Room Tip: They all looked very good. Obviously, being on the beach was great.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

From the time my wife and I arrived for our 9 day stay, the staff at Matachica was amazing. Edwin, Archie, Amy, Jose, Robin, Matthew, and Mayra went out of their way to make our stay wonderful.

Whether spending time in the big comfy chairs on the dock or relaxing on the front porch of our casita, we found Matachica to be the perfect place to relax in peace and quiet.

There was also plenty to do. We played pool, went kayaking out to the reef for some snorkeling (we saw a nurse shark and two rays), went into San Pedro for some local food and culture, and took excursions to Lamanai and Hol Chan / Shark Ray Alley.

The food was excellent, we highly recommend the Coconut Curry Shrimp and the Snapper Skewers.

We couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate our nuptials.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Dan P
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

For all those who extol the virtues of Matachica, all we can say is “Ditto”!

We came for my 50th Birthday and the trip was spectacular. From the resort to the rooms to the food to the staff to the snorkeling to the pods on the sea. So many times we said. Oh my god...this is so good.

We had the good fortune to meet the owners Mr Danny and Maude who have created an extraordinary experience for couples who wish to get away from it all and have a 5 star spa experience. No TV’s, no distractions, no kids, now worries and exceptional staff that make your stay remarkable

The chef is a gem and their menu doesn’t disappoint. We couldn’t get enough of the lobster poppers, the ceviche, the ravioli was to die for and the deep blue was amazing.

For excursions we did the snorkeling and saw a sea turtle and dozens of nurse sharks. Amazing fish and just spectacular coral reefs.

We bikes into town and you must try Belize chocolates and the palapa bar.


The only small downside, albeit one that you come in knowing are the no-see’ems that leave their mark and a few itches. But the resort provides bug spray to accommodate.


Many thanks to Miss Amy, the three brothers Alfred,Lindsay and Archie as well as Edmond and all the staff that are clearly a family and take pride in all that they do.

I must say that Matachica is a very special place and has now become our favourite trip thus far in these travellers hearts

It was hard to leave but we go feeling incredibly lucky to have experienced this little piece of heaven.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Margaret Z
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Beautiful resort, excellent staff, everyone was incredibly friendly. The restaurant on site was very good, the rooms were spacious, the AC handled the beach heat with ease. The thatched roof was very aesthetically pleasing but between the roof and the front door leaving a gap, we got eaten by mosquitos. The beds come with mosquito netting which helped but inevitably got kicked open during the night.

Not walking distance to much, the only fast transportation is water taxis which run approximately every 2 hours; costing 5-10 USD per person, one way. 10$ to San Pedro, 5$ to Grand Caribe, which has two very nice restaurants.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled 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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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:
#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: $578 - $685 (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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