The Resort and Rooms, Matachica

The Cayes

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Matachica offers a choice of 25 individual casitas on the sand and 1 two-bedroom villa. Brightly colored with thatched roofs, the casitas are uniquely decorated with Central American motifs and original art from around the world. The casitas are spacious, privately located from each other and include Matachica’s distinctive features of large traditional mosaic bathrooms, private patios with hammocks, Matouk & Frette linens with feather duvets, bathrobes and daily maid service.

Rejuvenate at the Jade Spa with massages and treatments using locally sourced natural ingredients. From banana and papaya facials, coffee scrubs and chocolate body wraps to traditional deep-tissue massages, the spa is sure to offer you an indulgent experience with a unique Belizean twist.

Take to the waters in a the sea kayaks and paddle to the reef, only 1/4 offshore for world class snorkelling, or go fishing with a local guide and have your catch cooked on the beach. Cool off in the pristine infinity pool and have a Mata Chica signature cocktail delivered to your lounger by their friendly and attentive staff. You’ll see why this place is one of our favorites!

Mata Chica is located approximately 5 miles north of San Pedro town on northern shores of Ambergris Caye, in one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations on the island.  The resort has all the amenities you need for the perfect vacation, including:

  • A large stretch of natural beach facing the world’s second-largest barrier reef
  • Freshwater Infinity pool and large Jacuzzi
  • Jade Spa
  • Award-winning Mambo Restaurant
  • Full bar with additional beverage service offered poolside and along the beach
  • Apple computers with satellite Internet access, conveniently located in the lounge
  • Wireless Internet access in main building and surrounding areas
  • Cinema lounge with extensive movie library
  • Pool table
  • Gift shop
  • Hair dryers
  • Beach towels provided
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry service

Your stay also includes the following complimentary services and use of equipment:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Arrival and departure transportation between San Pedro airstrip and resort
  • Daily maid service
  • Sea kayaks
  • Snorkel gear
  • Fishing gear
  • Pedal boats
  • Bicycles

All of the accommodations are air-conditioned and elegantly decorated with luxurious Central American furnishing, Frette linens, bath robes, feather duvets, spacious full bathrooms with double sinks, comfortable lounging areas and private patios with hammocks.

Luxury Caribbean Villas

Located in the highest part of the resort, and further elevated for additional privacy, each of these the 1,700 square ft villas has two spacious and luxurious bedrooms with individual private patios, two full bathrooms, kitchenette, living room and sun deck.

Luxury Beachfront Villas

These luxurious 750-square-foot villas are the most exquisite accommodations at the resort. Located 50 feet away from the Caribbean Sea with two private terraces each with unobstructed views of the barrier reef.

Deluxe Beachfront Casitas

Located just 50 feet from the Caribbean Sea and with unobstructed views of the barrier reef from your living room, the 600 square ft casita comes with a king-size bed, spacious full bathroom with double sink, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area with a comfortable sofa and a private patio with hammock.

Beachfront Casitas

Slightly smaller than the Deluxe Beachfront Casitas, the 550 square ft casitas are located just 50 ft from the ocean and come with a king-size bed, spacious full bathroom with double sink, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area with a comfortable sofa and a private patio with hammock.

Reef View Suite

With 550 square feet of beautiful interior space, a king bed, lounging area and situated 125 feet from the Caribbean Sea, the Reef View Suites enjoy spectacular views of the Barrier Reef.

Sea Breeze Suites

With 550 square feet of spacious interior space, the Sea Breeze Suites are elegantly furnished with a king bed and are situated 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, with lush garden surroundings.

Sea View Cabana

The Sea View Cabanas enjoy 600 square feet of beautiful interior space with two queen beds and are located 125 feet from the Caribbean Sea with spectacular views of the Barrier Reef and Caribbean Sea.

Sea Breeze Bungalows

The quaint Sea Breeze Bungalows enjoy 350 square feet of interior space with a King bed, 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, set in pristine tropical gardens.

The award winning Mambo restaurant is set under a giant palapa roof and serves delicious contemporary dishes, freshly caught seafood and a variety of homemade pastas and breads. The dining room is filled with contemporary paintings, candelabras, local ceramic treasures, exotic hand crafted Belizean art and Central American mahogany furniture.

The beachfront bar and lounge incorporates antique Guatemalan pillars, exotic lounge chairs, a billiard table and intimate lighting. The Cinema-Martini Lounge offers free internet access on widescreen Apple computers and a huge plasma television screening an extensive selection of classic films.

In the local area, multi-award winning Rojo Lounge is a hip and exclusive loungey spot that has won Fodor’s Choice in Belize 5 years running. Chef and Owner Jeff Spiegel’s ‘tropical lounge cuisine’ is possibly the most innovative and creative on the island, perhaps even all of Belize.

A short walk north is the picturesque Portofino Resort – the alfresco restaurant has a beautiful setting and serves an international menu, including plenty of fresh seafood.

Rates are quoted in US Dollars per room, based on 2 people sharing, and include continental breakfast and transfers from and to the airport in San Pedro.

Please note that at peak season (December 22nd through January 1st) Matachica only offers an all inclusive package itinerary.

An extra person in room US $50.00 per night.  9% government hotel tax and 10% service charge are not included.

Summer Special:

Stay for five nights and receive complimentary full breakfast and a 1-hour aromatherapy couples massage, for bookings in Reef View Suites and Sea Breeze Suites.

Stay for seven nights, pay for six, and receive complimentary full breakfast, also for bookings in ReefView Suite and SeaBreeze Suite categories

Offer valid June 1 to November 20, 2015 (pending availability).
Low Season: June 1 – November 20, 2015

–        Deluxe Beachfront Casita: $395

–        Reef View Suite: $32

–        Beachfront Casita: $350

–        Sea Breeze Suites: $300

–        Sea View Cabana: $300

–        Sea Breeze Bungalows: $225

–        Luxury Caribbean Villas: $575

–        Luxury Beachfront Villas: $495

High Season: November 21 – December 21, January 2nd – May 31, 2016

–        Deluxe Beachfront Casita: $490

–        Reef View Suite: $410

–        Beachfront Casita: $450

–        Sea Breeze Suites: $375

–        Sea View Cabana: $375

–        Sea Breeze Bungalows: $275

–        Luxury Caribbean Villas: $725

–        Luxury Beachfront Villas: $625

The above rates are based on one or two persons in the room, they include continental breakfast and round trip transfers between San Pedro, Ambergris Caye airstrip and the resort, 9% government hotel tax and 10% service charge is not included.

Please view our booking terms.

This can be described as paradise – “The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly, courteous, and efficient. When the sun came out and we sipped cocktails under the stars, it’s easy to see why this can be described as paradise”. James and Alison B, London

Heaven has found a little spot in Belize at Matachica – “What a wonderful honeymoon we had at Matachica! The staff was exceptional; anything we needed was taken care of instantly. The hammock being my favorite spot, Mambo’s food was out of this world, and Heaven has found a little spot in Belize at Matachica and we are thrilled that we were able to be there!” Tim and Allison M

We will return again and again – “Matachica is a very special resort. Matachica is one of the few resorts that adds to the beauty of Belize instead of taking away. We feel so lucky to have found Matachica. We will return again and again. Thank you all so much”. Brandon and Clair, California”

Unforgettable! – We had a wonderful honeymoon at Matachica – What a great start to married life! The boat ride from San Pedro, walking up to the jetty, being greeted by the friendliest staff, and shown to our breathtaking seafront cabana with the most achingly beautiful view. Unforgettable! The food has been exceptional, the mood relaxed, and the service outstanding”. Nicola and David G, London, England