At Matachica Resort & Spa, guests are treated to the ultimate rejuvenating experience. Whether it’s the sound of the ocean waves at your feet or the tropical birds in the coconut palms overhead, the music of Belize’s natural surroundings is more soothing
than any pre-recorded relaxation tape… making it an ideal setting for a spa vacation.
The Jade Spa at Matachica was named one of the top five resort and hotel spas in Central and South America by Spa Magazine in January 2011… and this was before the resort underwent a multi-million dollar redesign and expansion project that was completed in June of that same year.
The upgrades resulted in a similar recommendation from Condé Nast Johansen’s in 2012. Also this past year, TripAdvisor named Matachica as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Central America, as well as a Top 25 Relaxation Spa/Hotel, in its 2012 Traveler’s Choice Awards.
“The property is lovely for couples wanting a private, romantic and low key resort,” said one satisfied July 2012 guest.
“From the individual, brightly colored accommodations to the delightfully mismatched décor in the dining palapa, this place doesn’t miss,” said another, who stayed at the resort in June 2012. “The resort has lots of nice and private places to relax, from chairs on the dock to the beach and the pool. Our favorite was out on the dock, where the breezes tended to keep us cooler.
The resort is immaculate and the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful… the spa is also very nice. We received a 90-minute couples massage that was great.”
The property’s overall décor draws upon the owner’s passion for both the native heritage of Ambergris Caye, and his own extensive global travel. “When I first arrived on the island, I was instantly hooked by the effortless, laid-back way of life,” explains proprietor Daniel Lighter. “This resort could not exist anywhere else in the world, because every aspect of your experience is drawn from, and a reflection of, the unique character of this beachfront paradise.”
Included in the expansion and redesign was the addition of 8 brand new and even larger casitas, as well as full upgrades to all existing rooms. In all, Matachica now features 22 casitas including 21 single villas and 1 two-bedroom villa. Each of the vibrantly painted thatch roof villas features private patios, fully updated bathrooms and original art.
At the luxurious Jade Spa, massages and treatments use only locally produced, natural products, from banana and papaya facials, coffee scrubs and chocolate body wraps to traditional deep-tissue massages.
After pampering yourself at the spa, you can jump into Matachica’s spectacular new fresh water infinity pool for a relaxing swim or a soothing soak in the Jacuzzi, then slip into one of the comfortable poolside lounge chairs and order a tropical drink (or two) from the resort’s full-service bar.
The resort has also added a gymnasium with state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment, a fleet of all-new kayaks and pedal boats, as well as new equipment for day trips and local adventures.
When you get hungry, step inside the resort’s award-winning Mambo Restaurant and soak up the romantic atmosphere that combines exotic, handcrafted Belizean art and ceramic treasures with candelabras, contemporary paintings and mahogany furniture produced in Central America.
Listen to Matachica's signature music while you indulge in dishes designed to excite even the most jaded gourmand’s palate. Fresh fruit smoothies, French toast, pancakes, waffles and omelets for breakfast; salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, burritos and pizzas for lunch; pasta, fresh-grilled seafood, ribs and steaks for dinner; and of course, sumptuous soufflés, key lime and pecan pies, or Matachica’s own special take on Bananas Foster for dessert: It’s all on the menu at Mambo.
Because it is located on the white sand beaches of Ambergris Caye’s north shore, Matachica also offers a full range of water activities, from sea kayaking to fishing expeditions, that can be accessed right from its own dock. The Belize Barrier Reef, with its plethora of snorkeling and diving opportunities, is just a short distance offshore… and there are a host of mainland activities that are a short water taxi ride away.
If you’re looking for a romantic wedding or honeymoon getaway, Matachica can make it happen. Honeymooners wanting to get away from it all can choose from a variety of accommodations including suites, villas and casitas. The resort also employs the services of a wedding planner to help couples looking to make Matachica the destination for their Caribbean nuptials.
To top it all off, the resort’s expertly trained staff provides impeccable service, unique local knowledge and unparalleled attention to detail. In short, this exquisite, secluded beach retreat, located just five miles north of San Pedro (a 15-minute trip by water taxi), offers the ultimate in luxury, romance and relaxation. No matter your reason for journeying to Belize, Matachica can provide the perfect, personalized escape from everyday life.
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