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
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
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