Hotel Overview

Property Location: With a stay at Matachica Resort & Spa - Adults Only in San Pedro, you'll be on the beach, just a 1-minute walk from Belize Barrier Reef and 13 minutes by foot from Mexico Rocks. This upscale resort is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Secret Beach and 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from San Pedro Beach.

Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 31 individually decorated guestrooms. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Rooms have private patios. Bathrooms feature showers with rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.

Amenities: Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. This resort also features concierge services, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.

Dining: Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's 24-hour room service. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge, the beach bar, or the poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include complimentary wired internet access, a computer station, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours), and a ferry terminal shuttle is also provided at no charge.


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 0
General Policies:

Checkin Instructions: Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policyGovernment-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental chargesSpecial requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteedThis property accepts credit cards; cash is not acceptedPlease note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Special Checkin Instructions: Guests must transfer via airplane or boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport. To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Access to the property is via 20-minute domestic flight from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye or via ferry boat. Airport transfers are offered from the San Pedro air strip and not from the Belize city airport.

Know before you go: Children 16 years old and younger are not permitted at this adults-only property. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Mandatory Fees: You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property: Destination fee: BZD 6 per accommodation, per stay We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional Fees: Rollaway bed fee: BZD 200.0 per day The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 1506 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Barefoot luxury that feels better than home

    TL; DR: great barefoot luxury spot for chilling out off the grid for a while. She wanted luxury, beachfront, great food with a spa. He wanted laid back, socially responsible and freedom from tepid buffets and forced conga lines. Both were pleased. We chose Matachica to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. From the start, the staff were focused on helping us make the most of a week-long stay. What makes this place special: its people. Staff are kind, considerate, local and proud to share the beauty and authenticity of their culture’s hospitality. You only need look like you need something and someone is there, happy to help. Logistics: It’s seamless flying from BZE to San Pedro - we used Tropic Air. They fly the venerable Cessna Caravan aircraft, which makes for a smooth and comfortable short flight (15 mins) to the island. Just off baggage claim in San Pedro, a staff member met us with a golf cart to collect our bags and take us to the dock, about a 10-minute ride through town. We boarded Matachica’s boat with our luggage, and were asked our order for a welcome cocktail. The boat ride took about 15 minutes. Staff were waiting for us on the dock, with the cocktails and Taco, the amicable resort dog who is clearly loved by all. Return travel was by van, featuring good A/C and a painless transfer. Special celebration: Staff really went out of their way to help us celebrate. From keeping our vow renewal a surprise for her, to organizing our minister and photographer, to our pier dinner - everything was handled with great care. This is an excellent place for any celebration with capable and eager collaborators. Food: we stayed on site the whole week and never tired of the food. We were happy with the full breakfast plan, opting for a couple of midday snacks as the spirit moved. Dinner in the bistro was our norm, saving the higher-end Mambo menu for a couple of splurge nights. Both menus have good options for a variety of diets. Don’t miss Taco Tuesday, and go for the birria - delish. Lime in the Coconut and the Grilled Pineapple pina colada were favorites, and the wine list is great. Accommodation: we loved staying in a luxury suite with a private hot tub. A hammock on the front porch beckoned as much as the gentle waves lapping the shoreline just a few feet away. The temp was heating up to June’s rainy season during our May stay, making our unit’s three mini-split a/c units really work hard. It was sometimes warm in our casita but we managed to get things cooler most nights for bed. Thatched roofs are great for aesthetics but lousy at energy efficiency. The small hot water heater meant the soaking tub couldn’t be filled quite full, but was pleasant to use nonetheless. Amenities: Danny’s Tree Bar is a great mid-day anchor to lounging by the pool. Great cocktails, attentive staff and a nice hot-tub/infinity pool setup make it a relaxing way to spend the day. Our sunset snorkel trip was a highlight. The best part? Getting to know staffers Lucas and Job better as they showed us their favorite spot to watch a sunset. Spa experience was good, too. We enjoyed a great couple’s massage as part of the romance package. Beach: like many caribbean beaches, this one suffers the scourge of sargassum. The staff work hard to keep it cleared but the shoreline water is brown instead of the magnificent coral blue that just touches the end of the pier. I still swam in the sea, no problems. All in all- this is a great option if you want barefoot luxury in a resort that celebrates local culture and people. Bear in mind some tips are included in each tab or bill. However, staff go out of their way to care and I always wanted to tip beyond the standard. The people make an already beautiful place even lovelier. Protip: I wish I had brought more cash for tips; there isn’t an ATM on site. Also, don’t feel like you must rent a golf cart and venture out: we were content to enjoy seven days of idle and idyllic bliss.

    May 28, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing in Paradise

    If you’re looking for total relaxation, great food, superb staff, no crowds & kids in a beautiful tropical environment this is your spot. My wife and I stayed 10 nights and will come back. Good and service were consistently great. Staff is very friendly and welcoming. Thank you Flo, Gustavo, Lance, Silvano, Carlos, Captain Henry, Spa massage therapists and all the others including Taco & Caliente.

    May 25, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Property

    My wife and I had 10 wonderful nights at Matachica Resort. Here are our thoughts on this property: Pros: -Great location -Very clean -Friendly and attentive staff (shout out to Lance for making the best drinks and Brenda in Housekeeping for her sweet personality and attention to details) -Well appointed private bungalows -5/5 star restaurant- amazing food, especially the desserts. Cons: -There is very little entertainment provided by the resort. This is good and bad. Good because it’s very quiet and forces you to relax. Bad for people who want some sort of nightly entertainment or daily activities. I think the resort should hire an Activities Director to put together some daily and nightly entertainment. -No refrigerators in the rooms -Danny’s Tree Bar (a very inviting place to meet other guests and mingle with the staff) closed at 5pm everyday. I think this bar should stay open later to offer more opportunities to meet other guests in the evening and enjoy an after dinner drink under the lighted tree. -Pool furniture could use some new cushions -15% gratuity added to all service checks is annoying. Recommendations: - The resort is about 35 minutes from San Pedro. We rented a golf cart for the week. This is a must if you want to leave the resort as the resort does not offer a shuttle service. -Hit Secret Beach, a very fun and unique experience and it’s about 15 minutes by golf cart from the resort. Overall, we had an enjoyable and relaxing vacation at Matachica Resort.

    May 21, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Stay

    My time at this resort was simply amazing. Matachica is off the beaten path and a hidden gem. Jennifer, Mariceli and Egar at the front desk were so helpful and friendly. I can’t wait to come back and support this beautiful boutique luxury hotel.

    May 21, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Unforgettably wonderful!!

    My husband and I spent a week at Matachica in April and it was wonderful. Relaxing, peaceful and beautiful! The staff was amazing, Tony the "coffee guy" brought us coffee every morning so we could sit on the porch of our casita looking out at the amazing blue water. The restaurants were more than we could have asked for. Gluten free bread prepared right there at the resort. All the pastries, breads and desserts were out of this world good! The Mambo Restaurant was rated best in Belize last year - and it definitely deserves that honor - serving fresh produce from the farm they have on the mainland. We can't say enough about this resort. We will absolutely be back for another visit! If you visit, make sure you sign up for the Captain's Table where you will experience a 6 course Belizian dinner you won't forget!

    May 11, 2024

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