Matachica Resort & Spa

Luxury Hotel
Private Rooms
Tours & Activities
Domestic Flight
Boat Charter
Private Charter
Golf Carts
Private Guides
Private Events
Restaurant on-site
Bar on-site
Dine In
Lowest Price
Suitable For
Solo Travelers
Adults Only
Northern Islands
Belize Gold Standard Certification Seal -

Booking Info & Rates
Fine print
All rates are for one or two guests sharing the room.
A 9% hotel tax and 10% service charge will be added to the room rate.
General Info

Steps away from the sea and the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Matachica is an idyllic secluded refuge for those seeking a reimagined Belizean beach experience. Private by nature in both our locale and design, relaxation and inspiration call to guests from our property’s 32 vibrantly colored individual casitas and villas. Each is topped with an authentic thatched roof and adorned with a personal patio and hammock, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy calming sea views in utmost privacy. We designed with purpose, so you can vacation with peace of mind without compromising on the unique luxury experience.

Our relaxed and intimate atmosphere and sustainable design merge to create a truly authentic and restorative luxury getaway for adults. Visitors can select from a variety of all-inclusive packages including signature romantic honeymoons, diving and fishing excursions, and combinations of sea and jungle adventures. For the perfect end to your day, enjoy exotic flavors at our award-winning Mambo restaurant featuring spacious open-air dining. Whether you are searching for a tranquil or adventure-filled retreat to Belize, we offer tailored experiences for every type of traveler always mindful of our guest’s yearning for privacy.

  • 2020 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards- Number 8 Central American Resort
  • 2020 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards- #5 Resort Hotel in Central America
  • 2019 Surface Magazine Travel Awards- Hotel or Resort Renovation, Finalist
  • 2018 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards- Top 12 Resorts in Central America
  • 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards- Top 10 Resorts in Central America
  • 2017 Travel + Leisures's Worlds Best Awards- Best Resort Hotels in Central America
  • 2016 Travel + Leisure's Worlds Best Awards- Top 5 Best Resort Hotels in Central America
  • 2014 Conde Nast Johansens- Excellence in Central America and South America
Check In:
2:00 PM
Check Out:
12:00 PM
Amenities & Services:
24-Hour Front Desk
Air Conditioning
Courtesy Transport
Concierge Service
Daily Housekeeping
Free WiFi
Hair Dryer
Licensed Bar
Luggage Storage
Non Smoking
Room Service
Swimming Pool
Tour Desk
Scuba Diving
Water Sports
Wind Surfing
COVID-19 Measures
Matachica Resort and Spa is proud to be Tourism Gold Standard certified, and we have implemented new safety procedures and guidelines following the Tourism Gold Standard Certification requirements. The Gold Standard program is a rigorous set of requirements created by the Belize Tourism Board and the Government of Belize in an effort to keep travelers and our local community safe in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. We have enhanced cleaning and sanitation on both our properties to keep us all safe without compromising on the sophistication and rejuvination of the classic Matachica experience.
Health & Safety
  • Appointment a Gold Standard Manager to implement protocols and ensure compliance
  • Temperature checks for all guests, staff and vendors.
  • Ensure social distancing protocols for guests and staff
  • Implementation of enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures.
  • Development of a response plan to manage Covid-19 suspected cases.
  • Communication with guests, staff and stakeholders about Covid protocols.
  • Installation of sanitation stations throughout the property.
  • Deployment of technology to reduce physical contact where possible.
  • Enhanced training to ensure staff members are prepared to manage new protocols.
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Belize is open for travel! On October 1st, 2020, the Belize International airport finally reopened for leisure travel. Tune in to learn more about the latest airport protocols and ... moretravel restrictions.
Restaurant/Bar on site
Local ingredients, fresh flavors and creative dishes—our food is second to none, which is why Mambo restaurant has become a destination in its own right. In addition to our guests, ... moretravelers throughout Ambergris Caye seek out our restaurant to enjoy its exceptional cuisine, creative cocktails and sophisticated wine list.

Inspired by local flavors and by our natural surroundings, fresh seafood is our specialty. In our romantic, candlelit dining room, guests can dine on delicious dishes such as ceviche, caramelized mango shrimp, whole roasted fish and our famous chocolate soufflé. We offer a varied menu and can easily accommodate requests for vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meals.

As an homage to the resort’s original Italian owner, our menu has retained a Mediterranean flare—our chef makes our pastas by hand daily, with care and quality ingredients. Freshness is of the utmost importance which is why we source most of our produce from local farmers and from our own organic garden at GAÏA Riverlodge, our sister resort. Pair your dishes with a bottle from our extensive and diverse wine list. Enjoy your meal in Mambo’s sleek and sultry ambiance. For our guests who want a more secluded, romantic dining experience, we offer private dinners on your patio or at the end of our pier, overlooking the Caribbean Sea at sunset—an ideal way to enjoy your Belizean beach vacation.

We also invite you to enjoy refreshments with a view at Danny’s Tree Bar, our newest addition serving up cocktails and light bites right on the beach against the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. These little touches make a big impact on your dining experience. Delicious is in the details.
Full Service Restaurant
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Price Range:
Fine Dining $$$$
Ambergris Caye
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Perched atop the magnificent Five-Sisters Waterfalls in Belize’s famed secluded Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, GAÏA Riverlodge, named aptly for the Greek goddess of Earth and ... morethe mother of life and all creation, will fulfill its promise to reconnect you to your most authentic and adventurous self.

An hour jeep ride from the more populous San Ignacio area, guests can recharge in their private and spacious cabanas to the waterfall’s sounds. Enjoy the rainforest’s intimacy with its native birds, butterflies, and remarkable flora, set amongst the pink and orange glow of the setting sun.

Remote, private and sustainable by design, we are a proudly Green Globe Award certified hotel. We operate on hydropower and offer an electric tram to transports guests from the lodge to the river. Most of our fruits and vegetables are also farmed on-site by local staff in our Mayan organic garden.
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Western Belize
Payment Types:
American Express
Local Bank Cards
Cancellation Policy
To confirm your reservation, we require a one night deposit of your stay at Matachica and the balance is due two weeks prior to arrival.
Cancellations may be made more than 14 days prior to arrival with a full refund of the deposit.
Within 14 days of arrival, there is no refund but the payment will be counted in full toward a rescheduled stay within 24 months of the original stay dates.
No refund or credit for no-shows.
Our cancellation policy has been modified to reflect the state of uncertainty that we are all collectively experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to arrival will receive full refunds with the exception of an administrative fee of US $100 + 9% government hotel tax per room. Cancellations within the 44 days prior to arrival, will receive a full credit, redeemable within 2 years of the arrival date of the scheduled trip.
All international flights to Belize land at Belize City Airport (Philip S W Goldson International Airport, code BZE) The easiest way to get from there to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, the island where the resort is located, is via a short domestic flight . If you do not mind the extra time and hassle, there is also a ferry boat option. Please contact us for details on domestic flights and ferry boat information. With prior notification, a Matachica representative will meet you on arrival in San Pedro, for the onward boat transfer to the resort.
Matachica is located 5 miles north of San Pedro Town and offers a complimentary boat service between San Pedro and the resort several times during the day on a varying schedule, which is posted each morning at the front desk. In the evening and outside our schedule, public ferry boats and private water taxis are available. Road access is limited, but it is possible to use a golf cart during daylight hours.
Belize’s climate is tropical all year long, with sunny and rainy days and maybe a combination of both. Beginning of June to end of November is the Caribbean Hurricane Season and you have to expect more showers. How much it will rain during a particular period, or come to that if any at all, we are of course not able to predict, especially since weather patterns have been changing significantly over the last few years.
The resort is designed with the mature adult in mind. We welcome families with older teens, but a minimum age requirement of 16 years applies.
The outlets at Matachica are the same as in the US and Canada, and our voltage is also 110V – 120V. There is no need for any adapter or converter for American appliances, but for European appliances, there is.
Matachica offers complimentary wireless internet access in the main building and surrounding areas.
Matachica has good cell phone reception. Please check with your provider concerning service to Belize
Matachica is proud to offer a truly relaxing environment without phones in the rooms, or TVs anywhere on the property, but there is a guest library and a variety of games.
All rooms are equipped with good quality hair dryers
All rooms have safes to protect your valuables but there are no refrigerators in any of the rooms except the Luxury Beachfront Villas
In addition to Mambo, Matachica’s on site Restaurant, you will find great local restaurants in San Pedro. A few very casual establishments are nearby. Our front desk staff will be happy to assist with recommendations and reservations.
With advance notice, most dietary requirements can be accommodated. Please note that we are not able to offer Kosher or Halal meals.
Anywhere on the island, the water right off the beach is shallow. It is possible to wade into the water. Alternatively, there are steps leading into the water from our dock to a safe swimming area where the depth is comfortable and the bottom is sandy. For the slightly more adventurous, it is possible to kayak to the reef for an unguided snorkel adventure.
Yes, there is sea grass in front of Matachica’s shores. This is a natural occurrence and sea grass is a vital element of the ecological marine world as many ocean species thrive on this to survive.
There are no official jogging path but it is possible to enjoy a run right along the beach.
A stay at Matachica includes the use of sea kayaks, snorkel gear, pedal boats, paddle boards, sunfish sailboats and bicycles.
Matachica does not have a dive shop on site, but we cooperate with several excellent PADI International dive operators, and our concierge will be happy to book dives for you. Pick-up and drop-off for all dives arranged through the resort is right at our dock. Please remember to bring your PADI card, you will need it to be able to dive.
Yes, the age minimum is 16 years old
Yes, spa appointments will be available. Temperatures will be checked and logged before entering the spa, and some services involving close contact with the nose and mouth (i.e. facials), may not be available at this time.
Business Address
5 miles north of San Pedro, San Pedro
San Pedro
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