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All You Need to Know About the Pool
at Matachica Resort

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... seat in the restaurant, drinks at the bars or chairs by the pool or beach. Staff went out of their way to make sure you had...
... has also created different spaces to relax in, including a pool area with its own tree-shaded bar, so we never got bored....
... snorkeling. Casitas are so comfortable and private. Great pool. So many available excursions. We are vegan and gluten...
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... the grass and swim? How does it does it work if you want to swim in ocean? How many pools do you have (your website is not downloading the images). What airline do you...
Answer from burgapat
Aug 2015 |
... the bottom is sandy. Matachica has one large infinity edge pool as well as a hot tub For the domestic flights, there is...
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Heather B wrote a review Nov 2021
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Everything you would want in a tropical resort. Beautiful grounds with wonderful individual bungalows. Excellent staff to guest ratio. We did not have to wait for a seat in the restaurant, drinks at the bars or chairs by the pool or beach. Staff went out of their way to make sure you had everything you needed.
Recommend during your stay to rent a golf cart at the resort and go into town. Felt very safe in town and some great local restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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newyorker1976 wrote a review Nov 2021
New York City, New York75 contributions89 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at Matachica for 3 nights in the Pineapple Casita. There are plenty of activities one can partake in, i.e. free kayaking, paid excursions, etc. But we were incredibly content just to enjoy the resort. Our casita opened up right onto the beach, and we loved spending time on our hammock and the lounge chairs between our sliding glass doors and the sea. The large circular loungers on the dock were also beautiful spots where one could sit, have cocktails and watch the sun set.

Matachica has done such a good job in curating an entire vibe. The guests all seemed to mingle with each other in such a friendly way. I think this may be encouraged by the no-kids policy and the pleasant staff, who promote a welcoming atmosphere. The resort has also created different spaces to relax in, including a pool area with its own tree-shaded bar, so we never got bored. The food in its restaurant, Mambo, was excellent -- as was the spa, where I enjoyed a great massage.

In terms of the location, this is not the kind of place where you step outside your hotel and walk to restaurants and bars. One night, we did link up with another couple we met at Matachica and took a golf cart to a cool food truck venue called Truck Stop. But in general, we were happy to stay put on the gorgeous property.

During our time at Matachica, we were one of 3 LGBT couples, which also made the resort feel more inclusive and welcoming. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to relax in a beautiful, laid-back, high-quality setting.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Barry R wrote a review Nov 2021
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Beautiful resort. Designed for relaxation - a place to chill in absolute comfort and style. Beautiful clean beach with a quick kayak ride out to the reef for snorkeling. Casitas are so comfortable and private. Great pool. So many available excursions.

We are vegan and gluten free and the chef did an incredible job making gourmet dishes around our diets. Breads, Deserts - were incredible.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Michael Haltman wrote a review Nov 2021
Plainview, New York8 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I arrived by private boat after a beautiful plane ride over the country, to a great reception not only by resort staff, but by the owner of the hotel as well!

Arriving at our room, the casitas overlooked the ocean and the room was designed for life in Belize and, in addition, was incredibly luxurious and comfortable.

Whether we were kayaking, swimming with the sharks, jet skiing, taking a beautiful boat ride, walk on the beach or just relaxing by the pool, the staff is phenomenal and knew my name and my wife's name the 1st day.

The menu had wide variety and you can tell that a great deal of thought went into it.

For anyone looking for a place to relax and enjoy time with the one that you love, Matachica indeed is a vacation in paradise and we would very highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Teresa D wrote a review Aug 2021
California7 contributions2 helpful votes
After a long pandemic season, my boyfriend and I were desperate for a real vacation and a break from the US. I'm so glad we opted for Belize and beautiful Matachica. We followed their advice and took the 15 minute flight to the resort, and it was peaceful, smooth, and gorgeous. (Highly recommended!) We were then whisked to the resort by boat and greeted with warmth, smiles, and excellent cocktails! One of our goals in booking travel was to have plenty of space between ourselves and the other guests, and Matachica does this by default. All the beautiful casita suites are independent and private, and the beautiful pier has private lounging decks. What was probably built to feel romantic (this is a popular honeymoon spot for a reason!) works just as well for social distancing.

And now for the common concerns:

SEAGRASS: Yes, it's a thing. No, it's not a dealbreaker. There are staff members constantly raking, shoveling, and carting it far away. That said, if you are dreaming of walking from white sand to turquoise water, it isn't happening on this side of the peninsula at all. Best bet, rent a golf cart and get yourself to the Secret Beach.

GETTING AROUND: Bite the bullet and rent a golf cart and get to know the island's bumpy dirt roads. Spend some time eating your way through San Pedro (fry jacks, lobster curry, salbutes, blackened fish, and jerk chicken should all be on your list!) You'll also need a golf cart to get to the Secret Beach. No seagrass, great restaurants, gorgeous beach/ocean.

COVID: Belize, and San Pedro in particular, take Covid very seriously. You will be expected to wear a mask at all times unless you are in the ocean or a pool. For real. Plan well and bring your comfiest masks. Check to see if there's a curfew, because if you're caught out past it there's a hefty fine. You will need to show proof of vaccine or recent negative test results to enter the country and a negative test result to leave. This can be done right at Matachica for US $75 (they take Venmo and cash).

FOOD: The Food in Belize is fantastic and the resort is no exception. I'm still dreaming of their flight of tacos with a grilled piña colada. Be prepared, though. Belize is a bit pricy and it's easy for a couple to spend $100 a day on food and drinks at the resort, the Secret Beach, or the popular spots in town.

ACTIVITIES: The resort provides complimentary kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and snorkeling gear. The concierge's suggestions are spot-on and might include excursions to Mayan ruins, SCUBA diving adventures, sailing, and more. And no trip to San Pedro is complete without snorkeling or diving in Hol Chan.

The resort encourages guests to split their time between the beach and the jungle, where they have a sister property, and I would probably do that next time. It's a small peninsula, so it doesn't take long to check off most of Ambergris Caye's most popular offerings.

BUGS: None! I don't know how it's possible, but I didn't see a single mosquito.

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: Background music is constant, not just at Matachica, but throughout the Caye. Unfortunately, it is not music that blends into the background well. Adele covers and washed up pop hits were on a constant, irritating loop. But that's much better than some of the things we heard outside of Matachica (Scorpions, Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springsteen just sound weird in the tropics!). There are too many great and setting-appropriate playlists so easily available for this to be such a miss.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Answer from burgapat
Aug 2015 |
Hello Diane, The resort is too small to support a dive shop, but we work with two excellent dive shops in San Pedro Town and dives as well as other activities can be booked at our front desk. Pick-up and drop-off for all dives arranged through the resort is right at our dock. Your stay includes the round trip boat transfers between San Pedro, Ambergris Caye airstrip and the resort. If you like us to, we will be happy to assist with domestic flight arrangements from Belize City International airport to San Pedro A stay includes the use of sea kayaks, snorkel gear, pedal boats, paddle boards and a sunfish sailboat as well as bicycles. The water right off the beach is shallow and there is some sea grass, but there is a safe swimming area at the end of the dock where the depth is comfortable and the bottom is sandy. Matachica has one large infinity edge pool as well as a hot tub For the domestic flights, there is Tropic Air or Maya Island Air. Most of our visitors use Tropic Air but they both have a good safety record
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Answer from burgapat
Jan 2015 |
Matachica is designed with the mature adult in mind and while families with older teens are welcome, a minimum age requirement of 14 years applies. The vast majority of guests are couples
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Tammy D asked a question Oct 2014
Wilson, Michigan1 contribution
is there a outside bar by the pool?
Answer from burgapat
Nov 2014 |
there is no outside bar by the pool but there is drinks service to the pool as well as the beach
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