Fodor's Expert Review Matachica Resort & Spa
Beachfront, 5 miles (8 km) north of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Corozal, Belize Fodor's Choice
Thatch casitas in shades of mango, banana, and blueberry offset by brilliant white sand give this deluxe beachfront resort a Gauguin-like quality. Inside, the fabric, artwork, and tiles echo the outdoor colors. The five beachfront casitas with king beds, Matouk and Frette linens, and private patios command the best views of the sea and the barrier reef. Jade Spa offers banana and papaya facials, coffee scrubs, and chocolate body wraps along with more traditional spa services. There's a large swimming pool, kid-free. Delectable though pricey seafood and other dishes are served at Mambo, with both indoor and outdoor seating. The same owners now operate Gaia Riverlodge in the Mountain Pine Ridge, so jungle-beach packages are offered, along with a variety of fishing, diving, and holiday packages. Staff members here are famously attentive.
- charming collection of casitas on the beach
- friendly staff and good management
- postcard-pretty beach
- no kids under 14 allowed
Rate Includes: Some meals, Complimentary boat transfers upon arrival and departure