Awards & Reviews

Matachica Awards and Reviews

  • CNTRAVELER.com, July 2012

    "…luxuriated in hammocks, and fantasized about coming back as overnight guests…"

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  • DestinationWeddingMag.com, July 2012

    "Luxuries come in the form of Frette linens, private patios and handcrafted mahogany furniture. After a day in..."

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  • TheNewsStar.com, July 2012

    "Matachica is a fun remote escape. Flight connections are easy. Everyone speaks English. There is no problem with..."

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  • TheKnot.com, July 2012

    "This low-key Central American gem gets exotic both above and below sea level, with ancient Mayan ruins, miles..."

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  • Hitched.co.uk, July 2012

    "Extend your wedding bliss with Matachica's endearing honeymoon package as the romance continues, Belizean-style, to both your hearts'..."

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  • TravelPlus.co.uk, June 2012

    "Matachica's impeccably chic overall decor draws upon the owner's passion for both the island's native heritage and his..."

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  • Organic Spa Magazine, July 2012

    "Tucked amid the palm trees on the tip of Ambergris Caye, Belize, the Matachica Resort and Jade Spa..."

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  • WEDALERTHONEYMOONS.COM, June 2012

    "The villas at Matachica are spacious, privately located from each other and include Matachica's distinctive features of large...""

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  • CaribbeaneMagazine.com, 2012

    "Matachica's impeccably chic overall décor draws upon the owner's passion for both the island's native heritage and his..."

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  • FloridaSportsman.com, 2012

    "Long considered the hidden jewel of Belize, Matachica, the exquise, award-winning beach resort is proud to announce the..."

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  • HotelChicBlog.com, 2012

    "I was hankering for a truly relaxing put-me-in-a-coma vacation, and as soon as I saw the images of..."

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  • Ebony Magazine, April 2012

    "Eco-chic lodging reigns at the Matachica Resort & Spa, including thatched-roof oceanfront casitas..."

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  • Incentivetravel.co.uk, 2012

    "Long considered the hidden jewel of Belize, Matachica, the exquisite, award-winning beach resort has announced the completion of..."

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  • ShermansTravel.com, 2012

    "Matachica Resort & Spa, casual days spent relaxing on a pretty white-sand beach or a shimmering pool set..."

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  • The Times Newspaper, December 2011

    "We had moved up the island to Matachica, another beautiful beach hotel, accessible only by boat, its brightly..."

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  • Bridal Guide Magazine, November 2011

    "Located just in front of the world's second-largest barrier reef, Matachica Resort and Spa nestles amidst a beautiful..."

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  • Departure Magazine, November 2011

    "At the newly renovated Matachica Resort & Spa, a boutique hotel on Ambergris Caye in Belize, the brilliant..."

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  • Brides Magazine, September 2011

    "Twentysomethings sip margaritas on the talcum beach, twist to beats in the bumpin' lobby-slash-lounge, and do dins at..."

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  • NYTIMES.com, 2011

    "Looking for five-star service at three-star prices? Try Latin American for your next vacation. Whether it's due to..."

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  • TrendLuxury.com, 2011

    "Proclaimed as the anti-generic beach resort, Matachica now offers an even more striking Caribbean getaway with a signature..."

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  • USAToday.com, 2011

    "Belize boasts an ideal setting for a spa vaction -- the sound of the ocean and the tropical..."

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  • Cvent.com, 2011

    "Are you looking for a property located on an isolated Caribbean island for a retreat or incentive where..."

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  • Johansens.com, 2011

    "Though only a short water-taxi ride from the lively shops and restaurants of San Pedro, Matachica is located..."

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  • Travesias Magazine, November 2011

    "Matachica lies on a quiet beach in the Caribbean Sea. The hotel is somewhat reminiscent of the beautiful..."

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  • AMBERGRISTODAY.COM, 2011

    "Personal and individualized attention is what has set Matachica apart from other resorts we have visited..."

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  • Trans-Americas.com, 2010

    "It's about to get easier to book a beachfront stay at Matachica, the hippest and most polished boutique..."

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  • Lonely Planet

    Vying for the title of most seriously hip resort in all of Belize is this one, way up..."

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  • USA Today

    Belize, on the Caribbean Sea in Central America, "blends the best of both worlds," and Matachica Beach Resort..."

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  • CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER, 2011

    "Chica by name, chic by design. Small, laid-back, barefoot-luxury place, five miles north of San Pedro."

  • Concierge.com, 2011

    “Matachica is the anti-generic beach resort. Despite all the requisite trappings (a gorgeous stretch of white sand, iguanas..."

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2011

    “The eclectic menu here touches on a wide range of world cuisines. From the seared scallops in Jamaican..."

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  • Fashion Magazine Website, 2011

    If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own private escape, specifically designed to help you dissolve your stress,..."

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  • Sherman Travel

    Sequestered at the north end of the island, Matachica Beach Resort is renowned for its charm and seclusion...."

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  • Home & Design Magazine Website

    Guests can enjoy white-sand beaches, easy access to the world’s second-longest living barrier reef and a spa offering..."

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  • THE LIFE OF LUXURY, OCTOBER 2010

    “The Matachica Resort is located on miles of natural white-sand beaches overlooking the crystal-blue sea. Matachica has skillfully..."

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  • HIDDEN TREASURE MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2010

    “Matachica has been referred to as the anti-generic beach resort, and now proudly offers an incredible Caribbean getaway..."

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  • DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS, OCTOBER 2010

    “The resort [is] directly across from the world’s second-longest barrier reef… pastimes are decidedly water-centric… excellent diving and..."

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  • DESTINATION I DO, OCTOBER 2010

    “No matter if you are honeymooning or visiting Belize to say “I do,” Matachica serves up romance in..."

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  • Lonely Planet, 2010

    It’s always a good sign when they take your welcome cocktail order and radio it in so it’s..."

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  • FODOR’S REVIEW, 2010

    “Casitas in shades of mango, banana, and blueberry offset by brilliant white sand give this resort a Gauguin-like..."

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  • CONDÉ NAST JOHANSENS AWARDS, 2010

    Matachica was awarded as the Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway in Mexico and Central America by Condé Nast Johansens,..."

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  • COASTAL LIVING, OCTOBER 2009

    “Day seven concluded with a seaside massage at Matachica and Al has to admit that as much as..."

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  • FROMMER’S, 2009

    “This is one of the more northern resorts on Ambergris Caye and in many ways, the hippest. There’s..."

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  • TRAVEL + LEISURE, 2007

    “The newly renovated Matachica Beach Resort, on the private northern side of the island, makes an ideal base:..."

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  • The Telegraph (UK)

    “Luxury means not just a beautiful beach but discreet service, excellent food, a fabulous spa and, of course,..."

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES July 2006

    “The recently renovated Matachica, a resort where celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Dr. Phil and Tiger Woods have stayed”"

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  • TRAVEL + LEISURE, 2003

    “Housed in a huge palapa, where log columns support a spectacular cathedral ceiling with a dozen spinning fans,..."

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Jade Spa Awards and Reviews

Mambo Restaurant Awards and Reviews

  • TheKnot.com, 2011

    "In Matachica, take a seat at Mambo Restaurant and try the homemade pasta…"

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  • THE ROUGH GUIDE TO BELIZE

    "Mambo, the dining room of the Matachica Beach Resort and Ambergris Caye’s top restaurant, with superb food..."

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  • CONDÉ NAST JOHANSENS AWARDS, 2011

    "Condé Nast Johansens, the purveyor of international luxury travel guides, has revealed the winners of the 2011..."

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  • CENTRAL AMERICA SOL Y LUNA GUIDE, 1998

    “With freshly baked bread and exquisite international dishes seasoned with home-grown spices, Mambo Cuisine is one of..."

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  • FODOR’S, 1998

    “The variety and delectability of the meals served reflects the care and expertise that go into their..."

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  • CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER, 1998

    “With Matachica Beach Resort and its Mambo Cuisine Restaurant, Belize is making a quantum leap in becoming..."

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