Put a Tropical Spin on Christmas This Year With a Stay at Matachica

by Giulissa Hernandez


Are you dreaming of a Christmas that’s a far cry from the usual winter wonderland? If you’re looking to swap snowflakes for sunshine and carolers for coconut palms, consider celebrating the holidays in the tropics. Belize’s balmy weather combined with yuletide gaiety creates the perfect winter vacation. Located on the north side of Ambergris Caye, Matachica is a luxurious adults-only resort that promises to make your festive season extraordinary. With its cozy casitas, al fresco dining, and a fantastic 4-night package, Matachica makes the ultimate Christmas destination. Grab your bags, leave your coats behind, and take a flight to Belize. 

The Ambience of Ambergris Caye


Glide through San Pedro Town, thanks to complimentary bikes at many resorts. Image courtesy Roeming Belize

Since spring-breakers and families flock to this island during the warmer seasons of the year, you’d be making the perfect choice in going during the winter. You’ll find a laid-back atmosphere, a friendly local community, and a range of exciting activities, all set against the backdrop of lush tropical scenery. Ambergris Caye’s north side, where Matachica is located, is particularly known for its tranquility and pristine beauty. It’s the ideal place to experience the best of Belize while escaping the holiday hustle and bustle.

If you find yourself craving some social interaction, simply heading into downtown San Pedro will do the trick. Welcoming locals, piquant cocktails, and mouthwatering meals all await for you to enjoy!

Blissful Accommodations

Back at Matachica, you will be living like royalty. Choose between beach bungalows, casitas or suites that all have the charming ocean breeze flowing through. All of the accommodations are beautifully designed and blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings. These casitas offer a private and serene retreat, with lush gardens, private patios, and some even feature ocean views. The vibrant and stylish decor creates a cheerful and welcoming atmosphere, and the comfortable amenities make it a home away from home. So, settle in your patio’s hammock and rock to the sound of waves crashing on the shore.

Delectable Cuisine

Matachica takes dining to a whole new level with its open-air restaurant, Mambo. Imagine savoring a Christmas dinner under the stars, surrounded by swaying palm trees and the soothing sounds of the Caribbean Sea. Mambo offers a mouthwatering fusion of Belizean and international flavors, prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re enjoying fresh seafood, tropical fruits, or a refreshing cocktail, dining at Mambo is a delightful experience that will make your Christmas feel truly special. If you visit this winter, you’ll be delighted to have a taste of traditional Belizean meals made during this season. 

An Appealing 4-Night Package

Danny’s Tree Bar. Photo by Matachica Resort

If you needed an incentive, here it is! To make your Christmas getaway even more appealing, Matachica offers a fantastic 4-night package that includes a variety of perks. This package allows you to enjoy the resort’s amenities, pamper yourself at the spa, and explore the nearby Shark Ray Alley.

Whether you want to snorkel, paddleboard, or simply relax on the beach, this package provides the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. And let’s not forget: Matachica is an adults-only resort, ensuring an uninterrupted getaway. 

The Fall months in Belize are almost just as warm and sunny as the rest of the year. Photo Courtesy: Matachica

So, why not ditch the winter coat and the traditional tree this year and opt for a Christmas with a tropical twist? Matachica offers an unforgettable way to celebrate the holiday season in a Caribbean paradise. Escape the cold and create lifelong memories while savoring the sun, sea, and serenity that Belize has to offer. 

Featured Photo by Everyday Pursuits 

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