Schmooze Cruise: Matachica Resort’s Newest Way to Enjoy Happy Hour On The Water

by Gisselle Hernandez

Ah, summer. The season of salty-air, sun-kissed skin, and days spent watching sunsets over the ocean. Then there’s one staple activity that brings all of these together and takes them to the next level: the schmooze cruise. This glorious summer-centric tradition lures in locals and travelers alike, offering an out from the mundane of daily life to live out your wildest tropical dreams. And what better place to test it out than at Belize’s party island of Ambergris Caye? Located on the northern portion of the island, Matachica Resort holds the summer’s hottest water activity, the schmooze cruise

Sipping on the High Seas with Matachica 

Sure, nursing a rum cocktail from Matachica’s very own mixologist, Lawrence, is enough to keep us anchored at Danny’s Tree Bar. But why not take the fun to the high seas? Hop aboard one of the boats for a different kind of Happy Hour on Thursdays and Saturdays. You’ll be served up to four drinks from 4 pm to 6 pm – and the onboard bartender will ensure they’re perfectly catered to your taste. That drink in hand will taste sweeter paired with a heart-stirring fiery sunset over picturesque Ambergris Caye. 

A bird’s eye view of the redesigned deck. Image courtesy of Matachica

Let’s not forget aboard Matachica’s Schmooze Cruise you’ll also have a front-row seat to the World UNESCO Heritage Site, Belize’s Barrier Reef! Swimming below you and your fellow schmoozers is an eclectic burst of marine life waiting for your company. Take a dip in the cerulean waters and see the beauty for yourself before downing any tropical cocktail waiting for you aboard. Or if can simply listen to the waves complement the music, appreciating the fact that all your worries are melting away along with the sun. 

A New Way to Connect 

Matachica’s cocktail cruise is more than its expertly mixed drinks, though. It’s a chance to bond with like-minded travelers, your fellow explorers turned seafarers. After all, it is a schmooze cruise! The experience is especially ideal for solo travelers looking to swap adventure stories and rack up anecdotes along their journey. Out here, amongst the beauty of Belize and the tranquility of the ocean, a sort of magic tends to sweep over the boat. Bask in it as much as you can before heading back to the resort for some lounging on the pier. 

Private by Nature 

As one of the top 10 resorts in Central America, Matachica Resort offers seclusion without compromising adventure. But if you exclusively thirst for the latter, plan a stay at the resort’s sister property deep in the jungles of Belize at Gaia Riverlodge. Better yet, why not have the best of both worlds? With this reef and rainforest package, you’ll experience the blues of the Caribbean Sea and the wildness of Mountain Pine Ridge. 

Images courtesy Matachica Resort.

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