Why Instagrammers love this Ambergris Caye Resort

by Gisselle Hernandez
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Scroll through the Ambergris Caye location tags on Instagram you’ll notice a constant colorful backdrop gracing influencers’ selfies: Matachica’s Resorts’s vibrant casitas. The adults-only luxury resort seems to be the go-to for those wanting to add a little pizazz to their vacation photos, and it’s no wonder why. Just a speedboat away from party central San Pedro Town, this beachfront tropical stay lures in visitors with their secluded hideaways and hooks them in with its affinity for being Instagrammable. 

Sunshine-colored stays

 

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Matachica Resort holds 32 casitas and villas, each one providing a uniquely-themed experience to each guest. You can choose from a sunshine-yellow thatched casita to a sunset-orange villa to enjoy the luxurious amenities waiting for you inside. Want a view of the Caribbean Sea while you relax? Try out the open air hammocks on the porch while you gaze out to cerulean waters. This spot is many Instagrammer’s favorite to snap a quick photo for the grid, since the hued casita behind the hammock makes a perfect backdrop.  

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Speaking of color, each room boasts a prismatic mural by the Montreal illustrator Cecile Gariepy above the bed, creating the most artistic headboard you’ve ever seen. That alone is worth a post on the photo-sharing app, one bound to draw an appreciative nod from design enthusiasts. With these gracious modern touches, there’s probably only one thing that can get you to leave the comfort of your villa: the 10-acres of pristine beach. 

Lazing & lounging at the photo-worthy dock

 

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When Matachica says beachfront, they really do mean beachfront. The Caribbean Sea is mere steps away from your thatched abode, and the resort offers an incomparable way to experience it. Often the subject of many visitors’ Instagram photos, Matachica’s herringbone-lined wooden dock is the definition of tropical paradise lounging. The dock holds seven large lounging pods, often used by bikini-clad influencers to display the ultimate rest and relaxation vibes at Matachica. Each pod is shaded by large beach umbrellas, letting you take naps for as long as you need. 

More ways to unplug 

 

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As if that wasn’t rejuvenating enough, the award-winning resort also offers spa services from its well-known Jade Spa. There’s no better way to rid yourself of worldly worries than receiving a beach massage al fresco. After having your stubborn shoulder kinks rubbed out, head to the divine on-site Mambo restaurant to snap more pics of the open-air dining. Hint: A beautifully plated sourdough crust pizza pairs well with the glittering Caribbean Sea in the background. 

By the time you (grudgingly) leave this small yet stunning resort, you’ll understand why Condé Nast Traveller named Matachica one of the Top 10 Resorts in Central America.

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