Mata Rocks Resort

Mata Rocks Resort

45 Coconut Drive PO Box 47, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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4.5
#16 of 29 resorts in San Pedro
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Mata Rocks is a boutique beachfront resort located on Ambergris Caye in San Pedro, Belize. The resort is situated south of the main town, approximately a 15 minute golf cart ride from the airport. The resort features 17 rooms all with ocean views, a pool, a bar and so much more! Here you'll be able to relax, enjoy the beautiful beach, partake in multiple activities and tours, and explore all that San Pedro and Belize have to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free airport transportation
Massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

45 Coconut Drive PO Box 47, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 66 out of 100
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San Pedro Airport
Caye Caulker Airport
15.5 km
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adnerbk wrote a review Jan 2020
Winnipeg, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We just spent a glorious 12 day family vacation in San Pedro on Ambergris Quay where we took full advantage of the ocean activities :(scuba/snorkel/swim) and daily outings to wonderful food vendors. Mata Rocks, our beachfront hotel was clean, safe and friendly. Our staff was most accommodating ( especially Everett) and even upgraded us when we ran into a problem with our room. Continental breakfast is limited and they don’t have a restaurant on site but there is a beach bar. However, we used their free bikes daily to cycle to town on the beach and it was a blast! They also offered free taxi service to and from the pier upon arrival and departure.
The island is extremely friendly and the locals are amazing! Sea grass, although quite prolific, affected the beach area in front of Mata Rocks from time to time and should be managed more carefully. We did find that other areas of the beachfront did a better job of cleaning it up.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mindy L wrote a review Feb 2020
Columbus, Ohio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When you come up to Mata Rocks and leave the street to back of the property it is like a different world. You are right on the beach front a small pool and bar with lounge chairs on the beach and by the pool. Elliot the manager was most helpful when we arrived to make us feel comfortable and to acclimate to the area.

The rooms were very nice it had a queen bed, fridge, sink and microwave which you pick up some items for you stay at the Super Buy. The room was clean and neat. The shower is only complaint it did not have very good water pressure.

Elliot help us arrange a snorkeling excursion to Mexico Rocks with Serious Adventures.
Alll in all this was great property to stay at in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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smilelysusieq wrote a review May 2020
Surrey, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Belize in late November/December 2019 and stayed at Mata Rocks Hotel. Elliot and Staff are incredible. Welcoming and happy to assist in any way possible. The rooms are spotless. Cute beachside bar where early morning continental breakfast was served and open for evening cocktails with TV for game style viewing. It was a great place to meet the other guests and exchange tips on where to go on the Island. The pool is small but fine for a dip to cool off. The Beach beside the Hotel has easy access to the ocean. We did not experience much sargassum during our visit. The best way to get around it to rent a golf cart although you can easily get to town by walking. Great local restaurant across the street called Robin's Kitchen. Stewed chicken, beans and rice a local specialty was $5 US. Secret Beach is a much do. The water is incredible. We also took the Ferry to Quay Caulker. It was a great day trip. I can't wait to go back again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ocean view/pool deck but all rooms are nice and have an ocean view.
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Sarah wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mata Rocks was beautiful, and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. We were some of the first people to stay at Mata Rocks after new ownership and we could tell that each staff member took the time to make us feel so special and welcomed even while they were still trying to set up and while construction was going on. Anita, Elliot, and Jose helped us plan our trips and get the necessary equipment (arranging taxis, golf carts to Secret Beach, bicycles to go further in town, etc.). The breakfast every morning and the drinks at the bar were delicious. The location was perfect too: far enough away from the main town but still close to a lot of really great restaurants that were in walking or biking distance. We definitely recommend Mata Rocks to anyone looking to have a beautiful stay in Belize with very friendly and welcoming hosts!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Taylor Ankier, Owner at Mata Rocks Resort
Responded Aug 31, 2021
Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your kind words. We love hearing that our staff is incredible, makes us feel like we're doing something right! Your endorsement of our resort is much appreciated! Hope you come back and stay with us again soon.
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Michelle G wrote a review May 2022
Kelowna, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A cute and smaller resort, rooms are steps away from the beach. Quiet location close to local amenities. Rooms are reminiscent of a higher end B and B super cute, compact and very clean! Air conditioning works phenomenally well. Nice pool barely used! What makes this site so valuable is the dedicated local team who are honestly invested in making sure all visitors enjoy their trip to their country, they go over and above to make you feel welcome. The bartenders attracted locals and residents from other resorts due to their personable and high quality service. The food was well made and reasonably priced everything from local dishes to one of the most delicious pizzas I’ve ever eaten. Drinks were well made, bartenders knowledgeable however a slight decrease in price and a wider variety of products and I probably would not ventured elsewhere as the ambience and environment was enough to keep me content to spend all my time in the evenings there. A dedicated security team makes this site super secure. I can honestly say without this service I probably would not of enjoyed my stay as much as I did. I never go to the same place twice but for this quality of service I am considering returning to San Pedro and this site. In all my trips around the world this is service like no other!
Marsee to the amazing crew at Mata Rocks!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Taylor Ankier, Owner at Mata Rocks Resort
Responded May 13, 2022
Thank you for the review Michelle! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, we pride ourselves on customer service and guest satisfaction. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
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Weezer22 wrote a review Jan 2022
Seattle
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is smaller than many with great bedroom views of the barrier reef. It is a very quiet part of town. Everything is freshly painted, mattresses are sublime and the staff are so kind. On our day of arrival in Belize City we were so late that we should have missed our connecting flight. Maya airlines delayed the flight and airline told us that Mata Rocks staff had phoned to see if we made it! The hotel has canoes that can be borrowed to paddle out to the Barrier Reef buoy, tied up and you can snorkel the reef. There are are also golf carts and bycycles to use. Robin’s cafe is 500 feet away. I definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Taylor Ankier, Owner at Mata Rocks Resort
Responded Apr 15, 2022
Thanks for the review! We try to provide the best customer service possible and that means checking on our guests from the moment they step off the plane in Belize. We also want our guest to enjoy their experience of staying at a small resort by providing amenities like bikes and paddle boards free of charge, we're so happy you used them :)
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Clara H wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay at Mata Rocks. We especially appreciated the staff - friendly, fun, and helped us arrange excellent snorkeling and boating tours on the island. Thanks so much for all your help!

We liked the location a lot, too. It’s south of the town center, but you can still get to restaurants and hot spots by walking or very short taxi. We tried tons of different restaurants and bars, and liked being on a quieter part of the island.

We also loved the beach bar - we ordered drinks at the bar and had them in the pool a couple nights, it was a great way to wind down.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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patricia s wrote a review Jan 2023
Bern, Switzerland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Pay attention!
In mid-October 2022 we made a reservation for one week through booking with the possibility of cancellation free of charge.
Days later we cancelled this reservation, but Mata Rocks had already debited 50 % of the credit card immediately.
In the terms and conditions it is written that the refund lasts 30 days. After this period we wrote two emails to ask for a refund,
When we didn't get any answer, we had to turn to Booking.
Thanks to Booking's customer service, we got our refund a few days later!
It is regrettable that we had to waste time and money, as we lost 75 dollars with this refund.
Where is the seriousness of this place?
We had the opportunity to walk around the outside of the hotel and there is no beach, but a concrete wall.
Dirty, just doesn't look taken care of.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Taylor Ankier, Owner at Mata Rocks Resort
Responded Feb 8, 2024
We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with your reservation and refund process. We take your feedback seriously and are disappointed to hear about your negative experience. Rest assured, we strive to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and guest satisfaction. Regarding your reservation, we understand the frustration caused by the delay in processing your refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will investigate the matter further to ensure that such issues are addressed promptly in the future. As for the condition of the property, we take cleanliness and maintenance very seriously. We will address any areas that require attention to ensure that our guests have a pleasant experience during their stay. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our services. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for a more enjoyable experience.
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townsendTucson wrote a review Jun 2022
Tucson
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is hard to put into words what a great experience we had staying at Mata Rocks. To start I want to recognize Harry and Javier for being exemplary employees. There wasn't anything they wouldn't do to make our stay the highlight of our trip. I also want to mention Giselle, Gustavo and Maricela. Every employee walked around with a genuine smile and everything they did to support us in having a memorable stay at the resort and on the island was commendable. I felt like I was visiting family. I highly recommend staying at this sweet boutique. The location is a perfect to everywhere and the food is so outstanding that if you choose to remain on the site you won't be disappointed. I am looking forward to returning next year. Simply the best.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: They are all excellent.
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Response from Taylor Ankier, Owner at Mata Rocks Resort
Responded Feb 8, 2024
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! We're truly honored by your kind words and thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience at Mata Rocks. It's wonderful to know that our staff, including Harry, Javier, Giselle, Gustavo, and Maricela, went above and beyond to ensure that your stay was memorable and enjoyable. We strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all of our guests, and we're delighted that you felt like you were visiting family during your time with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our location, which provides easy access to everywhere on the island, and that you found our food to be outstanding. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back next year for another unforgettable stay. Thank you for choosing Mata Rocks, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! If there's anything else we can do to make your next stay even more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to let us know. Safe travels until we meet again!
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LKMSanDiego wrote a review Oct 2021
San Diego
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a fabulous stay at Maya Rocks. My room was big and had everything I needed and a great view. The bar/restaurant served delicious food, and the breakfast was filling. They had free on-site bikes to use and you can text a golf cart right there. The people were so friendly and accommodated all my questions with a smile! I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: They have bikes and golf carts to rent. Plus, they’ll book trips!
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Response from Taylor Ankier, Owner at Mata Rocks Resort
Responded Nov 11, 2021
Thanks for choosing Mata Rocks Resort, we can wait to have you back!
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Answer from Mata Rocks Resort
San Pedro, Belize2 helpful votes
You can swim in the ocean in front of the hotel We put a seawall in last summer due to beach erosion. We put a ladder off the end of the dock for easy acces. I will say the best visibility is at the reef which the staff can arrange trips to. Terry
Answer from orlando_32
Croydon, United Kingdom12 contributions43 helpful votes
We travelled in august. Options from main airport are water taxi - 1.5 hours ($30) or 6 seater aircraft - 20 mins ($150).
Answer from Steve Y
Seattle, Washington17 contributions
We took the ferry from Belize City after arriving at the international airport. There is an airport on Ambergris Caye with connections from the international airport but I didn't look into this.
DISNEYCHICKS asked a question May 2017
Wisconsin5,510 contributions254 helpful votes
Hi, Julie. What would you like to know about this accommodation?
Answer from Sam A
15 contributions1 helpful vote
Mata Rocks has a variety of rooms ranging from multiple queen size beds, to single queen/king. Must be an availability thing.
Answer from Mata Rocks Resort
San Pedro, Belize2 helpful votes
Your agent can email me directly at or call 1-888-628-2757 The e-mail is on our web page Terry
worldtravelpros wrote a tip Dec 2023
Cleveland, Ohio78 contributions81 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on the second floor - you get a balcony and some enhanced privacy."
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SpunkyDurk2 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Cincinnati, Ohio4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check credible sources to gauge the seaweed issues before you book. The smell and the lack of access to water sports was a downer."
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Ken Y. wrote a tip Feb 2023
Calgary, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"At the pool bar, ask for the "Javier Special""
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Beachsing wrote a tip Feb 2023
Port Aransas, Texas52 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms with a balcony were worth the small upgrade in price."
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Shlomo F wrote a tip Oct 2022
Qiryat Ata, Israel12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"San Pedro is a nice place to come for a very comfortable, calm vacation. I was lucky enough to enjoy it while on a business trip, and managed to enjoy some diving in between "
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PRICE RANGE
C$200 - C$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mata rocks hotel san pedro, mata rocks san pedro
LOCATION
BelizeBelize CayesAmbergris CayeSan Pedro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mata Rocks Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Mata Rocks Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mata Rocks Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mata Rocks Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mata Rocks Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mata Rocks Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hidden Treasure Restaurant, The Baker, and Robin's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mata Rocks Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mata Rocks Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mata Rocks Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mata Rocks Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Mata Rocks Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mata Rocks Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Mata Rocks Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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