Located on the white sand beaches of Ambergris Caye, Matachica is ideal for those looking for a peaceful place to relax with plenty of laid-back Caribbean charm.
The magic of Victoria House comes from its understated luxury and relaxed atmosphere as much as its beautiful setting on a white sand beach. An Audley favorite, it blends plantation style charm and character with modern conveniences and great service.
Lush tropical gardens dripping with bougainvillea and hibiscus surround the stately low-rise buildings at Victoria House. Magnificent palms and inviting hammocks sway in the breeze as guests enjoy views across the calm turquoise seas. As with all beaches on Ambergris Caye, there are areas of sea grass close to shore, making snorkeling limited to boat trips, but with two fantastic swimming pools this doesn't detract from a stay here. The atmosphere at the hotel is very informal and the service is warm and friendly whilst being very attentive.
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Staterooms, Casitas, Plantation rooms, Suites and Villas are all set in lush tropical gardens. Each is air conditioned and tastefully decorated, featuring an en suite bathroom and a range of facilities.
Staterooms are located in the main building, featuring a queen size bed and shared balcony and offering good value for money. The thatched Casitas allow you to appreciate your surroundings from a private veranda, while Plantation rooms are found in two separate buildings, featuring king size beds and a private veranda with views over the gardens, pool and beach. The size and location of the Suites varies, but all are spacious, with the Infinity Suites featuring two bedrooms for families. Whether its Jacuzzis, kitchens or cozy living areas, each offers additional amenities, making them a more luxurious option. Villas have two, three or five bedrooms, making them an excellent option for families. Some have their own pool and many are located right on the beachfront.
Victoria House is set at the quiet end of a long stretch of beach and feels quite secluded, yet it's within easy reach of the restaurants, bars and shops of laid-back San Pedro town - an unusual combination on the island. You could walk, hire a bike or take a golf buggy or taxi to get into town, which is just a ten minute drive away.
Food and drink
The formal restaurant serves a wide range of delicious gourmet meals in the evening, while more casual lunches or dinners can be taken in the palapa thatched roof bar or by the pool. A light continental breakfast is included in the hotel room rate, but full breakfasts are also available for an extra charge. There are also some excellent restaurants a walk or taxi ride away.
Facilities and activities
In addition to the two swimming pools, the hotel runs its own dive and activity center that can take you to the magnificent coral reefs nearby and further afield should you wish. Bicycles and kayaks are available for guest use, and there's also a spa on site, with massage service available.
One of the best beach hotels in Belize - we love the secluded beachfront location, excellent facilities and friendly staff who make sure you have everything you need throughout your stay.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
With an enviable location right on the beach, Xanadu offers guests a relaxing place to unwind and recuperate while enjoying dramatic vistas of the Caribbean Sea.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This excursion departs early in the morning, at around 6am, and arrives back at around 5.30pm - a full-day trip which allows for three incredible dives in some of the most pristine and beautiful underwater sites in Belize.