We just returned from AC last week. I know that you are looking at the Mata Chica, but PLEASE consider the Portofino. We stayed there in their honeymoon suite for 7 days. It is just a little north of Mata Chica, but it is wonderful there. They treat you like royalty and the accomodations are quite nice. I don't believe that you can take a golf cart to the Mata Chica or the Portofino, but their boat goes into town a few times a day, so you are not stuck there. The restaurant is good, and if you want to go snorkeling or whatever, they will make arrangements to have the tour operator pick you up from their dock. We felt so pampered at the Portofino, and would highly recommend it!!!!