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Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August

Posted By: Turnbun1971

Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/09/03 02:44 AM

Hi, there!

First, I am ONLY inquiring about Mata Rocks. Please don't recommend any other hotels on this thread.

For those of you who stayed at Mata Rocks, please tell me of your experience. It looks fabulous on the web, and I believe I've read good things here, but I just want to make sure.

Also, they have quoted us their summer special of 5 nights for $229/person. We will be there the last week of August (through Labor Day). Should I go ahead and book the summer special now, or should I hold out and see if they'll drop their price when it gets closer to the date?

Thanks for your help!

Jennifer
Posted By: Pedro1

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/09/03 02:55 AM

What no yellow fruit allowed from Jackie-in Augustwhich is med. season I think you can get cheaper prices at various places-my bet is make an offer and if you are comfortable with that- take it.
Posted By: New England Girl

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/09/03 03:04 AM

Hey Turnbun,

We just returned from Mata Rocks 2 days ago! The tan has already started to fade :-(
But the memories are still fresh!

Anyways, we stayed in one of their Ocean Front Jr. Suits. In my mind when I hear the word "suite" I create my own mental image. These Jr. Suites were nice but a bit smaller than I expected. Don't get me wrong, we didn't have to go outside to change our minds. I can honestly say it only took us a couple of days to get used to the space and then we were off and running! And we loved our deck which we sat out on every morning while enjoying our coffee. We were literally 15 feet from the water!

The staff were awesome! I really could go on and on about them. Terri & Liz (and son Tyson and canine companion Czar) and all employees of Mata Rocks were so kind and were always available to assist or plan an event.

The pool is small but certainly gets the job done when all you need is a dip or just a refreshing change from the salt water. They keep the place very clean, which in my humble opinion is tough with a constant sand blowing breeze!

The beach bar, The Squirrel's Nest is great too. From the continental breakfast every morning to the great lunches and of course the cocktails - it brings lots of folks together for plenty of smiles.

So, I say give Mata Rocks your consideration if what you have read works for you. How much time does one REALLY spend in their room anyways?.....
Unless you are on your honeymoon cuz you just got married in Belize!!! (but that's another post that will be coming shortly!)

I hope you enjoy your stay!
New England Girl
Posted By: Johnboy

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/09/03 01:03 PM

Turnbun, As I've stated many times--to each his own....We are going back to MataRocks for the 3rd time July 4th...We love this place...Terry & Liz (owners) will do everything in their power to make you satisfied...They are hands on owners....Tyson (their son) is a blast.....You won't be disappointed with MataRocks regardless of price...They also have installed a new pool....John cool wink
Posted By: Turnbun1971

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/09/03 07:20 PM

It sounds exactly like what we are looking for! When we got married on AC a couple years ago, we stayed up north, and we didn't like having to take a boat into town all the time, so I felt like I missed out on a lot in town. How far of a walk is Mata Rocks into town?
Posted By: klcman

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/09/03 07:31 PM

web site says 20 minutes
Posted By: Turnbun1971

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/09/03 08:41 PM

I'd like to know if the 20 minutes is accurate.
Posted By: New England Girl

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/09/03 09:28 PM

Hi again Turnbun:

I don't think the 20 minutes is accurate UNLESS you walk in town from the beach side. We walked in from the beach which is way more enjoyable than walking on the dusty street and it did take about 20 minutes. If you take the street it should take you less time, maybe 15 minutes.

You may want to get a golf cart OR you can ride a bike which is FREE at Mata Rocks. They have quite a supply of them and are first come first serve.

Hope this helps,
New England Girl
Posted By: klcman

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/10/03 12:38 AM

it's close - I did it everyday at least 2x a day for 12 days this yr - and it clocked the same as it did last year, proving town has not moved.

Hey NEG - welcome back to chilly Maine
Posted By: Johnboy

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/10/03 01:13 AM

Turnbun---The bicycles are for daytime only, I think....We always have a golf cart so can't say for sure on the time, but I think they are pretty close on 15----20 min....It's a lovely walk on the beach...Several great 'STOPS" on the way...ENJOY...John cool wink smile
Posted By: Turnbun1971

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/10/03 05:21 PM

Thanks, everyone! I think we'll book it. It sounds great. I love walking, so 20 minutes won't bother me at all, esp. if we're walking on the beach in San Pedro!
Posted By: jheald

Re: Mata Rocks and hotel rates in August - 04/10/03 06:12 PM

We were just there last week and really enjoyed our time. Had one of the suites. As someone else mentioned, they are a little on the small side, but we never really made use of the kitchen - except for the frig and the microwave.

Staff is great. The beach is quite a bit smaller than the picture on their web site and brochure. They took it before they put in the pool and some more suites, filling up much of the area in front of the bar.

As for the 20 minutes to town - it's a bit of an exaggeration. 20 minutes will probably get you to the very edge of town unless you walk slowly. Might take you another 5-10 minutes depending on where you are going.

The continental breakfast is pretty minimal. If you are into things like breakfast tacos, there's a local place on the road, just past Banyan Bay.

And the little hole in the wall store across from Banana Bay has great prices. Very convenient for bellikens, water and little stuff.
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