Mata Chica is a deluxe, secluded resort located on the northern end of Ambergris Caye. Set on a long stretch on pearly white sand, the resort features 14 air-conditioned villas exquisitely decorated with hand painted murals, earthy furniture, colorful blankets brought from Mexico and Guatemala and spacious "jungle" bathrooms. An elegant lobby complete with cushioned sofas draped with fine fabrics from around the world makes a perfect setting for cocktails before dinner or to read a book from the library's extensive selection. The Jade Spa provides a large array of treatments and massages while the bar area offers an intimate atmosphere with its cozy furnishings and ambient house music. But the main highlight of the resort is the Mambo Restaurant, providing a fabulous dining experience of innovative dishes prepared with fresh seafood, homemade pastas and garden-grown spices and herbs.