Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Northern Belize Hotels

Maruba Resort Jungle Spa

  • Design

Pros

  • Remote
  • Some find it sexy and hip

Cons

  • Some find it outlandish
  • Can be buggy
  • Not in a particularly scenic area of Belize

Updated 09/12/2013

Fodor's Review

Maruba definitely delivers an exotic experience in a jungle setting, complete with 24-hour electricity, air-conditioned cabañas, fresh flowers in the rooms, high-thread-count sheets, and, in some suites, hot tubs. The decor is nearly, if not actually, over the top, with gold-painted stucco walls in some rooms, mock stained-glass windows made from old bottles, and bold fabric prints. The restaurant ($$$–$$$$) boasts "nouveau jungle" cuisine, a selection of fish, shrimp,

and pork dishes, often interestingly prepared, with salads and vegetables from local gardens. At night the restaurant and bar are bathed in black light. Maruba probably gets more mixed reactions from guests than any other hotel in Belize; some love it while others think it's a bit too much. Maruba's spa touts its "Mood Mud" therapy, using six different mud baths. One is supposed to arouse sexual passion. (In general, Maruba is geared towards adults.) Day visitors can have lunch or another meal at Maruba, take a swim (a second pool is reserved for overnight guests only), go horseback riding, and have spa treatments.

Read More

Hotel Information

Address:

Mile 40.5 Old Northern Hwy., 10 miles (17 km) north of Altun Ha, Maskall Village, Belize

Phone:

225-5555

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 8 rooms, 10 suites
  • All-inclusive; No meals; All meals

Updated 09/12/2013

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Sights

See all hotels in Northern Belize

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Room

Décor

Service

Value

Advertisement