$199 Avg/night
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Maruba Resort Jungle Spa

4 stars
40 1/2 Old Northern Highway, Maskall Village,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
11 reviews
Perfect

This was a perfect resort. It was quite and relaxing. See full review

  • Rn2di4
  • Jul 25, 2014
Awesome

We loved the Maruba Jungle Resort. Such a beautiful location (really in the jungle). It would be... See full review

  • Lorapo
  • Jun 26, 2013
Experience Belize at Maruba Resort Jungle and Spa
. Belize's Boutique Resort has all the pampering amenities of an upscale hotel, yet this outrageous getaway is set within the Jungle of Belize.
A 2 hour flight from Houston, Miami, and connecting flights. Maruba's neo-primitive style with a touch of Urban Jungle Chic makes it an eclectic and hip place to stay while indulging in everything a modern spa has to offer.

Your room will be one-of-a-kind retreat, mosaic tile floors, exotic fabrics creating an aura of "tribal chic".
You'll have what you want:
Air conditioning.
Spa treatments including Exotic Mood Mud Massage.
Tantalizing Nouveau Cuisine.
Swimming Pools.
Japanese Mineral Bath encased by cooling lush foliage.

You'll be without what you don't need: telephones, crowds, cookie-cutter feel. The bonus is WiFi access so you can let the well-wishers back home know you are happily playing Tarzan and Jane.

For those seeking action & adventure, there are tours:Ancient Maya Ruins & Caves, Snorkeling.

Contact Maruba@btl.net directly to schedule airport transfers.

Hotel Map

17.8809 -88.3136
Area served
Maskall Village, Belize
Nearby airports
Phillip Goldson International Airport
Area description
Located near Altun Ha Mayan Ruin - 10 miles, Lamanai Tour - 20 miles (1 hour by boat), Crooked Tree - 30 miles, and Reef - 13 miles (1 hour by boat).

Maruba Resort Jungle Spa Rooms

Junior Suite
More Spacious than standard rooms vaulted hardwood ceilings and rich hues and textures, the suites offer casual opulence in the jungle.

All Jr. Suites have a King Size bed with acomfortable futon and One-of-a kind bath/shower combinations, Air Conditioning & T.V/D.V.D. In room slippers, robes, purified water daily.
Standard Room
This delightful space offers glimpses of garden views while providing stylish creature comforts within.

Each standard room has a private bath, some with showers, some with tub/shower combinations, Air Conditioning, & T.V/D.V.D, There is one luxurious bed in each room. Some are King Size and some have a Queen Bed with a futon or day bed. In room slippers, robes, and purified water daily.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Garden Patio Dining
Breakfast and lunch is served in the open aired Garden Patio or Jungle Tree House accompanied by the beautiful songs of residing birds and an occasional visit from a Humming bird getting its regular intake of nectar from the red hibiscus flowers.
Jungle Tree House Dining
Outdoor viewing a canopy of coconut palms and other flora and fauna. Nouveau Jungle Cuisine, Breakfast and Lunch.
BirdCage Lounge
Three course gourmet cuisine and fine dining. Dinner. Hookah Lounge Intimate smoking lounge with Moorish influence where drinks and appetizers are served.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1430
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Maruba Resort Jungle Spa

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.6
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rn2di4
Business
New York
Jul 25, 2014

Perfect

This was a perfect resort. It was quite and relaxing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TravelGal Nina
Business
Friendswood Texas
Oct 14, 2013

I've been Junglized

Yes! I have been Junglized. It's wonderful to arrive at a place that is so unique – it not only looks, but feels peaceful and full of serenity – the harmonious integration of nature and rustic design is amazing. I highly recommend for folks who want to relax and enjoy all that Maruba has to offer. From the moment we arrived at the airport to our departure we were pampered by attentive staff, excellent massuse, and knowledgeable tour guides. Must do items, massage and honey bee scrub, cave tubing (they recommended an early start, we had the river all to ourselves as we were the first group) and Altun Ha ruins sunset tour (we were the only people there). The gourmet food selection was wonderful and the presentation was amazing from the appetizers to the exotic cocktails. Be sure to wear white at dinner to get the full effect of the lighting. We stayed in bungalow 16. It was huge with a separate hot tub area and bathroom and hibiscus flowers everywhere. It is very evident that this is a family run resort. The staff refers to Mrs. Nicholson (the Matriarch of the family and a grand lady) as Mammy. We were treated as family. This is my third visit to Maruba Resort and every time is better than the last. I will be back soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Must do, Cave Tubing, Altun Ha Sunset tour.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lorapo
Business
Colorado
Jun 26, 2013

Awesome

We loved the Maruba Jungle Resort. Such a beautiful location (really in the jungle). It would be great for a honeymoon, but my 18 year old son enjoyed it too. It is a beautiful setting, but far from anything. The staff is amazing! Everyone is very friendly and helpful! The mud message is a very unique must do. The food was good. The dining atmosphere is perfect. The room was beautiful, but the beds are terrible. The pools and mineral bath are beautiful and relaxing. We stayed here 3 nights and did one tour. We did the Lamanai tour. Included a river boat ride, Myan ruins and lunch. It was great! We were going to go horseback riding, but it was pouring rain. Overall, we loved the resort and would recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Royabeth
Business
Pasadena, California
Mar 30, 2013

Belize Jungle

Location was the only problem I had with this place. It was not close to anything- it truly was in the Jungle. To get out and see the sites you either need a rental car (recommended) or book excursions. We booked excursions with the hotel not realizing that everything was 1-2 hrs drive away. The cost of the hotel is very reasonable, however the hotel menu was a bit pricy and was the only option you had for food. We payed for for meals per day than the nightly rate. With that said, Maruba Resort was very beautiful and unlike anywhere I have been. The staff that very eager to help and friendly. I recommend that mood mud massage. Me and my boyfriend did it together- it was relaxing and left our skin so soft and smooth.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CPAtl67
Business
USA
Dec 5, 2012

A nice resort for Belize but.... Beware if you love dogs

It's a nice resort. For a non-first world country Belize I would rate it a 9 out of 10. Compared to what is a "top resort" in the United States, it would only rank a 7. Their tours are a mixed bag. On the one hand, they've done an excellent job vetting their tour operators which enables you to do and see many interesting things safely. However, they don't offer all tours unless they have minimums sign up, and that's not stated on their website or their tour menu. The resort is run by a family and the owner charged us more to go on a tour with only two people than it would normally be with a larger group, that is not how a luxury resort should operate. The food is very good. However, the kitchen does not offer all items on the menu, the chef didn't want to make a special bread that's featured on the breakfast menu for example, so it just wasn't available. They do not offer coffee before they start serving breakfast and that is an easy fix that they need to make, a luxury resort should not withhold coffee like that in the mornings. Also the menu was unchanged for all four days and by the end of the trip, you were bored of the offerings. It wouldn't be difficult for them to change the menu up more during the week, there isn't any other place to eat and it would be nice if they offered more variety of local foods for each meal. The rooms are nice and were kept well-cleaned. Mosquitos are a serious problem in this area (as is malaria per the CDC's website) and they've done well to keep mosquitos to a minimum in their rooms. The property itself is well tended and the maintenance staff is friendly. When we arrived the bus was 90 minutes late to pick us up, that was not okay. I had to call twice (at $20 / minute) to ask what was going on. When we got to the resort the manager/owner tried to defend that by saying that the website indicates there's a free phone in the airport. Well, I didn't have access to their website while I was sitting around on the curb at the airport, and the airport employees all claimed there was no such phone. I was very surprised that the manager tried to defend that situation instead of just apologizing for leaving us waiting. Then when it was time to return to the airport we were forced to leave four hours earlier than when we needed to be there, because the resort only wanted to make one trip that morning and another couple had an earlier flight. The manager offered to have the driver tour us around Belize City for our inconvenience but only for an additional charge ~ that should have been offered to us for free. It's these little details that these resort owners don't seem to understand are the difference between operating as a mid-level property, instead of a luxury resort. Finally, it bothered me hugely to see that these owners have one very well fed pampered house dog running around freely, and then they own another emaciated dog they keep tied up on a 4' piece of rope to a tree. When I say "emaciated," I mean pelvic bones were showing and the dog could be on an ad for animal abuse, he's obviously not eating every day, or getting off that rope, or getting petted or treated for medical conditions, he's basically condemned to horrible existence right in the owner's front yard. This emaciated dog got loose one evening and came up to me to be petted, I found that he was covered in ticks and shied away when I reached out like he has been physically abused and not just starved. Belize may be filled with starving, neglected dogs but there is no excuse for these resort owners to keep their own dogs like that. They really should be ashamed of what they're doing to that animal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
luckystar
Business
Denver, CO, USA
Mar 13, 2012

Bugs, over-priced spa treaments, can't get any cash

They will charge you 20% if you need to get cash so you can tip their staff and/or pay for something in cash. They do not offer or take you to an ATM instead. They give you a 'cash advance" - so take as much money as you need -which is impossible to know up front. Whether or not you wear bug spray you will be eaten alive by who knows what... the resort is in the jungle but there were was only one bug zapper. May be more of a Belize thing than an issue with the resort. The spa treatments are WAY overpriced for what you get. I got 6 hours in Costa Rica for $300. It cost $500 for 2 spa treatments at Maruba. The pools are not well kept. There is an abandoned bar at one of the pools that is on their website as open. Their website has not been updated in years, the on-site medical care has not been there in years. I wanted to do a day trip and signed up for it only to be informed that I would be required to go zip lining (even though it's a totally different trip) or wait while the other group went zip lining. Why did they not mention that when I signed up for the trip? Not sure. They try - but it's just not worth the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Laura n Rick
Business
Coventry, CT
Feb 14, 2012

Welcome to the Jungle

The Maruba Jungle Spa was unlike anywhere I have stayed before. The friendly owners and staff were absolutely amazing. The decor of the resort is fun, playful and entertaining. Comfortable beds, shower, pools and hot tub all great! Small resort in middle of the northern jungle of Belize north of Maskall Village on a rough road (dodging potholes and vehicles coming toward you) all made for exciting atmosphere. Local band played friday night, great fun. The staff took exceptional care of us and even had a birthday party for my husband! Great place, great people, great fun!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

A must do for visitors of northern Belize: Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and the Cave Tubing and exploring! Wonderful!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bzlady
Business
Chicago, Illinois
Dec 14, 2011

Maruba is a great escape!

I spent 5 nights at the Maruba resort and though it was very relaxing and quiet, a few changes would make a much better impression. Two small tubes of shower gel for 5 nights is a little chincy. The shampoo, soap and shower gel in the suites should have been of a much higher quality based on the reviews and claims of this spa. Absolutely nothing is free with the exception of a glass of water; a bowl of fruit in the lounge or in the breakfast area would have been nice. There were several times items on the menu were not available. A fruit plate consists of 4 slices each of star fruit, thin slices of pineapple and mango with a tiny container of yogurt. The lobster was over-cooked and dry. I was expecting healthier dining but much of the food was breaded, fried and bland; not what I would expect of international cuisine. The reviews I have read about the food are highly over-rated. It was OK but I can prepare better tasting fare and i am not a chef. If I choose to return, it will be for no more than a day or two for the massages. The aromatherapy massage was absolutely wonderful as was the Mood Mud Wrap and the cleansing facial. The spa prices are reasonable for the quality of service rendered. The unshaved security guard at night is dressed in very casual clothes with a rifle slung over his shoulder. When I first arrived I thought I may be at a drug lord's domain. A clean-shaven patrol officer wearing a uniform and badge would make a far more professional appearance at an upscale spa. The few changes I have suggested would certainly leave a far better impression based on the costs to stay at this resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

To take advantage of the tours availabe in the area, you would be better off to book them on your own rather than through the resort as the prices vary greatly from one hotel or resort to another. A tour that cost $75 at one place may cost $125 at another. Travel to the tour location would have to be by private or rental vehicle.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wave rider
Business
Georgia, USA
Sep 12, 2011

Maruba does jungle right!

wonderful accommodations and services. Beautiful and well cared for property. Staff could not be better. Food is not super spa food but it is vood quality and my stay was fabulous!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Maruba Resort Jungle Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus, OH
May 31, 2011

truely a hidden treasure

wonderful mainland, jungle location...great massages...great meals...excursions available...close to Mayan ruin...horseback riding is special

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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