Maruba was started by a doctor and his wife around 1973. Doctor Merickston Nicholson M.D was orginally from Charlotteville, Tobago. He studied medicine in Zurich Switzerland where he met his wife Anna Nicholson, a designer from Austria.
They settled in the midwest USA with the dream of retiring in the tropics. By chance they saw land for sale in Belize, the only english speaking country in Central America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea. While practicing cancer detection and treatment, their hearts were unraveling the plantation of coconuts and natural remedies for curing and treating ailments.
Several times a year the journeyed to Maruba Belize to build the foundation of what is Maruba Resort and Jungle Spa. 40 years later Maruba has evolved into an eco tourism friendly oasis of charm of distinction. The property opened as a resort in 1986.
Maruba Resort Jungle Spa is the first spa in the country and is embedded in Belize’s culture and history. Maruba’s Spa products, rich hues and fabrics, thoughtfully selected fresh ingredients and an infinite love of music and creativity has made this resort Belize’s leading Boutique Resort and Spa. Urban Jungle chic has never been so casually opulent.
The passion and zest for life and art can be seen in every area of the resort. The love of and devotion to nature, attention to details and the personal service dedicated to each guest is as much a part of the resort now as it was when the resort opened.
We look forward to welcoming to Belize and guide you along your journey as you experience our beautiful country.