Pool & Lounge
Maruba has two outdoor Swimming Pools on property. Our Jungle Waterfall Pool, which is available for resort guests, as well as Day Spa guests, was recently remodeled November 2010 with more lounge areas and day beds. Locker Rooms and Pool Bathroom between both Pools makes it very easy to relax and make the most of the pools. The second pool – Garden of Eden Pool – with fountain and beautiful garden views is more tranquil and for resort guests only. Towels for any of our two pools and Japanese Mineral Bath are available at the main Bird Cage Lounge. Your attentive servers will be by regularly to make sure you’re hydrated by the pools.
Where: 40 1/2 Old Northern Highway, Maskall Village, Belize
June 10, 2010 by AnneLise
Source: HotelChatter in association with concierge.com
There’s something especially decadent about getting a pedicure in the jungle. Maruba Resort and Jungle Spa, in northern Belize, is offering some great spa deals this summer. Our favorite? Their signature “Mood Mud” body scrub. Brimming with minerals, Maya mud is the kind of rich goop that you’ll happily smear on your body.
You can pick the mud to match your mood: Red Daji “arouses strength, health, sex, passion, and courage.” We’ll take a double dose, muchas gracias.
The best part is that treatments are offered in breezy outdoor cabanas. Close your eyes against the warm sun, submit to the mud’s rejuvenating tingle, and… hold on – is that a toucan? Tropical critters roam freely through the green-friendly resort, where the natural surroundings are incorporated at every turn.
Maruba’s suites are all very sensual: Mahogany ceilings, raw silks, wafting incense, mosaic bathrooms, and red hibiscus flowers tossed onto feather beds. But it’s all done with a wink and with quirky details like a carved wooden penis as a toilet paper holder in the lobby bathroom; palm fronds as placemats; and walls embedded with recycled glass bottles of Belikin beer and Fanta. In the ecological spirit of Belize, little goes to waste, so not only do you emerge with your pores clean and glowing, but your conscience too.
Okay, time for cocktails: Here, it’s rum punch served in a hairy coconut with the top lopped off. Try and find that in Manhattan.
A one-day rejuvenation package, which includes two spa treatments of your choice, plus lunch, is $185. Fun Father’s Day packages feature a full-day saltwater fishing trip and complimentary breakfast. Rooms start at $200.
Photo courtesy of Maruba Resort and Jungle Spa