Maruba Resort Jungle Spa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCristall Haibach
When it comes to exploring the deep jungle of Belize, this is as comfortable as it is going to get. The accommodations are rustic and authentic enough to provide the experience, yet still very comfortable. A family owned place, they treated us like their family. The daily excursions were top notch, led by safe, responsible, and very knowledgeable local guides. (Delwin is the best!) Not an inexpensive place, but worth every penny.
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... so until we reached Laminai. For some reason I had images of 'Apocalypse Now' in my head, but thankfully Marlon Brando was not there to meet us when we reached our destination.
The first thing we did was have some grub that was thrown in with the package. And pretty decent grub it was - chicken, rice, veggies and you could choose a beer or a soft drink. While eating, I got into conversation with a German couple (technically the husband was American, but they live ...
... Americans were actually really cool too, which isn't always the case. I got to dance at the next club we went to which was much sketchier, but still fun. We all made it back to the hostel in one piece, although I was never worried since all my boyfriends, which they call themselves, we're there to protect me. Two Mexican gangsters, not really gangsters in the least, three Israeli army guys, and two American beefed up guys. No harm was ever going to come to me. ...
... my mask better so that wouldn't happen again. I'm proud of myself for truly facing a fear and getting in the water again for the second dive. It wasn't the most exciting dive although we did have a nurse shark following us for most of it again and we did see a barracuda, but for me it was an important dive. I think that if I hadn't got back into the water for this second dive, I may have been fearful to ever try again. This time, I lasted about ...
... and diving around in the water like a lunatic. The first stop we went to was full of stingrays and one giant turtle that apparently had a nasty bite so we were showed how to push it away if it came near you (Tilly was determined to get some good shots on her camera but would forget to push it and just screamed and flapped when it came too close!). Our next stop was Shark alley where we were able to swim with sharks and loads of fish, thankfully they were ...
... left a couple of hours before us and apparently went to even dodgy parts of Belize than the bus station we were in....so nice work M for getting us those tickets :-)
The stop in Belize was very short (4-nights including the overnight bus). It was nice that they spoke English....made things a lot easier for us. We didn't love the island as much as Bocas or Roatan but we had a good time and were stoked with the shark/ray snorkel trip. Now we are off to Mexico...