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“Great value, amazing location!”
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Mara's Place
Ranked #14 of 33 Caye Caulker B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Mara's Place is a great little spot on Caye Caulker. You cannot beat the price, location and convenience of this little hotel. Yes, the rooms are a bit small and outdated...but the island is a simple place so I was not expecting anything elaborate in the rooms. The bathroom space was very convenient, although the water is a little salty so we bought water jugs to rinse off post-shower. The hot water was always working and the free wifi was consistently available. The views are fantastic, and Mara has a small private dock that is a perfect spot for reading or sun bathing. There was a nice breeze off the water most nights, but the rooms did get quite warm during the day. I always felt safe here, there was a nice mix of tourists and locals hanging out at the small food stand in front of the hotel. My boyfriend and I will definitely return on our next trip!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

We were planning to stay 5 nights but ended up staying 9 nights - we loved This place!

- golden location; next to the split where the best swimming is
- away from the hustle of main street so no noise late at night (5 min walk)
- own beautifull sea deck with hammocks and chairs
- basic bungalows, but clean and comfortable
- your own Porch with hammock and sea view
- everyday cleaning
- friendly family

When we arrivéd we looked at a dozen places and I can Honestly say that Mara's is the best value for money on the island. We paid 46 US a night but it was worth every penny!

Room Tip: Room 2 to 4 have the best view. Room 1 is under the house where Mara lives and has no view. Room 6&a...
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Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

Amazing value considering what you get - 45BZD and we had a huge room with two double beds, a private bathroom and two shady hammocks out the front just for us (room 1). OK it's not the best decorated place you could say and the bathroom is a little run down, but it's such a great location right by the split but still quiet, it's got it's own jetty with more hammocks and they sell beers at the front. What more could you want? We stayed at Yuma's before here which was a really pretty and lovely hostel, but that was about 60BZD for a tiny room with a shared bathroom, so that should show what good value this place is.

Room Tip: Room one has two little hammocks out the front just for you under a cover, perfect for when the sun...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 123sun123
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Maras was good value and a great location. The family who owns the propery has their residence on the same plot of land and I have to say they were not helpful or very welcoming.

I'm going back in December but won't stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Super easy to find, Mara's has a number of 2 bed cabanas each with a private bath. Quiet and economical. Directly across from the only public swimming area on the Island. Book in advance for holidays and weekends!!

Please be aware that there is no A/C and the water is brackish(I bring an extra large bottle of water to rinse off with after a shower).

I have been staying here for 6 years and used to stay twice a year!

Room Tip: Choose the cabana right beside the road if you don't mind a little noise. The view is the best...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank Shawn K
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

I stayed at Mara's Place on a whim for three nights in March 2012. I was on the mainland and decided to fly out to Caye Caulker with only a few hours notice. I wrote to five places inquiring about availability, and Mara's Place was the first to respond. Mara's is located right next to the split on the "main drag" and only steps away from the beach. My room was clean, comfortable, and cool (no A/C, but a good, strong fan). I paid about $50US (including taxes) for a double room with a private bathroom. (The bathroom left a little to be desired, but it wasn't too bad and for the price, it was fine.) Mara's has free wireless internet and a hammock on the deck of each room. It also has a private dock and a shared kitchen. There was a small TV in the room, but I never turned it on, so I don't know how many channels it had. The email address for Mara's is maras_place@hotmail.com.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Amberguesa
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We stayed at a fancy expensive place for a week first then went to Mara's. We liked Mara's better. Bad things first, no airconditioning, you can hear people in some other rooms sometimes. Thats it. We didn't need air conditioning cause the location has wind all the time. It was quiet when we were sleeping every day. The rooms have ceramic tiles so it is easy to clean. The maid comes every day with clean towels and sweeps etc. The location near the split was perfect. The rooms are just like the island quaint. Someone is there all the time if you need help with anything. It is safe and the best $45 a night.

Room Tip: The front room number 2 we think is the best. right on the ocean. People to watch. Biggest.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank deepdiverhermano
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Address: 27 Hicaco Ave., Caye Caulker, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
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Ranked #14 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Caye Caulker
Price Range: £65 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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