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“Great Place and great person is Mara”
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Mara's Place
Ranked #13 of 32 Caye Caulker B&B and Inns
Sparta, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Place and great person is Mara”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

For sure reserve room number 2 - that is the best room with best view and wind.
Mara herself is very accommodating and helpful in any aspect - just ask questions or for a help/guidance needed. We really enjoyed our stay there. Rooms is spacious enough and very clean. If I go there, I would definitely stay there.
I would just recommend Mara to invest into more modern bathroom (replace rusty rods and curtain).

Room Tip: get room number 2.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The room was clean and pleasant enough but the live-in relatives that lounge in the courtyard all day really intimidated us and made us feel very uncomfortable. Not a very friendly atmosphere. The mosquito nets over the windows kept falling down and the fridge was very rusty. There are much better options available so we'd reccommend shopping around.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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France
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

When you arrive at Caye Caulker there's a lot of people that try to take you to Tropical Paradise, but we wanted to be closer to the Split, as we found it a bit cleaner and the water was nicer. Mara was very honest, the place was clean.They cleaned our room and changed our towels everyday!
For that price don't expect luxury! Unfortunately Belize in general is quite expensive, and you don't get good value of money!

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 4 which had a seaview.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

The rooms are clean. You get a hammock and a couple of chairs on your own balcony. Hot water works. WIFI works pretty much consistently. The location with the private jetty at the end of the island is great. I'd definitely recommend Mara's place.

  • Stayed June 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Property: Mara's Place
Address: 27 Hicaco Ave., Caye Caulker, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
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Ranked #13 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Caye Caulker
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
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