Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) #230253
02/15/07 01:39 AM
02/15/07 01:39 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,880
seashell Offline OP
seashell  Offline OP

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: seashell] #230257
02/15/07 08:46 AM
02/15/07 08:46 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 983
Inplub Offline
Inplub  Offline
Was the monkey put down ie killed?

Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: Inplub] #230258
02/15/07 09:01 AM
02/15/07 09:01 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 345
Baltimore, MD, USA
Seachange Offline
Seachange  Offline
She posted pictures of the bite marks that look pretty horrific. I assume she signed a release, but, here in the US the spa might still be liable due to ignoring the monkey's predilection to bite. "Every dog gets one bite" would probably apply to "pet" monkeys. Nevertheless, you are assuming a certain amount of risk when you go into the jungle in another country. Interesting in terms of the legal issues but a really awful thing to have happened on vacation.

Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: Seachange] #231158
02/28/07 12:15 PM
02/28/07 12:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 101
KVarner Offline
KVarner  Offline
Wow, that really sucks. I'm not sure what kind of justice she expects the US embassy to be able to help her get. I think the only thing she can do is sue the resort in a Belizian court. The monkey should be killed because it is a danger to other people.

Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: KVarner] #231163
02/28/07 01:20 PM
02/28/07 01:20 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,770
Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Offline
Nova  Offline
Ok, lemme get this straight. We take an animal out of it's natural habitat, make it a "pet" and expect it to behave according to "human" standards, are shocked when it acts like an animal, then kill it as punishment. Makes no bloody sense to me.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood!
Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: Nova] #231171
02/28/07 02:22 PM
02/28/07 02:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 10
PeterC Offline
PeterC  Offline
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
These are pictures of me at Maruba. When we were there about five years ago there was a howler who was a real pain and this spider who was the sweetest thing you could imagine. She cried and pouted when I tried to leave her. It was heartbreaking. I hope this wasn't the same monkey.

Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: PeterC] #231175
02/28/07 03:12 PM
02/28/07 03:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,294
travelqueen Offline
travelqueen  Offline
Ooooo la la...

Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: travelqueen] #231182
02/28/07 04:38 PM
02/28/07 04:38 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,484
San Pedro
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Sir Isaac Newton  Offline
Never trust someone who keeps animals in captivity, the monkey is a wild animal and can't be blamed.

Check out my site:
Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: Sir Isaac Newton] #231184
02/28/07 05:02 PM
02/28/07 05:02 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 977
RMT Offline
RMT  Offline
TQ ,I trust you are not checking out da' monkey.....

Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: RMT] #231197
02/28/07 07:16 PM
02/28/07 07:16 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 991
Middle Penninsula Virginia
Sun&sand Offline
Sun&sand  Offline
Such a shame. We were at Maruba, and Poncho came up to me with his arms up, and wanted me to pick him up, which I did, and he gave me little kisses. This was four or five years ago, so maybe he's gotten old and cranky, or maybe he was upset over something. I'm so sorry your experience was so awful. We rode the horses, and my husband almost got thrown off, but fortunately managed to hang on. I am pretty experienced on horseback, so I didn't think anything of it until we got back to the lounge and he told me how upsetting it was. I guess Maruba needs to take a long look at how they are treating their patrons. Please don't use Maruba as a model for the rest of Belize. There are so many positive experiences there, this is not the norm..

Live so that when you arise in the A.M, Satan shudders & says..
'Oh sh t..she's awake!'
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 93 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1