Amazing Photos of Bobby & Vicky’s Wedding in Placencia Belize


“Wow, what an adventure! It was an absolute blast and genuine privilege shooting photos for Vicky and Bobby’s wedding at Chabil Mar Villas in Placencia, Belize,” said Peter of Powers Photography Studios who was in charge of photographing the couple’s wedding.

The wedding ceremony took place on the beachside and the outdoor reception was breathtaking.

Vicky and Bobby had met at a destination wedding and had traveled together, so it was the perfect choice for them to choose an exotic locale like Placencia Village.

“Vicky and Bobby looked great together, and it was wonderful seeing them so happy,” writes Peter on his blog where he shared the jaw dropping photos of the wedding and which you can find below:






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Photographer Powers also writes that Placencia is a real gem of a destination and that the air is warm and welcoming and he can see why the couple fell in love with the place.

The Chabil Mar Management & Staff congratulates Bobby and Vicky and thanks them for choosing to host their wedding reception at Chabil Mar.

Youth Regatta in Placencia Village was a huge success

Regatta 05-15 Team Group AllThe Youth Regatta that was held this weekend in Placencia Village was a huge success.

Even though the day was windy and challenging, the event turned to be a great weekend for all of the sailors who participated.

“Chabil Mar is proud of our sailor Cianna Garbutt who did an amazing job in the race,” Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar Larry France said about the Youth Regatta which his resort helped to sponsor.

Pictured below is Cianna with staff member Basilio Mes and Faura Cardinez-Franco of the Chabil Mar Concierge Team.


This year’s race started on the piece of beach between Cozy Corner and Tipsy Tuna and featured young sailors from optimist clubs around Belize.

Organized by the Placencia Sailing Club, the purpose of the event is to teach children how to sail and race and to immerse them in a fun and exciting sport that will strengthen them mentally and physically. The race also helps to improve the self-esteem, self-confidence and leadership skills of children.

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TripAdvisor Awards Chabil Mar a Certificate of Excellence for 2015

Employees and frequent guests of Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia Belize have begun joking that the popular resort is going to have to build an extra room with walls enough to display a growing number of awards and honors that have been heaped on the luxury hideaway over time.

The most recent, a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015, has everyone at Chabil Mar abuzz with excitement because, according to previously honoured guest and reservations managers Natalie Ranguy and Althea Schable, “We want the world to know exactly how special this boutique hotel is!”Certificate of Excellence Announcement 2015

According to Google Analytics, TripAdvisor is “the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique visitors,” so when their evaluation team chooses one resort to honour over all others within its class, travelers know that they can expect excellence and signature service on all levels if they choose a destination receiving TripAdvisor kudos.

From location, sequestered within the 18-mile of Placencia Peninsula, to a finite number of cloistered villas offering travelers the ultimate in privacy within a lush tropical sanctuary–plus fine dining and myriad amenities–Chabil Mar is frequently chosen by media (television producers and magazine editors) for its picturesque environs, accomodations and proximity to Belize attractions active guests crave.

In fact, Chabil Mar is a perennial winner of TripAdvisor laudits (, but the awarding of such accolades never gets old, say resort personnel and management. Chabil Mar is known throughout the country and tourism community for its “Guest Exclusive Resort Policy,” where personalization and pampering are prioritized.

“We are both proud and delighted to be a leading resort in the categories of Luxury, Romance, Family, Service and Small Hotels for Central America and Belize,” enthused Chabil Mar’s marketing manager Larry France, “and we can’t thank our staff enough for their astounding work and personal attention. This is, once again, their award!”

Chabil Mar is a privately owned and held resort located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It opened its doors in 2005 and has built an international reputation over time. Chabil Mar—Mayan for “Beautiful Sea”—is nestled between a Garifuna settlement and the former Creole fishing village of Placencia and in close proximity to ancient Mayan ruins, rainforests, jungles and some of the best scuba and deep-water diving in the Eastern Hemisphere. For more information about the resort and this year’s TripAdvisor award, visit the website ( or call 011 501- 523 – 3606. If calling from the U.S. or Canada, use Chabil Mar’s toll-free number: 1-866-417-2377.

Chabil Mar Sponsors Youth Regatta in Placencia Village

placencia reggataChabil Mar is a proud sponsor of the Placencia Youth Regatta that will be held on the 23rd & 24th of May 2015 in Placencia Village.

The purpose of the event is to teach children how to sail and race and is organized by the Placencia Sailing Club (PSC), the 4th sailing association in Belize.

“Placencia Youths will recognize that not only is sailing a part of their rich culture. The skills and learning involved in such a fun and exciting sport will strengthen them mentally and physically and improve their self-esteem, self-confidence, and leadership skills,” reads the description on PSC’s Facebook page.placencia sailing club

The Placencia Sailing Club was founded in January 2012 by Alan Usher and Shelly Bradley from the Belize Sailing Association, and Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Cabral Jr., owners of South Waters Resort and Belize Sailing Adventures in Placencia.

This year’s race will start on the piece of beach between Cozy Corner and Tipsy Tuna and attendees are asked to bring their binoculars to watch the exciting action that will unfold during the race.

Come out and support all the young sailors competing from optimist clubs around Belize.

For more information on the Regatta, please visit PSC’s Facebook page:

12 Amazingly Good Reasons to Honeymoon in Belize

Honeymoon Kayak Chabil Mar Resort BelizeIf you’re fed up with crowds in touristy places like Cancun and your budget shouts “No!” when you price Bali honeymoons–yet you long for a serene, tropical environment that’s so private, humanity is sparse–you can stop searching now. Belize, a premier honeymoon destination, solves your dilemma for many more reasons than the 12 listed below.

1. You’ll fall in love. Again. With the people you encounter in Belize. Put-upon staff at hotels, restaurants and attractions are simply not permitted in Belize. You’ll be struck by the friendliness, kindness and laid-back attitudes of everyone you meet, so don’t be surprised if find yourself responding in kind.

2. Belize is manageable. Does this sound familiar: You visit a large country, travel hither and yon to sightsee and exhaust yourself daily. Why pay to add more stress to your life? Belize is so navigable, you can walk from one end most islands to the other without getting winded. Drive the entire country in 3.5 hours if you wish!

3. You’ll feel safe. If previous trips to tropical destinations left you distressed because you were beset by street vendors, suspicious characters and you were fearful of going out at night, you can relax in Belize because you won’t be hassled by anyone–unless your new spouse takes issue with something you said over dinner.

4. Everyone speaks English. Belize was once a British colony, hence charming accents burst from all of those smiling faces. Replace the dictionary you usually pack when you travel abroad with an extra bikini, because the only non-English languages you can expect to overhear will be those spoken by international tourists.Honeymoon couple

5. No jetlag, thanks. Landing at a honeymoon destination too wiped out to—well, lift a fork—is no way to start your life as husband and wife. Canada and the U.S. are so close to Belize, spend less time getting here than you would flying from New York to California. Southwest Air is even adding nonstop service in October 2015.

6. Belize is affordable. Because the world has yet to discover this honeymoon paradise, lodgings, travel, food and entertainments are surprisingly reasonable year round, but if you book your honeymoon over the summer months, not only are there are fewer tourists, but your spending cash can last longer.

7. See amazing wonders. The sheer variety of things to do and see during a Belize honeymoon has been known to stun even seasoned travelers. From Mayan ruins to caves, diving and snorkeling to jungles, wildlife and quaint villages, your choices are limited only by the length of your honeymoon.

8. Eat up! Have you heard honeymoon horror stories about couples getting sick from eating raw food or drinking local water? No worries in Belize. The tap water is so safe, it’s used to wash produce at luxury Belize restaurants. C’mon. You skimped on calories to fit into your wedding attire. Don’t you deserve to eat everything that’s not nailed down without getting sick?

9. It’s gorgeous. Choose any time of the year for your honeymoon and lush jungles, rainforests, animal preserves, lagoons, beaches and waterfalls await your camera lens, turning even amateur photographers into artists. Get your best shots during Belize’s green season (June to November) when everything bursts into life.

10. Belize is responsible. Who isn’t impacted by changing weather patterns around the globe? Honeymoon in this conservation-minded nation and witness examples of wildlife preservation efforts, responsible energy use and planet-pleasing resource programs that put wealthier nations to shame.phoca thumb m olivera rusu at chabil mar belize resort honeymoon golf cart exit

11. This nation is a mini-United Nations. Love, friendship and acceptance could be the slogan splashed across the Belize flag; diversity isn’t just a fact of life but a reason to celebrate in Belize. A nation of diverse cultures, Belize is the quintessential definition of a harmonious, blended community.

12. It’s private. So private, honeymooners say they feel like they’re in Eden at resorts like Chabil Mar  where newlyweds stay in ultra-private quarters so close to the shore, waves turn into lullabies. Chabil Mar’s all-inclusive honeymoon packages may be the best reason of all to come to Belize if your idea of Nirvana is letting somebody else make all of your arrangements.