Chabil Mar Ready for 2016 with Innovations and Updates

Villa 11 CollageChabil Mar has been hard at work throughout October preparing the grounds, accommodations and innovative services for the upcoming 2016 season.

Being number one has its responsibilities and at Chabil Mar that means being the best in the industry by providing award winning service every day and every moment, to not just meet expectations, but exceed them, to anticipate our guests needs before they even know that want them. In a recent tripadvisor review, a guest wrote two weeks ago, “Chabil Mar is the epitome of excellence. It is exactly the most comfortable place to stay. It is exactly the best meals to be had. It is exactly staffed with the most knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient people . . . I genuinely miss everyone of the staff that I met.”

“Come as Friends, Leave as Family”.

Breakfast Served on Pier Chabil Mar ResortAnd another guest wrote on tripadvisor three weeks ago, “This was our 2nd trip to Placencia, BZ and our return to Chabil Mar . . . The trip was just as beautiful, relaxing and amazing as the first time 3 years ago . . . If you want to feel like Royalty, you’ve found it here, no matter where you are on the property you will see someone asking if you are doing good, need a towel? need a drink? can we bring you anything?

We are so proud to have won Traveler’s Choice Awards for 8 consecutive years in the Service, Romance, Best Hotel and Family categories.

Our accommodations, all Caribbean sea-facing villas have been upgraded, including comfort features and details such as new bedding, only the best 400 thread count sheets, pillow cases and comforters. New kitchen backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, comfort robes and furnishings to the already luxury designs we are known for. Art and decor, always a Chabil Mar delight!

Welcome to Chabil Mar Resort Belize

At Chabil Mar attention to detail is a requirement. Must we say it or let our guests say it for us . . . “We’ve been to Chabil Mar 4 times now, and it always exceeds our expectations. We have just completed our annual refinishing of the pier, Cafe Mar, the verandas and the furniture. The pools are sparkling, the 400 feet of beach is manicured (daily) and awaits.

We do not forget about your desire for first class dining and this year we are serving up a brand new menu from our Chef Carlos and Sous Chefs Marsha and Salvino. Eat al fresco style anywhere you choose among the Chabil Mar property and don’t forget to reserve your private dinner on our pier, the best dining location in all of Placencia.

We’re waiting for you . . . Placencia awaits you . . . All of Belize awaits you.

We hope to serve you in 2016.

For more information about visiting Belize or Placencia in 2016 , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.


The Wedding of Bill and Tess — An Unforgettable Luxury Wedding On The Beach

Beach Relax Taylor Wedding Chabil Mar Resort BelizeThe Wedding of Bill and Tess at Belize’s Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia

The groom wore a tangerine-colored shirt. The bride donned an elegant white wedding ensemble and carried a bouquet of tropical flowers that were almost as gorgeous as the day on which Bill and Tess married on the beach at Chabil Mar, Belize on September 26, 2015.

How did the Baton Rouge, Louisiana couple happen to wind up with their feet in the sand while taking their wedding vows under a powder blue sky? “Through an Internet search,” said Tess—exactly the way many of today’s brides and grooms pick out wedding locations, but finding the perfect place isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

Not any resort would do for Tess and Bill. They spent lots of time surfing the net before they agreed, after seeing photos, that there was no more idyllic place on earth to marry than Chabil Mar–especially after learning that staff wedding specialists would pull out all stops for their big day.

See also: 21 reasons to get married in Belize and A fantastic Belize wedding review

“They did a great job with our wedding details and this turned out to be the perfect place, not just for the ceremony but for the honeymoon, too,” said Bill. “The Chabil Mar team made things easy for both of us by being professional, courteous and eager to make sure our wedding was unique. After all, like most couples, we had some special requests.”

Tess agrees. “Our wedding went off wonderfully. I don’t know which part of the day was the most memorable, so I would have to say all of it: decorations, flowers—especially our wedding dinner. And what would we have done without our gorgeous wedding photos? Chabil Mar took care of everything!”

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For more information about getting married in Belize, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Why Placencia Belize is the Hottest Travel Destination of 2016

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If you smiled when you read the headline, you may already know the answers. Placencia Belize is a hot spot for multiple reasons: you’ll find all the hot weather you desire when snow falls on your coat, affordability makes this a hot destination most of the year, and you won’t find more variety in the place that’s both a quaint village and a verdant peninsula. Need more convincing? Keep reading.

If you’re going to make the most of your vacation in Placencia, you require accommodations that will keep you close to everything this area has to offer, so choosing Chabil Mar Villas, as so many travel authorities recommend, gets your holiday off to the right start. Chabil Mar gives paradise a run for its money and since the name of this luxe resort means “Beautiful Sea,” the 400-feet of Caribbean beach, just steps away from your beautifully-appointed villa facing the sea, offers all of the privacy, amenities and service you desire.

Using your Chabil Mar quarters as a base, take time to explore the peninsula. This ecologically splended area is home to some of Mother Nature’s finest work, so both your eyes and your spirit will be treated to a bounty of wonder. Visit a virgin mangrove-lagoon that’s so ancient and unspoiled, even elusive, endangered Manatees visit. Close proximity to lush, fascinating jungles and rainforests make for exceptional inland adventures that don’t require endless travel time to reach them.

Since Placencia residents are serious about conservation, you benefit as a visitor. Everywhere you travel you’ll be charmed by birds, butterflies, iguanas, flowers, trees, plants and lush gardens. Reverence for the land is not new to Placencia residents; this peninsula’s history is thousands of years old. Mayans may have left their mark before vanishing, but by the 17th century, North Americans, followed by Spaniards, colonized Belize and the Spanish stuck around long enough to bestow the peninsula’s name: Placencia or Pleasant.

Perhaps because this area has been such a melting pot over time, Placencia has a proud history of welcoming people from all points on the compass, so when you visit, you’ll find an international mix of residents, ex-pats and tourists alike. Walk the streets of Placencia village and you’ll as likely run into Chinese immigrants as those whose native tongue is German or members of the region’s Garifuna society, yet everyone speaks English so you can converse with them all.

Getting to know the people of Placencia is a delightful experience, but the excursions, tours, activities and adventures in which you engage will remain forever in your memory. Chat with Chabil Mar Resort hosts and they will take care of booking details so you see and do everything you’ve dreamed about: snorkeling, diving, fishing, tours to see Belize’s Howler Monkey population, river and cave tours, sailing, river kayaking and the unforgettable Belize Barrier Reef that’s so close Placencia, can be geared up for your first dive into the Caribbean Sea in no time.

When you’ve had your fill of nature and history, stroll the village where you will encounter every sort of entertainment and service you require. From fine dining at Placencia bistros to street vendors offering tasty servings of rice and beans and stew chicken to tourists who don’t want to sit down long enough to eat because they’re too busy shopping, having fun and sending selfies back home—it won’t take long for you to discover why Placencia is the only place to visit in 2016.

For more information about visiting Belize or Placencia in 2016 , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Belize Wins Big at the 2015 World Travel Awards

belize wins big at the world travel awards

2015 World Travel Awards

The night proved to be a high-profile, red carpet affair as Bogota, Columbia welcomed travel dignitaries from around the globe to celebrate this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA). First-time winner Belize took not one but two top spots in the Mexico and Central America categories.

Ambergris Caye was named the Leading 2015 Destination and Placencia, the area’s Leading Beach Destination in 2015. For a young nation with a fledgling tourism industry, winning one award is big news–but two on the same night? Cause for celebration.

While Ambergris Caye, Placencia, Bladen Nature Reserve and the Belize Tourism Board all placed highly in other World Travel Award categories, the stars of the night were Ambergris Caye and Placencia, winning over 2,700 influential travel professional judges and getting the most number of votes in each category.

On hand to accept accolades was Mr. Einer Gomez, Vice Chairman of the Belize Tourism Board’s Board of Directors, and his wife. Gomez hadn’t expected to make an acceptance speech–but hoped he might–so being called to the podium twice before the travel industry’s most prominent movers and shakers proved a heady experience.

Graciously accepting the Placencia award, Gomez told attendees that this vibrant area is known as the “Barefoot Perfect” center of Belize. “We owe this honor to countless numbers of stakeholders who work tirelessly to make Placencia a friendly, safe and entertaining place to visit,” he told the crowd.

Contributing to this award are the resorts that make Placencia such a popular destination. Accommodations like Chabil Mar, a luxury resort that is no stranger to winning awards and earning traveler accolades, expects to see brisk traffic driven, in part, by Placencia’s newfound notoriety. Known for gorgeous suites, lavish amenities and one of the most accommodating staffs in Belize, Chabil Mar is typical of resorts that helped Placencia take the 2015 World Travel Award for top beach destination.

When Gomez heard the WTA awards night host announce that Ambergris Caye had taken the Leading Destination prize for 2015, he was almost speechless, but recovered his composure fast by thanking the people of Belize and tourism industry, each of whom stands committed to “day-in and-day-out to quality customer service.”

He concluded his remarks with this generous tribute to everyone within the Belize hospitality community: “Your hard work and dedication to sharing Belize with the world has clearly not gone unnoticed.”

What do these prestigious accolades mean for Belize tourism? Plenty. The World Travel Awards is one of the most influential international industry competitions on the planet and has been for 22 years. Awardees are cited for pushing the boundaries of excellence and going above and beyond what’s expected of them to stand out from other nominees.

Beating out other destinations shows that Belize is living up to its growing reputation for being the hottest emerging Caribbean destination in the hemisphere. Since both Placencia and Ambergris Caye were singled out for top prizes, tourism is likely to increase by leaps and bounds, reason enough to prompt the Belize Tourism Board to invest in a very large trophy case sooner, rather than later!

Visit our website for more information on Belize, and don’t hesitate to send us an email, or call US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-417-2377, Local: (011-501) 523-3606, if you have questions or need help in planning your 2016 Belize vacation.

Condé Nast Traveler praises Belize’s Blue Hole


Conde Nast Traveler is currently featuring an interesting article on the great blue hole of Belize on their website. The article which was published on October 5th 2015 is getting a lot of attention on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms on the Internet.

Ken Jennings, the author of the article states that the blue hole is a paradise for divers and photographers and might also explain the fall of the Mayan civilization in Belize.

Jennings writes:

Like other sea-holes or “vertical caves,” the Great Blue Hole in Belize’s Lighthouse Reef actually formed on dry land, during a past ice age when the sea level was a lot lower than it is today. The ground collapsed due to water dissolving limestone (your garden-variety eating-a-Florida-backhoe type of sinkhole) forming a big circular pit that was eventually submerged by the rising Caribbean. The striking contrast between the shallow, coral edge and the seemingly bottomless center gives these blue holes their colorful name.

The Great Blue Hole is a stunning jewel set in a ring of corals that measure 1000 feet across and 412 feet deep. It is believed to be the world’s largest blue hole and is a rich habitat for a variety of marine life like nurse sharks, reef sharks, black tip sharks and even giant groupers.

Read also: What It’s Really Like To Dive The Great Blue Hole and 5 Beautiful Photos of the Great Blue Hole

According to Jennings, the quick decline of the Maya civilization is still one of Mesoamerica’s great mysteries for historians and the Great Blue Hole might have the answers to what happened to the Mayans. Here is what he had to say about this theory:

Many have speculated that drought could have been the driving factor, since the Yucatan Peninsula lacks natural water reserves. Last year, sediment samples from the Great Blue Hole showed lower-than-usual deposits of titanium around 800 AD, when the Mayans suddenly abandoned their cities. Titanium in rock gets eroded into the sea by heavy rains, so low titanium levels mean a long spell of unusually dry, hurricane-free weather which might have doomed the Mayans’ crops.

A World Heritage Site, the Blue Hole is located near the center of Lighthouse Reef and is one of the most fascinating natural wonders in Belize.

For more information about exploring or diving the blue hole , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.