Chabil Mar is perfectly positioned just a few minutes’ walk from Placencia Village in southern Belize. With luxurious villas, a lush tropical garden, and a gourmet restaurant featuring open-air dining on the resort’s seafront pier, Chabil Mar means “Beautiful Sea” in the local Maya dialect. Honeymooners receive special treatment at Chabil Mar with a full range of romantic options, including champagne, candlelit dinners under the stars, couples massages, and concierge services.
Chabil Mar and the Placencia Peninsula is the gateway to the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that splits into seven different marine reserves and national parks. Home to world-class diving, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing, the Belize Barrier Reef is part of the second-largest barrier reef system in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Although constituting just 4% of the ocean, coral reefs are home to 25% of all the marine species in the world, making the offshore waters of Belize an enormous living aquarium.
Honeymooners can also choose from a wide range of exciting activities on the mainland including zip lining through the jungle canopy, horseback riding through pristine rainforests teeming with wildlife, picnicking at cascading waterfalls, and boat expeditions up the well-named Monkey River. The trackless wilderness of the nearby Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Reserve is home to thousands of flowering plants (including orchids, the national flower of Belize) and exotic wildlife like jaguars.
Other unique experiences for honeymooners to enjoy on the mainland include cave tubing (floating on an inner tube through a series of caves), exploring vast ancient Maya cities like Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, and visiting the site ranked by the Discovery Channel as the number one sacred cave in the world, Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave.
Chabil Mar is a perennial TripAdvisor favorite and the ideal resort for honeymooners to enjoy all the best that Belize has to offer. Indeed, GQ Magazine recently touted Chabil Mar as the ideal Belize honeymoon resort, stating that “no one would blame you for holing up” with their new spouse at the resort.