Belize saw a record-high number of visitors in 2018, and things are definitely looking up for 2019 especially now that Condé Nast Traveler, the world’s number one luxury lifestyle and travel magazine, has selected Belize as a must-visit destination for the upcoming year.
The winner of 25 National Magazine Awards, Condé Nast Traveler only recommends destinations to its 800,000 loyal readers when those countries have something truly special to offer. And Belize certainly seems to check all the boxes for Condé Nast Traveler, including an abundance of luxury resorts, exciting activities like visiting ancient Maya sites and fly-fishing, the country’s unique status as the only English-speaking nation in Central America, and its proximity to the United States.
The 2019 must-visit list also rightly noted that Belize is home to the second-largest living coral reef in the world where activities like scuba diving and snorkeling are popular. The magazine also gave high marks for the mainland where huge parcels of land have been set aside as national parks and animal sanctuaries in order to preserve the long-term future of Belize’s incredibly diverse ecosystem.
“This is truly Belize’s time to shine, and there’s no better proof than a must-see recommendation from Condé Nast Traveler,” said Larry France, marketing manager of Chabil Mar. “We look forward to 2019 being the best year ever and warmly welcome Condé Nast Traveler readers to our lovely country.”
Condé Nast Traveler saved their warmest praise for the Placencia Peninsula in the southeast of the country. With impossibly beautiful white sand beaches, Placencia is also home to the world’s narrowest main street (a pedestrian-only sidewalk measuring just four feet across that is Belize’s sole entry in the Guinness Book of World Records). The still-present fishing village charm and easy access to the reef have made Placencia an ideal place to site some of the finest resorts in the country, including Chabil Mar.
Situated just steps from the beach, Chabil Mar is an award-winning luxury resort that means “Beautiful Sea” in the local Mayan dialect. Chabil Mar is just a five-minute walk from Placencia Village which holds an annual art festival in February and a high-spirited Lobsterfest celebration in June.
Chabil Mar offers guided excursions to nearby activities, including snorkeling and diving on the reef, boat tours along the well-named Monkey River, and hikes in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to hundreds of jaguars as well as other exotic flora and fauna.
Visit our website chabilmarvillas.com 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 Belize vacation.