Choose Belize For The Best Family Adventure Trip

Located in Central America between Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Guatemala, Belize is a wonderland of golden beaches, tropical offshore islands, misty mountains, savannas, pristine rainforests, and jungles teeming with exotic wildlife. The only English-speaking country in the region, Belize is a popular family destination thanks to its warm weather, excellent food, relaxed atmosphere, and fun educational adventures like exploring sacred caves and climbing ancient Maya pyramids and temples.

One of the best ways to enjoy a wonderful family vacation in Belize is by choosing Chabil Mar’s Belize all-inclusive jungle and sea vacation package.

Families can enjoy 3-4 nights at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge located deep in the jungle of western Belize while participating in their choice of three signature tours. The package also includes one nighttime safari into the jungle or an early morning bird watching tour, ground transportation, meals, and drinks.

The beach part of the vacation package includes 3-4 nights in a luxury villa at the Chabil Mar resort, free use of golf carts, bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards, and access to the infinity pools. The package also includes one full day of snorkeling and your choice of a trip to the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve or a boat safari on the Monkey River.

 

The above video is of a family who recently visited Belize with Chabil Mar’s jungle and sea vacation package

This excellent jungle and sea family vacation package includes ground shuttle service from the Belize City International Airport and return domestic flight from Placencia to the Belize City Airport.

Chabil Mar is an award-winning resort located on the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. The resort features lavishly appointed villas just steps from the beach. The resort has its own gourmet restaurant serving up three courses of mouthwatering Belizean and international fare, and guests can enjoy outdoor dining at the resort’s beachfront pier.

Traveling with the entire family for a vacation has a number of proven benefits. Beyond the immediate rewards of having fun together, the entire process of planning and participating in a group vacation has long-lasting benefits. By watching videos and researching where you’ll go, children can learn valuable organization and planning skills, plus they’ll be ready and primed to enjoy the vacation as soon as you arrive.

And, in this modern world where we’re often extremely busy or spend long hours staring at screen, a family vacation to Belize is a great way to break away from the normal stresses of life and enjoy healthy group activities outdoors where there is plenty of sunshine and fresh air. Seeing and interacting with wildlife in Belize is a fantastic experience for children, and exploring ancient Maya sites is a great way to become more well-rounded and cultured.

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 a Belize vacation.

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Actun Tunichil Muknal Mayan Cave (ATM Cave)

Entrance to the ATM Cave

While no one knows the original name of the cave, today it is called Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave from a Maya term meaning “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher”. Sometimes referred to as the Cave of the Stone Altar, ATM is a complex underground network of tunnels that lead to one of the most important historic sites ever discovered. Containing over 1,400 artifacts from the end of the Ancient Maya Empire that have lain undisturbed for more than a millennium, the ATM cave was once used by priests to conduct human sacrifices at a time of drought, warfare, and civil strife.

The entrance to ATM Cave is protected by a deep pool of cool water that visitors must traverse by swimming. Once inside, the cave opens up to a series of enormous stalactites and stalagmites. The first indication of the cave’s religious importance is a large stone altar carved from a stalactite with a stingray spine as its centerpiece, the altar or sepulcher that gave the cave system its current name. All around the altar lie potsherds, bone fragments, relics and other artifacts left behind by the Maya priests more than a thousand years ago.

Further in, towards what the Ancient Maya believed was the sacred nexus where the underworld of the gods connected to the world of men, lie the bones of the Crystal Maiden. This sacrificial victim, estimated to be a young adult in their 20s, has, over time, bonded with the minerals in the cave to acquire a glittery sheen. Nearby lie the remains of seven adult sacrificial victims as well as those of five children all under the age of 5. Thousands of fragmented pots and vessels are scattered near the bones, including some largely-intact pots and bowls that archeologists believe once held food offerings to appease the gods. Other artifacts include the obsidian blades that are believed to have been used in the solemn but gruesome human sacrifices conducted by Maya priests.

Archeologists have estimated that the ATM cave first became a site used by the Maya for religious purposes nearly 2,000 years ago. The most recent remains are dated to the Terminal-Classic Period (roughly 800 to 1000 AD), a time when the Maya heartland was suffering from severe drought and civil wars. Forgotten for more than a thousand years, the ATM cave was rediscovered in 1989 by local archeologists.

Due to the fragile nature of the artifacts within, only guides authorized by the Department of Archeology can access the ATM Cave. At Chabil Mar, we offer guests guided tours of this unique historical site in Belize. Our concierge would be very pleased to make those arrangements for a visit there for you.

Save a Fortune by Having Your Destination Wedding in Belize in 2020

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A single visit to the ValuePenguin website can disturb even calm, blissful couples! The site’s by-state breakdown calculates the amount of money families spend on weddings, and if you happen to live in a state where the cost of living is high, you could be in for unpleasant surprises.

On the other hand, why not have a dream wedding for a fraction of the cost by coming to Belize, the new wedding capital of the Caribbean? There’s another benefit: stick around for the honeymoon you crave.

Why Belize?

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Prestigious publications have been raving about Belize as a wedding destination for the past few years. Even the airline industry is complicit! Extra routes and attractive pricing make traveling to Belize so affordable, couples wind up inviting more guests to join the party.

But don’t take the word of “Conde Nast Traveler” or “Lonely Planet”: Belize resorts report record demand for onsite weddings and even offer wedding planning services.

Why does this matter? According to Costhelper, couples spend between $5,000 and $10,000 on wedding planners. Imagine what you could do with all that money if you came to Belize and let your host undertake all of the work associated with your big day!

What to expect from a Belize wedding

Whether you’re a world-traveler or you’ve never gone abroad, the thought of staging a grand affair from afar may intimidate you, but it’s as easy to get married in Belize as it is back home. There’s a short waiting period to present credentials, register and then the celebration begins, minus pesky blood tests. Your marriage is recognized everywhere on the planet once you say, “I do.” Could anything be easier?

When seeking a venue, consider Placencia, home to one of the most popular resorts in Belize: Chabil Mar Villas. This picture-perfect resort has built an admirable reputation for destination weddings and Chabil Mar wedding planners are the best. From helping couples do paper work to easing bridal jitters, there’s nothing staff won’t do to make every wedding unforgettable.

Why Chabil Mar is your happy place

Chabil Mar Villas wedding packages include everything a couple desires. Trip Advisor calls these packages “Fairy Tale Weddings” for obvious reasons. From deluxe accommodations to housing wedding party members, staff is ready to sort out arrangements and even make suggestions you might not have thought about.

But it’s the little things that matter when couples want perfection but don’t want to worry about the details. Included on the Chabil Mar wedding package list are meal packages, spa services, local round-trip air to Placencia, flowers, videographer and photographer, wedding cake and champagne. Resort staff can arrange for a minister, justice of the peace or priest and walk you through legalities so nothing is forgotten.

Special requests can morph your wedding into an intimate, exclusive event that has no equal. But you won’t know the extent to which this Belizean paradise is willing to go on your behalf if you don’t ask. A single toll-free call to 1-866-417-2377 gives you all of the assurances you seek, so what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone now while you’ve got wedding bells ringing in your head!

Chabil Mar: An Authentic Beach Resort in Placencia Belize

Authentic Beach Resort in Placencia Belize

With its stunning beaches and world-class attractions, it’s no wonder Belize has many great resorts. If you’re planning a vacation in the Placencia area, you’ll have your pick of places to stay. Here’s why you should put the Chabil Mar at the top of your list.

Beachfront Bliss

Chabil Mar sits on some of the most gorgeous beachfront in Belize. The Placencia Peninsula has become justly famous for its white-sand beaches, shady palms and lively beach bars. Placencia is close to key Belize attractions like the Belize Barrier Reef, the offshore islands and other places where you can enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and spotting sea mammals.

If you prefer land-based activities, Placencia is close to various Maya ruins and the intriguing Garifuna communities of Dangriga and Hopkins. It’s also a short trip to the magnificent Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s first jaguar preserve and an incredible place to spend the day.

The Perfect Location

The Placencia Peninsula is the most southern part of Belize. This popular area is known for its incredible beaches and laid-back, easygoing lifestyle. You can walk from the resort to a quirky, colorful Placencia Village, where you’ll find bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries.

Placencia has its own airstrip. It’s easy to get here, and it’s easy to fly from here to other parts of Belize.

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Live Luxuriously at Chabil Mar

Chabil Mar is an award-winning Belize resort located in the heart of Placencia. The beachfront villas are ideal for families, couples, honeymooners, and friends.

Each luxuriously appointed villa has its own television, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and private patio. Views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea are available from your windows or right outside the door.

There is an onsite restaurant serving some of the best Belizean delicacies in the region. Guests can choose to eat at the onsite restaurant, at poolside, on their private verandas or on the resort’s private pier.

Chabil Mar’s amenities are second to none. The resort offers a poolside bar, golf cart rental, two swimming pools, a swimming pier and free use of kayaks and paddleboats to all guests.

Adventure Is Right Outside Your Door

Staying at the Chabil Mar is a chance to experience every Belize adventure that’s on your list. If you’re not sure what you want to do, the resort’s tour specialists can help you create the perfect itinerary. Contact Chabil Mar today.

8 Days of Bliss Found Only at This Belize Yoga Retreat!

8 Days of Bliss Found Only at This Belize Yoga Retreat

If you already know that Belize–and especially Chabil Mar Villas located in picturesque Placencia–is the ideal place to go for an adventure vacation, you’ll be overjoyed to hear news about an innovative new package just added to the resort’s menu: A one-of-a-kind yoga, wellness and lifestyle retreat. 

Conceived by staff in response to requests from guests more interested in relaxing in the lap of luxury than ziplining over trees and interacting with Howler Monkeys, this is your opportunity to rediscover inner peace during a magical week conceived by wellness experts at Chabil Mar in concert with Eucalypto Yoga Studio master Stephanie. 

The itinerary of your dreams:

Day 1: Arrive at Chabil Mar and settle into your lush villa. Stroll botanical gardens and take a dip in one of the infinity swimming pools. Meet staff at a welcome circle that prepares your mind and body for the days ahead.

Day 2: Start the morning with a Vinyasa-style Ashtanga Yoga class. Hike Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve and take an optional river tubing excursion that completes a high-energy activity day out in Mother Nature’s backyard. 

Day 3: Welcome the day with a Hatha Sivananda yoga class followed by a full day of exploring Placencia Village by foot or by bike. Visit shops, eateries and learn about life in this welcoming corner of the world. 

Day 4: You’ll be introduced to Vinyasa yoga today to improve mind and body balance before going snorkeling off Placencia’s coastline where small cayes invite guests to explore colorful marine life beneath the surface. 

Day 5: Master dynamic, flowing moves associated with Ashtanga yoga that promote body and breath synergy. It’s your day to do what you like, so relax, explore or ask staff about extra tours available to retreat participants. 

Day 6: Return to Hata Sivananda with deep roots in Hatha yoga as you get centered and find yourself in a blissful state of mind. Explore an ancient Mayan excavation site and tour a spice farm. Add cave swimming and tubing if you like. 

Day 7: This morning’s Vinyasa Yoga session helps the body avoid repetitive motion injuries. Focus on everything you learn so you can use these moves after you return. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or enjoy a spa service.

Day 8: The perfect ending to a perfect week: A final gathering of new friends, chanting, inspiring music, drinks, flowers and shared memories. Leave for the Placencia Airport (reluctantly) as your idyllic week concludes.

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What’s included?

-All in-country transport, transfers and program tours
-Luxury accommodations at this high-end beachfront resort
-All breakfasts
-Scheduled resort dinners and opportunities to dine outside the resort
-All instruction listed on the aforementioned itinerary 
-Taxes and service charges
-So much more you must read the details

Only you can give yourself the gift of renewal, so what do you say? Grab your favorite yoga togs, call the cat sitter and tell your boss that you plan to come home a new person. Even she will notice the difference once you return!

For more information about this vacation package, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at:reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

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