10 Reasons to Make Belize Your Honeymoon Destination In 2021

Is Belize a good honeymoon destination
Is Belize A Good Honeymoon Destination?

Your upcoming wedding is unique so why not make your honeymoon equally distinct? Reasons to choose Belize over other honeymoon destinations are so numerous, we don’t have room to list them all!

“Bride’s” magazine is the acknowledged Bible for Brides, so when Lane Nieset wrote about Belize morphing from a little-known nation into the perfect honeymoon destination, she described the beginning of what’s become a major travel trend.

Belize, she noted, offers “the perfect recipe for a romantic Central American getaway,” and honeymooners taking her advice agree. Why should you consider Belize for your post-wedding trip? Because no destination does it better.

1. Everyone speaks English. You’re already stressed so why add another burden to your list like learning a second language? Belizeans are warm, friendly and many are bi-lingual, so if your Spanish is rusty, grab some practice time.

2. The plane ride is blissfully short. Regularly scheduled, direct and bargain airfares are easy to find. Use your frequent flyer miles or book through aggregators. No fair looking smug when friends confide their Paris honeymoon travel nightmare!

3. Weather is heavenly. Even when it rains, showers are short and temperatures are delightful year-round, so get married any month you like; Belize will welcome you.

4. Get more bang for your buck. Whether you had a grand affair or your parents wrote the check, your new marriage gets off on a better foot if you don’t go into debt. The dollar goes twice as far in Belize. Conversion rate? $2 Belize to $1 U.S. It’s like winning a lottery.

5. For a tiny nation, sightseeing opportunities are everywhere you turn. Swim with sharks. Tour as many ancient Maya cities as time allows. Dive into the quirky Blue Hole, if only to say that you did it. And don’t forget a trip to the second longest barrier reef on Earth just off the Belize coastline.

6. Who needs a rental car? Resorts like Chabil Mar on the Placencia peninsula keep inventories of bikes, kayaks, Hobie cats and other crafts on hand for guests and since the peninsula is only 18-miles long, plenty of honeymooners jog, take water taxis and borrow bikes to get around.

7. Meet the natives. Spot the 500 species of fish swimming off the Belize coastline, 590 types of birds in Belize’s forested areas and some of the loudest primates you’ve ever heard: Howler Monkeys. Belize is home to the world’s only Jaguar reserve, too.

8. Your honeymoon photos will be breathtaking. Pose in front of dramatic waterfalls, take selfies while paddling around small atolls and don’t forget to memorialize yourselves enjoying the Placencia nightlife that has made this area so popular.

9. Explore the arts. Destinations like Placencia Village are goldmines of Belizean cuisine, art, music and the traditions of Caribbean, Mayan and Mexican descendents. Drink Belizean wines and beers and indulge your inner chocolate urge. Belize chocolates are divine and if you get enough diving, trekking and exploring, you won’t gain an ounce.

10. Save a bundle! Chabil Mar’s popular Belize honeymoon packages deliver an all exclusive experience for a single price. Included are luxurious accommodations, meals, local transport and hand-picked tours to fabulous sites.

Having survived a detail-filled wedding with endless “to-do” lists, what could be better than a honeymoon that required you to make decisions no more complicated than “What time should we eat dinner, Honey?” Sound like your kind of honeymoon? It’s okay to say “I do” one more time when you answer that question!

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 honeymoon vacation.

Belize Vacation Ideas to Help Plan Your Adventure

The popular British travel website Wanderlust recently published an article entitled 4 great Belize itineraries that discusses some travel ideas for first-time visitors to Belize.

Here’s our take on Wanderlust’s suggestions:

Relax and Chill

Belize Vacation Ideas

Many travelers come to Belize simply to relax and unwind.
Sample itinerary:

  • Head to the island of Caye Caulker, just 45 minutes from Belize City.
  • Enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking or just chill on the beach.
  • Head to the island of Ambergris Caye and enjoy amazing seafood.
  • On the mainland, head to the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary to do bird watching.
  • Visit a resort and visit a spa, enjoy a champagne dinner under the stars, or relax in a hammock.

Nature’s Beauty

Belize Vacation Ideas

With so much gorgeous nature to choose from, it can be difficult to decide what to do!
Sample itinerary:

  • From Belize City, head to the western Cayo District.
  • Explore an ancient Maya ruin like Xunantunich.
  • Zip line and cave tube in the jungle.
  • Enjoy a picnic at a waterfall in a national park.
  • Head to the offshore Belize Barrier Reef and enjoy world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise.


Belize Vacation Ideas

Belize may not have an opera house, but it more than makes up for a lack of high arts with an eclectic mix of cultures, traditions, and languages. English is the official language, but it’s possible to hear Spanish, Maya, Creole, Chinese, and Mennonite German as you travel around the country.
Sample itinerary:

  • Belize City to Dangriga, the home of the Garifuna people.
  • Visit the Garifuna museum and Pen Cayetano workshop.
  • Head to the nearby village of Hopkins, another Garifuna community, and learn how to cook Garifuna food..
  • Visit the Maya Center.
  • Stay at a Maya home in Toledo District.
  • Visit a Mennonite community at Spanish Lookout.
  • Visit a festival, concert, or holiday celebration.

A Bit of Everything

Belize Vacation Ideas

Combine the best of all worlds with this comprehensive itinerary:

  • In Belize City, visit the Belize Zoo.
  • Head to the interior and hike through a national park.
  • Visit an ancient Maya site or ceremonial cave.
  • Zip line and cave tube in the jungle.
  • Head offshore to enjoy sailing, snorkeling, fishing, and/or scuba diving on the islands.
  • Finish up in Ambergris Caye for delicious food and fun festivals.

Chabil Mar is an award-winning resort located on the Placencia Peninsula in Belize. Guests of Chabil Mar can see all of the above attractions and more.

For more information about Belize or Placencia,  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

7 Reasons Placencia Is The Ultimate Vacation Spot In Belize

placencia belize beaches

Placencia is a name that seems to evoke peace and tranquility, and there’s definitely an air of that in this small fishing village along Belize’s southern coast. But there’s a reason why Placencia draws travelers from all over the world in numbers far outstripping most of Belize’s other mainland settlements.

Here’s why Placencia is the perfect Belize travel destination for you.

placencia belize beaches

The narrow peninsula on which Placencia is placed is 16 miles long but only about half a mile wide at many points, meaning that a beach is always right around the corner no matter where you are in Placencia.


It’s one of the best places to see whale sharks in the Caribbean. Whale shark migration patterns see them passing by Placencia from March through June, and you can even swim with these gentle giants if you time it right.

Garifuna people

Placencia is home to two of Belize’s most interesting ethnic groups. Creole people are common in Placencia, and the nearby settlement of Seine Bight is the best place to interact with the Garifuna people.

placencia sidewalk

The beaches may be the main attraction, but Placencia is home to the narrowest main street in the world. This pedestrian sidewalk may only be four feet wide, but it’s filled with colorful murals and a ton of local color in the form of quirky boutique shops and restaurants.

Fishing in belize

It’s still mostly a fishing village. While there are a decent amount of tourists who come to Placencia, it still maintains the sensibilities of a legitimate small fishing community. If you want a break from crowds of North Americans, it’s a far cry from Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye.

Belize barrier reef

It’s ideally positioned for exploring the Belize Barrier Reef. Placencia is just a few miles away, providing visitors to the fishing village with snorkeling and diving opportunities that allow you to catch a glimpse of everything from sea turtles and manatees to dolphins and sharks.

Monkey River

Monkey River is about 10 miles away from Placencia proper, but it’s well worth a visit for anyone who hasn’t been. The river got its name from the large population of black howler monkeys who live along the bank, but chances are that you’ll see all types of indigenous life.

There’s no vacation destination quite like Placencia, and there’s no better way to explore Placencia than in the luxuriant resort of Chabil Mar. With different Belize vacation packages for any sensibility, we’re the premium choice for Belize travel accommodations.

Fly Fishing in Placencia Belize

Fly Fishing in Placencia Belize

Anna Cohen’s OutboundCollective.com article about fly fishing benefits is best read with a plane ticket to Belize in hand because some destinations are more suited than others to life-changing experiences!

Are you already a fan of fly fishing or has it been on your bucket list so long, even the bucket is getting rusty? It happens. Life takes control. You let it. Isn’t it time to put yourself first? Consider this short list of benefits you gain if you say, “I’m going fly fishing in Belize in 2021 and nothing’s stopping me!”

-Fly fishing requires brains. Fans of this sport must understand bodies of water, bug hatches, times of day for big yields, fly placement and feeding patterns that outwit fish.

-Fly fishing isn’t for slackers. You’ll get the workout of your life. Those back and forth swings offer an aerobic experience no gym can provide.

-Fly fishing is magical. See nature from a unique perspective, go places you normally wouldn’t and expect your confidence levels to skyrocket with every success.

-Fly fishing is a challenge. It is both character building and frustrating but lands your first catch and experience what Cohen calls “the BEST feeling in the whole damn world.”

Dare we add that fly fishing is fun, satisfying and rewarding? And if you’re going to get hooked on this exhilarating sport, there’s no better place to do it than in Belize.

best belize fishing vacations all inclusive
Fly fishing in Belize

You may want to pack your gear before you read this section because fly fishing in Belize is like no other adventure you’ve ever taken. Belize’s entire eastern coast is paradise for anyone eager for victory and it matters not which season you pick to visit since bonefish are always in season along mainland shores, lagoons, and the Belize Barrier Reef.

Want to have the time of your life? Don’t burden yourself with the details. Pick a resort like Chabil Mar Villas where Belize fishing packages are designed with you in mind. Wait until you read how many options our luxurious resort offers!

5 fly fishing packages

1. Opt for the Placencia Fishing Package if you love variety, described by Chabil Mar hosts as: “Today, tarpon, bonefish or snook; tomorrow, the prize permit and the following day a grand–slam. Then get up and start again!”

2. The Placencia and Turneffe Flats Atoll trip will grab your attention if you have researched both areas and know that saltwater fly fishing won’t disappoint. Bonefish, permit or tarpon you catch can morph from “selfie with fish” sent to envious friends to a Chabil Mar chef-prepared dinner that night.

3. Take the One Day at a Time option customized for those who want to see other things in Belize during their sojourn at Chabil Mar. Pick a full day or half day of fly fishing. Either way, you could bring dinner back, too.

4. The Fishing Plus package is an amalgam of adventures guaranteed to test your mettle. Whether it’s just you or the entire family, your itinerary can include snorkeling, scuba diving, jungle treks, Maya culture and anything else you’ve been eager to experience.

5.Choose the unique You Fish-We Pamper option. Everyone gets their first wish. You fish. Family members do their thing, from hanging by the pool to shopping Placencia Village or frequenting the spa for blissful, therapeutic massages.

belize fishing resort

Got that suitcase packed? We thought so. Every Chabil Mar stay is like vacationing in heaven and having staff take care of every last detail of your fly fishing holiday is, forgive the pun, the only way to fly. You can have your rod in hand in just hours thanks to Belize’s proximity to the U.S. by air. How soon can we expect to see you?

For more information about fishing in Belize, 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.

Stay, Eat and Have the Time of Your Life at Placencia Belize’s Chabil Mar

Stay, Eat and Have the Time of Your Life at Placencia Belize’s Chabil Mar

Who wouldn’t love to find a tropical paradise that is so filled with extras, you can stay, eat, chill and have fun without having to move a muscle? Chabil Mar makes this commitment to every guest who is weary of having to rush from place to place in order to properly see a foreign country. At less than 9,000 square miles in size, no nearby nation is as easy to navigate.

In addition to being located on the lush Placencia Peninsula – the highly-rated area of Belize that currently charms international travelers – Chabil Mar was one of the first resorts to adhere to the nation’s Gold Standard of excellence program, launched to keep guests safe after the pandemic began spreading. Chabil Mar offers assurances and protocols that combat spread, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols, and reassurances that add to guest comfort and peace of mind.

Have the Time of Your Life at Placencia Belize
Further, this tropical haven is filled with onsite amenities that delight and entertain, regardless of the itinerary visitors wish to pursue. For some, lush gardens dominating the resort are enough to trigger contentment. Others are excited to find that this full-service resort is packed with things to do that include sunning on the sandy beach, swimming in Chabil Mar’s two infinity swimming pools, and enjoying the resort’s kayaks, paddleboards and bicycles.

Nearby Placencia Village can be reached by strolling down the beach where cultural centers, shops, eateries, bars, and cafés are fun to visit, but to be honest, Chabil Mar guests tend to be blissfully content hanging out on resort grounds, in great part due to the property’s stunning accommodations. Sea views, elegant furnishings, and private verandas are a few of the features that charm guests – especially once they see photos of these luxe digs!

Treat yourself to a Belize vacation package so you don’t have to make a single decision during your stay. Delicious meals prepared by Chef Daniel at the resort’s al fresco restaurant are included and whether your idea of fine dining happens to be beachside, poolside, your veranda, Chabil Mar’s private pier, or the Kaleidoscope Bar and Lounge, you can change venues every night and never leave the property!

Have the Time of Your Life at Placencia Belize’s Chabil Mar
For adventurous souls who wouldn’t think of visiting Belize without taking advantage of the nation’s activities, attractions, and cultural sites, Chabil Mar’s tour menu is unique because the resort partners with guides who specialize in hot spots. Choose a package that fulfills your desire to do the things you love or experiences you haven’t tried: Roam ancient Maya ruins, fish, snorkel, dive, sail or undertake a personal exploration of your soul by opting for the Yoga Retreat.

You wouldn’t be the first guest to say that there are just too many choices, but that’s the objective, weary traveler! It’s your vacation – perhaps the first you’ve taken in so long, it’s hard to recall when you last got away. Reason enough to ask for everything you want and need. Chabil Mar specializes in customization so this won’t be like any vacation you’ve taken in the past – and isn’t that exactly what you need right now?

For more information about Belize, 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 or WhatsApp us at +501-633-7547.  

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