Stay At This Belize Resort For A Luxurious Vacation You’ll Never Want To End

Stay At This Belize Resort For A Luxurious Vacation You’ll Never Want To End

Believe it or not, plenty of people refuse to take vacations because they fear they’ll have such a marvelous time, they won’t want to come home again! It’s understandable. Home is where responsibility resides with bills, work demands and family obligations.

But what these fearful people don’t realize is that if they don’t want to leave their holiday destination, it’s because the vacation they took did its job! Even the process of planning a vacation these days can be pleasurable, given Corona crisis restrictions. But now that travel is again a reality, your need for a relaxing, stress-free vacation is more critical for your mental health than ever.

Choose the right destination when you are ready to travel and for an increasing number of folks who love exotic locations that are close to home yet a million emotional miles away, there is no better choice than Belize. Allow us to explain why this nation has become the darling of travelers eager to vacation on the Caribbean rim.

Not all Belize resorts are created equal

Best Placencia Belize Resort

A decade ago, if you asked frequent Belize visitors for recommendations, you would likely hear about Ambergris Caye, the action-filled island preferred by partiers and folks eager for a mix of beauty and excitement. These days, the award-winning beaches of the Placencia peninsula are attracting a growing number of visitors who prefer a laid-back vacation where sand, surf and sun reign supreme.

Where to get your fill of this bounty? At Chabil Mar, the epitome of luxury and an award-winning property that not only meets criteria for privacy, luxury and service but staff insists that they hear more people say, “I don’t want to leave!” when they check out than ever before.

Chabil Mar is the ideal, contemporary, full-service beach resort where you can customize your stay because you’ll sojourn in a picture-perfect private villa that offers the privacy you crave. Even the smallest villas are extraordinary inside and out. See that for yourself.

No planning. No dress code. No stress!

Why You Should Consider Belize For Post-Covid Travel

The reasons people don’t want to leave Chabil Mar are because guests get “too much of a good thing.” Everything about Chabil Mar and Placencia are idyllic. Belize vacation packages save you money and relieve you of making decisions during your stay and the resort’s lush Restaurant by the Sea is known for gourmet dining experiences that have earned Chef Daniel and the culinary treats on the menu numerous awards.

Indulge your adventurous side by taking tours to ancient Maya ruins, dramatic waterfalls tucked into forests and jungles or spend all of your time in the Caribbean Sea where you can dive, snorkel, fish, swim, sail, canoe and kayak.

Now that travel has once again become possible thanks to the worldwide hotel and resort industry undertaking unprecedented cleaning protocols, Belize is again open to tourists hungry for relief, escape and safety. That’s why Chabil Mar incentives include Belize vacation specials you can’t afford to ignore.

Yes, you can count on saying, “I don’t want to leave!” when you vacation here. And while we can’t promise that you won’t be sad to go, once you discover how much there is to love about Belize, Placencia and Chabil Mar, you will return. That’s why Chabil Mar employees never say goodbye. Instead, you’ll hear “See you soon!” when you depart.

Visit our website for more information on Placencia and 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.

Take A Snorkeling And Scuba Diving Trip to Belize This Year!

Belize Scuba Diving Trips

Explore the World Beneath the Waves at Chabil Mar

The calm, ecologically diverse, and often sparkling clear waters of the Caribbean have long made it a favored spot for divers from around the world, but Belize in particular has a special place in a lot of hearts. There’s an obvious reason for that too. The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest reef of its kind in the world, and that uniqueness has transformed it into one of the most colorful and vibrant marine ecosystems around.

Belize Snorkeling and Scuba Diving Trips

Sustainable Marine Ecosystems

Fortunately, the Belize government recognizes the inherent value of the Belize Barrier Reef both for the tourism industry and for its uniqueness. While the reef system was once on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in danger, it’s since been removed thanks to substantial conservation efforts on the part of the Belize government. That’s obviously a big win for the environment and for future generations, but it also means that the diving and snorkeling sites off of Belize’s coast and near the barrier reef are going to continue to be majestic for a long time to come.

Placencia: The Gateway to the Best Dive Spots

If there’s one thing there’s no shortage of along Belize’s east coast, it’s idyllic dive spots. The Belize Barrier Reef is nearly 200 miles long, and the surrounding waters are home to over 400 cayes. But there are tantalizing places for snorkeling and scuba diving directly from the mainland too. Placencia itself is a narrow peninsula that stretches approximately 16 miles from North to South, and the nearby Silk Cayes are the well-regarded diving spots in Belize. All told, there are over 20 named dive spots just in the southern region surrounding Placencia.

Belize Scuba Diving Resort

A Diving and Snorkeling Package Suited to You

Chabil Mar is one of the most popular beach resorts in Placencia, so it’s only natural that we offer a range of Belize vacation packages for visitors looking to scuba dive or snorkel. The truly adventurous will love the 7 night stay that will take them all up and down the coast, but more modest options are available as well. And for those who want something really special and can be flexible with their schedule, the spring and early summer months bring gentle whale sharks to the coast that you can swim with.

Why You Should Go Diving in Placencia Belize This Year

Why You Should Go Diving in Placencia Belize This Year

Located in the southern part of Belize, Placencia has some of the world’s most beautiful diving spots. The pristine barrier reef off of its coast has become popular with locals and tourists for its shallow, calm, and warm water. Placencia is a short plane ride from Belize City, making it an ideal winter getaway, honeymoon location, or spring break destination for world-class diving at any level.

With year-round temperatures averaging 80 degrees, anytime is a good time to go diving in Placencia. The most popular time of the year is between April and June. This is the peak period when the whale shark, the ocean’s largest fish, migrates to Belize. Divers flock to Gladden Spit Marine Reserve, a small island near Placencia, to swim with these gentle creatures as they display their unique feeding habits.

October and November are the best times to view groupers as they descend on the area by the thousands for mating. The wet season in Belize extends from August to October. The daily rain showers last only a few hours and allow you to dive without the crowds seen during the more popular months. November to July is the dry season in Belize, offering great water visibility and little to no rain to impede your diving experience.

Most of the diving in Placencia at the barrier reef is approximately a 30-minute boat ride from the coast. The inner reef is characterized by a series of shallow coral channels and mazes, excellent visibility, and no current. The area is ideal for beginning divers working on their certifications or for experienced divers looking to hone their skills.

The water is typically less than 80 feet deep and is home to a variety of sea life. Divers may see manta rays, mantis shrimp, barracudas, and stingrays, some of which are recently spawned and are spending their juvenile stages on the reef. On the boat ride to the reef, you may spot manatees and dolphins. One of the most popular dive locations for beginners is the Laughing Bird Caye National Park with its wide variety of ray species.

The outer reef provides the more advanced divers the opportunity to explore deep underwater canyons and experience jaw-dropping dropoffs. On your dive around one of over 40 outer reef islands, you may spot sea turtles, lobsters, and moray eels. Silk Caye and Tarpon Caye are popular dive locations on the outer reef.

belize whale shark diving

Chabil Mar Resort is located in the village of Placencia. Our luxury beach-front property offers access to some of the best diving adventures in the area. You can choose from several of the resorts’ dive packages that include reef diving, inland adventures, or exploring the village center.

Chabil Mar also offers packages for stays up to seven nights and can accommodate couples, families, or large groups. Diving trips may include Glovers Reef Atoll, South Water Caye, and Gladden Spit. After a full day of diving, your package will include meals of your choice in Placencia Village or at the resort, and you will have access to all of the amenities such as the infinity pools, bikes, and kayaks.

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 a Belize diving vacation.

Where To Find Howler Monkeys in Belize

Howler Monkeys in Belize

Do you have to be a kid to develop a fascination with primates? Not if you like being entertained. While the globe’s primate population may be declining, “New World Monkey” species making their homes from Mexico to Argentina are thriving. 

Just ask editors at Their roster of monkey types begins with the one and only howler monkey, a mammal that can be heard from a distance of half a mile away.

Howlers are the most audaciously outspoken critters in Belize. They’re most likely to make themselves known when anything or anyone—-human or animal—-attempts to invade their neighborhoods. Don’t believe us? Check out this YouTube video for a sampling of their howls:

Howler monkeys inhabiting Belize’s forests and jungles rarely search for sustenance because it’s all around them. Though classified as omnivores, howler diets tend to be vegetarians, always on the lookout for raw fruits and vegetables that keep energy levels high enough to race from branch to branch over forest and jungle canopies.

Belize’s howlers are quite happy to be living in a nation that offers so much dietary variety that it’s easy to maintain an average weight of between 15 and 22 pounds. Are there overweight howler monkeys? Not really. They move around too much and so much activity results in an average lifespan of from 15 to 20 years.

It’s unusual to find a howler hanging out alone. These creatures stay in family groups that can number up to 20 kin. Like most primate groups, an older male is likely the head of the household, but everyone in the clan has a unique personality.

Despite the danger indigenous jaguars present, howler monkeys love to “irritate” these big cats on the ground by pelting them with branches and sticks for fun. Far from reach on distant tree branches, howlers are smart enough to know that if they get closer, they could become lunch.

Howler monkeys have excellent vision and they are enthusiastic swimmers. They love to hang out along the Monkey River. Wouldn’t you like if someone named a body of water in your honor?

What’s the best way to see these entertaining creatures? Come to Belize for a visit and take in Belize’s Monkey River Tour, not far from Placencia Village.  Once there, feel free call these howlers by their Latin name Alouatta pigra or use the Creole word Baboon to get their attention.

About The Monkey River Howler Tour *

You will never forget a trip to Monkey River. Your trip begins dockside from Chabil Mar Resort, where your guide picks you up by boat, for your adventure. Prepare to weave your way through the mangroves, where it’s not uncommon to see a peaceful manatee lumbering by. Continue along the coastline where you will reach the mouth of the river at the Village of Monkey River. From there you will travel upstream through the Belize rainforest. Along the way you may witness exotic bird life, crocodiles and howler monkeys feeding in the shoreline trees of this tropical jungle paradise. You will then take a jungle hike and see amazing plant and animal life as you search for troops of exotic howler monkeys. Back at Monkey River Town, you’ll enjoy a traditional Belizean lunch and an optional walkabout in the idyllic Belizean village. Then it’s back onboard your skiff for the return trip back up the coast and through the mangroves to Chabil Mar Resort, with a stop to view the manatees lumbering at a nearby island favorite of theirs.

Advance reservations are currently being snapped up so take advantage of Chabil Mar deals while you can. Just imagining yourself at Chabil Mar is likely to buoy your spirits and make your current situation more tolerable!  

The Best Belize Resort For Families With Teens

If your family is more than ready for a Belize family vacation that gives everyone to get a taste of the fun they crave, corralling the troop for a stay at a Belize resort that caters to families can go a long way to restoring some of the wonderment and joy your family missed during the past year.

Where to go that will satisfy wild spirits, intellectual interests, and device-fixated family members whose overabundance of energy was sorely tested during Covid sequestration? Choose Chabil Mar – located in Placencia Belize – the Belize family-friendly resort known for turning even moody teens into carefree kids again.

10 great reasons your teens will love Belize and Chabil Mar

The Best Belize Resort For Families
1.) The flight to Belize is so quick, your kids won’t have time to complain about being bored.

2.) Teens don’t have to worry about snoozing through high school Spanish classes; Belizeans speak English.

3.) Accommodations are big enough to give kids “space” and they can wander the property safely.

4.) Growing teens will make quick work of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners included in the family package.

5.) Trips into Placencia Village will be enlightening (don’t tell the kids they’re learning about another culture).

6.) Youngsters can try complimentary paddleboards, kayaks, bicycles. If they’re old enough, they can pilot a golf cart.

7.) Belize family vacation package tours include Mayan ruins at Lubaantun or Lim Ni Punit, a Monkey River Howler Adventure (kids love howling back at the monkeys), and the world’s only jaguar reserve: Cockscomb Nature Preserve.

8.) A half-day of island snorkeling will turn your teens into enthusiasts the moment they peek under the sea’s surface.

9.) Additional one-day adventures on the Chabil Mar tour menu include mega-thrills like caving and zip lining.

10.) Your kids will discover that Belize family vacations aren’t the boring holidays their friends describe!

Belize Luxury Resort For Families

10 reasons parents love this Belize family vacation, too

1.) Chabil Mar Belize family vacation packages are affordable; you won’t exceed the family vacation budget.

2.) Expect to notice an absence of whining and complaining since Chabil Mar is so much fun for even blase teens.

3.) Given the resort’s proximity to activities, the entire family will stay busy, active, and delighted.

4.) This is your opportunity to squeeze in some romantic time once the kids hit the sheets each night.

5.) Witness the miracle of picky teens eating everything put on a plate before them. Chabil Mar cuisine is that delicious.

6.) Chabil Mar staff members love kids of all ages — even rambunctious ones. You’ll be surrounded by people who care.

7.) Meaningful conversations won’t emulate tooth pulling! Chabil Mar is well known for improving parent-teen communications.

8.) Don’t be surprised if you learn as much about Belize’s cultures, citizens, and sites than your youngsters absorb.

9.) Your all inclusive package takes care of almost all of the expenses surrounding your stay at Chabil Mar.

10.) Discover amazing things about your teens that you never knew within an environment of peace and tranquility.

Convinced? You should be. Share the details of this amazing trip with your teens by visiting the Chabil Mar family vacation package and then break out the swimsuits. This is one family trip guaranteed to remain in everyone’s memories forever.

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

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