US President Joe Biden nominates 2-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan as ambassador to Belize

Michelle Kwan

Аftеr fоur уеаrѕ unfіllеd, Рrеѕіdеnt Јое Віdеn hаѕ nоmіnаtеd twо-tіmе Оlуmріс mеdаl-wіnnіng fіgurе ѕkаtеr Місhеllе Кwаn аѕ U.Ѕ. аmbаѕѕаdоr tо Веlіzе.

Кwаn, 41, twееtеd thаt іf ѕhе іѕ соnfіrmеd bу thе Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ Ѕеnаtе, ѕhе wоuld ассерt: “І аm hоnоrеd tо bе nоmіnаtеd bу Рrеѕіdеnt Віdеn tо ѕеrvе аѕ аmbаѕѕаdоr tо Веlіzе, аnd іf соnfіrmеd, І wіll bе vеrу рrоud tо ѕеrvе mу соuntrу.”

Тhе Whіtе Ноuѕе аnnоunсеd Кwаn’ѕ nоmіnаtіоn оn Wеdnеѕdау аlоngѕіdе thе nоmіnаtіоn оf Рrеѕіdеnt Јоhn F. Кеnnеdу’ѕ dаughtеr Саrоlіnе Кеnnеdу аѕ U.Ѕ. Аmbаѕѕаdоr tо Аuѕtrаlіа.


Кwаn wоn ѕіlvеr іn 1998 іn Nаgаnо, Јараn, аnd brоnzе іn 2002 іn Ѕаlt Lаkе Сіtу, Utаh, аnd wаѕ а nіnе-tіmе wоrld сhаmріоn bеtwееn 1996 аnd 2004. Ѕіnсе hеr rеtіrеmеnt ѕhе hаѕ mоvеd іntо dірlоmасу аnd роlіtісѕ, bеіng nаmеd thе fіrѕt Аmеrісаn Рublіс Dірlоmасу Еnvоу undеr Рrеѕіdеnt Gеоrgе W. Вuѕh, thеn Ѕtаtе Dераrtmеnt ѕеnіоr аdvіѕеr fоr рublіс dірlоmасу аnd рublіс аffаіrѕ, аnd а mеmbеr оf thе Соunсіl оn Fіtnеѕѕ, Ѕроrtѕ аnd Nutrіtіоn undеr Рrеѕіdеnt Ваrасk Оbаmа. Ѕhе іѕ рrеѕеntlу thе glоbаl аmbаѕѕаdоr аnd trеаѕurеr fоr Ѕресіаl Оlуmрісѕ.

Ассоrdіng tо а Whіtе Ноuѕе ѕtаtеmеnt, “Fоr а dесаdе, [Кwаn] trаvеlеd ехtеnѕіvеlу оn bеhаlf оf thе U.Ѕ. Dераrtmеnt оf Ѕtаtе tо еngаgе уоuth аrоund thе wоrld оn ѕосіаl аnd еduсаtіоnаl іѕѕuеѕ.”

Оffісіаllу, ѕhе wоuld ѕuссееd Саrlоѕ Моrеnо whо ѕtооd dоwn аt thе ѕtаrt оf Dоnаld Тrumр’ѕ Рrеѕіdеnсу. Тhе ѕеnіоr Аmеrісаn оffісіаlѕ іn Веlіzе ѕіnсе thеn hаvе bееn сhаrgе d’аffаіrеѕ аd іntеrіm Аdrіеnnе Gаlаnеk, Кеіth Gіlgеѕ, аnd Lеуlа Моѕеѕ-Оnеѕ.

Plan the Ultimate Belize Luxury Vacation Without Emptying Your Bank Account

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When journalists for the online BBC Travel blog asked travelers to define the word luxury, they were surprised to learn that today’s traveler has an extremely different viewpoint on this subject. Rather than citing jewels, mansions and other trappings of wealth, they learned that “Luxury has evolved beyond people, places and things in ways that fill our lives with fascination, pleasure and meaning.”

If this philosophy strikes a chord with you but you’re not endowed with riches, titles or the trappings of wealth, you can still vacation like royalty. Belize is home to Chabil Mar, a luxury resort that offers every extra you expect from a property that redefines and prioritizes guest comfort and refinements.

Taking its name “Beautiful Sea” from the oceanfront that lies steps from the resort’s villas, Chabil Mar is located on the Placencia Peninsula, considered Belize’s most popular place to vacation. Not far from the charming Placencia Village, this all-villa community is awash in tropical splendor and features a private beach and pier where al fresco dining at Café Mar or the property’s roaming butler service pamper every guest.


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One glance at the resort’s accommodation options attest to Chabil Mar’s dedication to providing every guest with a luxurious sojourn and the resort’s gourmet wizard, Chef Daniel, oversees a culinary scene filled with fresh, tasty dishes prepared with flair.

The recipient of numerous travel awards and honors, Chabil Mar’s environs are breathtaking, treating guests to onsite amenities like two freshwater infinity swimming pools, 400 feet of private beachfront, complimentary bicycles, kayaks and paddle boards plus shuttles ready to take guests into Placencia Village if they don’t want to bike or walk there. Tours to all of Belize’s most exciting land and sea sites are on the resort’s activity menu so guests don’t miss a thing.

Sound like the vacation you would design for yourself if you had the money to do so? No worries. You can book a Belize vacation package that saves money and take advantage of current specials that include everything you’ve just read about and more.

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Small enough to enjoy the solitude you seek yet filled with every sensory experience your imagination can conjure up, Chabil Mar is more than a place to vacation where luxury and affordability meet; it’s the very definition of conclusions reached by the BBC journalists proclaiming that “Luxury has evolved beyond people, places and things in ways that fill our lives with fascination, pleasure and meaning.”

Curious about what your vacation at Chabil Mar could look like? Browse this video and you’ll be enchanted: Choose a date and inquire about availability for your posh getaway at or use the resort’s toll-free phone number to chat with staff: 1-866-417-2377. Next, start packing for your Belize luxury getaway where staff is trained in the art of making every guest feel like a millionaire.

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. 

Add These Belize Jungle Tours to Your Bucket List

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Jungles and rainforests. Even the words are soothing enough to evoke calm and tranquility – a couple of factors that tend to go missing in today’s society where cement jungles are growing in size while rainforests are vanishing at an alarming rate. One nation stands out as the exception to the rule: Belize.

This Central American country’s efforts to make sure generations to come will be able to explore both is fast becoming legendary and now that travel restrictions are fading, cooped-up folks throughout the U.S. are making serious plans to come down for much-needed doses of Mother Nature’s gifts.

In order to make the most of the time you have to spend during your upcoming vacation, you’ll want to choose the right resort as your home base – one that promises the luxury and comfort you crave in addition to providing opportunities to get lost in wilderness throughout your stay. Come to Chabil Mar located on the Placencia peninsula and you are guaranteed both – and so much more.

About the resort

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Chabil Mar happens to be located on what travelers consider Belize’s trendiest location because the peninsula is filled with attractions that are in close proximity to one and another and to the property. Enjoy the balance of sojourning on a lush campus known for relaxing gardens, access to private beachfront, beautifully appointed suites that could blow your mind and gourmet meals that have no equal.

For guests wise enough to secure package deals, every meal and access to the resort’s bounty of amenities are included for one price. Make your holiday an extended affair and take advantage of discounted rates that are equally mind-blowing. But since your visit is all about rainforests and jungles, Chabil Mar’s tour menu will convince you that there’s nowhere else you’d rather be.

Paradise served daily during your stay

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Having listened to guest requests and hearing about their desires to immerse themselves in all things natural during their stays at Chabil Mar, resort staff has designed tours that surpass the ordinary so visitors can get their fill of natural wonders. Among these unique adventures are:

-A Cockscomb Basin Wildlife & Jaguar Preserve trip filled with sights, sounds and fragrances found only within this unique reserve where jaguar roam, waterfalls thrill and bird watching is magnificent. Cooling swims in languid pools filled by cascades plus river tubing options are guaranteed be highlights you won’t soon forget.

-Opt for the cave and river tubing experience and you’ll also spend time roaming around Lubaantun Mayan Ruins in addition to Belize National Forest trails and natural wonders.

-Meet Belize’s infamous Howler monkeys during a sail up Monkey River where a Belizean lunch at a Monkey River Town family eatery and possible manatee spotting unique to this area add to a spectacular day.

-Horseback ride through a jungle and find out why Belize has become the only place to bird watch during this specialized tour among the trees and plants that provide havens for all manner of wildlife.

Is that all there is? Hardly! One visit to the Chabil Mar website tells you all there is to know about this unique resort, tour options and this nation’s glorious environs. Just make sure you set aside enough time during your holiday to see everything!

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 vacation.

A Guide to What You Can See While Snorkeling in Belize

A Guide to What You Can See While Snorkeling in Belize

The MesoAmerican Barrier Reef is the world’s second largest, spanning 600 miles from the Yucatan Peninsula to Honduras. The 180 mile Belize Barrier Reef is part of this system. It provides a unique marine ecosystem for snorkelers of all levels to explore.

The ecosystem comprises not just the coral reefs but also mangrove forests, lagoons and coastal wetlands. Here are some of the wonders you might see while snorkeling in Belize’s clear turquoise waters:

Yellowtail Damselfish

This brilliantly colored fish can be found among the corals as well. It is unique among fish because it “farms” red algae which is one of its primary food sources.

Manta Rays

Known as “gentle giants”, these are the largest of the rays. They can reach 20 feet from tip to tip and weigh over 3000 pounds. While they prefer the open sea, they sometimes glide over the reef into Belize’s coastal waters. There, you can approach them, but be aware – they have been known to jump up to 15 feet from the water!

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Caribbean Dolphin

Another species known for its acrobatic leaps is this variant of the bottlenose dolphin. This gentle and playful animal may be spotted off the coast of Placencia.

Parrot Fish

It’s a delight to swim in schools of these beautiful fish as their scales sparkle in sunlight. They come in gorgeous colors, but are not merely decorative. They also help to build Belize’s beaches. Their teeth grind up coral rock into fine sand.

Green Moray Eel

You will find their distinctive bottle green heads peaking out from holes in the coral. These eels can grow up to 8 feet long and used to be mistaken for sea serpents!

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Nurse Sharks

While they can grow up to 14 feet long, nurse sharks are gentle. They will let you swim near as they cruise the reefs and mangroves. Their skin is smooth, which you will discover if you gently stroke one. Imagine telling your friends you swam with the sharks and even touched one!

Vase Sponge

Characterized by a large bell shape, this sponge can grow up to 3 feet high. It ranges in color from purple to red to brown and is found attached to rocks in Belize’s lagoons.

Sea Turtles

The waters of Belize are home to three varieties of sea turtle: the loggerhead, green and hawksbill. Since 1993 these have been protected species and are thriving in many locations such as Glover’s Reef Atoll.

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To experience these amazing wonders for yourself, consider booking a stay at Chabil Mar Resort . We are an award winning beach resort that are close to the Belize Barrier Reef and offer world class snorkeling, diving, sailing and fishing.

Inside the Most Exclusive, Laid-back Luxury Resort in Placencia Belize

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It’s only human nature to want to be “an insider” – someone who keeps up with trends, has the ear of important people and possesses extra confidence simply because they understand what it takes to “be in the know.” But even insiders were impacted when Covid swept across the planet and those who traveled more than they stayed home were forced to take a hiatus.

Now that travel restrictions have been lifted and Belize has opened its skies, properties and enterprises once again, travel insiders began the search for resorts close to home that are luxurious and lush – minus price tags that cost more for one night than their current monthly mortgage payments!

The lucky ones found Chabil Mar, a posh resort located on the 18-mile-long Placencia peninsula, a trendy paradise that has no equal. What makes Chabil Mar the most exclusive, laid-back luxury resort on the peninsula? The award-winning chef. The small size. Limited numbers of guests. Sea-facing digs plus 400 feet of private beach and pier that create an exclusive enclave of rest and relaxation.

Designed with you in mind

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Despite meeting so many criteria for exclusivity, guests of all ages and travel interests find at Chabil Mar the laid-back experience they crave. Families can’t compliment staff enough for being kind to their kids. Solo travelers encounter just enough interaction with other guests to enjoy the solitude they seek. Couples? Chabil Mar could easily change its name to Romance or Honeymoon Central.

In sum, there’s something for everyone at Chabil Mar beyond the friendly staff, beautifully manicured grounds and accommodations that are so roomy and elegantly furnished, some visitors have no desire to leave their hideaways. For these folks, sojourns often consist of walking or biking to nearby Placencia Village where nightlife and shopping offer fun outings before returning to the resort to take advantage of the pool and the resort’s complementary bikes, kayaks and paddle boards.

As the only full-service resort on the peninsula…

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…Chabil Mar is especially well known for the property’s Belize vacation packages that help families, couples and singles enjoy carefree holidays since guests pay one price for packages that are customized to meet traveler wish lists. View the resort’s package library to find the one that calls to you and your accommodations, gourmet meals, resort amenities and extras – like the roaming butler service known to make every guest feel like royalty – are all included.

While you’re making your decision, check out the specials on the same page to learn how you can extend your stay while saving money. Sound too good to be true? Visit Chabil Mar’s home page and click on the “Beauty by Belize – Luxury by Design” link to peruse the video that’s known to be a decision maker for travelers who won’t settle for ordinary vacations after discovering this amazing paradise.

Visit our website for more information on Belize and Placencia, 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.