Where to Ring in 2023 in Belize

Belize Is the Perfect Place to Ring in 2023

There’s still time to book a dream getaway to Belize and celebrate the New Year in the warm, sunny Caribbean.

Belize Knows How to Party

Belize is known for its festivals and celebrations, and few days are as big as New Year’s here. You can head to any village or town to check out the festivities. Better yet, enjoy ringing in the new and sweeping out the old from your private beachfront, pool, or verandah.

Spend the day lounging on the beach in the tropical sunshine. Toast the night with a cold Belize beer or a fruity tropical drink made from Belizean rum. That sounds a lot better than standing in a freezing cold city waiting for the ball to drop.

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Learn Belizean Traditions

Like every country, Belize has unique traditions for New Year’s Eve. One that we especially like is using a broom to sweep away the problems of the past year and make room for better things.

Belizeans also like to eat round cakes to symbolize the circle of life. You don’t have to take part unless you want to, but why not try it out? You might see your luck improve in 2023.

Eat and Be Merry

Belizean food is always good, but during New Year, we really pull out the stops. Feast on seafood cooked in coconut milk, tamales, rum-soaked fruitcake, and other unique dishes.

Enjoy Life and Laughter

If you’ve had a rough year, it’s time to let it go in the warmth of Belize. From our friendly people to our wonderful food, you’ll find many ways to feed your soul.
Explore the natural beauty that has made Belize famous. Whether you choose to visit a botanical garden, swim in a waterfall, or check out a nature reserve, you’re always surrounded by the healing power of nature.

It’s time to start the New Year with a fresh new perspective. Belize makes it easy to shed your worries and greet the New Year with joy.

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Enjoy New Year’s Eve at Chabil Mar 

If you’ve decided to greet 2023 in Belize, book at Chabil Mar. On the stunning beaches of the Placencia Peninsula, our luxury resort offers everything you need for a spectacular New Year’s Eve or a 2023 Belize vacation.

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.

Why Belize Is an Ideal Spot for Weddings and Honeymoons in 2023

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Located along an area where the Maya Mountains, verdant Central American jungles, and sapphire-colored waters of the Caribbean meet, Belize is the ideal spot for anyone looking to begin a life of holy matrimony or kick off the post-wedding celebrations as newlyweds. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose Belize as the perfect destination for your wedding and/or honeymoon in 2023.


The variety of food found here is sure to please any palate. Belize’s food is a product of Central American and Caribbean flavors mixed with a robust range of other cuisines from the various other cultures that choose to call this country their home. Expect everything that touches your taste buds to feature fresh ingredients and unctuous spices. Whether you want your dinner beneath a jungle canopy or along the sugar-white sands of the beach, Belize’s culinary offerings will please everyone on your guest list.


The weather here is like summer never leaves. If you are planning your wedding during the dry season, you will be hard-pressed to find a day without sunshine. You can look forward to plenty of days spent idly enjoying the beach, breathtaking sunsets, and refreshing cocktails.

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Location Options

If you love natural vistas, Belize has you spoiled for choice with spots, including the Great Blue Hole and multiple Maya archeological sites. With all of the power and majesty that these natural wonders manifest, you can easily find the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Kill Two Birds with One Stone

If you are getting married here, why not go ahead and spend your honeymoon in Belize as well? While Belize is certainly a wonderful locale for a destination wedding, it also happens to work quite well as a honeymoon hangout. Whether you just want to clink cocktail glasses as you and your spouse toast to a new life or set off on an adventure, Belize can satisfy the romantics and the adventurers.

Weddings and Honeymoons in Belize

Obliterate That Stress

Having a wedding in Belize means that you can select a resort-like Chabil Mar, located in Placencia, to serve as your wedding venue and make use of the amazing Belize wedding packages. Having Chabil Mar handle your wedding means that you do not have to hold all of the stressful fussings behind perfecting your wedding because the staff of seasoned professionals can manage the food, decorations, music, and even the officiant for you.

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.

4 Reasons Placencia Belize Should be Your Caribbean Holiday Destination


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In your quest for the perfect holiday destination now that travel to Central America is returning to normal, make the smart decision to vacation on the lovely 16-mile-long Placencia Peninsula, located in Belize’s Stann Creek District. What is there about this place that makes it a stand-out when you could choose another spot? Everything!

Placencia is a finger of land nearly surrounded by water so if you can’t get enough water sports, this is a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. At the end of the 16 miles lies Placencia Village, commonly known as “The Island You Can Walk To”. The Village is the epicenter of the local population, culture, daily life, shops, markets, and other fun activities, including the areas’ annual festivals, such as Lobsterfest, Art & Music, and, home to Chabil Mar. Also home to jungles, Maya ruins, charming villages, and everything visitors crave in a Caribbean vacation, this area has so much to offer, we had a hard time coming up with just 4!

1. The beaches

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Whether it’s TripAdvisor, Conde Nast Johansen, or National Geographic, there’s no argument among these and other resources that Placencia beaches are out of this world. Whether you intend to swim in the Caribbean Sea or you’d just as soon float on the lagoon side of the peninsula, these magnificent stretches of beachfront never disappoint.

2. The food



What determines a foodie destination? Diversity. Authenticity. Placencia’s food scene offers both which is why Belize cuisine is finding its rightful place on the international gourmet scene. While Belize food has distinct Caribbean flavors, you may seek variety during your stay. Frommer’s recommends De’Tatch Seafood Bar and Grill (Belizean), Mare (Italian), Maya Beach Bistro (Fusion), Omar’s Diner (Belizean) Pickled Parrot (comfort food) and Rumfish y Vino (international). These should get you started.

3. The Caribbean Sea


Enjoy every minute of your time on “the island you can walk to.” Sail and fish the waters off Placencia or don gear and find out why world-renowned aquatic legends call this area the ideal jump-off point for activities under the sea and on the surface. Belize’s Barrier Reef, located close to the peninsula, is a must-see geological wonder, too.

4. Luxury Accommodations at Chabil Mar Villas

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How important is the quality of the place you stay during your Caribbean holiday? This can make or break your vacation, which is why Chabil Mar has become the peninsula’s lodging hot spot. Visit the Chabil Mar Belize accommodations page to see breathtaking choices that range from a luxury 2000-square-foot seafront villa to gorgeous suites.

Select from the Chabil Mar Belize vacation package menu for the best vacation of your life. These bundles include gourmet meals served at the resort’s award-winning restaurant, complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks and paddleboards, 2 infinity beachside pools, and a private beachfront made for relaxation and contemplation.

Specialized tours associated with each package allow you to customize your stay and if you could use a little more incentive, how about extending your holiday dates to qualify for discounted rates or avail yourself of current specials? Skip the crowds. Find tranquility. Fill your days and nights with fun. Don’t be surprised if you come up with at least 4 more reasons to choose Placencia for your next Caribbean holiday!

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.

What Are The Best Things To Do In Placencia Belize In January?

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In December, Santa Claus makes a list and checks it twice, but afterward, he and Mrs. Claus are off for their annual Belize holiday. This isn’t the first time the couple has headed for sun and surf following his stress-filled sled ride. In fact, Belize in January has become a tradition. You’re invited to join him if you’d like to trade your frigid temps for his favorite hot spot: the Placencia peninsula.

6 Reasons the Clauses prefer Placencia

1. Placencia is only 16 miles long and it’s home to his favorite property: Chabil Mar Resort. Because January weather is so balmy, he’ll leave his signature suit back at the North Pole in favor of shirtsleeves and shorts. He never leaves home without his sunscreen.

2. Santa loves exploring Belize jungles. Two favorite excursions are Monkey River and Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve. He finds it easy to communicate with Belize wildlife, including endangered jaguars and vocal Howler monkeys. As a veteran bird watcher, Santa knows that Belize is Central America’s bird watching capital.

3. Santa feels right at home at his favorite pubs: the Tipsy Tuna and Barefoot Beach Bar. Both respect the man’s privacy, so they give him his space. Dressed in civilian togs, he’s just a grey-bearded dude in resort wear having drinks, and hanging out with the friendliest people in Central America.

4. Does Santa dive and snorkel? Of course. Follow in his swim fins if you can’t get enough water sports – or perhaps you just want to try them out. Knowing that Chabil Mar staffers always make room for him, you just may run into him during one or more of the resort’s fabulous tours.

5. Santa and Mrs. Claus are consummate romantics. Their posh, cozy digs afford them the privacy they crave after sharing their home with elves and toy makers year-round and they rave about Chabil Mar cuisine, unlimited beverages, and amenities included in their Belize vacation package.

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6. The resort’s sunset Placencia Lagoon tour is usually the last activity on the Claus’s itinerary. It’s their favorite because they may spot shy manatees during the tour and it’s their tradition to watch the last sunset at their favorite destination.

Admit it: This sunny vacation sounds like heaven in January and if you commit to sojourning at Chabil Mar, you’ll see why Santa wouldn’t stay elsewhere. Consider the resort’s 400 feet of private beach your personal domain and enjoy every perk, including dining on the private pier, splashing in the resort’s two beach-side infinity swimming pools, riding resort bikes around the peninsula, and pilot complimentary kayaks and paddleboards.

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The resort’s shuttle transports guests who can’t get enough nightlife into the Village where the action is nonstop and if you’re fortunate, you could run into someone very familiar. Feel free to buy the jolly man with the twinkle in his eye a drink as well as give him full credit for pointing the way to his favorite resort by telling Chabil Mar’s reservation agent that Santa sent you when you book your 2023 January escape!

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.

Take a Purpose-Filled, Luxury Belize Vacation That Changes Lives

Take a Purpose-Filled, Luxury Belize Vacation That Changes Lives

According to the website Cause Inspired Media, changes in support for charitable causes may have dipped during the worst of the Covid pandemic, but the results of a recent Fidelity Charitable study produced some surprising news: Going forward, donors not only intend to continue to contribute to worthy causes throughout the remainder of the year, but 25-percent of respondents intend to increase the amount they give in the years ahead.

Why mention these statistics when you’re all about finding a vacation spot for your next getaway? Because if you support nonprofits, why not choose a luxury resort that is close to home to double down on the reason for your visit? At Chabil Mar Resort, the property’s “Pack for a Purpose” initiative generates lots of goodwill and help for underprivileged Belize school children. Guests are drawn to this cause and you will be, too.

About the initiative that captures hearts and minds

The ability to help children in need while enjoying a lavish vacation at a boutique property that is running out of wall space to display awards is likely to give you the most amount of satisfaction you’ve experienced in years. Pack with a Purpose is a dynamic, global nonprofit committed to both the kids who benefit and the personal aims and goals of travelers looking to make meaningful contributions at the same time they enjoy getting away.

At Chabil Mar Resort, frequent guests know to leave a little room in their suitcases when they pack for items that may be small but make a world of difference to the kids who don’t have them, like school supplies, age-appropriate books, arts and crafts materials, educational games and especially soccer and basketballs plus jump ropes and other activity-inducing items. Leave your donation at the resort’s front desk where you will receive the thanks of a grateful staff on behalf of the kids.

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Kids and animals: you can help both!

Chabil Mar has “adopted” St. John’s Memorial School in Placencia Village, which was established in 2009 and serves kids whose ages range between 3 and 12. If you’re a big animal supporter, you can also pack goodies that are dog and kitty appropriate, all of which will be donated to the Placencia, Belize Humane Society where much-appreciated food, treats, bowls, bedding and everything pet appropriate is needed and received with love and gratitude.

Imagine yourself lounging on an unspoiled, private Caribbean beach having just come from your elegant digs after enjoying gourmet meals at the resort’s restaurant and knowing that the items you brought are making a bigger difference than you will ever know. Need specifics? Check the list on the resort’s website and contribute what you can.

There’s only one downside to staying at Chabil Mar and supporting this worthwhile cause: It could become a habit! And as you feel gratitude for having come through Covid by supporting the causes you care about at home, add this one to your list and rest assured, you’ll feel as good about your generosity as you do when you’re served an icy beverage while lying in the Belize sun at this posh resort!

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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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