Unique Belize Luxury Family Vacations: Where Adventure and Relaxation Meet

Are you dreaming of a family vacation that goes beyond the ordinary, where luxury and adventure intertwine to create unforgettable memories?

Look no further than Belize, a hidden gem nestled in Central America, where the rainforest meets the reef. At Chabil Mar, we offer a unique blend of experiences that cater to all ages and interests, ensuring your family vacation is truly extraordinary.

Belize Family Adventures

Belize’s lush rainforests are a playground for the young and young-at-heart. Embark on guided hikes through verdant trails, spotting howler monkeys swinging through the canopy and listening to the symphony of exotic birds. For a truly immersive experience, take a thrilling zip-line adventure or embark on a relaxing float down a jungle river. And as the sun sets, venture out on a guided night walk for a chance encounter with the elusive jaguar. Belize’s jungles are teeming with life, providing endless opportunities for discovery and adventure.

Belize Adventure Vacations

Belize is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, a mesmerizing underwater world that will leave your family awestruck. Snorkel or dive amongst vibrant coral gardens, teeming with colorful fish, playful dolphins, and gentle sea turtles. Swim alongside nurse sharks and stingrays at Laughing Bird Caye, or venture further to explore the wonders of the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve or the legendary Great Blue Hole. Belize’s underwater playground offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the whole family.

Belize Maya Ruins

Step back in time and explore the ancient mysteries of the Maya civilization. Belize is home to some of the most well-preserved Maya ruins in the world, offering a glimpse into a fascinating past. Climb towering pyramids, wander through ceremonial plazas, and decipher hieroglyphs that tell stories of a once-great civilization. Let your family’s imagination run wild as you uncover the secrets of these ancient cities.

Laughing Bird Caye

For a change of pace, escape to one of Belize’s idyllic cayes, where relaxation and rejuvenation await. Lounge on pristine beaches, swim in crystal-clear waters and explore the mangrove forests by kayak. Try your hand at fishing or sailing, or simply unwind in a hammock and soak up the laid-back island vibes. Belize’s cayes offer the perfect balance of adventure and tranquility, making them an ideal family retreat.

maya traditions

Belize’s rich cultural heritage is a tapestry of influences, from Maya traditions to Creole customs. Immerse your family in the local way of life by learning traditional crafts, savoring authentic cuisine, and participating in lively Garifuna drumming and dancing. The warmth and hospitality of the Belizean people will make you feel like part of the family.

Chabil Mar: Your Luxury Family Haven

Luxury family resorts Belize

At Chabil Mar, we know family vacations are all about creating magical memories that last a lifetime. Our beachfront resort on the stunning Placencia Peninsula is a tropical paradise designed with families in mind, offering spacious villas with fully equipped kitchens and breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

But that’s not all! We offer unforgettable jungle and reef vacation packages for families, so you can experience the best of both worlds: thrilling adventures in the lush rainforest and relaxing days on the sun-kissed beach.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to create the ultimate family adventure! Book your dream vacation at Chabil Mar today!

For more information about traveling to 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.

Belize Adventure: Why Combining Beach and Jungle Experiences is a Must-Do for Travelers

Belize Beach Vacations

If you’re considering a trip to Belize in 2024, why not consider booking a beach and jungle vacation package with Chabil Mar? The resort offers a perfect blend of luxury and adventure for travelers who want to experience the best of both worlds.

With stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and lush tropical jungles nearby, Chabil Mar is the perfect place to unwind and explore the natural beauty of Belize.

The resort offers a range of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking, and guests can also relax and rejuvenate with a variety of spa treatments. With its luxurious accommodations and impeccable service, Chabil Mar is the ultimate destination for those seeking an unforgettable beach and jungle vacation in Belize.

Belize Adventure Vacations

Here are some top reasons to consider booking a beach and jungle vacation with Chabil Mar this year:

Exploring the Wild Side: Jungle Adventures in Belize

Belize is known for its lush jungles and diverse wildlife, and Chabil Mar offers a range of jungle adventures for guests to experience. From Chabil Mar, guests can explore more of the jungles and wildlife that Belize is famous for through a variety of excursions.

Experience the breathtaking Monkey River and see howler monkeys, crocodiles, and other wildlife in their natural habitats. Explore the vast Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to jaguars, tapirs, and other exotic animals.

Belize Jungle Vacations

Visit the ancient Maya ruins of Nim Li Punit, and learn about the fascinating history and culture of the region. Additionally, the resort offers excursions to the incredible Lubantuum ruins, where guests can see the remains of an ancient Maya city and step back in time to a fascinating civilization.

With a variety of excursions available, guests can have an unforgettable experience exploring the natural beauty and history of Belize.

Beach Activities for Your Belize Getaway

Chabil Mar boasts 400 feet of private beach, offering guests a relaxing and tranquil spot to soak up the sun and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

But that’s not all – guests can also embark on an unforgettable island-hopping adventure to nearby destinations like Laughing Bird Caye, Moho Caye, and the Silk Cayes. These secluded and picturesque islands offer some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities in Belize, providing the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.

For those seeking more beach activities, Chabil Mar has kayaks and paddleboards available for guests to use. So, whether you’re looking to unwind on the beach or enjoy some fun water activities, Chabil Mar has you covered.

A Match Made in Belize: Beach and Jungle Packages

Looking for the ultimate Belize adventure? Chabil Mar has partnered with some of the most luxurious properties in the country to offer an unparalleled experience for travelers seeking the perfect mix of jungle and sea.

Belize Beach and Jungle Vacations

Guests can choose from 7-night packages that include stays at high-end properties like Hidden Valley, Caves Branch, and The Lodge at Chaa Creek, with the option of spending 3 or 4 nights at each location. With this package, visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds: relaxing on Chabil Mar’s private beach while also exploring the lush jungles of Belize.

This unique opportunity is the perfect way to experience the most luxurious and beautiful destinations that Belize has to offer.

Book a beach and jungle package with Chabil Mar for a memorable vacation in Belize in 2024.

The Creole Culture of Belize

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Belize is an outstanding example of a true melting pot society where different cultures, religions, and traditions have formed a harmonious whole. By the numbers, the Creole people, sometimes spelled Kriol, are the largest segment of society. Originally of African origin and brought to the Caribbean as slaves to assist in the valuable logging industry, the Creole people constitute approximately 25% of modern Belize’s population.

In the early 18th century, English loggers came to Belize in order to harvest valuable timber species such as logwood and mahogany. Some of these loggers made huge fortunes and began importing slaves from other British colonies such as Jamaica. Being on the periphery of British society, many English loggers intermingled with the slaves. Today, the term Creole refers to a culture rather than physical appearance as some Creole have light skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes as a result of centuries of cohabitation.

And while the atrocities of slavery can never be forgotten, Belize was always a place where the lines between different segments of society were blurred. In 1798, when English loggers banded together to fend off a Spanish maritime invasion, they would’ve been unsuccessful had not they received vital assistance from Creoles.

The British Empire formally outlawed slavery in 1807, and the Creole population of Belize soon began thirsting for more autonomy and equal rights. After a series of protests in the early 20th century, the British government placed Belize on a fast-track towards independence, and the Creoles formed the dominant political force in the then-colony. In 1981, when Belize gained full independence from Britain, approximately 70% of the population was Creole.

The Creole then began opening Belize to other groups which had been persecuted elsewhere, including indigenous Maya people from Guatemala and Mexico, the Garifuna (an Afro-Caribbean people), East Indian entrepreneurs, and German-speaking Mennonites. Over time, the Creole developed their own unique version of English that is now the lingua franca for most people in Belize even if standard English remains the official language.

Creole food and its long heritage form the backbone of modern Belizean cuisine, including standards like rice and beans with spicy chicken, potato salad, wild game meats like peccary and gibnut, and a variety of seafood dishes. But the most popular Creole food is fry jacks, soft strips of puffy, fried dough that are a breakfast mainstay.

The current prime minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, is Creole.

For more information about traveling to 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.

Discover Maya King Waterfalls in Southern Belize

Maya King Waterfall in Southern Belize

Swimming in a waterfall is the ultimate jungle adventure. In Belize, you can enjoy this experience at the Maya King waterfalls. These waterfalls are located in a privately-owned park and are about a 45-minute drive from Chabil Mar.

Belize has the tallest waterfalls in Central America and the Maya King Waterfalls are just one example of these magnificent cascades of pure, untouched water. 

The Maya King waterfalls are a hidden gem that will take your breath away with its spectacular surroundings. The waterfalls end in a large, natural pool filled with cold mountain water. You can swim, stand under the rushing waters or simply sit on the natural rock sides and enjoy the scenery. 

This is an easy, relaxing tour that’s fun for both locals and travelers alike. There is no hiking or climbing involved. You simply take transportation directly to the waterfall. Then you just climb out of the vehicle and step into the clear, cool waters of the natural pool. You will spend two hours at the waterfalls and then head back to Placencia. It’s a great excursion if you want just a touch of jungle adventure. 

If you do want to add some adventure to your tour, add zip-lining to your visit. Spend the morning flying through the jungle treetops, then cool off and relax at the waterfalls. As you traverse the jungle, you’ll be joined by tropical birds flying through the trees beside you. 

You can also add river tubing to this excursion. Get ready to ride a river that’s shaded on both sides by leafy jungle trees filled with colorful flora and fauna. You’ll be guided by an expert guide who can point out the key sights and sounds along the way. Finish your river adventure with a refreshing dip in the Maya King Waterfalls.

The Chabil Mar Difference 

Your Belize vacation starts at Chabil Mar Villas. Our award-winning luxury resort is the perfect haven to return after a day of adventures. 

The resort staff will arrange all your tours, excursions and transportation. All you have to do is relax and enjoy every minute of your perfect Belize holiday.

The Best Months to Travel to Placencia Belize: Planning Your Visit


If you come from a big family, you know that siblings are cut from a different cloth – unless they are identical twins. One says the perfect vacation is beach time. Another insists that only activities like hiking will do. A third won’t go anywhere that doesn’t include museums and cultural arts. Sound like your family? Don’t fret. There’s a vacation solution everyone will applaud: Come to Belize.

For the most amount of variety, stay in the middle of the action at Chabil Mar on the Placencia peninsula where a mix of onsite and offsite activities are guaranteed to delight even the pickiest traveler.

Chabil Mar’s Belize vacation packages mean carefree stays because you pay a single price for lovely accommodations, meals, recreational opportunities, and more. While browsing that page, don’t miss current special deals that save guests even more.

Placencia Belize Lobsterfest

When to come to Placencia Belize? Any time the spirit moves you

By sojourning at Chabil Mar along the 16-mile-long Placencia peninsula you’ll have access to the nation’s most popular attractions and celebrations, so there is no bad time to come to Belize, as you’ll see when you browse this list:

•January 1: New Year’s Day. Break out the spirits. Chabil Mar packages include your fill of local spirits.

•February 14: You’ll fall in love with the Placencia Peninsula Arts Association Sidewalk Arts Festival.

•March 7: National Heroes and Benefactors Day. Can people who shaped Belize be celebrated too often?

•March 9: Baron Bliss Day. This Brit is a hero, too, after willing a large fortune to the Belize people.

•April 15-18: Spend Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter at houses of worship throughout the nation.

•May 2: You can attend Labour Day festivities recommended by your resort host.

•May 23: Commonwealth Day pays homage to the consolidation of 54 nations belonging to the British Empire.

•June/July: Lobsterfest starts. Look for raffles, fishing tournaments, and festivals, and eat your share of shellfish!

•August: Summer games include a Country Fest soccer tournament, beach volleyball meets, and more.

•September 10: Saint George’s Caye Day commemorates an important 1798 British/Spanish battle.

•September 21: Independence Day: Full autonomy returned to the Belize people in 1981 is a reason to rejoice.

•October 10: Indigenous People’s Resistance Day memorializes continental struggles for independence.

•November 19: Garifuna Settlement Day: Celebrates the deep impact made by Afro-Caribbeans who invite the world to dance, sing and drum with wild abandon.

•Early December: The End of the World Marathon is a tradition embraced by visitors and citizens that also raises funds for high school scholarships.

•December 25: Christmas Day for folks who live in northern climes is heavenly.

•December 27: Boxing Day. This public holiday is best known for sporting events and shopping.

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There’s plenty more to celebrate and your Chabil Mar resort host is happy to update this list, get you anywhere you want to go, and bring you back to your beautiful digs. As you can see, every month is the best month to visit – and when you discover how delighted Belizeans are to have tourists join in the fun, you’ll want to keep coming back year-round just to see what you might have missed during your last visit!

For more information about Belize and Chabil Mar, 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.