National Geographic Features Stunning Aerial Shots of Belizean Photographer

Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Almost every Belizean who is on social media follows Tony Rath on Facebook because of the compelling and gorgeous photos on Belize that he posts on his Facebook page. Last week National Geographic did an article on Tony Rath entitled “Go Inside: Photographing Belize from the Air” in which Tony describes his experience about making aerial images with LightHawk. For those who do not know anything about LightHawk, it is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to champion environmental protection through the unique perspective of flight.  Here are some of the striking photos that Tony took on the flight. (All photos are courtesy of Tony Rath).

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One rainstorm following the other in the Turneffe Atoll, Belize. Tony Rath Photography
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Lighthawk airplane taking off. Tony Rath Photography
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Biologists record the GPS coordinates of marine mammals spotted during the LightHawk survey flight.
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Photographer Tony Rath self portrait with Cessna 206. Tony Rath Photography

About Tony Rath
Tony Rath has worked as a diver and underwater photographer for the Smithsonian Institution; diving on oilrigs off California; and captaining a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Mediterranean and North Seas. He first visited Belize in 1979, and moved there permanently in 1988. Since then he has explored and photographed most of Belize by land, sea and air.

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Trip Advisor Bestows Chabil Mar with 4 Traveler’s Choice Awards for 2014

Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2014

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Chabil Mar, the only guest exclusive hotel in Placencia, has been bestowed with four prestigious awards for 2014 by Trip Advisor, the largest travel site in the world.

“Last week, Trip Advisor bestowed accolades to ten Hotels and Resorts from all over the country of Belize who are considered a romantic getaway for honeymooners and travelers alike” said Natalie Ranguy, Guest Services Manager at Chabil Mar.  The Belizean hotels and resorts were chosen from the following destinations: Hopkins, Dangriga, Caye Caulker, San Pedro, San Ignacio, Belmopan and Placencia
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Chabil Mar and Hatchet Caye were the only two romantic hotels from Placencia that made it on the list for Top Romantic Hotels for both Belize and Central America.

Chabil Mar also won the top Small Hotel in Belize and Central America Awards, along with 9 other Belizean resorts and hotels from the
following destinations: Hopkins, Dangriga, Turneffe, San Pedro, Belmopan and Placencia. It was interesting to see that ten Belize Resorts made it on the list. In fact, Belize was the only Central American country that had the most hotels on that award category. 
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Romantic, laid back, and simply wonderful!!!,Amazing hotel in a beautiful setting! state the last two Trip Advisor reviewers.

Costa Rica had 9 hotels, Honduras 3, Nicaragua 1, Panama 1 and Guatemala 1.

El Salvador didn’t have any hotel in the list.

“Having ten Belize resorts and hotels in the top 25 Central American list indicates that Belize, Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret is no longer a secret” said Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar. phoca thumb l out of the sea chabil mar belize resort

About Chabil Mar

Privacy, luxury accommodations, guest-centric award winning service, access to all of Belize’s adventures, and our premier location, result in a one-of-a-kind “Barefoot Luxury” Resort adventure vacation.

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Belize: Top Best Snorkeling Destination in the World

Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Belize: The Top Best Snorkeling Destination in the World

Join David Webb on an underwater exploration of Belize’s Barrier Reef. By now everyone should know that Belize is one of the top best snorkeling destinations in the world thanks to the great and colorful  Belize Barrier Reef. Marine Reserves like Hol Chan and Gladden Spit provide an amazing opportunity to swim with Nurse Sharks, Groupers, Snappers, and Jacks.  Even Charles Darwin was astonished by the Belize Reef that he described it as “the most remarkable reef in the  West Indies” in 1842. “Belize has the finest snorkeling I’ve experienced. Better than Thailand. Better than Bali. Better even than Aruba. Better, dare I say it,  than what I’ve experienced in my beloved Hawaii. Belize is home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef (I’m sure you can guess  where the largest is), which harbours staggering marine biodiversity”, says David Webb.

In this blog post, we will share with you a potpourri of snorkeling photos that will compel and enchant you to go on a snorkeling tour in Belize:

All photos are courtesy of Webb

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Belize Top Honeymoon Destination for 2013

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Belize just got ranked among Google’s most searched honeymoon spots over the past year.

“This info is gold if you want to really know what the local hotspots are,” said Google spokesperson Joyce Hau. Beauty by Belize and Luxury by Design, Chabil Mar, the guest exclusive resort of Placencia, Belize, is the ultimate escape for love birds in Belize.
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Chabil Mar delights couples in love with their unique honeymoon vacation packages that feature snorkeling in the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, guided nature tour of Monkey River, excursions to ancient Maya temple sites, beach combing in Belize’s  most exquisite beaches and much, much more. Previous honeymooners who vacationed at Chabil Mar in Placencia, Belize had this to say: “We spent the second half of our Belize honeymoon at Chabil Mar. It was absolutely wonderful… The service during our entire stay  was exceptional. We had our last meal on the dock which was absolutely beautiful, and the lobster was delicious. Our breakfasts every morning were delicious. Most nights we borrowed the bikes and rode into town for dinner.”

So whether you are getting married, renewing your vows or going on your honeymoon, Belize is the perfect place to do it. View your all-inclusive options or build your own adventure honeymoon in Belize, by contacting us at Chabil Mar.

Click here for Virtual Tour of Chabil Mar and their Honeymoon Suite. Multiple accommodation options available for your special time together.

Contact us to make your inquiry and/or Reservation today.

5 Reasons to Visit Belize Now

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Fodor’s – the largest publisher of English Language travel and tourism information in the world published last week on their website 5 top reasons why travelers should visit Belize. The article was written by Fodor’s Guest Blogger Brian Major who insists to travel to Belize as soon as possible before the crowds arrive.

Beach bumming is one of the top five reasons to visit Belize! “Just off of Belize’s Caribbean coast is an archipelago of sunny islands (known as cayes), featuring myriad natural wonders and a series of charming beach towns, all easily reached via the well-run local carrier, Tropic Air. Placencia (in southern Belize) has few docks or developments, allowing for miles of uninterrupted beach, and just a few cozy boutique hotels”, writes Brian.

For the adventure seekers, the Fodor’s Guest Blogger recommends cave exploration and river tubing at Caves Branch in Cayo where they can rappel into caverns and float along an underground river on inner tubes. He also urges adventure travelers to check out Shipstern Wildlife Reserve in Corozal, Antelope Falls in Mayflower Bacawina National Park and Cerros Caye in Corozal Bay for panoramic views of the Caribbean.

And yes diving is one of the reasons to visit Belize! We all know that Belize has the second largest barrier reef on the planet and offers world class diving. “The Hol Chan Marine Reserve off San Pedro features more than 160 species of fish and nearly 40 types of coral, plus nurse sharks and stingrays. Try the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, accessible from Dangriga, or hit up the Splash Dive Center in Placencia, for whale shark diving excursions near Gladden Spit, plus day and overnight trips to the Great Blue Hole submarine sinkhole, ranked among the world’s 10 best dive sites by Jacques Cousteau” writes Brian.

To read the other two reasons, please click here

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