This Is the Best Resort for Your Belize Honeymoon

Posted on Friday, July 7th, 2017

Chabil Mar is a multiple award-winning luxury resort located directly on the beach in Placencia, Belize. The resort features beautifully appointed villas, a lush tropical garden, gourmet restaurant, and a private seafront pier ideal for enjoying romantic candlelit meals under the stars.

If you’ve ever imagined an exotic getaway honeymoon to a gorgeous tropical destination, Chabil Mar is that dream come to life. From the moment you are greeted by the staff to your first glimpse of the sparkling waters of the Caribbean from the veranda of your luxury villa, you will know that you’ve arrived in a truly special place.

Some honeymooners love to curl up in a hammock strung beneath palm trees or take long walks along the beach. For more adventurous couples, Chabil Mar offers the free use of bicycles, paddle boards, and sea kayaks.

Each villa at Chabil Mar comes with Turkish robes, eco-friendly luxury bath products, 400 thread-count linens, a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a full-size kitchen. When you’re ready to step outside, you can enjoy lounging on the resort’s private beach or step into the Seaview Bar and Lounge for a delicious tropical cocktail. If you get hungry, you can eat at the renowned Cafe Mar restaurant that serves up a fresh-caught seafood and a wide array of local and international dishes.

Chabil Mar in the local Maya language means “Beautiful Sea,” and the resort is perfectly situated for excursions to the nearby islands on the Belize Barrier Reef. A UNESCO World Heritage Site of stunning beauty, the clear waters and white sandy seafloor of the reef are ideal for scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing.

On land, there’s lots to enjoy as well. Just minutes away is the enormous Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve, a pristine wilderness where jaguars still roam. Other top tours include boat trips up the well-named Monkey River, exploring ancient Maya pyramids and temples, and cultural visits to places like Dangriga and Hopkins where the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna people still enjoy their traditional foods, music, and distinctive drumming.

Whether you’re coming to relax in luxurious intimacy or want to enjoy thrilling outdoor adventures with your new spouse, Chabil Mar is the best resort for your honeymoon.

Chabil Mar has a range of Belize honeymoon packages that include transportation, meals, and exciting activities so that you and your beloved can unwind and enjoy an unforgettable romantic vacation in Belize.

For more information about our honeymoon packages, 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.

 

5 Terrific Reasons to Visit Belize in September

Posted on Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Belize boy5 Terrific Reasons to Visit Placencia Belize in September

In the interest of transparency, we must tell you that there are about 500 reasons to visit Belize in September, but we want to invite you here in a gentle, non-frightening way because the thought of having that many reasons to come could make you feel faint. We’d prefer that your spinning head result from rock-bottom discounts, too much local beer and so many unforgettable memories, you’ll wonder why you never thought to visit here in September before now.

1. Visit Belize in September if the idea of a non-stop party that spans all 30 days of the month is something you’ve always wanted to experience. Even the Christmas and New Year’s holidays pale in comparison. Belize finally gained its independence on September 21st, thus that date serves as an annual anniversary party that triggers fireworks, bands, parades and pageants. You’re invited to attend as many of these celebrations as your energy level permits if you visit in September.

2. September in Belize has especially nice weather, with temperatures running between 77- and 86-degrees F. Sure, Belize remains temperate and beautiful nearly 365 days a year, but September is the tail end of the green season, when Mother Nature grows weary of dispensing life-sustaining rain. In September, showers typically arrive late at night or in the early morning hours—before anyone in their right mind gets up after partying late into the night before.

belize summer vacation3. Skip the crowds in September. For some reason, this has become the one month of the year that crowds don’t flock to Belize, and we’re convinced that this is because frequent September vacationers want to keep the secret that there’s lots of room to spread out because Belize tourism in September is at a low point. If over-crowded tours, bars and hard-to-find accommodations sound like a great time, by all means wait until December when prices rise and humanity arrives in force.

4. September accommodations, attractions and other amenities are less expensive than comparable rates offered during the other 11 months, so your U.S. dollar will stretch like taffy. Consider the strikingly affordable rates offered by Belize’s top lodging choice, Chabil Mar Villas in Placencia, for example. You’ll find deep discounts on everything from luxury suites to adventure tours. All-inclusive Belize vacation packages are particularly economical. Few travelers realize that September is on the cusp of tourism season, so visitors enjoy the same experience, but with less cash outlay.

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5. The kids are back in school! Parents desperate for an indulgent vacation that reminds them of what life was like before lunch boxes, report cards and sulky teens set the family barometer can rediscover each other at reduced prices. Time to ring Granny to babysit so you can vacation with the person with whom you fell in love. Environs at Chabil Mar Villas are so lush, private and intimate, even if you can’t recall a time when the two of you couldn’t get enough of each other, you’ll recapture it. Sure, there’s one long party going on in Placencia during September, but Chabil Mar accommodations are tucked away so exquisitely into the landscape, you might never even know it!

 September Celebration Events in Placencia

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Visit our website www.chabilmarvillas.com 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 for the month of September.

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Belize Turneffe Atoll Dive Trips

Posted on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Belize is a small country in Central America with hundreds of offshore islands strung along the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Amongst these islands is the Turneffe Atoll, one of just three atolls found outside of the Atlantic Ocean, and the largest coral atoll in the Western Hemisphere.

The Turneffe Atoll is located approximately 20 miles (32 km) offshore from Belize City and measures 30 miles (48 km) from north to south and 10 miles (16 km) from east to west. A protected marine reserve, the Turneffe Atoll is one of the most spectacular dive sites in the country.

Surrounded and protected by the Turneffe Islands, the atoll is home to more than 500 species of fish, 65 species of coral, sea turtles, seabirds, manatees, dolphins, and a colorful array of marine fauna. The 400+ tiny islets that surround the atoll make Turneffe one of the most visually spectacular locations in the country, and the dense mangrove forests serve as a nursery and feeding ground for the diverse forms of wildlife that inhabit the area.

With so much amazing underwater terrain to explore, diving Turneffe is an all-day affair. Divers can explore sandy ledges, sheer walls, and spur-and-groove formations that offer challenges to divers of every skill level. Water levels in the lagoons are very shallow with crystal clear water before sloping down to shelves at a depth of around 60 feet. Nutrient outflow from the mangrove forests cause huge schools of fish to congregate.

Perhaps the most famous dive site in Turneffe is known as “The Elbow.” This area is used by hundreds of fish species as a nursery, including black grouper, tiger grouper, mutton snapper, splendid toadfish, and horse eye jacks. Other species seen in abundance in the area include cleaner shrimp, southern sting rays, channel crabs, French angelfish, nurse sharks, moray eels, and three different species of endangered sea turtles.

The Turneffe Atoll was once used as a base of operations by the pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard. In the 18th century, Blackbeard and his crew captured several ships in the area and used the islands to launch operations throughout the Caribbean.

Chabil Mar is a luxury resort located on the Placencia Peninsula, the gateway to the Belize Barrier Reef and the Turneffe Atolls. Chabil Mar offers unique scuba diving vacation packages that include trips out to the Turneffe Atolls.

 

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Belize in August

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

August is a really great time to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Belize. When heatwaves and record temperatures are found all across North America, Belize enjoys lovely weather in August with daytime highs of just 86F (30C) and nighttime lows at a perfect 78F (26C).

August falls during the “low season” when fewer tourists visit Belize, making it the perfect time to take advantages of discounts up to 40% on lodging, transportation, and tours of the top sites in the country. August is also the month when westerly winds begin to replace offshore breezes, a period known locally as the “Little Dry” with reduced precipitation and abundant sunshine.

August is also a month where families, honeymooners, and adventure travelers can enjoy great celebrations and festivities such as:

International Costa Maya Festival

The biggest festival of the year in the country, the Costa Maya International Festival is a three-day affair held in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye. Originally designed to showcase Maya heritage, the festival is now known for its beauty pageant, street parades, games, and live music from some of the top names in the region.

Tres Pescados Fishing Tournament

Anglers from around the world compete to finish a Grand Slam – landing the three fish (“tres pescados” is Spanish for three fish) species of bonefish, tarpon, and permit fish.

Placencia

The Placencia Peninsula is a 16-mile strip of golden beaches located on the Caribbean coast of southern Belize. Placencia is renowned for its laid back charm and “barefoot ready” motto, an eco-friendly part of the country where bicycles and golf carts are the preferred method of transportation.

Placencia is also the gateway to the southern Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of hundreds of islands strung along the second-biggest barrier reef on the planet. The southern part of the reef is a top destination for visitors to enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing.

Placencia is also strategically positioned close to the top visitor destinations on the mainland including the enormous Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve (home to the world’s only jaguar reserve), boat safaris on the Monkey River, and ancient Maya ruins like Nim Li Punit and Lubantuum.

Chabil Mar

Chabil Mar is a luxury beachfront resort located on the Placencia Peninsula. With a lush tropical garden, 2 swimming pools, and elegantly appointed villas, Chabil Mar is the perfect place to enjoy a great vacation in Belize in August.

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Belize in July

Posted on Monday, June 26th, 2017

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July is one of the best times for travelers to enjoy the natural beauty of Belize. Although July falls during the summer for the northern hemisphere, temperatures in Belize are not much hotter than the rest of the year. On average, Belize enjoys daytime highs of around 86F (30C) and nighttime lows of 79F (26C), making it the perfect time to enjoy all of the great outdoor activities and events in the country.

Belize is a country with many celebrations and festivals, including during July. One of the biggest attractions is the local fair in the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen in western Belize on the border with Guatemala. This festival honors the town’s patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with lots of live marimba music, amusement park style rides, cultural presentations, dances, and, of course, plenty of great food and drink. The patron saint’s day of honor is July 16 and culminates with a church service and impressive fireworks show.

July falls during the historic “low season” in Belize, which means that budget travelers can take advantage of discounts up to 40% on lodging and excursions to visit top sites like the ancient Maya ruins of Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, boat safaris up the Monkey River, and enjoy world-class scuba diving and snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef.

The Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Divided into seven different protected marine parks and nature areas, the Belize Barrier Reef is composed of hundreds of islands home to a staggeringly diverse population of sea turtles, fish, birds, dolphins, sharks, and other marine life.

Now that all four of America’s biggest airlines, including Southwest, American, United, and Delta, offer non-stop flights to Belize, increased competition means that airfare is now at a historic low. Travelers wanting to vacation in Belize can choose from flights departing major cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago, and Houston.

Chabil Mar Resort is located on the famous Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Situated right on the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, Chabil Mar has luxuriously appointed villas, a lush tropical garden, and a gourmet restaurant renowned for its innovative and delicious seafood dishes. Chabil Mar is perfectly positioned for visitors to enjoy all of the top activities and destinations in the country during July.

For more information about visiting Belize or Placencia in July, 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.