SeaChange Summer Party Winners Visit Belize

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015

Each year, Chabil Mar partners with Hatchet Caye Island Resort to offer a 7 nights Belize vacation package as an auction gift to support Oceana’s Seachange Summer Party.

The SeaChange Summer Party is an annual event held in Orange County, California that recognizes the sea’s importance and honors those who actively help to preserve its habitats and wildlife.

According to Oceana, the SeaChange Party is attended by approximately 400 guests annually and helps to raise more than $1 million for ocean conservation and has attracted celebrities like Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Goldblum, Ted Danson, Sam Waterston among others.

In May of this year, Margo and Leon Smith visited Belize as they were the winners of the 7 nights Belize vacation package that Oceana auctioned last year at the event.

Margo and Leon Smith had a fantastic time in Belize that they sent us the following photos to thank us for the memorable holiday experience that they enjoyed at Chabil Mar and Hatchet Caye:









According to Orange Coast Magazine, a well-read magazine in the Orange County area, the SeaChange Summer Party is one of the top five “Must Attend” events in Orange County, California.

The 7 nights of Belize bliss that Margo and Leon enjoyed at both award winning Belize resorts (Chabil Mar & Hatchet Caye Island Resort) included snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, jungle tours, tours of ancient Maya ruins, luxury accommodations on the beach, delicious Belizean meals and much more.

For information about traveling to Belize, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge{@} or contact our Reservations Manager at:reservations{@} Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Five Great Reasons to Honeymoon in Belize Where Romance Blooms Year-round

Posted on Saturday, June 13th, 2015

belize romantic resorts honeymoonThe term “honeymoon” simply appeared in the 16th Century, but the origins of the word honeymoon are lost in time. Some believe the word denotes the full moon under which couples wed centuries ago. Others swear that the honey prefix refers to the honey mead served at Teutonic European weddings.

In the Western Hemisphere, our tradition is relatively new. The post-nuptial getaway only gained popularity in the 1930’s in North America, but there seems always to have been a honeymoon vibe in Belize, where romance, privacy and scenery combine to deliver the world’s most idyllic post-wedding experience. Does one honeymoon style rule in Belize? Not on your life. From adventurous experiences to intimate nesting during which time newlyweds disappear from sight for days on end, you won’t have trouble finding your bliss here in Belize.

1. The weather is idyllic year-round. Even during the green season—June to October—rain showers come as quickly as they disappear giving honeymooners excuses they need to duck into their accommodations to wait out the rain by doing what couples do best after their nuptials–play cards. Lots of guests even rave about the gentle sound of rain on the roofs of their honeymoon suites during the night! The green season is known for its sparse tourist scene so you two can walk the beach hand-in-hand and never spot a soul.

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See also: 12 Amazing Good Reasons to Honeymoon in Belize

2. The prices are terrific. One of the reasons Belize has become the Mecca for honeymooners when compared to other Central American destinations has a lot to do with great prices throughout the nation, especially during the aforementioned green season. Package deals at popular honeymoon resorts like Chabil Mar make brides and grooms grin with relief and joy, because by choosing an all-inclusive honeymoon package, you two don’t have to make a single decision, beyond whether you will dine on site or go into the nearest town for a bite to eat.

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3. The privacy is incomparable. Hundreds of Belize Cayes hug the mainland; some so tiny, a single resort occupies the entire atoll. At Chabil Mar, villas and suites tucked into jungle gardens, hugging the sea or shaped into discreet little quarters that shout seclusion, you’ll come into contact only with creatures who won’t speak a word about your stay: fish, manatees, turtles, dolphins and birds. If your idea of heaven is speaking to nobody but your new spouse during your stay, consider that wish granted. There’s a reason TripAdvisor has bestowed awards on this resort annually since 2009: What happens at Chabil Mar, stays at Chabil Mar!

4. The distance is doable. Forget spending the onset of your honeymoon weary and worn out because neither of you thrive when extreme time differences strike, yet you were willing to trade jet lag for the exotic experience you both craved. Take advantage of new routes established by major airliners like American and Southwest to meet the increasing demands of honeymooners departing from Dallas, Miami, Houston and other major U.S. and Canada cities. We’re just five hours from New York City! In some cases, you won’t have to change your watch by more than an hour.

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See also: 21 Reasons to Get Married in Belize

5. The experiences are memorable. Take all of the photos you like while you honeymoon, but don’t be surprised if the adventures, tours and experiences you have in Belize are carved upon your hearts. Roam ancient Mayan ruins. Scuba dive. Go sailing as part of a unique Chabil Mar honeymoon package that sets you up on the most romantic journey of all: You and your new spouse sun on The Wild Orchid, a luxury 46-foot-long Catamaran Yacht staffed by the most discreet crew on the planet. Indulge in all sorts of aquatic sporting activities by day before spending the night together in your cabin on the water. Now, that’s honeymooning Belize style!

Why Green Season Flights to Belize Will Have You Doing a Happy Dance!

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015


Remember back in the day when airlines staged price wars and it became a game to predict which carrier would capitulate first when the race was on to compete for passengers? Well, we’ve got breaking news for you if the only reason you haven’t made arrangements to visit Belize this summer has to do with airfares: A traveler, who wishes to remain anonymous so people who have spent more on their round trip tickets to Belize this summer don’t hate him, confides that he just paid $350 USD for a nonstop round trip!

You want a deal too, and we want to make sure you get one, so here’s the skinny on getting your fine self to Belize during green season, between June and October, and having enough money left in your bank account to splurge on everything else once you arrive. Figure out which of the following work best for you:

On May 26th 2015, American Airlines added additional flights to its current schedule linking Belize City with Los Angeles every Saturday and Sunday. Look for the red and blue logo on 737-800 plane fuselages as service is stepped up to meet increasing demand brought about by Belize’s growing reputation for summer fun on a shoestring.

Flights leave LA at 12:30 a.m. and arrive at 6:10 a.m., so you can snooze all the way here and grab a delish Belize breakfast once you land. Live further north? Heed the advice of Reserve your $269 USD, round trop Seattle to Belize City tickets immediately (!

But, suppose you don’t want to visit Belize until later in the summer because you’re still wrestling your work load to the mat. Be advised that you risk losing the deal of a lifetime if you live in Dallas. Delta Airlines is offering round trip tickets to Belize City priced at $279 USD and that price is valid from June to December, throughout Belize’s green season.

But you know how fickle carriers can be! Delta earmarked limited numbers of promotional seats, so if you want to make sure your posterior winds up in one, rethink your calendar now and go to to settle your flight arrangements.

If you simply can’t juggle your priorities at present and won’t be able to travel until summer’s end for myriad reasons, please don’t throw yourself a pity party. It will still be green season when Southwest Airline’s October Houston to Belize service kicks in. How could they ignore the trend when so many other carriers are making beelines to Belize? Get in on the ground floor by visiting for ticketing now.

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The hard part’s done. You’ve snared tickets and incurred the envy of everyone you know when you mention how affordable your tickets to Belize were. Want to make them livid? Confide that your airline tickets were just the beginning as you describe your stay at a luxury, award-winning resort like Chabil Mar in Placencia Village where all-inclusive packages between June and October can’t be beat:

Chabil Mar is Eden without the snakes. The rooms are gorgeous. The food–spectacular. And you can take in as many sites as you wish thanks to all of the cash you saved by traveling to Belize during the green season when you can fly and stay in the lap of luxury, even on the smallest salary!

Live Like the Rich & Famous by Exploring Chabil Mar’s Time-Limited Land and Yacht Package

Posted on Monday, June 1st, 2015

sailing_packagesTravelers who lust after the good life, but think it’s too elusive, have simply picked the wrong places to vacation! In Belize, especially during the green season, summers are filled with sumptuous days and nights—and you can afford the sorts of lodgings, entertainment and dining you’d expect to find on Sir Richard Branson’s budget.

How can this be? Because Chabil Mar, located in Placencia, is a little-known destination where budgets stretch as far as the eye can see during summer from the windows of private villas dotting this intimate resort. Between now and October, visitors can book vacation packages that include lodgings and amenities and since it’s lobster season in Belize, every meal’s a banquet.

Chabil Mar vacation packages have always been unique, but this summer season will inaugurate a brand new combination of experiences: a Mainland Vacation plus a Luxury Yachting weekend that’s got the Belize travel scene abuzz. It includes extras rarely included in packages that come with affordable price tags—extras guaranteed to leave friends and relatives as green with envy as the lush jungles of Belize. summer in belize

“We’ve never offered anything that compares to this particular package,” said Larry France, Chabil Mar’s marketing manager, who tends to avoid using hyperbole after working in Belize’s travel industry for so many years. “This four-person extravaganza is unprecedented, considering the fact that Chabil Mar has won multiple awards from popular travel sites like!”

Included in the Mainland and Sailing Package are in-country flights, transfers, five nights at a Chabil Mar luxury villa followed by two nights on board The Wild Orchid, a 46-foot catamaran yacht. While on site, visitors can explore rainforests, tour Mayan archaeological ruins, relax on the beach or stroll to nearby Placencia Village to soak up local culture. Onboard the yacht, fishing, snorkeling, island hopping and sailing await—and it’s only available throughout the green season ending in November.

“At Chabil Mar, guests land in paradise,” France adds. “Think candlelight dinners, champagne, chocolates, breakfast on a private veranda and meals cooked to order that include the king of all delicacies, lobster. On board the Wild Orchid, meals are prepared by the yacht’s professional crew and beverages of choice are included. It’s a package only Chabil Mar offers and this sort of luxury experience is rare for the price.”

Chabil Mar is a privately owned and held resort located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It opened its doors in 2005 and has built an international reputation since that time. Historically, Chabil Mar—Mayan for “Beautiful Sea”—is nestled between a Garifuna settlement and former Creole fishing village of Placencia and in close proximity to ancient Maya ruins, rainforests, jungles and some of the best scuba and deep-water diving in Central America. For more information about this package, visit our website ( or call (011 501) 523 – 3606 in Belize. Use our toll-free number, 1-866-417-2377, if calling from the U.S. or Canada.

Amazing Photos of Bobby & Vicky’s Wedding in Placencia Belize

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015


“Wow, what an adventure! It was an absolute blast and genuine privilege shooting photos for Vicky and Bobby’s wedding at Chabil Mar Villas in Placencia, Belize,” said Peter of Powers Photography Studios who was in charge of photographing the couple’s wedding.

The wedding ceremony took place on the beachside and the outdoor reception was breathtaking.

Vicky and Bobby had met at a destination wedding and had traveled together, so it was the perfect choice for them to choose an exotic locale like Placencia Village.

“Vicky and Bobby looked great together, and it was wonderful seeing them so happy,” writes Peter on his blog where he shared the jaw dropping photos of the wedding and which you can find below:






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Photographer Powers also writes that Placencia is a real gem of a destination and that the air is warm and welcoming and he can see why the couple fell in love with the place.

The Chabil Mar Management & Staff congratulates Bobby and Vicky and thanks them for choosing to host their wedding reception at Chabil Mar.