Chabil Mar Welcomes Dr. Chan to Oceana Belize

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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This week Oceana, the world’s largest conservation based organization announced via a press release that Dr. Isani Chan, a highly qualified Marine Scientist has joined its staff in Belize. According to the press release, Chan’s experience and expertise will definitely bolster Oceana’s efforts to protect Belize’s precious marine resources.

“It is my honor to return to Belize after eight years of being overseas to continue my personal commitment to protecting the world’s oceans,” says Chan. “Being a part of a dynamic team that is dedicated to both protecting and restoring the world’s oceans has always been one of my utmost goals. Our marine environment continues to be negatively impacted by an increase in anthropogenic activities including overfishing and carbon dioxide emission. In my new role as Oceana Belize’s marine scientist, I will work to enhance the policies governing Belize’s unique and economically important marine ecosystems.”

Speaking about Dr. Chan, Larry France Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar, a guest exclusive resort in Placencia said that it is great news to hear that a son of Belize is relocating from Taiwan to assume an imperative role in protecting and preserving Belize’s pristine marine environment.

“We all know how vital the ecotourism industry in Belize is”, says France who believes that Dr Chan has the perfect talent to defend and safeguard Belize’s unique reefs.

Chan holds doctoral degrees in both Marine Biology and Philosophy from the National Taiwan Ocean University in Taiwan as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Belize.

For the past eight years, he has been working in Taiwan in the field of natural resource management and conservation. Chan has also worked as a Marine Biologist for the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute and as a Fisheries Officer and Marine Biologist at the Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve for the Belize Fisheries Department.

Chan’s work has been published in several respected science based platforms and his most recent projects include studies on the impact of polluted environments on coral as well as the population and growth of the Queen Conch.

On behalf of Chabil Mar Management and Staff we welcome you back to Belize and congrats on your new Job Dr. Chan!

Belize: A Romantic Destination to say “I Do” this Winter

Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2014

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The Travel Channel, one of the most respected organizations on travel has highly recommended Belize as a destination to have a wedding this winter in an article entitled “Winter Destination Weddings“.

“Are you a nature-loving couple? A wedding in Belize will compliment your adventurous personality. This outdoor playground is filled with rainforests, Mayan ruins and some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. And while it’s picking up in popularity, Belize is definitely cheaper than many Caribbean hot spots,” writes Kathleen Reellihan, the author of the article.

See also: Requirements for getting married in Belize

Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar, a guest exclusive resort in Placencia Village said that he was delighted to see Belize on the list and stated that travelers who are considering Belize for their wedding should definitely check out Placencia as it an enchanting destination for a beach wedding.

“If you are looking for a dream destination wedding or a honeymoon you will rave about for years, you can have that and more for a truly once in a life time event at Chabil Mar,” says France.

See also: All Inclusive Belize Destination Weddings

Hawaii, Finland, Arizona, Vermont, Quebec, Costa Rica, Colorado, Florida Keys, Lake Tahoe, and Sweden were the other destinations that made it on the list.

For more information about having your wedding in Belize or traveling to Belize , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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Escape to the heat and relax on the beach

Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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This winter, escape to Placencia Village which is home to the best beaches in Belize, and is the ultimate base for a plethora of adventure tours like Monkey River, Cosckscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, snorkeling, diving and even fishing.

Chabil Mar, a guest exclusive resort appeals to the discerning traveler looking to combine adventure and a cultural experience with stylish, upscale and guest exclusive accommodations in Placencia Belize.

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

These 11 Photos (Reasons) Will Make You Want to Spend Your Winter in Belize

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014

We hope that these 11 photos compel you to escape the cold winter weather up north and travel to Belize.

Locally known as “Barefoot Perfect”, Placencia Village is a warm destination in Belize to visit this winter.

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The great blue hole is one of the top sites to dive this winter in Belize.


Belize has some of the most delicious cuisines in the world. Check out the top 10 Exotic Dishes From Around Belize.


Belize offers fun, exploration, and culture for the whole family.

Belize Family Vacations

There are many islands that you can visit in Belize this winter. One of the islands we recommend is Laughing Bird Caye.


Belize offers world class fishing! Do not miss the opportunity to catch a tarpon, bonefish, or snook this winter.


What makes Belize a perfect winter getaway is the fact that you can enjoy both the beach and rainforest in one vacation. Check out these Jungle and Sea Belize vacations.


This winter, do not miss the opportunity to explore the famous Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave). National Geographic has ranked the ATM Cave (Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre) as the No.1 “Sacred Places of a Lifetime”.


Zip lining is a must do tour this winter in Belize.

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Belize offers a unique opportunity to swim, snorkel or dive with whale sharks every year around March to June. Read more here: Whale shark diving in Belize

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Our friends at Belize Hub just selected Chabil Mar as a warm weather Belize resort to visit this winter.


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