Belize Blue Hole: A Surreal Place You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014


The great Blue Hole of Belize is once again making international headlines. This time it is  featured in a list of 12 surreal places around the world on The Huffington Post.

The article titled “Surreal Places You Won’t Believe Actually Exist” was written by The Active Times which aims to be the world’s best source of authoritative, inspiring, enligtening content for living the active, adventurous life.

“Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth? There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical landscape can achieve. We see gorgeous landscapes and picturesque views in even the most mundane of places. But to visualize the settings of some of our most vibrant dreams as a reality is seemingly impossible,” reads the introduction of the article.

The description of the blue hole states:

Near the center of Lighthouse Reef an eerie, large submarine sinkhole takes up over 300 meters of the ocean. Over time the ocean rose, and a cave was flooded creating this World Heritage Site which is also one of the best scuba diving sites in the world.

Speaking about the article, Larry France Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar said that the blue hole is one of the most fascinating natural wonders in Belize and he was pleased to see it on the list of 12 surreal places around the world.

Zhangye Danxia Geopark in China, Marble Caves in Crimea, Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia, and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand were among the natural wonders that were listed.

For more information about exploring or diving the blue hole , 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.

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

belize beach weddings

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.

Watch this video to learn more:

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.