The Seafront Honeymoon Suite at the Chabil Mar

Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2014

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Today we are happy to share with you a photo of our seafront honeymoon suite at Chabil Mar.

This luxury suite is situated directly on the beach and includes a wraparound veranda, offering uninterrupted views of the Caribbean, with table and chairs for your relaxation, enjoyment or private dining, if you choose.

The Honeymoon Suite is exquisitely appointed with incredible interior design elements including marble floors, bath and shower, a four post king sized bed in approximately 1000 square foot of living space with zoned air conditioning and ceiling fans. In addition, a private walkway leads to the “Palm Tree Tile Floored” infinity swimming pool for your pleasure. For all romantic occasions!

For more information and pricing, click here: http://www.chabilmarvillas.com/resort-accommodations-in-belize/est-iste-dolor-nobis-2.html

8 Reasons To Drop Everything And Travel To Belize

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Belize Diving and Snorkeling

Ask anyone who has dived or snorkeled in Belize about their experience and they will tell you how awesome it was! The Belize Barrier Reef offers clear visibility and an abundance of marine life making Belize one of the top destinations for diving and snorkeling in the world. Just watch this video and you will see what we mean:

Belize Maya Ruins

Belize has the highest concentration of Maya ruins in Central America and according to archaeologists, more than 2 million Mayans once lived in what is now Belize which currently has a population of about 350,000 people. The top Maya ruins include: Caracol, Altun Ha, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech and Lamanai. Watch the video below to learn more:

Belize Island Escape

Belize has about 386 km of coastline and a profusion of cayes and islands can be found along its coast. These islands and cayes are part of the Belize Barrier Reef System which is the second largest in the world. Note: The reef has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Many travelers on their Belize vacation escape to one of these islands for a day of diving, snorkeling or relaxation. Laughing Bird Caye is one of our favorite island escape from Placencia and is a perfect destination to dive or snorkel.

Belize Food

The food in Belize has been described as one of the best in Central America.

Fresh lobster, shrimp and snapper can easily be found in restaurants around Belize particularly in destinations like Placencia or Ambergris Caye.

At Chabil Mar for example, we recommend our guests to to take advantage of the many Placencia Village Restauarants and eateries. A sample of Village Restaurants at your leisure include:

  1. Rumfish y Vino
  2. La Dolce Vita
  3. De Barcelona
  4. Wendy’s (not the fast food)
  5. Secret Garden
  6. Barefoot Bar
  7. Yoli’s
  8. Pickled Parrot
  9. Purple Space Monkey
  10. Omar’s
  11. Tipsy Tuna
  12. Multiple Belizean Vendors for Local Fare

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Belize Wildlife

Travelers to Belize have described the country as a nature lovers paradise. At Chabil Mar, we offer a range of tours, nature walks and birding trips that introduce our guests to a variety of plants, birds and unique animals.

One of our popular nature tours is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary which consists of more than 128,000 acres of lush tropical jungle and is also home to the only jaguar preserve on the planet.

Belize Culture

Belize is the ultimate melting pot of cultures including Creole, Mayan, Garifuna, Spanish, British, Chinese and American.

Because the country is so ethnically diverse, it enjoys racial harmony as well as religious tolerance and has developed a reputation for being welcoming and friendly to travelers.

In addition, the official language of Belize is English making it easy for travelers to get around.

Ease of Travel

Belize is relatively easy to get around because of its size.

You can be hiking a Maya city in the morning and in the afternoon you can be on the beach relaxing or taking a drink.

Tropic Air for example, can fly you from San Ignacio Town (inland Belize) to Placencia (southern Belize) in less than 2 hours.

Check out our: Jungle & Sea Belize Vacations

Romance and Relaxation in Belize

A romantic escape to one of the world’s last unspoiled locations? Belize has you covered. Adventure, excitement, and opportunities to grow your love come standard with every Belize vacation.

Check out our: wedding and honeymoon vacations.

For more information about traveling to Belize, 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

Beyond Gorgeous: 10 surreal scenes from the Great Belize Barrier Reef

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

The rich underwater world of Mesoamerican mangroves is mirrored at the surface on Funk Cay, near Gladden Spit in Belize. These schoolmaster snappers and assorted small fry live as hatchlings and juveniles in the protection of the mangroves, venturing out only as adults to the reef.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

A trumpetfish hangs in the coral gardens of Lighthouse Reef atoll off Belize.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

A banded coral shrimp, Stenopus hispidus, works at its station in a tube sponge off Long Cay on Belize’s Lighthouse Reef atoll. With its three sets of claws—one heavy-duty, the other two delicate and surgical—it removes dead tissue, parasites, and fungi from the fish that queue up at the cleaning station.

gladden spit in belize

Photograph by Brian Skerry

Three-foot-long cubera snappers, drawn to Gladden Spit in Belize by a full moon in spring, produce clouds of eggs and sperm in a thunderhead of fertility that rises to envelop divers. Snappers of several species gather here by the thousands, releasing hundreds of billions of eggs.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

A male rainbow parrotfish patrols a bed of turtle grass in Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Scarus guacamaia, the largest herbivorous fish in the Atlantic, uses all three provinces of the Mesoamerican Reef in the course of its life. As a juvenile it seeks the protection of the submerged roots at the fringe of the mangrove forest, from which it makes foraging runs to adjacent sea grass beds. As an adult it makes a home on the reef, with occasional visits to its old haunts.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

Schoolmaster snappers seek the protection of a sea whip in Hol Chan Marine Reserve. In the 1980s Belizean biologist Janet Gibson campaigned successfully for the establishment of Hol Chan, insisting that the marine protected area contain slices of all three crucial Mesoamerican Reef provinces: mangrove, sea grass, and coral reef.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

A whale shark, biggest of fishes, hangs out with small fry off the northern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

A loggerhead turtle grazes. Sea grass is not the typical meal for the primarily carnivorous species, which feeds on jellyfish, crabs, and conchs.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

A view from 12,000 feet, off the coast of Belize, shows the parts of the system that make the whole. The outer reef breaks the force of the ocean swells. Next comes the white line of coral rubble along the reef crest, then the sandy back reef, and, finally, the lagoon: a maze of sand islets, mangrove cays, and sea grass beds.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry

A manatee mother with her calf in tow grazes on turtle grass at Swallow Cay in Belize. The West Indian manatee divides its time between sea grass pastures and the waterways of the mangrove forest.

For more information about the barrier reef or Belize, 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

 

Chabil Mar: A Luxury Resort in Belize

Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Luxury Resort in Belize – Chabil Mar, Placencia Village

Chabil Mar is The Guest Exclusive Resort of Placencia and the nearest full service resort to the Village of Placencia. A boutique resort of 19 Villas and 1 honeymoon suite on the Caribbean.

Best Dive Locations in Belize

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014

This blog post is courtesy of scubadiverlife.com.

Belize has many amazing dive locations. Take a diving tour to explore the soaring diversity of diving sites, from ship wrecks to whale sharks.


Best Dive Locations in Belize

By Scuba Diver Life

Belize has many amazing dive locations. Take a tour around the country to explore the soaring diversity of attractions, from ship wrecks near atolls to whale sharks.

  • Turneffe Islands

    By Scuba Diver Life

    20 miles East of Belize City, the Turneffe Islands are home to a variety of significant species and lush vegetation.

  • Lighthouse Reef

    By Scuba Diver Life

    The “Great Blue Hole” is part of the Lighthouse Reef and was formed when the ocean rose and filled the cave. Jacques Coustaeu declared it to be one of the top ten dive spots in the world.