Unbeatable Travel Deals at Chabil Mar. Book Now & Save!

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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Chabil Mar is now offering two travel specials for the months of August and September

The multiple award-winning resort of Chabil Mar on the Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize has announced two special offers for guests making reservations during the months of August and September 2016. Any guest who books three nights during August and/or September will receive a fourth night free, a 25% savings over the regular price. Similarly, any reservation made for August and/or September for five nights will get two nights free, a 28% savings over the regular price.

“Traditionally, the months of August and September are far less crowded than other times of the year,” said Larry France, Marketing Manager for Chabil Mar. “Our resort’s new special offers will give visitors a chance to experience the very best of Placencia and learn why Belize is fast becoming one of the top vacation destinations in the world.”

Chabil Mar, which means “Beautiful Sea” in the local Maya dialect, is an exclusive luxury resort located just a few minutes’ walk from Placencia Village on the southern end of the peninsula. With 19 luxuriously appointed villas and 1 honeymoon suite, a private dock and beach, a lush tropical garden, and a beach-side restaurant and bar, Chabil Mar is the premiere resort on the Placencia Peninsula. Regularly voted a top destination in Belize by TripAdvisor, the resort is an oasis of luxurious modernity with world-class customer service.

The Placencia Peninsula is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belize. A 16-mile long isthmus of land with the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on one side and a mangrove-lined lagoon on the other, the Placencia Peninsula is an ideal place to enjoy fishing, learn about the unique Garifuna culture, set off for snorkeling, sailing and diving on the Belize Barrier Reef, or head towards the mainland to explore nature reserves, the scenic Monkey River or ancient Maya ruins.

See below video showcasing the best features of the Placencia Peninsula and Chabil Mar

Click here for a virtual tour of the luxurious Chabil Mar resort.

Visit our website www.chabilmarvillas.com for more information on our Belize vacation deals, 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.


Belize: Getting here is now faster…and cheaper

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

getting to BelizeOne of the hottest trending spots for vacations is the English-speaking Central American nation of Belize, and thanks to new deals on flights, getting to Belize is now more affordable than ever.

A few months ago, expats and tourism professionals were jubilant when the popular low-cost carrier Southwest announced that they were adding new direct flights to Belize from Houston. Southwest joins the growing ranks of American carriers offering direct flights to Belize City, including American, Delta, United and U.S. Air. American carriers offer non-stop flights from Houston, Charlotte, Miami, Newark, Atlanta, and Dallas.

flights to belizeTravelers coming from other countries in the region can enjoy direct flights via TACA Avianca from San Salvador or via Tropic Air from Merida and Cancun in Mexico and Flores in Guatemala.

All international flights land at the Philip Goldson International Airport on the outskirts of Belize City. Domestic air carriers Maya Island Air and Tropic Air offer domestic service to popular vacation destinations such as Placencia, San Pedro, Dangriga, and Caye Caulker.

With so many airlines now competing for business, finding an affordable airfare to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Belize is now easier than ever.

Where to Stay in Belize

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Take advantage of these hot airfare deals to Belize by making a reservation at Chabil Mar, a luxury resort located on the golden Placencia Peninsula. Named from a Maya term meaning “beautiful sea”, Chabil Mar offers guests oceanfront luxury in a beautiful natural setting complete with a lovely tropical garden.

Located just a five-minute walk from the popular Placencia Village, Chabil Mar is home to the famous Cafe Mar restaurant that serves up delicious local favorites as well as international cuisine. Chabil Mar is a luxury villa resort that combines tasteful local aesthetic with every modern convenience, including multi-zoned air conditioning, free wireless internet and modern kitchens. Relax in comfort and style enjoying a fresh-made cocktail at the Barefoot bar or explore the peninsula with the use of complimentary bicycles, sea kayaks and golf carts.

Just a few miles offshore is the world-famous Belize Barrier Reef, an enormous coral reef ideal for snorkeling, diving, sailing, and swimming. On the mainland, the top vacation destinations in Belize are just a short distance from Chabil Mar, including the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve, the Garifuna village of Hopkins, the bio-diverse Monkey River, and the Maya ruins of Xunantunich, Caracol, and Cahal Pech.

Visit our website www.chabilmarvillas.com for more information on Belize, 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.


St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park

Posted on Saturday, June 25th, 2016

inland blue hole belizeLocated in Belize’s western Cayo District near the capital of Belmopan, St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is a site of natural beauty spanning more than 500 acres (2 square kilometers) in size. Three of the principal attractions are the inland Blue Hole, St. Herman’s Cave, and the Crystal Cave.

Visitors to the park usually enter off the Hummingbird Highway. Located about 200 yards from the visitor center is St. Herman’s Cave which was used for centuries by Maya priests to conduct ceremonies and to collect water dripping from stalactites that they considered to be holy. St. Herman’s Cave is an enormous underground structure but it is possible for unguided visitors to make their way approximately 200 yards into the cave before they will need a trained guide to go further. At the rear of the cave is a stream, allowing visitors to float their way back to the cave entrance using an inner tube.

St. Herman’s Cave is connected by an underground stream to the Blue Hole, often referred to as the Inland Blue Hole to prevent confusion with the Belize Blue Hole located offshore in the Belize Barrier Reef. The (Inland) Blue Hole is where the underground stream comes to the surface, providing visitors with a source of cool and refreshing water for swimming. Formed by the collapse of a cavern, the Blue Hole measures about 8 meters (26 feet) deep and is almost perfectly round with a diameter of 100 meters (330 feet).

Beyond the Blue Hole lies the Crystal Cave, sometimes called the Mountain Cow Cave. Visitors will need the assistance of a trained guide to explore spectacularly beautiful stalactites and caverns shimmering with accumulated crystalline structures. Just as with St. Herman’s Cave, the Crystal Cave was a sacred cite for the Ancient Maya who believed that it was a nexus to the world of the gods.

During the path to the country’s independence, Belize acquired the land in and around St. Herman’s Cave, declaring it a park on November 23, 1986. In order to maintain and preserve the natural beauty of the park, foreign non-profit organizations were brought in. Currently, St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is maintained and operated by the Belize Audubon Society.

The park is located approximately 12 miles southeast of Belmopan and both entrances are located immediately adjacent to the Hummingbird Highway. The principle entrance leads to a visitor center, gift shop, hiking trails, a picnic area and the path to St. Herman’s Cave. The second entrance leads to a picnic area, hiking trails, washrooms and leads directly to the Blue Hole.

Visit our website www.chabilmarvillas.com for more information on Belize, 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.


Chabil Mar Chef to Compete in Taste of Belize

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016

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The award-winning resort of Chabil Mar in Placencia is happy to announce that its very own head chef, Carlos Hernandez, will be competing in the 2016 Taste of Belize competition.

Organized by the Belize Tourism Board, the Taste of Belize is the country’s premiere cooking competition. Ten top-level chefs will compete in three elimination style rounds with the winner being awarded the coveted title of Belize Master Chef 2016.

Carlos Preparing Dish Chabil Mar Resort Belize

Chef Carlos Henandez

“We’re very proud that our head chef, Carlos Henandez, will be competing in this year’s Taste of Belize competition,” said Larry France, marketing manager of Chabil Mar. “Carlos has been providing a mouthwatering array of tasty dishes for our guests for years and we know that he has the skills and drive to take home the grand prize.”

Similar to the popular cooking television program “Chopped”, the Taste of Belize begins with 10 of the country’s most esteemed chefs battling in several rounds, with chefs being “chopped” or eliminated after each round. In the first round, the 10 chefs will be required to prepare four identical appetizers in 15 minutes. In the second round, the surviving five chefs will have 90 minutes to prepare a signature entree. In the third and final round, the three remaining chefs will have 30 minutes to prepare a dessert for the panel of judges.

Entre 2 at Reception Chabil Mar Resort Belize
Chabil Mar, located on the southern tip of the idyllic Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize, is an award-winning luxury resort with its own onsite restaurant called Cafe Mar. Helmed by chef Carlos Hernandez, the Chabil Mar restaurant has been serving up a delicious repast of elegant dishes that fuse Belizean and local flavors with international influences. Chabil Mar uniquely offers guests the opportunity to enjoy Chef Carlos Hernandez’s signature dishes anywhere on the resort, including beautiful outdoor beachfront settings and on the veranda of guest villas.

One of the most popular dining options at Chabil Mar is when guests take advantage of the rich waters of the nearby Belize Barrier Reef and successfully land a fish. Returning to the resort, Chef Carlos Hernandez and his team cook it to perfection, giving guests a unique opportunity to savor the very best in fresh Belizean cuisine.

Carlos and Team Chabil Mar Resort Belize

Appetizer Chabil Mar Resort Belize

The staff and thousands of satisfied guests of Chabil Mar wish the very best for Chef Carlos Hernandez in the 2016 Taste of Belize competition and look forward to savoring many more of his award-winning dishes.

Belize Rocks For Families

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016

belize family vacationFamily fun in Belize

Just a few hours’ flying time from the United States, Belize is increasingly becoming a popular destination for families wanting to experience an unforgettable vacation. With a stable, peaceful democratic government and English as its official language, families can enjoy the time of their lives in Belize as they explore ancient lost cities, see wildlife up close and in person, splash in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean and enjoy plenty of fun in the sun.

Belize has a large network of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that provide animal lovers of all ages a chance to see a colorful array of birds, plants and animals. Families can see the endangered black howler monkey at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, big cats like pumas and jaguars at the Belize Zoo (an animal sanctuary), or hike through Cockscomb Basin Reserve to see Baird’s tapir, Belize’s national animal.

family vacation belizeWhen it’s time for adventure, families can explore one of the many Maya ruins, enormous cities occupied for thousands of years until they were abandoned and reclaimed by the jungle. For cooler and shadier thrills, exploring one of Belize’s many caves is an excellent opportunity to learn about geology as well as witness artifacts left behind by Maya priests who conducted solemn ritual rites therein.

Offshore, the islands of Belize and the enormous barrier reef offer a chance for the entire family to don snorkeling or diving equipment and witness some of the most ecologically-diverse environments on the planet. Whether it’s just a few feet offshore or at the bottom of the famous Belize Blue Hole, you and your family will be enthralled by swimming with nurse sharks, rays, sea turtles and large schools of fish. The islands are also a great chance to unwind as motor vehicles are largely prohibited and everyone gets around by bicycle or electric golf cart.

Chabil Mar

From a Maya term meaning “beautiful sea”, the resort of Chabil Mar on Placencia Peninsula offers family-friendly modern luxury in a beautiful beachfront setting just a few minutes’ walk from Placencia Village.belize with kids

The resort of Chabil Mar is an ideal base of operations for exploring the most exciting destinations in Belize. You and your family can experience the best sites in Belize with Chabil Mar’s family fun vacation packages that include trips to Maya ruins, a boat tour up the Monkey River, a hike through Cockscomb Nature Preserve, and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the wonderful weather, food, and rich cultural heritage of Belize.

For more information about visiting Belize or traveling to Belize with kids, 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.