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.

 

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.

 

Where to Stay in Placencia Belize

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

placencia belize hotelsChabil Mar, the best resort for your Placencia Belize vacation

One of Belize’s top destinations is the lovely Placencia Peninsula, a gorgeous finger of land measuring one mile across and 16 miles long on the country’s southeastern Caribbean coast.

Placencia Peninsula

With a north-south orientation, the eastern side of Placencia Peninsula fronts the sparkling waters of the Caribbean while the western side is framed by a bio-diverse mangrove-lined lagoon. The pristine beaches are ideal for swimming or relaxing under the shade of a coconut tree while the lagoon side is an angler’s paradise, teeming with gamefish all year round.

The world-famous Belize Barrier Reef is just a few miles offshore, making Placencia an ideal jumping off point to enjoy some of the best fishing, sailing, snorkeling and diving opportunities in the world.

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Placencia Village

At the southern tip of the peninsula is the area’s unofficial capital, Placencia Village. Still a small, active fishing village, Placencia is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the smallest main street in the world (a 4,000 foot-long sidewalk that measures four feet across at its widest point). With several colorful cafes, ATMs, bars, and dive shops, the village makes a great base for visitors seeking to explore the nearby reef or mainland attractions.

Placencia Peninsula’s Attractions

Beyond the delicious foods and drinks, the village of Placencia is a popular attraction in its own right due to its position as a center of Garifuna culture. Visitors can meet and learn from master craftsmen or take classes to learn the unique Garifuna drumming techniques.

Just a few miles west from the village is the Cockscomb Basin Nature Preserve, a vast protected area covered in hiking trails that allow visitors to see exotic wildlife like monkeys, tapirs, and jaguars in their natural habitat. Another popular nearby destination is the Monkey River, where visitors can enjoy a leisurely boat ride up the river while observing tropical flora and fauna. Placencia is also close to the Belize Barrier Reef, including Gladden Spit Marine Reserve where travelers can snorkel or scuba dive with whale sharks.

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Where to stay in Placencia Belize

One of the finest resorts on the Placencia Peninsula is Chabil Mar, named for a Maya term meaning “Beautiful Sea.” With 24 beachfront villas equipped with all modern amenities, visitors can relax and be pampered in one of the most luxurious resorts in the country.

Located just a few minutes’ walk from Placencia Village, Chabil Mar has its own tropical gardens, award-winning restaurant, and infinity swimming pool.

Chabil Mar offers guided tours to all of the top attractions on the mainland and the Belize Barrier Reef.

How to Get to Placencia

The peninsula can be reached by car or private transportation from Belize City in about three to four hours. There are also regular domestic air connections from an airstrip just outside of Placencia Village to Belize City and other locations in the country.

For information about the Placencia Peninsula, 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.

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