Chabil Mar Staff: Taking Care of the Details

Besides the stunning surroundings and five-star accommodations, couples from all over the world choose Chabil Mar for theirBelizedestination wedding because of the exceptional, personalized service we offer here for all of our guests.

Any wedding requires a lot of planning, but destination weddings can be particularly stressful for brides and their families because of the extra long-distance coordination that is necessary for their special day.

Recently, the mother of one of Chabil Mar’s brides shared how the exclusive service from the Chabil Mar staff made her daughter’s destination wedding spectacular. Here are some excerpts from her experience:

As a first-time mother-of-the-bride, I had many reasons to freak out over the course of the year of planning. None of the reasons, however, included our plans to hold the destination wedding at Chabil Mar. Had we been there before? No. Had we been to Belize before? No. What made it so effortless? Althea Schable, our wedding coordinator at Chabil Mar.”
“Althea was infinitely available to us by email, phone, or fax. Any question was answered with efficiency, politeness, hospitality, assurance, and not the least sense of urgency (without ever making me feel as if my cares were not cares of hers). Every detail of the wedding and reception was carried out without a hitch.” 

Althea was not alone in her mission. Every staff member from the general manager to the guy in charge of cleaning up after the sunning iguanas knew each of us by first name and knew each of our guests as well….This kind of personal sincere graciousness and hospitality was unknown to us prior to visiting Chabil Mar, in spite of the fact that 1/3 of our attendees are former or current members of the hospitality service industry, including experience at 5 Star properties.”

Every part of the experience was outstanding. Chabil Mar will be a destination in our futures again and again. Thank you Althea, Merli, Natalie, Tiffany, Tony, Danny, DeSean, Sinesio, the security guards, the housemen, and the room staff for making this family event so spectacular!”

Visit this link to read more details about her experience with the Chabil Mar staff.

Whether you are planning a small, intimate ceremony or reserving the entire resort for your wedding party, you can rest assured knowing that the staff at Chabil Mar won’t leave out any of the details for your destination wedding. From the moment you arrive at our resort, you’ll experience a level of hospitality that is unique to Chabil Mar – and the reason why so many of our guests can’t wait to return.

Small Town Atmosphere: Why Visitors Love Placencia Village

Destination Honeymoon in BelizePlacencia is one of the best-kept secrets in Belize. Guests at Chabil Mar love our resort’s ideal location that is just a stone’s throw away from one of the most culturally rich gems in the country. But in addition to its rich culture, Placencia offers visitors an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and gives them a glimpse into what the simple, small-town life is like.

Placencia was recently featured in a segment by International Living titled, “It’s Like Small-Town America 60 Years Ago…” In his piece, the author Don Skiver describes why he was so smitten by this small village. Here are a few excerpts:

“I hesitate to reveal how wonderful the little village of Placencia in southern Belize really is. If the secret gets out, that may spoil what makes it so unique—its small town atmosphere.”

 “…The people in Placencia seem quite happy with their simple lives. Almost everyone waves, nods or speaks, even if they’ve never met you. Locals, expats, tourists…all are treated in the same friendly manner. You see people talking and wandering…there is no rush.”

“…I went early to spend two nights in the village and was quickly smitten by it. On returning to land after the cruise, I wanted to see other areas of Belize. I spent two days exploring around San Ignacio in Cayo District and two days in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Both areas had their own unique features but I couldn’t take my mind off Placencia. It kept calling me back.”

So many of our guests feel the same way about Placencia village. With its rich culture, friendly atmosphere, and unmatched setting, it’s unlike anywhere else you’ve ever visited. As the closest full-service resort to the Village of Placencia, you can immerse yourself in everything this village has to offer, while still soaking in the luxuries and privacy we offer here at the “guest exclusive” Chabil Mar. Contact us to learn more about why Chabil Mar offers the perfect setting for your Belize destination wedding or honeymoon.

A Warm Welcome to our May Brides and Grooms

Weddings in BelizeChabil Mar is so pleased to be preparing for several upcoming weddings throughout the month of May. The weather here at Chabil Mar is beautiful year-round and perfect for a wedding any season.  This spring we are so excited to be hosting several weddings at our resort.

Brides and grooms from around the world have chosen Chabil Mar for their Belize destination wedding because of our intimate setting, beautiful gardens  and Caribbean setting, creating the breathtaking environment for a picture perfect celebration.

“I have to say that Chabil Mar Villas, located in Placencia, is one of my favorites resorts from the country! Chabil Mar Villas is every photographer’s dream.” — Olivera Rusu, Photographer.

We love being able to create lifelong memories for these couples along with their friends and family with the best in accommodations, cuisine, and hospitality and we are so excited to welcome four wedding couples this month of May:

  • May 5 – Katie & Robbie
  • May 19 – Lisa & Frank (Minnesota)
  • May 21 – Heather and John (Illinois)
  • May 26 – Katrina & Blaine (Montana)

Check back throughout the month for updates and photos of these four couples on their special days.