Chabil Mar is Fodor’s Choice for Luxury Resorts in Southern Belize

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Fodor’s Travel, one of the world’s leading providers of travel information has bestowed the prestigious “Fodor’s Choice Award” for the best hotel in southern Belize to Chabil Mar, the only guest exclusive resort in Placencia Belize. The award recognizes Chabil Mar as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value.

The editors and experts of Fodor’s have been selecting only the top fifteen percent of their listed properties and activities as Fodor’s Choice award recipients since 1988. Every year, Fodor’s writers experience, examine and evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe.

Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar said that he and his team are delighted and thrilled to see Chabil Mar listed once again on the Fodor’s list as one of the best resorts in Placencia and Southern Belize. “To receive the honor of ‘Fodor’s Choice’ is wonderful and not only a testimonial to our wonderful accommodations but to the superb service from our staff, who play an instrumental role in obtaining this recognition”.

Chabil Mar is a luxury, boutique resort that appeals to the discerning traveler looking to combine adventure and cultural experience with stylish, upscale and guest exclusive accommodations in Placencia Village, Belize. The resort is comprised of 19 spacious villas and 1 honeymoon suite, free Wi-Fi, a bar, an outdoor restaurant with great food and views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, two outdoor pools, 400 feet of private beach, a private pier for swimming and reserved dining, as well as a fleet of kayaks and bikes available for the complimentary use of our guests.

Thank you, Fodor’s!

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Why I Love Laughing Bird Caye in Belize

Laughing Bird Caye with PalapaA beautiful and stunning Belizean Isle, Laughing Bird Caye is located 11 miles from Placencia Village in Southern Belize and is an ideal base for snorkeling and scuba diving. In fact, almost all travelers who vacation in Placencia visit this gorgeous piece of paradise for a full day of diving, Blaine in Hammock Chabil Mar Belize Resortsnorkeling, sea kayaking and even picnicking.

Laughing Bird Caye got its name from the Laughing Gulls – the birds that once used to breed on the Caye, however due to a growing human presence, the colonies moved to a nearby undisturbed Caye for breeding. Presently, the Island is home to a number of exotic birds like the brown pelican, green heron, and melodious blackbird.

Eagle Ray Chabil Mar Belize ResortThe island stands on an elongated ridge of reef known as faro which is an angular atoll on a continental shelf, also known as shelf atoll, and is an important part of the Belize Barrier Reef System.

Last year in August, I stayed at Chabil Mar, a luxurious and elegant resort in Placencia and took a day trip with Splash Belize to explore Laughing Bird Caye.

Honeymoons and weddings in Belize I departed Placencia Village around 9am and arrived at this beautiful island an hour later to be astonished by the natural beauty of the atoll. I discovered a white sandy beach, scattered coconut trees and mangroves and a number of interesting plants like the spider lily, seaside purslane, morning glory and black mangrove in the 1.4 acre island.

“This reserve was declared a protected area on December 21, 1991 and is managed by the Placencia based community, Friends of Nature,” announced our guide when we were stepping out of the boat.Snorkeling General Chabil Mar Belize Resort

“It is a snorkeler’s heaven and the uniqueness of its structure contributes to both the abundance and variety of coral habitats and marine life”, he added.

We learned that the park is divided into three zones – the recreational zone, buffer zone and the preservation zone which is also known as the bird restoration zone. It was also interesting to hear that the laughing gulls have started to return to Belize Destination Weddingthe island due to the conservation efforts that have been instituted by the park rangers that live onsite.

Our guide concluded his presentation of the national park and we then headed to snorkel around the shallow waters of the island.

Sea turtles, sting rays, barracudas, moray eels, black groupers, grunts, lobsters, crabs and snappers were just a few of the many fascinating marine creatures that we encountered.

We were also amazed at the profusion of color and life that exists in the underwater world of the Belize Barrier Reef.

Many of our wedding and honeymoon couples visit Laughing Bird Caye for a beautiful and romantic adventure. Chabil Mar offers concierge services to reserve the adventures of Belize on your behalf.

Belize: Top Honeymoon Destination of 2013

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Need some help narrowing down your honeymoon options? Belize just got ranked as Google’s most searched honeymoon spots over the past year.

Google is the world’s most popular search engine, with 71% of the global search engine market share. The data was derived from the Zeitgeist charts which was published on Tuesday and reveal the hottest travel destinations by country in the world.

“This info is gold if you want to really know what the local hotspots are,” said Google spokesperson Joyce Hau.

New Zealand, Cancun, Maldives, Bali, Thailand, St Lucia, Tahiti, The Caribbean and Croatia were the other countries that made it on the list.

Beauty by Belize and Luxury by Design, Chabil Mar, a guest exclusive resort in Placencia is the ultimate escape for love birds in Belize.

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Beize Destination Honeymoon

Honeymoons and weddings in Belize

This guest exclusive resort delights couples in love with their unique honeymoon vacation packages that feature snorkeling in the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, guided nature tour of Monkey River, excursions to ancient Maya temple sites, beach combing in Belize’s most exquisite beaches and much, much more.

Previous honeymooners vacationing in Belize had this to say:

“We spent the second half of our Belize honeymoon at Chabil Mar. It was absolutely wonderful…The service during our entire stay was exceptional. We had our last meal on the dock which was absolutely beautiful, and the lobster was delicious. Our breakfasts every morning were delicious. Most nights we borrowed the bikes and rode into town for dinner.”

So whether you are getting married, renewing your vows or going on your honeymoon, Belize is the perfect place to do it.

Our Very Own Tiffany Edwards Marries Abimael Moralez at Chabil Mar

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Tiffany Edwards is now Tiffany Edwards Moralez!

Tiffany has been a member of our Guest Services Team for several years and we are so proud of her. The reviews that we get from our guests are always so complimentary! She is there to help with every detail and she does it day in and day out with a huge smile and her sweet sweet voice.

So, it is with great pleasure that she selected Chabil Mar as the site for her wedding and reception. We are proud to share a few of the lovely moments of this terrific day.

Congratulations, Tiffany!Bride and Dad Chabil Mar Belize ResortCeremony on Beach Chabil Mar Belize Resort WeddingBride with bouquet Chabil Mar Belize Resort WeddingGroom and ring bearer Chabil Mar Belize Resort WeddingKiss on the pier Chabil Mar Belize Resort WeddingBride and friend Chabil Mar Belize Resort Wedding

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The Honeymoon Suite at Chabil Mar

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Welcome to the Chabil Mar  Honeymoon Suite

The Luxury Seafront Honeymoon Villa Suite at Chabil Mar is designed in a unique fashion with a four post king sized bed and nearly 1000 square feet of living space, including elements such as marble flooring throughout, with zoned air conditioning and ceiling fans. It  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.

In addition, a private walkway leads to the “Palm Tree Tile Floored” infinity swimming pool for your pleasure.

Suitable for destination weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries or the special occasion of your choice.

 

 

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