Thanks to the Travel Channel – Placencia, Belize – Featured Travel Escape

“Made up of 2 deserted islands fringed by crystalline waters and covered in snow-white sand, the Silk Cayes are the preeminent spot to live out one’s deserted island fantasy.”

So begins the feature of one of Placencia’s most sought after island destinations for snorkeling and fishing, Silk Caye, by The Travel Channel.

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Just 20 miles off the coast of Placencia, daily tours leave Chabil Mar to snorkel the pristine waters to view the corals of Silk Caye and mingle with the sea turtles, rays and nurse sharks.

Include Adventure with your Belize destination wedding or honeymoon. Reserve the entire resort for the exclusive use of your guests or enjoy the romance of just the two of you on a beach on the Caribbean.

Chabil Mar is bestowed with Four Traveler’s Choice Awards for 2014

Chabil Mar, the only guest exclusive hotel in Placencia, has been bestowed with four prestigious traveler awards for 2014 by Trip Advisor, the largest travel site in the world.

“Last week, Trip Advisor bestowed accolades to ten Hotels and Resorts from all over the country of Belize who are considered a romantic getaway for honeymooners and travelers alike” said Natalie Ranguy, Guest Services Manager at Chabil Mar.  The Belizean hotels and resorts were chosen from the following destinations: Hopkins, Dangriga, Caye Caulker, San Pedro, San Ignacio, Belmopan and Placencia. “We are so proud to have received these recognitions from our guests for the 7th consecutive year.

Chabil Mar and Hatchet Caye were the only two romantic hotels from Placencia that made it on the list for Top Romantic Hotels for both Belize and Central America and that is very exciting to us because we have such a great partnership with Hatchet Caye, that we offer to our guests. We are so pleased to add that the traveler awards have come to us for best service, best hotel for Belize and Central America, best luxury, most romantic and best family categories, over the years.”

Chabil Mar also won the top Small Hotel in Belize and Central America Awards for 2014, along with nine other Belizean resorts and hotels. It was interesting to see that ten Belize Resorts made it on the list. In fact, Belize was the only Central American country that had that many hotels and resorts in that award category.

“Romantic, laid back, and simply wonderful!!!”,“Amazing hotel in a beautiful setting!” state the last two Trip Advisor reviewers of Chabil Mar.

“Having ten Belize resorts and hotels in the top 25 Central American list indicates that Belize, Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret is no longer a secret” said Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar.

“Privacy, luxury accommodations, guest-centric award winning service, access to all of Belize’s adventures, and our premier location, result in a one-of-a-kind “Barefoot Luxury” Resort adventure vacation, that we are so happy to see our guests thanking us for delivering.”

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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.

Destination Belize Wedding – Real Photos of Karen and Dalam

Wedding of Rose & DavidFrom intimate ceremonies on our private palapa on the water to making the entire resort yours for a week, the options are endless for your destination wedding in Belize. As a small boutique resort and the only guest exclusive resort in Placencia, we are uniquely positioned to create exactly the destination wedding or honeymoon you have dreamed of. Work with our in-house personal wedding or honeymoon planner to create the perfect backdrop–including flowers, music, food and festivities–for your big day.Gown and Bride Chabil Mar Belize ResortCeremony on the beach Chabil Mar Belize Resort

Traveling with a larger group? – Make Chabil Mar Your Private Belize Resort for the Week!

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Destination Belize Wedding – Real Photos of Jenny and Ian’s Wedding Day

Beach Walk of Jenny and Ian at Chabil Mar Belize ResortFrom intimate ceremonies on our private palapa on the water to making the entire resort yours for a week, the options are endless for your destination wedding in Belize. As a small boutique resort and the only guest exclusive resort in Placencia, we are uniquely positioned to create exactly the destination wedding or honeymoon you have dreamed of. Work with our in-house personal wedding or honeymoon planner to create the perfect backdrop–including flowers, music, food and festivities–for your big day.

Traveling with a larger group? – Make Chabil Mar Your Private Belize Resort for the Week!

Our Belize Destination Wedding Package Includes:Jennifer and Ian Destination Belize Wedding at Chabil Mar Resort

View more photos of weddings from 2012 and 2013 at Chabil Mar and Jenny and Ian’s Wedding Day.

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Planning a Wedding in Beautiful Belize

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Welcome to Chabil Mar

Planning a Wedding in Beautiful Belize

By Sofia Angeli, Guest Blogger

In the same way that some couples look for unique engagement rings, some lovebirds look for extraordinary settings when they say their vows. Those who want more than a downtown hotel for their reception usually opt for a destination wedding. Belize is a rapidly growing destination wedding location. Belize Destination Wedding

The Magic of Belize Belize Beach Wedding at Chabil Mar, Placencia, Belize

Celebrating your wedding in Belize means you will be able to say your vows in the great outdoors, with the azure sea as background. It means you can hold your reception in a garden, on the beach, or around a swimming pool, with just the tropical gardens surrounding you and palm trees for your canopy. And, at Chabil Mar, you can even reserve the entire resort for your family and friends.

Wedding ceremonies in Belize can be as exceptional as the most unique engagement rings because this is a place where you can really let your imagination run loose. A honeymoon in Belize means collecting memories you would not be able to create elsewhere. You can swim and snorkel, explore ancient Mayan ruins, trek through a rainforest, try zip-lining, lounge on a private island and sunbathe. This is where you can indulge the mood of the moment and concentrate on enjoying every minute of this special time in your married life.

The Convenience of a Belize Wedding

A lot of people shy away from getting married in another country because of the complicated arrangements and potential problems this may entail. For one thing, because of the presence of the British in Belizean history, Belize is an English-speaking country. You won’t  be needing a translation book while you are there. If you are coming from the United States, you will find that Belize is not too far away.  Belize is accessible from all regions of the United States. It is only two hours away from Dallas and Houston or Miami and Atlanta, and less than six hours away from Los Angeles.

Getting married in Belize is a safe proposition. A marriage in this country is considered legal anywhere in the world. At Chabil Mar you have a full time Belize, born and raised, wedding planner to arrange and schedule every step of the way. Wine Display Ian_Jennifer_Belize_Wedding_Chabil_Mar_Placencia

Getting Started

If you have picked Belize as the site of your nuptials, you can start your preparations by making sure you have a passport that will be valid six months after your proposed stay in the country. You will need to be in Belize at least three days before filing a petition for a license to marry. If this is not possible, you can apply for a special license. The process for this has been made simple by the Belizean government, and Chabil Mar’s wedding planner will help facilitate things for you.

Belize not only offers couples unforgettable settings for weddings. This exotic place gives lovers a glimpse of paradise and adventure to make perfect the beginning of their life together. Bridesmaids at Belize Resort Destination Wedding

About the author

Sofia Angeli is a PR & communications consultant for companies in various industries. In particular, she brings her writing skills and passion for travel, culture, arts and lifestyle, including wedding planning and engagement rings to the online world.

When Pictures Tell the Story – Destination Wedding of Ian and Jennifer

Ian and Jennifer, their friends and family, traveled from the UK to celebrate their beautiful day in Belize! We are so pleased they selected Chabil Mar. Our on-site wedding planner worked with the bride prior to arrival and our staff implemented the details . . . flowers, music, cake, champagne, food and decorations. The champagne flutes each accented with a tropical flower, cigars for the men, lobster dinner, live music by Graham, a local artist . . . Chabil Mar, Placencia and Belize provided the setting, and “Oh what a setting it is . . . Take a Virtual Tour of Chabil Mar.

 

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Annie & Matt – Majestical Chabil Mar Destination Belize Wedding!

On February 23, 2013 Annie and Matt married on the beach at Chabil Mar, complete with 108 guests. When asked by their photographer what they felt about the experience they said, “Romantic-Fun-Majestical”.

ROMANCE was the signature of the day, from it’s formal beginnings, to the beautiful gowns and solemn intimate moments.Chabil Mar Belize Destination Wedding

The family and guests of Annie and Matt reserved the entire resort, all 19 villas and the honeymoon suite, so while the bride and groom were preparing for this wonderful occasion, the staff at Chabil Mar was busy preparing meals, the beach, the pier and pool areas for the ceremony,  and the guest list of over 100 persons. After all, it was their private resort!

Then, of course, came the lovely ceremony at the foot of the pier with all of the guests observing from their chairs on the beach. One of the flower girls began to cry tears of joy so the other flower girl and the two young boy groomsmen went to comfort her and they celebrated by getting the best view ever!Belize Beach Wedding at Chabil Mar, Placencia, Belize

Matt and the groomsmen in suit and ties met the mood of the day, casual formal in barefoot luxury, by wearing their flip flops, white shirts, ties and suits, and the ceremony was underway, followed by an intimate and light-hearted kiss poolside.Beach Wedding at Chabil Mar Placencia, Belize Groomsmen

So, let the FUN begin . . .

A huge beach party ensued. Music, dance and song filled the night air under the stars, resulting a MAJESTICAL time for all.

Matt wrote us to say, “My wife and I had our wedding in Belize at Chabil Mar and it was amazing. The resort was able to hold a wedding big enough for 110 guests. The staff went above and beyond and catered to our every need. One staff member went into the Belizean jungle to pick the flowers my wife liked for the table settings. The entire wedding was beautiful and ran very smoothly. The setting, staff and location made our wedding perfect.”

Thank you Matt and Annie, from all of us at Chabil Mar (Maya for “Beautiful Sea”) for sharing this incredibly special day in your lives with us. Cheers!Bride and Groom Kiss at Belize Wedding | Chabil Mar | Placencia BelizeFather of the Bride | Belize Wedding Belize Beach Wedding ReceptionDestination Belize Wedding Reception on the Beach

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The Extraordinary Landscaping and Gardens of our Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Resort

Our beautifully landscaped resort in Placencia Belize! Every photographer’s dream!Chabil Mar Belize Resort Logo

While you experience the barefoot luxury of the 400 feet of private Caribbean beachfront and two infinity pools at Chabil Mar, you will find yourself nestled in lush tropical gardens and dining under the stars at Café Mar amidst swaying palm trees, all just five minutes from Placencia Village.

Many of our guests have mentioned how “at home” they feel within hours of visiting with us. Along with being “The Guest Exclusive Resort of Placencia Belize” and an annual Belize Resort Belize Resort Weddingsservice award winner, they tell us that a major contributor to the wonderfully comfortable relaxation that comes over you at Chabil Mar is created by our beautifully designed and maintained lush tropical gardens and displays!

Introducing Alberto Arias, our Gardens and Landscape Manager. He and his team are responsible for planting and maintenance. You will see them each and every day working in some way to keep them lush, healthy and bright for your enjoyment.

Chabil Mar is a photographer’s paradise. As Olivera Rusu said, on her first Belize wedding shoot at Chabil Mar: “Chabil Mar Villas is every photographer’s dream.”Brenda and Tony garden scenes 1 Belize Resort Chabil Mar

Alberto is the first employee of Chabil Mar, dating to June of 2004, when just four coconut palm trees graced the landscape. They are here today forming the frame of the beach-side restaurant, Café Mar, brilliantly lit in the evening for our guests’ dining and lounging pleasure. The plants and landscape of Chabil Mar are unique not only to the Placencia Peninsula in particular, but to all of Belize as well, in that they are a blend of species and varieties from the natural seaside ‘scapes of Belize as well as the jungle ‘scapes. Many of our plants are “imported” from the Maya mountain range and jungles of the Cayo District to form an all encompassing Belizean tropical paradise.

There are over 20 topiaries gracing the property and are the personal art and craftsmanship of Alberto.

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Spectacular photo opportunities abound and we invite you to explore through our virtual Belize Resort tour, photo gallery, landscape and garden brochure
or visit us and see for yourself. Imagine your Belize Destination Wedding or Honeymoon! Yours and your photographer’s dream!

2012 – Another Year of Awards, Recognitions and Accolades for Chabil Mar Belize Resort

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Thank You”

from

Chabil Mar

Placencia’s Guest Exclusive Resort

Beauty by Belize – Luxury by Design

 

With the start of the New Year we want to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our guests, partners and fellow Belize enthusiasts! 2012 was a great year for Belize, highlighted by the end of the last Mayan long calendar in December. And it was a great year for Placencia and Chabil Mar, too.

We don’t want to boast, (Yes we do!) but we’re very proud that we’ve been able to provide you with the service, amenities and experiences that represent the very best of Belize as witnessed by our banner year of awards, recognitions and accolades:

  •     TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Service – #1 in Placencia and #4 of the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Belize
  •     TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award Best Small Hotels – #1 in Placencia and #6 of the Top 25 Small Hotels in Belize

And here are some from our favorite Belizean town – Placencia Village – A stroll along the beach from Chabil Mar, the closest full service resort in Placencia to the Village:

  •     TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award – #16 of the Top 25 Destinations in Central America
  •     TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award – #8 of the Top 10 Beach Destinations in Central America
  •     Tutti Frutti – Top rated restaurant in Placencia. Tasty gelato anyone?

A few other Chabil Mar accolades and recognitions:

  •     International Hotel Awards – Highly Commended Small Hotels of Belize
  •     Fox News – Best of Belize Eco Resorts
  •     Travel Age West – Best Belize Places to Stay
  •     US News and World Report – Best Belize Resorts
  •     Wheel of Fortune – Featured Belize Resort for three years running. They love us, Yes, they do!

Special recognition goes out to our General Manager, Reservations, Guest Services and Food and Beverage Services Staff and Managers – Synescio, Althea, Natalie, Bernard. A very loud applause to our Garden, Housekeeping and Maintenance Staffs and Managers – Alberto, Viviana, Solomon.

A very special Thank You to all of you for your wonderful reviews and referrals.