Destination Wedding and Honeymoon in Placencia Belize

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See what Belize has to offer.

Check out the Chabil Mar Belize Resort blog for information about Belize, Placencia and Chabil Mar Destination Weddings and Honeymoons:

  • An adventure destination.
  • A cultural experience at a small Belize fishing village.
  • Jungle treks and Caribbean sea combinations.
  • The worlds’ second largest barrier reef (snorkeling & scuba diving)
  • Sailing or overnighting on romantic islands.
  • Mayan archaeological excursions.
  • A romantic guest exclusive boutique resort on the Caribbean.Honeymoon on Beach Chabil Mar Belize Resort
  • Seven consecutive years of awards in the Service, Romance and Best Hotels categories.
  • Fodor’s choice for Luxury resorts in Placencia, Belize.

Belize – Just two hours flight from the US.

You Better Belize 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.

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

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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.


Q&A Spotlight with a Chabil Mar Bride

Destination Wedding in BelizeA goal that we have at Chabil Mar is to make sure that every guest experiences a level of service at our resort that is truly unforgettable. While we strive for this goal for every guest, this is especially the case for our brides who come to Chabil Mar for their weddings. With the experience we have in destination weddings, we know how important it is for every bride to know that their wedding day will be as perfect as they’ve always dreamed.

Katrina and Blaine Platt are one the most recent couples who chose Chabil Mar as their wedding destination. Instead of us just telling you about Chabil Mar’s wedding services, who better to share the true story than the bride herself? We contacted Katrina after she returned from Belize to share some of her thoughts about her destination wedding at Chabil Mar.

Q: When you started planning your wedding, what made you decide that Belize was the place for your destination wedding?

A: I always knew that I wanted to have a destination wedding, I just was not sure where. When Blaine suggested I take a look at Belize I went straight to trip advisor online. I have done a lot of traveling and trip advisor rarely lets me down. I emailed a few resorts to ask for more information, and Althea from Chabil Mar responded to me very quickly with plenty of details and radiated warmth and enthusiasm. The villas looked beautiful, the pools looked amazing and the pier locked me down. I knew I had found the right spot and I immediately put down my deposit.

Q: In your search for a resort, why did Chabil Mar stand out as your choice among others for your special day?

A: It became clear to me when I started talking to Althea more that Chabil Mar was a resort that wanted to really go out of their way for me. There was nothing that they could not do. There was nothing for me to even worry about. I could still have all the things that are easy to have at home in the United States on a beach in Belize. It couldn’t have been a better find.

Q: Were you apprehensive at all about planning your wedding from a distance?

A: I was a little nervous. I had never been to Belize and due to this, obviously just seen the resort from pictures. I really could not know for sure if it was going to be everything I wanted or if everything that I asked for was going to happen. Althea made the process less nerve racking for me. I was worried that the flowers would not look the same or that my vision would not be understood. My worries, although unavoidable, were unwarranted. Everything that I envisioned came to life on our day.

Q:  How was your experience working with the wedding planners at Chabil Mar from a distance, leading up to your arrival?

A: From the very beginning, I got the feeling that anything and everything was possible for our wedding. As we planned the wedding and more and more details were put into place, we ran into virtually no problems. There were no discrepancies between what we wanted and what could be done. All of our guests made their reservations through Althea because that is whom I put them in contact with. Let’s just say that I was not the only one who brought her a gift to Belize.

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Q: Tell us about your actual wedding day? Did everything turn out just as you hoped?

A: I was a little unsure of who was taking care of the setup, but was so surprised to look out the window in the morning to see that everything had already been set up. Decorations were put up, chairs were placed and covered, and tables were ready. I was so shocked by how efficient the staff at Chabil Mar was. Everything I asked for was there and I did not even have to step out of my villa. It was impressive. I could not have been more happy and grateful for the entire staff on a day where the stress of details can really take over. It was everything I wanted and more.

Q: What was your overall impression of the resort when you arrived?

A: The resort is beautiful. Every one of us there mentioned that the staff is truly what makes the place unforgettable. The location is beautiful and the pools and villas were amazing, but the people were on another level. You can find beauty at many resorts, but you cannot find the genuineness found in the staff of Chabil Mar. Nothing was too small or too large for them. They wanted to help and they did so with a warm heart. I cried when I had to say goodbye. I have never experienced that level of hospitality before and I am pretty well traveled.

Q: What did your wedding party have to say about their experience at the resort?

A: We had a wedding party of 16 and 66 people at the wedding—all of them had nothing but the best things to say. We had a week to enjoy the resort and take tours. A lot of people said it was the most fun wedding they had ever been too. There are too many albums on Facebook now with “unbelizable” in the title.

Q: Do you have any words of advice for brides considering a destination wedding?

A: 1) Do it. There is no better way to spend the most important day of your life than surrounded by all your best friends and family in a beautiful location. 2) Go for a week. 3) And most of all do not worry about the distance during planning. All will be handled, especially if you have it a Chabil Mar.

Thank you, Katrina, for sharing your Chabil Mar experience! Like Blaine and Katrina, we make sure that every destination wedding at Chabil Mar exceeds all expectations and creates memories that will last a lifetime.

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Interested in finding out more about Belize destination weddings at Chabil Mar? Contact us today to speak with Althea.

Witty and Beauty Meet in Belize! K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Here at Chabil Mar, we like to pay attention to the little details that sometimes make the biggest difference in our guests’ experiences at our resort. For many, this added level of services is evident in the exceptional staff services, immaculately-kept grounds, gourmet meals delivered anywhere on the resort, and more. But for one recent guest of our resort, it was the witty content of our welcome packet that made all the difference.

In fact, our honeymoon guest, Lillie, was so impressed with our wittiness that she wrote about it on her travel blog. Here are a couple excerpts from our welcome packet that Lillie found particularly amusing:

Catch it? We Cook it: Spending the day fishing? Don’t throw the whole catch back. We are happy to prepare your “catch of the day” for you. Did you catch too much? Nothing goes to waste in Placencia. The staff all love fresh fish. If you happen to catch extra we would be happy to take it off your hands, and please accept our sincerest appreciation. We bow to your fishing prowess. We have a word for folks like you: “Fishonista.””

And while we make that comment in a lighthearted way, we’re serious about delivering on that promise. Since Belize has some of the best fishing in the world, we want to make sure our guests can enjoy it on their stay. Our gourmet chefs are always happy to prepare the catches of our guests to give them the ultimate experience of “fresh” seafood.

Another of Lillie’s favorite excerpts:

Special Occasions: Are you celebrating a special occasion? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make it extra special. Not celebrating something? Hmm… stop by the front desk and we will help you dream something up. In Belize “just because” can count as a special occasion.”

While Chabil Mar does specialize in special events like weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and birthdays, we want all of our guests to feel pampered just for being on vacation in the first place. Our staff goes the extra mile to make sure that every day is a special occasion for our guests.

To read the rest of Lillie’s review about her stay at Chabil Mar, visit her travel blog here.  Whether it’s offering you a shoe shine, assistance with your luggage, or offering Belizean chocolate on your pillow, you can be sure that no detail will be overlooked during your stay. Come experience for yourself why Chabil Mar receives accolades from our guests time and time again for our exceptional service, prime location, and stunning surroundings.

The Ultimate Belize Honeymoon

BELIZE – Exotic Rainforest and Jungle – Traditional Caribbean Seaside Fishing Villages –The Second Largest Barrier Reef in the world – Maya ruins – Imagine!

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Chabil Mar, your Caribbean beach-side resort in Placencia Village,  along with two other prestigious resorts in Belize, a premier jungle lodge and a private resort island, have joined together to create an unforgettable honeymoon experience for couples looking for adventure combined with luxury, romance and relaxation.

An 8 night, 9 day all-inclusive honeymoon package that truly offers the best of Belize as you spend three nights each at Chabil Mar and Chaa Creek resorts, and two nights Hatchet Caye Island Resort. What better way to start your life together than a Caribbean honeymoon experience of a lifetime?

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Bask in luxury as you enjoy gourmet meals, private in-room or beach-side massages, personal staff, and honeymoon suites. Find your adventurous side as you canoe the unspoiled Macal River, explore ancient Maya ruins, go horseback riding, and take guided boat adventures, snorkeling and scuba diving. Enjoy the romance of private picnics, candlelit dinners, secluded islands, and beach-side infinity pools. No other honeymoon package offers the best of Belize’s finest resorts and locations—a moveable, adventurous feast of culture and romance.

Our honeymoon planners will take care of all the details so you can enjoy everything that our Belizean paradise has to offer. This package is absolutely all-inclusive, including all activities, meals, transfers, taxes and gratuities. If you’re looking for an unforgettable honeymoon experience, don’t look any further. Learn more about what our extraordinary honeymoon package has to offer, or contact our reservations office to start making your honeymoon dream a reality!

Real Destination Weddings in Belize – Brenda & Tony

Brenda and Tony held a stunning beach wedding in June at Chabil Mar Resort. We have some great photos to share from their special day courtesy of our wonderful Belize wedding photographer, Olivera Rusu.

Brides and grooms love our location for the relaxed, luxurious atmosphere and the unbeatable scenery throughout the property. Brenda and Tony’s wedding ceremony was right on the beach under a beautiful arch made from local tropical flowers.

Our honeymoon suite provided a great backdrop for bridal portraits moments before the ceremony.

It was a pleasure to host Brenda, Tony, and their wedding party for their special day. To see more real weddings at Chabil Mar, browse through our blog or visit our site to discover more about our all inclusive Belize destination weddings.