Chabil Mar

Placencia’s Guest Exclusive Resort!

Mayan for “beautiful sea”, Chabil Mar is a haven. A place where natural beauty meets the comforts of home. Where flora and fauna meet the finer things. Where the vibe is casual, and the service unforgettable. A guest exclusive resort, where your pleasure is our passion. Experience barefoot luxury surrounded by sugar sand and turquoise water in Placencia. Where you can do nothing or everything… it’s up to you.

Nestled at the tip of a 16-mile peninsula in southern Belize, Chabil Mar is a boutique luxury resort on a little slice of heaven known as Placencia. Pristine, unspoiled and perfectly situated on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Belize, Chabil Mar offers luxury accommodations in a laidback landscape. Sophistication and service in a seaside locale. For romance, relaxation, adventure or escape, choose Chabil Mar – and experience the difference.

TripAdvisor Winner Traveler’s Choice
Best Luxury, World – 2009 & 2010
Best Luxury, Central/South America – 2009 & 2010
Best Service, Central America – 2010

Fodor’s Belize 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
“Highly recommended.”
“…villas are tastefully designed and luxuriously furnished… all upscale… gorgeous beach.”


Awards & Accolades
Our resort has been featured on the cover of International Living, AmericanWay and
Destinations Travel (Luxury Edition – June, 2011) magazines and has been commended in
GQ, on MTV, and AOL’s travel channel as well as Travel World News and Wheel of Fortune.

The achievement we are most proud of is that for two years in a row we have been named a
Traveler’s Pick as “Best Luxury Resort in Central America” by TripAdvisor. This year we
were also honored as a Travelers Pick for “Best Service in Central America”.

All Oceanfront
Chabil Mar (Mayan for “Beautiful Sea”) sits at the end of a 16 mile peninsula on what has been described as one of the best beaches in Belize. As a small luxury resort, we are uniquely positioned to offer our uests a one-of-a-kind resort experience that others simply cannot match.

Boutique Resort
Each of our 22 villas has direct views of the Caribbean Sea, is individually decorated with original art and features all the amenities of a luxury resort. Full kitchens, personal verandas, wireless internet and a host of other conveniences ensure our guests are well taken care of.

Chabil Mar is a “Guest Exclusive” resort, the only one in Placencia. All amenities are for the exclusive benefit of our guests.

Premier Location
Location is paramount to a truly unique vacation experience! As the closest full-service resort to the Village, enjoy easy beach walk, bicycle, kayak or golf cart access to all the restaurants, art and culture of Belize. Then, effortlessly slip back to the peacefulness of Chabil Mar. (While most resorts on the 18 mile long Placencia Peninsula indicate their location as Placencia, many are located as many as 12 miles north of Placencia Village. Chabil Mar is in Placencia Village.)

Restaurant Café Mar
Intimate dining is a hallmark of your Chabil Mar experience. Enjoy white tablecloth service at Café Mar, our seaside beach and pier restaurant service, specializing in locally inspired Belizean fare. Or, opt for the personal touch, dining on fresh menu selections served on your villa veranda, poolside, breezeway
dining areas and on the pier under the stars.

Signature Concierge Service
Our “At Your Service” policy says we will do whatever we can to make your stay perfect. Seeking assistance planning your trip? Would you like your vacation customized to your interests and needs? In need of a snorkeling guide who works well with children or fishing guide who knows how to locate and catch your preferred fish? Are you arranging a special event, wedding, honeymoon or anniversary or even just a
special romantic evening? How about a sunset cruise? Would you like your villa pre-stocked with your favorite items? Please just say the word. We are “At Your Service”.

Like Most Ideal Destinations, Location is Paramount to a Truly Unique Experience!
Of course, our property comes with all the amenities the most discriminating buyer would
expect from a World Class Luxury Resort.

Resort Amenities

  • Our guests have full use of all our on-site facilities
  • Two Beachfront Modern Infinity Pools
  • Full Concierge Services On-Site
  • Saltano’s Seaview Bar
  • Café Mar – our Exclusive Restaurant with Seafront Dining
  • Free Resort–wide Wireless Internet
  • Bicycles and Kayaks – Complimentary
  • Private Seafront Pier for Dining, Massage, Relaxation
  • Room Service
  • Gift Shop
  • 400ft of Premier Beach with Cushioned Loungers
  • Lush Tropical Landscaping
  • Picnic Area and Outdoor Kitchen Facilities
  • Meeting Space, Family Games, Book and DVD Video Libraries
  • On–site Golf Cart Rental
  • Welcome Drink, Personal Vase of Flowers and Belizean Chocolates upon Arrival

Luxury Villa Amenities

  • Each of our accommodations comes equipped with
  • Approximately 1000 square feet of Living Area
  • Multi Zoned Air Conditioning
  • Personal Veranda facing the Caribbean
  • Luxury 400TC Linens
  • Luxury Heavyweight Bath and Pool Towels
  • Turkish Robes
  • Hairdryers, Iron and Ironing Board
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Bath Products
  • In-Villa Free Wireless Internet
  • Modern fully equipped Kitchens, Flat Screen TV with Cable and DVD Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washer and Dryer
  • International Telephone
  • In-Room Safes
  • Umbrella



Luxury Partial Seaview Villas
Our one and two–bedroom Luxury Partial Seaview Villas have personal verandas facing the Caribbean and are situated on the first floor, 70 feet from the beach, steps away from either of our two infinity pools and nestled in lush tropical landscapes.

Luxury Seaview Villas
Our one and two bedroom Luxury Seaview Villas are situated on the second floor, have personal verandas facing the Caribbean and are setback about 70 feet from the beach overlooking one of our two infinity pools and the lush gardens, affording magnificent views of the Caribbean.

Luxury Seafront Villas
Our one and two bedroom Luxury Seafront Villas are situated directly on the beach, have personal verandas offering uninterrupted views of the Caribbean. The first-floor Seafront Villas have steps leading down from the veranda directly onto the beach and your awaiting sunlounger. The second-floor Seafront Villas offer an exclusive experience from your personal veranda, affording incredible views of the Caribbean and ideal for skies at sunrise and nocturnal views of the starry skies.

Luxury Seafront Villa (larger)
This Luxury Seafront Villa is situated directly on the beach. It has a wraparound veranda offering uninterrupted views of the Caribbean, with table and chairs for your enjoyment. This second floor villa offers an exclusive experience affording incredible views of the Caribbean, and ideal for skies at sunrise and nocturnal views of the starry skies and the beautifully illuminated pier at Chabil Mar.

Luxury Honeymoon Suite
This Luxury Seafront Villa Suite 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.



  Occupancy Summer Winter Peak
Luxury Partial Sea View 1 bedroom $250 $300 $375
  2 bedrooms $325 $400 $475
Luxury Sea View* 1 bedroom $300 $350 $425
  2 bedrooms $375 $450 $525
Luxury Sea Front* 1 bedroom $350 $425 $500
  2 bedrooms $425 $525 $600
Luxury Sea Front (Larger) 1 bedroom

2 bedroom



Luxury Honeymoon Suite 1 bedroom $375 $475 $525


  • Summer: 1st May to 30th Nov, 2012
  • Winter: 6th Jan to 31st Mar, 2012 & 16th April to 30th April 2012
  • Peak: 1st Dec 2012 to 5th Jan 2013 & 1st to 15th April, 2012

Rate Details

  • * Lofts available in select Seaview and Seafront Villas
  • Add 9% Government Room Tax and 10% Service Charge.
  • All prices are in US$ and are based on single/double occupancy in 1 bedroom villas and single to four person occupancy in 2 bedroom villas. For Additional persons: $50 per person is applied.
  • No additional charge for children under 12 sharing their parent’s room.

Minimum Stay required:

  • 2 nights Summer Season
  • 3 nights Winter Season
  • 4 nights Peak Season

Meal Plans

  • Full Breakfast = $12
  • Lunch = $15
  • Dinner = $35
  • All Meals = $62
  • Please add 12.5% Government Sales Tax and 10% Service Charge to the above rates.



Looking for your dream destination wedding? A honeymoon you’ll rave about for years?

“Beautiful Destination Wedding…We hosted our daughter’s wedding at Chabil Mar and it was a fairy tale event from start to finish.”

“Honeymoon Heaven…I only wish it would have been longer! It’s going to be hard to write in words how much of an amazing time we had, but I will try!”

“A Lot Like Camelot…Chabil Mar was beautiful and the staff made us feel like royalty! I would not hesitate to recommend Chabil Mar…”

Let your event be as special and unique as you are. At Chabil Mar, we believe the details make all the difference. As a boutique resort, we are uniquely positioned to create exactly the destination wedding or honeymoon you’ve dreamed of. Work with your own personal wedding or honeymoon planner to create the perfect backdrop–including flowers, music, food and festivities–for your big day.

From intimate ceremonies on our private palapa on the water to making the entire resort yours for a week–the options are endless. Traveling with a larger group? Make Chabil Mar your resort for the week. That’s right–depending on the size of your party, we can arrange for you and your guests to be the only people staying at the resort for your special day.

And we’ll be with you every step of the way!

Our Destination Wedding Package Includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations in our Honeymoon Suite, bouquets and boutonnières, customized chaisle, an elegant wedding ceremony at the beach or on our pier deck, reception with tropical delights at the beach or around our pools and much more.
  • We will take care of all the required paperwork for your marriage and other in–country arrangements.

All–Inclusive Wedding Packages include:

  • 7 nights accommodation in the sea front Honeymoon Suite with full breakfast each morning
  • Roundtrip airfare between Belize City and Placencia with valet to and from Chabil Mar

On Your Wedding Day:

  • Bride and Groom massage along with facial, manicure and hair–style for the bride
  • Bridal bouquet, corsage and boutonnière
  • Custom–designed wedding cake and bottle of champagne or wine
  • Photographer/videographer
  • Romantic candlelit dinner for two
  • Minister, Justice of Peace or Priest
  • Marriage license fee
  • Contact us to book your destination wedding package.

Wedding Guests and Reception – Available Services:

  • Villas for your Guests
  • Reception
  • Catering
  • Bar Services
  • Music
  • Concierge
  • Tours
  • Belize In–Country Flight Arrangements
  • Off–site Restaurant Reservations

Chabil Mar is large enough to include your family and guests without sacrificing the intimacy your most special occasion deserves.

We handle the details so you can enjoy the moment. Requirements for Getting Married in Belize



Begin your life together in our intimate seaside resort—the only exclusive resort in Placencia that was also recently named one of 2009′s and 2010′s Best Luxury Hotels by Trip Advisor.

Imagine landing in beautiful Belize and being swept away to the quiet luxury of Chabil Mar in Placencia Village, at the end of a 16 mile slice of heaven that is home to some of Belize’s most stunning beaches and pristine, sparkling water. After settling into your lovely luxury villa, you may wish to unwind on your personal verandah, take a swim or relax among our beautiful gardens poolside, before enjoying a candlelit dinner under the stars on our private Palapa pier.

Complete your days with your own special balance of tranquility and activity; snorkeling the warm Caribbean water, beach combing, a couples’ massage, visiting nearby Monkey River and the resident howler monkeys and using your private Chabil Mar golf cart to explore the Village of Placencia, with its friendly people and laid back Caribbean lifestyle and nightlife.

Spend your days exploring thriving rainforests, uncrowded beaches, tiny offshore islands and the world’s second largest barrier reef. Dive into one of two sumptuous infinity pools. Or simply relax on your own private veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

At night, enjoy fresh seafood or local cuisine, cooked–to–order by our attentive staff at Café Mar. Meander into the nearby village of Placencia where you can sample authentic Belizean fare and mingle with the locals. Or, as GQ magazine recently reported, “no one would blame you for holing up” at Chabil Mar with your loved one.

Destination Belize Honeymoon
Begin your life together in our intimate seaside resort—the only exclusive resort in Placencia. Chabil Mar was also recently named one of 2009′s and 2010’s Best Belize Hotels by Trip Advisor.

Belize Jungle and Sea Honeymoon
At Chabil Mar we believe that adventure and romance go hand in hand, and our beautiful Caribbean Front beach setting, luxury accommodations and magnificent gardens, a gentle beach walk from Placencia Village, have a way of bringing out both in people. Add a private 365 acre nature reserve alive with colorful tropical birds and exotic wildlife and you have a dream honeymoon or anniversary that could only happen in Belize. To make this dream Destination Belize Honeymoon a reality . . .

Belize Honeymoon and Sailing
The perfect blend of romance and adventure… A land and sea Belize honeymoon. Embark on your new journey together by spending four nights in pure luxury at Chabil Mar in Placencia, Belize and three nights aboard your own private sailing yacht! This one-of-a-kind package is perfect for newlyweds in search of an unforgettable honeymoon experience.



From diving to deep-sea fishing, the Monkey River to the Mayan ruins, Belize offers an infinite array of vacation options. The Chabil Mar award winning staff makes it easy to plan the perfect trip, tailored to your needs and preferences. We offer a range of Belize Vacation Packages so you can be sure to hit the all highlights. Whether you want an All-Inclusive Vacation Package, Honeymoon, Wedding or Romantic Package, an Adventure or Tour Belize Vacation, you’ll find the perfect itinerary for you.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact Us and we’d be happy to customize a Belize Vacation package just for you.

Belize Jungle & Sea Vacations
Want to experience the best of Belize and all that Belize has to offer with two world-class resorts? Looking for a perfect combination of location, luxury accommodations, Belize adventure and a cultural experience for the entire family? Chabil Mar is conveniently located just 5 minutes from Placencia Village, the closest full service luxury resort to this unique traditional fishing Village. A Family Vacation Package may be just the right thing for you.

Belize Family Vacation Package
Experience the best of Belize with your 7-night Family Vacation Package at Chabil Mar and Placencia.

Belize Sailing Adventure Vacation
Embark on a journey of a lifetime! Spend 4-nights in pure luxury at Chabil Mar in Placencia, Belize and three nights aboard your own private sailing yacht!

Belize Fishing Vacations
Sitting at the end of a 16–mile peninsula, the offshore waters of Placencia Village, and its lagoon, are home to some of the best fishing in the world. Whoever said that a fishing vacation has to mean roughing it, has never been on a fishing vacation Chabil Mar style! Our guests fish to their hearts content and then sink back into the luxury of our pristine resort.

Belize Birding Vacation
For Birders, there is nothing more exciting than seeing a rare specimen up close, hearing its melodic call or marveling at its eloquent silence. Belize’s birds are as diverse as the country itself. Embark on a birding adventure with four distinct locations in Southern Belize.

Belize Dive Vacations
Where else can you dive with massive whale sharks or view massive stalactites and plunging walls one day and explore Mayan Ruins the next, without even moving from your vacation home? In Placencia, Belize! Dive into Southern Belize and include the Laughing Bird Caye National Park, The Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, Glover’s Reef and the world famous Gladden Spit and Blue Hole.

Belize Maya – Be in Belize!
Your 7 days of Maya exploration include visits to the Maya Center Museum for an introductory seminar on the history of the Maya in Belize, along with music and dance demonstrations. Visits to Archeological sites, two Belize Villages and families to learn Maya farming techniques, crafts, food, cooking, farming and medicine round out an educational and adventure package to last a lifetime!

Belize Island Vacations
If your Vacation Plan calls for a combination of rest, relaxation, sea, land and Maya cultural exploration and adventures that only Belize can offer, then how about a private island and immersion in a Belize Village? Chabil Mar partners with the Best of Belize Island Resorts for 7 nights of Belizean bliss and culture in Barefoot Luxury!

All-Inclusive Belize Vacation
Chabil Mar (Mayan for “Beautiful Sea”) sits at the end of a 16–mile peninsula on one of the most beautiful beaches in Belize. Nestled on nearly 400′ of pristine beachfront with views of turquoise lagoons and lush mountains on the west, Chabil Mar is a paradise in the heart of Placencia. From Placencia, all that Belize has to offer is available – Sea adventures, Jungle excursions, Culture (Placencia Fishing Village) and History (Mayan Ruins) – without moving from the convenience and serenity that is the Chabil Mar experience.


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