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Chabil Mar
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We went to chabil mar for a relaxing get-away and it definitely delivered. From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were treated like royalty. The staff was always willing to go the extra mile. When my husband was having trouble with his cell phone they took the phone to town to have it looked at while we were on a tour. From the ladies at the front desk to the security guard Silvino, to Deshaun the bartender, everyone went above and beyond to make sure our stay was memorable.

We went on the monkey river tour with Percy and to the cockscomb wildlife preserve with Zeph.. They both did an excellent job! We had massages with Lek and Roger, they were fabulous.

The pictures you see on the resort website don't even do it justice. You can look for a bad review but you won't find one and everything you read is absolutely true! I only hope I get the opportunity to go back.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

My husband and I just recently stayed at Chabil Mar for a belated 40th birthday celebration. From the moment we arrived, the staff was incredibly warm, friendly and helpful. We were very impressed with the grounds of the resort and had a wonderful view of the ocean from our room. We did not have a hammock on our patio, so, when I asked if there was one on the grounds that I could use, they came the following morning to our cabana, while we were out snorkeling, and put up a hammock for our personal use. From the massage on the beach to the food and drinks at the resort, everything was wonderful. DeShaun, the bartender, made the best ginger mojito I have ever had! Awesome staff, beautiful place and amazing experience. We definitely plan on coming back!

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1  Thank Gina H
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Chabil Mar provided the best of three great family visits to Belize. The staff, and the quality of the facility, kept all ten family members - three generations ranging from 77 to 3 - totally happy. The activities arranged by the concierge - Marli and Tiffany - provided the adventure and education we were after - especially for the grandchidren. Their selection of guides was right on for our needs. Every morning, our delicious breakfast arrived plus or minus of 1 minute from the request made the night before - even for the 5:15 am required by the Scarlet Macaw Birding Tour. That's over the top!!! And for an old fly fisherman, 10 Bonefish release before noon will live in the memories of son and Dad for a song time. For active families, who also cherish some delightful "downtime", Chabil Mar is the place in Belize.

Room Tip: Rooms #6 and #9 offer great views, are right in the middle of activities, but offer peace and privac...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Rodhouseti
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We travel as a family a fair amount and this is hands down the best resort experience we've ever had. The staff is amazing - Althea took care of all booking with tours and puddle jumper home so I didn't have to. And the guides they use were fantastic. All staff are friendly and customer service pros. The grounds and villas are just beautiful and well maintained. My daughter loved finding "her" iguana each day in the beautiful flowers. Having the kitchen and the washer/dryer made the vacation. Putting stinky seawater clothes in the wash was fantastic so bring 3-in-1 wash sheets with you. And having cold beer, snacks, coffee and breakfast stuff at the ready (there is a brand new nice grocery just up the road) was the best. The beds are so comfy - linens were of excellent quality. So were bath toiletries. Good soaps, shampoos, lotions.

The food was just amazing. We brought our fresh caught fish back and the kitchen sent up what is undoubtedly the best meal we have ever had. They started with sushi and then sent banana leaf baked, mango sauce, grilled fish, and rice, potatoes and perfectly cooked vegetables. Divine.

Overall I just can't rave enough. I wish I could win lotto and live there...

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank wegs3000
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Chabil Mars was a great place to honeymoon! The resort itself is breathtaking- flowers everywhere. The villa was immaculate and perfect- even though we hardly spend any time in there! The staff was awesome- front desk staff was always friendly and helpful, Silvino the security guard checked on us everyday and made us feel at home, and Danny gave plenty of fishing advice! They made us feel at home.
Even though the resort was fairly full it never felt that way. My husband and I were usually the only ones in the pool, and there was always a chair on the beach available.
We rode into Placencia almost everyday to eat and felt safe walking around- Cozy Corner, DeTatch, and Rumfish were our favorites!
Book your tours through the hotel even though they are slightly more expensive- we tried a place in town and were really disappointed and ended up using Tifanny and Natalie to help us out- it was great!
I hope we get to go back one day!

Room Tip: Villa 11 was great- second floors definitely had the better views....
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Nice location, food served anyplace you want to abd free bikes for the short ride to town.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

This was an absolutely wonderful place to spend a week with my family. The rooms were delightful, everyone on the staff was outstanding and the topper was the outdoor bar...this was a wonderful meeting spot in the late afternoon to catch up with other guests and/or villa owners. The bartender, Deshaun, is an absolute magician at his craft and we enjoyed some of the most creative and tastiest cocktails ever. The food was outstanding and the variety of spots on the property to enjoy lunch and dinner were spectacular. This is a wonderful resort with all the amenities one could ask for. I just hope that Deshaun will stay so I can enjoy more of his creations on my next visit.

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1  Thank Ned P
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Additional Information about Chabil Mar

Address: Placencia Road, Placencia, Belize
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Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
#1 Family Hotel in Placencia
#1 Spa Hotel in Placencia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Placencia
Price Range: $384 - $868 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chabil Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chabil Mar is the Guest Exclusive Resort of Placencia, Belize. All Caribbean Front Villas and the closest full service resort to the Village of Placencia. Restaurant and Bar, two infinity beach-side pools, private beach and pier, on-site concierge services to include tour and adventure reservations. Villas are approximately 1000 square feet of living space, include a personal veranda. Al fresco dining throught the resort. A stroll along the beach, bicycle, kayak or golf cart provides easy, at your leisure access, to all Village activities. Specialize in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. ... more   less 
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