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Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort

2284 Placencia Peninsula Road, Placencia Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 24 hotels in Placencia
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
At Chabil Mar guests are treated to an idyllic balance of privacy, as the only Guest-Exclusive Resort on the Placencia Peninsula, and convenient/leisurely access to the Village of Placencia's daily life & culture due to our envious location, a stroll along the beach, a five minute bike ride, kayak or paddle board away. Chabil Mar, Maya for “Beautiful Sea”, drips in tropical flora by Alberto, co-mingling with 400 feet of private beach, 2 infinity beach-side pools and private pier. Twenty-one sea-facing villas, between 925 & 2000 sq ft., + personal veranda and hammock, grace the boutique resort. Furnished in comfort and décor by “Belize Collaborative Designs”, each Villa accentuates our attention to our True-to-Belize environment via locally-grown hardwoods and the colorful artwork of local artisans. On-site, guests feast on all meals & local cuisine by Chef Daniel, via our unique “Roaming Butler Service” throughout our private naturally Belize oasis. You choose where to dine or enjoy your favorite cocktail, on the beach or pier, poolside or bar/lounge and, of course, delivered, if you prefer, to your Villa veranda. This is Butler service all of our guests enjoy, their favorite way! Our on-site Concierge, Guest Services Team and Beach Captain are your connection to getting to know Placencia, getting to know Belize, and, of course, melding into our guest exclusive boutique services. We invite you to experience our enthusiasm for creating your customized Belize vacation in our Naturally Belize slice of paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Banquet room
Couples massage
Full body massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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trc09 wrote a review Oct 12
Houston120 contributions21 helpful votes
We recently spent 10 days at Chabil Mar. Having visited & stayed in Placencia many time, we decided to try a new property. On the recommendation of a past employee, we decided to stay at Chabil Mar The property is beautiful; secluded & quiet.. From the attentiveness of the entire staff to the comfort of our villa, it was a most enjoyable & relaxing 10 days. Our oceanfront villa was perfect for our needs. We spent many hours just relaxing; whether by the pools, beach or our porch. The villa had a well equipped kitchen & we took advantage of the gas BBQ grills several times. The meals that Chef prepared for us were excellent; I especially enjoyed the fresh fish dishes & the carrot/coconut soup. We plan to return Placencia in March/April & hope that we will be guests again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Good morning, trc09. It was such a pleasure to meet you and get to chat with you about your previous visits to Placencia as well as your other travels throughout the world. It is always so nice to hear how much a guest has enjoyed their stay at Chabil Mar, from someone that is so well traveled. It is very special indeed. We wish you the best of new travels and, of course, we look forward to your return trip in March or April. (Hint: please don't wait too long to make your reservations for the spring. We are getting a lot of requests) All the best of the rest of 2021 and a happy 2022 to you and wife, from all of us at Chabil Mar!
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GalScuba wrote a review May 2021
Crestview, Florida485 contributions62 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This little resort has the BEST staff ever. The resort itself is amazingly beautiful which makes it the perfect place to relax, get away, and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Even before I arrived, the staff was taking care of me via WhatsApp. My flight was delayed, making me spend my first night in Miami instead of Placencia. Then it was delayed again the next day, allowing me to BARELY make it on the last flight out of BZE. Via WhatsApp, they reassured me and rebooked my flights out of BZE to later flights, taking that headache off of me. Once I arrived, the stress of the flight delays melted away within seconds. I was picked up at the airport, given a clean cold rag to wash off, and given a welcome drink (rum optional) that was amazing. A few minutes later, I arrived at the resort. They gave me a tour and showed me to my villa. I was able to pick up the phone and order an amazing shrimp carbonara in my villa, and relax to the sound of the waves. Daniel’s food creations are AMAZING. Every single meal that I ordered (and I ordered a lot during my short stay) was perfection. I may have ordered the cream cheese stuffed French toast more than once. The fresh pineapple juice was to die for! Food was delivered so quickly. I don’t know how they do it, but they make you feel like their only guest. I would be laying by the pool and they’d come ask me if I needed snacks, drinks, or refills and then promptly deliver. The walk into town via the beach was beautiful. I did a little shopping in town and the people were so friendly. The grounds at Chabil Mar are perfectly manicured with all kinds of colorful flowers and lush greenery. The infinity pools are not only relaxing, but are beautiful. And, of course the beautiful sea just makes the view breathtaking. I never felt unsafe - crime or COVID. There is hand sanitizer everywhere and they do temperature checks upon request. I also got my required departure COVID test on site, so I didn’t even have to leave. Some places are easy to check off the list of must-see places, but this is one I will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded May 21, 2021
Hello, GalScuba. So wonderful to meet you. Your review is so special to us! Our reviews often give us 5 Stars for the awesome service by our staff, and the situation you found yourself in exemplifies everything we are so proud of our staff for, i.e. when they are faced with an unexpected challenge that a guest finds themselves in, and work so hard and diligently to resolve it so efficiently, as they did for you. I'll take a moment to share a bit of history regarding the development of the Chabil Mar (Maya for "Beautiful Sea") ​Mission. From the day we opened we knew we had a visual gem on our hands that we were thrilled to share with the world of visitors we were about to meet and greet. The one non-visible experience we knew we wanted to add to our natural beauty was superior 5 Star-Plus Service. So, when we receive reviews and comments from our guests that their service was extraordinary, like yours, we are especially pleased to read them. Thank you for taking the time to share your Chabil Mar Story. It is dear to our hearts. We shall share it with our entire staff, of course, and let them know how much their hard work is appreciated. We look forward to your return and wish you a very happy best of the rest of 2021, from all of us at Chabil Mar. We are proud to be on your list of must-see, must-visit-again places. Cheers!
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FrequentFlier568382 wrote a review Sep 2021
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Everything at Chabil Mar was fabulous! The staff was wonderful caring and couldn't do enough for us. The villa was excellent and I could find nothing to complain about. Stay there if ou want a great vacation experience!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Frequent Flier. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you now become a Frequent Chabil Mar Guest as well! We really enjoyed reading your review this morning about your great vacation experience. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. From all of us at Chabil Mar, we wish you all the best for the remainder of 2021 and a Happy, Healthy 2022! Cheers!
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Nicole C wrote a review Aug 2021
Jacksonville, United States386 contributions38 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort! We experienced outstanding hospitality from the moment that we opened the lobby doors until the moment that we checked out. Upon arrival, Naquita (Concierge) and William (Waiter) greeted us with welcome drinks and warm smiles. Nathalie checked us in and provided restaurant options. Afterwards, Naquita provided a tour of the property and advised of all of the amenities (complimentary bicycles, kayaks, etc.). After reviewing options, she booked massages for the group and ensured that we could have breakfast and dinner at the pier. William was our waiter throughout the stay and was extremely professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Naquita always ensured that we had everything that we needed and was available to assist with reservations and suggestions for exploring the area. We were in Villa 18, and delighted at the space (the kitchen was nicely decorated). There were fresh flowers, a personalized card, complimentary masks, a customized newsletter and travel sized bottles of rum. We were advised that villas are owned by different people and no two villas are decorated the same. Since the property has a small number of villas (I think 20 or 22), we did not have to worry about being bombarded with crowds. The resort was very quiet and I enjoyed my time lounging on the beach and the pier (although I never saw anyone in the ocean during my entire stay). We were able to ride bikes into town (about a ten minute ride each way). There is onsite security which provided an extra layer of comfort. The food was average, and exploring some of the local restaurants is an option (Maya Beach Hotel Bistro is a good option). Siri, the masseuse was absolutely AMAZING! We scheduled her with three back-to-back sessions. We were given the option to have the massage in the villa or on the beach. We all opted for the beach and did not regret it. It was a very peaceful and relaxing experience. If staying at Chabil Mar, I highly recommend treating yourself to a massage on the beach with Siri (be mindful of the time of day to avoid the mosquitos). If I ever find myself in Belize again, I will be intentional about staying at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort! I appreciate all of the assistance from the staff, especially Naquita, Nathalie and William!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Book an oceanfront room
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Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded Sep 2, 2021
Hello, Nicole. We are so very grateful to you for sharing your Chabil Mar experience during your Belize vacation with us and all who may be considering Chabil Mar for their vacation or romantic getaway. We want to thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review and will let Nikita, William, Natalie and Siri know how much you appreciated their hard work. All the best to you. We look forward to your return visit. From all of us at Chabil Mar . . . Cheers!
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Maps32119101428 wrote a review Aug 2021
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We were welcomed at the Placencia airport by Chabil Mar staff who gave us cold cloths to refresh us as well as a cold bottle of water. Once we got to the resort we were given a personal tour on our way to our villa. Every staff member demonstrated safety protocols in defense of COVID. They were friendly and helpful and knew who we were and that we belonged there! The villa was well appointed, there were supplies to make your own morning coffee and the view from our villa patio was welcoming, we could see the infinity pool and beyond that the Caribbean Sea. The food and drinks were delicious, I especially loved the fresh continental breakfast. This was just what we needed!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded Sep 2, 2021
Good morning, Maps. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your welcome to Placencia and Chabil Mar for all of our guests. Thank you for your review. All the best to you and your family from all of us at Chabil Mar. We do hope to see you again in 2022! Cheers!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Barefoot Bar (0.5 miles), Tipsy Tuna (0.6 miles), and Treasure Box (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brewed Awakenings, Barefoot Bar, and De Tatch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Placencia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.