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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
  • Paid 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.
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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
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best

There’s a slice of paradise waiting for you at a resort that is pure Belize "State of Mind", Chabil Mar Villas. The Mayan name translates as “Beautiful Sea,” but it’s our carefully crafted intimate property and its superior hospitality and service that grabs the attention.

Where guests are treated to an idyllic balance of luxury, privacy, and Belize daily life & culture as the only Guest Exclusive Resort on the Placencia Peninsula and an envious location, a stroll along the beach to Placencia Village.

An All-Villa Caribbean-Front boutique resort, featuring individualized decor by “Collaborative Designs of Belize”, crafted from locally grown hardwoods and the colorful artwork of local artisans, co-mingles with dripping signature flora and 400 feet of private beach and pier.

Delight in our passion for Belize cuisine, prepared by our award-winning Chef Daniel, at our seaside al fresco Café Mar or opt for dining via our distinctive “Roaming Butler Service” throughout our private oasis. We invite you to experience our enthusiasm for creating your customized Belize vacation.

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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
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
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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NBegley wrote a review Apr 10
Parker, Colorado33 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our fourth time down to Placencia and our first at Chabil Mar, and we LOVED IT beyond what any words can say. The grounds are spectacular, the pools are pristine, it’s in an ideal part of Placencia town - far enough to have peace and quiet but close enough t walk to EVERYTHING in town - the rooms were amazing (my family rented three separate villas), and the staff...OH MY GOD, THE STAFF ARE THE BEST EVER! Every single person we met on staff I feel like I can now call a friend: Sheldon, Nikita, Jordan, Nathalie, Ferdinand, Daniel, Oscar, Donas, Chris, and so many more, THANO YOU for making our family trip so magical in every way. We didn’t have to lift a finger or think, and after a very long year with exceptional family health issues, this trip was just what the doctor ordered. There is no question we will return. What a true gem in every way!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Begley! Wow, so great to meet you and you family. Thank you for choosing Chabil Mar this time for this family get-a-way. As they say, four times are a charm! :-) Oh, yes, that's three times, but anyway, we are happy to hear that Chabil Mar is your number 1 choice for now on in Placencia. That is very special to us. Thank you for all of our staff and the special mentions. We are so proud of them. Time and time again they are singled out in our reviews and that helps us and them know how much they are appreciated. We look for a repeat visit sometime. In the meantime, wishing all of your family from all of your Belize family here at Chabil Mar a wonderful 2021! Cheers!
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Mark H wrote a review Aug 2020
San Diego, California2 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I am reluctant to write this review since I don’t want to compete with others booking my slot for me next family vacation to Chabil Mar. This place is absolutely amazing. First and foremost, Chabil Mar is located in Placencia which is about 2 ½ drive from Belize City or 30 minute puddle jumper airplane. Transportation is widely available land or air. Where do I start… 1- This is a small resort where you find or feel that the servicing staff is almost 1 to 1 for every guest. Everyone is extremely friendly and accommodating. Example… We took in some sun too much one day and the staff noticed the same (we didn’t ask). The staff picked a fresh Aloe stalk from their onsite landscaping to rub on the burns. 2- Food is amazing and cooked to order. It’s not out of the ordinary to see the staff picking herbs or fruits grown on the property to go into the meal or your drinks (Can’t get any fresher than that). 3- Property is calm, peaceful and tranquil with no riff raff. 4- Views are spectacular from the property which has a deck right on the water. You can eat any meal on there. 5- I’m a fisherman and ended up fishing off the dock every morning and night. They have 4-5 foot tarpon mixed in with some barracuda hanging around the deck lights at night. Staff will direct you to a place in town where you can pick up a cheap fishing pole and gear (e.g. $30 US). 6- There are various toys that are completely included in your stay which include bikes for strolls into town, Kayaks (single and double) and snorkel gear (which is quite nice view in the blue water). 7- The hotel rents golf carts which is primary mode of transportation in town. If you want a break from the peace of Chabil Mar 8- There are two pools located on site which are infinity overlooking the Caribbean. 9- Short distance into Placencia village which you can either walk, drive, bike, golf cart or just ask the staff and they will take you via shuttle for free. 10- Rooms are very nice and all unique equipped with everything to include stove, oven, microwave, full sized refrigerator, comfortable beds and daily cleaning service. Security – Placencia is very safe with my family taking many midnight strolls on the beach into town. Chabil Mar adds another layer of safety by having a guard walk the beach all day and night. As indicated, I did a lot of fishing from the dock and the security guards were not always visible but were great resources of where the fish are. There is really no comparison with this place as Belize is considerably different than other popular locations such as Mexico. This place can be taken in with your own pace whereas some other “all-inclusive or like” properties treat their guest like huge herds of cattle with buffets, activities and thousands of people on the property. Lets put it this way, I have been going to Chabil Mar religiously over the past 3 years and see the same staff members and often find other repeat guest that vacation with us around the same time. This place will not disappoint.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Chabil Mar, Marketing at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Hello, Top Notch. Thank you so very much for this wonderful review and, most of all, for being part of the Chabil Mar family of repeat guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. We re-open this week. Oh what a wonderful feeling to be seeing guests again. From all of us at Chabil Mar, we wish you all of the best in these trying times.
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rafandcarla wrote a review Apr 10
Baltimore, Maryland17 contributions4 helpful votes
You won't regret coming to Belize and staying at Chabil Mar. Villas are spacious, quiet, and comfortable; staff are extremely friendly and helpful. As things reopen from COVID, everyone is extremely appreciative of our tourism as well. Easy walk, bike or golf cart ride to town where you can snorkel or dive, grab a bit, get souvenirs, and sample some great gelato. The beach and pools at Chabil Mar are lovely if you. just want a quiet day without a tour or hike. We can't recommend Chabil Mar enough!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, RafandCarla. So glad to hear how much you enjoyed Chabil Mar and took advantage of our location near the Village. It's nice to have the quiet, i.e. Relax at Chabil Mar and then Recharge, by going to the Village whenever you want that vibe. Oh yes . . . the gelato. Awesome, right? Tutti Fruiti gelato is the very best. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate it very much. From all of us at Chabil Mar, we wish a 2021 full of memories and progressively good times!
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Henry E wrote a review Apr 7
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Chabil Mar is simply wonderful. Nikita is truly one of the kindest most hardworking people we’ve ever met and she made our stay perfect! The entire staff is phenomenal and the hotel itself is unmatched!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Good morning, 813henrye. Thank you for making our entire day with your wonderful review. Nikita sends a special thank you. Of course, we are always pleased to receive another 5 Star review, but words like "Amazing" are pretty special to hear. We do hope you will come back to visit with us again someday. Until then, happy 2021 from all of us at Chabil Mar! Cheers!
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Scott R wrote a review Apr 4
Downers Grove, Illinois23 contributions
We just returned from a great vacation in Belize and Chabil Mar was the perfect place to stay. The resort is beautiful, perfectly located just north of the village and only a minute or two away by golf cart. The staff is amazing, especially the concierge members Nikita and Sheldon who set us up with the best tours in Belize. Bartenders Ferdinand and Oscar were great and shared the best local restaurant advice. Ryan was so helpful in providing a ride when we needed one. And the food was great too from chef Daniel. We will definitely be back again, hopefully soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, Scott, it was great to meet you and your family. Crazy good times we watched you have. That always makes our heart skip a beat! Awesome. Thank you for choosing Chabil Mar for your Belize family vacation. We share all of our reviews with our staff so you can be assured that Nikita, Sheldon, Ferdinand, Oscar, Chef Daniel and Ryan know how much you enjoyed their service. They have all been with us for quite a few years. We love them too. Your review is so great to read. So glad you loved being able to get into the Village whenever you wanted. All of our guests love being able to do that whenever they wanted by walking along the beach, biking, golf carting or requesting a ride from Ryan in the Chabil Mar van, especially in the evenings. I'm sure you found many fun things to keep you coming back for more in the Village in the shops, along the narrow beach sidewalk, beach bars etc. Now that you promised to be back again, we are going to hold you to that! Cheers and happy 2021 from all of us at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Beach Resort.
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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 Tipsy Tuna (0.6 miles), Barefoot Bar (0.5 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.