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2284 Placencia Peninsula Road, Placencia Belize
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  • 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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#3 of 23 hotels in Placencia
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4.8
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4.9
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5.0
Value
4.6
2022 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 Placencia Village 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 Chefs Savino and Ryan, 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
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Car hire
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
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Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Dining area
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Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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Yilsters wrote a review Yesterday
Miami, Florida51 contributions47 helpful votes
If you’re staying in Placencia, this resort is a great option. The villas are spacious, clean and well decorated. The bed and sofas were very comfortable. We spent most of our time lounging on the deck which was furnished with ample seating, an umbrella and a hammock. The grounds are beautifully manicured. The service was amazing and the food was good. The resort is a fifteen minute beach walk to town. It also offers free bikes and golf cart rentals. There is a complimentary shuttle into town as well as the airport. The Splash dive shop is across the street. We had an amazing experience and would stay there again in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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GalScuba wrote a review May 2021
Crestview, Florida485 contributions65 helpful votes
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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 Villas
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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Guide827170 wrote a review Aug 2
Las Vegas, Nevada2 contributions
The room was beautiful and well appointed. Loved how every room has its own porch/patio with hammock that wraps around the villa. Service was impeccable. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. Our stay at Chabil Mar made us fall in love with Belize and we cannot wait to return. What a special place! Beds were comfortable and everything was clean. Full kitchen with glasses, dishes, utensils - we could have cooked a full meal if we wanted to. Coffee maker with complimentary coffee from Belize. It was lovely to enjoy coffee on the porch each morning and watch the iguanas tool around. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in Belize, but worth it to enjoy the breeze coming off the ocean. Two pristine pools on property if you prefer a swim without salt water and the staff will bring you food/beverage wherever you are. It's a dream.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: We had an ocean view room and it was beautiful.
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Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Villas
Responded 6 days ago
Guide827170, such wonderful words to read this morning. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with and Belize. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your experience to Tripadvisor readers. We so much hope that you make good on on coming back to Belize. From all of us at Chabil Mar, happy 2022 and until we meet again. Cheers!
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M B wrote a review Jul 2022
Big Spring, Texas3 contributions4 helpful votes
Staff was attentive and responsive. Entire resort was well-appointed-loved the foot washing stations outside each villa. Comfy beach loungers, beautiful views, relaxing swimming pools, excellent food. We loved it!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
It is so nice to see your review this morning, happynae. Thank you for taking the time to write one for us at Chabil Mar. We do hope you will visit with us again someday. From all of us at Chabil Mar . . . Cheers to you and 2022.
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Science8 wrote a review Jul 2022
Long Island, NY78 contributions90 helpful votes
My family and I (ages 47,46,19,15) spent the second half of our Belize vacation at this resort. We cannot say enough nice things about this place. The maginificent suite, the proximity to the town, the golf cart use, the pools, the drinks, the beach, the kayaks and paddle boards, the food, the service...everything was top notch. We especially loved the breakfast brought to our room each morning. We also had dinner one night on the pier..it was like something out of a movie. There was not one negative comment to say. Thank you so much to adding to a fantastic family vacation.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Room #20!!!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello and good morning, Science8, from all of us at Chabil Mar. We so enjoyed meeting you and your entire family. Thank you so much for choosing us for the beach portion of your Belize vacation. Reading your review this morning has been so nice. Thank you. All the best to you all for the remainder of the year and for many to come. Please visit with us again. We look forward to your return.
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C D F wrote a review Jul 2022
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The service was unbelievable. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Delicious food and drinks, beautiful location and our family of 4 took advantage of everything Chabil Mar and Placencia had to offer. Highly recommend and we would love to return!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Villas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Christine, thank you for choosing Chabil Mar Villas for your Belize family vacation and for taking the time to post a review. All the best to you all for the remainder of 2022 and beyond. We would love for you to return too. Cheers
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Angel C wrote a review Jul 2022
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We just returned from Chabil Mar after a week in paradise. It was truly the perfect family vacation where we made forever memories! We made sure we experienced everything Placencia had to offer and enjoyed every moment. With 3 teenage children (17, 17, 15), it's a job in itself keeping everyone busy and happy but Chabil Mark made parenting easy! With the concierge scheduling everything for us, we went from snorkeling and visiting multiple cayes to ATVing to the Monkey River excursions... We couldn't tell you which was better! Our kids loved that the town of Placencia was a bike ride or beach walk away, which we visited daily if not multiple times a day. The locals are so kind and happy to share their culture with visitors. Between the artsy sidewalk and the street establishments, the food choices kept everyone happy. You can find fine dining to food truck options. We never had a bad meal! Chabil Mar is absolutely gorgeous. The Villa we were in had a loft for a 3rd bedroom and the most beautiful view and a comfy hammock (pretty sure every villa has an amazing view!). The service was outstanding. We especially want to credit Nikita and William. They were always so friendly and helpful. The grounds of the resort are meticulously manicured with gorgeous flowers and sculpted greenery. I personally loved waking up to the 2 iguanas that waited on our deck for their daily visit:) The pool is so welcoming and my kids loved that it never closed! The beach is beautiful with comfortable loungers and we especially loved relaxing on the pier and jumping off into the water. We kayaked, paddleboarded, played lawn games, swam in pool daily, snorkeled, rented golf carts, bicycled, dined, you name it we did it. We thank Chabil Mar for an amazing week and we hope to see you again soon!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
So much fun watching and enjoying your Belize family vacation right along with you. From all of us at Chabil Mar, we thank you for choosing Chabil Mar. Nikita and William said to say hello. We look forward to a return visit someday. Your family is awesome.
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donnap wrote a review Jun 2022
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Wonderful staff and accommodations. Dining at the resort was wonderful. Food was excellent. Celebrated our anniversary with a private dinner on the pier at Chabil Mar. We will definitely return here the next time we visit Belize.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Chabil Mar, Guest Services / Front Office at Chabil Mar Villas
Responded Jun 29, 2022
Hello, Frazier. Good morning from all of us at Chabil Mar. It was our pleasure to be your home away from home in Belize. Thank you very much for posting a review and sharing your experience. We look forward to your visit in 2023. Remember, you promised. Cheers!
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Ponyboy2013 wrote a review Jun 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent service. Beautiful grounds. Food was top notch Great location, close to Palencia Would highly recommend !! Only complaints; Drinks a little overpriced Several paddles for paddle boards and kayaks were broken.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 28, 2022
Good morning, Ponyboy. Thank you so much for the review. We are so pleased to read it and for your highly recommend. We have been having a difficult time sourcing the kayak equipment this year. It's on our radar and we hope to have that situation resolved soon. Next time you visit, we guarantee the best of kayak equipment. From all of us at Chabil Mar, our sincerest thanks for choosing us for your Placencia, Belize vacation.
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Maggie Antoon wrote a review Jun 2022
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My sister got married at Chabil Mar in May, and the staff went above and beyond to make it the most perfect day. Anything we needed, they made it happen. Yes, the property is SPECTACULAR to say the least, but the staff is the reason that we will be back again and again. The most kind and accommodating people. Thank you to everyone at Chabil Mar that treated us like family and putting on the most perfect wedding!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 23, 2022
Thank you so very much for your review, Maggie. Every wedding at Chabil Mar is an honor and joy for us to host. When the bride and groom's family and guests reserve the entire resort it is an extra special work of art for us. Thank you for your sharing your experience. We look forward to meeting so many of you in future years for leisurely Belize vacations. All the best of health and happiness in 2022. See you next year.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chabil Mar Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Chabil Mar Villas?
Nearby attractions include Kaj Expressions Placencia (0.7 miles), Tipsy Tuna (0.6 miles), and Barefoot Bar (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chabil Mar Villas?
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 Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Chabil Mar Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chabil Mar Villas?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chabil Mar Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brewed Awakenings, Barefoot Bar, and De Tatch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chabil Mar Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Chabil Mar Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chabil Mar Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Chabil Mar Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, Chabil Mar Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Chabil Mar Villas 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 Villas?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.