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“Simply the Best in Luxury, Location, and Service!”
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Chabil Mar
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2011

This was my second stay at Chabil Mar in Placencia, Belize and if possible, it was even better than the first.

The staff is second to none when it comes to service. Natalie and Althea (front office) and Amin, Fermin, Richard, and Danny (wait staff) will ensure that all of your needs are met and do so with incredible personalities and smiles. Although I did not catch any of their names, I also need to mention the groundskeepers and maintenance crew. They did an incredible job of keeping the resort in pristine condition. This year's trip featured something really special...chef Isaac. We spent a day fishing at the reef and brought back tuna, dorado (mahi-mahi), and snapper. Chef Isaac cooked the fish to perfection in three different styles and produced one of the best meals that I have ever had. It was definitely a dinner that I will always remember!

The location of Chabil Mar is perfect. It is a short walk or golf cart ride to the fishing village of Placencia. The resort is ocean front but also provides fantastic views of the lagoon (on the west side) and the Mayan mountains. The units at Chabil Mar are the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The are spacious both inside and out (large porches with dining areas and lounge chairs). The units condo all of the modern amenities however, we did not turn the TV on a single time in the week that we were there. We were too busy enjoying the pools, the bar, and the beach!

If you are looking to experience Placencia but do not want to sacrifice luxury, I would highly recommend Chabil Mar.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Chabil Mar for our honeymoon and it was sub-par at best. If you are looking for the resort feel with clean and beautiful amenities I would not recommend this place. The staff was wonderful but it did not make up for the rest of the stay. The entire property is privately owned condos that people rent out, not my idea of a gorgeous once in a lifetime experience. I also felt that the hotels website was misleading. The pictures they provide of the accommodations are sparse, now I know why. There are many wonderful recommendations on this hotel but unless you are a family with 3 kids this place really isn't for you! These are fully functional PERSONAL condos,NOT hotel rooms.

Room Tip: Personal Condos, NOT a hotel
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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

We kicked off our honeymoon with five nights at Chabil Mar. The beach is pristine, the food is good, the drinks are great (thank you Fermin for those awesome margaritas!!), the service is incredible, and overall it was a super-relaxing and friendly paradise.

Our only complaint is that we wished that the pool right outside of the honeymoon suite was designated as an adults-only pool... there was a big and noisy family that didn't seem to care much that there were other people staying at the hotel.

Definitely reserve dinner on the pier! And, sign up for the Percy - King of the Howlers - tour of Monkey River. His stories will keep you entertained for days... Also, we rode bikes into Placencia twice and that was a great way to travel... no need to rent a golf cart unless you are adverse to bike riding!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank akdp
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

Very nice resort in quiet little town in Belize.

Had a great time, service was impeccable, spacious villa with beautiful beach and very well tendered grounds and pool.

Barmen, Dany and Amin were awesome and Tiffany on the front desk very helpful. We'd certainly go again if visiting Placencia.

Minor complaint - the wifi was very very intermittent through out the resort.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

We recently visited Chabil Mar on our honeymoon. We cannot say enough good things about the villas, the service, the pools, the beach, the bar and the wonderful staff. We visited Xunantanich, went cave tubing and snorkeling... also had massages on the beach and a wonderful dinner on the pier. Everything was fantastic!! We had to extend our stay by 5 nights when my husband developed ear infections. Althea and Natalie were so kind and helpful in getting in touch with and to the doctor, and were also willing to take us to Belize City when we thought we had to see a specialist. Amin and Fermin were great too- so nice and great service!! We would most definitely recommend Chabil Mar. We will be going back!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

I am the president of a Home Owners Association for Hopkins Bay Resort in Hopkins Bay Belize and had heard about Chabil-Mar and made contact with them to visit their property and WOW - were we impressed.

The entire property was impeccable and the management team was highly attentive to guests needs. The location was also great and in walking distance to Placencia by beach or road.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 26, 2011

Very nice facility, warm staff and great service. When we couldn't get our computer to work (wi-fi not quite up) office staff let us use hotel computer. Grounds were very pretty and well maintained. Unit was very nice and the bed was deliteful.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chabil Mar

Address: Placencia Road, Placencia, Belize
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Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center 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 Family Hotel in Placencia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Placencia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia
#1 Spa Hotel in Placencia
Price Range: $292 - $624 (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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Also Known As:
Chabil Mar Hotel Placencia
Chabil Mar Placencia
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