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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 23/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 23 hotels in Placencia
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Placencia, Belize is a 16 mile long peninsula. The Village of Placencia, which is the population center of the peninsula where you will find shops, the school, multiple dining options, nightlife and markets, is at the very end of the peninsula. If you want to be near Placencia Village during your Belize vacation, to enjoy the shops, dining, nightlife and culture of Belize with ease and at your leisure, being close or in the Village would be your preference. Do you desire a Boutique Private Luxury Resort AND the ability to stroll the beach or bike to Placencia Village with ease and at your leisure . . . to dine and relax in the privacy of a Full-Service resort? Choose Chabil Mar, Maya for Beautiful Sea", for a premier private location in Placencia Village, award winning 5 Star service, and Luxury Accommodations on 400 feet of private beach and pier on the Caribbean Sea. The nature of our boutique luxury resort is its story and service execution . . . Chabil Mar is at once classic and contemporary in design, modern and traditional in its Belizean beauty, with a relaxing "Distinctly Belize" atmosphere that is intimate, exciting and inviting, immersed in our ultimate adventure vacation country. Wrapped in lush gardens of Belize flora and fauna, uniquely represented by all regions of our diverse geography . . . the mystic rain forests to our west, the sandy beaches of our coast and the ancient Mayan symbol, the Ceiba Tree, our Resort is a visually stunning Caribbean-front environment. True to the gifts that nature has bestowed on Belize, our Villas are all Sea-Facing, proudly infused with local art, artifacts and Belize décor of modern amenities and conveniences, all proudly inspired by our lush and beautiful country! Villas options include 950 Sq. Ft. to 2000 Sq. Ft of Living Space and Personal Verandas with hammocks to view the Caribbean. Choose from the 1 and 2 bedroom options (loft optional). We proudly honor the natural beauty of our Belize topography and the wealth of our ancient Maya history in our accommodations, our property and our hospitality. Beauty by Belize, Luxury by Design!
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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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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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N C wrote a review 24 Jan
56 contributions12 helpful votes
Chabil Mar has taken all the necessary recommendations to make their resort safe and still comfortable. There are numerous hand sanitizing stations, all staff wear masks and housekeeping is done while the guests are out of the villas. We visit Chabil Mar yearly and were not disappointed this year. The village of Placencia has been hit hard by COVID and a nightly curfew, so we decided to eat and drink primarily at the resort. The food, as always, was delicious from Chef Daniel. The staff could not have been more accomodating, especially the bar staff. We had a relaxing and effortless vacation.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: All villas have a view of the water and/or pool. No bad locations.
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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
1 Helpful vote
Response from Chabil Mar, Marketing at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 12 Oct 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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Anne Catherine L wrote a review 9 Jan
3 contributions
The perfect start to our honeymoon! The staff was unbelievably kind from the moment we were picked up in a private shuttle at the Placencia airport. We were given a tour of the property upon arrival and greeted with drinks while our luggage was taken to our room. Our villa had everything you could need for just a few days - full kitchen, spacious wrap-around balcony, two bathrooms, large master suite, washer & dryer, WiFi, and even American cable TV. We loved the semi-all-inclusive aspect too. Most meals were included with our stay, and since there’s no restaurant area, you can eat anywhere on the resort. We had breakfast on our porch every morning with a beautiful view of the beach. The staff arranged everything for us- two tours offsite, a massage on the beach, golf cart and van shuttle access to Placencia village, and all transportation to & from the airport and our next destination. We cannot recommend this relaxing oasis enough!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Chabil Mar, Marketing at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Anne, wishing you and your husband all of the best that 2021 can bring to you. It was an honor for us, as it is for all honeymoon couples, for you to select Chabil Mar to celebrate your wonderful occasion. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the personal touches and attention that we provided and how much you enjoyed your dining and semi-inclusions. We do hope you will visit with us again someday. Perhaps to celebrate your first anniversary! Cheers from all of us at Chabil Mar.
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Angela C wrote a review 3 Jan
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely accommodations. Superb location, close to town, but not too close. Wonderful people working there, attentive and fun! Great food and atmosphere. Dining is when and where you want it, your room, balcony, on the pier, on the deck, at the bar, so many options! Truly a wonderful getaway. Especially in this COVID era. The staff took the cleaning and safety of everyone to a high level. Temperature checks daily and disinfection available all around the property. When I suggested something to disinfect the communal bikes, it was done immediately. A side note is that it is family-friendly, which is good for families. However, as a couple traveling, we found it to be not quite as peaceful when multiple families with children arrived. That said, overall we found it to be just what we needed. A safe, comfortable, and truly enjoyable time. Our evenings at the bar were a hoot, DeShawn has contagious laughter, and we enjoyed talking with him, Ferdinand other Chabil staff. Nikita was a gracious host and the other front office and concierge were always on top of things. Chris the manager went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of! Overall everyone working there made the stay more enjoyable.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Chabil Mar, Marketing at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Angela, just WOW! What a great way for me to start my day, to read and reply to your great review. We cannot thank you enough for your review, but first and foremost, we want to thank you for choosing Chabil Mar for your Belize vacation. We share all of our reviews with our staff. DeShaun, Ferdinand and Nikita said to say thank you for mentioning them and for your kind comments. We do hope you will visit with us again someday! Wishing you all the best that 2021 can bring.
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Doug W wrote a review Dec 2020
Snoqualmie, Washington31 contributions36 helpful votes
Chabil Mar set the bar very high for our Belize vacation. The service, cleanliness, and location were impeccable. Would happily stay there again and recommend any other guests traveling to Belize to do the same.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Chabil Mar, Marketing at Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, Doug! Greetings from Chabil Mar. It was such a pleasure to me you and your family. Thank you for choosing Chabil Mar for your Belize vacation. We are so pleased to read your review of your experience with us. From all of us at Chabil Mar Resort, we wish you the happiest and healthiest of years ahead. Happy 2021
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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 (0.9 km), Barefoot Bar (0.8 km), and Treasure Box (1.1 km).
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 Afrodite Caffe' and Bar.
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 0.9 km away from the centre 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.