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Chabil Mar

  • 2284 Placencia Rd. Map It
  • Placencia
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Beautiful grounds
  • Luxurious condos
  • Lovely stretch of beach
  • Every comfort and convenience at hand


  • Expensive, but worth it

Updated 09/03/2013

Fodor's Review

Chabil Mar means "beautiful sea" in Ket'chi Mayan, and the sea and almost 400 feet of beach are indeed gorgeous at this gated luxury condo resort. The villas are tastefully designed and luxuriously furnished. Although each one is different, they're all upscale, with features such as marble floors, original art, and four-poster king beds. There's a great attention to detail here, from topiary figures created from shrubbery to daily scrubbing of the two swimming pools to

superb service from the staff. You can now take any or all of your meals at Chabil Mar—on your veranda, in your suite, by the pool, or (with reservations) on the romantically lighted pier. If you'd rather sample local restaurants and bars, it's a moderate walk or a short taxi, bike, or golf cart ride into Placencia village. Chabil Mar offers a large portfolio of dive, snorkeling, fishing, and soft adventure tours.

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Hotel Information


Main road north of Placencia Village, 2284 Placencia Rd., Placencia, Belize

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523-3606; 866-417-2377-in U.S. and Canada

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 19 villas
  • Rate includes No meals; All meals; Some meals

Updated 09/03/2013

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Jan 20, 2011

Chabil Mar Villas Review

Stayed at Chabil Mar in November of 2011 for seven days. The service and attention to details, along with the beautifully appointed accommodations was just terrific! From the moment I arrived the staff was so attentive and that set the tone for a wonderful relaxing vacation along with many opportunities to explore. They are located just outside of Placencia Village so we could just walk along the beach or take a bike whenever we wanted. We really

enjoyed the village too. So friendly, beach bars and some neat restaurants like La Dolce Vita and Rumfish. Loved the gellato at Tutti Fruiti. Back at Chabil Mar we were catered to at the pools, on the beach, on our veranda. We ate a wonderful dinner on their pier. That was awesome by the way. When we arrived we were greeted with cool lemonade drinks and mint scented towels, flowers and chocolate in our villas and robes in the closet. Towels were decorated with flowers too. This kind of attention just kept going all week. They arranged all of our tours and the guides they chose were just great. As a landscaper I was especially impressed with their use of the tropical foliage to create such a calming and welcoming sensation. Their gardeners were working constantly on the beach, the flowers and shrubs, the pools. They took nature and used it to their advantage big time. Even multiple topiaries grace the property. Those guys are good. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants to be close to Placencia Village for all of the cultural opportunities there, great service along with a peaceful environment around the Chabil Mar resort. Wish I could vote 5+ for service and atmoshphere.

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