Chabil Mar, Maya for “Beautiful Sea”, is a luxury, boutique resort that appeals to the discerning traveler looking to combine adventure and culturual experience with stylish, upscale and guest exclusive accommodations in Placencia Village . . . with every amenity at hand. While the vibe is casual, the service is personal. The grandeur of the castle in the sand will astound you, but it’s the warmth and friendliness of the service that will take your breath away.
400 feet of private Caribbean beachfront, a private pier for sunning, lounging and dining, two infinity pools nestled in lush tropical gardens, al fresco dining at Cafe Mar on the beach under the stars amidst swaying palm trees, all just five minutes from Placencia Village, make for an exceptional Belize Adventure Vacation.
Chabil Mar is a luxury, boutique resort that appeals to the discerning traveler looking to combine adventure and cultural experience with stylish, upscale and guest exclusive accommodations with every amenity at hand.
The small and private, guest exclusive, resort has just 19 villas and 1 honeymoon suite, all of which face directly onto the Caribbean Sea, have been individually decorated and are designed to offer an intimate experience in an incredible natural setting. The concierge service enables you to organize all your activities from the resort, such as snorkeling or diving the world’s second largest barrier reef, fishing, or visiting Mayan Ruins inland and jungle excursions. Placencia Village affords the premier beach, tour and adventure vacations on the Belize mainland for convenient daily access to all that Belize has to offer.
All Oceanfront – Chabil Mar (Mayan for “Beautiful Sea”) sits at the end of a 16 mile peninsula on what has been described as one of the best beaches in Belize. As a small luxury resort, they are uniquely positioned to offer their guests a one-of-a-kind resort experience that others simply cannot match.
Boutique Resort – Each of the 22 villas has direct views of the Caribbean Sea, is individually decorated with original art and features all the amenities of a luxury resort. Full kitchens, personal verandas, wireless internet and a host of other conveniences ensure their guests are well taken care of.
Exclusive – Chabil Mar is a “Guest Exclusive” resort, the only one in Placencia. All amenities are for the exclusive benefit of the guests.
Premier Location – Location is paramount to a truly unique experience. As the closest full-service resort to the Village, enjoy easy beach walk, bicycle, kayak or golf cart access to all the restaurants, art and culture of Belize. Then, effortlessly slip back to the peacefulness of Chabil Mar. (While most resorts on the 18 mile long Placencia Peninsula indicate their location as Placencia, many are located as many as 12 miles north of Placencia Village. Chabil Mar is in Placencia Village.)
Restaurant Café Mar – Intimate dining is a hallmark of your Chabil Mar experience. Enjoy white tablecloth service at Café Mar, the seaside beach and pier restaurant service, specializing in locally inspired Belizean fare. Or, opt for the personal touch, dining on fresh menu selections served on your villa veranda, poolside, breezeway dining areas and on the pier under the stars.
Chabil Mar does not have it’s own Dive Center so we recommend Splash Dive Center which is located across from Chabil Mar. Guests can either walk the five minutes to the dive center or Splash Dive Center will collect and drop off guests after their days diving adventure.
Splash Dive Center has been providing scuba diving, snorkeling and adventure tours in Placencia in Southern Belize since the year 2000, and has grown from a small operation focusing on scuba instruction, to a community driven PADI Five Star Resort facility, that provides dive packages, instruction and supports environmental conservation and community projects.
Splash Dive Center is an accredited PADI Dive Center and is fully equipped with up to date scuba and snorkel equipment. They maintain the equipment to ensure it is in first class condition and with their state of the art air compressor and routine air quality checks as per PADI standards; there is no need to worry about bad air. Splash is also the only dive facility on the peninsula with personnel certified for visual inspection of its dive tanks.
Splash Dive Center supports Subaquatics of Belize Ltd, the Belize Recompression Chamber in San Pedro.
The dive staff is registered with the Belizean Tour Operators association, and the Divemasters and Instructors have a lifetime of knowledge of the Placencia reefs and environment, and they place your dive experience, education, and enjoyment at the forefront of their customer service.
Splash dive center Placencia village marina
The new Dive Center and retail store at the Peninsular Club Marina at the north end of Placencia opened in early 2011. This facility, the only scuba retail store in the southern half of Belize, contains a full line of scuba and snorkel equipment, cameras, diving accessories and PADI materials. They have 5 custom designed dive boats, including a 46 foot Newton dive boat and our fishing boat at the marina.