When looking for the type of vacation that you want to have, it seems like there’s always a push and pull between privacy and amenities. Vacation homes offer you the chance to retreat from society and only worry about your friends and family, but that comes at the cost of someone to wait on you hand and foot. By contrast, resort experiences tend to come stacked with a whole host of amenities and services, but you lose the advantage of feeling like it’s just you and your loved ones wiling the days away on a desert island.
Fortunately, you can have both.
Chabil Mar: The Best of Both Worlds
Located in the Caribbean country of Belize and nestled between the expansive beaches of the Placencia Peninsula sits Chabil Mar Villas. Placencia is a popular vacation and retirement choice thanks to its breathtaking beaches and proximity to most of the country’s greatest natural treasures, but it’s managed to largely avoid tourism overtaking the village. This is a fishing town through and through, but there’s no shortage of resorts and adventure travel services. But Chabil Mar has the unique privilege of being the only guest exclusive beachfront resort in town.
That means that you and your fellow guests will have full privacy to enjoy the entirety of the resort. But that exclusive nature comes accompanied by villas that make you feel like you’re in your own private slice of Eden. That’s best typified by the massive two-story Seafront Villa split by a spiral wooden staircase and fully furnished with its own veranda overlooking the beach. It’s easy to feel like you’re the only person in the world.
But regardless of whether you pick the Seafront or one of the other villas, you’ll find yourself in spacious accommodations with a gorgeous view and the privacy you need to fully embrace your time in Belize. The interiors are decorated with art and furniture from local artisans.
Would you prefer to avoid human contact as much as possible while still luxuriating in all the services you’d expect from a resort experience? Chabil Mar’s staff won’t be offended. Have coffee and tea delivered hot to your door in the morning, have your villa cleaned while you enjoy the beach or explore the nearby Placencia Village, take the time for a private massage in your room, and then take a quick nap before a moonlit beach dinner created and served by the talented Chef Daniel. You can choose to engage as much or as little as you want.
But if you do decide you want to venture out from your vacation home rental, there’s a whole lot worth doing. Chabil Mar has the largest private pier in the village, and the resort is also home to two infinity pools overlooking the private beachfront. That private beach spans a full 400 feet, but it opens up a whole new world of adventure. Kayaks and paddleboards are fully available to everyone staying at the resort.
And a Universe of Paradise Beyond That
If you want to venture out further, there’s a whole lot to explore — and you can do so knowing that there’s a private little villa to retreat back to. Shuttle services offer rides back from Placencia Village, and the town proper is an easy walk or bicycle ride — using the complimentary bikes offered at Chabil Mar — away. This quaint town offers surprisingly lively nightlife, and there are plenty of cute shops to explore. The city’s main street is a pedestrian-only boardwalk, and you’re more likely to see golf carts and bicycles around than you are to see cars.
And if you want to venture further still, the friendly staff at Chabil Mar will be happy to help you. Placencia has the feeling of being an island but offers all of the advantages of being on land. Parks like Cockscomb Basin — a place notable for being the first jaguar reserve in the world — offer the opportunity to explore some of the lushest and beautiful spots in Central America, or you can charter a boat to venture out to the Belize Barrier Reef. As the second-largest barrier reef in the world, it’s hugely popular for fishing, diving, and snorkeling.
Your Vacation Your Way
Chabil Mar offers you the freedom to enjoy your vacation the way you want to while still offering you all the luxuries you could hope to have. And no matter what sort of budget you’re on, there’s a wide variety of options to choose from. And you can be assured that you’ll always be receiving impeccable service when you decide to stay at this guest-exclusive resort.