Traveling may not be a reality right now, but it’s nice to have inspiration to fuel our wanderlust. When we are ready to travel, Tripadvisor – the world’s largest travel platform – inspires with the winners of its 18th annual Traveler’s Choice Awards. As a part of the ongoing efforts to support the industry’s recovery, ratings garnered pre-pandemic celebrates the favorites of travelers in hotels, airlines, and more. This year, a total of 4,817 businesses were awarded; based on quality and quantity of the million reviews, opinions, and ratings collected in 2019. Importantly, the guest exclusive resort of Chabil Mar Villas in Belize places on not one, but two of the 2020 Top-25 Awards by TripAdvisor for Central America: Best Small Hotel and Best Hotel for Service.
Chabil Mar Villas has been a Placencia peninsula favorite from the day it opened its doors. This lush resort’s claim to fame is “Beauty by Belize; Luxury by Design.” That sums up the environment perfectly. A contemporary, full-service property, the resort is home to beautifully-appointed, modern villas, each one decorated to reflect Belize’s natural beauty. The rest of the resort is equally stunning. From the onsite Café Mar’s award-winning cuisine under the supervision of Chef Daniel to exotic gardens, ancient trees and landscaping features that turn an already-breathtaking property into paradise, guests frequently fall in love before they even arrive when they view this virtual resort tour.
Marketing Manager Larry France suspected that Chabil Mar was in the running for a TripAdvisor award.
“I was over the moon when I learned that we were included in two top-25 categories for 2020: Small Hotels and Best Service. The second is particularly meaningful because our staff takes so much pride in their efforts; to make every guest feels welcome and valued,” said France.
Placencia has become the trendiest new destination for tourists, and Chabil Mar has responded to the growth in traffic accordingly. Besides following World Health Organizations’ guidelines early on in the pandemic, management announced their reopening set for November 1, 2020. Gardens and private villas promise a unique amount of privacy to every guest seeking relaxation and carefree tranquility. From mystic rain forests to pristine beachfront along the Caribbean Sea, the resort has established a reputation for excellence that extends well beyond service and beauty. Not to mention, their mission is to deliver “Beauty by Belize; Luxury by Design”, which beckons guests to return year after year.
With over 8.7 million businesses listed, Tripadvisor’s awards are a testament to the service and quality that winners provide. Chabil Mar Villas is a 12-year-old, contemporary, full-service luxury boutique beach resort located along the Placencia peninsula coastline. As the closest full-service resort to Placencia Village, this all-villa resort is known for service excellence, superior accommodations filled with Belizean art and décor, an impressive tour menu affiliated with knowledgeable independent guides, and Café Mar, the award-winning onsite restaurant.