Finding Luxury in Placencia
Chabil Mar Resort – Placencia, Belize
After spending 5 days in a filthy, decaying guest house Jessica and I checked into a resort for some much needed rest and relaxation. There aren’t a lot of luxury resorts in this part of Belize and the choice was easy – Placencia’s number one rated hotel, Chabil Mar offered everything I wanted and more. Chabil Mar is a small resort, with just 20 rooms, which made it feel like we had the entire place to ourselves.
Just 3/4 of a mile from the main area of town it was a perfect quiet and secluded location. Complimentary bicycles made getting around easy and on-site golf cart rentals made it even easier. What is it about driving golf carts around that’s so much fun!?
Our room was a spacious 1,000 square feet and offered amenities you don’t often (or ever?) find in Belize. After having no A/C in our previous accommodation it was heavenly to find a remote controlled air conditioning unit in every room of our villa. Jessica and I enjoyed cooking in the kitchen for ourselves instead of eating out for every meal. Oh, and did I mention we had our own washer and dryer!? No searching for laundry services when we can conveniently do it in the comfort of our room!
Sleeping on A Cloud
I’m not exaggerating when I say that this resort has the most comfortable bed I’ve ever had the pleasure of sleeping in. Someone tell them to ship me one to my next full-time home because I’ve never slept better.
A 2nd bedroom came in handy when our friends visiting from Phoenix needed a place to crash one night before heading home.
The resort has two large swimming pools which were perfect for cooling off from Belize’s relentless daytime heat.
The pier was another great spot to eat lunch, listen to the water, and enjoy the views of town.
As I reported previously, Placencia’s beach was a huge letdown – but at Chabil Mar’s stretch of beach it was kept clean and free of trash and seaweed. At last we were finally able to enjoy walking in the sand barefoot.
After 2 nights here we were rejuvenated and ready to continue on our adventures – I highly recommend Chabil Mar if you’re searching for a luxurious stay in Placencia.