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Do you know of a place where your family can go cave tubing, barrier reef snorkeling, jungle trekking with howler monkeys, lagoon kayaking, and Mayan pyramid exploring, all while staying at one resort?  Well this place is just over two hours from southern U.S. airports, in the small Central American country of Belize.

Here in the tropics there’s the world’s second-longest coral reef on one side and think jungle that the Maya once roamed (and jaguars still do roam) on the other. A family adventure vacation in Belize means more than just splashing in the pool. You get adventure, education, culture and family bonding . . . all in a close by country where English is the main language.

Chabil Mar, Maya for “Beautiful Sea”, is a great place to use as a family adventure base, a real home away from home. It’s ideally suited for family fun and memories that will last a lifetime. It’s starts with rooms that won’t have you falling over each other’s belongings. Enjoy spacious, fully furnished Luxury Villa accommodations and let your loved ones loose to play in one of two infinity pools on the lush grounds. Or unwind on the private beach and let the award-winning staff keep the food and drinks coming.

Silk Caye Belize

(c) Todd Sechel Photos for Chabil Mar

Nearby, spend a glorious half day on the calm inner reef waters at a Belize Island (Caye) National Park, as you snorkel in the shallow sea that teams with vibrant fish and colorful coral. When it’s time for adventure, get ready to explore Belize as you choose from two of three very unique Belizean tours that leave from Placencia: the Mayan Ruins, Monkey River Howler Monkey Tour or Cockscomb Jaguar Nature Preserve.

family adventure travel Belize

(c) Todd Sechel Photos

Here’s what one Chabil Mar visitor said after taking a vacation from Maryland. “Our family of five spent spring break at this resort and it was spectacular. The setup is perfect for families as each villa has at least two bedrooms and a full kitchen, sitting area, and a pleasant outdoor porch with tables and seating. The two pools were just steps away from each villa (we stayed in #18, which was lovely).”

We’ve reviewed several resorts on this peninsula, but Chabil Mar is the closest full-service resort to Placencia Village. It’s just 10 minutes by beach walk or 5 minutes by bike, kayak or golf cart. Your family can immerse yourselves in the culture of a traditional Belizean fishing village. You can explore the various shops, galleries, and restaurants conveniently and at your leisure, without waiting on a hotel shuttle.

See our detailed review here and check out the resort website for information and more photos.

Photos courtesy of Chabil Mar and Todd Sechel photos