Placencia Archive

Chabil Mar Villas Beach Resort Turns 12

In the hotel industry there’s a lot of turmoil and turnover all the time, but Chabil Mar Villas in Belize is getting ready to mark its 12th year in Placencia, Belize. We’re getting ready to change one resort’s name for the third time in three years in our review and it’s hard to keep up [&hellip

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A One-week Luxury Jungle and Sea Package in Belize

People often talk of Belize as an ideal “surf and turf vacation” destination. Spend some time diving or snorkeling while staying by the water, then spend the other half on adventures in the thick jungle. In reality it’s probably better in reverse: do the adventures first then relax in a lounge chair on a beach. [&hellip

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Put Belize Into Your Summer Plans

In most of the tropics, there’s a dry season and a wet season and in some spots that “green season” can be long and soaking. Belize in the summer is a different story, however. If you go when it’s the normal summer break in the USA or Canada, that’s actually a time when crowds thin [&hellip

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A Suite Then a Yacht in Placencia, Belize

“The truly rich don’t go on cruises,” the editor of a magazine for high-net-worth readers said to me as we sipped our cocktails. “If they’re going on the water, it’s going to be on their own yacht, with their own staff.” You can get a taste of that experience yourself with Chabil Mar Villas in [&hellip

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Why Placencia, Belize Should Be on Your Tropical Getaway Short List

When I think back on the time I traveled through Belize with my family, the most vivid memory is a simple one: sitting on the beach under a palm tree drinking a Belikin beer. This does not sound like a very unusual memory, but in Belize it’s not as common as you’d think. There are [&hellip

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A Revamped Robert’s Grove Resort in Belize

If you’re somewhere far north of Belize as I write this, you’re probably looking longingly at this photo at the top and thinking, “Why was I just now shoveling snow and wearing thick gloves? Robert’s Grove has long been a place to dream of from afar and want to return to after you’ve been there [&hellip

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