Chabil Mar Villas
Chabil Mar Villas is a laid-back, service-orientated resort set on exclusive soft-sand beach on Belize's Caribbean coast.
This relaxed and informal property is just outside the beach village Placencia on Belize’s unspoilt Caribbean coast. The villas sit right on the beach front or have a view over the sparkling sea, each one embraced by tropical foliage in well managed gardens. The guest rooms are decorated with Belizean works of art, and each has a private veranda or terrace.
Meals are served al fresco at the beach-side dining area while a roaming butler and room service is available so you can choose to enjoy your meal on your veranda, the private pier or poolside.
The resort prides itself on its privacy, with its own stretch of beach and two 'infinity' swimming pools. Complimentary paddle boards, bicycles and kayaks are provided and golf carts (small fee) are available to drive around between the resort and the village. Optional activities include snorkelling, diving, fishing, river tours, visits to Mayan ruins and hikes at the Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
We knew nothing about Guatemala and Belize before our trip and had not visited Central America. We relied on JLA understanding our interests and the resulting recommendations proved very successful.NW, Wells
Very impressed with the quality of 3 of the hotels we were staying in. We went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.AA, Market Harborough
We went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.AA, Market
JLA have been great, and Belize as a country is nothing short of astonishing in every way possible. We will be going back at some point. In fact I'd quite happily live there.SC, Wandsworth
Local flights were amazing enabling us to really see and appreciate the country....The diversity of the local cultures and cuisine were a wonderful surprise and experience.CT, Hortley
We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring these environments with knowledgeable guides was a pleasure. Whether it was hummingbirds buzzing overhead at dinner, a boa constrictor crossing the road, a lucky glimpse of a majestic jaguar or a green sea turtle grazing on the reef it was difficult to pick a highlight moment!RW, Usk
Most memorable experiences: "Tubing down river at Chaa Creek. Howler monkeys above us at night, and avocados dropping onto our hut."LBM, Woking
We liked Guatemala and were particularly impressed with Belize (likely to go back there)”NW, Wells
Local flights were amazing enabling us to really see and appreciate the country. In three weeks we only met 3 other British couples as most travellers appeared to be from North America, but Belize was well worth the visit and 2012 is the end of the current Maya calendar. The diversity of the local cultures and cuisine were a wonderful surprise and experience.CT, Horley
Highlights:- “Particularly impressed by Belize lodges - obviously higher price but well equipped for activities we enjoy such as bird/animal watching, canoeing etcGW, Chinnor
Brilliant holiday, Chan Chich was superb and we really enjoyed Victoria House. We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring these environments with knowledgeable guides was a pleasure. Whether it was hummingbirds buzzing overhead at dinner, a boa constrictor crossing the road, a lucky glimpse of a majestic jaguar or a green sea turtle grazing on the reef it was difficult to pick a highlight moment!RW, Usk
There were so many highlights, but undoubtedly the most memorable part was seeing jaguars near Chan Chich on two consecutive days, and even being able to take photos of the second one. This was the main aim of our trip, having failed to reach Chan Chich in October 2008 because of flooding.CT, Crowthorne
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