Placencia’s Chabil Mar Honored in Tripadvisor's 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards

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Chabil Mar, Maya for “Beautiful Sea”, is a Guest Exclusive Resort in what the locals call "Barefoot Perfect" Placencia, Belize. They have received a Traveler's Choice Award for the fourth year, among them, three for "Best Service" honors.

"Barefoot Perfect"

With the start of the New Year it is only fitting to first take an opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the guests, partners and fellow Belize enthusiasts who visited over the past year! 2012 was a great year for Belize, Belize Tourism and Belize Resorts, highlighted by the end of the last Mayan long calendar in December. And, "it was a great year for Placencia and Chabil Mar Resort", as well, reports Marketing Manager, Larry France.

Larry goes on to explain. "Chabil Mar, Maya for 'Beautiful Sea,' is Placencia’s Guest Exclusive Resort! We don't want to boast, but we are very proud that we provide our guests with the service, amenities and experiences that represent the very best of Belize, as indicated by our repeated service and best hotels awards and recognitions. This year we have been honored once again, to be awarded Central America and Belize “Best Resort” Awards from TripAdvisor and others." Among the rewards, recognitions and accolades that Chabil Mar has received during the 2012 tourism year are:

TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award for Service - #1 in Placencia and #4 of the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Belize

TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award Best Small Hotels - #1 in Placencia and #6 of the Top 25 Small Hotels in Belize

And here are some for Placencia, Belize, their home. Placencia is an 18 mile long Peninsula, at the end of which lies the quaint traditional fishing Village of Placencia (population 1300); a stroll along the beach or five minutes by bicycle or golf cart from Chabil Mar, where guests enjoy the benefit of a leisurely visit to the many shops, restaurants and nightlife of the Village, while mingling with the locals.

Placencia #16 of the Top 25 Destinations in Central America

Placencia #8 of the Top 10 Beach Destinations in Central America

"Chabil Mar is uniquely designed and positioned to pamper the most discerning traveler!" says Larry. This is because just 21 individually decorated Luxury Villas and a Honeymoon Suite grace the property, which assures superior privacy, intimacy and personal attention from their staff. Larry calls this "Guest Centric", meaning the guests are the center and focus of the entire service model. The combination of boutique size, guest exclusivity and premier location are instrumental in the repeated "Service" and "Best Of" awards and honors, they believe. Visitors to Belize, Placencia and Chabil Mar come for the adventure, tours, relaxation or romance, laid at their barefoot toes, and Chabil Mar is delivering.

Larry was proud to point out that in addition to the Traveler's Choice Awards, Chabil Mar’s 2012 accolades and recognitions include:

International Hotel Awards, London - Highly Commended Small Hotels of Belize

Fox News - Best of Belize Eco Resorts

Travel Age West - Best Belize Places to Stay

US News and World Report - Best Belize Resorts

Wheel of Fortune - Featured Belize Resort for three years running

"Beauty by Belize - Luxury by Design" (Virtual Tour)

Finally, Larry wanted to pay special recognition to their all-Belize staff, General Manager, Reservations Manager, Guest Services and Food and Beverage Services Managers - Synescio, Althea, Natalie, and Bernard, who are the reason behind the fantastic 2012 recognitions. And, very loud applause, he said, to their Garden, Housekeeping and Maintenance Staffs and Managers – Alberto, Viviana and Solomon, all of whom are key components of a truly ultimate Belize Resort and adventure vacation experience.

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