Belize makes an easy fit for active romantic travelers; you’ll find the world’s second largest barrier reef here lying just offshore plus plenty of other temptations: hiking, jungle treks, archaeological sites, wildlife refuges, you name it. This week we received word of some new luxury resorts in Belize sure to be a hit with honeymooners and romantic travelers:
Chabil Mar, Placencia
Located on the quiet southern peninsula of Placencia where the jungle literally spills onto the beach, Chabil Mar boasts almost 400 feet of private beachfront. This exclusive resort is the only gated community in the area and the spacious verandas afford a spectacular view of the bordering Caribbean Sea. The property includes two infinity swimming pools lined with stoned walkways. Guests will be amazed at the property’s fine attention to detail which is reflected in the interior’s locally crafted furnishings, mahogany cabinetry, granite and tile countertops, Mexican hand-painted sinks and original artwork.
Chabil Mar offers couples a variety of on-site dining options such as cooking in your own ultra modern kitchen or a more formal butler service. Meals can be enjoyed in the villa, on the pier, poolside or on the beach for a more intimate dining experience.
The Chabil Mar villas distinguish between ocean front and sea view and range in three categories: luxury, superior and quality. One or Two Bedroom Villas are available and range in price from $285/$210 (peak/low season) per night for a one bedroom, one bathroom Sea View Villa to $575/$475 (peak/low season) per night for a two bedroom, two bathroom Luxury Ocean Front Villa. Honeymoon and Family Villas are also available.
Azul, Ambergris Caye
Azul, located on the picturesque shores of Ambergris Caye, entice guests with its elegant simplicity and plush accommodations The stylish villas were strategically designed with 20’ ceilings and large bi-fold windows that open up the living and dining areas to the ocean, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Custom designed furniture and the use of local hardwoods characterize the property’s exquisite style. In addition, amenities like deluxe mattresses and state of the art electronics and entertainment centers offer all the modern conveniences of an upscale home.
Each of the property’s two private villas feature a rooftop living space, complete with a built-in day bed, dining area and Jacuzzi, all from which guests can enjoy unrivaled views of the reef, sunsets and stars.
Azul’s onsite bar and restaurant, the Rojo Lounge, offers an exotic menu of locally inspired dishes like plantain crusted shrimp, tequila grouper tacos and cashew habenaro pesto pasta. Guests can also indulge in some fruity cocktails from the fully-stocked bar or choose from a varied menu of fine wines.
Rates range from $995/$695 (peak/low season) per night for single and double occupancy to $995/$795 (peak/low season) per night for triple and quadruple occupancy.
For more information:
• visit www.travelbelize.org
• call (800) 624-0686