We stayed in Unit 1, first floor, directly on the beach for 1 week in March. Working with Lori and Pellcan/Athens Gate (they are sister resorts both owned by the man who built them, Mr. Joe) was a pleasure. Her answers were prompt, helpful, and honest. She's takes great care of you.
We rented the 3-brdrm because we wanted to be on the beach. It was delightful. Athens Gate has only about a dozen units and not many of them rent out. The week we were there, near high season, there was only Joe, who lives in one of the units, and one other couple. VERY quiet. And Elizar (whom you will read about in many reviews) is exceptional. Friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to help in any way.
Weather was great in upper 80s, sunny every day, humid, and with quite a breeze. Bugs were almost nonexistent. The condo's a/c (very quiet, almost inaudible) was great at night, but during the day we mostly used the ceiling fans.
The beach was effectively our own private beach. On the 3 days that we spent serious time on the beach, we probably saw less than a dozen people a day walk by and we were the only ones sitting on the 8 beach chairs (with umbrellas) that are available.
Our only complaint was low lighting in our particular condo and no table lamps, and Elizar helped us out by replacing a few bulbs and providing two table lamps.
We rented a gas-powered golf kart (a must) (arranged by Lori) and enjoyed our daily trips to town or the supermarket. Hidden Treasures, Wild Mango, Blue Water Grill, and Victoria House were all lovely meals; avoid Ricos. And to get to the Hol Chan reef for snorkeling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swaying Palms, sandy beaches, and warm ocean breezes welcome you to Athens Gate Resort. Experience unparalleled luxury, and service that is raising the standards, in one of our 2 or 3 bedroom villas. Athens Gate blends deluxe amenities and breath-taking views with a discreet location 2.5 miles south of San Pedro to give your trip seclusion with real panache! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athens Gate Beach Resort Belize/San Pedro