My husband and I recently visited Belize for the first time. Through reading, Trip Advisor and Vacation Rental By Owner, I came across Athens Gate. From the first moment we landed in Belize we thought we were in Paradise however it wasn't until we arrived at Athens Gate were we sure. As other reviews have said, it was an easy process booking our condo and Rhonda also took care of making reservations for our Island Hopper to San Pedro. Our condo was on the second floor and overlooked the pool and the beautiful ocean. The balcony was huge and held a table with four chairs, which is where we ate most of our meals. We were visiting in February and the weather was wonderful with little rain and we only saw mosquitos on our last evening. The breeze kept most of them away. The inside of the condo was beautifully decorated and I found out later it had been planned and decorated by Rhonda. The kitchen, dining room and living room were open concept and wonderfully spacious. The kitchen had granite counters and all the essentials for making supper and of course, cocktails. The condo easily had enough room for four people and guests for supper. The master bedroom was huge and had a king size bed that was very comfortable. Attached was a master bathroom with a walk in shower, double sinks and a soaker tub. The second bedroom although small was big enough for two and we would have easily been happy with it. A second bathroom although smaller had everything needed for another couple. The place was spotless and added touches had been made by the housekeeper who took the time to make sure everything was perfect. The outside gardens were also beautifully kept and everyone was always at work making it the perfect spot to relax. As everyone else has mentioned "E" is the real backbone of the property. He did everything for us including making reservations for supper, renting our golf carts, booking our excursions and just spending the time to talk to us about Belize and it's attractions. It was our anniversary when were visiting and I had mentioned it to Rhonda during our phone conversation. On arrival there was a bottle of champagne waiting for us. And when we went for dinner that evening on E's suggestion we made reservations at one of the more romantic restaurants in San Pedro. Unknown to us E called ahead and told the restaurant about our celebration and they decorated the table with flower petals and gave us complimentary the most wonderful dessert we have ever had. We also ate across the street at the Lone Star which had wholesome, down home cooking (mind you the food wasn't for the calorie conscious, but then your on holidays after all). Did I also mention the snorkeling we did right off the beach down at Athens Gate's sister resort? We saw all types of fish but also some barracuda, angel fish, sting rays and eagle rays. We didn't however see the shy octopus we heard lives under the pier. I highly recommend you stay at Athen's Gate if given an opportunity. You will not regret it and please say hello to "E" from his friends in Ontario, Canada (Debbie and Greg)
- 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 Belize/San Pedro