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Recent Ambergris Caye reviews

  • Will come back in a heartbeat

    "We, 2 adults an 2 teenage kids, stayed for 8 days, a week after the hurricane, and the property was pristine thanks to Antonio. White fine sand. Beautiful house. Open living spaces. Air conditioning was very nice for us northerners. We used it less and less during our stay. Pool is a real plus which is refreshingly cooler than the ocean. Location is excellent being far enough from San Pedro away from development, but just close enough for the golf cart. I'd recommend a 6 person cart if your group is more than 2 since getting supplies from town can use the extra room. Plus passengers can sit facing forward. The reef is a 15 minute paddle with the 2 kayaks at the house. There are no anchors at the reef so bring a long rope for snorkeling to tie to you. No snorkel gear at the house so it's worth bringing your own. House has a bbq too. A fellow named Clinton took us on a local fishing/lobster trip in front of the house and to Mexico rocks preserve just up the coast. He cooked with the house bbq and served us too for a major highlight of our trip. Portofino resort restaurant is a 5 minute walk to the north and is very enjoyable. In other words, the house was in the perfect location for us. None of the resorts nearby are more than 2 floors that I could see. Improvements? Well there is a small stretch of road that is unimproved, but that is in dispute and will probably get improved soon. The kitchen could be more appointed if you are really serious about cooking. Steve Childress was indispensable for us first timers setting up our travel connections and activities. You wanna be him. We were late arriving into Belize city and missed the last ferry. Steve got us set up with Mayan air who would normally be closed. He met us at the airport w our cart and guided us at night to the house with a pitstop at the market. Take his locals advice since there are so many choices for a tourist. And Antonio is a wealth of Belizean perspective."
    Guest: Dan N. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 5, 2016
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  • Great trip, perfect location.

    "Phil and Marie were more than accommodating. The location is perfect with a bar for a cold one next door and a grocery store for food behind. The location was peaceful, relaxing and we loved it."
    Guest: Tony R. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 18, 2016
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  • Great vacation

    "Great location...private , peaceful , very clean , outstanding landscaping and grounds , due to the amazing caretaker , David and his family ...house layout is perfect... Only reason not a 5 is the following ...house needs some definite tlc...also new sheets . Good thread count , but holes ....also ...luckily because we rent a lot I always throw in some bar soap for bathrooms ....in case ....there was supposed to be basic soap ...there was none ...also the hammock on upper deck needs to be replaced ...not safe since it's coming apart .. We were made to feel so very welcome but caretaker and the security guard as well...great beach bar and casual restaurant just up the beach ...everything we read said it was half hour golf cart ride from town .....not at all... road is great except for one short stretch ... Pool is kept up beautifully also..."
    Guest: Sophie b. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 12, 2016
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  • Excellent place to stay on Ambergris Caye

    "After reading all of the excellent reviews I chose Athens Gate as the place to stay for our first trip to Belize. Man was that a good call! My wife and I along with another couple stayed in a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit on the 4th floor. No elevator, but the stairs were a good work out. The units are right on the beach, with large living and dining areas and a large master suite. The second bedroom was quite small, but adequate for our group. The lanai overlooking the pool and Caribbean was huge. The staff was very friendly and took care of everything we needed. Special thanks to E for setting up our snorkeling trip (on the Lady Leslie catamaran - a must do excursion if you go to Ambergris Caye) , arranging a golf car rental and cabs for us, and for turning us on to Sushi night at the Blue Water Grill on the beach in San Pedro. Soto, the bar tender (and personal chef) provided the best service ever, especially the lobster, fish and vegetable dinner grilled to perfection. Setting up the reservation and all transfers required to get to Athens Gate was a breeze thanks to Lori. She took care of all the details for us. We took a snorkeling trip with Lady Leslie Tours to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve at the Reef, Shark and Sting Ray Alley and Caye Caulker. Martin Leslie and his sons are excellent hosts, and snorkeling guides. Best boat ride ever and I will do this trip every time I come back to Belize. The restaurant across the street from Athens Gate has good food and you have to try the lobster fajitas. There is a small market a couple of blocks away and larger grocery stores on the south side of San Pedro. I would definitely stay at Athens Gate again and recommend it to friends and family."
    Guest: David S. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 2, 2016
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