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Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach

2.5 Mls South Beachfront, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#5 of 57 hotels in San Pedro
Travellers' Choice
Discover Luxury and the best in Island Hospitality at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach (formerly Athens Gate). Our small boutique GOLD STANDARD property offers 11 spacious Luxury Villas, with amazing indoor and large Ocean View outdoor living. Each Villa beautifully appointed with everything you need to enjoy your time. Lighthouse Beach is located approximately 2 miles south of San Pedro (just a 15 min golf cart ride from town). Lighthouse Beach is located on a quiet beautiful stretch of beach with a beautiful infinity edge swimming pool, swim-up bar and waterfall. Our staff is the best on the island and your experience is their top priority. Let them design the vacation of your dreams. Although Athens Gate has no on-site restaurant, we offer delivery (from literally 3 steps across the street) from Lone Star Grill across the street and have many options within a few minutes walk. We have an on-site Activities Center for tours and information, complimentary kayaks, bikes, paddle-boards and snorkeling gear, daily housekeeping available, provisioning services, kitchen amenities, and golf cart rentals. No request is to big, let us create your dream vacation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Private balcony
Seating area
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Nickel78 wrote a review Yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
Great stay at Athens Gate made fantastic by the staff. Rob and Ileny are great ambassadors of the island and the hotel. This was our third time to Belize and second to San Pedro. Athens Gate was worlds better than our first visit to the island and we stayed at another top rank hotel in the center of San Pedro. They went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and ensure the adults and younger kids had a great time. Ileny and Rob acted as a concierge to our activities and food choices. Very much appreciated!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Unit 1 was fantastic (3Bd)
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mspencer57 wrote a review Jun 2021
Nashville, Tennessee3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
Just returned from a stay at Athens Gate, and we were blown away by this property. Intimate 12 unit resort with great sea view. Rooms were enormous and spotless. Quiet property a short ride from San Pedro. What makes this property really stand out though, is its staff. Ileny at the desk, Enrique at the bar, and all the others are so pleasant and efficient. They truly love what they do and they do it well. All you have to do is let one of them know what you want, and they will make it happen. Booking tours, golf cart rentals, Airport shuttle, Covid testing for return trip, restaurant reservations...amazing. We booked a return before leaving!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are ocean front. Four stories, no elevator. Staff takes care of your luggage!
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Response from Ileny Aguilar, Guest Services / Front Office at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are thrilled you are coming back to visit us. Thank you for your kind words, we are proud of our Units, yet our staff are the best on the island. If you need they do their very best to make it happen for you. Can't wait for your return! Tropical Regards,
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Jazmyne L wrote a review 21 Jul
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My family and I went on a one week vacation and stayed here. I did not except the amazing service and constant smiles! It was so refreshing and you really feel like they want you to be there and enjoy talking to you. They took care of our every want or need and between the service and o team side view, I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to stay in San Pedro. P.S. the bartender Rob is your go to man, he’s lived in San Pedro for 16 years and has plenty of amazing recommendations!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Ileny Aguilar, Guest Services / Front Office at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach
Responded 6 days ago
Hi jlindsey1998 Dear jlindsey1998. Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay and I’m looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
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andrea_roberts024 wrote a review 17 Jul
Baton Rouge, Louisiana16 contributions25 helpful votes
We originally booked a May 2020 trip to Athen's Gate prior to the pandemic which got canceled due to the closure of the country's boarders. We were allowed to reschedule, which we did for Feb 2021 but ended up not going again because of the pandemic. They allowed us to reschedule to July 2021. In May 2021, my husband broke his ankle and was going to be in a cast for our trip. We contacted Athen's Gate to inquire about an elevator and how to accommodate him. Since our room was on a top floor at Athen's Gate, they offered to move us and another family travelling with us to another property just down the street, Ocean's Edge which had an elevator but also a ground floor unit available. We accepted, and it didn't disappoint. The service (by the same management company, Pelican Reed Mgmt, was outstanding. They were very responsive before the trip and during, arranging for our transportation from the water ferry and also having our golf cart rentals at the condo when we arrived. Our condo wasn't ready yet when we arrived but they allowed us in and let us put down our things and play in the pool while they finished. There is a bar right across the street, Stax, that makes amazing mojitos. We had a 3 br, 3 bath condo and it was very spacious and clean with a washer/dryer and full size kitchen. It easily fit our family of 7 (3 kids, 4 adults). The pool was a little small, but it didn't stop us from enjoying it thoroughly. The view is amazing! We will be back to San Pedro and will be looking to book with one of Pelican Reef's properties again!
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Date of stay: July 2021
tgs wrote a review 16 Jul
Erwinville, Louisiana17 contributions7 helpful votes
We just returned from a trip to Belize and stayed at Athens Gate. It was an amazingly wonderful place to stay. We loved the location, the rooms, amenities and staff. Everything was perfect! I can’t imagine staying anywhere else. It has a boutique feel and is private and secluded. It really had everything we needed. It was so nice to have a washer and dryer and we cooked and it had everything we needed to do it! It was my birthday the day before we arrived and one day to came in to find the bed decorated in the most lovely way. I’ll attach a photo below. Such a wonderful surprise. Everything is top notch! We took a tour to explore the ATM cave with Jam Jam, another tour with Alan and Brian fishing, lobstering, snorkeling and then to a private island where they cooked out lunch, and another tour to snorkel Hoi Chen and Shark Ray island. The tours were wonderful! We explored the entire island and never felt unsafe. It is so easy to get around with a golf cart and EVERYONE is so very friendly. We were sad to leave this complete paradise but will hope to return some day.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Everything is perfect and the staff takes care of everything!
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US$256 - US$387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Athens Gate Beach Resort
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Frequently Asked Questions about Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
Nearby attractions include Coconut Carts Belize (3.2 km), 12 Belize (3.8 km), and Hol Chan Marine Reserve (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include The French Touch, Taco Shack, and Paradice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Athens Gate at Lighthouse Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.