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Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I spent 8 days at Small Hope and loved the location, the staff and our surroundings. Whether you want to go fishing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, try out a paddle board or wander the beach, each activity can be done at your own pace.The accommodations are very comfortable and food is ample and full of flavor! Meals with...

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Forked River, New Jersey
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It would be to difficult to name all of the people whom made our stay at Small Hope Bay Lodge a dream so I will just say that EVERYONE from the staff, to the guests, to the Andros Residence, as well as the Bone Fish were fabulous!!! The manner in which the staff handled our requests was nothing short of...

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Bellefontaine, Ohio
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved our stay at Small Hope Bay Lodge! Everyone was very friendly and went over the top to make our visit personal and to be sure that all of our needs were met. The food and outside venue were terrific and the happy hour before dinner gave us an opportunity to meet other visitors at the Lodge. The cabins...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My stay at Small Hope Bay Lodge was nothing short of superb. The idyllic setting is perfect for both adventure and relaxation, beautifully appointed between two beaches. From snorkeling and kayaking to arts and crafts (painting!) I truly enjoyed my time with the SHBL crew. Obviously the best part of the experience is the convivial, friendly atmosphere that Jeff and...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is just amazing, you totally relax. The cabins are basic, but that is the charm of the place, and they are as described on the website. The beaches are beautiful, and you can kayak, hobie cat etc. This is basically a diving / fishing lodge, so most people are like minded, and so get on very well. The...

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JeffreyBirch, Owner at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. The environment at Small Hope Bay is indeed charming, and the natural scenery of the ocean is beautiful. We are happy that you enjoyed our complimentary Kayaks, Paddle boards, and Hobie cat...The bar is a great place to unwind,and catch up. Socializing during cocktail hour and dinner with staff is what makes us unique. We...

Rocky Mountains
Reviewed 1 week ago

In many ways this place deserves a great rating. Despite its age, the owners have kept it up well. The rooms are large, comfortable and very clean and there is no sign of mold in the showers, as is often the case in warm, humid climates. There are enough included activities to keep a guest occupied for a week -...

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JeffreyBirch, Owner at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Small Hope Bay Lodge. We love to offer great complimentary activities- including a well stocked bar- for anyone who just wants to relax at the hotel. We also pride ourselves on keeping our rooms clean and comfortable and so...

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

so we went to dive there, they advertise 150 for three tanks it was 132 for one tank. 3 of us dove. I had a faulty bcd, inflate did not work. another had a faulty hose. not one of the depth gauges worked. got to the dive site, the dive master said I will check you on the bottom, then...

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JeffreyBirch, Owner at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We maintain our equipment to the highest standards, always with safety in mind, and have done so for 57 years. We document all servicing and inspections but we apologize for any issues. I wish we could have spoken right after your dive to make it right. At Small Hope...

Stone Ridge, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent a week at Small Hope. It does not disappoint! Its right on the beach and the food and staff are incredible. Its all inclusive so you don't have to worry about being charged for everything. A cooler of beer, and bar is at your ready! Kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment are all easily available. The water is blue,...

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JeffreyBirch, Owner at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our crystal clear waters, delicious food, and engaging staff creates a truly relaxing atmosphere. There is nothing better than an outside bar with a beautiful ocean view, and of course an ice cold beer to put you in a relaxing mood. The...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small Hope is an amazing place. The staff are the kindest and most accommodating staff I have ever seen. If you want top notch service and the most beautiful diving and snorkeling this is the place for you.

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Erin S, Marketing Ninja at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review, and especially your praise of our staff! We continuously strive toward providing our guests with the best service so they can have the best experience possible. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon . . .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the birds at Small Hope Bay and we were not disappointed. This is the only lodge in the Bahamas with the endangered Bahama Oriole, fewer than 250 in existence, right on the grounds! Additionally we saw a Red-breasted Merganser in the bay, and Reddish Egret, Clapper Rail, Piping Plover, "Golden" Yellow Warbler, Painted Bunting, and an Orchard...

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Erin S, Marketing Ninja at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I am so happy you were able to have such a great birding trip. Andros is a gem for birders, especially when you can spot the Bahama Oriole right from the resort! We hope to see you back for some more nature adventures, and of course, more delicious food!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have been catering to scuba divers, snorkelers, fishermen, eco-tourists, and relaxers since 1960. Third largest barrier reef in the world and bonefish heaven. There are 21 all-inclusive rooms in cottages right on the beach. Come experience our unique ambience, friendly staff, and natural safe environment. Our dock and dive shop are right on property and fishing trips are easily arranged. Of course, if grabbing a drink, a book, and a hammock are more your style, go right ahead. We have 2 beaches and plenty of hammocks. Rest, Relaxation, and Rediscovery ... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Small Hope Bay Lodge

Address: Fresh Creek, 00000, Andros
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Andros
Price Range: $552 - $989 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Small Hope Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Small Hope Bay Hotel Andros
Small Hope Bay Resort
Small Hope Bay Lodge Andros, Bahamas
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“All of the cottages face the ocean- #1 is closest to the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Kcan1708, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Call the resort and allow them to make your flight arrangements from Nassau. They know the ins and outs...”
 of 5 bubbles jobsteer1, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You are literally right on the beach!!”
 of 5 bubbles I6600URannh, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All cabins are steps from the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Riverkestrel, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face ocean and are within 30 meters of the waters edge.”
 of 5 bubbles nickhQ6047HC, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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