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Small Hope Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Fresh Creek, 00000, Andros
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sattler Tx
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Andros is the best kept secret in The REAL Bahamas, and Small Hope Bay is the place to be. The property is fabulous, the staff is class A. Great diving, fishing, and food. We lived on Andros for three years, so we have local knowledge. You won't be disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small Hope Lodge is by far our favorite family vacation. It's intimate, special, and breathtakingly beautiful. The Birch family runs Small Hope Lodge as if everyone is part of their family. The scuba staff is by far the BEST. I personally was a new to diving and a extremely apprehensive. I was guided with care and understanding and was made... More 

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

Thank you for that lovely review. It was so great seeing you back again. I am so happy you were able to enjoy diving for the first time. It really is another world underwater and it's wonderful you were able to see that! You are all definitely part of the Small Hope family and we look forward to the next... More 

Paw Paw, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Small Hope Bay in November and it was amazing. We landed on Andros at eight thirty and by nine-thirty, we were in the water, off shore of a deserted cay, taking our scuba test and we were diving by eleven a.m.! The staff is amazing. The location exudes calm, and the cabins were perfect - simple, but... More 

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

Thanks for that great review! I am so happy you had such an enjoyable stay. We take your relaxation and enjoyment very seriously :) and I am so happy you were pleased with our calm simplicity. We look forward to seeing you and your family back again soon. More 

Cygnet, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Forget the TV's, laptops, wifi and phones. You won't need them. Rest and relax with THE most friendly and attentive staff. Get on board with the Bahamian "ish" time (5ish, 6ish, etc....) and enjoy your stay. Enjoyed out stay here much more than a luxury hotel in Nassau where we stayed on our way to Andros Island. Eat and drink... More 

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

Thank you for that wonderful review! We definitely have a more relaxed feel here than many places on busy Nassau. I am so happy you were able to enjoy your stay with us, and thanks so much for your compliments of our staff! I agree, they're fantastic. We look forward to seeing you again. Stay warm this winter! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had travelled to Small Hope Bay Lodge on Andros Island in the Bahamas some years ago. The owners faithfully sent us emails about their property which always featured a photo of their gorgeous unspoiled white sand beach that seemed to go on forever. With November chills descending upon us, we thought why not go back there after we feed... More 

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

Thanks very much for the great review! I am so happy you were both able to come back after so many years and experience the magic of Small Hope once again. Beach bumming IS a noble art here and one that we are very proud of! Hope to see you both again soon! More 

Norwalk, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was a first time visit to Small Hope Bay, but it won't be the last! What a fantastic place to stay. My son and his fiance were married there and I was down for that. The entire experience couldn't have been more perfect. The Lodge took care of all the details. There was absolutely no stress for any of... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. It was such an honor to be a part of your son's wedding. We felt very privileged to have their wedding and honeymoon here, a year after they were engaged here! They are a beautiful couple and they both have wonderful families. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we... More 

North Lawrence, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I never felt like I belonged anywhere in my life as I do here. It will change the way you look at life. I loved everyone there staff and guests. I made so many friends its incredible. The best diving in my life.(Stargate blue hole). Be careful coming here it will touch your soul in a way that you may... More 

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review Jason. You are definitely part of the Small Hope family! I am so happy you had such a wonderful time and were able to enjoy the diving, the food, and (of course) the staff. Can't wait to see you back here again! More 

Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've been to dive resorts all over the world and I usually rate on TripAdvisor based on my overall experience. No resort is perfect and I believe you have to take into account several factors when rating these types of resorts: price, the fact that most of them are remote and thus "luxurious" amenities are sometimes not practical, etc. Let... More 

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

Thanks for the great review and feedback. I am so happy you and your whole family were able to enjoy your vacation here. Kids have always been a big part of the Small Hope resort and I am happy the your children were able to have such a good time here. It's true that our cabins are on the rustic... More 

Philadelphia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Always a quick transition to arrive at SHBL. This was our 6 trip I think in 25 years and we went to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Some things change ( all good) some remain the same. The people who work here make every day a pleasure. The grounds are well maintained. The increased availability of deep sea fishing and the... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! It was great to meet you both. I am glad to hear that your SIXTH trip to Small Hope didn't disappoint. It's true that with the fishing and eco tours, the non-divers have plenty to do on vacation here. I am glad you got to experience our first pig roast. It was great fun... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Just returned from SHBL on Andros Island in the Bahamas and have to say, I enjoyed every minute of our week's stay. This intimate, eco style resort is exactly what I love. It's charming and sits right on the most beautiful water you've ever seen. It's relaxing but full of fun! The fishing was amazing - caught so many kinds... More 

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

Thank you very much for that great review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both. I am so happy you were able to do so many activities during your stay - fishing, snorkeling with sharks, try scuba for the first time! I hope to see you both again for more conch fritters and Screaming Black Monkeys! More 

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Address: Fresh Creek, 00000, Andros
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Andros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Andros
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