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Small Hope Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Fresh Creek, 00000, Andros
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cygnet, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Fairfax, Virginia
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27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to SHBL numerous times in the past, there was little surprise this time, but plenty of the familiar smiles, greetings, warmth and friendship for which SHBL has become so well known. All good things ! Jeff has carried on, carried out and surpassed his dad's most excellent traditions at SHBL. If you close your eyes, NO OPEN THEM,... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great review. We are so happy you came to Small Hope again and that we surpassed your expectations. Yes, the pig roast was a hit and definitely something we will do again. I look forward to seeing you and your girlfriend again soon! She needs her "part of the family" shirt, after all! More 

Flagler Beach, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I just got back from Small Hope last week and we can't wait to go back! We went there for our 35th wedding anniversary and we had the best time, met some wonderful people, did some great diving and ate ourselves silly. First of all the people who work at Small Hope are so friendly and they... More 

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

Thanks for the lovely review, Bev! I am so happy you two were able to celebrate your anniversary here, and that we could make it a great one! I agree with you about our dive staff, they're awesome, and Sabrina makes beautiful dive videos. Happy anniversary again!!! And see you soon, we hope. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have traveled extensively, and Small Hope Bay Lodge was the perfect place for our family. Best diving in the Bahamas, 3rd largest barrier reef in the world, 5 star service. We have also visited the Cayman Islands, Exumas, Antigua, Eleuthera, Nassau, Grand Bahama, and this was by far the best all inclusive resort we have experienced. If you want... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. I am so happy you and your family had a great time!!! This is the perfect place to get away from it all, and it sounds like you did just that. It's wonderful that you were all able to do so much in the short time you were here - dive, kayak, and of course,... 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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