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Small Hope Bay Lodge

#2 of 13 Hotels in Andros
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I chose Andros Island to celebrate our first wedding anniversary because of the world-class bonefishing and because the island is one of the least developed in The Bahamas, with much of the land reserved as a national park. In my research I came across Small Hope Bay Lodge, and we loved our week-long stay there. We chose... More 

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

Thanks for that wonderful review! It was such a pleasure having you both here, and you are definitely part of the Small Hope family now! I am so happy you enjoyed our great fishing, diving, and snorkeling. There really is something for everyone here. And I agree, while our cabins are comfortably rustic, it's much more fun to get out... More 

Lake George, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner and the food was amazing. Staff was wonderful and the owner was so welcoming Heard the diving was great but we don't dive. We were very happy to have a beautiful setting with healthy foods. The staff was a bonus

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

Thanks so much for the review! I am very happy you enjoyed our delicious food, and our wonderful staff! We do have great diving, but our snorkeling, fishing, nature tours, and hammocks are all great options for our non-diving guests. We would love to have you back so you can see for yourself! More 

Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly the entire time. Very family and couple friendly. A "graduating class of 6th graders" from Nassua was there during our visit and they were absolutely delightful and very well mannered and added a wonderful dimension to the visit. The management was very flexible about adjusting the dive plans to accomodate us. Mike provided a backhanded... 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. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and your diving with us. I agree, those kids were great! We look forward to seeing you (and your wife) very soon. More 

New York City, New York
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small Hope and its proprietors are something of local Bahamian legend, laying claim to being the longest running family-owned diving resort in the world and having hosted US and local dignitaries alike over the years. And you get that sense that, since it opened in 1960, the one constant has been the warm, family feeling to the place which is... More 

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

Thanks so much for the lovely review! It was really nice having you here, albeit with a cold. I am glad you were able to enjoy our shore-based amenities - the lounge, beach, the all-inclusive bar, the meals, and the staff. I hope we see you again, and definitely would love you to see some of our amazing dive sites... More 

Greensboro
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92 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stopped in for a drink and to look around the property. It was very windy the day that we stopped, but it was still nice. We were staying up in Nicholls town and drove down to see the Androsia Batik factory. This is very close to the factory. It appeared to be well taken care of and some... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review. Next time I hope you can stay with us or come by for cocktail hour and dinner! There is a lot to do on the island, and I am happy you were able to visit Androsia (the batik factory). Hope to see you again! More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Hi we actually did not stay at the lodge but we've dived with them three times and definitely plan to go again. We dived with Frederico -- strict, confident and well-versed in his divemaster craft -- Denny, great guy with admirable strength and agility -- Teva, a young learner yet very confident in the water as my guide when I... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review! It was great having you two come and dive with us. I am so happy you had such a wonderful experience here. We really do have incredible dives, and I agree with Tony - our diversity here is unparalleled. Wrecks, sharks, caverns, walls, coral gardens, and blue holes, and all with 20 minutes from... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I just got home today from a week’s stay at Small Hope, and it’s an unfortunate and sad thing when we’re actually glad to have a vacation end, and to be home again. We went back to the website and the TripAdvisor reviews to figure out what we missed originally, and where the disconnect is between the... More 

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

Jeff Birch here, "family resident manager". We have been going strong for 55 years. I had a feeling that you might send a strong review because you did not say a single word to myself or any of our staff about anything mentioned in this review.The clue for me was the a table for two at all meals. The fact... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was the most relaxing vacation I have ever been on in my life. I loved our rustic rooms, the excellent food served and all the people (employees and guests) that I met. This is truly a diamond in the middle of the ocean.

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

Thank you so much for the nice review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay here, and were able to really relax! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Frisco, Colorado
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This review is dated! So take it with some sea salt. There is no 1990 on the "When did you travel", so ignore that piece of bad info. Our family stayed at SHB in 1990 & 1991. Then, Dick Birch, owned and managed and flew his small airplane from Nassau with guests periodically. We met Peter, Jeff, and all of... More 

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

Thank you for that review. Small Hope is now in its 55th year and the reason is because of our wonderful and loyal guests. Although the tank valves have changed, not much else has around here. We are still diving the Blue Hole, and going Over the Wall! They are still some of our favorites dives. Our food is still... More 

Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The atmosphere is very laid back even by island standards. (A good thing) Rooms comfortable and nicely decorated with local batik. We did not even need AC, comfortable with ceiling fans. Food home style and delicious. Diving was excellent with the highlight being the shark dive. Possibly the most special thing here is the staff who are uniformly friendly, outgoing... More 

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

Thanks for that great review! It was a pleasure to get to know you and your family. I am so happy you all had such a great family vacation. You are definitely all part of the Small Hope family now! Glad you loved the shark dive, it is an amazing experience! Hope to see you all again soon. More 

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