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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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son and I stayed at Small Hope Bay in July 2015 and had a fantastic time there. We were recommended by a friend whom like many people has stayed at the lodge many times. Unlike most guests who live in the States we are from England. We went for the location and fishing experience, somewhere quieter than the Keys.... More 

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

Thank you for that lovely review! I am so glad you two had such a wonderful holiday, and were able to enjoy so many of the great activities we offer - the diving, the fishing, and the company of the other guests and staff. We look forward to seeing you both again very soon! More 

Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small Hope is a quiet place with rustic charm. The people are very nice & welcome you back like family. The scuba diving is very unique with amazing geologic structures, blue holes, caves, etc. They also have nice reef diving with pristine coral formations since there are no big dive operations here. If all that wasn't enough, the food is... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review. It was great to have you back again, and you definitely are part of the Small Hope family! I am glad you were able to have such a cool dive vacation and really see the amazing variety of specialty dives we have. We look forward to your next visit!!!!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Day, a bit surprised because for the first time since i dive outside France (and i already dived in Seychelles, Mauritius, New-Caledonia), i have been asked to make a check of my skills with a mask and regulator removal in 5 ft / 1.5 m before the boat left for the 2 dives. And i must admit that it... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! I am so happy you had such wonderful experience while diving with us. We take the safety of our guests and staff very seriously. But we are also serious about having great, fun dives! Hope to see you back soon for some more diving! More 

Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a beautiful place to relax in the Bahamas. We've been 3 times, the last time in 1986. We worried that its charm might have changed in the last 29 years, but indeed it is very much the same,including delicious nightly conch fritters at happy hour. The cottages are clean, right on the beach, and comfortable... 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 great to have you both back. There are some things that will never change at Small Hope - the beautiful beaches and sea life, the conch fritters, and the family-like atmosphere. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you both next year! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was our 1st trip to Small Hope Bay Lodge and we can't wait to go back! Our party consisted of myself, my husband, our 12 year old son, brother in law and sister in law and it was wonderful! SHBL made us feel like family and the food was delicious! The whole staff was GREAT! It is such a... More 

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review! I am so happy you and your family loved your vacation with us. There is definitely something for everyone here, whether it's diving, snorkeling, or hammocking! We can't wait to see you all again soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was my 4th trip to Small Hope Bay Lodge! I love this place! Jeff and his staff are delightful. If you like cabins on the beach, great diving, relaxation, great people, great food, and getting away from it all, come here! I am already planning to come back next year. Please don't tell your friends about this place. We... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, and for visiting us again! Your words describe perfectly how we feel about our home at Small Hope. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 June 22, 2015

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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 

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