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Small Hope Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Fresh Creek, 00000, Andros
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Ranked #1 of 12 hotels in Andros
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
KennardYamada Chattanooga, Tennessee
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We make regular trips down to the Bahamas and we only stay in small, independently owned resorts like Small Hope Bay Lodge. Sorry, no Atlantis for us. After reading the reviews, we had high hopes for Small Hope Bay Lodge. After being there for five days, I'd say that it was a three and a half star experience with high... More

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Setauket, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a very interesting and enjoyable establishment to visit. It boasts good diving but also a rather unique atmosphere and the added feature of food with a flare. The chefs and the staff take special pride in the preparation of breakfast, lunch and especially dinner. In fact, dinner commences with the chef describing the different dishes... More

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

Thanks for lovely review! It was great having you here. I am so happy you were able to experience the wonderfully unique atmosphere here at Small Hope, where all the guests and staff gather for our fantastic meals, as well as appetizers and drinks at cocktail hour. The Marion wreck is one of my favorite dive sites, I'm glad you... More

Casper, Wyoming
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a week at Small Hope Bay Lodge the first week of June.It was our first visit.We were looking for a place to dive in the Bahamas that was NOT Paradise Island, and we found it.The "all inclusive" package was not a necessity when we began searching, but it turned out to be a great addition... 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 had a wonderful vacation. I agree - Our staff, our diving, and our food are just a few of the things that make Small Hope really stand out as a resort. Regarding the anchors vs. moorings, this is something that we are in the process of improving. We have found... More

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

We visited SHB for the first time in June 2014. We are a family of 4 (2 kids - 9 and 11) and we met another family of 4, also with 2 kids (9 and 10). My husband and I completed our PADI open water certification upon arrival, and participated in 4 to 5 dives once we were certified. Fede... More

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It was great having both of your families here. Kids seem to have an amazing time while they are here and I am glad yours were no exception. Thank you for the compliments on our staff and interns - they are all great. We look forward to having your kids as interns when... More

Ashby, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came back for a second visit to SHB Lodge because we love how easy, fun, and beautiful it is. If you are looking for a laid back, unpretentious, quality place where diving is the highlight and all the un-fun stuff related to it (hauling heavy tanks, etc.) is taken care of for you, and if you love being able... More

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

Thanks for the great review Heidi! It was great seeing you two again. You summed Small Hope up perfectly - Laid back, beautiful diving, great food, cold drinks, friendly people. Looking forward to your next visit! More

Conneticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small Hope is our home away from home where you are treated like family. This is our 3rd visit since 11/12 and we can't wait to return. The diving is absolutely beautiful and quite diversified with Blue Hole being our favorite dive followed by the shark dive. Their website is picture perfect...what you see is what you get...It is like... More

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

Thanks for the lovely review! It was so great having you two back with us again. I am so happy your stay was a great one. You two make our dives and cocktail hour so much fun! Looking forward to your next visit already. Happy Birthday again! More

New Providence Island
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had a 2 night, 3 day trip to Small Hope Bay but enjoyed it greatly. I don't dive but do snorkel and enjoyed my boat trip which included a Blue Hole, something that I had never snorkeled over before. The snorkeling off the dock was also very good with lots to see. The staff were fantastic and joined guests... More

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

Thanks for the great review! I am happy you both were able to enjoy your stay, albeit a short one. The snorkeling here is indeed wonderful, as is our open bar! Turning off the internet during cocktail hour and dinner is actually one of my favorite things about Small Hope. We get back to having real, and lively conversation with... More

Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a rustic,but comfortable place to reconnect with family and friends. When we were there, many of the people were return guests.Diving is the main thing, although there was a group fishing. The shark dive was amazing, and we saw several large turtles around the very healthy reef. We made our own batiks at the factory... More

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

Thanks for the great review Barbara! I am so happy you all were able to enjoy your vacation with us! You got to take advantage of some of our favorite activities too - diving, batik factory visits, nature tours! Glad you got to see our abundant underwater life too, turtles are my favorite. Looking forward to your next visit! More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a resort with pools, lavish restaurants, and TV - this is not your type of place. This is a laid-back, make your own drink (if you want) at the tiki bar type of place where you can actually get to know people and have interesting conversation AND great diving. Last monday when we dove seas... More

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

Thanks for the review! It sounds like you were able to experience exactly what we try to offer our guests - a true getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, great conversations, amazing activities, and a beautiful setting. We hope to see you back again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We have never been to an all inclusive resort or outside of the USA before. This was a great place to relax yet have opportunities to stay busy if you want to. All of the employees were very friendly and the food was excellent. Most of the food was American style, but there was occasionally Bahamian style dishes served as... More

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

Thanks so much for the review. I am honored that you chose Small Hope to be your first traveling experience outside the US! I am so happy you two had a great time and got to try some of our favorite activities here - thanks again for sharing the fish with everyone, the sashimi was fantastic! It was great talking... 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*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Andros #1 On the Beach Hotel in Andros
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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 
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