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Small Hope Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Fresh Creek, 00000, Andros
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sanford, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After finishing my Ph.D., I was so happy just to leave computer screens, deadlines, phones, etc. Before I left, I really didn't have much time to think about what kind of trip I was taking; I was just happy to be getting some much needed rest for a few days. From the moment we landed at Andros Island, the "breath... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I had our first visit to Small Hope (definitely not the last) in August. I truly do not have one negative thing to say about our visit. The location, food, activities, room, beach, grounds...exceeded our expectations! What really set our experience apart were the people (staff and guest). It was so fun meeting other guest from all... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our first trip to Small Hope will not be our last. The staff is so welcoming. The food was very good, deserts even better. I think the drinks were good, but I don't remember. :-) Dive staff was great, Federico, Dennis, John, plus the interns. Thanks for the tech help Andrew. It made for a fantastic trip. Not very many... More

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

Thanks for the great review! You are right - the food and desserts are incredible! I am so glad you thoroughly enjoyed our staff, the meals, and your dives. This is definitely THE place for a great, relaxing, dive vacation. Look forward to seeing you again. More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been to SHBL 4 times. It is always wonderful. The diving is excellent with a wide variety of dives and levels of dives to accommodate the resort diver to the expert technical diver. The location and food are excellent, conch fritters-oh man!!!! Jeff and the staff are all wonderful. Everyone gets to know you. I have made life... More

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

Thanks for the great review! It was so nice meeting you. I am happy you were able to thoroughly enjoy your experience again with us. I agree, our diving and snorkeling are outstanding . . . as is our fully stocked open bar. Looking forward to the next time! More

Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The return visit rate is extraordinarily high -- and once you go there, you understand why. It is off the beaten path so it provides peace and comfort that you share with a small group of other guests. But it provides a cottage on the beach, unlimited great food and drinks, and a wide variety of safe, excellent diving. This... More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that you and your family will be coming back! It's great that you all were able to appreciate the things we take pride in here - our great food, friendly staff, and laid back atmosphere. You all are definitely part of the family so we can't... More

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 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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Erin S, MarketingTeam at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy you thoroughly enjoyed our diving, the staff, and our delicious food. I am sorry that some of your experience didn't live up to your expectations. Regarding the water pressure, with the introduction of solar (of which we are very proud) we have found that the general... More

Setauket, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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 June 25, 2014

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

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

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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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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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