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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff & Diving: A friend of ours asked before we left "Andros?, why would you choose Andros Island..there's barely anything there?" EXACTLY. Come to find out Andros is one of the less inhabited islands and in a more natural state. Small Hope fits into that mix with its prime location for diving and its super laid back, non pretentious atmosphere.... More 

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Thank Luv2Travel12345_10
Erin S, Marketing Team at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for that wonderful review!!! I am so glad the two of you enjoyed your stay here. I agree - our dive staff is outstanding, and are truly dedicated to providing the safest and most fun dives possible! We are also very fortunate to have so much diversity within such a short boat ride, not to mention the only ones... More 

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a wonderful vacation spot. We weren't totally sure what to expect - I'd read about it for a long time, but one never totally knows what you'll find. We arrived on a Sunday evening after a very long day of travel, and were met by a lovely member of staff who showed us all around... More 

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

Thanks for that wonderful review! I am so happy you and the family were able to relax and enjoy a fantastic holiday here. It is true - there is really something for everyone here, whether it's relaxing, biking, or scuba diving (and more). We are so glad you enjoyed the amazing dishes our stellar kitchen produces. I agree! They are... More 

Washington
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61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I came to Small Hope for a wedding. The entire wedding bought out the lodge for four days and we had an exceptional experience. Everyone at Small Hope Bay is like family and they treat you like family... Or maybe even better than family, depending on your family. The accommodations are rustic, but so is Andros island. The lodge was... More 

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

Thanks so much for that great review. I am so happy you had a wonderful stay here. Weddings here are always a blast, but when the group takes the whole resort it is really something special! It is definitely a family here and you are now part of our Small Hope family. I am glad you were able to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Even though we were first timers too, Small Hope Bay is one of those places that you secretly hope others won't find out about. Tucked away from all the commercial gizmos of Nassau in Andros, SHB is a beautiful little area with beautiful surroundings, very tight knit community (that you'll quickly become a part of) and daily excursions for diving/hiking/kayaking.... More 

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

Thanks for that wonderful review! We are and will always be off the beaten track, and we will definitely keep our close-knit community. I am so happy you had a great stay here. You are part of the Small Hope family now and we look forward to your next vacation with us! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a very special place. Have not seen and enjoyed anything like that on the Bahamas before - been around on ten islands I guess I can say that. We came for the diving and met great people with interesting lifes and great stories, stayed in a nice and clean bungalow, learned a lot during a... 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. I am so happy you got to enjoy so much of this wonderful island - the diving, the blue holes, the nature walks. There really is something for everyone here! We hope to see you back for more! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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229 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at Small Hope Bay Lodge. The staff try very hard to make it a wonderful experience for everyone involved - and the food and location are great! We went fishing and diving, and enjoyed both.

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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 so happy you had an enjoyable vacation. Our staff is what really sets us apart from the others, not to mention the excellent diving and fishing. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I had a such a great time with my friend at the Small Hope Bay Lodge. If you dream of a perfect vacation: IT WAS THAT FOR US!!! I can't tell how wonderful is the sunset from heer... The rooms were comfortable, clean and cleened perfectly every day. The food is great, the staff very friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank Nina B
Erin S, Marketing Team at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank so much for your lovely review. I am so happy you and your friend had such a wonderful stay with us! Our staff really is phenomenal, I am glad you think so too! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I booked 5 nights at Small Hope Bay at the tail end of their season (Sept. 1-6). There were very few guests and I was the only diver. Yet, the resort was fully staffed and, rather than feeling irrelevant (as a solo traveler often does), I was treated like royalty. I did 12 dives in four days and completed my... More 

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

Thank you so much for that sweet review! I am so happy we could make your vacation a great one. I agree, our dive staff is incredible and they go above and beyond to make your dive vacation a wonderful one. Congratulations on your Advanced Diver certification! The end of the season is a special time with us and we... More 

ASD
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a jewel in the Bahamas. It is rustic and charming and guest are treated like family from the start. This is the place where people go who want to experience the island, water, wildlife, beaches, and people of the Bahamas that are real, not the ones in the travel brochures and adverts. The very best... More 

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

Thanks for the lovely review! You said it all - We are off the beaten track and you are definitely part of our family when you get here. I am glad you got to see so much of this beautiful island of Andros. It really does have something for everyone. Hope to see you very soon! More 

Pacific Northwest
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I spent Fourth of July weekend this year at Small Hope. It was to celebrate friends who got engaged at SHB, got married at SHB and this year were celebrating 15 years of marriage! July wouldn't normally be my choice month to visit the Bahamas - turns out that weather-wise, it was nicer than my home city! This trip I... More 

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It was great to see you again. I'm so happy you finally made to the inland blue hole. It is a beautiful adventure. I hope your foot is healing well so you can dive more on your next stay. But it is true - we have as much activity or inactivity as you... More 

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