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Omaha, NE
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Our travels are mostly warm weather, beachy places and this was country # 18. I am an avid scuba diver and my wife although certified, prefers snorkeling and birding. We spent our first week of this trip in the Exumas at Staniel Cay Yatch Club and week 2 at Small Hope. Small Hope has been on our short list for...

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

We cannot thank you enough for your wonderful comments INCLUDING your concern for the reef. Your comments are correct we do still anchor. However, we feel we are doing this for the greater good! Small Hope has always been involved in the protection of the environment since its creation back in the late fifties. ANCAT, Andros Conservancy and Trust, that...

California
Reviewed 4 February 2012

What a fabulous friendly place this is. The food was excellent, the lodge relaxing, but best of all was the attentiveness of the staff. There were six dive masters on site, sharing meals with guests, reviewing the days dive, discussing the next days outing, offering advice and guidance. It was invaluable time spent with wonderful helpful folks. If you warn...

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

Thank you Paula, as always, it's great to know that you enjoyed your vacation with us. Also, thank you for the lovely wine.....I know all the staff were big fans. We look forward to seeing you both back here soon!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We simply cannot get enough of Small Hope Bay Lodge! The setting is stunning and the staff is incomparable. While I'm enjoying diving the reef, the wall and the blue hole, John is stalking the wily bonefish on the most beautiful, far reaching flats -- including the flats on the bay right next to the lodge. How else does one...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Kay. We always love having you both here, and we are already looking forward to visit number 16!!

Jacksonville, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We have friends who have come to SHBL for 15 years or more. They raved about the amazing diving & bone fishing, the friendliness of the staff, the great food & relaxed atmosphere. We were HOOKED after our first visit. SHBL is a family-owned business and it very much feels like it; a huge number of their guests are repeat...

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Many thanks for this lovely review Mary. We love the fact that such a huge number of our guests (like you) are repeats or referrals.....it means the atmosphere we are trying to maintain here is working. So much of our charm comes from the fantastic guests we get, so we really can't take all the credit! We very much look...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2012

January 2012, very happy that we chose to stay at small hope bay lodge. We were made very welcome by all the staff and other guests on arrival and throughout our stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with a fantastic view of the ocean which is only a few sandy feet away. I found the beach better than expected...

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

It really is so rewarding to read reviews like this and we are very grateful to you and Terri for taking the time to write on here! Having guests like you makes our job so easy and such a pleasure. I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your trip and London isn't feeling too cold at the moment. We...

Mexico
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Great experience here in Small Hope Bay Lodge. Stunning views and the Ocean is so clear and clean. Excellent diving facility with all the equipment one would need. Friendly staffs and polite. Nice rooms, clean and spacey. Foods are Good, where you can really choose the best. Worth it for the money. Looking forward of coming back here.

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

We all think of Small Hope as our little paradise, so it's lovely to hear that other people feel the same! Thank you for taking the time to write on here.....we are so grateful for all the reviews we get and it is so nice to get feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2012

I'm on my way back to Toronto after spending the last 8 days at SHBL on Andros. I returned after a 14 year hiatus but eventually knew I would get myself back there. To my delight, it had remained virtually unchanged since my last visit. Its relatively small and intimate setting was exactly what I was looking for. Small Hope...

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We are all so thrilled that you decided to come back to Small Hope after your not so brief 'hiatus' Chris, and even more thrilled that it was everything you hoped it would be! You felt like part of the family as soon as you stepped through the door and we are so excited to have you and your kids...

Summit, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The title says it all. This place is the exact opposite of the huge, modern resorts that we habitually avoid. Fantastic hosts/staff know how to make sure you get the most out of your time there, whether you spend all day moving from hammock to hammock (chasing the sun or the shade) or whether you spend all day SCUBA diving,...

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We are so happy that you guys enjoyed your time here with us, and even happier that we get to see you all for New Year 2012/2013. Over the Wall still remains a favorite dive for all of us here.......there is nothing quite like it! Look forward to seeing you in 11 months time!

Nantucket, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 January 2012

We have been searching for a family diving vacation spot where we could return year after year, and we have found it at Small Hope Bay, Andros Island, Bahamas. It has all the benefits of an all-inclusive resort without all the crowds. The diving was amazing-each day we went to a different spot and each dive was so varied. We...

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review on here.......I can't tell you enough how much we all appreciate them and what a difference they make. Christmas is always a fantastic time here, and that really is thanks to the amazing guests we have! Small Hope is loving the new addition to our family in the form of...

Chicopee, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 January 2012

In Nov of 2011, my husband and I visited SHB and are we ever glad that we did! Loved, loved, loved the welcoming feelings we were given with our first steps on to the property. Jeff escorted us to our cabin, and told us to stop by the office "whenever" to officially check in. "No need to rush relax, take...

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Like you, we are already counting down the days till you and Jerry return! It was honestly such a pleasure to meet you both and we missed you guys as soon as you walked out the door! Hurry back!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Small Hope Bay Lodge

Address: Fresh Creek, 00000, Andros
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Andros
Price Range: €395 - €704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Small Hope Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Small Hope Bay Hotel Andros
Small Hope Bay Resort
Small Hope Bay Lodge Andros, Bahamas
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“You are literally right on the beach!!”
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