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Reviewed 12 January 2017

After reading all the awesome reviews, I was worried that I would be disappointed because of my high expectations. Man, was I wrong! Small hope is amazing and the staff is awesome icing on an already superb cake. The snorkeling, food, Androsia, kayaking, mangroves, blue holes, etc etc, I could go on and on, was excellent. We had the best...

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

Thanks for that wonderful review! I am so happy you all enjoyed your vacation here so much. I am glad you were able to experience so many activities during your stay with us. It is one of the best things about this island - you can do as much or as little as you like! There can be bugs when...

Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and son and I just got back from a 7 night stay at Small Hope Bay Lodge on Andros Island in the Bahamas. Last Christmas, we had done a similar bonefishing/scuba diving trip at Turneffe Island Resorts in Belize, and my son and I wanted to try Andros which is known to have about the best bonefishing in...

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Thanks for the lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We really do some incredible dives here and I am so glad you got to experience that. We are so fortunate to be located right on this beautiful reef and have practically no other divers around! Like you said, it is the remoteness that...

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have been going to Small Hope Bay Lodge for over 20 years. We are treated like one of the family by management and staff and our trip to Small Hope is always one of the highlights of the year. As our children have grown, begun working or juggling the hours of college and graduate school, it has become more...

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! You ARE part of the family here! It's always a pleasure seeing you and your family again. We are so happy your family gets to spend some of the time together here with us, on these beautiful beaches! Come and see us again soon!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A bit of heaven and we keep coming back year after year. Come ready to play or relax. You'll be spending your time in a hammock, in the lodge or outside. Dressing up not required. You and your bare feet will be welcome.

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Thank you for the lovely review. It is wonderful to see you and your family each and every year. I am glad you were able to play and relax your days away here with us. And, of course bare feet are welcome - Small Hope's owner/manager hardly ever puts them on!

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I went to Small Hope Bay at the end of October into November. I absolutely loved the whole place ! Everybody there makes you feel like family . The entire staff at Small Hope is so friendly, you just don't want to leave. The food was fantastic, and so was the kitchen staff. And my cabin was steps from the...

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

Thank you for the great review! You are certainly part of the Small Hope family! I am so happy you enjoyed a home away from home here on Andros. Truly disconnecting and enjoying the beautiful turquoise water just steps away from your cabin is one of the best things about Small Hope! We can't wait to see you again, and...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Once your group shows up at Small Hope, there is no more concern about the cost for this or that. You eat, drink and play as much as you want - or as little. The resort attracts interesting people, many of whom have been coming for 20+ years and now constitute "family". When I return I'll be "family". Staff is...

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review! You and the whole group are definitely part of the Small Hope Family now. I am so happy you all were able to enjoy your vacation with us. The Christmas feast here is epic and delicious and not easily forgotten. We hope to see you all again!

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I'll always be grateful I that my father brought my mother and me to Small Hope in 1968 when I was 11. I grew up in the Southwest and my parents always sought out ocean vacations due to my parents’ love of the sea and my dad being an avid saltwater fisherman. We came to Small Hope for the bonefish...

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Thank you so much for that beautiful review. And thank you for sharing so much history with us! You and your family are most definitely family here and we look forward to each of your visits. I hope we see all of you again soon for more of the same - great diving, excellent bonefishing, beautiful nature, delicious food, and...

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Loved, loved, loved everything! The food, the friendliness, the snorkeling....it was like hanging out with your family on holiday, but everyone gets along. My husband and I were there just to get away and the staff was great with suggestions on things to see and do, but not pushy like telling us, oh, you should totally go and see this....

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Thank so much for the great review. It was wonderful meeting the two of you. I am so happy you enjoyed a fantastic trip here at Small Hope. We hope to see you back, with the whole family, soon!

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Small Hope Bay Lodge is filled with sun, sand, surf and most importantly SMILES ! Miles and miles of smiles ! The staff is accommodating, friendly and more like family than anything else. The cottages are basic but quite comfy, and most importantly are steps away from the beach and the hammocks strung for the palm trees on the beach....

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Thank you for your wonderful review! It was so great seeing you again and getting to meet Coco. It's such a treat to go on vacation with your pet, and she is adorable! I am happy you were able to experience our incredible Thanksgiving feast. We only do those feasts 4 times a year, so it is a very special...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The staff was was polite, smiled, and very attentive to our needs. We enjoyed the casual, family atmosphere. From the front desk, the kitchen, the housekeeping and dive team, I cannot imagine a better experience. This is our second time to Small Hope Bay and we plan to come back soon. You are the gold standard for providing great customer...

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Thank you for your great review! I am so happy you had another wonderful stay at Small Hope. Our staff always make an effort to make your experience outstanding, and we are so happy you were able to enjoy a relaxing vacation. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy holidays!!!

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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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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $596 - $1,059 (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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Small Hope Bay Resort
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