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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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...

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My cousin and I visited Small Hope for a relatively last-minute high school graduation trip (for her) and needed getaway (for me). The goal was to get her certified to dive in a place with a chill and relaxing atmosphere. (No mega resorts for us thanks.). To say this place did not disappoint is an understatement. I think both of...

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

Thank you for that wonderful review. I am so happy you and your cousin enjoyed your visit. It was such a pleasure meeting both of you and you are definitely part of the Small Hope family. I think you touched on one of the most important amenities we offer - the ability to truly disconnect and relax. It is a...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent nearly 1000 dollars to stay 2 nights at Small Hope. I will start by saying the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming and the bay itself is picturesque. However, the hotel was not up to par. A hurricane came through 2 weeks prior which is unfortunate, but if you are paying nearly 500 a night...

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

We were very sorry to see that you left this review. Especially as we had responded the same day to your email and addressed any consideration of cost you may have wanted. We can assure you that it was absolutely not sewage you smelled but the mangroves behind the cabin whose natural cycle was obviously affected by Matthew, a CAT...

Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have gotten this far researching SHBL, then the usual tourist-y Bahamas is not for you...cause it ain't here. It's a huge island but there's little there...certainly nothing close by. Saw more stars at night in the sky than in northern Maine. No large glamorous hotel/lobby, shopping, 5-star restaurants, not even any TVs (even in the community room/bar! I...

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

Thank you so much for that wonderful review! I am so happy you enjoyed your relaxing getaway! It is true, we get some of the most incredible star gazing here. I am happy you were able to do all the activities (and inactivites!) you wanted. Our kitchen staff spoil us with the great meals, and you are definitely part of...

Cumming, GA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small Hope Bay Lodge is my favorite vacation spot in the world. Small, rustic, family-owned and operated. You get to know the owners and staff. The whole experience is designed to help you meet new friends as well as to socialize with old, uh, previous, friends. Hurricane Matthew was a fresh memory when I was there and the damage to...

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

Thanks for that lovely review Jim! It was really wonderful seeing you again. I am glad we were able to get some diving in with you, despite weather conditions. I agree that it is our atmosphere that really sets Small Hope apart. It is truly special to find somewhere these days to disconnect from the electronics and connect with people....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for a relaxing getaway with a cozy "hanging around with friends atmosphere" this is the place for you. The staff are all warm and welcoming and bend over backwards to make sure you are enjoying every minute of your time there. The diving is excellent, both ocean and inland blue holes, plenty of hammocks for book reading,...

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

Thanks for that great review Bill! It was a pleasure to meet you. I'm happy you got some great dives in on your stay. And you are with friends and family at Small Hope - that is what sets us apart, I think! I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Small Hope from October 20th to the 23rd and absolutely loved it! The accommodations and meals were excellent. Plus, cocktail hour at the outside Bar brought us all together. I also thoroughly enjoyed my 2 boat rides with the cheery and knowledgeable staff members. Jeff, the owner, could not be nicer or more helpful. I am delighted to...

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Thank you for that wonderful review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Cocktail hour on the ocean-side patio is a wonderful treat after a day of diving, fishing, or just relaxing! We hope to see you again very soon!

RRV
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wonderful folk, fabulous food, wonderful diving and very relaxing place. SHB is very casual, but we don't do fancy, well. The local chefs turn out consistently farm-fresh meals using the very best ingredients be it steak, pork, fish, chicken, seafood, etc. The salads and salad bar are truly amazing with more types of salad dressing than I've ever seen. I...

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

Thanks for that fantastic review. I am so happy you had a great stay. We are always so pleased to see familiar faces and so touched you have chosen to come back and see us so many times!!! I agree, the food is outstanding and the only problem is too much temptation. We look forward to your next visit and...

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The staff makes you feel so welcome from the start. The food is amazing and also the homemade desserts....yummy! The natural and unspoiled beautiful surroundings are like nothing I have ever seen. You can be the only one on the beach for miles and really connect to nature. So great to snorkel right off the beach and under the dock..amazing!...

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Thanks so much for that wonderful review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Truly disconnecting and enjoying nature is a rare treat these days and we are happy you got to experience that on our beautiful island. That, plus tasty desserts makes for a winning combination. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • 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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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
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: £328 - £536 (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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“don't get the a/c...the ocean breeze is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles EddieCharleston, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms, but some people like cabins 1 & 2 better.”
 of 5 bubbles CummingJim, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean so they are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles B3249IDbillp, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We try to stay not too far from the dining area & dock as we dive every day.”
 of 5 bubbles eatatzazu, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles DonaldV999, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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