We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Small Hope Bay Lodge

Show Prices
#1 of 10 Hotels in Andros
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Small Hope Bay Lodge
Small Hope Bay Lodge
Panoramas (8)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

457 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Small Hope Bay Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 435: English reviews
Glenmont, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

2 1/2 years ago, my husband planned a 2nd honeymoon for the 2 of us after 35 1/2 years of marriage. The whole experience was phenomenal!!! We had 3 great fishing trips with Glister, who was a wonderful guide!! It couldn't have been more perfect....or so we thought. This year, we returned to Small Hope Bay Lodge from August 4,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris S
Erin S, Marketing Ninja at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for that wonderful review, Chris. It was lovely seeing you both again, as well as meeting your friends. I am so pleased you all had such a fantastic time here. I'm glad you loved the new outdoor showers. I agree, they are awesome! And the beautiful, secluded beach and tropical water can't be beat. We look forward to seeing... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

LHBL is like no other place that I've been. It's an unpretentious slice of heaven for divers. Others will enjoy it as well, but this is really the most dive focused place that I've been to. The other thing that makes it unique is the staff, it is really like a big family. Most are young with a couple of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donald V
Erin S, Marketing Ninja at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. I agree - good food, an open bar, and fantastic diving equal perfect dive vacation! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is definitely a big family here, and now you are part of it. Hope you see you again soon! More 

West Milford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
43 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I read the reviews and packed up our family of 6 and off we went to Andros. I figured the kids would be upset with the limited wifi, which for that matter is turned off for happy hour and dinner. I was wrong, they loved it and want to return! We arrived mid afternoon, greeted warmly by Anastasia, the buffet... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank campingdutchman
Erin S, Marketing Ninja at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for that wonderful review. I am so happy you and your family had such an enjoyable stay. Being able to really disconnect is a rare thing these days and most people, kids included, are finding that it really is great to just get outside and enjoy your holiday! Thanks for the lovely comments on our staff and... More 

Harleysville, PA
Level Contributor
111 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My family recently enjoyed a 1-week vacation where we split our time between 2 completely different style resorts: The Atlantis Coral Towers (Paradise Island, Bahamas) and the Small Hope Beach Lodge resort (Andros, Bahamas). We enjoyed both places thoroughly, but after several days at the ever-bustling Atlantis (and the “sensory overload” that goes with it), we were ready to escape... More 

Helpful?
Thank Luv2Travel_19438
Erin S, Marketing Ninja at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for that lovely review. I am so happy you all found the escape you were looking for on Andros, and Small Hope! We are certainly unique and and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Dining under the stars, barefoot all day, scuba diving, attentive staff - some of our favorite things! Hope to see you all... More 

Reston, VA
Level Contributor
60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a wonderful, casual, older (1960s) resort with every room near the water's edge. The rooms are basic, clean, and decorated with local fabrics. The lighting for reading in bed is good, otherwise why spend time in your room? Breakfast is traditional and includes a Bahamaian option. Lunch and dinner are excellent and always feature some dishes with local... More 

Helpful?
Thank sueb123563
Erin S, Marketing Ninja at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for that great review! I am happy you had a wonderful vacation here with us. I agree - it's always better to get outside and enjoy this beautiful island, and especially get in the water when it is as warm and clear as it is here. We are developing a plan for permanent moorings so check back with us... More 

Augusta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This place was perfect for our honeymoon! Small Hope Bay is set up so you can do as many activities as you like or just relax and enjoy the scenery. My husband and I tried diving here for the first time and it was amazing! All the instructors were very helpful and didn't let us miss a thing underwater. Even... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Kristin C
Erin S, Marketing Team at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for that wonderful review! We had such a great time with the two of you. I am so happy we could help make your honeymoon special. I'm glad you got to experience some of our favorite activities during your stay - diving, snorkeling, kayaks, and bikes! You both are definitely part of the family, and we can't wait... More 

Mount Sinai, New York
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you are wondering what the title of my review means, then read on my friend. We were lucky enough to join our good friends on a dive trip to Small Hope Bay. This was our first time and our friends second. My first impression was a great place to do some diving and relax with friends. Little did I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrea L
Erin S, Marketing Team at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for that wonderful review! It was such a pleasure meeting you and your group. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree, the diving and our divemasters here are fantastic! And with all the other activities, there is really something for everyone. We hope to see you back soon for more delicious conch fritters... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Beautiful resort, excellent food, comfortable accommodations, wonderful and cordial staff, terrific diving, lots of fun, intimate environment to get to know other guests -- what more can I say? Loved it!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank christopherhD5479IF
Erin S, Marketing Team at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I think you said it all! We look forward to seeing you back soon for more of the same. More 

Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Small Hope is the first resort my husband and I have made a return trip to. It is quiet, clean, peaceful, the staff is so wonderful and friendly, and they do make you feel like family. The rooms are comfortable and the food is homemade. It is a beautiful location with great snorkeling and diving. The dive and snorkeling sites... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jacqueline B
Erin S, Marketing Team at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. It was wonderful seeing you both again. You are definitely family! I'm so glad you enjoyed your snorkeling and diving, not to mention the delicious food! We look forward to seeing you two again and meeting the kids! More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2016

the staff treats you like family and the place is beautiful. staff and guest are nice. learned to scuba dive and fell in love with it. great for solo or family vacations. I plan on returning to this wonderful place as soon as possible!

Helpful?
1 Thank Susan Y
Erin S, Marketing Team at Small Hope Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. It was wonderful meeting you. I am so happy you were able to learn to scuba dive and that you enjoyed it so much. It really is another world under the water. We can't wait to see you again! More 

750 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (443)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (77)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (86)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (14)
Viewed
Dining (22)
Viewed
Room/Suite (52)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
View from Room (31)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (6)
Viewed
Other (147)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (264)
Viewed
Amenities (46)
Viewed
Beach (38)
Viewed
Hot Tub (10)
Viewed
One-Bedroom Cabin (40)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
The Hotel (67)
Viewed
Two-Bedroom Cabin (49)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (43)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (20)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Andros
56.2 km away
Swain's Cay Lodge
Swain's Cay Lodge
#4 of 10 in Andros
95 reviews
0.0 km away
Love At First Sight Hotel
704.7 km away
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
#8 of 10 in Seven Mile Beach
24 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
13.9 km away
Kamalame Cay
Kamalame Cay
#3 of 10 in Andros
294 reviews
65.2 km away
Tiamo Resort
Tiamo Resort
#2 of 10 in Andros
257 reviews
0.0 km away
Nathan's Lodge
Nathan's Lodge
#2 of 22 in Andros
17 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • 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: RM1,844 - RM3,023 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Small Hope Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Small Hope Bay Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Small Hope Bay Hotel Andros
Small Hope Bay Resort
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Andros
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Andros
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Small Hope Bay Lodge staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Small Hope Bay Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay