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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We came for the birds at Small Hope Bay and we were not disappointed. This is the only lodge in the Bahamas with the endangered Bahama Oriole, fewer than 250 in existence, right on the grounds! Additionally we saw a Red-breasted Merganser in the bay, and Reddish Egret, Clapper Rail, Piping Plover, "Golden" Yellow Warbler, Painted Bunting, and an Orchard...

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I am so happy you were able to have such a great birding trip. Andros is a gem for birders, especially when you can spot the Bahama Oriole right from the resort! We hope to see you back for some more nature adventures, and of course, more delicious food!

Holly Springs, NC
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Not your typical All-Inclusive...so intimate and private...best staff ever...will go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. You can do all the activities or nothing at all. A very safe, friendly, and beautiful environment.

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

Thanks for the great review. And thanks for the compliment to our outstanding staff. We are very lucky to have such beautiful natural surroundings here. And all the activities you'd like, or as you said, the opportunity to do nothing at all, and truly disconnect. Hope you see you back again soon!

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Small Hope Bay is a treasure. A step back in time allows you to wander through the coconut trees as you unwind and enjoy a complete break from it all. The staff is wonderful, the water is beautiful and the time spent there, priceless.

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

Thanks so much for the lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It is like a step back in time, away from the hustle and bustle, just a quiet, secluded beach to yourselves, and I am glad you got a chance to unwind. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Once upon a time, we were yearly guests, but then life took some twists and turns and it had been over a decade since our last visit. As we travelled to Small Hope, we kept reminding ourselves of the time that had passed and to expect changes. From the moment we walked down the beach to our cabin, we felt...

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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 came back for another visit and that Small Hope is still the place you remember! We try to keep our resort amenities up to date, while keeping the same atmosphere and feeling that we've had for over 50 years. I am glad you were able to enjoy the diving, birding,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Just flew out of the Bahamas after another perfect stay at Small hope bay lodge. We arrived to blue sky, calm sea and a warm welcome. Enjoyed 9 days of relaxing, and catching up with family and guests old and new. Rediscovered a love of ping pong, as a great way of working off the good food, especially those afternoon...

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

Thanks for the great review! It was wonderful seeing you again. So happy you enjoyed another lovely stay with us - full of diving, relaxing, delicious food, and great company. I am glad you like the new renovations! We are working hard to update our cabins while keeping the simple and comfortable feel they've always had. We look forward to...

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Have been coming here many times over last 50 years, never disappointing. We see this as the ideal location to "recharge your batteries" as we endure the rat-race of this century. No casinos, no troublesome vendors bugging you, ability to walk hundreds of meters along the sandy beach and not encounter another person and of course the great diving. Its...

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

Thanks for the great review! As always, it was wonderful to see you again. I agree, one of the best parts of this place is the ability to truly disconnect and "recharge", just steps away from the beautiful, Bahamas sea! We look forward to your next visit for more of the same!

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

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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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!

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM1,843 - RM3,873 (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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“They will tell you to spray down the screens with the bugspray provided before bed but just wanted to reiterate here :)”
kristelllo, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Newly renovated cabins are super cute!”
eyachtie, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms/cabins seem very nice...but we really liked our unit (#17)...on the end and very recently made very bright and cheery with a paint and other makeover.”
RDR1956, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They all overlook the ocean, lower numbers are near the dining area/lounge.”
LindanLV, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All of the cottages face the ocean- #1 is closest to the main lodge.”
Kcan1708, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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