Small Hope Bay Lodge

Small Hope Bay Lodge
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Opened in 1960, this eco-oriented dive lodge was one of the first dive resorts in the Bahamas, and 50 years later, it's still owned and operated by the original family. Likewise, it continues to provide laidback island luxury with easy access to some of the area's best diving. Situated on a private beach—on the eastern shore of the large, yet barely developed, island of Andros—the lodge's 21 guestrooms overlook the Andros Barrier Reef and, beyond the reef, the 6,000-foot oceanic

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Beach Activities,Birding,Canoeing,Fly Fishing,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Kids' Club,SCUBA Diving,Sailing,Saltwater Fishing,Shopping,Snorkeling,Spa and Massage,Wildlife/Nature Programs,Windsurfing
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Small Hope Bay Lodge is celebrating its 50th year in business! With only 21 beachfront cottages, Small Hope is a Bahamas vacation fit for singles, couples and families. Come experience Bahamas Diving, Bahamas Snorkeling and Bahamas bonefishing! All inclusive rates include all meals, drinks, bar drinks, hotel taxes, use of bicycles, sea kayaks, windsurf, sailboat, access to a beachfront hot tub, self guided nature walks and introductory dive or snorkel lesson. There is FREE WIFI available in the lounge area during the day and FREE VOI calls to the US & Canada. Pets allowed for $25 per stay. At Small Hope, you will find a Bahamas vacation destination which offers friendly staff amongst a relaxing and inviting setting. Dive staff and mangers mainly live on site and are very much a part of the everyday operations at Small Hope. All diving and snorkeling is arranged nightly when the dive staff comes around to each guest and asks if they are interested in diving or snorkeling the next day. Fishing trips can be arranged daily as well. Small Hope offers full certification courses as well as referrals. Dive boats leave at 9:30am and 2pm daily. Snorkeling is available from shore or once daily. Cottages are rustic in style yet clean and comfortable. They are made of native Andros pine and decorated in Androsia batik fabric. There is a sitting area with lamp and private bathroom with stand up shower. There is a safe, complimentary sports bottle, filtered drinking water (though it is safe to drink the tap water), and daily maid service. Small Hope provides all linens and beach towels. Nightlife at Small Hope is impromptu with guests stringing a guitar, playing board games, ping pong, having a few drinks by the bar, or putting in a favorite music CD. There are two beaches on site and the one outside the cottages is a shallow beach great for wading for bonefish, shell collecting and taking a walk. The beach located near the lounge is great for swimming and other water sports.

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