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Map of Andros Island Bahamas - Small Hope All Inclusive

Getting to Andros Island, The Bahamas is very easy!
We may be slightly off the beaten path, but that's a big
part of our appeal. Even though we're not in the center of a big tourist hub (thankfully!) we're really quite accessible.

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The Andros Reef System - Bahamas

A Brief Introduction by Dr. Tim Turnbull

 

Dr. Timothy Turnbull, a marine biologist and part-time resident of Andros, regularly gives evening slide presentations here at Small Hope, using his own photographs taken on the Andros Reef. His show is most informative--and you may see him on our dive boats from time to time.

The fringing-barrier reef lying to the east of Andros Island in the Bahamas represents the second largest reef complex in the western North Atlantic and is one of the most remote. The system extends for a distance of approximately 200 km (124 miles) from the Joulter Cays in the north to South Cay in the south. Based on the distribution, development, and architecture of reef communities within the vicinity of Small Hope Bay, the reef may be divided into five major zones; the lagoon (including mangrove areas), back reef, reef crest, inner fore reef, and outer fore reef.

Andros Reef

Note: The Andros reef complex is not a true barrier reef system in the strict sense because of the relatively shallow depth of the lagoon and close proximity of the reef crest to the shoreline. It is also not a true fringing reef since it is not set directly against the shoreline. Hence, it is regarded as a hybrid in reef classification. See Millman, 1973.

Tim Turnbull/NAR

Andros Bahamas Barrier Reef

Things To Look For:

Starfish
Cushion Sea Star
Common Comet Star
Brittlestar

Groupers
Tiger Grouper
Nassau grouper
Red Hind
Graysby
Coney

Jacks
Bar jack
Horse-eyed
Palometa

Snappers
Mutton snapper
Gray Snapper
Yellowtail snapper
Yellowfin Mojarra

Grunts
Porkfish
Spanish Grunt
Bluestriped Grunt
Smallmouth Grunt
Margate

Drums
Spotted Drum
Highhat

Butterfly Fish
Banded Butterfly
Four-eye butterfly
Spotfin Butterfly

Blenny and Sweepers
Redlipped Blenny
Glassy Sweepers

Boxfish
Honeycomb Cowfish
Scawled Cowfish

Pufferfish
Checkered puffer
Sharpnosed puffer
Porcupine Pufferfish
Balloon Pufferfish

Rays
Spotted Eagle Ray
Great Southern
Devil Ray
Sand Sting Ray

Eels
Green moray
Spotted moray
Purple Mouth Moray
Sharptail Eel
Goldspotted Eel

Barracuda
Great Barracuda

Slim-bodied fishes
Trumpet fish
Redfin Needlefish

Squirrelfish
Longspined
Dusky squirrelfish

Hamlets
Indigo Hamlet
Barred Hamlet
Basslets and Seabasses
Fairy Basslet
Blackhead basslet
Harlequin bass

Goatfish
Yellow goatfish
Spotted goatfish

Flounder
Peacock Eyed

Misc.
Spotted Scorpionfish
Flying Gurnard
Bandtail SeaRobin
Blue tang
Barred Cardinalfish
Saucereye Porgy

Inverts.
Caribbean Spiny Lobster
Yellowline Arrow Crab
Blue Crab
Giant Hermit Crab
Caribbean Reef Squid
Common Octopus

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261 reviews of Small Hope Bay Lodge in Andros
Small Hope Bay Lodge
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Based on 261 traveler reviews
TripAdvisor Popularity Index: #1 of 12 + hotels in Andros
Most Recent Traveler Reviews:
  • Jan 15, 2013: "Small Hope Bay, Andros Island, the Bahamas"
  • Jan 7, 2013: "Small HopeBay - The Friendly Getaway"
  • Nov 26, 2012: "Post Sandy Stay"
  • Nov 16, 2012: "Simply Paradise!!!"
  • Nov 10, 2012: "Everything's Included: Fun, Friends, Spaghetti for All,..."
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