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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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Name of Resort: Small Hope Bay Lodge

Opened: 1960

A Few Famous Visitors: Pierre Trudeau, David Doubilet, Jacques Cousteau

Owners and Managers: The resort was opened in 1960 by Canadian Dick Birch. Under the same Birch family management, Small Hope continues its dedication to offering a natural refuge for rest, relaxation, rediscovery and romance.

The History

Scuba Diving the way it used to be

Divers getting ready to take the plunge with double-hose regulators at Small Hope Bay Lodge in the early 1960's!

Dick Birch began Small Hope Bay Lodge in 1960, the first in the Caribbean and a pioneer of recreational Scuba Diving and with its family emphasis it is still operated and managed by the Birch Family.

Visited in the early days by Jacques Cousteau, Canadian diver/photographer Dr. George Benjamin, David Doubilet the world renowned National Geographic photographer who interned here, Canadian diver Dr. Joe McGinnis and record holding deep diver Betty Singer

Bahamas Beach - Small Hope Bay Lodge

Dick Birch first "discovered" the wall of the Andros Barrier Reef with Dr. Joe McGinnis.

Dick Birch held the world record for deep diving on compressed air at 462 feet. He made the dive with Canadian physicist Roger Hutchins.

Small Hope Bay Lodge, with its low-impact tourist facilities, offers complete snorkeling and diving programs, as well as fishing, nature walks, eco-tours, bush trails, biking, wind surfing, sailing, and internet in the lounge.

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261 reviews of Small Hope Bay Lodge in Andros
Small Hope Bay Lodge
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
4.5 of 5 stars
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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