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In addition to numerous other travel guide books like Fodors, Frommers, Rough Guide, and Lonely Planet, Small Hope Bay Lodge is proud to be listed in: Kay Showker's, "100 Best Resorts in the Caribbean", 5th edition, listed under Andros, The Bahamas, and Patricia Schulz's, "1000 Places to See before You Die", listed under The Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda.

 

The 25 Best Hotels in the Bahamas

Caribbean Journal

"If you’re looking for a flip-flop friendly Crusoe-esque getaway where everything from bait to bar drinks is included in the rate, look no further than this 21-cabin Androsian all-inclusive, where the living is easy and so is the bonefishing."

21 Best Dive Resort in the Caribbean

Caribbean Journal

"While Andros is known as a bonefishing destination, this boutique resort is located on the third-largest barrier reef on earth and combines that with a rustic, real Bahamian flavor. This was actually the first dive resort in the Bahamas."

Big Hopes at Small Hope

Miami Herald, 1970's

"My requirements were that the place be undeveloped, that it have good diving, and that it be relatively easy to get to."

A Real Life Soap Opera on the Blue Waters of Paradise

Atlantic Insight, May 1986

"For Dick and Rosie and Duke and Joan, 'It's Better in the Bahamas.' No doubt about it. It really is."

Andros Island Barrier Reef

American Museum of Natural History

"There have been people photographing this amazing reef system for over 80 years now! Incredible!!!."


 

Wildlife galore in the Bahamas

The Washington Post

"The ankle-twisting trail to the magnificent Rainbow Blue Hole zigzagged around limestone outcrops and past wild orchids, bromeliads and wild coffee plants, and sea grape, mahogany and brasiletto trees. Little did we know that we were stumbling through nature’s medicine cabinet. "

Best Fall Trips 2015

National Geographic

"Opened in 1960, the comfortable, family-run lodge is all-inclusive (meals, drinks, and activities) and designed for total relaxation."

A Week Underwater in the Bahamas

Alert Diver

"The shallow reef begins in as little as 10 feet of water, and with more than 60 dive sites available from Small Hope Bay, I left feeling like I'd barely immersed myself in the many options."

Simplicity, Comfort, Passion, Style: 4 Synonyms for Small Hope Bay Lodge

The Domestic Tourist

" If luxury travel is a bit too pretentious for you, but you love comfort, character and simplicity, you will probably fit well at Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros, Bahamas."

Family Travel in the Bahamas

Conde Nast Traveler

"This unpretentious charmer feels like tropical summer camp but is actually a world-class diving destination and the best place for kids to get their first taste of scuba diving."

Reeling in the Years

Celebrated Living

" . . . I follow Jeff is a scuba freefall down the steep walls into the sapphire blue. Our bubbles rise in silver curtains. I feel like an astronaut in deep space."

50 nuances de bleu of Andros, Bahamas

M Culture magazine article (French)

"Sur Andros, Jeff Birch, grand gaillard de 60 ans au rire tonitruant, emmène, lui, les touristes à la découverte des trous bleus. Ces cavités calcaires effondrées peuvent s’enfoncer de plusieurs centaines de mètres dans les entrailles de la terre. Son père, Dick, qui a fondé le Small Hope Bay Lodge et son club de plongée il y a plus de cinquante ans, a commencé à répertorier puis à faire visiter ceux qui sont suffisamment larges pour être explorés."

Diving - The Blue (And Black) Hole Of Andros, Bahamas

Essential Magazines Adventure Travel

"Sur Andros, Jeff Birch, grand gaillard de 60 ans au rire tonitruant, emmène, lui, les touristes à la découverte des trous bleus. Ces cavités calcaires effondrées peuvent s’enfoncer de plusieurs centaines de mètres dans les entrailles de la terre. Son père, Dick, qui a fondé le Small Hope Bay Lodge et son club de plongée il y a plus de cinquante ans, a commencé à répertorier puis à faire visiter ceux qui sont suffisamment larges pour être explorés."

Go barefoot or go home: 15 best islands you've never heard of

CNN Travel

"This island with a veritable melting pot of cultures also has the world's oldest dive shop, the Western hemisphere's second largest coral reef and locals who make waterproof straw baskets, batik and other crafts."

Ultimate Bahamas Experience

CNN Travel

"Divers swap stories and lies at Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros, where the only thing better than peering over the Tongue of the Ocean is talking up the adventure with friends. And everyone's a friend at this affable, family-owned retreat near Fresh Creek. With its home-cooked buffets, eco-friendly accommodations and laugh-filled happy hours, Small Hope serves up everything but the camp songs."

Top 10 Dive Resorts in the World

away.com

"Located on the large, yet barely developed, island of Andros, divers have access to more than 60 dive sites that stretch along the Andros Barrier Reef and overlook a deep oceanic trench called the Tongue of the Ocean."

Living Like a Rock Star - Lenny Kravitz in the Bahamas

Sky Delta Magazine, Sept. 201, by Steve Marsh

" . . . The diving is terrific and you'll soon be charmed by the laid-back, family-friendly vibe. "

The Best Island Reefs

Islands Magazine, Mar. 2010, by Jad Davenport

"Don't worry, the family-run, all-inclusive Small Hope Bay Lodge offers one-on-one dives to explore those underwater caves."

Family Travel in the Bahamas

Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Sept. 2009

"Andros's Small Hope Bay Lodge, a rustic resort hidden in acres of mangrove and Andros pine. This unpretentious charmer feels like tropical summer camp but is actually a world-class diving destination and the best place for kids to get their first taste of scuba diving."

Five People to Know in the Bahamas

Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Sept. 2009, by Mollie Chen

"The owner of Andros's Small Hope Bay Lodge and head of the Out Island promotions board, Jeff knows the best diving spots, the most pristine beaches, and the most reliable flights. His rustic retreat was one of the highlights of my trip (242-368-2014)."

À Andros, sur les traces de Robinson

Maman Magazine

"Dans l'archipel des Bahamas, Andros, la plus grande ile et aussi la moins explorée, réserve plein de surprises aux amoureux de la nature. Barrière de corail, lagon, forêt de cocotiers, la nature est à son avantage dans un écrin de rëve, Et pour en profiter, rien ne vaut un écolodge. Zoom sur le Small Hope Bay Lodge."

Bahamas – 100% nature

Marie France

"Pionnier en matière d'écolodge aux Bahamas, le Small Hope Bay Lodge a été entièrement construit avec des matériaux de l'archipel (bois et pierre), et recycle son eau et ses déchets. Et dans les chambres, zéro climatiseur. Amis Robinson, soucieux de l'écologiquement correct (et d'un minimum de confort...), ce paradis sur mer est pour vous."

Andros Field Trip

Jaunted - The Pop Culture Travel Guide, November 2008 by Jennifer Baggett

Including: "The Great Wall (Dive) Of Andros", "The Art of Androsia", "Journey Into The Great Blue Hole", and "Masters Of The Andros Island Dive Universe" video

Big Love for Small Hope

Jaunted - The Pop Culture Travel Guide, November 2008 by Jennifer Baggett

"Fortunately for us, Small Hope is a self-contained sliver of paradise, so everything from the guest cottages and main house to the ocean-front hot tub and outdoor patio bar are just a few (shoes optional) paces down the beach."

Hiking in the Bahamas

Lonely Planet, April 2008 by Amy C. Balfour

"At 2,300 square miles, Andros is the largest of the Bahamian islands. It's also the most mysterious, its porous, limestone base riddled with swamps, creeks and underground tunnels and caverns ..."

The Bahamas, our favorite neighbor

MSNBC, March 2008 by Ty Sawyer of Sport Diver Magazine

Andros, the fifth-largest island in the West Indies, sits on the edge of the third-largest barrier reef in the world, where divers can explore dozens of wrecks, come face to face with sharks and rays, and enjoy it's endless beaches, tropical breezes and of course, rum punch under a star-filled sky . . .

Bahamian Resort Celebrates the Simple Life

St. Petersburg Times, July 18, 2004 by Kenneth S. Allen

"People who return after an absence of 20 or even 30 years are pleased that time has seemed to stand still at the scuba diving and bonefishing resort."

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