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Name of Resort: Small Hope Bay Lodge

Location: Fresh Creek, Andros Island, Bahamas

Nearest Airport: Andros Town Airport (ASD), port of entry, 5 miles away, 24 degrees 44.9’N-77 degrees 48.6’W

Mailing Address: P O Box 23324, Fresh Creek, Andros Island, Bahamas
Tel Direct: 1-242-368-2014/2013
Fax: 1-242-368-2015
US/Canada: 1-800-223-6961
Jeff Birch, Owner Cellular: 1-242-357-2001

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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.

Closing: Small Hope closes for the month of September

Small Hope Bay Lodge

Diving Back in the Day

Small Hope Diving when it first began

Pioneering diving, World Records and host to some of the worlds most influential people, Small Hope has over the years evolved from a pioneering dive resort to become a World-Class All Inclusive holiday resort that offers fishing, diving, nature tours and more, and maintains a personal connection to our island and to our guests.

Small Hope Bay Lodge was founded by Dick Birch. Dick was the World Record holder in 1962 for the deepest dive on air (463 ft), since those heady pioneering days the resort has grown to become much more than just a resort for divers. We host everyone from Divers, Fishers, Relaxers and Bird Watchers.

You will never get bored at Small Hope as have enough activity to keep the whole family happy and the reputation to prove it with over 270 reviews on Trip Advisor putting us in the top 25 destinations last year for All-Inclusives.

Main Features

  • Beachside Cabins on Andros, one of the last great unexplored wildernesses in the west.
  • 70% of guests are repeat/referrals.
  • Hospitality Assured, Orvis endorsed and ranked in the top 25 All-Inclusive resorts in the world
  • All-Inclusive with no hidden charges
  • Diving/Snorkeling on the world's 3rd largest barrier reef system with an excellent safety program
  • Bonefishing Capital of the World (Deep Sea and Reef Fishing too)
  • Island tours/Nature Walks, Bike Trails, Kayaking, Sailing, and more.

Discounts & Specials

  • Free round-trip flights from Nassau
  • $150 island-hopping credit
  • $300 private pilot fuel credit
  • Multi-night discounts
  • "Simple Little Honeymoon" package
  • Specials change from time to time. Contact the office for accurate information.


  • All-Inclusive: Room & tax, all meals, snacks & hors d'oeuvres, beverages & cocktails, use of bikes, kayaks, windsurf, Escape sailboat, games, library, hot tub, intro SCUBA/snorkel lesson, Wi-Fi, complimentary babysitting during cocktail and dinner for children 2-7
  • All Beachfront Cabins
  • Nature: Rare and unique environment - blue holes, barrier reef, rare birds, & more!
  • Excursions, include SCUBA, snorkeling, fishing, guided island tours, birding
  • Weddings and Honeymoons - Underwater weddings available
  • US Currency accepted on Andros; No time change for Eastern US
  • Wi-Fi
  • FREE calls to US and Canada
  • Meeting & banquet facilities


  • Breakfast 7:00-9:30, continental plus full menu
  • Snacks available during the day from the kitchen
  • Lunch 12:00-1:30 on beachside patio*
  • Bar open all day & bartender on duty after 4:00 PM
  • Conch fritters & other hors d'oeuvres 6:30 on patio*
  • Dinner 7:30 on the patio*, menu changes daily
  • Lunch also provided for all-day excursions
    • *Patio meals served in dining room in case of inclement weather.


  • 21 beachfront cottages
  • Views of Atlantic Ocean, Bahamian cays
  • Private and family-style cabins
  • Decorated with island-made batik fabric
  • Fresh water dispensers
  • Ceiling fans
  • AC available in all rooms
  • Linens and beach towels
  • Combination safe
  • Complimentary sports bottle
  • Daily maid service

Facilities & Amenities

  • Dive Center + Snorkel
  • Indoor & Patio Dining
  • Tiki Bar & Lounge
  • Beachfront Hammocks and lounge chairs
  • Kayaks, Windsurfer, Sailboat, Bicycles, Paddleboards
  • Nature Trails
  • Large library: Fiction, non-fiction, wildlife reference, island maps
  • Game Room
  • Babysitting
  • Wi-Fi & VOIP
  • Massage available
  • Meeting & Banquet Facilities
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Service available
  • Room Safe
  • Pet Friendly ($25 cleaning fee per dog/cat)

Weddings & Honeymoons

  • Get married on our patio by the sea, in a pine grove, on the beach, on a secluded cay, even underwater (please give advance notice, SCUBA certified minister is in Nassau).
  • We provide all decor of local flowers, fabrics, and ferns, plus corsages, anklets, and head wreaths.
  • We arrange all paperwork and contact the officials to perform the ceremony.
  • Reception for up to 40 guests includes tasty hors d'oeuvres of our island specialties, plus tropical-style wedding cake and champagne.
  • We take video and digital photos.
  • “Simple Little Honeymoon” package includes everything, plus lots of honeymooner extras!
  • Many more services available!

Scuba Diving

  • Three dives daily
  • Night dives
  • Shark dives
  • Custom tailored specialty dives (additional fees apply)
  • SCUBA & Nitrox certifications
  • Free SCUBA intro lessons
  • World's 3rd largest reef system!
  • Inland "blue hole" systems
  • All dives are a quick 10-20 minute boat trip from our dock


  • Check-in begins 12:00 noon
  • Check-out by 1:00 PM
  • Children under 2 years of age stay and eat at no charge.
  • Children under 8 eat separately with complimentary babysitting
  • Guests are free to go barefoot anywhere on property.
  • Gratuities: So that we can offer a true "no wallet needed" vacation, gratuities for staff are added as a percent to the final bill. (6% is the default amount, but guests are free to adjust this amount as they see fit.)


  • One-hour flight from Ft Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) or 15-minutes from Nassau International Airport (NAS). Or ferry from Nassau.
  • Arriving from Ft Lauderdale or Nassau, taxis available at Andros Town Airport (ASD) to Small Hope Bay Lodge, fees are standard.
  • Private pilots may fly into Fresh Creek (MYAF). Customs open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days a week.

Awards & Honors

  • "Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World" - Trip Advisor
  • "Travelers' Choice® 2012" and #1 ranked hotel on Andros - Trip Advisor
  • "100 Best Resorts of the Caribbean"
  • Cacique Award for Ecotourism
  • "1000 Places to See Before You Die"
Small Hope on Trip Advisor
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
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