• Est. 1960
  • Andros, Bahamas

The Real Bahamas

Guests
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An Island Retreat Aligned with Nature

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a historic, intimate, and eco-friendly resort that has been welcoming guests to Andros Island for over 60 years. We offer classic beachfront cabins, fresh international cuisine, an array of outdoor activities, and the opportunity to relax in an unspoiled eco-paradise. 

Unwind and enjoy the amazing variety of dives, world-class fishing, rare birds, and the fine art of lazy hammock lounging. Tranquil, scenic, and secluded, Andros is ideal for family vacations, group getaways, and romantic trips for two. It’s simply like no place else on earth!

Curl Up In The Caribbean

Our rustic beachfront cabins are just steps from the sand, so you can watch the sunrise from bed and fall asleep to the peaceful sound of waves lapping the shore.

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Diving

We know Andros diving like nobody else.

Whether you’re a beginner who wants to try scuba diving or snorkeling for the first time, or an experienced diver seeking a new thrill, let us show you our exciting underwater world.

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Adventures

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Guided Nature Tours

Andros is a Naturalist's Paradise with much to discover. We have a variety of half- and whole-day guided nature tours, including birding tours, blue hole tours and more.

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Scuba Diving on Andros

Andros Island is home to one the world's longest barrier reefs, and the second largest and most unexplored reef system in the Atlantic, the Andros Barrier Reef offers a dazzling variety of geological and coral formations.

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Best Fishing in The Bahamas

Andros Island, with its 140-mile long reef and its extensive inland flats offers serious opportunities to spincasters and fly fishermen. We use a team of some of the best local guides to offer the best bonefishing, reef fishing, and deep sea fishing in the Bahamas.

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Destination

Tranquil, Tropical, Transformative

Unwind and enjoy the amazing variety of dives, world class fishing, rare birds, and the fine art of hammocking! Safe, tranquil, and secluded, unspoiled Andros Island is perfect for a family vacation, relaxing holiday, romantic honeymoon, or wedding.

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Dining

Indulge in fresh, chef-prepared cuisine, inspired by the islands. Our all-inclusive family-style meals are served inside the lodge and adjacent beachfront terrace.

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Offers

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Repeat Guest Special

We can’t wait to welcome you back! All returning guests to Small Hope Bay Lodge receive 5% off stays of 4-6 nights, or 10% off stays of 7 or more nights. Now that’s something worth returning to Andros Island for!

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  • Book by: Whenever!
  • Travel by: Whenever!
  • Blackout dates: None!
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Private Pilot Island Hopping

Fly to any two Out Islands and enjoy $150 off every 2-night stay. Pre-book and stay 2 nights on each island visited (on the same flight plan) and receive a $150 credit, available at participating member resorts.

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  • Book by: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
  • Travel by: July 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
  • Blackout dates:  November 28, 2020 - December 12, 2021; December 20, 2020 - January 1, 2021; April 9-12, 2021; July 2-6, 2021
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$300 Private Pilot Credit

Grab your passport and get ready to jet-set down to the Bahamas on a private plane. Pre-book a 4-night stay (or longer) at any participating Out Islands Hotel and receive a $300 flight credit.

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  • Book by: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
  • Travel by: July 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
  • Blackout dates: November 28 - December 12, 2020; December 20, 2020 - January 1, 2021; April 9-12, 2021; July 2-6, 2021
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$250 Air Credit

Now is the perfect time to pack your bags and take a trip to the beautiful Bahamas Out Islands. Receive a $250 air credit towards commercial flights traveling directly to Andros Island when you stay 4 or more nights at Small Hope Bay Lodge.

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  • Book by: April 5 - May 31, 2021
  • Travel by: April 6 - October 31, 2021
  • Blackout dates: July 1 - 4, 2021
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Fly Free From Nassau

Pre-book an air-inclusive vacation for 4-6 nights and receive 1 free round-trip airline or ferry ticket between Nassau and Andros Island. Stay 7 or more nights at Small Hope and enjoy 2 round-trip tickets!

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  • Book by: April 5 - May 31, 2021
  • Travel by: April 6 - October 31, 2021
  • Blackout dates: July 1 - 4, 2021
Our Happy Guests
"The Outstanding Staff"
The views? Stunning! The vibe? Fun and welcoming. The water? Warm and clear. The diving? World-class. The beaches? White, sandy, and wonderful between your toes. But the people? Oh, the people! The SHBL staff are friendly, welcoming, outgoing, and just plain wonderful. They make the stay!
"A Fantastic Holiday at SHB"
My husband and I just returned home from our 5th trip to Small Hope Bay. We had a fabulous time during our two-week stay. The staff are fabulous, the food is delicious, and the beach is beautiful. My husband enjoyed six bonefishing trips with guides and we both did lots of diving. We will definitely be back again soon!
"Another Wonderful Stay"
This was our second visit to Small Hope Bay Lodge and we enjoyed every minute of it! Great company, fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere, and friendly staff that make you feel like part of the family. Snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, blue-holing, walking on the beach—just "small hoping." We can’t wait to come back!
"Feel Right at Home"
This is my fourth trip to Small Hope Bay and it never disappoints! You immediately feel you are on vacation from the moment you arrive. The staff does an amazing job of making you feel like you are family, and as if the entire resort is your home. All the cabins overlook the beach and you can see the sunrise from bed.
"An Oasis in Andros"
I showed up with my daughter for a fly fishing trip with no expectations. We were enchanted by the hospitality of the staff, wowed by the setting of this place, and blown away by the food. Our guide Solomon knew the flats and put us on some solid fish. He was not just a great guide, we now have a new friend.