by Amanda Geronikos
On Andros Island in the Bahamas, Small Hope Bay Lodge offers all-inclusive rates and oceanfront cabins. It also offers a rare opportunity to disconnect — televisions, phones and Internet aren’t available. Instead, you’ll find water sports, such as snorkeling and diving; kids’ programming, such as a children’s club and complimentary babysitting services in the evenings; and guided nature tours. The resort is located near Androsia Batik, a fabric factory (where tours and lessons are available) and outlet store.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive hotel
- Complimentary babysitting
- Cultural attractions nearby
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
We went to Small Hope for the second time in March and we spent a whole week there .There are so many things to do ,kayaking in the mangrove, diving ,going to a
deserted island ,snorkeling , riding bikes to Captain Bill's blue hole or to Androsia ,a batik factory where you can get beautiful clothes , going on a nature tour ,meeting fantastic people ,you have it all !!!! It is a beautiful place where you can feel at home with good food and very friendly crew and management .
I just returned from my second trip to Small Hope Bay Lodge; and I'm glad to report that mostly, it hasn't changed a bit! I say "mostly" because the only changes I noticed were positive. The rooms were fresher, the bed more comfortable, and the amenities improved. What has remained the same is the excellent and extremely friendly service, the knowledgeable and very professional dive staff, and the overall family vibe that makes this place so special. Jeff and his crew go out of their way to make guests feel at home.
This is a quiet spot, and if you don't enjoy diving or bone fishing, be sure to bring a few good books! But it is a great place to relax, unwind, and to get to know other guests over drinks and dinner; which is served "family style" with lots of mixing and friendly conversation.
The food is good, tasty and filling. The chefs are local; and while the food isn't particularly fancy, it is of the best quality and very good.