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A Bahamas All Inclusive Vacation:

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a true Bahamas All Inclusive resort on Andros Island ... where you can get away and relax like no place else on earth!

Family owned and operated since 1960, Small Hope Bay Lodge is the original SCUBA Diving, Bonefishing, and Snorkeling resort on the last great undeveloped island in the Bahamas.

Safe, peaceful, and secluded — nestled on the edge of the world's 3rd largest barrier reef — it's perfect for a family vacation, relaxing holiday, romantic honeymoon, or wedding.

Enjoy your beachfront cabin — not just beach view! — plus diving, snorkeling, fishing, nature walks, an extensive library, and more. Our menu of fresh international cuisine changes daily, even the breakfast specials!

The Real Bahamas All Inclusive Vacation on the unspoiled Andros Island, with All the Comforts of Home!

Unlike many other Bahamas All Inclusive Hotels we include everything — room, food, beverages, bar drinks and whatever else you need — so you don’t even have to worry about your budget while you’re here!

Unwind and enjoy the amazing variety of dives and world class fishing in one of the last great unexplored and remote wildernesses of the western world. Or perfect the fine art of hammocking, relax in the hot tub by the beach, grab a kayak or a Nature Map and go exploring. You’ll find over 100 species of birds here, and the famous Caribbean “Blue Holes” explored by Jacques Cousteau and Dick Birch.







Rooms

Twenty-one beach front cottages each hand-built with overhead ceiling fans and optional air conditioning, with locally made furniture, decorated in beautiful Androsia fabric. There are four two-bedroom cottages for families, as well as a special honeymoon cottage. All are shaded by palms and located on the Bay just a few steps from the water. All our rooms can be customized to suit your needs with King-size beds and single beds available. You can also get your clothes cleaned and dried by our laundry services.

Amenities:

  • Fresh water dispensers
  • Linens and beach towels
  • Combination safe
  • Complimentary sports bottles
  • Daily maid service
  • Laundry service on request

Rates for Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Bahamas

We are a Bahamas all-inclusive resort!

At Small Hope Bay Lodge we have 21 beachfront cabins. We offer rates and packages for every type of traveler such as vacationers, scuba divers, snorkelers, fishermen (and fisherwomen) as well as wedding and honeymoon packages.

We also offer snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing (reef, deep-sea and bonefishing), and many more activities at individual rates too!

If you can’t decide on a package our office staff will always give you the best rates based on whichever activities you choose during your staying with us.

Build Your Stay Your Way

Small Hope is super flexible and always here to help you. So now we have two ways to build your final rate, either use the Daily Rates or select a package. Whatever way you choose, remember that if you change any of your activities when you come here we'll end up giving you the best rate possible, whether it's a package, a daily rate or a special you completely missed!

Also we'll give you 10% off your dives or snorkels if you dive on 3 separate days or more or snorkel on 3 separate days or more (excluding custom-tailored specialty-dives, and shark dives. Also must be 3 days of diving or 3 days of snorkeling) and an additional 5% off if you stay 7 nights or more!

Daily All-Inclusive Rates : Including all meals, bar drinks/beverages
and more below

LOW SEASON
Jan 6th to Feb 15th 2015
May 18th to Dec 15th 2015
HIGH SEASON
Feb 16th to May 17th 2015
Dec 16th 2015 to Jan 5th 2016
Adult $260 Adult $285
Child 0 - 2 years FREE (babysitting charges only) Child 0 - 2 years FREE (babysitting charges only)
Child 2 - 12 years $115 Child 2 - 12 years $115
  • Beachfront cottage accommodations.
  • All meals, bar drinks, and beverages.
  • Nightly conch fritter hors d'oeuvres.
  • Also includes: Free Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)/SASY or refresher lessons for scuba diving and snorkeling, self-guided nature walks, windsurfers, Escape sailboat, kayaks, bicycles, and hot tub on the beach.
  • Gratuities applied at your discretion (6% guideline).
  • Air conditioning is available in almost all of our rooms. A per room/per night energy surcharge applies. Make request at time of booking.
  • Surcharges may apply for single travellers.

"Small Hope Bay Lodge offers what is reputed to be the third biggest barrier reef system in the world, and some of the finest of all Blue Hole diving into immense underwater cave systems. Then there is the famous wall, beginning at 22m and plunging down into the Tongue of the Ocean, a dive I shall never forget."

--Bernard Eaton, Diver Magazine UK

Small Hope's Bahamian Weddings and Honeymoons

Small Hope's Tropical Island Weddings and Honeymoons Get married on the beach in a simple ceremony by the sea. We'll arrange it all, plus a reception for up to forty of your closest friends and family. All you have to do is show up!

For more than forty years, weddings have been a celebrated part of life at Small Hope Bay. Three generations of Birches have been married here. We'll bring a family warmth and tropical style to your Bahamas wedding day.

We let the natural beauty of our Bahamas island beaches provide the magnificent backdrop. We take care of everything – from arranging the paperwork and contacting the appropriate officials to perform the ceremony, to hosting your reception, including tasty appetizers of our island specialties. An elegant, tropical-style wedding cake, and sparkling champagne complete the celebration that usually rolls right into the dinner hour at Small Hope Bay Lodge.

We will capture the event on video, using your favorite music for the ceremony and reception. We will also take your digital pictures for you. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the moment! You might even want to stick around for the honeymoon, and enjoy our honeymoon cabin and the great packages we have to offer!

As with all things in life the weather can be a bit unpredictable. If it rains, we can have your ceremony inside our glass room or lounge. Whatever the situation, we will take care of everything so you can relax and have a wonderful wedding day.

What Small Hope Weddings Include:
  • Arch of fresh, island flowers
  • Head wreaths, corsages, boutonnieres, and bouquets of your choice
  • Beautiful (and delicious) wedding cake
  • H'ors d'oeuvres and champagne reception
  • Digital Photos and Video of Ceremony and Reception
  • We arrange all paperwork for you!

Optional Extras

Let us know if you are interested in some of our wedding add-ons including: Personalized Androsia Wedding Table Cloths and/or Napkins; Androsia Wedding Favors and Apparel (scarves, pareos, shirts, dresses, etc); Live DJ music or band. Please inquire with our office staff for costs.

Something else in mind? Let us know and we will do our best to make it happen!

The Ceremony

You can get married in our pine grove, on the beach, on a secluded cay, or even underwater (please give us advance notice for that, the only minister in the area who can scuba dive is in Nassau). If you would like to renew your vows, we would be happy to accommodate that. We strive to have your Bahamas Wedding be an event to remember fondly

Legal Details

The usual confirmations concerning present single status and eligibility for marriage are required. Non-Bahamians wishing to get married in the Bahamas need to be in the country 24 hours prior to applying for a marriage license. A Bahamian-issued marriage license is valid for 90 days; no blood tests are required.

Beach Weddings in the Bahamas
Wedding Ceremony
Per Couple $750.00

Bypass the commotion and treasure the occasion. Exchange your vows on the beach under an arch of native flowers, custom built for your unique ceremony.

Package includes:

  • Floral Archway
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Music
  • Flower Crown and/or Anklet
  • Custom-made Video
  • CD of Digital Pictures
  • Small Reception
  • Wedding Cake and Champagne
  • Minister stipend at $250 and Marriage license at $150 are extra.
  • We'll help with all the paperwork and arrangements.

Bahamas All-Inclusive Packages

Celebrating 50 Years of ALL INCLUSIVE Bahamian Excellence


Small Hope Bay Lodge has only 21 beachfront cottages, so you can escape the crowds and hassle of the big time resorts and enjoy an all inclusive vacation on Andros Island, Bahamas.

Come experience Bahamas diving on the Andros Barrier Reef, Bahamas Snorkeling in the turquoise waters & Bahamas bonefishing, on the Andros sand flats and creek systems! Explore our natural

playground on a Bahamas all inclusive family vacation! Walk down the sandy isle and say "I do" to a Bahamas beach wedding and settle into a romantic island honeymoon!

Nestled amongst whispering pines, Small Hope creates an inviting and relaxing environment for those people looking for an all inclusive Bahamas vacation "a little off the beaten path."

Friendly and engaging staff will have you feeling like you are “part of the family.” Small Hope Bay Lodge has not only the amenities but the packages to accommodate nearly all your desires.

Your ALL INCLUSIVE package includes:

  • Authentic and appetizing Bahamian cooking - breakfast made to order with a taste of the islands, casual lunch buffet that can be enjoyed beach side on our outdoor patio, cocktail hour with our signature conch fritters and savory dinner with plenty of choices for the most discriminate palette.
  • All refreshments, including bar drinks. Help yourself to our premium liquor selection at one of our two bars, grab a Kalik (the beer of the Bahamas) or get one of our staff members to shake up one of their signature drinks. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Keep busy with snorkeling from shore, biking into town or an inland blue hole, kayaking in the bay or creeks, sailing to one of our cays, meandering on one of our many self-guided nature walks or just relaxing in the oceanfront hot tub. There is never a dull moment here unless you want one!
  • Explore the underwater world with a FREE Discover Scuba Diving lesson or a FREE snorkeling lesson.
  • Only be out of touch if you want to be! Free WIFI internet access and calls to the USA and Canada.

2015 

LOW SEASON DATES - Jan 6th to Feb 15th / May 18th to Dec 15th

HIGH SEASON DATES - Feb 16th to May 17th / Dec 16th 2015 to Jan 5th 2016

We have "Build Your Own" Dive and Snorkel Packages. Just decide how many nights you'll stay with us, and how many dives or snorkels you would like to do on your stay. Remember, if you dive on three or more separate days, you receive 10% off all your dives. Same goes for snorkeling!

7 nights / 8 days All-Inclusive Package Rates

LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON
$5070 per couple all inclusive $5402 per couple all inclusive

Celebrate your tropical beach wedding and romantic honeymoon with us in the Bahamas at Small Hope Bay Lodge! Let us do all the work and you have all the fun! Enjoy your first week of marriage on the secluded and romantic beaches of Andros Island. There is natural beauty that surrounds you and turquoise water that awaits you.

This ALL INCLUSIVE Weddingmoon Package at Small Hope includes:

  • ALL INCLUSIVE Amenities
  • Archway of native flowers custom built for your ceremony
  • Bridal bouquet, groom boutonniere and flowers for attendants
  • Photography and Videography services (custom made DVD & CD of Digital Photos)
  • Wedding Cake
  • Reception including appetizers and champagne
  • Marriage License
  • Preacher Fee
  • Secluded beachfront honeymoon cottage
  • Breakfast in bed, every morning, if you like!
  • Romantic picnic on a secluded cay
  • Special gift
  • Two SCUBA diving excursions each or up to 4 snorkeling excursions


4 nights / 5 days and 7 nights / 8 days All-Inclusive Package Rates

  LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON
4 nights / 5 days Package - 2 Dives or 4 Snorkels $2156 per couple all inclusive $2346 per couple all inclusive
7 nights / 8 days Package - 4 Dives or 8 Snorkels $3818 per person all inclusive $4150 per person all inclusive

Start your new life together with a relaxing island honeymoon at Small Hope Bay Lodge. Do as little as much as you want to - snorkel, scuba dive or just walk on one of our private beaches. Cherish this very special time with the one you love.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:

  • His-and-Her Androsia  Pareos (wraps) for island-style in-room relaxation ($30 each).
  • On-site Massage ($85 hr).
  • Specialty Night Dive, or any custom specialty dive ($200 per person for couple).

This ALL INCLUSIVE Honeymoon Package at Small Hope includes:

  • ALL INCLUSIVE Amenities
  • Secluded beachfront honeymoon cottage
  • Breakfast in bed, every morning, if you like!
  • Romantic picnic on a secluded cay
  • gift
  • FREE Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)/SASY or refresher lessons for scuba diving and snorkeling, self-guided nature walks, windsurfers, Escape sailboat, kayaks, bicycles and hot tub on the beach.


Activities and Adventure in the Bahamas

We have lots to do here at Small Hope Bay, nestled away on Andros in the Bahamas. Activities that will keep everyone happy, from reading in a hammock, learning to dive for free with our free DSD Course, Diving the Wall, Snorkeling, Bird Watching and more. We've even got a well stocked completely free bar if you've had enough excitement for the day. We have the best Bahamian Activities on offer!

Biking

Bicycles are free for guest use. Tour the areas surrounding Small Hope Bay Lodge. We have maps and suggested itineraries. The small village of Fresh Creek is a short 20 minute ride to the south. Visit the Androsia Batik Factory. Or bike a few miles north to an inland blue hole for a fresh water swim you can even ask us to pack you picnic for free.

Birding

We have binoculars, bird lists and great places for viewing. We also host a number of birding groups throughout the year. Also see About Birds on Andros. Active Bird Watchers come from all over the world to see the best birds in the Bahamas and species unique to Andros.

Diving and Snorkelling

This is our speciality and the first in the Bahamas. Activities we offer for Diving and Snorkeling are three dives a day, night dives, shark dives, and one-on-one Specialty Dives anytime. Plus we offer SCUBA Certifications, Nitrox Certification, SASY equipment for kids, and free SCUBA intro lessons for those who want to try it. All of this on the Andros Barrier Reef - the 3rd largest reef system in the world!

 

Fishing

Bonefishing, reef fishing, deep sea fishing--we can arrange it all! Andros is known as the "Bonefish Capital of the World". We can even show you how to improve your cast with our world class guides!

Guided Eco Trips

We have two half day guided nature tours - one is to visit the intriguing North Andros area and the other visits 3 of the different types of blue holes in our area (additional fee).

Hot Tubbing

On the beach, by the ocean, under the stars, with a kalik!

 

Hammocking

One of our favorite bahamian activities. If you don't know how this is done, ask one of us to teach you.

Kayaking

We have four ocean kayaks free for your use, plus some suggested trails to take.

Massage

We have a certified masseuse that comes to Small Hope and gives 1/2 hour or full hour massages in your room, or overlooking the ocean (additional fee)

Nature Trails

We have maps and marked trails and booklets to help you identify the flora you see along the way. Guided Eco-tours are also available.

Sailing

We have an "Escape," an easy-to-use sailboat free for use as well as a Hobie Cat. Pack a lunch and sail out to Goat Cay or down to some secluded beach.

Shopping

Not exactly an "adventure sport", but batik demos and outlet store souvenir shopping are both available at the Androsia Batik Factory 3 miles up the road. Grab a bike or a taxi and visit the factory that has been employing Androsians since 1973. If you want to do a more formal tour and your own batik just let the office know and they will arrange it for a $25 fee (minimum 4 participants). If your not feeling that "adventurous" Small Hope does have their own boutique with logo items, sundries, souvenirs, and island made goods.

Snorkelling

Daily trips by boat (minimum 6 snorkelers), special excursions, plus plenty of great snorkeling from shore in our crystal clear waters.

Walking

Anytime is a good time to stroll along the beach at Small Hope. It's perfectly safe, day or night. (Take a midnight swim!)

Windsurfing

We also have a windsurf board for a great time out on the water!

 
   
 
Check out our many specials and call today. Over 90% of our guests plan a return trip, so make those reservations early!
Small Hope Bay Lodge
Andros
Bahamas

Toll-Free from the U.S. and Canada
Direct to Andros: 800-223-6961
Direct Telephone: 242-368-2014
Direct Fax: 242-368-2015
Email: info@SmallHope.com
Web: www.smallhope.com