Small Hope Bay Lodge All Inclusive3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This was our 26th or so stay at Small Hope Bay Lodge. We visit every year. Staying for New Year's Eve is one of our favorite times. We have a great meal, make a hat, have a few drinks, and then burn the Christmas tree and the hat to usher in the new year. The old year is done; the new year begins. You will not find a friendlier place to stay anywhere. Everyone is treated as part of the family and the staff accommodates all needs. There are 20 cabins on the beach, along with a lodge, beach bar, and dock. Take a walk on the North beach or on the South beach. Have a great meal, take a nap, and have a drink. Meet new friends and have great conversations with them. Read a book. Relax and enjoy and renew.
This was our first trip to Small Hope....loved it! We relaxed, ate, drank, and met new people. We came from Jacksonville Florida to meet our kids and grandkids from the Kansas City Area. It was great to visit without the distractions of housework, cooking, etc. And, the scenery took our breath away! We will definitely include Small Hope Bay in our plans for the future, and will bring friends!
We've been coming to Small Hope Bay Lodge for many years and and will continue to do so! Great diving, fishing, food and camaraderie and the staff is phenomenal! We love as they say being "part of the family"!
There are so many wonderful things to say about Small Hope Bay. It is rustic, environmentally thoughtful and cozy. The staff are so welcoming and genuine. It is like you are arriving as a long lost friend. What blew me away was how accommodating they were with my eating requirements. I am gluten and dairy free and only eat chicken and fish. I always travel with snacks and I do not expect have gf/df options in the family islands of the Bahamas. NOT AT SMALL HOPE! I did not go hungry! As soon as we arrived at breakfast time they happily went to get my gf bread that they already planned for me for me to toast - my lunch was AMAZING fish with delicious vegetables - and even finished off with GF cookies! At the cocktail hour i had GF conch fritters! I never get to eat conch fritters so this was a real treat. Then I had shrimp that was fried especially for me in rice flour and soup that had no dairy! FINISHED OFF WITH GF CUPCAKES FOR DESSERT! I felt so incredibly spoiled and what was the best part was they were genuinely happy to accommodate me. I honestly do not think I have ever experienced service at a hotel like this and I travel a lot! There is so much more to mention. The trip to the Androsia factory was incredibly special and we even had the opportunity to make our own! I cannot wait to go back again. Thank you for such special memories!
Where do you start! It far exceeded my expectations - a true relaxing getaway, with lots of great activities to see and do, food is great but the service is unbelievable. The staff and owners are amazing and go out of the way to make you feel welcomed and pampered. Thank you Jeff, Bryan and Casey - please don’t change. We will definitely be back.
This is the place to go to, literally, get away from it all. Rustic and laid back. Staff is friendly and attentive. Rooms are bright, airy and comfortable. Food and beverages are all included. Food is great. This was our second visit and we will visit again.
We are retired and enjoy fishing, snorkelling, and relaxing with a good book in a small resort without crowds and loud parties. Small Hope Bay resort is perfect. Great food (meat and fish/seafood choices at dinner each night and wonderful deserts!) and service. Excellent friendly staff and guides. Every room is lovely with a view of the sunrise and the water. There is a happy hour with conch fritters every evening on the sea front patio and special "Bahamas nights" with a local band. Best of all the resort is small so you know you most of the staff by name quickly. It is primarily a dive resort but there are excursions to the blue holes and nature trails as well. Or kayak in the mangroves. Interesting guests from all over. We certainly didn't want to leave.
So good to see that Small Hope Bay hasn't changed over the 45 years since the last visit apart from a few subtle additions such as the bar terrace area. A secret spot to escape from the busy world. If you want bright lights and resort type entertainment this is not for you. Many visitors were there for the world-class bone fishing but we were there for the scuba diving which did not disappoint. Beautiful corals, masses of fish and on one drop off dive a considerable number of sharks. Accommodation is basic but very comfortable and frankly swinging in a hammock listening to the waves breaking on the shore pretty much sums up the feeling of Small Home Bay. The food was very good often including fish caught by the guests and thank goodness the conch fritters appeared at drinks time every evening! It was a delight to socialise with the staff giving a sense of family. Behind it all, however, is a very busy team under Jeff Birch and family who quietly and efficiently organise your days for you. Just remember to use the bug spray as those no-see-ums, especially at sunset, can certainly give you a nip!
This trip was a pre-40th birthday celebration for my husband. He love to fish for bone fish and I found Small Hope on the website. The lodge and everyone there lived up to what I had read. It was a truly fun and exciting time and big thanks to everyone there that made our trip so special! We will be back!
Staff was extremely accommodating and attentive, views and activities were spectacular. Food and drinks were superb. Enjoyed paddleboarding the mangroves, reading in the hammock and the relaxation afforded by just showing up and letting go. Will definitely revisit!
- Free cooked-to-order breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Small Hope Bay Lodge All Inclusive is located within a few miles (5 km) of Androsia Batik Works Factory and Fresh Creek Harbour. This 21-room, 3-star resort has free breakfast along with conveniences like a private beach and free self parking. It's on the waterfront and also a short drive from Somerset Beach.
Free cooked-to-order breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Small Hope Restaurant, the resort's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
All of Small Hope Bay Lodge All Inclusive's 21 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including patios, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include safes.
Guests staying at Small Hope Bay Lodge All Inclusive enjoy access to a private beach, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning or laundry, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include coffee/tea in a common area, free use of bicycles, and an arcade/game room.
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95% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 526 reviews