Small Hope Bay Resort

Nestled on the edge of the world's 3rd largest barrier reef, Small Hope Bay Resort is as remote as you can get while still enjoying the comforts of home. Unwind and enjoy the amazing variety of dives, world class fishing, rare birds, and the fine art of hammocking! 

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20 Rooms

1 Restaurant 

1 Bar


Small Hope Bay Resort Dive Center

Small Hope's cabins were hand built in the 60s from coral rock and hardy Andros pine. They have been a haven from the pressures of modern day living for Ambassadors, Prime Ministers and people from all walks of life. All our cabins are right on the beach, with views of swaying palm trees and turquoise waters.

Outside the cabins, apart from the beach, the view, the quiet and tranquility, are hammocks and beach loungers. We have also added some outdoor showers recently! These are perfect for rinsing off after a dive or snorkel, waking up with the sunrise, or just enjoying the tranquility of the palms and beach.

Our wonderful kitchen staff prepares fabulous, homemade meals to enjoy on your stay with us. We use the freshest ingredients available, which means we buy as much locally as we can. Our chefs grill locally caught fish and lobster caught by our guests and local fishermen whenever available. With tasty options with a Caribbean flare, to continental cuisine, there is always a wide array of fresh and delicious food and every meal. And if you need a little snack in the middle of the day, the kitchen will gladly give you a little something!  ​You'll have access to a full bar throughout the day.

At Small Hope Bay Lodge on Andros Island, Bahamas, we have been introducing divers and snorkelers to the Andros Barrier Reef since 1960.  We have more than 60 dive sites on the regular Small Hope Bay Lodge dive schedule, including colorful shallow reefs, coral gardens, wreck dives, breathtaking blue holes and stunning wall dives at the edge of the continental shelf, where the Tongue of the Ocean plunges to 6,000 feet.

We have three boats for diving and snorkeling so that we can comfortably accommodate all divers and snorkelers. There are three regular daily dives, sometimes four when a night dive is scheduled. We have a two single-tank morning dives - a deeper dive, followed by a shallow dive at a different location. We return to the resort for a delicious lunch and after that we do a one-tank mid-level dive.

Small Hope was one of the first dive resorts in the Caribbean and has been run by the Birch family since its inception over 60 years ago!!!



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