Sunday, January 25, 2015

Just another beautiful sunrise . . . .

I just can't get enough of this view!

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year, from Small Hope Bay Lodge

New Year's Eve is a ridiculously fun time at Small Hope. This year we started off the evening with a HUGE feast, including soup, 3 types of salad, mashed Irish and sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, grilled shrimp, smoked turkey, and a roasted pig. We finished off the meal with over 30 desserts including pumpkin pis, Reeces peanut butter pie, goat cheese cake, coconut pecan cookies, Baileys marble cheesecake, and the list goes on.

After dinner we all made are way to the Games Room where everyone got a little creative and made some stunning hats. Close to midnight we all walked down the beach with our hats and our Christmas tree and at the stroke of midnight we threw our hats and the tree in the bonfire! Then the fireworks started . . . 

Welcome 2015!!!!

We wish you a wonderful New Year and hope to see you soon!
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Jes and Jace get married in the Bahamas . . .

We were privileged to be able to host another wedding at Small Hope Bay Lodge recently. Jessica and Jace came to the resort one year ago and were engaged during their stay here. They thought it would make a beautiful wedding location as well and brought some of their immediate family down to celebrate with them. 

It was a lovely beach ceremony followed by a great party! Congratulations to the beautiful couple. We wish them many, many years of happiness!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Pre-Thanksgiving at Small Hope Bay Lodge

Thanksgiving is almost here. And today I am looking out my window and giving thanks for the beautiful day we have today. The sun is shining, palms are swaying, waves gently lapping the shore. It's late November and many parts of Canada and the US are experiencing terrible cold weather already. But today, I am thankful to be in the Bahamas!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Halloween in the Bahamas! (careful . . . it's spooky!)

We celebrated a great Halloween here in the Bahamas once again. We had our awesome guests, delicious treats, and a couple scary tricks. Check out all the fun! 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Travel + Leisure: Small Hope Bay Lodge, Bahamas

We recently were mentioned in an article by Travel + Leisure, by Kira Turbull. Kira is a long-time friend of Small Hope Bay Lodge, having grown up on Andros alongside the Birch family children. Congratulations to her on her great article. Have a look for yourself . . .

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summer Camp has Come to Small Hope!

It's a lot of fun for the Ancat summer students to spend the day at Small Hope Bay Lodge, going out to the coral reef and experiencing the smooth running of the best dock in the area is a big treat for the youths.  

Every summer Ancat works to expose the island children to the many wonders of Andros and while we're instilling within these children a love of the outdoors and a great appreciation of nature, we're teaching them as well: to swim, snorkel, hike, kayak, to identify birds and fishes, corals too. We're building the youth's self esteem and showing
them that they too can make a difference, as each year they participate in a community project to remove marine debris from the shoreline, beaches and waterways. 

Peter and Gabrielle Douglas, of Small Hope family fame, run the Andros Conservancy and Trust, (Ancat), a local environmental NGO and  have run this camp for six years now, understanding that its only through exposure to all that Andros has that they'll be able to build the baseline environmental knowledge of the Bahamian populace, who will be the future custodians of our island saving its resources for generations yet to come to enjoy. 

We firmly believe that ignorance is not the fault of the ignorant but the fault of those who know, but choose not to pass the knowledge on. It is in all of our hands to conserve the natural resources of Andros, to pass on the baton to the next generation. If you would like to assist in any way be it through a donation of funds, equipment, volunteer or just a prayer at the right time we would be grateful, there is a lot to be done.

Please contact Ancat at or visit their website at to find out about more of the work of the Andros Conservancy and Trust.
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