Monday, August 14, 2017

Bundle Your Adventures and Save!!!!

Andros is an ideal getaway for all adventure seekers! Whether you are interested in scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, nature tours, or learning the art of Batik - we've got it all!

And at Small Hope Bay Lodge, the more adventurous you are, the more you can save! Check out our new Specials!!!!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

It's Always Shark Week at Small Hope Bay Lodge!!!

Whether you have been scuba diving for ages and love to encounter these beauties, or you're new to diving or snorkeling and want to check another thing off that bucket list - this is the spot!

Sharks get a bad reputation but are wildly misrepresented as crazed killers. All of our shark encounters see them for what they are - beautiful and graceful wild animals, just cruising around their home.

Some of our new divers and snorkelers are shocked (and pleased) to find out the sharks have little to no interest in them at all. They just come in to see who's making all those bubbles . . . Pin It Now!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Great Fishing, Tasty Sashimi!

It's always a great day when the fishermen bring something back! It's even better when we get to cook it up for the whole resort. It's the best when it's fresh tuna, there's plenty of it, and we get sashimi!!!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Things To Do on Andros Island, Bahamas . . .

Just because we are off the beaten track doesn't mean that there isn't plenty to do! Andros is an island adventure for the lucky few who come here . . .

Here are just a few of some of our favorite island experiences:
  1. Scuba Diving - We are situated right next to the Tongue of the Ocean, a mile-deep trench. Needless to say, we got some great wall diving. But we've also got several blue hole dives, a shark dive, coral gardens, caverns, and wrecks! Excellent diving from beginners to masters!
  2. Fishing - Andros Island is considered the Bonefish Capital of the World. Miles of pristine flats and waterways make this a bonefishing dream destination. But we've also got fantastic reef and deep-sea fishing too!
  3. Nature Tours and Birding - Andros is also known as "the Big Yard" because we have miles and miles of pristine national parks and forests. We have hundreds of inland blue holes, lots of local and migratory birds, all in a gorgeous setting . . .
  4. Sampling our favorite island dishes - Every Bahamas island has their own local flare, and Andros is no different! Come sample the Chicken Souse, or the "Fire Engine" Corned Beef. How about some Stew Conch, or Guava Duff? It's all here, and it's all delicious.
  5. Listening to some Bahamian music - Nothing completes the island experience better than listening to a local Bahamian band play their favorite tunes! At Small Hope, we have a band play on our "Bahamian Nights", then we have a beach bonfire!!!!

6. Crab Fest! - June on Andros means a great party! Crab Fest brings people from all over the Bahamas, as well as other countries. The festivities include live music, games, crafts, and crab cooked over 20 different ways . . . .Mmmmm!

Come to Andros and build your own adventure . . . 

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy World Oceans Day!

We are so fortunate to be on such lovely waters . . .

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bringing Your Dog to the Bahamas . . .

Vacation is the best! Relaxing, great food, fun times . . . But if you have furry family members, it can also be a little stressful leaving them behind. At Small Hope Bay Lodge, we have a four-legged ambassador here, Sassy, who can comfort you when you are missing your own canine friend.

But some are fortunate enough to be able to travel with their dogs! These jet-setting animals are lucky enough to see some of the world with their family, either due to their portable size, or mellow temperament, or (even better) both!

Small Hope Bay Lodge is an all inclusive, PET FRIENDLY resort! Dogs are welcome here! There is a one-time fee of $25, and the rest is a breeze. We just ask the dogs adhere to the same rules as Sassy - not in the dining areas; not loud; not harassing staff or guests.

Here are some tips for bringing your pet to the Bahamas:
  • Pet must be 6 months or older
  • The dog must be rabies vaccinated within the appropriate time
  • You must have a certificate of good health from a veterinarian
  • You need to fill out a permit application and pay a $10 processing fee (per animal)

The Bahamas does not quarantine animals that have met the necessary requirements. The permits are one-time use only.

Most websites suggest you submit your application no less than 4 weeks for processing. But you could probably push that back to 6 weeks to allow for "island time", as well as any holidays, etc.

Here are some helpful links to get you started on bringing your dog on vacation in the Bahamas!

Bahamas Government Domestic Animal Permit Application

Bahamas Government Info About Bringing Pets

Additional Bahamas Government Info Regarding Pets

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Our Island Batik Factory . . .

Come for a relaxing vacation, and see what the island has to offer. Small Hope Bay Lodge offers an escape from the hustle and bustle, at an all-inclusive resort on its own secluded beach. We have as much or as little activity for your vacation as you could wish for . . .

One of our favorite activities is a trip to Androsia, the local batik factory. Our resort uses the fabrics for our cabins and lounge, and they are all hand made right here on Andros! Guests can visit the shop, take a tour, and even take a batik lesson! See for yourself . . .

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