Thursday, December 26, 2013

Great Place for an Island Wedding

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a beautiful destination for a beachside wedding. We have two secluded beaches, beautiful island flowers, a great kitchen staff to prepare delicious food, and a staff willing to accommodate anything you can imagine for your wedding. This month we have lucky enough to host two weddings.

Brent and Carolyn came to Small Hope with their three kids to celebrate their wedding. They stayed for a week - some tried diving, some snorkeling, bike rides and more. They had their ceremony on the north beach and it could not have been sweeter. Congratulations to them and their family!

Sam and Diana came to escape some of the craziness that go along with wedding planning. They left all the plans up to us and had an intimate ceremony on the south beach. As they came alone, they were able to combine their wedding with their honeymoon. They tried diving, snorkeling, biking and more. Congratulations Sam and Diana!

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Another Wonderful Christmas at Small Hope!

Christmas is a very special time here. Couples, friends and families escape to Small Hope Hope for the holidays for several reasons - sunny and warm days; a great meeting place for many who would be traveling; lots of activities for everyone (diving, snorkeling, kids games, fishing); great, home-style food without the fuss of making it at home. 

Our Christmas traditions here include our typical daily activities such as dive and snorkel trips, as well as special things like making your own Christmas tree decorations and our HUGE and tasty feast. This year's menu included roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, Kahlua-glazed ham, mushroom stuffing, roasted sprouts, Waldorf salad, tomato pumpkin bisque, Mahi Mahi, sauteed shrimp, mashed sweet potatoes, and sauteed peppers. This, of course, was followed by dessert . . . 25 delicious homemade desserts in fact!

Our great staff followed dinner with a dance performance by our chef, Sherry, and a short demonstration of Bahamas-style Junkanoo!

It was such a great night - full of laughter, smiles, and friends, both old and new - that I can't wait for next year!
Like one of our guests said the other night - "It's just like home, but better!" Pin It Now!

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Blast from the Past!

Small Hope Bay Lodge first opened in 1960! That means we are now in our 54th year. 54 years of exploring our reef, of conch fritters, of hanging with our guests at the bar. Here are some of our "old school" photos from back in the day!

Early scuba lessons
Tiki boat, one of our many boats thru the years

Our old zig zag dock

Moose and Elizabeth, friends for years
Past divemasters, Alec and John
Another boat with Dick Birch at the helm

Dick Birch

Yep, we used to limbo!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Sailing the seas of the Bahamas . . .

At Small Hope there are so many things to do - scuba diving, fishing (deep-sea, reef and bonefishing), kayaking, nature tours, bike riding, snorkeling, hammocking (we take that very seriously). 

The other day, Divemaster Fede decided to take the sailboat out for a spin. Since it was such a beautiful autumn day he took the GoPro camera out with him. Then he had a little fun on iMovie . . . 

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