Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stir It Up

With the help of some of our talented SHBL guests, the talented divemasters of Small Hope put on a show last Tuesday night since the mood was right. With Marlowe on the harmonica and Fred on the 12 string guitar, Divemasters Ashley and Amanda (we missed Dennis, who usually plays the bass) entertained the guests after dinner. Listen closely and you can hear Jeff singing backup!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Beachy Keen!

It was a crisp, clear day today at Small Hope Bay on Andros Island. Just a slight breeze, a couple of puffy white clouds and stretches of aqua Bahamian water. Who wouldn't want to be here?

The divers headed out to Giant Staircase and saw a couple of Caribbean Reef Sharks, including our resident shark, Finn, who is easily identifiable by his missing dorsal fin. Then the divers recharged at lunch with some of Irene's delicious minestrone soup and headed out to Klein's Place this afternoon.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Family Ties

This last week, we were fortunate to have the Hochman/Dilevsky Family at the Lodge. The eleven members of the extended family came from far and wide (from California to Israel) for their reunion in the Bahamas. The family went diving, snorkeling, biking and hot tubbing all week in paradise. Here are some of the things they had to say about SHBL.

Bebe (11 months): "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" (translation: I had so much fun!)

Jerome: We came for fun, relaxation, and to be together as a family from 4 parts of the world. We got all this and more. The friendly staff and beautiful surroundings put us into instant relaxation. We could each be ourselves without inhibiton and relate as a family."

Betsy (obviously adolescent!): "To the adults -- it's not always 5 o'clock somewhere."

Jerome (Betsy's Dad): "It's always after 5:00 here!"

Aviv (coming to us all the way from Israel) : "When can I start?"

Will (Bebe's Dad): "Thanks to everyone! You all really made us feel like family! We had a wonderful time!"

Betsy (again!): "Blue holes trump swimming pools and beaches are awesome playgrounds -- but just as with most, don't play with the crabs (unless you're with Rex). Thank ya! Thank ya!"

They were a fun group and had a blast together. The whole staff enjoyed having the family here and would love to see them all again one day! Pin It Now!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


It is not only the days here at Small Hope that are perfect, our nights can be gorgeous too! The full moon reflected out of the almost perfectly clear sky last night, reflecting on our warm and calm Bahamian seas! It was a perfect night for a stroll along our private beach or a cuddle on the hammock at the end of the dock. Pin It Now!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

We wish everyone in our Small Hope Family a healthy and prosperous New Year!

The guests at Small Hope rang in 2009 with a huge feast -- Renauldo, Denise and Shaunee outdid themselves with TWENTY SIX desserts! After allowing our food to settle, everyone headed into the games room to make hats for the party. The hats were to signify the past year and would be thrown into the fire for a "fresh start" at midnight.

The Christmas tree was taken down the beach around midnight and thrown on the fire for the Countdown. Champagne was had, fireworks were set off and kisses were spread around as the 2008 ended and 2009 began! Pin It Now!