Accommodations in Portsmouth

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Portsmouth is not one of those picturesque towns in the Caribbean which consist of sprawling resorts with manicured lawns that lead the well-kept beaches and crystal clear blue waters.  It has a more rustic, natural appeal, and although things may appear to be a bit run down, they don't feel unloved or uncared for.  Here, visitors will encounter more cabins and inns than hotels set on expansive properties, and for most people who visit Portsmouth, that is exactly what they are looking for. 


Hotel Portsmouth Beach

In addition to standard hotels, you can also find at least a pair of properties offering cottages. Read additional info about each property by using the links.

Hotel Portsmouth Beach is one property found within the heart of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Beach Hotel is an informal and relaxing place which can be used as the ideal base from which to participate in any of the many adventures offered on the island, all of which can be arranged for you by the team of friendly and helpful staff, all waiting the pleasure to share their Dominica with their guests. If you want to know more, call them at (767) 445-5142.

An excellent option for vacationers hoping to book accommodations in Portsmouth is Barb Wire Bungalows. The property consists of four bungalows, each with individual character. Two share the Rasta Duplex, the third is a small cottage, and the final is a loft in the main house. If you'd like to call before you go, you can do so at (767) 295-1323.

Another notable option is Picard Beach Cottages. Picard Beach Cottages is secluded beach-side retreat that boast more than a dozen well-appointed cottages spread across the beautifully landscaped property. With extensive activities program offering everything from a driving tour past a volcano to hikes through virgin forests, Picard Beach Cottages is the perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. If you want to call before making reservations, do so at (767) 445-5131.

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Portsmouth has other choices. Read this article regarding more available hotels if you want additional specifics.

Condos and Villa Complexes Near Portsmouth

If you are not really in the mood for a more typical hotel, you might want to think about looking beyond this area and staying in one of the nearby villas or condos.

Those wanting to book their stay near Portsmouth should consider accommodations like Dominica's Sea View Apartment. Located near the Calibishie Coast, Dominica Sea View is an unpretentious spot for tourists looking to experience the real Dominica, rather than a resort's overpriced version of it. Stay in a lovely space with a view that is to die for when you book a room at this spot. They're on Main Road .

Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments is a nice property near Portsmouth. Comfortable accommodations in a friendly and quiet village is what you get when you stay at this property which features high-quality amenities and autonomy. Make this your home base for exploring the surrounding area, spend some time on-site in the tranquil gardens, and make the most of your island getaway with all that Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments has to offer. Visitors will find them on Mero Hill Road.

Sunrise Garden Apartments: Sunrise Garden Dominica features two apartments: the Jaco Suite and the Hummingbird Suite. The Jaco Suite features two bedrooms, beautiful ocean views, and a private veranda. The property can be found on Calibishie Ridge Road.

Take some time to look through this table for a list of condo and villa complex possibilities.

Condo and Villa Complexes Near Portsmouth
Name Phone Number Star Rating Location
Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments (767) 276-4238


11.1 mi. South of Central Portsmouth
Dominica's Sea View Apartment (767) 275-3362


Calibishie, 7.3 mi. East of Central Portsmouth
Island Bay Boutique --


11.0 mi. South of Central Portsmouth
Sunrise Garden Apartments 862-3481


Calibishie, 7.1 mi. East of Central Portsmouth

You can also see a full listing of accommodations for Dominica by clicking here.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Hotel the Champs

Visitors who love the outdoors might want to check out the availability of eco-tourist options made possible in Portsmouth.

If you're searching to enjoy a good bar scene, Hotel the Champs is one location you might want to consider. Located on the idyllic Caribbean island of Dominica, Hotel the Champs sits atop a hill overlooking Prince Rupert Bay and the city of Portsmouth. This award-winning, eco-friendly hotel was voted accommodation of the year in 2009 because of its outstanding services and facilities. If you want to call before making reservations, do so at (767) 445-4452.

A place located on the coast that you could consider is Secret Bay Resort. The luxurious guestrooms at Secret Bay include fully-equipped kitchens, and when guests want to whip something up, the staff will help with procuring local produce or guests can venture to the daily markets at Portsmouth or Roseau themselves, an exciting and enriching experience to be sure. In addition to the fully-equipped kitchens, guestrooms feature high-speed Internet, a Kindle with daily international newspapers, an iPod dock with surround sound, a full audio-visual system with DVD player and a selection of movies, and luxurious furnishings bathrooms. Guests can also opt for extra in-room amenities like a personal chef, pre-stocked food, organic food baskets, and even a private one-man jazz concert en-suite in the evening (only in the villas). If you have questions and want to call ahead of time, do so at (767) 445-4444.

Manicou River: The accommodations are built up from red and white cedar, and bursting with unique designs like handblown glass sinks. The cabins have an over all rustic and homey feel, plus, offer plenty of relaxing features like a hammock on the balcony and a comfortable king-sized bed. Try calling them at (767) 616-8903.

Anyone visiting Portsmouth can find other eco-accommodation choices. To read a more complete discussion of the eco-accommodations available see this page.

Individual Villas

Certain people prefer the luxury offered by one of the many individual villa rentals. If interested, you can get more information concerning the private rental properties in and around Portsmouth by clicking on this link.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Sunset Bay Club Hotel

Some travelers love the convenience of an all-inclusive price. There are many reasons why these plans are so popular. For instance, they simplify the planning and budgeting process.

Those looking to book their stay in Portsmouth will be interested in opportunities like Manicou River. The accommodations are built up from red and white cedar, and bursting with unique designs like handblown glass sinks. The cabins have an over all rustic and homey feel, plus, offer plenty of relaxing features like a hammock on the balcony and a comfortable king-sized bed. To talk to them, call (767) 616-8903.

An excellent option for guests looking for a place to stay near Portsmouth is Sunset Bay Club Hotel. Guests from around the world have stayed with Sunset Bay Club Hotel since the hotel opened in 1997, and return visitors are the norm. Whatever your needs, the staff at Sunset Bay strive to provide, and make your stay so unforgettable that you choose them during your next trip to Dominica.

If interested, get more details about all-inclusive properties here.


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