Portsmouth Accomodation Options

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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

As well as typical hotels, travelers can also find at least a pair of properties offering cottages. Click on the link to each accommodation to read additional details.

Guests wanting to stay in Portsmouth should consider properties like Hotel Portsmouth Beach. Hotel Portsmouth Beach's Rates are Year-round with some specials during summer and festive seasons. Visitors can call them at (767) 445-5142.

An excellent option for those looking for 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. To reach them, call (767) 295-1323.

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Another good choice to consider will be Picard Beach Cottages. Picard Beach Cottages features a number of beautiful hardwood cottages sprinkled throughout the lush tropical gardens that stretch the length of the property. The bedroom in each cottage has a queen bed, with a day bed in the living area. If you have questions, call them at (767) 445-5131.

These are just a few of what you can find. If you're interested, find out more concerning hotels within the area by going to this page.

Condos and Villa Complexes Near Portsmouth

If you're not really in the mood for a standard hotel, you might want to consider looking for properties beyond this area and staying in a nearby villa or condo.

Dominica's Sea View Apartment is one property located in Calibishie, 7.3 mi. East of central Portsmouth. 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 are situated on Main Road .

Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments is a property worth considering near Portsmouth. Although there are a few amenities that come standard like air conditioning, cable television, and WiFi internet, each unit is slightly different from the next. Seat Breeze is a two bedroom apartment set on the top floor, Moonlight is a two bedroom apartment which has the best view, and Sunset is a one bedroom on the ground floor. Guests will find them on Mero Hill Road.

The chart directly below lists some key facts concerning condo and villa complex options.

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

Also, you can check out a complete list of accommodations available for Dominica by clicking here.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Hotel the Champs

Travelers who love the great outdoors should take a look at the availability of eco-tourist options offered to them in Portsmouth.

For night owls looking to enjoy an active bar scene, Hotel the Champs is one spot you may want to consider. Hotel the Champs is on northern part of the island, about a 1-hour drive from the capital of Roseau, and is an excellent base for trips all over Dominica. With a large university nearby, the area around the hotel is filled with lively bars, all types of restaurants and eateries, small shops and services like taxis, rental cars, and travel agencies. Visitors can reach them at (767) 445-4452.

A property located on the oceanfront that is worth considering 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 are looking for something specific and want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (767) 445-4444.

Another noteworthy option is Manicou River Resort. 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. You can reach them at (767) 616-8903.

Anyone visiting Portsmouth will find additional eco-accommodation choices. To read our complete page about eco-accommodations navigate to this page.

Individual Villas

Certain people prefer the independence offered by one of the many individual rental properties. To read a more detailed discussion of the individual villa rentals in and around Portsmouth, click this link.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Sunset Bay Club Hotel

Some people seek the advantages of all-inclusive pricing. There are several reasons for their appeal. For instance, they let you go full blast without having to think about your budget.

Manicou River Resort is one property of this type found in northern Portsmouth. 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. You can contact them at (767) 616-8903.

An excellent option for guests looking for accommodations 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.

You can get more details about all-inclusive properties by visiting this page.


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