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Nature Island Dominica

General information:

Dominica (Wai‘tu kubuli – tall is her body as the Kalinago’s say), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an Island in the West Indies .The capital, Roseau, is located on the western side of the island. It is part of the Windward Island in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The island is located near Guadeloupe to the northwest and Martinique to the south-southeast. Its area is 750 km2 (290 sq mi), and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 m (4,747 ft) in elevation. The population is between 55 and 60,000 (no official count)
The island was originally inhabited by the Kalinago and later colonised by Europeans, predominantly by the French from the 1690s to 1763. Columbus is said to have passed the island on Sunday 3 November 1493, and the island’s name is derived from the Latin for “Sunday”. Great Britain took possession in 1763 after the Seven Years’ War, and it gradually established English as its official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978.
Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to its French name of Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” for its natural environment. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, and in fact it is still being formed by geothermal-volcani activity, as evidenced by the world’s second-largest hot spring called Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and it is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. The Sisserou parrot, also known as the imperial amazon and found only on Dominica, is the island’s national bird and featured on the national flag, which is the only national flag in the world containing the color purple.
Voltage is 220. Language: English and Creole.
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar XCD. Accepted in most places XCD, USD and EURO
Credit Cards: Accepted in most hotels, Supermarkets and restaurants, VISA & MASTERCARD.
Banks are open from 8am-2pm Mon-Friday (Roseau and Portsmouth)
Transportation: Local busses (hard to find on a Saturday or Sunday) Taxi or rental cars.

Welcome to the Nature Island of the Caribbean.

Rainforest, astonishing waterfalls, top-10 diving and snorkeling, bird watching, horse back riding, whale watching, friendly people; everything you hope to find on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday is here for you in Dominica. Where the staff at The Champs is ready to help you discover the island!!!

When staying at Hotel The Champs the wonders of Dominica are right at your doorstep.

Unspoiled nature the other side of the street. Panoramic sea view from your balcony. Step out the door for a hike or just walk down the hill to go and snorkel at the beach. When done, call us with the complimentary cell phone that we give you and we will be there in a few minutes to pick you up and bring you back up the hill .
And on your first day at The Champs, your complimentary welcome cocktail will be waiting for you in the restaurant.

There is so much to see and do that you will wish your holiday was another week longer.

The beautifully restored Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park, Indian River tours, hikes that are part of the Waitukubuli National Trail (a 185 km hiking trail) are all just around the corner of Picard. You can walk to them or take a taxi for a few dollars.
Do you prefer to have a reliable rental car? Ask us when you arrive or arrange one in advance when you are booking your stay at The Champs. Want to take your rental to other accommodations? No problem, just let us know in advance.

Tours and Sight-seeing

If you prefer not to drive on the left side of the narrow and not-so-good Dominican roads, then we can offer you day-tours to discover the Roseau Valley with the Trafalgar twin falls and the Wotton Waven sulfur springs or the Kalinago (Indian)Territory and the lovely Emerald Pool.
Victoria Falls, Scott’s Head, the capital Roseau, the drive-thru volcano, Syndicate Nature Trail, Syndicate and Chaudiere falls and much more. Have a good look at this website to get a feel how this small island can be big in attractions. Check us out on TripAdvisor, Expedia and and see what we have to offer.

Are you coming for a challenge?

Try the hike to the Boiling Lake or the top of Morne Diablotin (1447 meters).
Or let us arrange canyoning or river tubing for you

Nature lovers

We can hook you up with Dr. Birdy, the parrot specialist or some of the other experienced guides that know every tree, flower, herb and bird.
Whale watching just down the hill from The Champs, Horse back riding in the forest and at the end take the horses in the sea for a sea bath while riding them.