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Take a walk in the Brandy Manor Valley

Coming off the road that runs from Portsmouth to the east coast of the island is a gentle walk that we can recommend to take in the Dominican countryside, and wildlife. Simply look out for these signs and you can park your car here before you walk or we can arrange to...

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Champs Interview part 3 – Kevin – our new chef!

Chef Kevin was very busy in the kitchen when I arrived to interview him. There was an amazing fresh garlic-y smell infiltrating the restaurant area from the kitchen. He was finishing up making a garlic herb butter which he showed me and said he would join me for the...

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Champs staff interview part 1 – Tamara

Name: Tamara Role: Breakfast and morning tasks as required. It's a small hotel where we have to be flexible. Tamara was given no warning of the interview and I hadn't met her before so she was a little reserved at first but opened up easily and seemed very friendly...

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Walk to the Saturday market in Portsmouth

Many of our guests who stay on a Friday night enjoy an early morning walk to the Saturday market in Portsmouth. We wanted to illustrate what the journey is like. It was a slightly overcast day which made it cool at 7am and more chance for rainbows. There is lots to...

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To Dine in or to Dine out in Dominica

Perched in the hills of Picard, Restaurant the Champs is the 'perfect' blend of Chef Kevin's mouthwatering meals, five-star service with a smile, and relaxing panoramic views of the best Dominica's North West Coasts have to offer. The Champs caters to a wide range of...

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Introducing our new Chef Kevin Gregoire

Join Hotel The Champs as we welcome a new member to our restaurant team. With many years of experience in local, regional, and international cuisine, Chef Kevin Gregoire is a refreshing addition at The Champs. Our themed nights are back, so we invite you for Pizza...

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Travel Tips – Credit Card Payments

Traveling internationally brings multiple questions, so we at The Champs have created this segment in our blog to offer our guests (booked and potential) some travel tips and guidelines which will help you when visiting Dominica and for travel in general.  Our first...

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Airlines Increase Service to Dominica

Increased flights are expected during the high season.  These new flights and schedule changes will make travelling to Dominica and Hotel the Champs much easier over the coming months. Carriers with additional flights are Silver Airways, Air Antilles, and LIAT.

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A Sunday Morning Walk in the North of Dominica

Hans and I love to walk in the early mornings. On Sunday mornings we try to explore a different area if time and weather permits. In the week we go out no later than 6am but on Sunday’s we sleep a bit later, and start around 7am. Today we drove up to the little...

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The best sleep on the islands most comfy beds

Behold the rise of Dominica's largest and most comfortable King and Queen beds, at Hotel The Champs. The proprietors were inspired to get these new beds after traveling to Barcelona earlier in 2018. A king-size bed is always the ideal option for lots of different...

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