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A walk up to Grange Road Portsmouth

A walk up to Grange Road Portsmouth

Very relaxing walk for a Sunday morning. We, Hans and Lise (Owners of The Champs) like to walk for just an hour before starting our day. We take the car and drive a bit, park the car and start walking. For this walk we parked the car at the home of the elderly on...

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Hiking around Freshwater Lake

Hiking around Freshwater Lake

Unlike many Caribbean islands, Dominica is blessed with several lakes, Freshwater Lake is the largest of Dominica's four lakes. It is located at just over 2,500 ft above sea level and is the natural source of the Roseau River. The lake has been dammed to provide water...

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Off to the Ocean they go….

Off to the Ocean they go….

Every year, from March to October, Leatherback, Green and Hawksbill sea turtles nest and hatch at Rosalie Bay. The endangered gentle giants can travel great distances, as far away as Canada, Europe and Africa, to Dominica to nest on our protected black sand beach. To...

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Nature in our ‘backyard’….

Nature in our ‘backyard’….

A nice walk in ‘the backyard of The Champs’ is to the viewpoint over looking the bay in Portsmouth and Cabrits. You can just start your walk at The Champs and walk up the hill, before the water tank you go left on a small trail. If you are lucky you can spot parrots...

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Hiking Bwa Nef Falls

Hiking Bwa Nef Falls

If you would like to visit a waterfall in the Northern part of Dominica, check out Bwa Nef Falls! The trailhead to Bwa Nef can be found off of the Northern Link Road between Lower Penville and En Bas/Vielle Case, about 30 minutes drive from Hotel The Champs. There is...

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Looking for the perfect Beach?

Looking for the perfect Beach?

Batibou Beach is an expansive and secluded soft-sand beach in the North-East of the island. This beach is known as one of the best beaches of Dominica. It is about half an hour drive from Hotel The Champs on the way to Calibishie. On arrival you can park along the...

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Catching fresh fish in Dominica…

Catching fresh fish in Dominica…

On a quiet early saturdaymorning walk you might have the luck to catch a glimpseof some fishermen taking in their nets. Most generally, Dominica fishermen rely upon small boats ranging from hand crafted boats carved from a single tree trunk by the native...

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Take a walk in the Brandy Manor Valley

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...

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How we work with the Trade

How we work with the Trade

At Hotel the Champs we value our relationships with the trade as much as we do with our guests who stay with us.  The following list summarizes our efforts to work with the trade who book stays and experiences with us: Best Rates (always below published public rates,...

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Champs Interview Part 2 – Sabrina – 10 YEARS!

Champs Interview Part 2 – Sabrina – 10 YEARS!

Name: Sabrina How long have you worked here? Since November 25th 2010, it was Thanksgiving which is how I remember so precisely. Things have changed since the departure of Ross. I used to have to work late more often, so it was a late night on Thanksgiving but that...

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Champs staff interview part 1 – Tamara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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