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Picard Estate, Portsmouth Dominica
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Picard Beach Cottages, being & healing with Nature. The only Beach Cottages in Dominica where you literally step out of your cottage and onto the beach. Where you are literally 25 feet from a dip in the Caribbean Sea. Where you can sit on your porch and watch your children play safely in the sand or experience some of the most amazing romantic Sunsets. Where you HAVE to walk among a profusion of flowering and fruit trees and shrubs and our 500 year old Samaan Tree all vying for the attention of the countless birds just to get to your cottage. Where your locally built accommodations celebrate traditional 18th century style wooden bungalows which would have speckled Dominica's coasts and villages in those days. Where all the Team are just naturally sweet and courteous and really happy to be here at Picard Beach Cottages to be able to host you in Dominica. And where the owners are 100% local having spent 41 years and now 3 generations working as Pioneers of Dominica's Tourism Industry. As recipients of the Responsible Tourism Award in both 2012 and 2013 we continue to work in all aspects of our operations to be guardians of our heritage through various community and environmental activities and mentor-ship programs. Nestled on the shores of the old Picard Coconut Plantation on the North West coast of Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, fringed by Dominica's longest sandy beach, Picard Plantation is just south of Portsmouth and Ross University School of Medicine, in a quiet suburban area originally called Ayohayo by the island’s first settlers, the Arawaks. Our eighteen one bedroom en-suite air conditioned hardwood cottages each contains one queen bed, bathroom, kitchenette and living/dining area and private veranda. There is a daybed in the living area, a TV with over 50 channels of Cable television coverage, free wireless internet and iron & board. You will be supplied with local herbal & organic teas and cottage amenities. The Beach Front cottages are just steps away from the beach and the Beach View cottages have glimpses of the beach through the flowering and fruit garden. The Kitchenettes in the Standard cottages have a hotplates, fridge, kettles and coffee makers and our Standard Beach views have shower in the bathroom while the others, Superior cottages have kitchens with standing stoves with oven, fridges, kettles coffee makers and microwave on request (at a small daily fee), as well as a bathtub with Shower. Due to our strategic location you may choose to spend your time relaxing on our beach or in the gardens but we are also ideally located to take advantage of many of the natural attractions and restaurants in the area. We can arrange them all for you, these include; Scuba diving and snorkeling, whale watching, visiting the Cabrits National Park, taking a ride up the Indian river, where parts of the film, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 11’ were filmed (a number of the executive crew members of the movie were also our guests), Bird Watching at the Syndicate Forest Reserve, visiting the Carib Model Village & Territory or anything you would like to do on the island. Our Wellbeing Pavillion is situated in our forested paddock where Pilates sesions are booked by appointment or various retreat sessions and meetings are held. Our therapists offer various health & beauty treatments by appointment for our guests. At Picard Beach ‘Wellness Eco’ Cottages we offer wildlife & adventure tours, Scuba diving, honeymoon and wedding packages and invite our guests to join in our wildlife preservation and environmentally sensitive operations and projects. Le Flambeau Restaurant & Beach Bar is situated right next door on the property of the Portsmouth Beach Hotel where meals and snacks and of-course beverages are available from 7:30am to 10pm while there are numerous other interesting places to eat in the vicinity. Many neighborhood taxis can take you around Portsmouth, Dominica's second town, should you wish to do some grocery shopping, if you choose to rent a vehicle, we can assist with all these arrangements too.
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English version below Bungalow situé dans un jardin en bordure de mer, une dizaine avec accès directe à la plage de sable noir coté mer des Caraïbe, le jardin a été partiellement remis en état suite au cyclone de 2017 mais pour la palmeraie, le jardin est devenu un terrain vague, peu de chance qu'il soit restaurer un jour. Le ponton n'a pas été reconstruit, seul subsiste les support en béton : sinistre Les bungalow sont équipé +/-correctement, un des 2 climatiseurs étaient hors service et aucune remise ne m'a été accordé. Le restaurant attenant est sinistre et très cher, la première fois que je dois payer le café, le pain grillé et le beurre : tout est en supplément. Malheureusement la meilleur option à Porthsmouth, l'endroit est d'un mauvais rapport qualité prix Wood cottages located on the side of the beach (black sand beach on the caraibean sea side) or in the near by garden. The coconut plantation was destroyed last year by the storm, it seems no improvement will start soon : the plantation is abandonned, and surrounding looks like more a rubish storage than a garden The cottages are more or less well equiped, on 2 AC, one was down and got no discount for it, cooking equipment is OK. The restaurant near by has no charm, except being in front of the sea, if you are willing to have your breakfast be prepared to pay everything as an extra : toasted bread, butter, coffee : no continental breakfast, only a la carte. Dining menu is far from being enthusiastic The beach is more or less clean, the ancient warf is abondonned, only cement poles are remaining and no sign of improvement soon For sure the best place to be in Porthmouth but totally over priced in respect of the equipments , service and maintenance
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Picard Cottages truly a little piece of heaven on earth!! Clean Sea Water allows you to lavish your body in soothing healing fortifying Spirulina! Simply Marvelous! And Portsmouth Beach Hotel lovely and comfortable! Service Amazing! Cocktails like no other Coach Gwen Carter
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Picard Beach Cottages is 18 wooden cottages along the west coast of Dominica. The cottages are perfectly laid out and very comfortable. They have a seperate bedroom, sitting room and and kitchenette/dining area with all the amenities you require. The water is calm and relaxing, Great place to hang out and relax. the staff are very accommodating.
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We stayed here just before the island of Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The cottages were so very pretty, functional and well maintained (log cabins). We chose the Oceanfront cottages and requested one away from the on-site restaurant (to avoid too much noise). It was really a gorgeous stay and the onsite restaurant had delicious, reasonably priced food. The location was very convenient to all amenities close to Ross (where we were dropping our daughter off to start Medical school). I am not aware of the current status of this facility post-Hurricane Maria.
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Read some of the reviews that the cottages need updating - true. Except they are right on the water. Arrived Wednesday night late and was taken to my cottage by the staff; shown where to connect to WiFi and where the 110 power outlet was. Thursday morning I awoke and could not resist a morning swim in the Caribbean sea. The view each night of the sun setting while sitting on my front porch was worth it. The cottage was very clean, bed comfortable, and the small kitchen served my needs. The Picard is gated with a security guard at the entrance. I saw security sitting at the far end of the property along the beach and there was always someone walking the property so I have to say it is very safe. The beach is also one of the nicest in Dominica (not noted for great beaches). When I travel to Dominica again I would definitely stay here again.
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$153 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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picard beach cottages hotel portsmouth
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominicaSaint John ParishPortsmouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Picard Beach Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Picard Beach Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Indian River (1.3 miles), Fort Shirley (2.1 miles), and Toucari Beach (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Picard Beach Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Picard Beach Cottages?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Picard Beach Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Picard Beach Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Champs Restaurant, Sisters Beach Bar & Restaurant, and Madiba Beach Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Picard Beach Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Shirley (2.1 miles).
Is Picard Beach Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.