Portsmouth and the Northwest

Dominica’s second city is Portsmouth

Portsmouth & the Northwest Region

Communities of Picard, Portsmouth, Tanetane, Cottage, Clifton, Capuchin, Paix Bouche, Thibaud, Vieille Case, Penville


In the 1700’s the British colonists made plans to make it Dominica’s capital, but a strange tropical illness – named Malaria (which means “bad air”) – ended these plans and the Capital was shifted to its current location, Roseau. At the time, the Europeans did not realize Malaria was caused by the mosquito, nor did they realize that the mosquito thrived in stagnant water in the swamps found around the bay. Thankfully we don’t need to worry about this now, and today, Portsmouth is a bustling town with its own character and culture.



The area in and around Portsmouth contains some of the most diverse lodging available on the island. Its proximity to Ross University, the Cabrits National Park and a short 45 minute drive to Northeast Coast all add to its appeal.


Here you will find the most diversity of eateries and cuisine in the country, with foods both local and international to suit your tastes.

Featured Property

Hotel The Champs

Island wide Services

Portsmouth & North West Map

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