Dominica Update

Property Feature: Kootney Resorts

Located in Portsmouth, Kootney Resorts features accommodation with free WiFi and a garden with BBQ facilities and mountain views. The air-conditioned units have a fully equipped kitchen including coffee machine, toaster and microwave as well as a kitchen bar. Kootney Resorts is a 1-hour drive from the airport to the north and a 1-hour drive from the capital, Roseau, to the south.  

Relax and chill after a full day of hiking and exploring the many waterfalls and attractions around the island, in our cozy one or two bedroom cottages. The cottages are very bright and airy with vaulted ceilings. All cottages are self-contained with a full kitchen, private patio and surrounding palms and flowers. The 1-bedroom cottage has a king size bed and the 2-bedroom cottage has two queen size beds. There are desks and chairs in all bedrooms. All cottages have walk-in closets with storage area for suitcases. All bathrooms have large sunken bathtubs/showers. Guests are also able to use the BBQ gazebo at their disposal.

Kootney Resorts is surrounded by nature. Relax on the patio with a cool drink, enjoy the surrounding and perhaps you will be lucky to see the parrots flying by. Bird lovers would appreciate the variety of birds which visit the gardens. Our gardens are full of fruit trees for our guests to enjoy when they are in season. If you want some fresh coconut water, we can arrange for one of our groundsmen to assist. Next to Kootney is the Picard River where you can enjoy a cool, refreshing dip.

Kootney Resorts is ideal for divers, (we are in close proximity of 2 diver centers), families with children, (the 2-bedroom cottages are great for families) and couples. Kootney Resorts is within five miles of many things to do. Cabrits Fort Shirley is about three miles to the north of us and two dive centers are close by. For restaurants/bars in the area, we have The Champs about 3 miles away, up on the hill, overlooking the bay, C & D Beach Bar & Grill, located on the beach, about 2 miles from us and Infinity Restaurant is just down the road. At Indian River, you can be paddled up to a bar which features a wide variety of local bush rums. Both Prince Rupert and Douglas Bay are great for snorkeling and diving.

About the owners: I (Trish Edwards) was born in England but grew up in Canada and my husband was born and raised in Dominica. After Angus retired from being a yacht designer and building in the United States and Europe, we moved back to Dominica and began building Kootney in 1995. By September 1997, we started hosting. We enjoy the nature and beauty that surrounds us and the friendly atmosphere of the island.  We love hearing about how people found Dominica due to it always being mistaken to be Dominican Republic. When our guests go out on tours or hikes from our suggestions, hearing them describe their experience is wonderful. I always say, “If you think that was beautiful, go a bit further around the bend and the view is even better!” How can you not love Dominica!

For rates and information, contact Kootney Resorts using this link.