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Dominica Announces New Projects On The Nature Island

Dominica Continues To Boom with New Projects, Upgrades, Packages & Excursions


Roseau, Dominica (February 5, 2009) - With an abundance of natural wonders and breathtaking views, Dominica (pronounced "Dom-in-eek-a") continues to grow with a wide variety of new developments, upgrades and packages. Here is some of the latest news from 'The Nature Island' making it the destination to visit in 2009!

Comfortel De Champ - Residing in Picard village, 2 miles south of Portsmouth, Comfortel De Champ opened its doors November 2008. This new property is located at a height of 200 feet above sea level. The hotel has 5 double rooms, with king/queen size beds and an excellent, modern design bathroom. Amenities include but are not limited to air condition, ceiling fan, mini-bar, an electric kettle with complimentary coffee and tea, personal safe, LCD television and wireless internet. Each room has a private balcony offering a breathtaking view of Prince Rupert Bay and Cabrits National Park. Rates start as low as $90 per room, per night. For more information visit www.godominica.com, email info@godominica.com or call 767-445-4452.

Silks Hotel - Silks announced the reopening of their luxury boutique hotel to guests in January 2009. Formerly a museum, the hotel has been transformed into a seductively furnished Creole mansion. The property entails five luxurious bedrooms, elegant lounges and a dining area that extends to the patio and pool area. Rates start at $140 per room per night. For more information visit www.silkshotel.com, call 767-445-8846 or email silkshotel@gmail.com.

Calibishie Cove - This new eco-luxurious boutique villa overlooks the stretch of Dominica?s coastline, providing an unforgettable experience by combining luxury, privacy and blissful comfort. All rooms include but are not limited to; free wireless Internet access, natural soaps made in Dominica, local Dominican artwork, complimentary use of local cell phone, refrigerator and complimentary use of snorkeling equipment. Rates start as low as $140 per night. For more information visit www.calibishiecove.com, email calibishiecove@gmail.com or call 813-417-8448.

Jungle Bay Resort & Spa - Jungle Bay Resort & Spa is now offering environmentally friendly corporate meetings, retreats and incentive travel group packages. The retreat center is eco-friendly and provides a rejuvenating island setting to get employees outside of the boardroom, while supporting the growing movement of Corporate Social Responsibility. The hotel designs retreats, meetings, conferences and workshops for small to medium size groups of up to 60 persons. Travel groups have the option of three spectacular meeting spaces with wireless internet, daily stress relieving island excursions, yoga, fresh organic meals and accommodation in cottages on stilts under the rain forest canopy. For more information visit www.junglebaydominica.com/meeting.cfm, email info@junglebaydominica.com or call 767-446-1789.

Rainforest Shangri-la Resort - Known for their natural hot springs, Rainforest Shangri-la Resort discovered additional hot springs on their property beside the River Blanc. The hotel just recently completed their newest stone hot tub for a total of 8 on property. This eco-friendly property is the only resort in Dominica that has the only boiling water cave, "Dragon'?s Mouth." For more information please email shangrila@cwdom.dm or visit www.rainforestshangrilaresort.com.

Sea Cliff Cottages - Located only 15 minutes from Dominica?s Melville Airport, experience the beauty of a tropical Caribbean night at Sea Cliff Cottages, which has completed construction on their final cottage and is now available for renting. This two bedroom cottage with a lovely view of the sea and mountains is the perfect set up for two couples or a family. Amenities include but are not limited to; balcony, WiFi, washing machine, cable TV, cell phone and full kitchen. For more information email seacliff@dominica-cottages.com or visit www.dominica-cottages.com.

Fort Young Hotel - Celebrate Dominica's Dive Fest with the "Dive Fest 2009 package" offered throughout the entire month of July. The package includes 7 nights' hotel accommodations, full breakfast daily, 5 days of 2 tank boat dives, tanks, weights and belts, roundtrip airport transfers, marine park fees and all taxes and service charges. Rates start as low as $970.00 per diver. For more information visit www.fortyounghotel.com, email fortyounghotel@mindspring.com or call 800-581-2034.

Destination Marketing Company (DMC) Dominica - Save money with "DMC Overnight & Tour Package" at the Fort Young Hotel. The package includes one night's accommodation, full buffet breakfast, one hotel dinner, one Adventure Tour with packed lunch, fresh juice and water, site user fees, airport transfers with departure tax and complimentary farewell gift basket. Rates start as low as $650 per person based on double occupancy. For more information call 767-255-1104, email customerservice@whitchurch.com or visit www.whitchurch.com.

Calibishie Lodges - Calibishie Lodges is offering a free night of accommodations with their ?Book for 7 Nights/Pay for 6? promotion. Rates begin at $780 per person and is valid through December 31, 2009. For more information visit www.calibishielodges.com, email info@calibishie-lodges.com or call 767-445-8573.

Seaview Apartments - Save money with Seaview Apartments promotion when you book accommodations between 7 to 14 nights, the rate drops to $75 per night verses $85 per night. The offer is valid throughout the entire year of 2009. For more information visit www.dominicasseaviewappartments.com, email info@dominicasseaviewappartments.com or call 767-317-1843.

Bar De Champ - Comfortel De Champ's Bar De Champ, has already gained a lot of popularity in the student community of Picard. The sunset bar is open every day excluding Wednesday's, from 5pm - 9pm and offers beer, cocktails and a range of self imported Spanish wines and champagnes. The bar will also provide back-to-back transportation to residents who reside in Picard. For more information visit www.godominica.com, email info@godominica.com or call 767-445-4452.

Cabrits Dive and Cafe - On November 24 2008, Cabrits Dive Center opened their second branch on the waterfront in Lagoon, Portsmouth. Cabrits Dive and Cafe is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and offers dive/snorkel reservations and snorkel equipment retail/rentals. After your dive, sip on a latte or cocktail while enjoying the breathtaking view of Prince Rupert Bay at their European Cafe. Also, to help raise money for Cabrits night security, Portsmouth Association of Yacht Security hosts a barbeque with food, rum punch and music every Sunday on the bay front. For more information email cabritsdive@cwdom.dm, call 767-445-3010 or visit www.cabritsdive.com.

Escapes Tours - Escapes Tours offer wonderful opportunities to discover Dominica and experience an unforgettable adventure in a natural environment. This year, Escapes introduces two new excursions; Canyoning and Aquatic River Hiking. The Canyoning tour will have your adrenaline pumping as you are swimming through the waterfalls or jumping in the rock-pools. The Aquatic River Hiking is a real adventure where you can jump, dive and slide along rivers. For more information visit www.canyonspeleo.com, email sgsc@canyonspeleo.com or call 767-317-0490.

Jungle Trekking Adventures and Safaris Inc. (JTAS) - JTAS provides their guests with a unique opportunity to prepare and present traditional Caribbean dishes with their Cooking Caribbean Adventure Tour. This 3.5 hour special will allow you to experience different aspects of Dominican culture and heritage. This two part experience begins with a bus ride from the wharf to a mountain home nestled in the tropical rainforest. Upon arrival you will be welcomed and greeted with a brief introduction on traditional Creole cooking and will have a tour of their kitchen herbal garden. For more information visit www.experiencescaribbean.com, email info@experiencescaribbean.com or call 845-367-4264.

Known as 'the Nature Island' and located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean, the independent nation of Dominica (pronounced "Dom-in-eek-a") is the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands, encompassing an area of nearly 290 square miles. Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the latest true oceanic rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls, the second largest Boiling Lake in the world and pristine coral reefs, Dominica's natural diversity is truly unique. Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean - The Carib Indians. A place where man and nature live in harmony, adventurers and nature lovers alike will revel in the Island's eco-tourism options which include scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking/trekking, whale, dolphin and bird watching, sailing and fishing.

Dominica continues to be recognized for its attributes and responsible tourism efforts, including being the first country in the world to receive Benchmarking designation from the prestigious eco-tourism organization Green Globe 21. National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destination ranked the island as the top sustainable island in the Caribbean and among the top ten in the world. Most recently, Dominica was recognized by Islands Magazine and was included in its 2007 Blue List for being a leader in responsible tourism and ensuring an environmentally and culturally sound island for future generations. Most recently Travel + Leisure announced Dominica as one of the most compelling destinations to visit in their 100 Greats Trips 2008 edition.

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Tourism Authority at 866-522-4057.


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