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Emerald Pool Nature Trail

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Waters from the 50-foot Emerald Falls plunge into this swirling, fern-filled basin, giving hikers a cool respite after a leisurely hike to this sight.
Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Emerald Pool is a must visit whether be by a day visitor coming in upon the mega cruise ships, or the longer stay visitors here on business or adventure seeking. In fact for the visitors on business it is an evening outing that must...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Herbert V
Reviewed 1 week ago

A recent hurricane that essentially flattened the tropic forests of Dominica has seriously affected the visuals for tourist sites in Dominica. The way that nature is recovering is fascinating, in itself. Since the island is mostly National Parks tropical forests, it will recover more quickly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RGWRichmond_Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful water fall area but surrounding forest is still recovering from hurricane. I chose not to walk down the steps due to bad knees. There were vendors in the parking lot.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Bkbak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Places like this are exhibit A of why Dominica is smart to not open itself up too much to tourism - the pool itself is beautiful, but it is so accessible that bus loads of gawking tour groups come there whenever there is a cruise...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travellingmandan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to go it alone as the cruise ship excursions were fully booked . Shared a taxi with a family from Sheffield and went to see the emerald pool and then went rafting down the river which was a blast.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank skybluekid1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 15 minute trail from the visitor centre has lots of steep steps and would not suit anyone with bad hips or knees. The viewing platform is ideal for selfies and observing those having a dip in the pool. It is very atmospheric and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the Emerald Pool as part of a cruise ship tour. About a 15 minute hike from the parking lot. Very lovely spot to swim and take pictures. Only one of the trails was open as they were doing maintenance on the others. Small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jesterandboys
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Great and easy little walk to this beautiful waterfall and pool. Went for a swim and it was so refreshing. A must see of the island! Not many signs after the hurricane but make sure to pull it up on a Google map or something...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura S
Reviewed December 12, 2018

getting there can be fun; very few road signs remain after maria, so you need 'homing' skills to get there. A small hike, but worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank coedie
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Short walk down to the pool. There are trails around if you want to hike. If you go into the pool there are a lot of large rocks where you first go into the pool so watch your footing. The water is very cool and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joyce J
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Vidhu B | Reviewed this property |
I think you must contact a tour operator to be sure. It isn't very far from Rosseau but the drive is quite circuitous. We had hired a car from Courtesy Rentals.
Nguyệt Nhật N
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Z9648PUsimoned | Reviewed this property |
It's been a while, but I believe it was 45 minutes. It's not beach-like, so there isn't a real comparison. It's a tourist location, so it won't feel secluded, and due to very cold water, you won't swim for extended periods.
September 17, 2017|
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Response from JaclynHunt | Reviewed this property |
It would be an hour drive on a windy road. Worth it though!