Emerald Pool Nature Trail
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.
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  • Travel L
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice location and ready to bathe
    Another beautiful enclave of Dominica. Easy to get to by excursion or rental car. You have to pay a small entrance fee, but access to the waterfall and pool is easy. Cool waters, but ideal given the humidity of the place.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada12,656 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Peaceful
    The Emerald Pool in Morne Trois Pitons National Park was our first stop on our tour of Dominica and it is a World Heritage Site. I walked down to the pool and touched the water, while my wife opted to avoid the many steps but still enjoyed the walk though the forest. Among other things, we saw a local lizard - the Dominica Anolis, and a local bird - a Rufous-throated Solitaire. This is a beautiful and peaceful trail ending at a beautiful poll and waterfall. If you have the chance, we highly recommend that you visit this place.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 3, 2024
  • Beau
    Oxford, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hiker’s dream start !!
    The trip was incredible !! Hubert was such a kind and welcoming host. We drove up to Emerald Pool first, and then Spanny Falls, where we walked some more. He’s so passionate about educating people about Dominica. I learnt a lot about its history, its context, and so much more. It’s the first thing I’ve done in Dominica and it’s fair to say that I’m so impressed by it all. I took loads of photos, and he also offered to take some of me as well, which was very kind. They all came out amazingly and I can’t wait to post them on my social media !!
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written July 19, 2024
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NickF236457
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I think it was $5USD to get in, the "hike" is very easy along a path with some steps (some were a little slippy).

Our guide gave us the best advice... get there early to beat any crowds. I don't think it ever gets _overly_ crowded there, but we took the guides advice and arrived early, and had the whole place to ourselves... sometimes, when it gets crowded, I hear you cannot swim under the falls.
Written March 22, 2020
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Carrie T
Cranberry Lake, NY42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Pretty small waterfall pool that is highly trafficked. The pros are that the trail is very easy and well maintained. The day we went was rainy and it was later in the afternoon so there wasn’t a soul there. After having visited Sperry Falls and Victoria Falls this was not as exciting. There are a couple nice spots to view the valley and the Atlantic Ocean. If you are into a short easy hike and there aren’t a lot of people there it could be fun on a hot day.
Written March 20, 2023
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Beau
Oxford, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
The trip was incredible !! Hubert was such a kind and welcoming host. We drove up to Emerald Pool first, and then Spanny Falls, where we walked some more.

He’s so passionate about educating people about Dominica. I learnt a lot about its history, its context, and so much more. It’s the first thing I’ve done in Dominica and it’s fair to say that I’m so impressed by it all.

I took loads of photos, and he also offered to take some of me as well, which was very kind. They all came out amazingly and I can’t wait to post them on my social media !!
Written July 19, 2024
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Colorado K
Colorado165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Emerald Pool is magical. The short walk to get there is lovely- a walk through the pristine rainforest. Then you arrive at the pool and are in awe of the green/turquoise color that changes with the light of the sun. I can imagine this will get crowded if you go with a big group (like a cruise ship tour) as the pool is small. But if you are traveling in small groups, this is a place I would prioritize. We had the entire thing to ourselves- it was amazing!
Written September 5, 2021
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KizzyK
United Kingdom136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Visited on a recent trip to Dominica. Went to Red Rock, Jacko Falls and Emerald Pool on the same day. Emerald pool trail was amazing. It was 16 ECD to enter as a tourist. Locals can go view for free. The walk down is calming, it’s deep in the lush forest.
I absolutely loved walking through and viewing the different trees and plants. It’s a short walk, maybe around 10 mins.
The view of the falls are breathtaking and it’s relaxing ans refreshing and tranquil.
Take a costume and take a dip. There’s a cave to explore next to it too. It’s about 40 mins drive from Roseau through the centre of the island. There are toilets and changing rooms and a local snack bar.

On the track back up depending on your route, you will see some stunning views that are magical off the east side of the island, rolling hills wild and rugged. Amazing! They say it’s the 2nd most visited place on the island and you’ll know just why when you visit.
Written April 10, 2023
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Travel L
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Another beautiful enclave of Dominica. Easy to get to by excursion or rental car. You have to pay a small entrance fee, but access to the waterfall and pool is easy. Cool waters, but ideal given the humidity of the place.
Written January 4, 2024
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Emerald Pool in Morne Trois Pitons National Park was our first stop on our tour of Dominica and it is a World Heritage Site. I walked down to the pool and touched the water, while my wife opted to avoid the many steps but still enjoyed the walk though the forest. Among other things, we saw a local lizard - the Dominica Anolis, and a local bird - a Rufous-throated Solitaire.
This is a beautiful and peaceful trail ending at a beautiful poll and waterfall. If you have the chance, we highly recommend that you visit this place.
Written May 3, 2024
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Boozybelle
Chicago, IL45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Came here during our recent cruise stop, since there weren’t any beach options. The walk is not too bad, but can be tiring for older people as I saw a few struggling going back up all the stairs. Also if you have a little one that is too tired to walk up all the stairs, it can be tiring as well. The pool at the bottom is refreshing and makes for some nice pictures. We’re happy we chose this place even with the longer drive there from the port.
Written February 3, 2020
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Hwrd921
Cheltenham, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2011
After visiting this attraction on the 22nd of February 2011 I would advise all visitors to go in a group and stay together. My partner and her son had walked on ahead and were out of sight, his wife was also out of sight behind me taking photographs when I was attacked from behind by a large 6' 4" young black man who had a very large machete. After a tussle during which I was run off into the rain forest so dropped to the ground to remain visible to the trail and shouted for help. I was then hit with the flat of the blade several times I handed over $150 US which I had in my top pocket ready to pay the taxi driver, but he was not happy with this and after another skirmish during which I managed to get the machete and grabbed his top which he slid out of he ran off into the rain forest, the rest of my party were by this time screaming at him and help was well on the way from the entrance to the park. I gave the Machete and his top to the Police along with a full report but as yet have not had any response from the Dominica officials. The whole experience was as I am sure you would agree very frightening, so Please, Please if you go there then please go in a group and stay together.
Written March 10, 2011
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james w
Sydney, Australia56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
Hey, the place is great but here is some information most reviews don't mention....

To get there from Roseau, mini vans leave from 7am onwards and cost 7Ec per way per person. The bus station for this route in Roseau has changed recently to across the bridge from the markets and Kfc. (Ask any local) The mini bus final destination is castle Bruce so you can also do the journey from here. From Roseau you want to hop out about 45 min into the trip at the emerald pool gates but he driver will tell you. Walk in and pay either $5usd for a one off enter to the attraction or a $12 usd (currently $32.05ec) for a 7 day pass to all national park attractions in the country. Note that after 4pm it seems the ticket collection people go home so you can go in "at your own risk" but I would advise being out and finished by this time if you are trying to get a bus to town. It will again cost $7ec per person but a hint for the way back is to leave the emerald pool entrance, take a right and walk up the slight hill for 500m to the t junction bus stop. From here you have double chances to pull a bus from both directions heading to Roseau.

Also when we went, we were the only ones there and the views from the walk out of the 20min round trip circuit are great. They have a. Information office there also with maps. Also there are now hand rails the whole way down and the path is being upgraded.... It's not tough but expect 60 -80 wide spaced steps in total.

Sorry but sick of some locals offering for $60usd for a trip here in their taxi... Do it return on buses for $6.
Enjoy
Written July 4, 2016
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