Emerald Pool Waterfall

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One of the most popular and well known waterfalls on the island, Emerald Pool has a distinctive green color thanks to the rain forest vegetation around it. The unique appearance has made this waterfall the backdrop of several movies as well as weddings. It is also a location of choice by the cruise ship guests, so it can be crowded at times.

This waterfall and pool is surrounded by a thick rain forest that has turned the water an emerald color, earning it its name, Emerald Pool. The lush canopy of trees surroundings the edges, the open sky directly above, and a small cave behind the pools can give the impression of truly being in the middle of an uncharted island.


Located in , welcomes local residents and vacationers who are rooming in this area of Dominica. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun.

Part of the popularity of this waterfall is its ease of access. Heading west out of Rosalie will take you almost right to the falls just outside Gran Fond.

Emerald Pool Waterfall lies on the island of Dominica, 0.7 miles northeast of Grand Fond; it is eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) to the east-northeast of Roseau.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be eating food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this waterfall. Breadnut Restaurant and Bar, which serves up Caribbean fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will come across eateries including Zamaan Restaurant and Riverside Cafe so hopefully, at least one of these nearby options will appease the whole group.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like waterfalls, and would like to see others, should consider Three Basins and Fond Morgan Waterfall; both are within a car's reach of this waterfall. Additional local attractions include Chemin L'Etang Trail, which is less than a mile away Grand Fond. Also consider making the trip to Citrus Creek Plantation, which is another attraction in the area.

Waterfalls are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Emerald Pool Waterfall
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Chemin L'Etang Trail -- 0.9 mi. (12.6 km) SW Grand Fond
Citrus Creek Plantation -- 2.2 mi. (15.0 km) SE 9.3 mi. East of Roseau
Morne Trois Pitons Hiking Trail GeoFeature -- -- 6.4 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Museum of Rum Museum 2.3 mi. (15.2 km) SE La Plaine
Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail GeoFeature 3.5 mi. (8.6 km) W 5.3 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Morne Trois Pitons National Park -- 3.5 mi. (10.1 km) SSW 6.3 mi. East of Roseau
Valley of Desolation Other Attraction 3.8 mi. (9.5 km) SSW 5.9 mi. East of Roseau
Glasse Trail Other Attraction 4.5 mi. (14.6 km) SSE 9.1 mi. East of Roseau

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There is a fee to enter the pools.


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