Emerald Pool Waterfall

Photo Credit: © Jiyi Ren CC BY

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.

<p>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.</p>


Situated toward the center of the island of Dominica, 0.7 miles northeast of Grand Fond, Emerald Pool Waterfall always welcomes local residents and travelers who are lodging on this part of the island or close by. Regardless of whether or not you are staying particularly close, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time. It's 8.7 miles east-northeast of Roseau.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous restaurants to choose from in the neighborhood surrounding the waterfall. Breadnut Restaurant and Bar, which offers Caribbean fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also close-by, you and your party will come across eateries like Zamaan Restaurant and Riverside Cafe so hopefully, at least one of these close by eateries will delight the whole entire gang.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Three Basins and Fond Morgan Waterfall; both are within a car's reach of this waterfall. You'll find some other attractions in the area, including Chemin L'Etang Trail, which is less than a mile away Grand Fond. Also, you might consider making the trip to Citrus Creek Plantation, which is another attraction nearby.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

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.

Location: Dominica


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