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Emerald Pool

Emerald Pool Trail, Dominica
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Emerald Pool

Stroll 15 minutes down through a lush rainforest to a gorgeous 40ft (12m) waterfall grotto. Railings and a broad, well-maintained trail make this trip accessible even to non-hikers. Located in the World Heritage Site of Morne Trois Pitons National Park, the tree-fringed pool—open to swimmers—gets unpleasantly packed when cruise ships pull into port. Serious photographers should haul along tripods and cable or remote shutter releases for this low-light, but oh-so-lovely, scenery: one of Dominica's top attractions.

Site pass required: EC$13 ($US5) per day or EC$32 (US$12) per week. (767) 266-3817; forestry@cwdom.dm; dominica.dm/index.php/national-parks

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