Emerald Pool, Waterfall & Volcanic-Sand Beach

5 hours | Dominica | D O M - 3 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park
  • Emerald Pool
  • Botanical Gardens
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Botanical Gardens
This 40-acre oasis is the largest swath of green space in Roseau and is considered one of the botanical gems of the Caribbean. Established in 1891 by order of the British Crown, these excellent botanical gardens are home to over 50 indigenous species of plants and trees and home to an aviary for Sisserou parrots, the national bird of Dominica. A stroll through the fragrant blooms and verdant vegetation makes for an idyllic retreat. In 1979, the garden was ravaged by Hurricane David, and evidence of this can be seen in a large bus that is crushed beneath a toppled bapbob tree. The wide lawns are used for national parades, celebrations and cricket matches.

Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Together with your guide, you'll trek among ginger plants and vanilla orchids to the Emerald Pool formed by a waterfall cascading over a fern-covered cliff. You're welcome to stand behind the 40-foot waterfall and cool off with a dip or simply admire the surroundings of this breathtaking tropical rainforest.

Mero Beach
The volcanic black sand of Mero Beach, located on the west coast of Dominica, offers a respite for those seeking fun in the sun. Mero Beach is the closest beach to Roseau and offers amenities and food services nearby. A popular spot for both visitors and locals, Mero Beach has a nicely protected swimming area and is suitable for families. Water shoes are recommended, as the black sand is quickly heated in the sun.

What you will see along the way:
Roseau
Dominica's sassy and colorful capital, Roseau (rose-oh) hugs the southwest coast of the Roseau River. It is the hub of this small island of volcanic terrain, sparkling waterfalls, beaches and lush national parks set against a backdrop of emerald mountains. Roseau's dense town center boasts historic buildings made of wood and stone that line the streets with a unique architectural style that borrows from the Spanish, English and French. A scenic drive reveals both the lovely natural highlights of the Roseau Valley as well as the city's landmarks.

Photo Opportunity:
Morne Bruce
From the panoramic hilltop of Morne Bruce, point your lens at the stellar views of the entire town of Roseau and the Botanical Gardens.

Snack:
A refreshing beverage is served at Mero Beach.

Special Notes:

The rustic paths at the Emerald Pool are steep and may be slippery. To reach the pool itself requires negotiating many steep steps. This active excursion is suitable only for guests in good physical condition. A liability waiver must be completed prior to participating on this tour. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots and a swimsuit. Bring a towel and adequate sun protection. Tour sequence may vary. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to the Botanical Gardens

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Free time for swimming at the Emerald Pool

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Free time and refreshments at Mero Beach

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
120
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:30