The Emerald Pool of Dominica, “X” Marks The Spot

Thick rainforest, hissing volcanic vents and jagged mountainous peaks…the island of Dominica is a nature lover’s dream. You don’t come to Dominica for the beaches, you come to explore things like boiling lakes and magical pools filled by mountain waterfalls. A true pirate haven back in the day.

Today’s Photo Friday picture features the famous Emerald Pool on Dominica. Taken by the talented photographers at ISLANDS Magazine, the pool is without doubt one of the most popular attractions, and is perhaps one of Dominica’s most photographed natural sites.

The Emerald pool as its name suggest is also known as the “Crystal Pool”. This small waterfall and natural pool is located on the northern edge of the Morne Trois National Park and is filled with glistening clear spring water. Legend says if you swim in the Emerald Pool it will take 10 years off your life. Whether that is true or not doesn’t matter. Just seeing natural wonders like this on a mysterious tropical island will make you forget about every worry-some care you have. If that doesn’t make you feel younger then I don’t know what will.

The Caribbean isn’t all all mega-resorts, blue water and white sand beaches. Some of the best the Caribbean has to offer is covered by lush rainforest and only visible through tree-filtered sunlight. A pirates world it is, one only need to find where “X” marks the spot.

Have a great weekend Castaways! Let me know if you’ve ever been to the Emerald Pool and what you thought.

By |2011-02-25T10:02:37+00:00February 25th, 2011|Dominica, Islands, Photo Friday - Caribbean Photos|4 Comments

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  1. Meliha February 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    GREAT PICTURE! We got to The Emerald Pool through a river tubing/Emerald Pool excursion on our Royal Caribbean cruise ( What a beautiful place!

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    RumShopRyan February 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for sharing Meliha. Cheers!

  3. Marcia Charles October 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I LOVE this photo. Sitting here in my cold room with a heater at my feet makes me want to be there now! It is so true – you don’t go to the Nature Island for beaches – you go to explore nature. A great place for diving and whale spotting too. I wish I had a travel job that took me to places like that 🙂

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    RumShopRyan October 28, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Keep thinking about the Caribbean Marcia and you’ll start feeling warm in mo time. Cheers to the Nature Island.

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