Domaine d'Emeraude
Domaine d'Emeraude
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Travel L
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A quite beautiful botanical garden, although it is below the Balata Garden.
The most interesting thing is the 3 routes through the adjacent forest, from 30 minutes to 1 hour and a half, well marked and easy to complete.
If you have to choose between Emerauld and Balata, the latter is better.
Written 20 December 2023
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The reserve in the northern part of Martinique is a beautiful quiet oasis. There is a very well curated museum as you arrive explaining the flora and fauna of the region. This is entirely in French. There are some manicured gardens but the real attraction are three well signposted forest walks, the longest one takes about an hour or a little more if you stop regularly to take in the sights and sounds of the forest. We took the long route and found it very rewarding.
All the paths are concrete so the terrain is not difficult although it is quite hilly with lots of steps. Here you become immersed in nature with lots of bird sound, great variety of trees and plants and everything is very well maintained.
Entry at €6 is very good value. There is also a small gift shop and restaurant although we did not eat here. The place itself was very quiet when we visited, we saw hardly anyone else in the two hours we were there so for a visit to experience authentic nature well away from crowds, this is highly recommended.
Written 2 May 2023
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alseward53
Axminster, UK369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Lovely gardens with very interesting forest type walks, through vast collections of trees and plants. Great spotting different lizards along the streams / waterfalls. Excellent educational centre and we enjoyed a taste of local cuisine.
Written 16 March 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada81,678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
I was amazed with the Domaine d'Emeraude. It was huge.

We enjoyed admiring the flowers, the trees and plants as well.

There were two fountains as well.

In one of the building were explaining about the Acadians and Alsacians. This was the part of history.

We could walk in the forest, which we did.

We enjoyed this botanical. It was refreshing!

A must see!
Written 10 September 2019
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Keith C
Huntingdon, UK700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
A wonderful reserve where you can walk in the forest, listen and see birds singing as well as visiting an educational building and an garden area where plants are cultivated.
Written 3 June 2019
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TrudyinDominica
Marigot, Dominica36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
My kind of holiday is one where I dive deeply into the nature; traditions/history and culture of an area.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this garden. It is a great place to bring a large group like the University Group visiting the day I was there or to come to individually. Plan on spending some time to really absorb the nature. I spent the whole day there to truly absorb as much as I could and I still could go back again.
The mountain forest environments feel so different to the seaside vibes - visitors must experience both when traveling to a Caribbean island to truly experience it holistically.
Mountain, garden and forest are an intricate part of life in the countryside of Martinique - experience all here.
There are lots of wide open cultivated areas where you can meditate on the beautiful colors of the flowers; sunbathe on the perfectly maintained grass and take in the scents, sights and sounds of a garden. These areas are big - there is room for lots of visitors without feeling crowded.
There are also paths through the rain forest for forest bathing. The paths are well groomed but wear appropriate shoes for hiking and be aware there are stairs to go up and down.
I started my day reading the information at the welcome center. You can buy a freshly brewed morning coffee to get in the mood. Then I took an approximately 1 1/2 hour tour with Tina.
I have studied the flora and fauna of the West Indies as well as the traditional ways of using plants for over 20 years but Tina's tour showed me things I never heard of before. She looks at the plants around her as a pharmacopeia and a resource for tools to use in day to day life - that is interesting in itself. Yet the concept I thought she brought out the best was the way we can look to nature not just for healing and strength but as a guidance in conscious social living. The park is a good size so you can never learn all in the time of the guided tour but your view of nature and its relationship with man will change.
After the guided tour there were snacks showcasing local foods. You can buy lunch if you wish. I did not eat lunch the day I was there but I saw the food the chef was making was mostly from fresh produce she brought in that morning so I know a good meal can be purchased there.
After the snacks I took the rest of the day to explore the gardens. There is lots you can do on your own. I love the instagram perfect photo opportunities - some of the buildings have strategically located window 'frames' looking out on natures art below and flowers and unique plants abound. I also enjoyed revisiting the interpretive center - taking my time to look at each exhibit - they are intricate and describe the island from it's formation to it's flora and fauna. I love how they set it up so children can enjoy without hurting anything.
I found going through the center first with Tina the guide helped me to get much more benefit from this center - I like the stories of a culture; the historical tit bits that I could not know by just visiting alone.
There are covered areas to picnic or rest until a shower passes; a lovely big fountain and a little river gurgles by the welcome center. The washrooms; the centers and the grounds were spotless and well maintained.
Wear comfortable clothing; it can be cool so a long sleeved shirt is handy; bring a raincoat or umbrella in case of rain; wear shoes for walking in nature. I always travel with water.
Enjoy. Heal. Immerse in nature.
Written 21 December 2018
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lakelover908
Kendal, UK1,145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
What a treat, spectacular gardens with many species of fruits and plants. Our guide took us on a really interesting forest trail. It was a wonderful experience.
Written 17 March 2018
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Akumuk
Paignton, UK772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
These tropical gardens are well worth a visit. They include excellent exhibits as well as walks in the rainforest. The knowledgeable guides are well worth listening to and the flowers are an extensive delight.
Written 19 February 2018
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Vincent
Frankfurt, Germany69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Because of its location, the Domaine d'Emeraude may not be as easy to reach as the garden of Balata from the south of the island. But the place is worth the extra 20 min drive along the N3 central road that goes through the tropical forest to this very nice garden. The garden is divided in several areas, including a mini trail in the jungle for those that do not dare to go on a real hike, with tree ferns, orchids and a whole bunch of large trees and epiphyts. There are enough shelters along the way in case of a sudden tropical shower and the central exploration center is targeting (French-speaking) families with children.
We enjoyed particularly the shop at the end that is loaded with not-overpriced local produce and souvenirs. There is also a small restaurant with good food and excellent coffee.
Written 10 January 2018
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FiveFindOuters
New Jersey49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
No explanations necessary - the spectacular location, colors and flora say it all. Serene, natural vistas comprised of compact formal gardens and leisurely forest trails with interpretive center, gift shop, and snack bar. Friendly and enthusiastic staff.
Written 18 April 2017
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