At 5 p.m. after an afternoon with Chukka ATV Caribbean Adventures, we departed for dinner at the Pier 1 restaurant in Montego Bay for a great open air dining experience. I hear this is the place to be on a Friday night when they start the live music at midnight with the band “Pier Pressure”.
Of course, before entering you need to read the instructions at the door. Don’t try to sneak in any “heat”. See below:
Don't bring any "bad vibes" into the Pier One in Jamaica
I had the seafood chowder followed by the coconut shrimp. Both of them were really good.
The seafood chowder is really tasty at Pier One Restaurant
Shrimp dinner with salad and rice and beans
Several people in the group ordered chocolate cake for dessert. I was stuffed and couldn’t eat any more. All in all, it was a great dinner with my blogger friends at Pier 1 restaurant.
Lest you wonder how I managed to keep up with all this activity without getting tired…..I didn’t. I was done for the evening. I knew that tomorrow was going to be a big day at the Chukka Caribbean Adventures Excursion on the zip line tour and a Braco Bike and Hike Tour. I needed my beauty rest. Stay tuned for my next post on Jamaica.
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The check-in for the Chukka ATV ride
our group of travel bloggers getting ready to conquer the ATV ride
In this photo above you will see many outstanding travel bloggers such as: @thePlanetD @GoNomad @bloggeries@TravelwithKids@johnnyJet @smartwomentravler @HarleeQuinn@mklofquist and Wayne Lowers, one of the best cinematographers in the Caribbean.
The guys at Chukka are very safety conscious. Before we started, we were outfitted with helmets and patiently given a lesson on how to drive the ATV’s. In addition, we learned the hand signal procedures to follow from our trusted guide when out on the trail.
safety first with our guide from Chukka ATV ride
After a few practice runs around the track, we were ready to ride together up into the hills through some beautiful countryside.
Our ATVs are lined up and ready to go!!
My favorite part was riding through a bamboo jungle. You really feel like you are isolated.
Look at the denseness of the forest, just having left the bamboo jungle
It doesn’t take long to get the hang of the ATV once you start going over bumps and dodging potholes.
This is where your great training from Chukka pays off
Don’t get too fancy because the guides don’t allow any racing or breaking of formation.
After about 30 minutes, you finally arrive at the top of a hill that gives you a beautiful view of the coastline.
The top of the hill marks the halfway point in our tour-time for a rest
The guide walks you around through an area where they have several different kinds of fruit trees. He identifies each and explains its use. Here are some photos.
Our guide on the Chukka ATV tour gives us a botanical lesson
Lots of Ackee fruit hanging in the trees on top of the hill
I ate a guava off a tree and now am addicted to them! Really tasty.
After about 30 minutes at the top including some complimentary water, it is time to return to HQ at the bottom.
a beautiful view of the Caribbean from the top of the hill on the ATV ride
The ride back is even more fun because by this time you have become very confident of your ATV skills.
JJ @HarleeQuinn stops to take a photo of Wayne our Cinematographer
At the end of the ride, we had a chance to relax and were served some Jamaican jerk pork and chicken for a late lunch. Thanks to Chukka it was a fun afternoon. Then it was back to the Iberostar Rose Hall Grand Hotel for some rest before dinner.
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