This is called the Quad Biking and Beach tour by RCCL. RECOMMENDED for the adventurous due to strenuous nature of ATV riding and walking over uneven ground. The tour left without us even though we were at the terminal 10 minutes before set tour time. There seemed to be some miscommunication between RCCL and the tour operator, Kantour, who didn't appear to know we were on the tour. The bus returned to pick us up luckily since this is a tour you would not want to miss. After a drive down the coast of this beautiful island, we arrived at a former plantation with lush grounds. The ATV tour was amazing and we give this part a 5+ rating. Following a brief tutorial on the ATVs and a practice turn around a track, we set out on dirt roads winding through sugar cane fields dodging goats and cattle. As we climbed the mountain, our guides stopped at a former sugar mill to tell us some local history. Then it was up into the twisting rainforest trails. As we returned back down the mountain, we stopped at another scenic spot overlooking the ocean for some bottle water and an informative talk from our guides, Addison and Kevin, about local plants and their medicinal uses. In retrospect, I would suggest bringing goggles and a handkerchief to cover the mouth due to the dust as well as wearing blue jeans for the tour. One tour member tipped her ATV going downhill and scraped up her leg but got back on and finished the tour. The former plantation is now the Nirvana restaurant where we had refreshments of fresh fruit punch and cake before boarding the bus to the beach. This part of the tour we rate as a 3. Instead of the relaxing break on a golden beach at a resort promised by RCCL's brochure, we were dumped off at a public beach by our driver who then took off. No beach chairs were provided. We were told we would have to pay $10 if we wanted to use them for the 45 minute break. We declined. The black volcanic sand beach was extremely hot and there was no shade so after a few minutes in the blazing hot sun we had to retreat to sit on the concrete steps in the shade of a bar. Not relaxing. The driver then returned early and demanded that everyone get on the bus immediately before hustling us back to the port. I would rather they left the beach break off of this tour.
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