Jamaica's infamous Jerk BBQ
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We woke up to our usual routine of breakfast before hitting the beach. We planned a more active day than the previous day so we enjoyed the water after breakfast and went into the pool on the other side of the resort. A game of chess exercised our brain for 15 minutes before Finelle and I - eventually bored - called it a stalemate. Some people were playing beach volleyball so while I sunbathe and I watched the game being played.
There also was a swim bar by the pool which my friends and I took advantage of. We found an extra volleyball so we playing beach volleyball, as well. It was very hot and so after 30 minutes of playing, we had to call it quits. I found myself enjoying my pinacolada by the swim bar, cooled down by the pool water and a drink.
Lunch time came and we took a break from our slow morning for nutrition. Again, we found ourselves staring at the gorgeous view and decided to go shopping a bit and check out the Montego Bay Strip shops on our way to The Pork Pit for dinner.
The afternoon passed by quick. More pool time and drinks before we took a shower and change to venture outside of the resort.
It was very hot and humid when we stepped out of the resort. After a few shops and saw potential souvenir presents, we continued our way to the Pork Pit, not really knowing how far it was from the resort. We just knew it was on the main road past the Strip from what we recalled from last night.
After 20 minutes of walking, and our doubts of ever finding the restaurant, we found it! And about time, too! We were tired. Hot. Sweat from the humidity. And starving! The large printed sign 'The Port Pit' perked us all up. As we climbed up the stairs, our mouth watered from the delicious smell of bbq. The open counter is worn out from the tropical weather. After discussing which to order, a pound of jerk pork, a pound of jerk beef ribs, and corn on the cob for everyone seemed enough. We picked one of the tables that circled the large open air grill station. This is not a place for vegetarians as the station was filled with pork, chicken, and beef. It was heaven on the grill! We devoured the jerk pork pretty quickly so we ordered another half pound.
Satisfied with the food and not willing to talk back to the resort, we took a cab ride back instead. For 5 people, the cab driver asked for $10. I think it was expensive but since we didn't know how much an average cab ride cost in Jamaica and it didn't seem that outrageous - and we were too lazy to walk back at night, we decided to just take it.
We returned to the resort and watched the show on the stage. We hang out around the bar before we returned to our rooms to relax. I went out later that night for a night swim as a wonderful conclusion to my night.