As you continue motoring along River Road (Highway 69), you will soon encounter The Beast. This is a dreaded hill among triathlon runners. The rapid ascent climbs for nearly 300 feet followed by an immediate downward slope with a grade of 27%. But from inside your car, this peak is your introduction to the North Shore. You are about to enjoy one of the most scenic drives in the Caribbean. Your first glimpse of picturesque perfection is Davis Bay. This cove is embraced by etched mounts covered by a lush rainforest. The 1,000 feet of Davis Beach is always highly rated. However, you will have to share your sandbox with the guests of the Carambola Beach Resort.