We took a private transfer from CTI to CN this morning. We left at 6:03 and arrived at CN at 8:17...but, we stopped twice...once at an ATM and once for gas. Total trip was 2 hours and 14 minutes with th two stops! The cost was $250 and I tipped him $20. Great driver, great talker, great Jamaican guide and ignored most of the speed limits!
So, that's 3 times we've done the transfer from Negril to Ocho (or the reverse) and if you leave at 6:00 am, it takes 2 to 2-1/2hours. Now, the trip today was on a Sunday, but if you leave at 6:00 am, the Jamaicans are mostly still sleeping and the roads are practically empty!