we were at CN for 7 days and then CTI for 5...sometimes you do have to go with everyone back to the hotel and then they take you on to the next resort...but they give you the option of when you want to leave so it depends. They asked us to wait an hour for the next bus which we had no problem doing, but when the manager saw us back up in the lobby, she immediately arranged our own car. They also give you a little soft side cooler with some water and granola bars which I thought was very sweet.
Driving takes 3 to 5 1/2 hours depending on the time of day but is provided by couples .We took TimmAir 1 hr 20 min Door to Door we took advantage of the resort thru most of the day and then left in the afternoon. The Downside ....$622.00 for the charter for one person or 4 persons from Ocho to Negril.
enjoyed the hell out of it.