Jamaica is full of lovely friendly people, however, the drivers are, well, scary. That being said, I have a rental car and intend to drive on a Saturday from Ocho Rios to Mandeville. Google shows three routes enumerated by travel time:
- Route 1: 2h 18m through Christiana
- Route 2: 2h 40m A1 (new highway \ tollway?) through Christiana
- Route 3: 2h 36m A1 to T1 to A2
The distances and times are pretty much all the same, so I would prefer driving on a newer highway without the winding road experienced on the A3 through the mountains.
Question: Which of the three routes has the best road conditions?
If you have driven the recommended route, please state this in your response.
Route 3 was recommended by several locals: although there were tolls, road conditions on the toll ways were good in stark contrast to the rest of the system. OBSERVE THE SPEED LIMITS: construction, falling rocks, DETOURS, are very dangerous on these highways. ARRIVE ALIVE.