Just wanted to share my success story with using a route taxi for the first time. Wanted to get from Iberostar to the hip strip to walk around for the morning and the posted rate at Iberostar was $60 round trip (which I knew was ridiculous). We walked up to the road and asked a (route) taxi how much and he said $20 to the hip strip - we turned to walk to the next taxi and he calle us back and asked how much we wanted to pay - we told him $5 (thanks to trip advisor I knew that was about the rate it should be for a route taxi) and he said ok. Did the same thing coming back so we paid $5 each way (for two people) and felt really good about it working out so well!
It's funny, the whole morning I had in my head something someone on here said "if there's one thing there is no shortage of in Jamaica it's taxis" - that is so true! For anyone considering the route taxi in a similar situation I say go for it - make sure you get in a red plate and agree on the price before you get in and you are good to go!Edited: 9:48 am, October 10, 2012