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York, ME.
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

...than dinner on the beach? We did not stay at Idle Awhile resort but ate at the beachfront restaurant twice. A nicely appointed platform tent in the sand; comfortable & easy! The popcorn shrimp appetizer is the winner! Served hot and tender. Akee & cod bruschetta a nice variation on a Jamaican dish.The lobster salad was also nicely presented &...

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Kenosha, Wi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here many times in the past and the Resort just keeps getting better.....Today is our last day of a 14 day stay here.......LOL.....Don't want to leave.....But, as in every adventure reality has a way of sneaking back into the picture.....Enjoyed every second of our Trip..........The Issa Family and the Staff are just the "BEST".........Congrats ..........It seems the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Junior Suite and it was everything and more we needed. The screened porch allowed for evenings around the table listening to music. We were just steps from the cleanest beach and blue waters of Negril. Grabbed a meal from a street vender otherwise we ate our meals at the facility. The food was genuine Jamaican. The...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate you writing a review of your time spent at Idle Awhile Beach. The Junior Suite is a great room and it seems you have found the beauty of it. Thank you for your comment on the service you have received and we hope your return visit will be longer with us. Kind regards, Kerry

California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at this location numerous times and will be back again! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are super clean, large, and comfortable. The hotel is not very large, which keeps it private and less crowded. The beach is always groomed and the beach chairs are clean & well maintained. They offer a repeat guest...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with the Trip Advisor family your feedback of your time spent at Idle Awhile Beach. We appreciate you highlighting our staff, the cleanliness of our rooms and beach. We look forward to your next visit with us... Kind regards, Kerry-Ann

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent location on 7 Mile Beach. Small, exquisite stretch of sand. Nice quiet bar/restaurant. Live reggae one night. Very nice, modern rooms. Helpful, friendly staff. Only gripe was spotty wi-fi. Other than that, just about perfect!

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear NJerzy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your time spent here with us at Idle Awhile Beach. We apologize about the spotty wi-fi. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Kind regards, Kerry-Ann

Blacksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had to book at Idle Awhile because our original lodgings didn't have openings for the second half of our trip. Idle is a small intimate hotel which is nice if you're looking to stay away from large super resorts. The staff is polite but not as fun and engaging as other places I've stayed in Negril. I booked an...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Emily, We appreciate you staying with us at Idle Awhile. We do apologize for not fully meeting your expectations. In regards to your discomfort with the mosquitoes, just want to advise you that we have periodic fogging of the property in an effort to minimize the mosquitoes. But as with any location in the tropics we cannot completely get...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Friendly staff, spacious rooms, fantastic beach, great location with great chicken (Best of the West) on street nearby, the best beach loungers and towels without being at an all inclusive, try the pumpkin soup at their restaurant, tasty rum punches! Very popular during the busy seasons at this small resort- any room is fine! It's about the beach!

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Ricky P, Wow! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your time spent with us at Idle Awhile. Thank you for sharing your comments on our rooms, beach lounge, towels, soup and beach. See you on your next visit!!! One Love from the Idle Awhile Family. Kerry

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

By far my favorite hotel . It is a slice of paradise . The rooms are clean with zen vibe . The beach is intimate and friendly , along with the staff. This is my go to place every year , been here 5 times already. Will be back next year.

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you for your loyalty to Idle Awhile Beach. We appreciate you sharing a review of your time spent with us. We always look forward to your return. See you next year! One Love from the Idle Awhile Family. Kerry-Ann

England
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Outstanding location right in the heart of seven mile beach with great access to all the beach has to offer but at the same time a peaceful little hideaway. Rooms are neat and perfectly functional, lovely big beds with good mattress. Staff are helpful and attentive without being pushy, made some great recommendations for local dining and trips. On site...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review of your time spent at Idle Awhile Beach. We are appreciative of your comments on our rooms, beach and our staff. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Regards, Kerry-Ann

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Beyond all expectations, beautiful natural setting , and that's before you get to the beach. Impeccable rooms, clean and fresh, open air rooms fitting for the cool Negril breeze. But the best part about Idle Awhile is the people!! Attentive to details, and above and beyond approach to guests needs. Trust me , travel the world but if in Jamaica...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Patrice, We appreciate you sharing your review of your time spent with Idle Awhile with the Trip Advisor family. Thank you for your recommendation and for your comments made on our rooms and our staff. We look forward to welcoming you home on your next trip to Idle Awhile. One Love from the Idle Awhile Family. Kerry-Ann

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Idle Awhile The Beach

Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: £147 - £364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Idle Awhile The Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Can't comment on the resort;”
 of 5 bubbles CMHMaine, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No need to go any way else.”
 of 5 bubbles L5605JRnancyf, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floor front room had vaulted ceilings and a view of the ocean through the palms.”
 of 5 bubbles Kimble4020, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms on the Beach side of the property are set back from the road, so road noise is minimum.”
  • Spacious, elegant bathroom
  • Comfortable suite life
  • Fresh, crisp and comfortable!
  • Cool and breezy Patio
  • Safe haven
  • One of the lovely suites.
 of 5 bubbles maggie196127, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want an ocean-view, ask for it. Most do not have views”
 of 5 bubbles TravelingGrandma66, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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