I should have wrote this review months ago, as we visited MDV in late May - but never late than never. While there is an hour long drive from the airport, Moon Dance arranged a van for us, it is 100% worth the extra travel time to the gorgeous and quiet beaches of Negril over constant airplane traffic. We traveled with our two young children, 3 and 1, and our Nanny. We chose to go with the all-inclusive package so we could enjoy everything and anything at a whim. First, the accomadations are charming, very well appointed villas with every luxury you would need. Our Chef, Nathaniel, was AMAZING. Breakfast, lunch, dinner -snacks were all fantastic. His omlets are unbelievble and if you think you don't want soup because it's hot - think again. Some of the best soups I have ever had. My husband loved the curried goat - a specialty. Sasha was our "bartender" but she was so much more. She should really be called something else, she takes care of your every need. Plus she makes some amazing drinks and would come and find us at the beach or pool to bring us out drinks. Our little boys loved her virgin pina coladas and they had her wrapped in an hour. Actually, the staff at this resort made our trip. Rowan, Nate, Shasha, Winston, and Pete were all delightful. They were so kind to our boys and would let them pool and hot tub hop around if the other villas were not being used. Sasha and Nate became a part of the family and would have loved to bring them home with us. Several days Sasha even kept an eye on the baby while he napped so that everyone else could enjoy the sun - he took to her right away and that is not like him! The only negative about the trip were the "vendors" on the beach. If you want ANYTHING make sure you go through Rowan, Pete or Winston to avoid confrontation , there are literally people selling evertthing from coconut, chicken, jewlery, hats,etc. Also, if you want to do a water sport go through them too.....there were several vendors with Jet ski's right out front and my husband just walked over to discuss and it was a disaster - they will take advantage of you and literally fight for your business. We loved Moon Dance Villas and will be back. Even if we got a larger villa we would request Sasha and Nathaniel to come with us. The only thing that woud be better was to have gone with another family - the more that merrier in our minds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idle Awhile Villas invites you to experience the finest rental accommodations in all of Negril, Jamaica. Beautifully situated on Negril's spectacular 7-Mile Beach, Idle Awhile Villas is actually six elegant and incredibly comfortable beach homes. Each offers you the services of its own devoted and delightfully attentive staff: chef, bartender, and housekeeper- all committed to making your Jamaican getaway a truly pleasurable adventure in paradise! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moon Dance Villas Hotel Negril