My family traveled here for my sister's wedding. When we first arrived, the only thing you could hear was jackhammering from the neighboring hotel and we all thought "Oh no." But the noise stopped around 5pm that evening (we only heard it for 30-45 minutes) and then did not continue for the rest of our time at Idle Awhile.
Staff were friendly and always helpful. Sometimes breakfast was a little slow, but that was never a big deal. Food was good. The rooms are beautiful and I absolutely love the sound of the tree frogs. Like a few people have mentioned, it can be loud in the morning (but it was my family being loud so it was less of an inconvenience to me).
There were no children there while we were there, but we did come at the start of the rainy season.
One downside were the amount of people who hassled us on the beach. Now, if you're going to be laid back and not mind if I say no, perfect (and thanks to the jewelry lady that was there, we ended up getting foot jewelry for my sister's wedding). Now, if you're going to be the guy who mocked me when I said no or who threw a bag of weed at a person in the wedding party, like hell I'm going to purchase anything from you. Fortunately, almost all of the people selling stuff were pretty laid back. The day of my sister's wedding, there was a guard out on the beach and people didn't stop so much, which was nice. We also ended up befriending one of the musicians during the day who then stopped back around the time of my sister's wedding - he then made it into wedding photos and got some cake as well.
I enjoyed this hotel and wish that I'd had more time there. My parents have already booked a vacation here in 2015 and I might be a bit jealous. Hoping to make it back in the near future!
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