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Idle Awhile Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Ranked #4 of 37 Negril B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Negril and have been traveling there since the early 80's...the beach,the sea, but most of all the people is why I always return. I have stayed in many of the hotels over the years but my absolute favorite place continues to be Idle Awhile. The rooms are very well appointed,very clean, and really comfortable...great linens and towels. But... More 

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West Halifax, Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually stayed next door at the Charela ,but we never really like much but breakfast there.We were thrilled to find right next door, good dinners, breakfasts etc and afew nights,,good place to see a show and drinks.Very casual..usual shirts and beach apparel but wonderful service and pleasant deck .

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything good already said in reviews is true about Idle Awhile. My husband and I decided to try a beach locale as part of our Negril getaway in January - before we went to our usual fave on the cliffs. We really did love Idle Awhile and all the staff - so much so that we are going back in... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had breakfast there on the beach. Used the loungers as a day spot. Excellent food. Had big breakfast eggs, banana pancakes, seasonal fruit. Fresh squeezed OJ perfect. Enjoyed great view of the beach and welcome shade under the trees. Friendly folks and spot on clean. Convenient place in middle of seven mile beach away from hustle-busy near town.

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New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After many years of searching for a perfect vacation Idle Awhile turned out to be a hidden gem. My wife and I spent 7 wonderful relaxing days at this resort. The staff was great, at the restaurant Sonja, Needles, King and Jenny always greet you with a smile .Arron and Erik are on the beach to set up the chairs... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful rooms with lovely beds and linens and large elegant porches. Beautiful gardens. Lovely beach with trees for natural shade. Friendly staff. Good food (except the hamburgers). food is not always as hot as would be preferred as kitchen is so far from beach dining area. Great Quesideas, really good mashed potatoes, porriage and poached eggs. Food is not included... More 

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Kenosha, Wi
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After our first trip to Idle Awhile last year, we came back again to the same experience we had last year........LOL......Can't beat it.....The condition, staff, food, beach, and total package can't be beat........We wasted 10 years in Negril after buying a timeshare at another beach hotel.......We have already booked next year........we truly have found our home away from home.......This place... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed here in August of 2014. This was our first visit to Idle Awhile & it will not be our last! Such a beautiful, small intimate property. We only stayed 3 nights & wish we could have stayed longer. Front desk was great and all staff were very friendly, even down to the female security guard out front. We... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was trip #32 and were in need of a relaxing getaway from the beach. We had not stayed on the west end for about 10 years. This place was the perfect fit. We stayed in a second floor garden room. It is cooler and quiter than the ocean front units. We had a pillow top king bed, full kitchen,... More 

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san antonio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Finally got to stay here. Very difficult to get rooms due to small number of them and many return guests. We stayed in a 1 BR Garden suite, upper level. Rooms are really nice, although could use better lighting. No real view, but that was expected. Trade off was privacy. Bar and restaurant were convenient, although the setup with the... More 

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