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Idle Awhile Resort

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Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Idle Awhile Resort
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Ranked #4 of 37 Negril B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place tucked right in between two hotels, but it is some of the most private lodging in the middle of the strip. The staff here are the best, they always aim to please. All the rooms have hammocks on the porch. The rooms are beautiful and the access to the beach and amentities are second to none. The bar... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Front desk staff exceptional. They were pleasant and well informed and represented the band well. An ex employee told us about this property. The security guard and grounds men were helpful. The maids are always smiling and always say hello when you are passing. I felt safe at this location. Our suite was fabulous! Clean, spacious, fabulous ambiance, nice fluffy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Ga.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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