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Idle Awhile Resort

3.5 of 5 Inn   |   Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Ranked #2 of 37 Negril B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are review comments that need to be dispelled. I visited five different restaurants and the service was never slow. The vendors on the beach were never rude. A simple, curtious "no thank you" worked very well. The menu at the hotel was limited but very good, especially the garlic shrimp. The drink menu was fabulous. Try the continental breakfast,... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from spending four nights at Idle Awhile. What a fantastic place! With only fourteen room or suites, it's a very quiet hotel and is so small, you know the names of most of the staff within the first day you're there. The rooms are incredible for the price. We stayed in one of the one bedroom suites and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights and had a great time! Loved the location on the beach, the cleanliness, and great staff. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning and spent the day relaxing on the beach. We decided against going on any excursion and this beach was too beautiful to leave. Although there was construction noise from the hotel next door,... More

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited Negril Jamiaca for the first time this past May. I like most of you scoured the internet and trip advisor trying to figure out everything there was to know about Negril. We contemplated between a boutique hotel or an all inclusive, and eventually decided on Idle Awhile. The Hotel: It was nice by Jamaica... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I almost didn't want to write a review because I wanted to keep Idle Awhile a secret all to myself. This is a fantastic 14 unit property with very personable staff and comfortable rooms. Our balcony had a fantastic hammock and a view of the ocean, which was lovely (even during the afternoon rain). The wi-fi worked well throughout the... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I stayed at Idle Awhile for a weekend in May. We had a one bedroom suite for myself, husband and two kiddos. Lovely room, very tastefully decorated, spacious. Staff was excellent. Beach lovely but Negril always is. Good for families, even with small children as well as couples. You could prepare your own meals or order from the restaurant. Would... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My family and I just spent one week here at Idle Awhile for my wedding. I have been planning my wedding through, Weddings By Isabelle, Negirl, Jamaica, for the last 16 months, and I don't know what I would have done without her. Every step of the way, Isabelle was there asking me exactly what I wanted and needed, and... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

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... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed at Idle Awhile for 5 days prior to moving onto Couples Negril for 7 more days. Couples Resorts owns Idle Awhile. Couples Negril was outstanding for a romantic couple vacation, see our review. There are numerous posivtives with this resort. We had an upstairs room, garden view. We were very pleased with the upstairs room as it provided... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Just returned from a week stay at Idle Awhile with my spouse. We booked based on location and TA reviews. After seeing the property first hand, I can confidently say that this would be the only place on the beach we would return to (as many reviewers do again and again). We were a little apprehensive given the modest website... More

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Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Idle Awhile Resort 3.5*
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