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Idle Awhile Resort

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Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Ranked #4 of 36 Negril B&B and Inns
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed at Idle Awhile for 3 nights on our honeymoon and it was perfect. If you are looking to steer clear of a big resort, but still enjoy the luxuries this is the place for you. It has a perfect beachfront location and gorgeous rooms with all the amenities you need. Furthermore you can use the... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for the weekend. Fabulous place with friendly staff. Bar and restaurant right on the beach. All rooms have balconies or a patio. Very clean. Everything good, but watch out for mosquitoes in the mornings and evenings.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is still one of mine and my husband's favorite places in the world. We visited during slow season so it was very peaceful. Our room was very clean, the staff was very friendly, and the food was amazing. We tried other restaurants along the beach but the hotel restaurant was definitely our favorite. The water was warm and calm.... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have traveled to Negril two previous times, but this is our first time to get to experience Idle Awhile. Both times before, we stayed at The Caves, but this trip we brought our boys along, ages 13, 11, and 9, and decided to stay on the beach. We feel like we made a great choice. Idle... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I happened upon Idle Awhile whilst staying at another hotel along Negril 7 Mile Beach. I I was intriged by the lush palm and cocnut trees which lined the walkway. Orchirds clung to some of the trees. I passed by the cabana//lower apt which had yellow marble tiles on the poarch that looked out onto the sea. I continued walking... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The hotel is really lovely, the restaurant has very nice food, the room has a great decor, is huge and is really a few steps away from one of the most amazing seas in the world. There are great reggae shows at night for the hotel guests. I really loved the hotel and would stay there and go back to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Really enjoyed this hotel. There were lots of nice architectural touches, felt mid-century modern even though the hotel is only about 15 years old. Screens and wood blinds kept the room cool so we didn't need to run the air conditioning at all. Nice individual patio spaces for each room looking out into the jungle courtyard. Free rum punch with... More 

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chesterfield, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My husband and I have been coming to Negril for about 10 years, and we always have a good time, we stay at a variety of hotels, my sister fell in love with Idle Awhile a couple of years ago, so we decided to book there. This hotel is perfect, the rooms are relaxing and the staff is wonderful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Located on the 7 mile beach Idle Awhile has the perfect location . The beach us beautiful and guests have use of kayaks & stand up paddle boards. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. There is free shuttle service to their sister resort Hide Awhile located on the cliffs in Negril. Would stsy there again!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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