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Idle Awhile Resort

3.5 of 5 Inn   |   Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Ranked #3 of 38 Negril B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (group of 4 30-something women from the States) stayed at Idle Awhile after a wedding at Rockhouse, and we're floored by the experience. The room was fantastic, with accommodations to rival any suite in Negril; the beach was immaculate, with superb attendance from the lifeguard and restaurant staff who helped us locate restaurants, let us use their SUP, and... More

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Home from 14 nights at this excellent resort. Stayed in room 201 and loved it. Great staff as they go above and beyond for you. Celebrated my 60th birthday going into town and when we got back to the room, it was completed decorated. What a wonderful surprise. Hats off to Gumby (Eric) as he is a wonderful gentleman. He... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This property is 140 feet in width with allot of trees and vegetation, nice setting, clean spacious rooms with balcony , two floor walk up. We stayed there a week and every day at 8 A.M. the workers next door started yelling at each other and then the hammering started. This continued until 11.p.m. Could not sit on beach and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here several years ago. The experience was Devine! It was so quiet. The porch off my room looked out onto the beach. There was a small bar area that served the best fresh breakfasts and authentic local food. My favorite was the Ital stew. I hope to return someday. So much more personal and quaint than the large... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stayed at Idle Awhile in September 2013. I absolutely love this hotel and plan to stay again the next time I visit Negril. However, I understand everyone has their own criteria for great vacation accommodations so there are things to consider before booking here. Why I love IW...We started our Jamaica vacation at a large all-inclusive resort in MoBay... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

we spent 1 night here as we were going to another property for a longer stay. we decided to stay here because we stayed at their sister property, Hide aWhile" and we loved it there! the food, drink, beach, staff, and vibe are AWESOME. plenty of activities around it. we had the "ocean front" room on the bottom floor, and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The pool was closed at our hotel (Rockhouse) on the cliffs due to rough weather. I would have stayed here if I knew the beach was as nice as it was. I always thought I needed a pool....wrong!!!!! Save yourself a bunch of money and just stay here...super nice people. actual travel was April 2012.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed at the Idle Awhile in April 2014--the tardy review in no way reflects how much we enjoyed our stay. The staff was incredible (truly, some of the best of anywhere we've ever traveled), the grounds very well-kept, the food and drinks delicious, and the beach lovely and remarkably quiet considering how lively 7-mile beach is as a whole.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been going to Negril for 7 years now, and this was our first stay at Idle Awhile. Although the hotel is VERY nice...my husband said he would want to stay there again mostly because of the staff. These people TAKE CARE OF YOU!! They always have a smile on their face and a sunny disposition. Aaron went ABOVE... More

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Trinidad and Tobago
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with my husband..perfect place for a romantic getaway...right on the seven mile beach but still....very private. Located in a simply gorgeous tropical setting which is very well maintained. Kareem at the front desk is particularly helpful. Bedroom was very comfortable and nice spacious porch which overlooked the pathway to the beach. I wouldn't stay anywhere... 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*
Number of rooms: 16
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