While staying next door at Charela (Idle Awhile was booked), we visited Chill Awhile most mornings for their Jamaican breakfast. God, I miss that place.
I usually requested the Idle Awhile Special; akee & saltfish, plantain, green banana callaloo and bammy. I love the variety of tastes on one plate. Flavors I have experienced only in Jamaica. Chill Awhile serves unblended Blue Mountain coffee, which is the way every day in Heaven should start. All this together with the inspiring, incredible view and yes, here is Heaven on Earth.
The rest of the family enjoyed the banana pancakes, the reggae omelet and the continental breakfast. We went to sleep each night looking forward to the next morning's breakfast.
And the staff; we remembered them from our visit seven years ago! They made sure we had such a wonderful time. Carlton has become quite the cut-up and so funny. I mean, my gosh, this incredible setting, super fantastic food and coffee and then he provided hearty laughs on top of that! Chill Awhile is a great experience and one of the most pleasant memories to take from Negril.
SAD NOTE: The only thing missing is that seven years ago, Chill Awhile offered Ital on it's menu. We were very sad to hear that the Ital chef had passed away. He had a special talent for the food he prepared and we fondly spoke of it often upon our return home.
So my only suggestion would be to please, if possible, find someone to imitate his art.
Cannot recommend the Chill Awhile experience enough!
Have I mentioned that I so MISS this place!
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