This was our second stay at Moon Dance Villas. This time we occupied the 4 bedroom Azure Sky Villa.
Booking - Excellent communication with Kim who handled all of our requests from her Chicago office. Very professional and thorough in making sure there were no surprises.
Transportation - 1.5 hour drive to the resort with a cooler full of Red Stripes and other beverages....could not have been better.
Arrival - Greeted by Oneika and our staff for the week as we exited our vehicle. Cold wash cloth and rum punch....an excellent start. They all escorted us to our villa and welcomed us like we were family.
Villa - Our villa was immaculate. All rooms were exceptionally clean and well decorated. As we toured each room our bags were brought to our bedrooms. All bedrooms are very large with large bathrooms. The living area is huge and the bar well stocked. This villa had a pool table and swimming pool directly on the beach which gave us activities to do when we were done on the beach. The grounds were well kept. Every morning staff was out sweeping the patio, pruning and making sure everything was well kept. The pool was cleaned every day. The furniture was in excellent shape and a high speed computer allowed us to keep up with family at home.
Staff - Mark our chef, Carole our bartender, Pauly our housekeeper and the many other individuals that worked on the property were the best. Every request was fulfilled with smiles and they genuinely tried to please us every moment. We were not treated as guests, but as family. Mark and Carole would check in with us throughout the day to see if we needed anything. Keisha would come each day and ask for our meal requests and set up any excursions we wanted to participate in. Pauly would chat with each one of us to ask how our stay was going and to engage in a personal conversation – they all cared and were interested in our family.
Food and Drink - The food was outstanding. We had lobster served 4 different ways, seafood and fish cooked to perfection, different types of patties, burgers, chicken sandwiches, curried goat, chicken and broccoli alfredo, fresh fruit daily, soups and salads which I could never recreate at home – 5 star all the way. Drinks were delivered to the beach, in the pool, or anywhere else we wanted on the property. The final nights dinner on the beach was a great surprise and created great memories.
Beach and Activities – The beach is beautiful and not busy at all. Even though there is some foot traffic, the beach is deep enough towards the villas to make it seem like you have the entire beach to yourselves. There are plenty of activities nearby to keep a family entertained. Wensley who is in charge of water sports has great connections and will set you up.
General – If you choose to spend your time at Moon Dance be prepared to never want to go anywhere else on vacation. This is truly the only 5 star resort in Negril. We have stayed at Couples, Beaches, and Breezes Grand Negril, and the extra money spent at Moon Dance is so well worth it. If you price out some of the upper end rooms at these resorts, you may find that Moon Dance will give you the ultimate holiday for not much more. Thank you Moon Dance for creating life-long memories and making us feel like our villa was home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idle Awhile Villas invites you to experience the finest rental accommodations in all of Negril, Jamaica. Beautifully situated on Negril's spectacular 7-Mile Beach, Idle Awhile Villas is actually six elegant and incredibly comfortable beach homes. Each offers you the services of its own devoted and delightfully attentive staff: chef, bartender, and housekeeper- all committed to making your Jamaican getaway a truly pleasurable adventure in paradise! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moon Dance Villas Hotel Negril