I was born and raised in Jamaica but also have traveled extensively. When going back to Jamaica I look for a hotel that has a boutique island vibe w/ great accommodations. Idle Awhile is exactly what we've been looking for. You will enjoy the laid back island decor with a perfect location on the beach. The single rooms are the perfect size with a large veranda to enjoy the island breeze.
The single most important thing that will keep us coming back is Kareem at the front desk. Every time we've visited he has been so accommodating, helpful, and pleasant. He made us feel right at home.
My only complaint is the lack of Jamaican food options on the menu. The kitchen was often out of transitional food items and I was looking forward to getting a better taste of Jamaica from the hotel. We often opted to eat our more traditional meals off property.
Over all this place is an a+. I was reluctant to write this review because it is on of Negril's best kept secrets, but after our friends had their money stolen from Sandy Haven (a couple of doors down), I had to BIG UP Idle Awhile for such a pleasant stay.
Special Thanks again to Kareem.
Talia and Branden
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