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Idle Awhile The Beach

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Greeneville
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We come here every year multiple times for dinner. Always fab. Best food on the beach. Had the special last night: bruschetta, large Caesar salad, coconut rice and beans, shrimp rundown and bananas flambé for 28$. I wanted to like every plate. One of us had the pumpkin soup, hot and spicy. Going back for my shrimp Alfredo. Service is...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear JandLH_13, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience had at our restaurant. We appreciate you dining with us and look forward to serving you for your next trip to Negril. Warm wishes from the Idle Awhile Family, Kerry-Ann

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, great rooms, great service, great food. We stayed two nights here and then went up to our regular place on the cliffs. The staff is great and will do what it takes to help you enjoy your stay.

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Scott, We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with the Trip Advisor family. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you home on your next visit. One Love from the Idle Awhile Family. Kerry

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriends and I took a spontaneous trip to Jamaica and stayed in one of the suites. Very spacious living area, screened in patio with hammock, comfortable beds, and kitchen...the bathroom had an open shower which we didnt care for because the toilet area would always get wet and there were not enough mats to put down. Besides that our...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Carissa, We are delighted that you choose Idle Awhile for your recent vacation. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your time spent with us. We appreciate your comments made on our rooms, beach and how centralize our location is. We look forward to seeing on your next visit. Kind regards, Kerry-Ann

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here one night, booked a junior suite (#107) but changed to room #202 because junior suite was not cosy and too spacious for us. The resort has only 14 rooms in three buildings. Room 202 was clean and elegant. The airco did not w ork and remote for satelite tv was missing. It is on the second floor...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Dauban, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your time spent with Idle Awhile. We do apologize about the air condition and the remote, I do hope you had advised the front office of these concerns while onsite. Just wanted to clarified that we do have a few rooms across the street which would make...

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We are a couple of days into our stay here. The spot is lovely, the room is so very charming. The staff is very lukewarm. As if to talk to them is a bother – our experience has been very very different at other restaurants where the staff was very warm and Charming. A room could not be prettier with...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Tracey, Thank you for commenting on the charms of our rooms here at Idle Awhile. I must apologize for your experience with our staff & also the fact that you did not enjoy your meals with us. This is certainly not how Idle Awhile wants to be remembered. We are known for the warmth our staff shares with each...

York, ME.
Reviewed 17 February 2017

...than dinner on the beach? We did not stay at Idle Awhile resort but ate at the beachfront restaurant twice. A nicely appointed platform tent in the sand; comfortable & easy! The popcorn shrimp appetizer is the winner! Served hot and tender. Akee & cod bruschetta a nice variation on a Jamaican dish.The lobster salad was also nicely presented &...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear CMHMaine, We appreciate you sharing with the TripAdvisor Family, that though you did not stay with us this trip you had the opportunity dine with us at the Chill Awhile Restaurant We are pleased to learn that you had many tantalizing meals with us and also for sharing your favorites. We hope on your next trip to Negril Idle...

Kenosha, Wi
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We have stayed here many times in the past and the Resort just keeps getting better.....Today is our last day of a 14 day stay here.......LOL.....Don't want to leave.....But, as in every adventure reality has a way of sneaking back into the picture.....Enjoyed every second of our Trip..........The Issa Family and the Staff are just the "BEST".........Congrats ..........It seems the...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Kwhizz, Thank you for such an awesome review. We appreciate you taking the time to share with the TripAdvisor family about your experience over the years the with us. I'm sure the first timers to Idle Awhile are grateful for the booking secret that you have shared, as some have mentioned that they have been trying for years to...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stayed in the Junior Suite and it was everything and more we needed. The screened porch allowed for evenings around the table listening to music. We were just steps from the cleanest beach and blue waters of Negril. Grabbed a meal from a street vender otherwise we ate our meals at the facility. The food was genuine Jamaican. The...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate you writing a review of your time spent at Idle Awhile Beach. The Junior Suite is a great room and it seems you have found the beauty of it. Thank you for your comment on the service you have received and we hope your return visit will be longer with us. Kind regards, Kerry

California
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We have stayed at this location numerous times and will be back again! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are super clean, large, and comfortable. The hotel is not very large, which keeps it private and less crowded. The beach is always groomed and the beach chairs are clean & well maintained. They offer a repeat guest...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with the Trip Advisor family your feedback of your time spent at Idle Awhile Beach. We appreciate you highlighting our staff, the cleanliness of our rooms and beach. We look forward to your next visit with us... Kind regards, Kerry-Ann

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent location on 7 Mile Beach. Small, exquisite stretch of sand. Nice quiet bar/restaurant. Live reggae one night. Very nice, modern rooms. Helpful, friendly staff. Only gripe was spotty wi-fi. Other than that, just about perfect!

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear NJerzy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your time spent here with us at Idle Awhile Beach. We apologize about the spotty wi-fi. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Kind regards, Kerry-Ann

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Idle Awhile The Beach

Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: ₹ 11,082 - ₹ 20,600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Idle Awhile The Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Can't comment on the resort;”
 of 5 bubbles CMHMaine, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No need to go any way else.”
 of 5 bubbles L5605JRnancyf, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floor front room had vaulted ceilings and a view of the ocean through the palms.”
 of 5 bubbles Kimble4020, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms on the Beach side of the property are set back from the road, so road noise is minimum.”
  • Spacious, elegant bathroom
  • Comfortable suite life
  • Fresh, crisp and comfortable!
  • Cool and breezy Patio
  • Safe haven
  • One of the lovely suites.
 of 5 bubbles maggie196127, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want an ocean-view, ask for it. Most do not have views”
 of 5 bubbles TravelingGrandma66, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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