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Idle Awhile Beach

2935 Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril Jamaica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Idle Awhile Beach
Updated 20/07/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 83 hotels in Negril

Idle Awhile The Beach is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Negril, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Idle Awhile The Beach offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service. Guests of Idle Awhile The Beach are also welcome to enjoy breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant, consider a visit to Keney's Chinese Restaurant or Seaview House Chinese Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Idle Awhile The Beach.

Best of all, Idle Awhile The Beach makes it easy to experience some great Negril attractions like Negril Lighthouse, which is a popular lighthouse.

Enjoy your stay in Negril!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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honeybear63043 wrote a review 19 Sep
North Lewisburg, Ohio2112 contributions103 helpful votes
I love this hotel . The staff is awesome . The rooms are very comfortable. You act feel relaxed after staying here . This was my first solo trip . The security here is excellent. Most guests talk and get to know each other . French pressed coffee made to order. I can’t wait to come back .
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Any room is great .
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Kristenw8 wrote a review Aug 2021
10 contributions12 helpful votes
We came back a couple of weeks ago from a wonderful visit. The front desk manager was fantastic and helped arrange laundry and Covid testing. Claudia is fabulous as always in the restaurant and making sure we are taken care for all our meals and drinks. Moto and Fitzroy prepare the most delicious meals and work with us on our food allergies. Just really above and beyond. So glad we went back after not being to travel to Jamaica for an extended period due to Covid. This is our favorite Jamaican hotel and we will continue to return year after year.
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Date of stay: June 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Kerry Ann Saffrey, Guest Services / Front Office at Idle Awhile Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Kristenw8, It was indeed a delight to have you stay with us again at Idle Awhile Beach. We appreciate your kind words in highlighting our staff. Thank you for having mentioned individual persons that made your stay worth while. We look forward to your next visit. Until then stay safe. Peace and Love.
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hbestmom wrote a review Jun 2021
San Antonio, Texas45 contributions36 helpful votes
We just returned from a week at Idle Awhile. My husband and I had previously stayed at Couples CSA and really wanted to stay within the Issa family of properties. We were so happy with our stay. We had the one bedroom ocean view suite and it was a huge room with great balcony. The beach was amazing and you have access to paddle boards, kayaks, floaties and Hobie Cat. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we were happy and had everything we needed. ODane was so helpful on the beach setting up chairs, watching our things if we went for a walk and ensuring nothing got wet when the afternoon rain sower hit- he was awesome! Carlton was such a treat at the restaurant also Shane and Claudia. All of the guards were amazing- Andrew, Garfield and everyone else I’m missing. Housekeeping was super nice and did a fantastic job. We had one mixup with our return Covid test that management quickly corrected. If you fly Southwest just make sure you get your test at the very least 48 hours out - while you get verbal results right away- it takes a full 24 hours to get printed results. Overall, we enjoyed everything and every meal we had at the restaurant was incredible. We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Kerry Ann Saffrey, Guest Services / Front Office at Idle Awhile Beach
Responded 15 Jun 2021
Dear Hbestman, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the amazing time you had with us at Idle Awhile. We have a great team working with and their desire is for all our guest have the best experience on their vacation. We look forward to your return home. Thanks again for your review. Peace and Love, Idle Awhile Family
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danthemanpurdue wrote a review Apr 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana21 contributions19 helpful votes
Idle Awhile never disappoints! Even during Covid, it;s a little slice of Heaven. Its was very weird to have only 5-6 other couples staying there and very few beach vendors, especially the weekend after Easter when things closed on Saturday at noon and stayed closed until Monday. We ate many wonderful meals there, housekeeping did their regular wonderful job in the room, beach chairs were set up as usual and the Red Stripes were flowing! Claudia took wonderful care of us all week and they made it very easy to get your test before heading back to the States. Please support Jamaica, they need your business more then ever! They are doing a wonderful job at staying masked, sanitizing and keeping everyone safe.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Kerry Ann Saffrey, Guest Services / Front Office at Idle Awhile Beach
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Dear Danthemanpurdue, It was a delight to have you stay with us at Idle Awhile. Thank you for sharing your experience during your stay. We especially appreciate the fact that you mentioned our practice of the Covid protocols and how easy it was for you to get your Covid test for your trip back home. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Peace and Love From the Idle Awhile Family
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Goaway wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at Idle Awhile Beach villas in late February and had an amazing, romantic and memorable time -- our 3rd trip to Negril and the best accommodations by far. Ryan and Austin (our butler and chef) were perfect hosts and attended to every detail of our stay, from delicious meals and drinks to recommended excursions and even sneakily arranging (with my beautiful wife) a surprise beach dinner with a local guitarist and a bonfire which lit up the entire 7 mile beach. The villa was spacious and clean and right beside a nice wide (100 ft) swath of beach seemingly just for us. Admittedly, when travellers resume their post-covid pilgrimage to Negril, it may not be as quiet (and perfect) as we experienced. But, Idle Awhile will still be a stand out choice for those (like us) looking for high quality service and private space so close to one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. We shall return!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Idle Awhile, Guest Services / Front Office at Idle Awhile Beach
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Goawayplz Great to have had you with us and thank you for sharing your feedback which we appreciate. Your comments have been shared with the team and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Idle Awhile Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Idle Awhile Beach?
Nearby attractions include Seven Mile Beach (0.4 km), Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church (0.3 km), and The Jungle Night Club, Sports Bar & Grill (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Idle Awhile Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Idle Awhile Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Idle Awhile Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Idle Awhile Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Idle Awhile Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Niah's Patties, The Best in the West, and Juici Patties.
Does Idle Awhile Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Idle Awhile Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Idle Awhile Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.