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Idle Awhile Resort

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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom | Terrace/patio
Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View | Living room | Plasma TV, DVD player

Overview of Idle Awhile Resort

Idle Awhile Resort

3.5 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Westmoreland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSeven Mile Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationTime Square Mall17 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Palm Reserve16 min drive
  • AirportMontego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.)98 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Negril, Idle Awhile Resort is on the Strip and on a private beach. Percy's Riverside Retreat and Jamaica Giants Sculpture Park & Art Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Kool Runnings Water Park and Hope Botanical Garden and Zoo. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Seven Mile Beach - 1 min walk
  • Time Square Mall - 17 min walk
  • Negril Watershed Environmental Protection Area - 4 min drive
  • Throne Room - 4 min drive
  • Royal Palm Reserve - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 97 min drive


  • Coletta's Resturant - 8 min walk
  • Kenny's Italian Cafe - 12 min walk
  • Kuyaba - 16 min walk
  • Sweet Spice Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Canoe bar - 5 min drive

About this property

Idle Awhile Resort

3.5-star family-friendly hotel by the sea
Close to Seven Mile Beach, Idle Awhile Resort provides a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach, beach umbrellas, and beach towels. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The onsite Caribbean cuisine restaurant, Chill Awhile, features ocean views. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • A front desk safe, a TV in the lobby, and a porter/bellhop
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 14 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, as well as perks like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Childcare services and free infant beds
  • Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards
  • Plasma TVs with cable channels and DVD players
  • Balconies, separate sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 5-12 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Chill Awhile

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Plasma TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 80 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 40 (one-way), (from 1 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Idle Awhile
Idle Awhile Negril
Idle Awhile Resort
Idle Awhile Resort Negril
Idle Awhile Hotel Negril
Idle Awhile Resort Hotel
Idle Awhile Resort Negril
Idle Awhile Resort Hotel Negril

Frequently asked questions

Is Idle Awhile Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Idle Awhile Resort?

As of Dec 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Idle Awhile Resort on Dec 15, 2022 start from $373.75, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Idle Awhile Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Idle Awhile Resort?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Idle Awhile Resort?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Idle Awhile Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 80 per person applies.

Where is Idle Awhile Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Negril hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Time Square Mall and Seven Mile Beach. Throne Room and Negril Watershed Environmental Protection Area are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Idle Awhile Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Idle Awhile Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Idle Awhile Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 162 out of 242 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 67%
Rating 8 - Good. 65 out of 242 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 27%
Rating 6 - Okay. 7 out of 242 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 3%
Rating 4 - Poor. 5 out of 242 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 3 out of 242 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were friendly and professional. My wife and I enjoyed our stay immensely! We will be back.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Really nice staff. Place very comfortable and food was amazing
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The villa was very nice and we enjoyed our stay. The staff were extremely nice and very helpful. However, one thing we noticed was the villa was very dark inside. There was no natural light coming through. There was just the kitchen light and a couple of lamps. Going up to the top bunk was ok but coming down was a little scary because of the darkness in the villa. A lamp or light to access would make it easier to come down. I think the lighting needs to be updated. It needs more of the natural light if possible. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This boutique hotel on the calmer part of 7 mile beach is A TREASURE! Our one bedroom suite included a large screened in porch with a dining table and hammock, delightful. Our room was spacious and high end from the designer floor tiles to the custom wood shutters. Loved it! The staff was attentive, morning coffee and toast delicious and we really enjoyed the SUPs, floatation cushions and the use of the hobbie cat. We will definitely be back!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very reasonably priced and everyone was so accommodating and polite!
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Mesfin Bekele
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property is amazing! Its extremely clean, friendly staff, great food and good vibe. Its perfect for a quiet and relaxed get away. Will definitely go again
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean and quiet property . Beach was lovely
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort is beautiful with picture perfect ocean front views. The open air restaurant was a great way to start your day with Jamaican blue mtn coffee!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great staff, wonderful beachfront, excellent experience for a family of four with elementary age kids. Rooms have shutters not glass, bring a small white noise machine and you’re good to go! Would go back in a heartbeat!
Stayed 9 nights in May 2022