Idle Awhile Resort

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Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Terrace/Patio

Overview of Idle Awhile Resort

Idle Awhile Resort

3.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Westmoreland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSeven Mile Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationTime Square Mall15 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Palm Reserve16 min drive
  • AirportMontego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.)74 min drive

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About this area

Negril

Located in Negril, Idle Awhile Resort is on the Strip and on a private beach. Throne Room and Negril Hills Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Kool Runnings Water Park and Samuel's Bay National Marine Park. 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 - 15 min walk
  • Throne Room - 4 min drive
  • Negril Hills Golf Club - 9 min drive
  • Royal Palm Reserve - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 74 min drive

Restaurants

  • Chill Awhile — 1 min walk
  • Rasta Ade Refreshments — 9 min walk
  • Juicy's Restaurant — 11 min walk
  • Kenny's Italian Cafe — 12 min walk
  • Kuyaba — 16 min walk

About this property

Idle Awhile Resort

Family fun at the shore
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as airport transportation and complimentary wireless Internet access. All 14 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, DVD players, and room service.
Idle Awhile Resort offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Plasma televisions come with cable channels. In-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Internet

  • 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/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Plasma TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

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

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Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

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

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
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 offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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

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Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 142 out of 216 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 59 out of 216 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 216 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 216 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 216 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Minimalist boutique style resort. Would definitely stay again. More vegan/vegetarian options would make it perfect. Staff aim to please.
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing as always. Been staying here since 2014 here and there when i travel to Jamaica. Always a pleasure. Staff is very accommodating. We extended our stay with no problem. Everything always nice at Idle Awhile from the front desk, bartender (hi Claudia) to the beach staff. Love it here. We will be back and alway recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved this hotel! We stayed in one of the ocean view rooms and it was so nice being able to wake up and see the ocean and then walk straight to it on the path from the room. The food and drinks were all really good. The room itself was nice and there were even three friendly kitties who visited us on our patio every day. The only downside is that you can hear every little noise outside because there aren’t glass windows, just wooden shutters. I would still stay at the hotel again but I would definitely bring earplugs the next time because it made for several sleepless nights due to noise.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Some staff are courteous. The Bar and security at the gate are rude.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Idle Awhile is a beautiful, well-maintained resort well-suited for a couple, group of friends or family looking for an intimate experience. The suites are gorgeous. The staff is warm, helpful and professional at all times.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021