Idle Awhile Resort
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June 22, 2010 it's amazing how some things how change and you can gain a new perspective. First leg of the trip Idle Awhile hotel in Negril Jamaica is an all time favorite. I am not surprised that the curry chicken was better than I remember of the bathrooms have been renovated or even the same people that I saw in September 2008 at still here and …
Flight was I uneventful and arrived to our Iberostar Resort looking to enjoy sun. We weren't disappointed! Beautiful room, great view and wow water is crystal clear and like bath water. Tonight is the pirate beach party. Buffet on beach has a great selection of foods and salads, ...
Jamaica is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. It is located in the Caribbean Sea, and it lies about 90 miles south of Cuba. It is the fifth-largest island country in the Caribbean. It was once a Spanish possession, but it came under English rule in 1655. It achieved full independence from the UK in 1962. We docked ...
Jamaica was a great vacation. We over ate, over drank, Courtney was always happy and Cher had the "Palsy". Mornings on the ramp making multiple deposits and when the smell of bbq jerk chicken was in the air, we moved to our afternoon spot.
Aside from a pedicure from some whack women, we did very little else! It was a killer vacation...
... bride and groom enjoying themselves, instead of dealing with all the hustle and bustle. At one point, we even stole the microphone from the DJ and turned it into a karaoke wedding! I'm sure the people at the next party over enjoyed that. It was the most unique, unconventional wedding I have ever been too and it was the absolute best. I couldn't have wished for a better day for my Uncle Nick and, now, AUNT Gina!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Idle Awhile Resort Negril
idle awhile was the party spot for my birthday june 2004. i could not have picked a better location. my 1st visit to negril was an all-inclusive (hated it) my 2nd visit to idle awhile was perfect. the web pictures are very accurate. the grounds/beach are beautiful, thanks to Juicy. Juicy made the most beautiful birthday bouqet for the patio "get together". food: a little pricey, but well worth the $ and the long wait. eveything is prepared when ordered. the chefs..prince and courtney made everything i asked for (off-menu items) "no problem". the best bartenders on the beach are sonya, carlton, and mark. any drink, any time "no problem" need i say more, idle awhile is well worth may return visits. Thanks to all the staff for making my stay most enjoyable: sonya,mark, carlton,juicy,kingsley, prince,courtney, and last but not least sexy maurice. see you guys soon.
stayed at the idle awhile from june 17-25th for a girlfriend's birthday and had the time of our lives...this small intimate hotel is a wonderful place to kick back relax and let the staff take care of you... the rooms are nice we had a beachfront suite and the contemporary decor is nice. The only draw back from this room is that the only air conditioned room is in the bedroom so the rest of the suite tends to be hot but it cools down at night. but i hear that fwith the other room categories the whole room is kept cool by the AC. The staff was excellent, grounds well kept and maintained, food was great...i really had no complaints and would stay there again... Sonya, Mark, Kingsley, Carlton, Marcia, Juicey, Prince and Maurice (sorry if i left out names...) you guys did a wonderful job!!! we will be back!!!!
Unfamiliar with Negril hotels, I was somewhat unsure about booking a place on the internet. But when I first laid eyes on Idle Awhile, I knew I had made the right choice.
We have visited Jamaica several times and plan on retiring there one day. Our favorite place is Negril, although we have traveled the Island always looking for new adventures. This year we decided to try a new resort in Negril. After much research we selected Idle Awhile. We were a little concerned making the change because we couldn't remember Idle Awhile from our previous trips to Negril. Upon arrival, after our week long adventure into the mountains, we were delighted by this intimate establishment. The grounds are truly breath taking. Juicy, the gardner, takes pride in his craft and the results speak for themselves. The staff, specifically Carlton, Romeo, Vanessa, Natalie, Mark, Kingsley, Robert, and Chisty, made us feel like family. The owner, Jane, visited almost daily and always had time for her guests. This resort is small, with 13 units, and most of the guests got to know each other.
The best kept secret in negril
I have made several trips to Negril (over 10) and have stayed at some very nice resorts, both big and small, but this was by far the best place ever! We were fortunate to have the upstairs one bedroom suite (room 205). The room was spacious and nicely decorated. The veranda had an ocean view with a hammock, couch, table & chairs. The staff (Mark, Conley, Juicy, Romeo, Carlton, Rasta) couldn't have taken better care of us. After visiting several islands, this is definately my new home away from home!
My husband and I are very apprehensive about this trip. We have been to Maui, Cancun and the Bahamas. We have cruised, we have stayed at resorts. This time we really just wanted to pick a place where the weather would be nice, we wanted a nice beach, fine dining and a quiet relaxing atmosphere.
Idle Awhile is a small inn located in the middle of 7 mile beach in Negril, Jamaica. The location is perfect, on a more quiet section of the beach and walking distance to many great places to eat. Across the street is Best of the West, a jerk chicken stand, and nearby is Margaritaville and The Boat Bar, a great place for breakfast. Idle Awhile itself, serves amazing food, but half the fun in Negril is sampling all the wonderful places to eat.
Perfect Summer Retreat!
What an awesome summer getaway! We flew out of Philly at 7am and were on the beach at Idle Awhile at noon (Ja-time)! Loved the intimacy of the property and the experty manicured garden/grounds! Very friendly staff and bartenders were the coolest! My fiance and I wanted so much to return for our honeymoon this summer...but no rooms available for our travel dates! If you want "laid back"...Idle Awhile is your place! We just kicked back on our balcony and listened to ocean. Beach area is pristine but beware of panhandlers!! I'd reccomend Idle Awhile to anyone who wants real rest and relaxation. Plus, the summer rates are incredible for what you get in return!!
We just returned on May 10th and loved Idle Awhile. It is small ... only 13 rooms ... 2 with kitchens. Our room was on the ground floor with ocean view. It was decorated so tropical and was immaculate. We were only 44 steps to the bar and eating area and 10 more steps to the water. The beach was very clean and the foilage on the property just beautiful. The bar was small but very friendly and the restaurant served a somewhat limited menu. Breakfasts and lunches were very good. The thing that we loved best was that the staff was so accommodating and friendly and we got to know everyone staying there. It was as if you went as a couple and then met up with a bunch of friends. We will definitely go back to Idle Awhile.It is located in the middle of seven mile beach and you can walk anywhere from it and very safely.It is a laid back resort with a very personal touch. I would go to the beach at 7:00am by myself and Marcus would bring me my pot of coffee. It was so peaceful.