Idle Awhile The Beach

The boutique-style Idle Awhile The Beach offers guests their full attention at all times of the day. Guests can relax at the hotel, or have the staff help you to arrange tours and trips around the island. Located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, the resort's beach-chic, laid-back ambiance is enhanced by the louvered windows, local artwork and private verandas.

Idle Awhile beach can also be a good place for guests looking to go out after dinner. The Jungle is one such entertainment possibility, but there are plenty of other options in this general area.

Located in Negril Beach Hotel Zone, Idle Awhile The Beach is a great choice for customers wanting to stay in this neighborhood. It is 2.0 miles north of the center of Negril.


All accommodations have a private veranda and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. The Deluxe Garden and Deluxe Ocean guestrooms have a veranda that is furnished with a daybed and lounge seating, a mini-refrigerator and a bright bathroom and a king bed.

The Ocean View Suites, Garden View Suites and Junior Suites have spacious enclosed patios with lounge seating and a dining table. They also have a fully equipped kitchen, a king bed and a queen bed.

The Whitehouse Suites are across the street from the lobby and have separate loving rooms, verandas with dining tables and fully equipped kitchens. The lower level Whitehouse Suite had a king bed, spacious bathroom, twin sofa beds, and a gazebo with a two person hammock. The upper Whitehosue Suite has an open design where the master bedroom, which has a king bed, opens to the living and dining area; there is also a separate bedroom with a queen bed.

The Family Suite is ideal for large families because of its separate living and dining areas and fully equipped kitchen. There is also a king bed and a set of double bunk beds; this suite is located across the street from the lobby and has a max occupancy of six.

Considering its overall quality, we have given this resort a 4 star rating.

Look below for a list of in-room amenities found at Idle Awhile The Beach.

  • Safe
  • In-Room Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioned
  • Temperature Control
  • King Bed
  • Flat Screen TV
  • TV Remote Control
  • Queen Bed
  • Ceiling Fan

If you have a certain requirement for your vacation, you can contact the resort by phone to verify it's available in the room you are reserving.

Activities and Amenities

Guests at Idle Awhile The Beach can enjoy access to the 10-acre fitness facilities at Couples Swept Away. The fitness facilities include cardio and weight training equipment, a 25-meter lap pool, racquetball, tennis and squash courts and more. Guests must be 18 years old or older to access this facility.

Guests can enjoy massage, body wraps, scrubs, and facials at the spa at Couples Swept Away. Local ingredients such as lemon grass, ginger, and sugar cane are used to prepare treatments. Guests must be 18 years old or older to access this facility.

The following list identifies other general amenties at this location:

  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Wi Fi Internet Access

However, since these details tend to change, it's a good idea to call ahead of time if you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect. Visit this page to go to our complete article about the types of activities and recreation opportunities available at Idle Awhile The Beach.


The Chill Awhile Restaurant offers plenty of tasty Jamaican treats, with Italian and vegetarian cuisine available and thirst-quenching fruit drinks. Meals here are served alfresco on the beach.

For guests in one bedroom suites, a private chef can be arranged. In-room dining is available from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm.

Besides what's available on-location, those looking for further culinary variety might also look into some of the other local restaurant choices. Those staying at Idle Awhile The Beach will find a limited but good selection of restaurants beyond the property. It's a good idea to find out which nearby restaurants are worth visiting, even though Idle Awhile beach has on-site dining, including Chill Awhile. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.

Guest Services

This property's guest services, including the one listed below, could prove pretty valuable during your stay in Jamaica.

  • Turndown Service

The property also boasts a few business amenities, helping to keep the visit productive, whether it's for business or pleasure.

  • Computer


Guests will find many interesting sites and attractions located within a short distance of Idle Awhile beach. Some of the closest attractions are Long Bay Beach Park and Barney's Hummingbird Garden. Considering this resort is located directly on Seven Mile Beach, it is a perfect fit for guests who just can't get enough sand and surf. For a change of setting, you can also visit nearby Negril North Beach (just a few miles from the property).

The resort is located near Negril, an enjoyable destination for vacationers to learn about and explore Jamaica.

If you're still curious about what else is near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril Beach Hotel Zone, Jamaica

Phone: (877) 243-5352

Secondary Phone: (876) 957-9566



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