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 terrific place for travelers hoping for some after-dinner fun. 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 welcomes visitors who are thinking about staying 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.

This resort has received a rating of 4 stars, when considering its features on-site, amenities, and more.

A partial list of the in-room amenities available for visitors at Idle Awhile The Beach include:

  • 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 there is an amenity that is particularly important to you, contact the front desk to verify availability.

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 gives a preview of other general amenties at this location:

  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Wi Fi Internet Access

If you don't want any surprises upon arrival, don't hesitate to call with questions just in case some of the amenities vary. Visit this page to read a comprehensive description about the kinds of recreational 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.

Outside of the on-site dining, visitors hoping to find more culinary variety should also investigate the area's other local dining selections. Hungry guests will encounter a limited but good selection of restaurants within reach. It can be helpful to learn which choices are available nearby, despite the fact that Idle Awhile beach offers some dining of its own, including Chill Awhile. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.

Guest Services

Guest services at this property, including the one listed below, can help you keep your itinerary effortless.

  • Turndown Service

The property also boasts a few business amenities, making it a well-equipped option for any visit, if there's a possibility for bringing business along.

  • Computer


Guests will find numerous attractions within a short distance of Idle Awhile beach. Some of the closest attractions are Long Bay Beach Park, Barney's Hummingbird Garden, and Discovery Falls. Because this resort is located directly on Seven Mile Beach, it's particularly attractive to anyone who wants to experience the area's beautiful coastal region. For a change of setting, you can also visit nearby Negril North Beach (just a few miles from the property).

The resort is situated near Negril, a pleasant destination for tourists to visit.

To see the full article about what's in the area of 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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