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ocean, NJ
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I'm a little late with this review but I had to share what a perfect stay and experience this really was. Let me start by saying we are frequent visitors to Negril and stay at Idle Awhile their other resort a few doors down. We chose to switch to the villa as we were getting Married. We had our ceremony...

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

Dear DKD, Congratulations again!! Thank you for taking the time share your review of your time spent at Idle Awhile Villas and on your wedding experience. We are happy that you had a chance to experience the villa and your kids enjoyed their stay. We appreciate you commenting on the service you received from our staff. Thanks for the recommendation....

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We are so happy we picked Idle Awhile Villas for our vacation in Negril. From the moment we arrived, the 5 star service commenced being greeted with rum punch and fresh fruit. Our villa (Palm Villa) was absolutely stunning. Every room was like master bedroom with private ensuite bathrooms and balconies with charming swings or hammocks (great for our group...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I traveled with a group of friends and we all had a great time. Every part of the stay was amazing. The villas are spacious and comfortable, ideal when traveling with family or a group. I loved that the villas were surrounded by tropical gardens, a very lush and unique setting just a few steps to 7 mile beach. Our...

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie, We are pleased to read your review on your time spent with us at Idle Awhile Villas. Thank you for highlighting the staff that catered for your group and for commenting on the great job they have done. See you on your next visit. Kerry

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 31 May 2016

From the moment I stepped out of the airport in Jamaica the service provide by Idle Awhile was warm, friendly and white-glove. I was completely surprised by our welcome drink! Every room was designed for a 5-star stay. The room was air conditioned and the king bed was very comfortable and the pillows were perfectly plush. The bathrooms were big...

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

Dear Christina, Thanks for your great review and for the remarkable way that you have described the service we offer @ Idle Awhile Villas. We certainly appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kerry-Ann

Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I have been to Jamaica many times, but nothing compares to the experience we had at Idle Awhile Villas. My entire family (11 of us) of all ages, all agreed it was the best vacation ever. Each Villa includes a world-class staff of happy, professional Chefs, Butlers and Housekeepers who went above and beyond to make our stay unforgettable. First,...

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

The Spectors, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your trip at Idle Awhile Villas. I was such a pleasure having your group stayed with us. We appreciate your comments on our staffs, villa, location and beach. We can wait to welcome you home on your next trip. Warm regards, Kerry-Ann

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Ok, so this was our first time in Negril and the only place we stayed so it may not be fair to say it is the BEST place on the island considering we've never been anywhere else, but trust me, you'll never want to stay anywhere BUT here if you go! I was with my boyfriend and his parents (we...

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Idle Awhile Villas. We especially appreciate your comments on our renovations, landscape,foliage, and our rooms. Thank you for commending our staff on the service that they have provided. It was also great that you clarified the reason you were moved to the 5 bedroom,...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Idle Awhile Villas are the former Moon Dance Villas. The new owners have done a great job repainting and reopening one of the best locations in Negril. Everything has been refreshed. The only area lacking is staff training. Under previous ownership, food was discussed every day with the manager and chef. On this trip, the food was excellent in taste,...

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking the time to write a review on your most recent stay at Idle Awhile Villas. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you’ve experienced on your visit us. Your feedback is extremely valuable, and we will be implementing measures to ensure that this is not experienced by any other guest. We appreciate your comments...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 18 January 2016

These villas are simply amazing and have a spectacular view of the ocean and beach! Perfect for a big group! I especially enjoyed the private pool and beach and world class service! I can not wait to return!!

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to Idle Awhile Villas. We appreciate your comment on our pool, beach and the service that you have received. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip. Warm regards, Kerry-Ann

Coral Springs, Florida
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Our family staying in the 5 bedroom Cotton Villa. It was simply amazing. The Villa and the rooms were huge. They were all master suites. The villa was set right on the sand footsteps from the ocean. The setting was lush and serene. I especially enjoyed all the shade that the trees provided right on the beach. We had a...

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your time spent with us at Idle Awhile Villas. Thank you for commenting on the service that was provided by our staff. Your description on our rooms, location and the grounds is perfect. We look forward to welcoming you back home on your next trip. Warm regards,...

Reviewed 9 January 2016

We stayed in the 5 bedroom villa at Idle Awhile. We had a wonderful team looking after us. Aldane (our butler!) and Denton (our chef). The location is amazing, right on the beach (with 24 hour, beach front security). You can watch the sun rise and set from the table in the gazebo, which we managed to get 11 around...

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile The Villas, responded to this review

Dear Dan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us at Idle Awhile Villas. We are thrilled to receive such great feedback on your experience. It is always good to get reviews that personally highlights the staff that has served our guest on their vacation. I will certainly ensure that Denton &...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Idle Awhile Villas invites you to experience the finest rental accommodations in all of Negril, Jamaica. Beautifully situated on Negril's spectacular 7-Mile Beach, Idle Awhile Villas is actually six elegant and incredibly comfortable beach homes. Each offers you the services of its own devoted and delightfully attentive staff: chef, bartender, and housekeeper- all committed to making your Jamaican getaway a truly pleasurable adventure in paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idle Awhile The Villas

Address: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica (Formerly Moon Dance Villas)
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: €297 - €2,257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Idle Awhile The Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The two 5 bedroom villas and the one 4 bedroom villa are right on the beach.”
  • Gazebo and hammock at the one bedroom villa
 of 5 bubbles maggie196127, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Palm Villa is one of the largest with 5 rooms, ocean front, and private (farthest to the west of the property)”
 of 5 bubbles stephbb33, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“5-bedroom villa has a private pool and outdoor shower!”
  • 5-Bedroom Villa
 of 5 bubbles ChristinaD350, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are huge, so if you go with multiple families, everyone gets a great room”
 of 5 bubbles RCardozo, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles T7108WYdanc, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
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