Located on world-famous Seven Mile Beach, this is a boutique retreat of just eight rooms and eight suites, ideal for singles, couples and families. A stay at Idle Awhile The Beach is pure Jamaica relaxing, carefree, enchanting. Exceptional personal service and amenities blend effortlessly with the high style, low attitude idyllic Caribbean setting for a tropical escape that will inspire you to return again and again.
A winding path through well tended tropical gardens spotted with orchids leads you to your suite or room and then on to the restaurant, bar, beach and Caribbean Sea. Blending rustic elements and local art with contemporary comforts, indoor and outdoor living are seamlessly combined in the sixteen Caribbean-style rooms and suites featuring low slung wood beds, large louvred windows and a private verandah complete with lounge chairs or hammocks.
Meals are served alfresco at Chill Awhile, the beach restaurant serving International cuisine with tantalising Caribbean flavours. Guests can enjoy cold tropical beverages at the Bamboo Beach Bar or in their beach chaise. There are Speciality nights and occasional live music during dinner.
There is a free shuttle twice daily to the sister resort Idle Awhile The Cliffs, if you'd like to spend the day exploring the West End or visiting the Idle Awhile The Cliffs resort. At the resort you can jump off the cliffs into the sea, swim in the pool and stay for a drink and lunch, if you fancy a change of scenery. Guests receive complimentary access to Negril's famous sports complex at Couples Swept Away Resort, where you can also book Spa treatments.
Called the 'capital of casual', Negril is located on Jamaica's western coastline, where dramatic rugged cliffs and miles of a pristine white sand beach create a setting that can be found nowhere else on the island. Refresh your body and soul at Idle Awhile The Beach. Intimate, sophisticated, upscale and casual - the true 'Negril' experience on the white sand of Seven Mile Beach.
Guests can stroll in either direction along the beach and find a wonderful selection of cafes, bars and nightlife. For action a little further afield, the hotel can arrange for a taxi to the town of Negril (eight minutes) or to the West End Cliffs (fifteen minutes), where you can find a variety of restaurants, bars and shopping. Negril is around 90 minutes drive from Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay.
Rooms & Suites
The beach chic design blends rustic elements and local art with contemporary comforts, seamlessly combining indoor and outdoor living. Sixteen Caribbean-style suites feature low slung wood beds, large louvered windows, and a private veranda -complete with lounge chairs or hammocks
At Chill Awhile, the beach restaurant, guests can delight in international cuisine with authentic Caribbean flavours at fair prices with excellent service. Jamaica's renowned herbs and spices fiery Scotch bonnet pepper, pimento, nutmeg, ginger, tamarind and sweet coconut are added to dishes made with fresh seasonal produce and local seafood.
Sitting under the canopy is great for breakfast. There is freshly squeezed Orange Juice and of course, freshly brewed Blue Mountain coffee. Try the traditional Jamaican breakfast of Ackee and Salt Fish - or your favourite eggs with crisp bacon. Other options include banana or cinnamon pancakes and fresh seasonal fruit.
At lunch you'll find standard American-style fare alongside local dishes. Try the daily specials or grab a cheeseburger or Jerk Chicken sandwich without having to leave the beach!
Many guests from other hotels and resorts in Negril come to dine at Chill Awhile in the evening. On offer for dinner there are salads, steaks, soups and stews and fantastic fish and seafood options. All freshly cooked and beautifully presented. The Shrimp Rundown and the Spicy Pumpkin soup are tried and tested favourites amongst the guests.
The excellent location of the resort means there are lots of other restaurants and cafes within walking distance, as well as those up on the Cliffs in the West End. The reception staff will be happy to help with reservations and transportation if you wish to try out other Negril eateries.
Situated on the most prime stretch of pristine Seven Mile Beach in Negril, this sun-splashed oceanfront retreat offers endless sunshine, soft sand and warm turquoise waters.
Stake your private spot in the shade, stroll the beach for diversions that include glass bottom boat rides, sailing and snorkelling or perhaps savour the island way of life in Negril's lively restaurants and bars. The hotel gives you free use of Kayaks and paddle boards, in addition, guests may arrange private catamaran cruises for groups as small as two.
A complimentary twice daily shuttle to the sister resort, The Cliffs, is available if you'd like to spend the day exploring the West End or visiting Rick Cafe or the The Cliffs resort itself to use the pool or jump from the cliff into the Caribbean ocean.
Guests of The Beach enjoy complimentary access to ten-acre Sports Complex at Couples Swept Away. Located just minutes from The Beach, this exceptional facility features a fully equipped gym with cardio and weight training equipment, a 25 metre lap pool, tennis, squash and racquetball courts and much more. Guests must be 18 years or older to access this facility.
Take personal pampering to a new level of delightby booking indulgent spa services at Couples Swept Away. The massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs use local ingredients such as ginger, lemon grass and sugar cane to soothe and restore. A massage in the privacy of your room can also be arranged.
Explore Jamaica with excursions to Appleton Rum Estates, climb the YS Falls or learn about the history of reggae at the Bob Marley Museum.
Beautiful ocean views reward guests of the delightful Ocean View Suites, which have fully equipped kitchens and spacious enclosed patios with dining table and lounge seating, as well as separate seating areas
Tucked in the tropical garden, with a fully equipped kitchen, spacious enclosed patio with dining table and lounge seating and separate seating area. A king bed and loft with a queen bed are highlights of this unique suite
Across the street from the Lobby, with full kitchens, separate living rooms and verandahs with dining tables. Lower level suite has a king bed, sofabeds and a spacious bathroom, as well as a gazebo with hammock for two. Upper suite has an open design with a master bedroom with king bed opening to the living and dining area, as well as guest room with a queen bed
Ideal for large families, the Family Suite has a fully equipped kitchen and separate living and dining areas. A king bed and set of double bunk beds highlight the deluxe comforts of this spacious suite conveniently located across the street from the Main Lobby
Getting To Jamaica The closest international airport for Negril is Donald Sangster in Montego Bay, airport code MBJ. There are regular direct scheduled flights from the United Kingdom with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic plus charter flights with Thomas Cook and TUI and flying time is around 9 - 10 hours. The airport is also serviced by United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet allowing connections through major USA and Canadian hubs
Getting To Negril Shuttle transfers or Private Transfers are available to all of the resorts we feature in Negril. Situated on the western side of Jamaica it will take approx an hour to an hour and a half to travel. Please allow longer if you are taking a shuttle transfer as this may involve stops at different hotels for fellow travellers en-route. It is also possible to book a private flight from Montego Bay to Negril with Timair. Please contact us for prices for a Timair flight as this will depend on the amount of people flying and the time of day