Set high on the cliffs of Negril and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, sits Catcha Falling Star, a whimsical resort where timeless memories are made. We are nestled among the western bluffs, blessed with stunning views of the sunset and the vast ocean below. Our cliff-side cottages, suites, and restaurant capture the sweetest vibes of this spectacular country.
We would like to welcome you to our intimate hotel, inviting you to relax in the jacuzzi, have fun in the pool, and return to your inner bliss. Watch the waves, dolphins, and boats roll by from one of our many cozy lounging nooks that tier over the rising rocks, while you savor table-side food and drinks service. Settle into one of our ocean view suites or garden cottages, and our kind staff will ensure your stay is exceptional, so you can also discover the beauty of Jamaica through our service, hospitality, and friendly culture. A true Jamaican gem.
When Hurricane Ivan visited Jamaica, he didn’t hit the entire island with his full wrath. Veering west at the last moment, Ivan downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4 hurricane before hitting the coast of Jamaica. It has been said there was a lot of praying and that perhaps Jah influenced his change in direction and force. Being that Catcha Falling Star is located on the Western Coast of Jamaica. It bore the brunt of Ivan’s anger.
From September 9th to the 12th 2004 Ivan spewed his fury of torrential rains sustaining winds up to 165mph and waves of 20-30 feet up on the West End cliffs. He hovered directly over us for more than 33hrs – It seemed as if he had chosen the West End as his permanent home (as many visitors to the island would also like to do). It’s difficult to imagine the damage unless you witnessed it yourself. Cottages were washed into the sea and instead of beautiful plants and flowers as you can see now the grounds at Catcha were leveled to bare rock, mud and debris tossed up by the sea. At the end of the day, all agreed “ Ivan the Terrible” as he became known was an unwelcome guest, one who stayed far from Catcha Falling Star’s Beautiful Almond tree long and left a path of destruction.
In his wake which had stood as a lone sentinel on the cliff for many years, had succumbed to Ivan. It's been said that the Lord giveth and the lord taketh away; however, on a positive note, this aged and proud tree became the inspiration and, in fact, immortalized as the main structural component for Ivans Bar. We trust Ivan’s relatives will respect his creation so it may continue to be enjoyed by all who visit his namesake and see his tree.