My husband and I stayed at Catcha for six nights and seven days on our honeymoon in late October/early November. We found Catcha online when looking at places to stay in Negril. Having never been to Negril or even to Jamaica, we were unsure what we would find at a place like this on the cliffs. We were both extremely pleased with the quality of service, the beauty of the gardens and the cliffs, the food at Ivan's and the sunsets.
We had a rough idea of what activities we wanted to participate in, and each morning or the day before, we'd let Mauvette or one of the other front desk staff know what we were thinking. They'd give us advice on the best places to go, but weren't pushy about booking certain locations/agencies as I have found at some hotels like this one. They arranged trips to the blue hole, seaside couples massages, and would always have a driver arranged whenever we asked.
The staff knew us by name after a couple of days and were very attentive when we were coming and going from the property or dining at Ivan's for a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The lifeguard (I don't remember his name) was fabulous, letting us borrow the snorkel gear and getting in the water and showing us around- picking up conch shells, urchins, and starfish for us to hold and look at.
My husband also planned a surprise for me on the last night of our stay, and the staff was wonderful in helping him pull it off. We had booked Pisces for the entire stay, and on the last full day we were there, he faked losing the key to our cabin, going to the front desk, and realizing that we had only booked five nights instead of six. Mauvette informed me that she would have to look for an extra room somewhere else on the property or perhaps at a neighboring resort. She made a few phone calls, looking worried, and then led us from the front desk down the path toward Sagittarius- it was at this point that I knew something was up :) She walked us in and gave me a big hug and a "happy honeymoon!" with a smile- she was perfect in helping him with this sneaky surprise. Although Pisces was nice, with it's own little outdoor shower and patio, Sagittarius was truly wonderful- very private, right on the water (I could hear the waves from the bed with the windows open) and a huge two-person outdoor shower with a window overlooking the sea. It was fantastic. The staff also served us a private champagne dinner on the patio of Sagittarius for our final night.
I would absolutely recommend staying here, and if we ever make it back to Negril, I have no doubt that we will make Catcha our home away from home!
-The only other note I would make is that Pisces is right by the gate, so it was noisy at night sometimes with people coming and going, dogs barking, etc. I brought earplugs after having read this in previous reviews, and that did the trick, but it is something to be aware of!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are many places to stay in Negril, Jamaica on the cliffs... ...but where else will you be pampered at a cliff property unlike any other on the planet... Catcha Falling Star Resort on the Negril Cliffs...Our lovely little Negril cliff resort property overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Catcha Falling Star is truly the "Gem of Jamaica". Nestled among the tops of the Negril cliffs of the West End with a spectacular view of the sea below will make you want to "linger longer" in Negril, Jamaica! These seaside cliff cottages capture the true essence and ambiance of Jamaica. Now yours to discover. . . A priceless experience! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catcha Falling Star Negril