A Fantastic Stay at The Cliff Hotel by West End, Negril

The Cliff Hotel, Negril, Jamaica

TGIF! Where are you staying this weekend Suga Bears?!

We had a fantastic stay at The Cliff Hotel by West End, Negril last weekend.

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Even though it’s not an all inclusive, their current rate is definitely value for money. Seize the opportunity before it goes back up!

The food and presentation from their Zest Restaurant was consistently excellent.

Manager, Vernon was on site everyday, quite hospitable and accommodating along with his staff.

The property was clean. Views were breathtaking. Parking was adequate, which is hard to find in Negril. Wifi was decent. The room was huge and the Smart Tv was great. Just 1 complaint…only water came in the fridge. We would appreciate 2 Red Stripes next time 😎🍻

The Cliff Hotel and its Zest Restaurant are #SugaEndorsed.

Gabby and Randy Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle at The Cliff Hotel in Negril, Jamaica on Friday, October 8, 2021.

The Cliff Hotel

Location: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica

Phone: 876-632-0919

Instagram: @thecliffjamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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When Skylarking in Negril, Yuh Driva Haffi Mek 1-Stop

Miss Lily’s at Skylark Negril Beach Resort on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach!

The music, food and vibes are right everytime. The only good system is a sound system.

I enjoyed their succulent, flavourful Jerk BBQ Pork Spare Ribs with roasted plantains. Finger-licking good.

Jerk BBQ Pork Spare Ribs with roasted plantains (US$22)

Hubby, Randy enjoyed the Miss Lily’s mouth-watering Cheeseburger that was sandwiched in cocoa bread.

Miss Lily’s Cheeseburger (US$12)

Vegetarian menu and fresh Juices available too. IΒ  had the refreshing Skylark Greens.

Great, speedy and pleasant service. #SugaEndorsed

For my Suga Bears overseas, be sure to check out Miss Lily’s in Soho or East Village NY & Dubai!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga’s Next Stop on the West End, Rockhouse at Rockhouse Hotel!

The award-winning Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel for many years, as well as Jamaica’s Leading Spa Resort for ’14, ’15 is usually booked out for Weddings whenever we are in Negril.

So with much anticipation and quite a reputation, we finally dined at one of the most scenic Restaurants cliffside.

The staff there, led by Gossett definitely got that old school welcoming, Jamaican hospitality that we love. Kudos to them. Their energy working amongst each other was cordial as well.

Seating was close, but I was still able to make myself comfortable.

My Coconut Shrimp starter was delish. We enjoyed the other dishes, Crab Quesadilla, Seafood Linguini with Shrimp and Snapper and the Surf & Surf with seared Snapper and Garlic Shrimp.

Coconut Shrimp (US$12)
Crab Quesadilla (US11)
Seafood Linguini with Shrimp & Snapper (US$19)
Surf & Surf with seared Snapper and Garlic Shrimp (US$24)
Chocolate Cake

They were tasty dishes, but left a little more to be desired. I also only had two bites of the Chocolate Cake. Perhaps expectations were too high or maybe they fell off their game a bit, because other spots are quite impressive! Stay tuned for more this week.

Gabrielle with husband, Randy Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle at the Rockhouse restaurant at Rockhouse Hotel last Saturday.

XoXo, SugaπŸ’–

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Revisits Westmoreland! First Stop, Pelican Lookout!

Sometimes it takes a few months before you get the urge to take the 4-hour drive to Negril, but when you do, it’s so worth it!

First stop, Pelican Lookout restaurant and bar by West End, Negril.

It was overcast upon arrival, but then the sun came out and you know Negril heat hits differently, so go in the evening or night when the vibes and temperature are right.

Very attentive staff, big up Rohan and most of all, the Chef! Food ‘propa’.

A variety of Octopus dishes were on the menu, but looks like we just missed the season. We have to return to try those!

There were still great options for Seafood, Pastas, Burgers and Beverages. We opted for traditional Jamaican Conch Fritters, Oxtail and Curried Goat. They all hit the spot. Di Oxtail tender tender and slide off the bone. Well seasoned and wicked flavours.

Conch Fritters (US$8)
Oxtail and Beans
Oxtail and Beans (USD $17)
Curried Goat (USD$15)

Eye-catching rustic, artistic dΓ©cor & view, rhythmic music, timely food and I can see the place lights up at night.

Pelican Lookout is #SugaEndorsed. Visit them when next on the West End.

Pelican Lookout

Location: West End. Negril, Jamaica

Ph: 876-801-3293

Instagram: @pelican_look_out

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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District 5 Sky Lounge at the R Hotel was a Vibe Last Saturday!

Gabby Burgess a.k.a Suga of Suga Lifestyle with Suga Taster and friend, Taraja Jackson at District 5, R Hotel last Saturday.

Thank you District 5 Sky Lounge for some much needed fresh air, wine, rum, tasty, sizeable portions of food and of course an atmosphere full of vibes.

Grilled Snapper Fillet (USD$25)
Thyme, black pepper, garlic and home-made green marinade grilled to perfection and glazed with paprika butter

While most Restaurants, Bars & Lounges were quiet last Saturday, before three days of No Movement in Ja, the Best Sunday Spot became the Best Saturday Spot.

My crew of ladies gathered around a table at about 1:30pm and as the day progressed, the music got a little louder, had more buzz and all the diners at their designated and adequately distanced tables caught a vibe.

District 5 Sky Lounge is currently a hot spot for celebrations and we saw Birthdays and lastly, we thoroughly enjoyed witnessing a celebration of love, a Proposal!

With screams from the FeyoncΓ© to be’s girlfriends, all eyes turned to the prepared stage for the special occasion and to see her say YES. Congrats to the lucky couple and Suga is looking forward to when cases are lowered and the Best Sunday Spot can resume Brunch! CheersπŸ₯‚

(L-R: Alison Sutherland, Dahlia Martin, Racquell Brown, Taraja Jackson, Gabrielle Burgess)

District 5, R Hotel

Location: 2 Renfrew Rd., Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876-978-6091

Instagram: @district5_skylounge

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Chillin’ Restaurant is Back and Suga visited on Holborn Road!

Suga’s Ratings forΒ Chillin’ Restaurant
Date and time of visit:Β Saturday, February 20, 2020 at 2:15pm
No. of diners: 2
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Suga’s Breakdown:

A rainy Saturday afternoon, hungry after errands with the reopening of Chillin’ Restaurant nearby at a central location on Holborn road meant that I had to stop for Lunch!

I was relieved to see a sheltered area for seating. Located in a new complex, loved the cosy, modern decor. I can see myself taking in some sports on the flat screen in the near future by the Bar counter.

Courteous staff that you could see worked as a team harmoniously.
Orlando was our waiter and he was attentive throughout our visit.

The Menu was understandably limited during Covid times to standard Jamaican and Chillin’ faves, Curried Goat, Oxtail, BBQ Chicken and Friiiiied Chicken.

Hubby and I enjoyed our Oxtail (J$1100) & Curried Goat (J$950). His Oxtail tender, sliding off bone, while my Curried Goat had no bone really. Usual @chillinrestaurant standard. Tasty, well seasoned and spicy. But, mi nearly order 2 cuz mi did wa likkle more!

Oxtail (J$1100 incl. Tx)
Curried Goat (J$950 incl. Tx)

Still a great pick me up, Value for $ and their Menu and usual sizes should be back soon as they navigate Covid. #SugaSnaps for reopening P.J. Wright!!! Chillin’ Restaurant remains #SugaEndorsed πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

Chillin’ Restaurant

Location: 5 Holborn Road, Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876-665-6661

Website: http://www.chillinrestaurant.com/

Instagram: @chillinrestaurant

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF! Head over to The Jamaica Pegasus’s Poolside Lyme After Work Later!

βœ”Good Music βœ”Good Food βœ”Good Vibes

All Covid-19 protocols observed.
Food and Drinks on Sale!

Reservations recommended, but it’s a big poolside, so socially distanced seating should still be available.

Have yourself a good time before curfew. Cheers!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga and Hubby visit the NEW Trio Grill Wine Bar for Christmas Eve!

Randy and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle

On Christmas Eve we visited the new Trio Grill Wine Bar on 64 Hope Road. You would never believe Kingston’s newest Restaurant, Lounge and Bar was the original home of Chilitos. They surely did a lot with the place, including a visible private lounge that hosted a Birthday party.

Great ambience and I loved the friendly, attentive, festive mood of the staff.

We thought based on our wait, Chef Haleem Card went to hunt and kill the Lamb, but our dishes were superb upon arrival and thankfully worth the wait.

We had tasty Calamari and Crab Cakes for starters, followed by a delish Surf and Turf with my Hubby, Randy’s Steak cooked to order, medium rare and sizeable juicy, tender Lamb Chops. #SugaSnaps Chef Card.

Surf and Turf served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
Lamb Chops served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

I’m looking forward to returning to try those signature jumbo Prawns.

Trio Grill Wine Bar

Location: 64 Hope Road. Kingston. Jamaica. W.I.

Ph: 876-616-4784; 876-872-3659

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat; 2PM – 9PM

Instagram: @triowinebar64

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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JD’s Urban Pub has found a Home at The Liguanea Club!

Suga’s Ratings for JD’s Urban Pub!

Dates and times of visits: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:00pm & Friday, November 27, 2020
No. of diners: 5; 1
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Suga’s Comments: 

The Summerhouse at The Liguanea Club is no longer and JD’s Urban Pub has found a new home.

JD for Jason Delvaille, opened JD’s Urban Pub at The Liguanea club almost 2 weeks ago, on Friday, November 20th. With the closing of Summerhouse for some time now, The Liguanea Club was in desperate need to have a new Restaurant/Bar open for members, visitors and guests.

I hosted a small launch of http://www.sugalifestyle.com at The Liguanea Club a day after their opening and decided to try them right away after my launch with hubby and friends.

It was refreshing to see the staff genuinely excited to politely welcome diners and maintain attentive service throughout. It was quite a comfortable atmosphere and quiet, calming ambience. A bit too quiet though, some background music was needed. No worries though, that was fixed when I visited on my own a week later. They smoothed out bar and billing glitches the second time around and the food on both occasions was excellent. Adequate servings, great presentation, tasty and value for money.

I had their freshly made Lentil and Mushroom Burger (J$1500) for my first visit and last Friday, with my waitress, Keron’s advice, I had the Boneless Curry Goat Wrap (J$1200). That wrap was delicious! The meat was tender, seasoned to perfection and full of flavour. Bravo Chef!

My friends have tried and enjoyed the signature JD Burger (J$1800) and 6-piece Hot Wings (J$1200).

JDs Burger
Hot Wings

Owner, Jason Delvaille has made rounds checking on guests and gathering feedback. We know how important it is for Restaurant Owners to always be present. I have seen many Restaurants/Bars come and go at The Liguanea Club, but if JD’s keeps this up, they may be there to stay.

Suga is looking forward to their Sunday Brunch from 11AM – 5PM and to visit their Pub for drinks with friends. You should too!

(L-R) Sherene Radcliffe, Ryan McKenzie, Randy Burgess, Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga and Shane Walters enjoying the new Restaurant and Pub in town, JD’s Urban Pub. [November 21, 2020]

Location: The Liguanea Club, 5 Kutsford Blvd. Kingston 5. JA. W.I.

Jason Delvaille’s Restaurant, JD’s Urban Pub

Ph: 876-926-8144; 876-833-0627

Instagram: @jds_urban_pub

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Enjoyed Breakfast in the Mountains for Heroes’ Weekend!

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga enjoying rhe freshwater river pool by Rafjam Bed and Breakfast in Irish Town, Jamaica

Suga’s Ratings forΒ RafJam Bed & Breakfast’s Restaurant

Date and time of visit:Β Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 9:30am

No. of diners: 2

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Suga’sΒ Breakdown:Β 

After 3 years, I finally made it. Imagine it took a German friend visiting Jamaica to tell me about RafJam Bread and Breakfast. Then I was reminded about it by Jamaica’s 1st Blue Mountain Coffee Festival a bit over 2 years ago when they drafted their Culinary trail and posted signs all along the way. Look out for them!

RafJam Bread and Breakfast is nestled in Red Light District, Irish Town, also known as Backpacker District. It’s the Right turn after Craighton Estate, i.e. the 2nd Right turn after Cafe Blue. When you make that right turn leading downhill to RafJam, follow the signs and beware that the road is a bit ‘Raf’. But difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations right?! Indeed it did.

My husband, Randy and I, parked walking distance away so we wouldn’t block in anyone and arrived at the quaintest house tucked away in the Blue Mountains. We were greeted by owner, Susan, telling us immediately what was for Breakfast as if she was welcoming us home from a long trip on the road. It is indeed her home. Susan inherited her parent’s house and decided to transform the lush, tropical paradise into a magnificent Blue Mountain getaway. 

I was initially disappointed that we missed out on the Ackee & Callaloo, leaving limited choices of Salt Mackerel or Saltfish and Baked Beans, but I was prepared for simple, Jamaican cuisine. We both ordered the Salt Mackerel.

We sat outdoors with an instant reminder of how beautiful Jamaica is. We overlooked, lush, green vegetation by a river and small waterfall. Tropical Paradise. Sweet Jamaica. Jamaica Land We Love.

Randy Burgess and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle.

Our Breakfast arrived and it was far from simple. It was freshly cooked, homemade, farm to table goodness! Salt Mackerel with boiled food to equip you to make a small climb up to see their 15-ft waterfall, and a side of fresh watermelon.

It was cold, but we enjoyed the freshwater river pools, didn’t take the clean, fresh air for granted and had a few drinks from their Tiki Bar before we headed back downhill to make curfew.

RafJam’s Tiki Bar

Upon leaving we heard them telling a few European visitors what was for Lunch, a more expanded menu, with more Jamaican goodness. We were very tempted to stay, so will return to RafJam, hopefully one day soon. #SugaEndorsed

RafJam Bed and Breakfast

Location: 6 Springdale Cove, Hopewell Road, Red Light District, Irish Town, Kingston. JA.

Ph: 876.897.4767; 876.516.5442

Website: http://www.rafjam.com

Instagram: @rafjambnb

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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