Suga’s Birthday Stay at Charela Inn, Negril!

Suga Fam! You’ve been asking where I stayed for my Birthday Weekend, here you go!

Watch “Suga’s Birthday Stay at Charela Inn, Negril!” on YouTube here:

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Thanks Luxury Jamaica (Ig: @luxuryja) and The Storyteller (Ig: @thestorytellerja) for an unforgettable weekend at Charela Inn (Ig: @charelainn)!

I had so many beautiful moments to put together that were captured and experienced at Charela Inn.

An aged, but well kept family-owned boutique hotel located on Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach with airy rooms leading to beach views.

Lush, tropical gardens surround their round swimming pool and they have endless Coconut trees providing natural shade on the beach. Just beautiful.

Charela Inn has long standing, friendly staff, experienced bartenders and fresh, homemade cuisine. Vegetables, spices and meat come from their own farm!
We enjoyed our typical eggs your way Breakfast and the morning we had Jamaican Breakfast, it was quite satisfying. What a wholesome plate 😋

Their meals are a fusion of Jamaican and French cuisine, representing the owners and I must say, their French Pizza gave the Italians a run for their money. Fantastic!

We would have loved to experience more of their French cuisine at Dinner, but we explored other spots on the beach.
So next time! See you again soon Charela Inn!

For my Kingstonian fam, it’s not the journey, it’s the destination.
Suga Tip: Leave town early in the morning on the way to and from Negril and restaurant hop in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay or both!

XoXo,
Suga💖😎

Charela Inn

Location: Seven Mile Beach

Ph: 1-876-957-4277

Website: https://www.charelainn.com/

Instagram: @charelainn

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

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Throwing it Back to Kenny’s Italian Café for My Birthday!

With an NBA Finals game on my Birthday and when in Negril, I had to choose Kenny’s Italian Café (Ig: @italiancafejamaica)! So familiar to me with great Italian food, good Bartenders, good vibes and TV screens. That’s all I needed 😁🎉

We had their Soup of the Day, a tasty Caprese Salad, followed up by delish, flavourful, herby Shrimp Spaghetti Puttanesca and I swapped my Shrimp Alfredo to Tomato sauce. I still asked them to work on a Pesto or light White Wine sauce for the Pastas, but they were delectable nonetheless.

Watch “Throwing it Back to Kenny’s Italian Cafe for My Birthday!” on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/2f8STUZDtCM

Thanks sooo much for making my Birthday even more special. There were two others in the house and we rocked it to different songs. Appreciated that Mr. DJ!

Kenny’s Italian literally got the entire staff to chime in for the Birthday serenade, like WOW, plus a Free Birthday Shot. Okrrrr Partayyy 💃🥃🥃🎉

Thanks for showing Suga Amore always…I returned the following night for Drinks too. Dangerous Bartender you have there, but not calling any names 😃💖

Kenny’s Italian Cafe continues to be #SugaEndorsed.

Kenny’s Italian Café Jamaica

Location: Norman Manley Blvd., Negril. Jamaica

Ph: 876.957.4032

Instagram: @italiancafejamaica

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

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Suga Finds the Key to the Pie at Blue Skies Beach Resort!

Fairly new from welcoming first guests last year and published earlier this year by The Jamaica Observer, we learnt that US civil rights attorney, Dana Kurtz opened Blue Skies Beach Resort (Ig: @blueskiesbeachresort) and realised her dream. This led to her also driving the dreams of aspiring Jamaican Chefs.

I can appreciate the old authenticity of shacks and huts on Negril beach, but appreciate modernizing it even more. Negril is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and we should move with the times and strive to keep it as such.

If strolling on Negril’s 7 mile beach, you cannot miss the Blue Skies Beach Resort. Bright blue and new furnishings on its wooden sea deck with not one, but 2 bars and blazing music. They also advertised having the best Coffee on the beach, but we were on a Rum run.

Fast forward to night time, we approached from Norman Manley Boulevard where they have a bit of construction happening for greater things to come. There was a Baby Shower happening on the top deck, but we were still able to get suitable parking.

With the event happening, more staff should have been on deck (literally) that night, but Chef Sanika Clarke picked up double duty and greeted us like guests to her own home. She took our order and still attended to us even when our server, Veronica introduced herself to us mid-service. Veronica was quite hospitable as well.

Blue Skies Beach Resort focuses on Jamaican cuisine, but had International and Italian options as well.
We enjoyed the enhanced flavours of each dish by local herbs, spices and fresh farm veggies, topped off by freshly made, scrumptious dessert made by Chef Sanika herself.

🍴Spicy Crayfish soup (spicy and tasty!)
🍴Chicken soup (tasty!)

🍴Fried Farm Fresh Okra (delish!)


🍴Roasted Conch (yum, nom nom!)
🍴Oxtail (a bit too heavy on the spices & herbs, but still tasty)
🍴Bread Pudding (the Rum Caramel sauce was 🔥)
🍴Key Lime Pie (Perfection👌🏾👏🏾)

Blue Skies Beach Resort is definitely #SugaEndorsed.

Blue Skies Beach Resort

Location: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica

Ph: 876-882-4500

Instagram: @blueskiesbeachresort

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

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Call Suga. I Found Some Good Oxtail on Negril Beach!

Suga dining seaside by Indies 957 at White Sands Negril last Saturday, June 11, 2022.

It just took a walk on Negril beach to find some fairly new spots with good, Jamaican food.

Indies957 at White Sands Negril (Ig:@whitesandsnegril) is the spot for Oxtail!

Control yourself with portions and save space for dinner😀

Oxtail with rice and peas and raw veggies.

The right balance in seasoning, but also a good cut of Oxtail! Tender to the bone. Cut and slide 👌🏾

Indies 957 is a neat spot for Lunch with a view of the Caribbean sea from up top and courteous, down to earth staff.

You can check out Indies 957 at White Sands Negril for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. #SugaEndorsed

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

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TGIF! Just Me, Enjoying some Vitamin Sea😎🏝

Watch “Just Me, Enjoying some Vitamin Sea” on YouTube here: https://youtube.com/shorts/r6Wx0S707EE?feature=share Location: The Cliff Hotel, Negril, Jamaica [👙: Miakalani Swim 🇯🇲]

Where are you heading for the long holiday weekend?

If you have the energy for the Labour and some meaningful projects, Kudos! If not, remember Balance is key.

Look out for YOU in 2022.

Check out our own Deep, Caribbean Blue for your Vitamin Sea or just get some R and R.

XoXo, 💖Suga

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

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Head into the 2nd Weekend of the Year Unbothered

The Cliff Hotel, Negril Jamaica

Head into the 2nd Weekend of the Year Unbothered 💦🦩🍹

Even if you aren’t where you want to be, just picture yourself there. Destress Suga Bears. Balance is key. Stay Safe!

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

TGIF! Getting My Glo’ On & Keeping Bugs Away at the Same Time!

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Sovereignty Beauty’s (Ig: @sovereigntybeauty) Glo’ Myst smells and looks great on your skin. You would never know it’s a Bug spray.

Check out small, black owned @sovereigntybeauty out of Brooklyn, New York today!

I got it in my Vitamin M Box. M is for Melanin. Keep it poppin.

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

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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.

Watch “A Fantastic stay at The Cliff Jamaica by West End, Negril” on YouTube here: 

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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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