TGIF to Sunny and Brighter days!

Catcha Falling Star, Negril

TGIF to Sunny and Brighter days. Stay healthy and safe Suga Bears!

#fbf to visiting Catcha Falling Star in Negril. Their Restaurant & Bar, Ivans is fantastic!

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

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#tbt to a quick stop for a Frappé at Patsys Coffee Shop, Negril!

Throwback Thursday to a quick stop for a Frappé at Patsys Coffee Shop, Negril!

Patsys Coffee Shop is a cute, quaint seaside Coffee and Ice Cream shop by the West End of Negril.

You won’t find many Coffee shops in Negril, so check it out!

When I return I need to try the Bumblebee Mocha!

Patsy’s Coffee Shop

Location: One Love Drive, West End Road, Negril, Jamaica

Ph: 876-841-3388

Instagram: @patsyscoffeeshop

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

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Another Hot Food Spot in Negril is Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star!!!

Another Hot Food Spot in Negril is Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star!!!

My word! Suga and hubby, Randy thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star by West End, Negril. Spectacular seaside view on the Cliffs and amazing food.

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Husband, Randy at Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star, Negril on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

#SugaSnaps for their transition from an absolutely eye-catching Caribbean style menu to the mouth-watering dishes served.

Calypso Trio (USD $14)
Shrimp wrapped in Plantain (US $9.50)

We fulljoyed the Calypso Trio inclusive of their best sellers, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Shrimp & Crab Cake, delish Shrimp wrapped in Plantain and the Best Burgers you will ever have on sliced bread.

Not to mention, great service & blended Cocktails too!

Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star has been on my list for some time now and they did not disappoint. Another visit is a must in order to explore that menu more!

When in Negril, stop at Ivan’s by Catch a Falling Star. Their menu is online and they are definitely. #SugaEndorsed. Jamaica Nice!

Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star

Ph: 876-957-0045

Location: West End, Negril

Website: http://www.catchajamaica.com

Instagram: @ivanscatchafallingstar

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

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TGIF! Geesh! Cool it down with Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas!

TGIF! Geesh! Cool it down with Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas!


Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas is located in the same Boardwalk Shopping Village across from Negril Tree House with Matthew’s Sushi Bar and Grill!

It’s the cutest little cart to shop from that’s not on wheels.

Don’t get it twisted, Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas offers Gourmet Paletas not Popsicles. The difference? Popsicles are non-dairy frozen, flavoured treats, while Paletas, as they call them in Mexico are frozen treats made from natural ingredients such as Fruits or rich, creamy ingredients like my hubby’s Coffee Paleta.

Loved the variety! Imagine having a Margarita or a Whiskey Sour Paleta like me?!

It was refreshing and so tasty, with actual slices of lime inside.
Based on what you order, you can add toppings too.
We neeeed a Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas in Kingston. They are #SugaEndorsed.

Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas

Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Jamaica

Ph: 876-957-3278

Instagram: @chillpopsjamaica

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

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Sushi anyone? Holiday End Binge at Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant!!!


With the Holidays coming to a close last weekend, Suga and hubby, Randy visited Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant located in The Boardwalk Shopping Village across from Negril Tree House last Friday.

It’s been a bit over a year since Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed it. Let’s see how they have kept up!

Suga’s Ratings for Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant

Date and time of visit: January 1, 2021 @ 3:30pm

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

 Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown:

We ordered up!

Delish, spicy Cowboy Roll ($1500JMD)* with medium Steak, Plantain & Cream Cheese.
Calamari ($1250JMD)* and finger-lickin’ Honey Scotchy Wings ($1300JMD)*
Jumbo Shrimp Tempura ($1200JMD)*
Spicy Tuna Roll ($2400JMD)* that could be more Spicy. 
Tasty Teriyaki Chicken ($1500JMD)*

There was absolutely no room for Dessert, but I was happy to see that it is baked fresh daily from The Pastry Place in the same complex.

The food and service were superb.
There was no Fireball Whisky though! So next time I will be back for The Hustler Cocktail and more. Check out their menu on their Instagram Page (@matthewsnegril) and if you’re in Negril, stop by! They are #SugaEndorsed.

*Prices quoted were subject to 10% Service Charge and G.C.T

Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Jamaica

Ph: 876-564-1355

Instagram: @matthewsnegril

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

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Happy Independence Day Jamaica!

Happy Independence Day Jamaica!

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Tensing Pen Resort, Negril, JAMAICA

Sweet Jamaica. No Filter. I Live Where You Vacation.

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

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Suga Taster, Kimmy makes a stop at Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant in Negril!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant

Date and time of visit: November 14, 2019 @ 1pm

No. of diners: 3

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★☆

 Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth of Suga Lifestyle

Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

We had a long drive from Kingston to Negril for a business meeting and took the opportunity to try one of the new restaurants on the strip; Matthew’s had its official opening on September 14th, 2019.

On entering you are welcomed by a wide, tastefully branded Appleton Estate Matthew’s Bar and wallpaper with beautiful photos of a variety of Jamaican landscapes. The dark wooden decor finishes and free wifi were very welcoming and our host greeted and seated us quickly.

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My party of 3 ordered Calamari and Wings for appetizers and Coconut Curry Shrimp, honey glazed Salmon and torched Salmon Rolls for the main course. The Calamari was enough to share and EVERYTHING was really tasty. Meal portions were just adequate. My party was satisfied, but I wasn’t leaving without dessert! We shared the Tortuga Rum Cake with Ice cream.

A pleasant dining experience with welcoming, attentive staff and tasty food. Nothing we had was remarkable enough to plan a trip around visiting this restaurant, but I would add it to the list of options if you happen to be in Negril.

Massive kudos to our waitress who honoured my request for honey and lime to accompany my white rum in an attempt to keep my pesky cold at bay!

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Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant
Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica  
Phone: (876) 564-1355  

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

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Throwback Thursday to a Cliffside Dinner in Negril!

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Suga’s Ratings for The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel

Date and time of visit: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at ~5:30pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum 

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown

The Lodge Restaurant had an intimate, open air setting overlooking the Caribbean sea from the cliffside in Negril. It’s name is quite appropriate with its homey, wooden and log decor, similar to a getaway log cabin or lodge. So homey, you would meet resident Ridgebacks, Tensing and what looked like his brother. No need to worry though, once ignored, they stayed at a tolerable distance and quietly moved to the next table. The thatched roof and seaside views made you remember you weren’t anywhere cold, but enjoying island temperatures and sea breeze instead.

We caught Negril’s famous sunset and enjoyed the well mixed cocktails from the bar and the Grilled Garlic Lobster, which was the special for the night. The Chef’s grill is visible to diners and the Lobster was freshly caught, cooked and seasoned to perfection. The dish was delish!

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Grilled Garlic Lobster

Most of the variety of items on the menu are done to order and seafood is freshly caught, but service was still timely and the staff were quite attentive and courteous.

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Tensing Cool Runnings (USD$10): Whisky, Orange, Pineapple, Ginger Beer; Blue Lagoon (USD $10): Wray & Nephew White rum instead of Vodka, Blue Curacao, Liqueur, Lemonade

Cheers to visiting The Lodge Restaurant! I had a pleasant, memorable stay at Tensing Pen too. It’s #SugaEndorsed.

The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen

Location: Tensing Pen Hotel. West End Road, Negril

Ph: 1-800-957-0387 or 876-957-0387

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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