TGIF! Suga made it to Gee Jam Hotel for the Birthday Weekend!

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga, Founder/owner of Suga Lifestyle feeling sunkissed at Gee Jam Hotel in Port Antonio last weekend. [πŸ‘™: @miakalaniswim]

Happy I finally got to spend a weekend at Gee Jam Hotel!

It was a serene stay with captivating views and calm waters. Friendly staff. Tasty Breakfast and Lunch. Delish Dinner. The blended drinks need some improvement, but try the Ting a ling! Also waiting for the bar by the beach to open. 😊

Golden brown Wings with fries.
Grilled Mahi Mahi sandwiches with fries. (US$10)
Local, fresh grilled Catch of the Day (US$30)
Seafood One Pot Medley with Fried Bread on the side. (US$35)
SautΓ©ed Banana (Banana carmelized in Peach syrup – US $8)
Warm Bread Pudding with a rum flavoured sauce. (US$10)
Home-made Ice cream with a rum flavoured sauce to accompany the Bread Pudding and SautΓ©ed Banana

I appreciated the clean, comfortable rooms and balcony. The grounds were well kept too.

Hubby and I enjoyed a Great Paddle boarding tour by Arthur of the Channel, Turtle Island and where the last James Bond movie was filmed!

The View from Gee Jam Portland!

Suga definitely hopes to return soon.

Remember there are lots of deals online for our local Hotels. Enjoy our very own Sweet Jamaica & have a Staycation!

Let’s help them to stay afloat until we move forward after Covid. They are doing their best to keep us safe. We need balance and R & R time too! Book your stay to enjoy Sun, Sand and some Vitamin Sea 🍹🏝

Gee Jam Hotel

Location: 122 Skippers Blvd, Port Antonio. Jamaica.

Ph: 876-993-7000

Website: http://www.geejamhotel.com

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

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#tbt to Suga’s Birthday trip to tha P! Jamaica Nice!

You know Suga is celebrating all month! Stay tuned to see where I went! Yes. Jamaica nice Bad. Cop your tank or tee fromΒ Jamaica Nice (Instagram: @yesjamaicanice). Kids sizes in store too.

Take a road trip this upcoming weekend, supporting our local Bars and Tuck Shops along the way or Book your stay to enjoy Sun, Sand and some Vitamin Sea🍹🏝

Jamaica Nice

Website: http://www.linktr.ee/yesjamaicanice

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

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Craving Scoops is Sending Ice Cream to Kingston again!

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Young Saschanee Carty, previously based in Kingston, has now settled in the beautiful parish of Portland. She took a little break with her company, Craving Scoops after the move, but since June, she has started to send her rich, chunky, non-dairy Ice Cream to Kingston! You don’t want to miss this trip!

Her Ice Cream is Non-Dairy and if you’re wondering what she uses, she uses a lot of Cashew and Coconut!

Craving Scoops also uses the best local ingredients for their ice cream such as Strawberries, Chocolate from our local Chocolatiers like Chocollor Chocolate and more.

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Craving Scoops is NOW taking Orders for PINT size, Non-Dairy Ice Cream to be Delivered next Saturday, July 18th from 9am to 12noon!

The flavours are the very rich Strawberry ($1350JMD), Pina Colada ($1350JMD), Vanilla Granola Raspberry Swirl ($1350JMD) and Mocha Rum munchies ($1250JMD).
*Delivery fee is $500JMD*

***ORDER by Monday, July 13, 2020***

Craving Scoops is #SugaEndorsed

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Craving Scoops

Ph: 876-542-2065

Instagram: @craving_scoops

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

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TGIF to Craving Scoops Sending Ice Cream to Town!

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Young Saschanee Carty that was based in Kingston is now in Portland! She took a little break with her company, Craving Scoops after the move, but she is ready to keep sending us her rich, chuncky, non-dairy Ice Cream in Kingston once again.

If it’s Non-Dairy and you are wondering what she uses, she uses a lot of Cashew!

Craving Scoops is NOW taking Orders for PINT size, Non-Dairy Ice Cream to be Delivered next Saturday, June 27th from 9am – 12pm!

The flavours are the very rich Strawberry ($1350JMD) and Pina Colada ($1350JMD), Cookies & Cream ($1250JMD) and Mocha Rum munchies ($1250JMD).
*Delivery fee is $500JMD

***ORDER by Monday, June 22nd***

Craving Scoops is #SugaEndorsed

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Craving Scoops

Ph: 876-542-2065

Instagram: @craving_scoops

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

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Review of the Summer Special at The Trident, Portland!

Suga introduces you to Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth

Kimberly is an Aquatic Exercise Instructor as well as an Auditor. Her favourite dish is Smoked Pork Chops. Kimberly frequenty travels out of town and her favourite casual spot is Blue Mahoe, Negril and her favourite choice for an occasion is The Trident Hotel, Portland. She has travelled to 20 countries including Thailand, Singapore, India, Brazil, Spain and France! Kimberly enjoys trying new things and detests eating at the same places. Let’s see where Suga Taster, Kimmy dined and what she had to say!

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for the Summer Special, Bottomless Prosecco and Pasta Dinner at The Trident Hotel

Date and time of visit: Late afternoon in June

No. of diners: 5

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Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

After a splendid day at Frenchman’s Cove, Suga Taster, Kimmy’s party was famished. So with two Canadians in tow, she thought it would be a great opportunity for them to view the exquisite Trident Hotel whilst enjoying a pleasant meal.

They felt welcomed from the entrance to the parking lot. Their server was quite hospitable and recommended they order from the Bottomless Prosecco & Pasta Dinner Menu for USD$30 per person. The options were limited, but enough for them to all order something different. After trying to get their Prosecco refill, they were notified that the Prosecco in fact wasn’t bottomless. However, due to the misleading menu title, they received a complimentary refill.

Their server was remarkably attentive and the food was truly tasty. After their meal, they received a full tour of the property and one of the villas.

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The Trident Hotel

Location: Port Antonio

Ph: 876-633-7100; 1(800) 300-6220

Website (Menu available):Β http://www.thetridenthotel.com

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

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U wah Breadfruit?!

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U wah Breadfruit?! …For all our foreigners out there, this one is for you! Farm fresh, roasted breadfruit from Linga Ya Farms packaged and ready for travel.

If in Kingston, find it at a supermarket near you!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Drunken Lion Fish for Ash Wednesday?

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Suga’s Ratings for Cliff Hanger Restaurant and Lounge

Date and time of visit: Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 12:00pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

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Suga’s Breakdown:

From the hillside to the sea, diners can experience the best of both worlds, while seated at Cliff Hanger’s rustic and comfortable Restaurant and Lounge.

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My husband and I received hospitable service and our food arrived in a timely manner. Afterall, we ordered the Drunken Lion Fish and would not want that process to be rushed. What made it drunken? The sauce consisted of Red Stripe Beer, White Rum and Red Wine.

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Drunken Lion Fish ($27USD + G.C.T + 15% Serv. Charge)

All three spirits were evident in the Drunken Lion Fish sauce and the dish was quite tasty. I am afraid it was not value for money though. For the Lion Fish dish ($27USD) and a Cocktail ($7.50USD), the damage ended up being a little over $6000JMD per person, i.e. $12,157.82 for the both of us after G.C.T and Service charge were added, which is far too expensive. Suga suggests they provide a local rate for their menu.

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Cliff Hanger Restaurant and Lounge

Location: Ross Craig, Long Bay P.O. Portland, JA

Ph: 876-860-1395

Email: info@seacliff-jamaica.com

Website: http://www.seacliff-jamaica.com/

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Throwback Thursday to Lunch with a View of the Lagoon

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The view from the restaurant at Kanopi House, Portland

Two Saturdays ago I had lunch at Kanopi House, Portland that is nestled in 100ft banyan trees with a breathtaking view of the Blue Lagoon.

There weren’t many options on the menu, so my husband and I went with Chicken and Fish sliders with a side of freshly made potato chips.

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Chicken sliders with Potato chips ($27USD) from Kanopi House, Portland

Service was quick and the staff was courteous. The food was pricey, so thankfully it was tasty too. With that view and comfort, why complain though?

A small bar was available to get spirits from as well.

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Of course, nothing is too predictable in the relaxed parish of Portland. The menu varies from day-to-day and I was told by one of their Chefs, Cecile Watt that items on their dinner menu have an Asian twist. Perhaps we will try them for dinner when we go back to that side of our beautiful island.

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Suga a.k.a Gabby Burgess (L) and husband, Randy Burgess with Chef Cecile Watt from Kanopi House on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

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Kanopi House

Location: Blue Lagoon, San San, Port Antonio (7-10mins away from Blue Lagoon)
Ph: 876.632.3213
US: Β 800.790.7971
UK (London): 0203.318.1191
Canada: 416.800.9157
Email: info@kanopihouse.com
Website: http://www.kanopihouse.com

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Italian Job, the first Stop for Suga’s Weekend in Portland

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Suga’s Ratings for Italian Job

Date and time of visit: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:45pm

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Suga’s Breakdown:

Last weekend was filled with sun, sea, food and rum for Suga and husband, Randy in the scenic parish of Portland.

Our first stop last Friday night was The Italian Job owned by Chef Gianmaria Pedroli who calls himself, The Pizza Man.

It’s a quaint restaurant on the side of the road on Harbour street that seemed to attract a lot of Europeans visiting the island. The Pizza Man was hospitable and made us feel quite comfortable. He seemed to have two local Chefs working for him that night, who he checked on from time to time after he took our order.

Randy started things off with a classic Italian Minestrone soup and I had Bruschetta, where the bread was toasted just right. The tomato was fresh complemented well with herbs and a light touch of vinegar.

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Bruschetta – Toasted Bread topped with garlic, olive oil, freshly diced tomato, vinegar and herbs

Our mains arrived theatrically with steam still coming off the plates. We thoroughly enjoyed our flavourful pastas, mine a little less loaded with seafood than Randy’s. Lobster was still abundant throughout my dish and the shells served with the dishes weren’t just for presentation, but contained meat as well. The sauce was not heavy, so despite the size of the dishes, we did not feel gluttonous at the end,Β but fully satisfied with its lightness, freshness, flavour and authenticity.

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Linguini con Aragosta ($3000JMD incl. tx) – Pasta with Lobster, white wine, tomato, parsley and garlic

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Linguini The Italian Job ($3000JMD incl. tx) – Pasta with Lobster, Clams, Shrimps, Mussels, Calamari, freshly diced tomato

Prices were beyond reasonable and Dessert was available too.

The Italian Job is definitely #SugaEndorsed. We returned the next day to pick up our Pizza order!

Stay tuned to see other foodie stops we made for the rest of the weekend!

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Chef Gianmaria Pedroli a.k.a The Pizza Man and Randy Burgess after Randy was served his Linguini Italian Job with steam abound.

The Italian Job Pizzeria and Restaurant

Location: 29 Harbour Street. Port Antonio.

Ph: 876-573-8603

Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm; Closed on Sundays and Mondays

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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