TGIF! Have a Happy, Holy and Safe Good Friday Suga Bears!

Location: Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Stay Safe. Stay Blessed.

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

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Seaside Dining by a Hidden Gem along Tower Isle!

With the upcoming lockdown weekends, I am happy my hubby, Randy and I didn’t put off visiting this hidden gem of a restaurant along Tower Isle, Ocho Rios two weeks ago.

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar, Villa Viento, Ocho Rios

Suga’s Ratings for The Rocks Restaurant & Bar
Date and time of visit: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4:00pm
No. of diners: 2
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking: ★★★
Ambience: ★★★★
Décor: ★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Service: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★☆
Food quality: ★★★★
Serving amount: ★★★★
Plating: ★★★
Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is located on the seaside directly across from Harmony Hall and has breathtaking views, attentive staff and food done to order.

We enjoyed Escargot (could have been a bit spicier), Roast Chicken and quite a commendable Curry Goat. #SugaSnaps

Escargot (USD$15)
Roasted Chicken (USD$12)
Curried Goat (USD$15)

The Crème Brûlée was deliciously rummy! A pleasant surprise.

Crème Brûlée (USD$8)

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is #SugaEndorsed. Thanks for the hospitality. I will have Cocktails from the Bar next time around!

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar

Location: Villa Viento. Tower Isle, Ocho Rios. Jamaica.

Ph: 876-810-4179

Instagram: @the_rocks_restaurant_n_bar

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

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TGIF and Cheers to Staycations!

TGIF! There are lots of deals online for our local Hotels. Let us 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 and R time too!

Book your stay to enjoy Sun, Sand and Sea with Rum in Hand.

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Montego Bay

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

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TGIF! Miakalani Swim is having a BOGO SALE!

#fbf to enjoying Sweet Jamaica at the Westender Inn in Negril and TGIF to Miakalani Swim having a BOGO Sale!

Miakalani Swim offers locally designed and manufactured Swimwear!

My Monokini is double-sided!

Visit Miakalani Swim’s Website to Shop or their Showroom in The Pulse Complex on Trafalgar road today!

Miakalani Swim

Location: The Pulse Complex, 38A Trafalgar Road. Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876-297-6760

Website: https://miakalaniswim.com/

Instagram: @miakalaniswim

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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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 for RafJam Bed & Breakfast’s Restaurant

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

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★

Plating: ★★★

Value for $: ★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown: 

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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Throwback Tuesday to Breathing in Vitamin Sea and being Carefree

#tbt to Easter 2018 at Jakes, Treasure Beach to Breathing in Vitamin Sea and being Carefree.

It’s so hard to keep yourself in check with so much going on in the World right now. You need to constantly Re-evaluate, Reassess, Navigate, Pivot, Cartwheel, whatever. Do what you need to do to get through. But ensure you get through on top. While you do, Wear a Mask, Be Wise and Sanitise.

Suga Bears, Stay safe, stay blessed. 🙏💖

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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Open Fire Cooking by Chef Conroy Arnold During Love in the Time of Corona!

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Chef Conroy Arnold cooking up a storm by his open fire grill for diners at The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill last Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Suga’s Ratings for The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove

Date and time of visit: Saturday, June 13, 2020 @ 2:00pm

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

As Restaurants open up and we slowly get back to a new normal, this may be the last review for the series of ‘During Love in the Time of Corona’. Not to worry though, there is so much more to expect from Suga Lifestyle! Thanks so much for enjoying the series with me. So Suga had to add an outdoor, seaside dining experience to the series and of course, my Birthday escapades! I am still celebrating! Geminis rule!

Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove is not fully open as yet, but you can call ahead to set a time with Chef Conroy Arnold for the time you would like to visit. In the mean time, Chef Arnold a.k.a Stuttering Chef has been busy open fire cooking by the nearby, Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill!

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Team Gandy (Gabby and Randy)’s Piña Colada and Hummingbird Blended Drinks from Broken Rudder

My hubby, Randy and I got to the beach early and we were all by ourselves. Hermosa Cove is quite a large property, so even though we knew other persons were there, they were far away. We had the Broken Rudder Beach Bar bring down Blended Drinks to us and by about 2pm we had our open fire cooked Pizzas!

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Open fire cooked Chicken and Vegetable thin crust Pizza!

We had 8″ thin crust Pizzas with Chicken and Vegetables that we thoroughly enjoyed. You know Stuttering Chef is Farm to Table, so imagine freshly cooked Okra and Mushrooms on your Pizza, plus Carrot with a hint of sweetness and more! Stimulating.

When we decided to have drinks by the Bar itself, we saw a group of persons that were celebrating the Birthday of a young one. It was truly impressive to see how fast Stuttering Chef fired up their Burgers, Hot Dogs and other requests without a hitch. Efficiency at its best. The other members of staff were courteous and attentive as well.

The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove is open and ready for you to join them.

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Team Gandy has reported that The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill is #SugaEndorsed!

***It is recommended to call ahead though. Remember Social Distancing is still being observed.***

The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove

Location: Hermosa Lane, Pineapple, Ocho Rios. JA.

Ph: 876-974-3699; 876-552-0963

Website: http://www.thebrokenrudder.com

Instagram: @thebrokenrudder; @christophersjamaicaaaw; @stutteringchef

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

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