The idea to have a local and tourist attraction at that point in the island overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea in the north, was a joint one between owner Terrance Haynes and his dad Trevor Haynes.
And it’s definitely a family affair at the location which houses apartments for staycations, a restaurant which is available for any occasion and a pool for swimming lessons for all ages.
“It was a joint effort between my dad and I. We wanted to serve local seafood since we are both fishermen. We wanted something that had a semblance to the sea which is how we came up with the name Catch 22 for the restaurant. Sunset Point, my parents came up with that name because the sun sets straight out on the sea so it’s a real nice place to watch the sunset during the summer,” Terrance explained.
And as for the swimming lessons, he said it was a family idea as well. “Growing up, my sister and I swam for Barbados. We trained at the Aquatic Centre so when we had practice we would have to get up a bit earlier than everyone else that live in Christ Church because we were coming from St James. Recently my dad said it would be nice to have somewhere where people can learn to swim in the north without having to drive to the Aquatic centre,” he said.
Terrance told the Barbados Nation, his father acquired the land eight years ago and started to develop it.
“It was just land and bush so the place was developed over the last eight years. It was always a vision to have stuff here like weddings and different events and so on. The view is very nice, so we decided to add it on the list of tourist attractions in the island,” he explained.
The restaurant has been open just over a year and the apartments about six months and the pool, four months ago.
Terrance said it has been going well so far and couldn’t complain about anything.
“Like anything in Barbados it’s definitely seasonal. September into
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OWNER of Sunset Point and Catch 22 restaurant Terrance Haynes said he likes to be hands on and often helps out in the restaurant.