Sun­set Point

UK Barbados Nation - - NEWS - By Davandra Babb Pho­tos by Christoff Grif­fith

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.

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