Sunshine beach bar started at the same time as The Four Seasons opened in 1991, and Sunshine was more than happy to move his simple set-up a few dozen yards down the beach and wait for business from its wealthy guests. And wait he did. For a long, long time. Says Sunshine, “At first, my place was only frequented by locals, as it was a very small, humble shack on the beach. I waited five long years to get my first Four Seasons guests ‘brave’ enough to venture off property and check out my place. I am still very good friends with these people today.”
Undeterred by the long wait for Four Seasons patrons, Sunshine had begun to slowly expand, adding a few picnic tables for his guests and then a thatched palm-leaf roof for better shade. This simple setting soon became a popular hangout for locals and tourists.
More than a quarter century since Sunshine served his first customers, Pinney’s Beach has changed dramatically, with upscale restaurants dotted along its miles of pristine white sand and more development on the way. And Sunshine’s, still with its local vibe and still serving simple but succulent food, has become the yardstick by which success at Pinney’s is measured. Sunshine’s is also top of the island’s “must-visit” list, attracting scores of celebrities for whom Nevis is the Caribbean getaway of choice.
Llewellyn "Sunshine" Caines
Cleo Hanley-Walters is the proud owner of the Ole House Café Restaurant. Opened in 2010, this eatery, housed in a wooden, traditional building is located on Pump Road, Stoney Grove, Nevis. In that very same year 2010, Ole House Café won the Nevis Hotel and Tourism Association award for Best New Business.
Cleo' s interest in culinary arts peaked from a very early age observing her dad baking and selling hot bread and butter, a staple meal in the old days. As a student at the Gingerland High School, she honed her skills in the Home Economics classroom. She went into the banking business for almost 20 years but eventually found her way back to her passion. Cleo decided to pursue advanced skills in culinary arts and enrolled at the famed Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas Nevada, where she graduated and fulfilled her dream of becoming a professional chef.
Ole House Café is relished for its tasty and eclectic menu and is a place where you can always enjoy a local taste of Nevis. Whether it is inhouse dining, take-out, wedding, parties, business lunches - it is the "go to" place for locals as well as visitors to the island.
Ole House Café has withstood various economic challenges and has proven its resilience by opening Ole House Chicken in 2016.
Chef Cleo Hanley-Walters, and Ole House Café are always giving back to the Nevisian Community. She donates to the fundraising efforts of schools and social organizations on the island and provides sponsorships during Nevis’ Culturama festival. In addition, Ole House Café has provided meal support to the St. George’s and St. John’s Senior Citizens Homes.
Randy Jeffers is the owner of Lime Restaurant and Tours Ltd a company which provides multiple dining experiences and is one of the largest providers of excursions on the island of Nevis. Randy comes from humble beginnings, hailing from the small waterfront community of Low Street. He has always had an appetite for success and has never been afraid of hard work.
Starting out as a helper in Sunshine’s kitchen during his early teen years, he gradually worked his way up to management. He has never been afraid to take risks and so he continued his journey by launching “Lime Beach Bar” which in time rose to be a food and entertainment hotspot on Pinney’s Beach.
To remain competitive during the Covid-19 pandemic Randy refined his dining experience and successfully launched the “Cabanas at Lime” offering a variety of flavors with inspiration drawn from both Central American and Caribbean countries washed by the Caribbean Sea.
Randy attributes his success to his desire to always stay ahead of the game and he has been able to do so by finding ways to make his creative ideas a reality and not being discouraged by failure along the way. Lime Restaurant contributes to tourism on the island of Nevis and sponsors many of the events and participants in Culturama.