Beginning his career as a dishwasher in Mumbai, restaurateur Hiren Fatnani traveled to Nevis in 2010 to open Indian Summer with his cousin and established Caribbean restaurant owner Vikas Pariani. Encouraged by the success of their first venture together the duo opened Turtle Time Beach Bar & Grill in February 2015, a venue fast making a name for itself as the place to be seen at Pinney’s Beach.
Make your way over to Turtle Time just before the sun begins to set, order a Tipsy Turtle – the signature rum punch – and watch as the sky erupts in a canvas of color. The 360-degree bar is bright and breezy and offers spectacular views of the Nevisian sunset. Asian-inspired favorites such as Thai curry and a mouthwatering selection of Caribbean-infused finger foods await those who order from Turtle Time’s varied menu, a selection of firm favorites that will satisfy even the most discerning diner.
Gearing up for a busy afternoon!
Quick fire questions with owner Hiren
What would you recommend to first time diners?
Hiren says, “Our bar snacks and finger foods are a hit with locals and visitors alike. The succulent chicken lollipops (lovingly trimmed, breaded, and fried chicken thighs), and pan-fired dumplings are the perfect remedy for a rumbling tummy any time of the day or night. Oh, and if you’re feeling feisty tell the bartenders to “shut the shell up!” It’s our catch phrase that you’ll find printed on our staff and souvenir t-shirts.”
Tell me something interesting about yourself:
“I speak Italian and I once worked as a steward on a cruise ship.”
What is your favorite place or activity on Nevis?
“The Bath volcanic hot springs and the Bath Hotel offer insight into the ferocity of Nevis’ fiery heart. If you’ve been out hiking the rain-forested trails of Nevis Peak, or exerted yourself on the Four Seasons’ golf course it’s the perfect place to soothe your aching muscles! I also love watching nesting Caribbean sea turtles making their way onto Pinneys Beach after dark; they struggle through the sand for hours to find the perfect place to lay their eggs.”
Location: Pinneys Beach, Nevis
Distance from the Four Seasons Resort: Just a 200m walk from along Pinneys Beach
Opening hours: Daily (closed on Wednesdays) from 12pm until 10pm. Bar hours are 12pm until …
Owner: Hiren Fatnani
Contact: +1 869 469 9911