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Karakter

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Dutch, European, Diner
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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721 5239983
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Specialized in healthy and delicious food, Karakter offers only the best...
Specialized in healthy and delicious food, Karakter offers only the best: the best smoothies, salads, wines, beers, cocktails, tapas and lunches. Our lounge chairs, wooden couches and lounge cushions, paired with amazing white sand and a perfect blue sea, complete the ultimate Caribbean experience. Karakter. Your total beach experience. Just relax and we will take care of the rest...
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  • 448
    Excellent
  • 200
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
birthday celebration

Pretty cool bar/ restaurant on the island. Right next to airport so fun to watch the planes coming in. Waitstaff was good and was a feel good atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
tandmgroup
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

a nice beach, food is ok, place is little dirty, staff is friendly, a little hard to find the first time.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Pretty cool bar/ restaurant on the island. Right next to airport so fun to watch the planes coming in. Waitstaff was good and was a feel good atmosphere

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Anaheim, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Really close to our guesthouse. Wonderful food, drinks and great entertainment. We had several wonderful dinners. Enjoyed the atmosophere and good service. Definitely a place to visit for a great lunch or dinner.

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Vaughan, Ontario
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife, daughter and I ate lunch at Karakter, located right on Simpson Beach. The food was delicious and at a very reasonable price. Eat lunch at your umbrella and lounge or dine at a table overlooking the beach.

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New Hampshire
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Interesting beach bar/restaurant. Nice waitstaff. Expensive salad! Good evening entertainment. Crowded on the weekend/

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Pros: -Karakter is in a convenient location with a lot of charm. We needed to pick up family from the airport, and this place is practically on the runway (not on the Maho Beach side though, so you can't see the planes as well). I loved the atmosphere of the place with its picnic tables, bus kitchen, and beach chairs.... More 

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Anguilla
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited Karakter for lunch on a Sunday, admittedly their busiest day. The establishment is clearly a very popular weekend spot for persons living on the island. The place itself is very unique with a big bus converted into a lively bar, a nice wooden deck area and lots of seating along the deck with additional seating available on the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love Karakter! Great food and great beach bar. It is a must do in Simpson Bay. Their daily drink specials were delicious, and the specials we had for dinner were excellent as well.

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Southington, CT
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Make it a point to make Karakter a stop during your time in SXM! In an old converted bus, this place is situated right on a nice stretch of beach out front and the airport out back. It's got a great view of both and plenty of comfortable seating options - couches under sail shades, picnic table style benches on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came to beach bar one evening at the end of our trip and it was one of my fav spots on the island! Great jazz band, whose cd i even bough and a great ambiance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721 5239983

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 30
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children

Description

Specialized in healthy and delicious food, Karakter offers only the best: the best smoothies, salads, wines, beers, cocktails, tapas and lunches. Our lounge chairs, wooden couches and lounge cushions, paired with amazing white sand and a perfect blue sea, complete the ultimate Caribbean experience. Karakter. Your total beach experience. Just relax and we will take care of the rest...
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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