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Karakter

Simpson Bay Road 121, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
599 5239983
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Ranked #10 of 71 restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The service was very slow (as was most of my experience in SXM), I emailed weeks ahead for a party and that was extremely slow so the service bar was low but the food was fine enough and the setting memorable. Not sure how to help in finding this place, alot getting lost time?

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nice beach spot behind Mary's Boon hidden in the back of the airport. Cool place to grab some appetizers and a few cold beers before heading back to wherever your staying for the evening.

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Olathe, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

These folk know how to do it right! A cut-out school bus, a deck on the beach and several dozen beach chairs. But wait... the deck chairs are free of charge, the food menu is familiar and unique at the same time, the food is top-drawer, the drinks are priced reasonably (and in glassware) and it all happens on the... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Because I always want it to remain semi-undiscovered...it was packed our first Saturday night there and we had to find somewhere else to eat. We were VERY disappointed for ourselves but thrilled for the owners/workers of Karakter. Karakter should be PACKED EVERY DAY/NIGHT!!! Free beach chairs and umbrellas for the day trippers. The wait staff will bring beverages and food... More

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Long Island, NY
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Did dinner (tapas) at Karacters twice during our 10-day stay. Both times they had live music and both times dinner for two (including tip) was only $45. On the sand or wooden platform setting with rolling waves, good food and torches in the sand, make this a strong recommendation for casual dining. Music was very good too. This is also... More

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U.S.A
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The best part about this place is the beach, drinks and staff. The food, it was okay. Maybe we didn't have the best choice to decide from, we got the burger. But the menu seemed interesting and there were alot of people there, so there is something special! If you are staying anywhere beachfront in Simpson Bay, enjoy a nice... More

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Barataria, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We enjoyed hanging out at Karakter. The service was very good. We enjoyed the lady singing. The beach views were great. I recommend Karakter.

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Dongen, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visited Karakter multiple times during our trip to SXM. I really enjoyed the Italian Karakter (Carpaccio sandwich) and the typical Dutch "bitterballen". With their bucket special on amstel bright the beers are pretty cheap too. So enjoy a nice day on the beach and let the staff take care of you! For sure worth the visit!

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stamford, ct
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

All of the benefits of the open water and waves with the most excellent wait staff, food and drinks! They don't charge you for the chairs and umbrellas as long as you buy a drink so you can't beat it. At least you get something for your money vs. Orient Beach where you pay for just using the chairs and... More

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Key West, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We loved walking the beach on Simpson Bay and Karakters was a perfect stop along the way. The "drink of the day" was always unusual and delicious as well as ridiculously affordable. The food was good and the staff was great. Can't wait till September to return to the island and walk the beach to return to Karakters! Wonder what... More

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