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All 72 Simpson Bay Restaurants

Karakter

Simpson Bay Road 121, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
599 5239983
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Ranked #9 of 72 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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
Sudbury, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Go there a few times a year. Love the fresh gourmet food and beach views. Great service and great staff. Recommend highly.

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DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by the Dutch folks who worked at my hotel when I said I was looking for something smaller, so I wanted to check it out. I found a nice chair and umbrella, but the beach waiter never once stopped to ask what I wanted (food or drink), so I went up to the bar to look... More

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Hanover, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Karakter is a nice hidden gem of St Maarten. I hate to rate it and let the secret get out! It is a bit of a drive through a neighborhood to reach it but worth the stop. We visited twice during our vacation in SXM and were not disappointed this time or in previous years. They have a great beach,... More

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Orlando, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Karakter is right on Simpson Bay Beach and seating is all outside and very casual. The view is spectacular along with the food where the kitchen is in an old bus. Love this place.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was surprised to be charged in Euros on the Dutch side. This adds about 20% to you bill. I did not like the surprise

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KarakterManagement, General Manager at Karakter, responded to this review

First of all thank you for responding on our Tripadvisor site. We find this very helpful to improve our restaurant. There must be a misunderstanding in the currency paid. Our prices our listed in US Dollars on our menu's. We do however accept the local currency Guilders and the French local currency Euro. On our receipts we display them all... More

Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This became our favorite place on the island. Good food and drinks, and a nice sandy beach with chairs and umbrellas. We didn't have dinner at Karakter, but had breakfast and lunch (and drinks) several times. It is a bit secluded too, which was a plus for us. If you want a real taste of St. Maarten, don't miss this... More

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Westchester County, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Following the road to the end where a bar looks like a bus on the beach all of a sudden you see it It's a cozy small outdoor Resturant on the beach. Thursday night love music. With a great singer Ah the food. We had grouper and some tappas. All was incredibly good. Fresh tasty. A friendly staff as were... More

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Fairfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Nice beach with a nice little food area. Beach is well kept. Food & drinks usual price for St. Maarten. Need to watch out for an old cable that is partially buried in the sand about 100 yards from the right of stand if your facing the water.

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Halifax
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The first stop on our cruise with NCL Getaway. We had been here before, visiting my sister who has lived on the island for 14 years. We were only going to be in Sint Maarten for 8 hours, so we wanted to be on a quiet beach where we could do a little swimming, have some lunch, and a few... More

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Canton, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went for the beach and got the whole package of fun and food. Will go again on next visit. Atmosphere was great.

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Additional Information about Karakter

Address: Simpson Bay Road 121, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: 599 5239983
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
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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