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Simpson Bay Road 121, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
599 5239983
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Ranked #9 of 77 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The food rocks, the drinks rock, the service is good - what else could you want? We come here every time we visit the island, great place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Karakter occupies its own area of the beach and has a great view of the airplanes taking off. Drinks are great and would recommend the appetizer sampler.

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Zelienople, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Still our favorite place to hang on the island! Something about laying in the sun on a beautiful Caribbean beach and getting your drinks served in real glass and your tapas or lunch on china....love it! Got to try their Coconut Shrimp - absolutely fantastic!

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Boston
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A great way to end a day as you watch the sunset! BEST ZING, VOCKA AND MINT AROUND. We met great locals here and enjoyed the time spent relaxing at the bar. GREAT T SHIRTS!

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My BF and I had a Friday night date night and ate at Karakter. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. On Friday's they do tapas menu. The sauteed mushrooms in white wine were our favorite, followed by the puff pastry with olives and cheese. It's a casual and fun atmosphere. A truly unique beach experience I recommend.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Karakter beach and restaurant are a hidden gem. The beach is clean and beautiful. The price is right and the food is excellent. The staff is very competent and extremely friendly. Parking is a bit limited so get there early. We always make a point to visit often when we are on St. Maarten.

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Beach Haven West, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The employees are sweet and run like crazy people to make sure that your comfortable and have everything that you need. Food is very good. They need new umbrellas. But I was there for the sun and water.

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Amston, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Very laid back, good service, beautiful beach, lovely setting. You can find a beach chair and umbrella, order drinks and food, enjoy the beach and relax. There are bathroom facilities as well as a shower. Super friendly

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great place to go and get a free couple of chaises and umbrella simply for eating there. We had bacon wrapped dates and plantains- excellent!

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Trenton, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant was just down the beach from where my friend and I were staying. We'd heard good things about it, so we decided to go with some other friends who were on the island. The menu is kind of unique, though not very large. Two of us had the goat cheese, sun dried tomato and zucchini quiche, one had... More

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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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