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Restaurant Le Karibuni

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Beachfront, St. Maarten-St. Martin
0590 690 39 67 00
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best calamari I've ever had

Nice little place. Great view. Great staff. I would generally follow the "bar food" rules here for the most part. Only two exceptions. 1) They do have fresh lobster in a cage off the dock. 2) I eat a lot of seafood, and they ave the best calamari I've ever had...ever. It's not fried, more sauteed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
John F
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had lobster at a seaside table! The place is increadible. Relaxed informal feeling, yet top quality. You get to pick your lobsters from a cage in the sea!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Karibuni is located on a gorgeous little island and is one of two casual restaurants, beach bar service and tranquil water. Beach chairs for rent. Great freshly caught lobster. Friendly service. Easy boat ride or paddle board over from St Martin. I believe the last ferry returns at 4 or 5pm. We came in October when it wasn't terribly crowded... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A more quiet scene compared to Yellow Beach Bar. I am not knocking YBB by any means; Karibuni is around the corner from the ferry dock so traffic is thus considerably lighter. Karibuni looks back to the main island and the marina. The service was extradordinary, the drinks cold (and full of alcohol), and the fish I ordered was so... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Loved the island and Le Karibuni is wonderful. Relaxed, great service and food! Beach service is awesome!! Cannot wait to return.

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San Clemente, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We drove to Cul de Sac on the French side after breakfast and found the ferry to Pinel, a small island only a few minutes away. The trip is $12 each, round trip, and leaves on the half-hour, returning by 4:00 at the latest. There are two beach bar/restaurants on the island, both popular. We chose Karibuni and spent $20... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We always eat at Karibuni for lunch on our St Martin trips. This time we actually went twice. The food is wonderful. So fresh, cooked right on the BBQ. The crew on a sail charter we were on recommended the lobster lunch at Karibuni which we had never experienced. Although a bit pricey, it was wonderful. Great service as well.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice little place. Great view. Great staff. I would generally follow the "bar food" rules here for the most part. Only two exceptions. 1) They do have fresh lobster in a cage off the dock. 2) I eat a lot of seafood, and they ave the best calamari I've ever had...ever. It's not fried, more sauteed in a good sauce.... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We took the ferry out to Pinel Island to have lunch. There are only 2 options. This restaurant has the option of sitting at individual tables with thatched "roof" or long tables near the bar area. We were seated at a thatched roofed table. It was very hot and very little breeze is allowed to pass into the table. The... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a day on pinel island just chilling in the flat waters on the white sand beach. Of 2 eating places there, one did beach bar basics, pizza, burger etc so we went for Karibuni. Their menu changes each day and the food is so fresh. A touch of French cuisine on the beach. Flavours were amazing. They had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place should be on everyone's island bucket list. Its unbelievably beautiful. Located on Pinel Island, it is in its own little world that you can only get to by boat/kyak. We came by private boat, anchored and walked ashore (shallow water). The tables are little grass huts and the food is fantastic. I had the lobster which is caught... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beachfront, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin
  • Phone Number: 0590 690 39 67 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Tapas

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