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“Great place for dessert!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carousel

Carousel
Welfare Road 60a, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #8 of 86 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night
cheshire,connecticut
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171 reviews 171 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great place for dessert!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This a great place to top off a day at the beach, an excursion or after dinner. There are probably 40 different gelato flavors at any given time. You can even sample a couple before you decide. My husband loves the chocolate. Friends that were with us loved the tiaramisu and cherry. My daughter favored the after eight. The wait staff is very pleasant. We like to tip them, but recently learned the owner takes the tips and takes out for taxes ( a practice I was told is not the norm for this island)and then splits the tips so you may want to rethink tipping here.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful facility, delicious gelato!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

The Carousel has many flavors of delicious gelato. You can sample two before you buy. I had the Carousel, with chocolate and hazelnut, and my wife had grapefruit with fresh mint. They also have a functional carousel ride for $2. The bathrooms are immaculate. Enjoyed our time here!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Gelato!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Visited Carousel during a recent visit to St. Martin. In fact, visited 3 times during our week there. The gelato is so creamy and the variety of flavors seems endless! The staff is helpful and friendly.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL
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“Wonderful gelato!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I have visited Carousel twice on two separate trips and just love the place! What better way to cool off than to stop in for some gelato? There are a wide variety of delicious and creative flavors available as well as toppings, sundaes, and other treats (like homemade ice cream sandwiches!). The place never seems to be crowded at all so its easy to stop in quickly and parking is available. Location is great as it is right in the middle of Simpson Bay. The only drawback is that it is a bit pricey, but who cares when the product is this good!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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