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Karel's Beach Bar

Kaya J.N.E. Craane #12, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 8434
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kaya J.N.E. Craane #12, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here for a quick drink before dinner and enjoyed the sunset views. Service was a little slow, but on par with most restaurants on the island.

Thank xtina_summerfield
Reviewed 5 days ago

You are literally on top of the water, with a view of Bonaire’s main dock, and street. Can’t beat the view, but you can certainly improve the quality of the food and the service. Both were sub-par. On the plus side, they are open earlier...More

Thank P9657PQluisb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is just perfect and for that reason we visit Karels beach bar more then once. NIce just to sit there watching the sunset around 18:30. Daily happy hour from 17:00 till 19:00 with reduced prices. AND ..... the service is just terrible. Waiters...More

Thank quotas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect location for a sundowner or two, friendly staff, really good drinks, buckets of polar, Amstel or Heinneken. Every day happy hour between 17h and 19h, good music! A nice place to be!!!

Thank arureus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful catch of the day dinner here, sitting at the end of the pier. Time your dinner so you can watch the sun set, then wait for the underwater light to get turned on - and sit near it. We watched all...More

Thank Darryl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Luv this little gem.of a place Located right on the water. I don't know anything about their food b/c I only came here for coffee and sea dip. Coffee was good and made to order. Friendly service! I'm a runner. I started my days by...More

Thank QBR777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We patronized this establishment on a Sunday evening thinking it would be nice to sit out on the pier 3 of the 4 of us ordered the catch of the day and after 2 hours they finally I guess brought us some very dried out...More

Thank Roy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trendy . good. Menu for dinnee looked good but not cheap. Happy hours every day (think it was between 5 and 7).

Thank Angel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and stopped in here for lunch and some beers while on a recent cruise. This place had the most amazing hamburger I have had in quite some time. Great to have some beers that we can’t get at home as well. Only dissapointment...More

Thank j m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved sitting on the dock and looking at all of the fish right below our feet. Also, a great view down the coastline. I had a grilled mahi sandwich that was tasty, husband and another friend had cheeseburgers and fries and our more adventurous...More

Thank ShannonK99
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December 11, 2017|
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Response from Lylah W | Reviewed this property |
The grocery stores will be open half day the 24th but are closed the 25th.
Greg-Burnes B
September 16, 2015|
Response from Lylah W | Reviewed this property |
Not usually but during busy season u might want to do it to secure a spot among the groups
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya J.N.E. Craane #12, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: +599 717 8434
  • E-mail
Karel's Beach Bar is a unique seafront bar and restaurant that is located right in the heart of Bonaire.
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