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Karel's Beach Bar & Watersports

Kaya N. E Craane, 18, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 8434
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
Kaya N. E Craane, 18, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We tried three different chicken dishes and they were barely eddible. One shrimp dish was OK. Our bad...we should have given up after we asked about the paella and the waitress just shrugged.

Thank Henry D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While looking for a spot to get a little lunch we came across Karel's. The food was excellent, from the Conch Fritters to the Kaluha Mudslides it was all tasty. The conch chowder served in a bread bowl was a delight, keep in mind this...More

Thank sbear1324
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit! The welcoming and accommodating staff arranged for a table next to the water. The chef prepared a delicious ceviche and creole seafood dish. Very tasty fresh fish in both dishes. Bonairian "funshi" as a side dish is truly a treat...More

Thank Louis D
Reviewed July 12, 2017

You can have a really nice time at the Happy Hour at Karels. I would not recommend to go just for a meal.

Thank BonBiniCuracao
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We ate in the restaurant and not on the water. The service was awesome, the food was exceptional. Four of us had dinner and all were very pleased with the meals. The server made our visit great. I had the stir fry; outstanding dish. Others...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

A visit to Karels to enjoy a cocktail and love the breeze of the sea and the vibe of Bonaire hit you. Good place to enjoy a hot 'summer' night

Thank Margreet O
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We did not eat here but specifically came here twice for a drink out on the dock before having dinner elsewhere. The setting is lovely for that.

Thank SunForFunLP
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I ve been here several times in the evening for a cup of coffee or a drink.Sitting in the wind it is refreshing.

Thank Jur N
Reviewed May 4, 2017

I return to Bonaire about every other year for the last 35 years...and this used to be one of my favorite spots. Four years ago, after a nite dive, we stopped for dinner. After two hungry hours with only receiving our appetizer, we walked out....More

Thank frogfishes7
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Absolutely wonderful place to enjoy a cold drink in Bonaire's hot climate. Situated on a kind of pier or jetty on top of emerald blue water with colourful fish swimming underneath.

Thank kris_dejong
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya N. E Craane, 18, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: +599 717 8434
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