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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-523-9983
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (76 reviews)
“bitterballen” (14 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day and evening as this is becoming one of our favourite spots on the island. One of the things I am starting to appreciate is consistency. Food is always very good and service is excellent. We arrived late in the morning...More

Thank DanielfromTremblant
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Get here early!! Fabulous views. Service was great- not sure how they were able to keep up with everyone but never needed to hunt down our attendant and the others always checked on us as they were walking past. Don't understand the negative reviews and...More

Thank Ray G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food, free beach chairs and shade, great beach to walk, play in waves, hunt for sea glass. Get there before 10 am for your choice of beach seating. Wait staff show excellent teamwork and they are all friendly and easy on the eyes no...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great little beach very close to the airport. The food is a little higher priced than standard beach food, but the menu is more extensive and the quality of the food and service is excellent. The staff is friendly and efficient. The...More

Thank upriesenberg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm staying in St. Maarten for my first trip out here on vacation. Was told by the place I'm staying at down the beach from this place that it was pretty good. There's plenty of food options around the area, but we figured this would...More

Thank Shaz747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Comfortable padded loungers with umbrellas which are free if you are ordering from the bar. The food is good, not typical greasy beach bar food. I fell in love with this place my first time to the island and have been dreaming of...More

Thank doubleosting
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Katakter- wow! Just an amazing experience. Beach front service, no charge for chairs and umbrellas. This is an most visit!

Thank Manipulators44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent most of the day, May 4th at Karakter Beach. The beach is fabulous, it was a picture postcard day! Beach Service was great, bringing us cooling drinks all day. Lunch was delicious. This is one of our favorite places on St Maarten to spend...More

Thank WeLuv2Travel2Beach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad we chose to spend literally the last few hours on the island at this place. First it is just a hop skip and a jump from the airport, but it is a beautiful spot on the beach with great customer service,...More

Thank SnickerRun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stopped here many times. Although it is adjacent to the airport, this adds to the charm of watching the planes come and go. The beach is also nice with soft sand. Cant go wrong with the restaurant and service.

Thank Erik S
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Frank S
We are thinking of spending some time here on a Saturday in February before our 3 pm flights. Can luggage be stored here? Is it easy to get a taxi to the airport from Karakter?
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We indeed can store your luggage. To get a taxi, just ask one of the waiters/waitresses and they will call you one. Mark, Karakter Beach Bar
Do you have the Friday night tapas back for happy hour?
May 7, 2016|
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Response from Han v |
Yes we still have tapas on Friday nights.. the only thing changed is that you also can order from the existing menu during the night
Karen C
I heard they were closed last week and change of owners. Anyone who can tell me more as it is one of our favorite places.
January 31, 2016|
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Response from Lauricsxm | Reviewed this property |
Correct, the health inspection closed them for some infractions. However they worked hard to correct the situation and they are back in business! The best thing is that the health inspection now calls it the cleanest bar... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-523-9983
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Specialized in healthy and delicious food, Karakter offers only the best: the best smoothies, salads, wines, beers, cocktails, tapas and lunches. Our lounge chairs, wooden couches and lounge cushions, paired with amazing white sand and a perfect blue sea, complete the ultimate Caribbean experience. Karakter. Your total beach experience. Just relax and we will take care of the rest...