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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-523-9983
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (80 reviews)
“bitterballen” (14 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only visited Karakter's on our second trip to St. Martin. Last year we opted for Mary's Boon which was nice, but Karakter's is much better. Lively spot, gorgeous view of the beach, which you can take in by renting lounge chairs or in the...More

Thank Eszter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has an extensive menu varying from tapas to full entrees. Everything I've had here has been great. Nice beach scene/scenery as well

Thank brett w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a new addition to our, "must go" places on Simpson Bay. A lovely restaurant/ bar/ beach resort. The view on the beach is spectacular. Azure waters and lovely yellow beach furniture where one can be served food and drinks by friendly young people....More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Karakter quite accidentally but what a great surprise. Tucked away towards the airport side if Simpson Bay, the beach is beautiful with the tranquility interrupted only by the take-offs and landings at the adjacent airport. But, hey you're still in Paradise, right? We...More

Thank DocMikeyC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have visited Karakters every time we have come to St Maarten. The view is amazing., the staff is attentive and the food is very good. We do miss the earlier years when it wasn't such a tourist attraction.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watch the calm waves and the airplanes from this unique spot. My husband and I stumbled on this spot and we returned twice. Get there early for a free beach chair and umbrella. Cocktails are great and the food has all been good. We have...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed August 14, 2017

we went to Karakter last Sunday with 12 people. I called to reserve a table, which went perfect. The drinks are nice, the snacks as well. We decided to stay for dinner as well. This is where we weren't all too satisfied: 1) One plate...More

Thank Etienne R
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Whether if you are looking for a good lunch or dinner with some great music and drinks Karakter has it. Great friendly service right on the beach with views of Simpson Bay.

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. However 3-4 nights per week there is live music during dinner. Loudness of music is really to high. You cannot /hardly talk during dinner. Waiters told us the manager does not want to reduce the volume. The manager just ignores any...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

This place has a great vibe and is located directly on the beach. The live music and energy was amazing, but found the food to be average at best. Go for the drinks(strong) and the view - skip the food.

Thank Marissa L
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Frank S
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
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
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-523-9983
  • E-mail
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...
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