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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” (81 reviews)
“bitterballen” (13 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (47 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Loved this beach cafe—partially built into a cool old city bus. At the very end of Simpsons Bay, the sand was pristine and the waves were fun but not overwhelming. Our boys played in them for hours. While the French St. Martin has truly maintained...More

Thank Davina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop by this amazing place in paradise. If you want to chill on the beach or enjoy some beach side dining, Karakters is a fun, day looking at the beauty this beach offers. Tapas is the must do along with a bucket of...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice for lunch. I really enjoyed the crab cakes. Our friends enjoyed the fish. You can either eat under the covered patio overlooking the beach or order from your chaise right on the beach. Great service and reasonable prices. I highly recommend!

Thank Hystericalhappiness
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during the day twice during our week long stay on SXM. The place is just as wonderful post Irma. The beach is probably even better than before and you can still take advantage of free loungers and parasols, as long as you purchase...More

Thank James2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is a killer view - right on the beach overlooking Simpson Bay and the ocean. The planes coming into the airport provide visual interest. Great location! The food is not so wonderful, but I will still try again because the location is so...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy a delicious breakfast by the sea, this is your spot. The covered patio protects you from the occasional shower (which we experieced during our visit). The waitstaff is super friendly. We enjoyed omlettes, poached eggs and yogurt with granola. All were well...More

Thank M1NOTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The white sand beach and the water is perfect turquoise. The food is good and affordable. Many drinks and cocktail. Beach chairs with parasol and service by beach bums or beach girls. Nice covered terrasse with nice seatings right by the beach with the best...More

Thank Pamanseau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shh... it’s a secret!! Beautiful beach location , great restaurant, friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Had the best day . Thoroughly recommend!!!

Thank Sally R
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

From the welcome on arrival to the installation on comfy sunbeds with umbrellas, the entire crew is pleasant yet professional. While the menu seems a bit overpriced, we shared a tapas platter and had the mist delicious ocean fresh grouper, a must ! The only...More

Thank Soualiga13
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed this visit. We arrived too early for dinner, and had to order from the lunch menu. Our server Marlon was very attentive & knowledgeable. We ordered the meatball and bruchetta apps, both tasty. The grouper, chicken satay, chicken Caesar,...More

Thank SueMozzy
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Donna H
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Sally R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Donna, We did make a reservation, but the night we went it was totally unnecessary. Food was great! Thoroughly recommend
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
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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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
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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
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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...
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