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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” (82 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (47 reviews)
“burger” (41 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 4 days ago

Went straight to Karakters when we got off the plane (as we always do). Had an awesome drink and some appetizers. We had an awesome time as always!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ScubaSteveSteve
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had several different experiences at Karakters. The best was during the week. The female staff members were wonderful and attentive. They have traditional frozen drinks as well as a full bar. We were impressed by the food considering it’s a beach...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sandrajf23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned to meet friends here for lunch and had never been. We parked on the road to karakter and not in their parking lot because it is usually full This is a place off the beaten path but the best way to find it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dutch_colleen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long way back here, and very limited parking...but oh so worth finding it! Got a kick out of the bar being an old bus! Great outdoor seating, choice of shade (wood deck) or sun chairs/umbrellas set up on the pretty beach for service. Also cool...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karakter has great food, drinks, service, music and beach atmosphere with beach chairs, umbrellas and wait staff. Great DJs play on Sundays. Had some good times there.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank codewoz1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I heard that this restaurant was on a beautiful beach and had good food. The first terrible thing I want to say about this place is about the parking. Do not try to park there. There is zero parking at this place....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FreedomToEatNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place for food and drinks. Darron aka M&M makes fantastic cocktails and is a very nice guy! Check it out.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sailorgirl1019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our visit two years ago, we enjoyed Karakter multiple times. During our visit last week, one meal and we were done. Burger tasted spoiled and fish was not good at all. Sad because we love the location and environment.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Becky W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is FABULOUS!!!! The staff is friendly! The view is unbeatable! & the food is delicious! We dined here multiple times while staying on the island for 9 days. The live music was a nice touch. My daughter celebrated her 20th bday here &...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tanya c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Karakter is a nice restaurant and off the beaten path. We enjoyed dinner on a Friday evening with live music and a great atmosphere right on Simpson Bay, next to Princess Julianne Airport. The atmosphere is casual, service is good and the food was good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jbundren0909
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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 MarkM5736 | 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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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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