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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%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (76 reviews)
“bitterballen” (13 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (46 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM 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 February 21, 2016

We stopped here for a drink. Service wasn't wonderful but we eventually got something. It' has nice decor, and a great feel; right on the beach.

Thank Larvan
Reviewed February 20, 2016

I just returned from St Maarten and had a once in a lifetime experience...We had a surprise 50th Anniversary party at Karakter for my parents...we were a large party and I was very nervous about planning this party from afar....Mark, the owner, made this process...More

1  Thank ramisle2
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Tapas were good but a little skimpy. Friday night music is extremely loud. Ears were pounding and couldn't carry on conversation at our table. Unique setting but Loud Music took away from really enjoying the evening.

Thank 2016Vaca
Reviewed February 17, 2016

We have been going to this beach for several years. This year we had dinner there and it was fun. Great music and dancing and started our vacation on a lively note. Their food is delicious.

Thank Carla G
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Its located just in between the airport landing strip and the Simpson bay beach. A great place to relax and have a drink with friends. Staff is very friendly and familiar once they know you. However sometimes it takes too long for someone to take...More

Thank L L
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Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

What one thinks of as a dive school bus pulled up on the beach. Coconut Shrimp is really good. Great lounge chairs but get there early in the day for that. They do accept reservations for lunch and dinner. Great place to swim and beach...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Karakter beach is a great spot on Simpson Bay Beach but has become so popular that you must get there prior to 10 or 1030 in order to secure a chair and umbrella. The food and service was quite good but generally I would prefer...More

Thank William B
Reviewed February 14, 2016

De food was oké but not cheap een hamburger 16 dollar it's a lot of money. But it's à nice Place to be with good music and nice people. I am sure that I come back to this lovely place.

Thank Erwin H
Reviewed February 13, 2016

Great location on the beach at Simpson Bay. Staff were friendly and service was fast. The food was good and the portions more than ample. The appetizers were a meal in themselves, particularly the fish cakes. Being Saturday night they had a live band, Bonfire,...More

Thank Jean H
Reviewed February 12, 2016

Stayed overnight at Mary's Boon Hotel and this great beach bar is just next door. Also next door to the runway so planes taking off and landing nearby. Beach overlooks Simpson Bay, you can use the beach and beach chairs if you buy drinks. Menu...More

Thank RuralEMDoc
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Questions & Answers
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
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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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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