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Restaurant Le Karibuni

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Beachfront, St. Maarten-St. Martin
0590 690 39 67 00
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the location of this restaurant. Right on the water on Pinel island. The scene is spectacular as you enjoy good bbq. Not any bbq, you can have your burger and chicken but they can do much more on that bbq like fish, langoustine and lobster and not any kind of lobster, you pick yours right from the cage... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on our second trip to Pinel. When we ordered the lobster they walked us to the water where they have a trap. Waiter let us pick which lobster we wanted for lunch! It was prepared perfectly, and drinks were good. Would recommend on your trip to Pinel

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is by far the best thing, must do, on the island. Rent a kayak from Cul-Du-Sac and spend the entire day. Excellent cheese burger and staff is so much fun.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Pinel Island is stunning, it's my favorite place on earth. Karibuni Restaurant sits right on the beautiful beach with spectacular views of mountains, boats and bathers. The atmosphere is like no other, sitting under natural straw huts. The fresh lobster is a sure treat, you pick it out yourself right from the shore! The menu is limited but delicious. I... More 

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Bunnik, The Netherlands
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We spent a beautiful and relaxing day on Pinel Island. We were staying at Karibuni Lodge, so could take the private ferry to cross the pond. Pinel Island is beautiful. You can make a very nice short hike across the Island with gorgeous views of the neighboring islands of St. Martin, St. Barth, Tintamarre and Anguilla, or just relax at... More 

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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

To be honest, we walked into Le Karibuni with the expectation that it would probably be a bit of a tourist trap, given its location, with inflated prices and mediocre food. We couldn't have been more wrong. This place is exceptional...the food is delicious and extremely well priced given the fact that everything has to be schlepped over by boat.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very cool restaurant on Pinel. You can't go wrong! Make a reservation! Food was excellent, service excellent , location can't be beat!,,,

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Westchester County, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is one of the restaurants on Pinel Island. They own the beach so you can buy beach chairs from the server for 10$ per person (comes with umbrella). The restaurant is outside on a deck in which they have a wooden awning that covers you, and a great view of the water. The atmosphere is great, they have picnic... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I read a good deal of reviews before going here with my girl on 4/29. Busy days on the island during peak season = tons of competition between us tourists. There are two restaurants/beach fronts/chairs/umbrella places here - just two - and they control pretty much the whole island. The staff at each place runs the show and it is... More 

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Vinton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We enjoyed spending the day at the Karibuni. The food, drinks and service were all very good. l"ile do Pinel is a fun experience from the ferry boat ride to beautiful beach to the snorkeling. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Caribbean, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin
  • Phone Number: 0590 690 39 67 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?