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“Life's A Beach”
Review of Karakter

Karakter
Ranked #11 of 115 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: European, Diner, Dutch
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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...
Reviewed October 25, 2011

On a recent Friday night, while out walking along Simpson Bay beach, we stumbled onto this place. Its a bus on the beach with a patio and chairs. Luckily for us it was tapas night, so for $20, we ordered four tapas. The bacon wrapped goat cheese was spectacular. The other plates were very good as well.

The service was pretty quick and friendly. During the day, you can get a beach lounger and umbrella just by buying a couple of drinks.

The beach can get a little rough at times, but there are no rocks, just nice sand. The airport is just behind the bar, so you get a birds eye view of the planes taking off and landing.

A very busy little place and I'll be back for sure. Some of the ladies like to go topless here. Didn't notice any full nudity though.

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1  Thank Sockeye1152
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Excellent thoughtful menu, small dishes for tasters and sharing. We loved the crab cakes, the gazpacho and the tapenade especially but it was all good

1  Thank MumTraveller
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

The food was Delicious but the service was extremely slow. We waited almost and hour for our appetizer and then 30 more minutes for our meal. Be prepared to sit in the hot sun, so wear either your bathing suit or light clothing. If you ask for water make sure you tell them if you'd prefer tap or bottled. I just wanted tap water and was brought a bottle of water that cost me $2.50.. Expect to see nudity on the beach, wouldn't say this Restaurant is family friendly if your American!! Setting was beautiful but wouldn't visit again :-(

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Reviewed October 19, 2011

We found out about this place on Tripadvisor. It's perfect - free beach chair, umbrella and table as long as you buy a drink or food or anything. That right there will save you the $18 you'll pay at Bikini Beach for 2 chairs and an umbrella The food is great, it's a little eclectic. I had a couple of appetizers, plaintain wrapped in bacon, dates wrapped in bacon and coconut shrimp, all were delicious! There isn't too much to choose from for the kids but they were happy with the burger (although it could have been cooked a little more). The food is mid priced. They have the music on and will bring drinks/lunch to you at your chair. The beach is beautiful even though the water is a little rough and you can see the planes take off since the runway is just on the other side of the bus bar. The staff is SO nice. I would definitely recommend you give them a try.

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1  Thank mom_to_jays
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

Top beach bar and restaurant.
We visited a couple of times (as we were staying at the beachside villas, appr. 500 meters walking over the beach). Always good food, delicious coffee and a pleasant stay.
Little more expensive then other venues on the island, but quality is accordingly.
Dutch owner and it shows.

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1  Thank klausie_74
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