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“Looking for A great beach spot?”
Review of Karakter

Karakter
Ranked #20 of 118 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: European, Diner, Dutch
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 December 6, 2012

I almost didn't want to write this review as it is good to have a few secrets. I don't want everyone to find this place as it will get too crowded!

It's a shack on the beach. It's not fancy. Its not french. It's not expensive. It's close to Simpson Bay. It's amazing!

Plop yourself down on this cute little beach in their chairs with umbrella. The nicest staff will rush to your side and bring you ice cold beer and delicious food. They won't charge you for the chairs if you drink their (cheap) beer or reasonably priced lunch. $14 for 6 beers in a bucket of ice with free chairs= Bargain!

The water is great and staff lovely oh yes and my Sint Maarten pet-peeve about how so many places can't be bothered to take credit cards- well they do accept them. I would so much rather carry my Visa and a few dollars to the beach then worry about a wad of cash getting "lost" - or worse..

It's right next to the airport so you hear the jets roaring in and out, but it all part of the SXM experience. This is one place added to the "must do" list for every visit.

1  Thank Jimx2indc
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Very neat little bar just west of Azure hotel that was within walking distance,which we did, via the beach. I've got to give the owners kudos as they took an old bus and made it into a very quint bar. The bacon wrapped plantains were very unique and tasty. Their drinks were awesome and not priced too high. This is a must on your destination plans!

Thank Tamara M
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great service, food and a terrific view as well. A "diamond in the rough." I would never expect to be eating off of china and glassware at a casual beach bar. Unique offerings and tasty food at a reasonable price. Can't wait to return!

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Thank ILgirl23
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

A wonderful place to spend the day. Free chairs, umbrellas & table on the ocean on the far side of the Princess Juiana Airport. Great drinks, food & music too. I had the Fete d' Cuisine which only happens once a year and I was fortunate to be at Karakter that day. For $40 I had a fabulous four course gourmet meal with 2 glasses of wine. Phenomenally delicious food... My new favorite beach & lunch place for sure...

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2  Thank freshpeetza2
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Tiki torches, tapas, music, sand , sunset, bathrooms/showers, etc. This is a great place during the day and at night!

Thank jasonhayes2000
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