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“Great little find!”
Review of Karakter

Karakter
Ranked #11 of 112 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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...
cheshire,connecticut
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195 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great little find!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Tucked between the airport landing field and the ocean is this great beach with a funky restaurant. Beach is beautiful (though quite a shelf that can make getting out a little difficult). Chairs and umbrellas are free but they ask that you not bring food and order something from the restaurant. The wait staff is not pushy at all. We have had the melted Brie on a crispy baquette which was very good. Mixed drinks are also quite good. Piña coladas were a favorite. Your order is served either at the tables on the deck or at your beach location. Warning. Gets busy early so if you want beach seating get there early. Especially on sat. And sun.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome Beach Bar/Restaurant”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Drinkd served on beach in a Glass.......Food on China plates.....free chairs if you eat or drink...Beautiful beach and view...Whats not to like!!!!!!!1

Visited April 2012
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Houstn Tx
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“SSSSHHHHH don't tell too many people”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Guess I just did. We finally found Karakter a few years back and have to say if there's a beach that we go to more than two times in a ten day trip it's Karakter. I always wanted to see what Simpson Bay beach was like and Karakter IMO is the best place to experience it. The food and drinks are unique and tasty. The dog Maarten is a most gracious host and the view of the yachts waiting for the bridge is unique to the island. Good music too.

Visited November 2012
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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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2 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Great Tapas and awesome ambiance. This hidden gem is a great place to visit if you stay on the Dutch side.

Visited December 2012
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Montrose, CA
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fun Place, Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We went for tapas on a Friday night ($20 for four), and $6 cocktails. A great deal. There was live jazz and the place was full. Really fun relaxed atmosphere and the food was wonderful.

Visited December 2012
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