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“Right on the beach with good food”
Review of Karakter

Karakter
Ranked #12 of 113 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: European, Diner, Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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...
Carbondale, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Right on the beach with good food”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We ate here twice and had excellent food both times. This is right on the beach in Simpson Bay and near the end of the airport runway.

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
DC
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Cool!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was one of the neatest bars. Great beach with nice waves. It's right next to the airport so you can see planes land. I liked this place much better than the bars at Maho..where its an absolute zoo. A wedding was going on when we arrived and they did not shoo us away.

The drinks were really good too.

  • Visited April 2013
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United States
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Sensational!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

I wasn't sure what to think when I saw the parking situation, a little crazy. Had to park at Mary Boon's next door and I was afraid I might get towed. Nope. The setting is wonderful, crashing waves and a sailboat anchored just offshore. Children are running about on the beach, sexy French women are tanning, and the staff is relaxed and anxious to please. The "ocean karakter" and "greek karakter" were both great sandwiches, but the dessert was amazing. Strawberry pie that was half tart -half pie and excellent, and a chocolate lava cake that oozed dark chocolate. Our server was a charming blonde girl that was flexible about table switching and we ended up having one of our best afternoons. Do not miss this place. Come for the afternoon to eat, drink, and dip in the ocean.

Visited June 2013
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Mehrhoog, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“situated directly to beach, great food”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Cocktails, food, location, Style. Beach chairs are for free when you have drinks, lunch and/or diner. Very friendly staff. Free Wifi.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
Level 6 Contributor
343 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Outstanding Bar & Restaurant on Simpson Bay”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Karakter is about a 7 minute walk from the Azure hotel where we stayed for a week. We went to Karakter 3 times for drinks and food. This is one of the best beach bars in the world in my opinion. Not too crowded, not too expensive, good food, great vibe, awesome location. We loved it each time we went. Great cocktails, fun appetizers, and very good main courses. We had pretty much everything they offer, and everything was really good or better.

  • Visited May 2013
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