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“My favorite place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Karakter

Karakter
Ranked #11 of 111 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, 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...
Toronto
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“My favorite place”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is one of my favortie places to visit when I'm in St Martin's. The beach is never packed with wall to wall people. The water if clear, warm and fabulous. The food is great and the drinks are cold. We love this location, especially on a cruise stop for the day. Everyone else heads to Orient Beach and we head here.

Stop by, relax and have a few drinks. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited March 2014
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Sheridan, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beach restaurant”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

A pleasant suprise as the restaurant is not fancy but the meals were excellent, drinks were good. service was slow and a bit laid back like they were letting me relax and not rushing me which did help me get relaxed.

  • Visited March 2014
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Clinton, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great atmosphere.”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Fun place to gather right on the beach. Unique. You get food and drink served out of a old bus. Seating is on old lawn chairs and cushioned couches.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Carol G
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Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
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134 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Don't miss the bus!”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

This bar is conveniently located to chill out after a busy plane spotting day at Maho beach, since it's not far from the famous beach but much quieter. At this bar you can also combine your chilling with a bit of plane spotting since the bar sits right next to the SXM runway. The beach in this area of Simpson Bay was never busy when we were there, the bar, however, is popular. The Karakter beach bar is build into an old bus, which looks really cool. They have great fruit smoothies with fresh fruit and lots of other cold drinks. I would have actually given 5 stars if it hadn't been for that one day where the staff kept ignoring customers and was rather chatting inside so we had to get everything by ourselves. We've been there several times, though, and every other time the service was good so I would definitely recommend this place as one of my favorite beach bars.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank PufferfishMunich
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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
2 reviews
“An unexpected pleasure”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were walking Simpson Bay and came across this gem. Totally unexpected cuisine. A must visit, for sure!

Visited March 2014
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