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“The entertainment was non-stop!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karakter

Karakter
Ranked #12 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: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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...
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The entertainment was non-stop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fantastic food and drink right on the beach. We walked down the beach from our condo. Good mix of visitors and locals. Never ending show between the water and the runway. Variety and quality of food was excellent, don't let the old school bus for a bar/kitchen fool you.

Visited July 2014
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Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

When you go to Karakter its not about the food, although the food is fine - typical bar fare. The service is great and the atmosphere is amazing. The drinks are served from a bus parked on the beach with a deck built all around it! We like the booths right on the beach so you can lay back and enjoy the view. You don't have to pay for the beach chairs and they will come by to see if you need another drink from time to time. Frozen Mojitos are excellent here as are their other mixed drinks. In the evenings they light tiki torches on the beach and on Thursday and Friday nights they have a Tapas menu and live music. The music can be anything from Reggae to Rock and everything in between, different artists performing here. We go here often to relax and wind down after a busy day!

Visited June 2014
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New York
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great ambiance but hard to find”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

The service was very slow (as was most of my experience in SXM), I emailed weeks ahead for a party and that was extremely slow so the service bar was low but the food was fine enough and the setting memorable. Not sure how to help in finding this place, alot getting lost time?

Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cool beach bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nice beach spot behind Mary's Boon hidden in the back of the airport. Cool place to grab some appetizers and a few cold beers before heading back to wherever your staying for the evening.

Visited July 2014
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Olathe, Kansas
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A slice of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

These folk know how to do it right!

A cut-out school bus, a deck on the beach and several dozen beach chairs. But wait... the deck chairs are free of charge, the food menu is familiar and unique at the same time, the food is top-drawer, the drinks are priced reasonably (and in glassware) and it all happens on the neatest stretch of beach on the island.

Let's hope it stays a well-kept secret for a few more years.

Visited June 2014
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