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“Love Friar's Bay Kali's just okay”
Review of Kali's Beach bar

Kali's Beach bar
Ranked #198 of 269 Restaurants in Saint-Martin
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We just love Friar's Bay Beach. We were here 2 years ago and Kali's was a fun spot with good BBQ food. We had lunch here twice during our stay this past year. The BBQ was good but prices are a bit high for what you get. There is also a very limited selection. The whole atmosphere has changed not sure for the better.
The one bar was never opened. The staff is friendly and service is good. I

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

They are renovating Kali's. However, we arrived late, and Kali was nice enough to keep the bar open and serve us drinks....even though they were closing up. Friar's Beach is beautiful, and it's well worth the trip. I'm certain when renovations are completed, it will be a perfect destination!!!

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were on our way to Friar's Bay Beach Club when we decided to settled down at Kali's instead. The prices were cheaper and we figured, same beach, right? We got two chairs ($5 each) and relaxed. Then we decided to eat lunch... They were out of both things we ordered and Presidente beer, so we settled on the shrimp kabobs, shrimp salad and a Carib beer - 15 euro, 16, and 3 respectively. The shrimp (and everything else on the kabob) was charred to a crisp, as was the shrimp on the salad. My wife remarked "We've got to start making better food choices," ha ha. We went back down to the beach. We were never waited on, per se. If you need something, you have to walk up to the bar or rustle up Kali who is in no hurry (in fact he often seems as if he's purposely delaying.)

After a few hours, we went to settle up. Again I had to hunt down Kali, who then tried to charge me $15 for the chairs (yeah right). PLUS be warned, they do not take plastic. Cash only. (Same with FBBC too, BTW.) Overall all we felt like we were being ripped off the whole time. I figured it out at the end... Tourists from the nearby Cruise ships often come over to Friar's Bay. Still no excuse.

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1  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We rented chairs and umbrellas and were enjoying our stay at Kali's on Friar's Bay Beach so we decided to have lunch.
After visiting the one functioning washroom which was beyond disgusting and had no running water or soap, my wife and I had doubts about our decision to eat at Kali's but went ahead and ordered the beef dish recommended by the waiter.
Within hours we both developed headaches and diarrhea which continued the rest of the day and we felt unwell into the next day. This could have been an isolated incident but be aware.
Also the prices were very high even for St. Martin. On the positive side the staff are very friendly and the beach is nice.

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1  Thank clike
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

While a little pricey, the food is good. The service is excellent, even when it's very busy. The beach is amazing. Calm waters and lots of fish. The food and drink service at the rental chairs and umbrellas is great- all friendly and welcoming. This is the place to come have fun! A Caribbean gem!

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Thank Susan R
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