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Carousel Gelateria and Bar

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Address: 60 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+1 721-544-3112

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Great for an anytime ice cream break

The choices in flavors is big. The quality is top notch. We often stop here multiple times each trip to the island.

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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The choices in flavors is big. The quality is top notch. We often stop here multiple times each trip to the island.

Thank WNY_Travel
Westampton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Carousel while on an excursion on St. Maarten, to taste their amazing and wonderful gelato. We were pleasantly surprised to find that they had a real, working carousel in the building. Our group, all adults, rode the carousel while eating our gelato. What fun!! The owners were friendly and helpful and the gelato was rich and creamy.

Thank Nancy T
New York City, New York
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1,124 reviews
357 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Carousel has the best Italian gelato outside of Florence. It's a cute ice cream parlor surrounding a carousel. Have some gelato and take a spin on the horses.

Thank lollygal
Glenwood, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Clean, friendly atmosphere. Great Carousel ride. Gelato bar changes flavors daily and it's all great no matter if it's a cup or cone. Good pricing! A nightly must do

Thank Vivan Z
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was a must stop for our annual trips to the island. Gelato and a Carousel ride for the daughter. However this time less than impressed. Truly disappointed that the Gelato was only good (usually exceptional)- had better in Phillipsburg this trip. The staff seemed annoyed that we wanted to try multiple flavors before buying (usually one of the highlights).... More 

Thank James C
New York, New York, United States
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We took our 6 year old daughter here and were really excited by the reviews - we expected 1000s of flavors, a play area and staff that actually liked children. What we found were about 20-30 flavors, a very small play area that requires an extra fee, and the main attraction - the carousel - didn't have music the first... More 

Thank Anastasianylon
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

this is not your average ice cream shop. they have so many flavors that it is usually hard to pick just one. you can also see them making the ice cream while you sit down. there are some fun shops in the building and they have a real carousel in the back that you can ride.

Thank gs0061
De Meern, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Stopped at the Carousel for an ice cream cone and was surprised by the choice of flavors and the quality!

Thank Manjh2017
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here both for the gelato and to see the Venetian carousel. The carousel was fun, and they have a small indoor play area with some inflatable jumpy houses which popular with local families and, I assume, with everyone on rainy days. Pretty affordable too: $5 for two carousel tickets and unlimited play area access for the day.... More 

Thank MABurns27
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Love this place for gelato and they keep creating new flavors that are amazing. Love anything with Toppers Rum and fruit. Never disappoints. Great place for all occasions.

Thank Mario M

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