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Karel's Beach Bar & Watersports

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Kaya N. E Craane, 18, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 8434
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Karel's Beach Bar & Watersports firstly has got a quite unique location with a pier lookout upon the ocean in Kralendijk . Service is great, food is super !

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Thank Danny d
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We originally went to Karel's for coffee, left and walked around town, then returned after finding nothing was open (a holiday). My husband had the Iguana Soup, which he had been wanting to try. He said it was great. My 5 year old daughter had the Conch Chowder and says it was the "best soup of her life." I did... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group sat at the bar out on the pier and really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. Prices were very fair, given the location and we certainly appreciated the view! Service seemed a little slow, but was very friendly. No complaints here!

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Thurmont, Maryland
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177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I while on a cruise and docked in the port of Kralendijk, saw this neat place from the marina where we had went out on a snorkeling excursion and decided to stop and have lunch on the way back to the cruise ship afterwards. Great decision, it's a bar and dining area on a pier, very quiet... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great seafood, in addition to other meat dishes, with the bar close by. Quiet and serene setting. Pineapple chicken dish was a hit too.

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Thank William M
The Netherlands
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We go every year to this great bar Resturant on a long pier, with great food first class service and do lots of people watching and at the same time Our eyes on the ship moored next to the bar, prices are good all clean and just Loverly sitting out in the sun in Aruba.

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Thank Lester M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We went here every night to celebrate our holiday with the best cocktails. My favourite is the Sex With An Alligator, my friend loved the Goose Joose. Karel's has a great vibe to it, further enriched at night when the water is lit and you see the fish swimming around the pontoon. On our last day, we had lunch here... More 

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Thank JvDuuren
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My wife and I stopped in for some local food and boy oh boy were we impressed...all we had were four appertizers and they were all great as was the local brew

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Atlanta
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is right on the water and easy for tourists to fine which makes it a little pricey. The food was fine if not memorable. Service was friendly and reasonably prompt. It is an open air place with nice views of the harbor.

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Thank DickieB77
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My first time in Bonaire A great place for if you with the group chain joy scenic view of the water the beach The experience I had the service was nice and the server was nice very intensive The food may have been good but I was only there for one reason the iguana soup which was very good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya N. E Craane, 18, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: +599 717 8434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?