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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-523-9983
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (76 reviews)
“bitterballen” (13 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (46 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For this second visit, we are happy ! Nice place (after irma, they did a good job) The place was crawded,, but this time the server was able to talk to us (very busy but trying to make many things in the same time) we...More

Thank valerie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Open after the hurricane. Changed menu but very good. They are rebuilding at a rapid rate. Went to a thanksgiving event there and the brunch menu was to die for good

Thank 299christye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch at Karakter during our day trip to St Maarten, visiting following a recommendation. The bar is on the beach at Simpson Bay close to Mary’s Boon. There is a main wooden dining/bar area, with some loungers on the beach. I...More

3  Thank Tilly41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a beautiful afternoon here in March. The beach is calm and relaxing. You can order appetizers, drinks and lunch as you lounge the afternoon away.

1  Thank lollygal
Reviewed 9 November 2017

After reading many reviews complaining about the music volume, I am glad there was no music when I visited. For me it was a peaceful, great experience. Dim lights, sea breeze, waves crashing nearby and even a view to the airpoirt and mountains are a...More

1  Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 25 September 2017

you have to rest a while with a cool drink and some sun block. relaxing, friendly, and good atmosphere.

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We only visited Karakter's on our second trip to St. Martin. Last year we opted for Mary's Boon which was nice, but Karakter's is much better. Lively spot, gorgeous view of the beach, which you can take in by renting lounge chairs or in the...More

1  Thank Eszter B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place has an extensive menu varying from tapas to full entrees. Everything I've had here has been great. Nice beach scene/scenery as well

Thank brett w
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This is a new addition to our, "must go" places on Simpson Bay. A lovely restaurant/ bar/ beach resort. The view on the beach is spectacular. Azure waters and lovely yellow beach furniture where one can be served food and drinks by friendly young people....More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We found Karakter quite accidentally but what a great surprise. Tucked away towards the airport side if Simpson Bay, the beach is beautiful with the tranquility interrupted only by the take-offs and landings at the adjacent airport. But, hey you're still in Paradise, right? We...More

Thank DocMikeyC
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Questions & Answers
Frank S
14 January 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We indeed can store your luggage. To get a taxi, just ask one of the waiters/waitresses and they will call you one. Mark, Karakter Beach Bar
7 May 2016|
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Response from Han v |
Yes we still have tapas on Friday nights.. the only thing changed is that you also can order from the existing menu during the night
Karen C
31 January 2016|
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Response from Lauricsxm | Reviewed this property |
Correct, the health inspection closed them for some infractions. However they worked hard to correct the situation and they are back in business! The best thing is that the health inspection now calls it the cleanest bar... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-523-9983
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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...
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