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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%
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“tapas” (76 reviews)
“bitterballen” (13 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (46 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent the day recently at Karakter from a one day stop on a Celebrity cruise. Normally we go to Orient Beach but since the hurricane essentially destroyed it we decided to go to Karakter based on TA reviews. It was an excellent choice. It's...More

Thank vppro
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Still a good way to start s day on SXM. Come down here about 9 ish grab a few free beach chairs then go up and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Fluffiest omelets I have ever had. After breakfast head for your beach chair and continue...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here no fewer than four times while visiting St. Maartin and really wanted to give Karakter a 5 star review. For a beach bar with a great location, the menu is extremely inventive which makes it very unique. The service is fine when...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach bar/restaurant. The location is great, beach on one side, the airport on the other side. The food is good, especially for a place so close to the beach.

Thank andre s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live band every night, music was good but way too loud, could not have a conversation. Food was very good although it took a long time for service.

Thank ann k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karakter is one of my favorite beach bars on the island. They pretty much got taken out by Irma, but have quickly gotten back on their feet and are back in business. The infamous bus that they operate out of is still there, but with...More

Thank BeachBum1789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good food, very busy. allows patrons to use beach umbrellas and chairs. live music available in evenings.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on our first night in SXM, and had a ver nice meal. We attempted to go here two additional times, but were repulsed by the incredibly loud music. I've been to Led Zeppelin concerts that were not as loud. When I go...More

Thank Wxe22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karakters has got to be my favorite beach bar in the world. Beautiful turquoise waters and fluffy sand greet you from every seat. The staff is friendly. The food and drinks are delicious. We spent a couple of days just hanging, drinking and eating. Totally...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a fantastic setting, right on the beach, open air facility, great seating and beach chairs if you want to just hang for the day. Too bad that is where they stop being fantastic. Our first visit, the food was so bad we...More

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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