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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” (82 reviews)
“bitterballen” (13 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (47 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 1 week ago via mobile

Karakter was amazing! We spent a Thursday eve here for dinner. There was live music which was excellent! This is a great place to go when on the island.

Thank IndianaTraveler46
Reviewed 1 week ago

15 days on SXM.. wifes best "full meal" was Seafood pasta at Karakters.. My best"full meal" was red snapper dish at Karakters.. Is it a beach bar or a restaurant or an attraction? YES.. Service is always friendly and usually timely but just wave at...More

Thank itsbish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner !!! Thers a live band!!! The dinner was great And the drinks strong!!!! The peaple wer nice!!!

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this beach spot and beach bar. The service could not have been better! The entire staff was friendly and attentive. They have an extensive cocktail menu including many frozen concoctions. The restaurant is only steps away right on the beach allowing you to...More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title of my review is what describes Karakter in totality, because if you have friends, family, or have nothing on your plate, want to enjoy beach side service, and lose yourself in the day I would truly recommend this place. The setting of having...More

Thank hkalechm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this beach cafe—partially built into a cool old city bus. At the very end of Simpsons Bay, the sand was pristine and the waves were fun but not overwhelming. Our boys played in them for hours. While the French St. Martin has truly maintained...More

Thank Davina S
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We always stop by this amazing place in paradise. If you want to chill on the beach or enjoy some beach side dining, Karakters is a fun, day looking at the beauty this beach offers. Tapas is the must do along with a bucket of...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We ate here twice for lunch. I really enjoyed the crab cakes. Our friends enjoyed the fish. You can either eat under the covered patio overlooking the beach or order from your chaise right on the beach. Great service and reasonable prices. I highly recommend!

Thank Hystericalhappiness
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We visited during the day twice during our week long stay on SXM. The place is just as wonderful post Irma. The beach is probably even better than before and you can still take advantage of free loungers and parasols, as long as you purchase...More

Thank James2007
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The view is a killer view - right on the beach overlooking Simpson Bay and the ocean. The planes coming into the airport provide visual interest. Great location! The food is not so wonderful, but I will still try again because the location is so...More

Thank Joe C
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Donna H
31 May 2018|
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Response from Sally R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Donna, We did make a reservation, but the night we went it was totally unnecessary. Food was great! Thoroughly recommend
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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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