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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 3 days ago via mobile

This place reminded me of some swanky beach bar in ibiza or something with the tunes played by the dj and the guy playing the bongos all day but not nearly as pretentious. Had a great Sunday hanging out here. Locals, ex pats, tourists all...More

Thank Redux27
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this perfect spot on Simpson Bay. Beautiful beach and excellent food. I went for dinner and the jazz vocalist was amazing. Two days later the DJ was rocking.we spent the entire afternoon there. Watching the planes take off is an added bonus Five...More

Thank donnapdr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the beach, this is where the party animals hang. Service is okay as are the drinks and the music is loud and offensive. Go with an open mind but don't take your kids.

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to the Karakter. Great service. Beautiful beach. Love the Caribe Beer. Not too busy. Great food and atmosphere.

Thank maribelmapes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in St Marteen we went to Karakter several nights to enjoy a yummy meal and live band. During the day the view is beautiful with Simpson Bay just feet from meal sitting area. Karakter offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual atmosphere A little challenging...More

Thank laurallamson
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite spot in the entire island. Came here almost every afternoon/evening. The beach is clean and beautiful. They have beach chairs set up with umbrellas and serve u meals and cocktails...later in the evening you can go up and have dinner at...More

Thank Shridevi S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Love it there. Always go there for some beers on the beach. Kevin always keeps my beers full and provides excellent service. If you are in St.Maarten you should definitely stop by.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

i seriously love this place but they make it so hard for me to write a good review. laziest staff in sxm, and that says a lot. i try to frequent this place quite often because i enjoy the food but the staff sucks, slow...More

2  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 23 August 2018

So after taking a day trip on a sailboat, from the water we saw some beautiful lights where we inquired from the captain where this place was. He said Karakter, with a K! curious we decided to check it out. Beautiful place, wonderful staff and...More

Thank Vaughn S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Beautiful to arrive as the sun is setting, but disappointing when it came to the quality of the food. Also: there was live music, which should have been a big plus, but it was so LOUD that we couldn't talk at all. Then add in...More

Thank Lori B
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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 MarkM5736 | 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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