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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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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 4 days ago NEW

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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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Thank Mortyy
Atlanta
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15 reviews
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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93 reviews
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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Thank dbrown727
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The restaurant is on the water and has a beautiful view. Go to relax and have a drink. The food was terrible. As was the service. The waitress never can,e back to ask how our food was and I never ate a bite. Paid anyways. Will only return for a drink.

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Thank sobeleg
Guelph, Canada
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great ambiance with the bar and dining area over the water. Great service and good food. Had the whole fried snapper and wahoo done with a creole-like seasoning. Would definitely return for another meal.

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Thank BigBird57
Split, Croatia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Maybe the best place-position in Bonaire to drink coctail because you are surrounded by sea, the waiters are a little slow ... relax you are on Caribbean.

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Thank Brancone
White Mountains NH
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

lured in by the great setting we were hoping to have a nice dining experience before leaving bonaire. We were ignored for a long time. Seems as though Dutch were catered to. Our meal took a very very long time and they were not busy and not friendly. Have never been back here.

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Thank heidilotus

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, 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?