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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-523-9983
09:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and friendly people...on the only untouched original beautiful beach of St Maarten...a absolute must visit...(order the Saté ) for lunch...just great!

Thank Jacob V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been 5-starring Karakter yearly for six years now, and this year is no different. We've never eaten on the deck by the restaurant (bus) itself, taking our food and drinks instead on the beach as we relax on loungers under umbrellas ... I write this review as someone who is on the beach during the day. The lounges and... More 

Thank Mungospike
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The setup is good there but it's very European and pretentious. Was better a couple years ago when no one knew about it. Still a Cool vibe!

Thank Kate K
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of fun having drinks and dinner. Great band on Tuesday night. Lots of fun with friends. Great place to enjoy a good meal. A must go when in St. Martin.

Thank ElisabethG
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been her many times in the evening but went for early afternoon Margaritas and a snack. We had 3 types of Bruschetta which we shared. There were a few families with very young, 2-3 year old children, enjoying the calm waters of the beach and kid's menu.

Thank gordon m
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few years ago we stopped by to check it out. It didn't look like a place we would like so we passed on trying the food. This year we heard several people talking about how great it was and that it was under new management so we decided to give it a shot. The location on the water is... More 

1 Thank Judy C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the atmosphere is really nice, it has a mellow vibe to it. the beach is really clean and so is the ocean. its a little hard to find but not that bad. something that makes Karakter different from other places is, you can see planes taking off and landing. the staff are really nice, calm, friendly people. the service is... More 

Thank olivia a
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long gone are the days when karakter made you feel like you are part of the family. It became too commercial, too big, changed the menu, too crowded. Some of the staff is super nice and smiles and tries the best, however I miss the old karakter and how it made you feel, like home away from home, but if... More 

Thank Anna P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little tricky to find behind the airport but a nice open air setting on the beach overlooking the bay! Food was very good and a variety to choose from! Service was generally good ... although we got a waiter who did not know so much and we had to help him a lot throughout the evening. It was a... More 

Thank Amy L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good party atmosphere, definitely a young crowd, runway on one side and beach on the other. Swim, drink and lister to music. Can get very busy.

Thank jeff c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Caribbean, Bar, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-523-9983
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?