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Kakao Beach Restaurant and Bar

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Plage de la baie Orientale, Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 059-087-4326
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kakao is well located , good chairs with umbrellas and good food! A MUST to visit if you want to spend your day by the beach!

Thank WILL O
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pina Coladas are really creamy and tasteful. This beachfront establishment is colorful and clean. The service is quick.I had a delicious fresh salad which was ample and satisfying. I also requested a massage from a wonderful lady there. The massage table is in an open air tiki style hut. You experience the sea breeze and the sound of the... More 

Thank sammc7457
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have visited this place a couple of times and every time there is some service related disappointment involved. The food is always ok. Just an example: in the low season the staff did not want us to serve us at the tables near the children's playground (so we can keep an eye on the children) because that means they... More 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Great drinks. Great beach with padded chairs and umbrellas. A lot of things to do. Just a very nice area.

Thank Dixon47
Naples, Florida
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262 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I each ordered cheeseburgers, but we had a bit of a language barrier with the server. She only spoke French and made no attempt to get another staff person to help with our English. She was not friendly at all. I finally ended up looking up mustard on the internet to show her what I wanted. Geez.

Thank waterbaby12016
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time we ate a late lunch (or early dinner) at Kakao and it was even better than the first time. After spending the majority of the day laying out and walking Orient Beach from top to bottom, my wife and I were both hungry and thirsty and this place delivered on both fronts. We each ordered... More 

Thank Samuel M
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was excellent. Just had some frozen daiquiries and bacon cheeseburgers, boring I know. But the food was good and she gave us a sample of different type of rums. Both the passion fruit and banana were great.

Thank Kayl_D
Bosch en Duin, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place with sunbeds and parasols to spend a sunny day! But nothing has changed compared to three years ago. That applies to the service we didn't receive. Is it because we are guests at the Alamanda resort (use of beds and parasols at Kakao Beach included) of something else? We were completely ignored, did they recognise us after... More 

Thank MadelonVonhoffVerwer
Clinton, Connecticut
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prompt service and yummy ribs. Beautiful location on the beach.I would reccomend this place for your lunch break at Orient Bay Beach.

Thank dinobeano22
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant many times on several visits to the island. The food has always been very fresh and consistent. I'm dying to try their pizza which looks great but I always get hooked by their fresh fish(no pun intended) and their salads. Definitely worth a visit to this high end beach bar.

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plage de la baie Orientale, Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Orient Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 059-087-4326
Dans ce cadre privilegie, le RESTAURANT vous offre un horizon sur la baie orientale et l'ile de Tintamarre et Cay Verte avec ses tables dans un jardin tropical toutes faces a la mer...Ici, vous pourrez restaurer ou simplement vous desalterer a l'ombre d'une paillote, le regard perdu devant ce spectacle de pure quietude, les doigts de pieds en eventail sur un transat, berces par un fond de musique.Le cadre y est soigne et discret avec sa deco tout en bois.Dans un environnement de verdure luxuriante.Beach bar / restaurant / massage / boutique / wifi gratuite pour nos clients !

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