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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-523-9983
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (79 reviews)
“bitterballen” (14 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent the day there. The beach chairs are free if you eat at the restaurant. The food was very tasty. Flower was our waitress and took great care of us on the beach and at the restaurant area. She was very attentive to us....More

Thank TravelMom261
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

KARAKTER has a very chill vibe. I only had drinks. Good atmosphere and the service was reasonable. Good quiet beach (except for the planes!)

Thank Gregg L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is a great beach bar, good food and drink. Bathrooms were alittle weird in that there wasn't much privacy to it and half open near the entrance of bar. The beach view was very beautiful and you can eat at the bar,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach, chairs/umbrella(free with purchase), clean bathrooms, excellent service and delicious food (table side or brought to your beach chair).Breakfast, lunch and dinner with music too. Clear blue water is amazing! This is how to manage a wonderful full service beach!!!!

Thank 3dn60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stones throw from the airport, Karakter has it all....amazing customer service, great food (try the duck breast salad...superb), and an ample drinks menu. Come for breakfast on the deck, grab some lounge chairs and umbrella on the beach, have lunch, tapas or just drinks...More

Thank KiaranL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Karakter is a cool place right on the beach. We ate dinner there twice during our stay this year - the portions are a really decent size and the food tastes great! The staff were all really pleasant and the only reason I would take...More

Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of beach days here. They are happy to help you get beach chairs/umbrella all set up and provide very good service all day long. There was no charge to use the beach chairs if you are enjoying something from the bar/restaurant....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of seeing Connis Vanterpool (sax) "Sax on the Beach" and a group from Anquilla "Natty and The House" who Rock the place

Thank Jazzcad75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, drinks and a beach how can you go wrong. The food is great, drinks the best and the beach perfect. Great place to spend the day or go for a nice dinner with live music . The staff is friendly and nice. The location...More

Thank esmith12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I came here a couple of times during our trip last October. We were staying down at the Azure Hotel so it was a quick and relaxing walk to get a drink or a bite to eat. We both loved the restaurant...More

Thank egwanderlust
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Questions & Answers
Frank S
15 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
8 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
Karen C
31 January 2016|
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Response from Lauricsxm | Reviewed this property |
Correct, the health inspection closed them for some infractions. However they worked hard to correct the situation and they are back in business! The best thing is that the health inspection now calls it the cleanest bar... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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