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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-523-9983
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Cape Cod
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool rusty old bus cleverly turned into bar on the beach with occasional Airbus 300 or local puddle jumpers taking off next to your table. Which is something you can't experience anywhere else so seemed worth doing once. Waiter seemed like he was tired of the beach bum waiter life. Slow to be served with not many patrons there at... More 

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the view, water, beach and restaurant!! Had the Brie, pear, pecan on a yummy baguette!!!! Outstanding!!

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Thank ruth m
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food great service have been here three times this week and will probably be back several more times have met the owners very nice people

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Thank Plumber2015
VA
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At least a third more chairs on the beach than last year, leaving everyone shoulder to shoulder. More customers for the restaurant that no longer features daily specials, only their set menu. Beach service is spotty. Karakter won't get my business again.

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Thank raftmaster
Bethel, Connecticut
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to relax in the sun! You can get a chaise lounge and umbrella- just have drinks or lunch. We stayed and had dinner twice ! Very good food, friendly servers... with a view you cannot beat!

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ohio
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173 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little place on the beach preparing food in a converted bus. The magazine in our hotel had an ad for this place as one of the best beach bars in the Caribbean. So since it was next door to our hotel we thought we'd give it a try of breakfast. I think it would be great in the evening... More 

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Thank melissa m
Jeffersonville, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for drinks and early dinner. We both had salad with salmon, average. Beer was cold and view gorgeous.

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Thank SandiMarriott
ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking here is difficult as it is very crowded at the end of the street. My girlfriend & I had lunch here twice & left disappointed both times. The 1st time I had Carpaccio on a bun. The meat was frozen & I had to send it back. I noticed a lot of people eating burgers so we came back... More 

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Thank canukontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here for breakfast or lunch and take advantage of the free beach chairs. Usually if I am here for lunch I eat right in the chair. Waitresses come to the beach chair. Great food too not just crap with a good view

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Thank Thomas M
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view on the beach, food is great, the drink also. You can use a outside shower, thank for this option.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?