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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-523-9983
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (76 reviews)
“bitterballen” (13 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (46 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here no fewer than four times while visiting St. Maartin and really wanted to give Karakter a 5 star review. For a beach bar with a great location, the menu is extremely inventive which makes it very unique. The service is fine when...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice beach bar/restaurant. The location is great, beach on one side, the airport on the other side. The food is good, especially for a place so close to the beach.

Thank andre s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live band every night, music was good but way too loud, could not have a conversation. Food was very good although it took a long time for service.

Thank ann k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Karakter is one of my favorite beach bars on the island. They pretty much got taken out by Irma, but have quickly gotten back on their feet and are back in business. The infamous bus that they operate out of is still there, but with...More

Thank BeachBum1789
Reviewed 1 week ago

good food, very busy. allows patrons to use beach umbrellas and chairs. live music available in evenings.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on our first night in SXM, and had a ver nice meal. We attempted to go here two additional times, but were repulsed by the incredibly loud music. I've been to Led Zeppelin concerts that were not as loud. When I go...More

Thank Wxe22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karakters has got to be my favorite beach bar in the world. Beautiful turquoise waters and fluffy sand greet you from every seat. The staff is friendly. The food and drinks are delicious. We spent a couple of days just hanging, drinking and eating. Totally...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a fantastic setting, right on the beach, open air facility, great seating and beach chairs if you want to just hang for the day. Too bad that is where they stop being fantastic. Our first visit, the food was so bad we...More

1  Thank Sportcourtguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beach is spectacular. Food and drinks are good. Friendly service, but not overly attentive. Lounge chairs and umbrellas provided for free if eating/drinking there. Nice plus. Also great view of the planes taking off. You see them fly right over.

Thank courtneynickoles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach the waves were exciting the bar was great and the food was really good. If you buy drinks at the bar there is no charge for the chairs. Great day

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & Answers
Frank S
14 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  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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