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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked a St. Maarten Beach Rendezvous through Celebrity Cruises and was taken by Rendezvous Tour Company to the Kakao Beach Restaurant & Bar on Orient Bay beach. Tour included lunch (choice of mahi mahi, grilled chicken, or ribs with lettuce/Italian dressing salade and French fries). Food was okay, but the chicken was just a bit overcooked. We did not buy... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We typically have spent half of our days on the beach here over the past 10 years or so. We have a great friendship with Cedric who always provides top service right to your chair on the beach. This is a must place to be for relaxation. People are not so packed in together as they are up the beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after spending a day at Orient Beach. It is seriously cute, the tables are each in a little hut so you are shaded from the sun. The food came out really quick, and the service was above average for the island. We got the shrimp ceasear salad and a pizza . both were great, the pizza has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can sit wherever you want but choose a cabana table along the beach and arrive before noon for the best spot. Great views of the snow white sand, aquamarine surf, para sail surfers, and beach goers. Sooo relaxing with a frozen tropical drink! Try the thin-crust French pizza with eggplant. Finish your visit with a two-minute drive to the... More 

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Califon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service great. Only open for lunch so go early. We got there at 4 and kitchen was closing. Nice waiter rushed in our order. Food came quickly. Brought us free shots of vodka at end of meal.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend the day at Orient Beach, using Kakao's beach chairs, which are 10 EUR/USD per person. The beach staff was very friendly. We also ate lunch there. The food (pizza and cheese burger) were tasty, but the staff less friendly. They weren't rude, but there was a clear difference compared to the beach staff.

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Tampa FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place for a beach lunch, They have afull bar but for us it was a cold beer and cheeseburger and Mahi Mahi sandwich with french fries. Simple well prepared and fairly priced. Dress code beach.

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Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

When making your rounds of Orient Beach we have to stop at Kakao Beach Bar. Great craft drinks, perfect service and a variety of fantastic menu items. Kick back at Kakao's

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate there while on a cruise excursion and the setting on the beach was beautiful. We had a pizza and some tomato mozzarella salad which was outstanding.

Thank Robert H
Exeter, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I spent a day on Orient beach and entered through this restaurant. Everything about the experience was fantastic. We rented beach chairs and an umbrella for $20.00. They had a clean bathroom, lockers to rent if you wanted to take a walk on the beach, a shower and a private area to change. The highlight though was... More 

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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, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?