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Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-523-9983
09:00 - 22:00
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved Karakters! I loved the people, the food, the relaxed atmosphere and the beach. Did I mention the beach? I wish I could spend every day at Karakters....

Thank MDI1
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at 10am, had no problems getting chairs in front of the sea.It is beautiful! We ordered mojitos and the mixed appetizer plate. Really good. Can't wait to return!

Thank sxmsteph
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough about the day the six of had. Got breakfast served on the beach,food was outstanding ! Best yet.the beach....... incredible ! Service great,nick is cute! Drinks are as always super.had new peeps with us and they just loved it. We will always return . Please stay awesome!

Thank alleymac2
Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, the cool thing about St. Martin/Sint Maarten is the French/Dutch split. Genuine representations of both cultures are present here, yet anglophones from the north are the predominant tourists and are treated with the respect that a primary source of income deserves. Straddling borders, playing with currencies, flipping between languages and sampling varied cuisines make this island, which... More 

Thank vandermint
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

we eat here three times during our recent visit, just a walk along the beach (from the Horny toad) and great food, beautiful location and good live music. Pleasant staff who are very attentive and helpful.

Thank iansteele2017
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a Spanish couple, we've been to St Maarten many times and always go for the same setup: we stay at Mary's Boon and hang out at Karakter. Wonderful location, nice menu and cocktails' selection and a great atmosphere (including live music on a regular basis). Mark, Danita and the rest of the crew run a very well oiled... More 

Thank PistolaLondon
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the view of Simpson Bay. This is a fun place to enjoy some live music and fresh seafood. I always get a kick out of the bus the wait staff get the drinks from. It is a bar. The service isn't always good, but you have to remember this is island time.

Thank Julie R
Spokane, Washington
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day (4/17/2017) at this beach restaurant/bar. Loved it! Good service...fun vibe. Got beach loungers (free) and spent the day with drinks and good food. Very nice beach...airport right next to you. I would highly recommend you spend part of a day here relaxing. Gary Spokane Valley, WA

Thank garybro2
Turner Valey, Alberta
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280 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit this year was excellent! The service was great. The food, my God, the food is so delicious. The view is fantastic. We were full and very satisfied when we left. The prices were reasonable as well. I highly recommend eating here.

Thank Leahsxm
North Jackson, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here last year twice thought the food was awesome hence we went twice could not wait for my trip back the service was BAD wait staff was bad took incredibly long to get food order was wrong and never came back to check on us when I come again next time I can certainly cross this one off for... More 

Thank Rosemary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Caribbean, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?