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Restaurant Le Karibuni

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Beachfront | Saint Martin, 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
0590 690 39 67 00
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch in this idyllic setting is worth the trip. The grilled lobster was perfectly cooked and flavored. Although the waiters are very busy they are attentive when you need them to be. There is no rush here...1 1/2 -2 hours seems the norm. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch next to the water in this beautiful location. You must make reservations. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

this lil island and restaurant are heaven on earth! the food is fantastic, all the staff is amazing, and the drinks are so great! it's a must if you go to panel island!

Thank Georgana
Maple, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is always great and the service is excellent. You must make a reservation. The accras are about the best you can get. The BBQ crayfish tails (baby lobster) were really good. The ribs are reliable and very tasty though the serving seems to have shrunk a little. And you can't leave without enjoying the chocolate cake.

Thank Airsucker
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can sit and watch the waiters pull lobsters out of the water and cook them to order....what more could you ask for. We actually had brochette crevettes and a maui burger during a day trip to Pinel Island, but the atmosphere is perfect. Make sure you reserve your lunch time at the restaurant when you arrive on the island... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your like us, you start looking for new places to go. This was a great find. Take the ferry(boat) over. it take 10 minutes and is $10.00 P/P. The beach is great. They have chairs and restaurants. Karibuni is hidden on the left side of the island. The food was marvolous. Pinel island is a must do.

1 Thank TMJETS
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "treat" is Karibuni Restaurant. Take the ferry from Cul de Sac to Pinel Island. Go directly to Karibuni. Make sure you make a lunch reservation because it fills up with beachgoers....and then the yachts come in. Superb food. Sometimes, but not always, they have stuffed coffre...or coffin fish....but they always have fresh fish. You will think you are on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a tough kayak trip from Cul de Sac and a hike across Ilet Pinel to the desolate wind-swept north beach, we were in need of icy cold beverages & protein. Karibuni provided both in an idyllic setting. The tables are mostly set in the sand amid palm trees facing across the bay to Little Key and Cul de Sac.... More 

Thank cdub333
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Pinel island is a must if you are on st martin! The water is calm, iguanas are funny, and Karibuni helps you to relax. We had good experience with the stuff, meals were delicious not much more expensive then on St Martin. Definitely have to try the "real mojito"! Absolutly recommended!

Thank santacarnita
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Was a great day at the Karibuni. We arrived early in the morning. The staff Jordan and Philip were welcoming and most accommodating. Lunch was awesome. Cannot say enough about the smoked fish. We have been making Le Karibuni a part of our vacation time in St. Maarten for the past years and are always happy to experience it again.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I read a lot about St Martin before flying there this January and was sure the island had only public beaches. How wrong I was! After having a beer at the counter of the Karibuni Restaurant on Pinel Island, I decided to sit on the sand for a few minutes and enjoy the scene. As soon as I did so,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 60
French, Caribbean, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront | Saint Martin, 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin
  • Phone Number: 0590 690 39 67 00
Beach restaurant located on beautiful Pinel Island.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?