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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” (81 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
$$ - $$$
Simpson Bay Road 121 | Simpson Bay, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the welcome on arrival to the installation on comfy sunbeds with umbrellas, the entire crew is pleasant yet professional. While the menu seems a bit overpriced, we shared a tapas platter and had the mist delicious ocean fresh grouper, a must ! The only...More

Thank Soualiga13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed this visit. We arrived too early for dinner, and had to order from the lunch menu. Our server Marlon was very attentive & knowledgeable. We ordered the meatball and bruchetta apps, both tasty. The grouper, chicken satay, chicken Caesar,...More

Thank SueMozzy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here on a port day and were glad we did! This place was perfect! Great beach set-up, great food and great drinks all at a reasonable price. We rented a car and it was a little hard to find, but once we were...More

Thank deder81
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We found this bar through a private guide when we recently visited St. Maarten for a day on a cruise. The service was fast and friendly. Unfortunately, we had already had lunch that day but the food looked and smelled amazing. The beach access was...More

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had the good fortune of staying at a condo just down the beach a couple years ago and visited Karakter frequently. We were so concerned about the great people we had met when Irma devastated the island. We had a cruise stop in St....More

Thank aaronz861
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A must see in SXM. They don’t charge for chairs which is great, and you can order some delicious food and wine from the excellent staff right to your beach chairs. We were also impressed with the music and the volume, nothing too loud but...More

Thank SjmAndy
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We spent the day recently at Karakter from a one day stop on a Celebrity cruise. Normally we go to Orient Beach but since the hurricane essentially destroyed it we decided to go to Karakter based on TA reviews. It was an excellent choice. It's...More

Thank vppro
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Still a good way to start s day on SXM. Come down here about 9 ish grab a few free beach chairs then go up and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Fluffiest omelets I have ever had. After breakfast head for your beach chair and continue...More

2  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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 13 March 2018

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
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Frank S
15 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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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