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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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After having a beer at this bar, I decided to sit on the sand for a few minutes to enjoy the view but was not allowed to do so. A bartender yelled at me and asked me to leave at once to the public area! He did not even offer me a beach chair - for 25 Euros. Shame on... More 

Thank Ekvall
Asheville, North Carolina
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237 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Pinel, got great loungers and had a wonderful funny servier for drinks all day. Did not eat there.

Thank Erik S
United States
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Karibuni is one of two restaurants located on the tiny island called Pinel Island. You can only get here by public ferry or private boat. Of the two restaurants on the island, we chose this one, and wow, did we get it right! The open air, tropical setting feels like paradise. There are tables under roof, or scattered through the... More 

Thank Monica D
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband ordered the red snapper and son ordered the tuna. Both thought the meal was great. I ordered a burger. After an hour and a half, I had to send it back twice because it was raw. The first time I sent it back they basically reheated it with ketchup and all only to still be raw inside. We... More 

Thank NCMom40
Dover Foxcroft, Maine
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year we go to St. Maarten we make sure to go out to Pinel and eat lunch at Karibuni. We discovered the food 5 years ago on our first trip to St. Maarten and have gone back each year since. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the staff is very attentive. I would recommend the trip out to Pinel... More 

Thank scwellman221
Guelph, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 7th year in St Maarten and Le Karibuni. Great food, friendly staff. We went every day for lunch to Karibuni for 6 days and never got bored with the food.

Thank Dana C
Washington, DC
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is incredible! Friendly, attentive servers; a beautiful location and view; and delicious drinks and food. During a recent trip to St. Martin, someone recommended we spend some time on Pinel Island. The island itself is small, right off the coast of the St. Martin Cul-de-Sac area. GO HERE DURING YOUR VISIT! It's €10 per person round trip and... More 

Thank Blake J
Prescott, AZ
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide made reservations for us here for lunch, resulting in an exceptional waterfront table in the shade. Three of five in our party had fresh caught Mahi Mahi - one fillet, one burger, one ceviche - all exceptional. Kids had burgers, which were gigantic. Casual, laid back environment. Right on the beach of Pinel Island. Reasonable prices -... More 

Thank GJGPrescott
Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We have made several trips to Pinel Island over the years, but this was our first visit to Le Karibuni. We should have found this fantastic spot much sooner. We dropped in mid-afternoon when the crowds had left so we did not need a reservation. The calamari appetizer was some of the freshest and tenderest I have ever had. This... More 

Thank Dave S
Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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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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
US$20 - US$60
French, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?