One of St. Maarten's hidden culinary treasures is Krakter, a lively restaurant and bar set on a sleepy beach near the airport. It's not hard to spot if you know what you're looking for -- parked outside is an American school bus that doubles as a bar.


Karakter has an international menu that specializes in healthy fare that remains delicious, be is a wrap, a smoothie, or a salad. This spot also has a full tapas menu, and a Dutch snack menu. Stop by the bus out front for a cocktail or a beer to get the party started.

Karakter is a bar and grill where they proudly serve their take on International cuisine. The formality level you should expect at this restaurant is very casual. This dining option's open during lunch only, so make sure to plan your visit around the limited hours they are open.


Karakter makes noise on this quite beach, hosting live music (especially jazz) over the weekend. If you're looking to relax and have a good time in the sand, this is the spot for you.


This restaurant is on the coast, located along the western outskirts of Simpson Bay, It is at 121 Simpson Bay Road.

This part of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has plentiful attractions and landmarks, all helping to comprise this vivacious area of town. Some of the closest places of interest from the restaurant include Caribbean Cinemas - St. Maarten Megaplex 7 and Sunset Theatre, both of which are within a reasonable driving distance of the the restaurant.

There are a number of nearby outdoorsy-type activities to enjoy if you have some extra time. Golfers who consider a day on the fairways relaxing can improve their games at the nearby popular golf facility, Mullet Bay Golf Course, which can be found within traveling distance of Karakter. An additional possibility is to spend some time relaxing on the sand -- Karakter is located on Simpson Bay Beach.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are looking for another restaurant that has some similar menu items or comparable prices, there are quite a few nearby options to pick from, including Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar.

Then of course, if you're looking for something a little different, this region of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten features an impressive selection of food and beverage venues that will satisfy all types of diners. For example, you might also consider trying Caribbean eats at Tides Restaurant and Bar, where you'll be just steps from the beach.

Hours and Other Info

Karaker is reasonably priced, with offerings between $10 and $20(USD), and you an get the "Taster for Two" for $36(USD).

Karakter is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and happy hour is from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Contact Info

Location: 121 Simpson Bay Road, Simpson Bay, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Phone: (721) 523-9983

Website: http://www.karakterbeach.com/


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