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 popular bar and grill that happens to specialize in International cuisine. When it comes to dress code and level of service, this restaurant's setting is very casual. This eatery is open for lunch only, so don't miss their brief service.


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.


Karakter is located along the western outskirts of Simpson Bay, in the general vicinity of Point Pirouette.

Vacationers can merge their restaurant visit with excellent sightseeing opportunities by patronizing one of the region's many close-by attractions, such as Sunset Theatre.

There are a selection of convenient things to do outside to fill those energetic afternoons if you have some extra time. Whether they are beginners or veteran golfers, travelers who drop by for the day can leisurely practice (or take serious score) at this restaurant's closest located golf course, Mullet Bay Golf Course. A second option would be to while away some time relaxing on the warm sand -- Karakter is positioned directly on Simpson Bay Beach.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are trying to find another restaurant in the region with similar types of food and/or a similar price range, there is no lack of nearby options to choose between, including Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar.

Then of course, if you're in the mood for something different, this region of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten boasts an excellent list of food and beverage establishments, where you can find all types of cuisine styles and flavors. For example, you can also try Caribbean eats at Tides Restaurant and Bar, which is situated right on the water.

Cost and Hours

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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