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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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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paddled to the island in kayaks and enjoyed a wonderful meal and great service! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We picked a lobster from the traps and it was perfectly prepared. Ceviche tartare was amazing and drinks were perfect! A perfect meal in a heavenly place. Kudos to the owner who was making sure everything went well! Highly... More 

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ontario canada
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300 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had looked forward to our next visit to Pinel and Karabuni's. However this visit the menu seemed limited and our server although adequate was not engaging. The bartender service on the beach was a good as ever and would rate as 5*,so will give 4* overall for service.

Thank pinn
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The overall experience was "excellent", day trip to Pinel Island, rented 4 chairs with table and umbrellas from Karibuni (Phillipppe (?) the beach attendant/master of all trades) was amazing. Cocktails served on the beach and then ready for lunch! We made a reservation which is recommended - but it was slow season so did not seem necessary. Outdoor dining at... More 

Thank CRGNY94
Westminster, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Delicious food...GET THE CALAMARI! Our server Jordan was awesome, I don't think I saw him stop moving the whole day.

1 Thank iwannatravel333
Albany, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great service in an idyllic setting! I've never been disappointed in our many visits. The food is delicious!

Thank CaribbeanGlen
Lenexa, Kansas
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped here for lunch while on a catamaran day trip with the Private Yacht Charter (who i can't recommend highly enough. Everyone should do it at least once). The food was amazing, the service was great and super fun to talk to, but the view and the access to the water was the cherry on top. Its sitting on... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

One of the 2 Pinel Island beach/restaurant vendors, to the left from the ferry. During our trip almost everyone went to Karibuni instead of Yellow Beach (no idea why). Rented 2 chairs and an umbrella for $20, then had a nice lunch under cover during a brief rain shower. Friendly staff, good food, beautiful beach, calm water. Perfect way to... More 

Thank Cary G
Columbus, Ohio
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

You can't beat the view and daily menu of this place! Such a piece of paradise! Daily caught lobster by the kg is great! you get the pick it out yourself from the cage in the ocean. Their ceviche was one of the best..

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Just a short 10 minutes by boat/ferry from Cul de Sac to Pinel lands you on a slice of paradise. The boat/ferry stops in front of Yellow Beach. However, if you continue to the left, you'll come upon the famous Karibuni. Known for their grill which was fabulous! I had grilled shrimp with peppers and onions, and my friend had... More 

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Cedar Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

For the remoteness of the location Karibuni delivers a high quality experience. The food here has been consistently good and the Pina Colada original with cinnamon added on top. Food at the two restaurants on Pinel is expensive so be prepared for that. The water and beach view are wonderful. We sailed our hobie cat right up to the beach... 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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?