Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

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2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Candlelit dinner for two, bottle of champagne, remembrance gift, and complimentary one night return stay (must book a Deluxe Oceanfront Room; restrictions apply).
Family: Kids 5 and under Stay and Eat FREE.

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive features only oceanfront rooms with a terrific, colorful look. This casual and lively low-rise resort offers many amenities and exceptional windsurfing. Guests staying have full access to the Divi Aruba All Inclusive Resort located right next door. The Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive is located ten minutes away from the International Airport and five minutes from the capital city of Oranjestad.

236 oceanfront rooms boast perfect views and are just steps from the water. Located in two-story buildings, each accommodation has a patio or balcony, one king or two queen beds, and WiFi is offered as an added option.

There are numerous dining choices to suit the tastes of every guest. From stylish beachfront restaurants to casual poolside grills, open-air or enclosed seating, these venues offer everything from fine quality steaks or hearty Italian fare to Asian-fusion cuisine or pizza and snacks. Guests staying at either the Tamarijn Aruba or Divi Aruba have full use of the restaurants, bars, and lounges at both resorts. Meet the friendly bartenders at all seven bars, each serving cocktails, mixed drinks, wines, beer, and soft drinks. The Bunker Bar, a longtime favorite, overlooks the clear blue sea and keeps the atmosphere lively with island tunes.

Start your day with a windsurfing lesson or take a bike into town. There are plenty of activities to fill your days, like kayaking, snorkeling, sunfish sailing, beach volleyball, and tennis. The more adventurous can scale the 30-foot rock-climbing wall on the beach. Or, get a workout with a spectacular view at the fitness center.

As the sun begins to set, the night rhythms begin to rise. Learn how to salsa dance. Sit back and take in a show. The weekly Circus Dance show gathers a crowd with its acrobatic performances and feats of fire. Grab a cocktail poolside and take in the Aruba nights. Feeling lucky? The resort is just a short walk to the Alhambra Casino!

Learn more about Aruba.
The Tamarijn is located oceanfront, 10 minutes away from the International Airport and 5 minutes from the capital city of Oranjestad.
Address: 44 J.E. IRASQUIN BLVD

Local Phone: 011-297-525-5200
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-554-2008
Fax: 011-297-525-5203
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Casino Nearby (Alhambra Casino)
Shopping Mall Nearby (10 minutes)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is an oceanside freshwater swimming pool. There are three more pools located nearby at the Divi Aruba.
The Links at Divi Aruba--9 hole golf course. The Links at Divi Aruba--9 hold golf course located across the street at the Divi Vilage Golf & Beach Resort. Designed by leading architects Litten/Viola J.V. of Boyton Beach, FL..
The Links at Divi Aruba golf course offers play on Paspalum grass over water and and beautifully landscaped lagoons.
Holes: 9
Green Fees: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Raquet Rental Fees: Complimentary
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Tamarijn Aruba is a low-rise, All-Inclusive, all oceanfront resort perfect for singles, couples and families. Each of the 236 air-conditioned rooms is housed within an oceanfront 2-story building, and each room has its own balcony or patio. All guests receive ticket to the Bon Bini Festival (Seasonal) and a Funbook to use at the nearby Alhambra Casino. All Tamarijn Aruba guests will have full use of the features and facilities at the adjacent Divi Aruba. Beach: The Tamarijn is situated oceanfront on a beautiful stretch of beach. Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 236
Year Opened: 1974 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
Restrictions apply to the Honeymooners Value Plus. Click on the link on our Aruba Home Page for details.
Other Amenities -
Oceanfront rooms with a balcony and one or two queen beds.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-Surcharge may apply at restaurants.
There are 10 Restaurants at Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive:
Coco Grill and Bar - Offering made-to-order brick oven pizza, sandwiches, tropical drinks, beer and wine. Located at Dive Aruba All Inclusive.
Paparazzi Restaurant - A colorful indoor Italian restaurant. Dinner only
Red Parrot Restaurant - Featuring Oceanfront terrace or indoor fine dining, Located at Divi Aruba All Inclusive.
Cunucu Terrace Restaurant - Open air dining offering buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Pelican Terrace Restaurant - Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with semi-open air seating. Located at Divi Aruba All Inclusive.
Pure Lime - A-la-carte restaurant featuring Mexican cuisine for dinner only. Reservations are required. Dress code: cruise casual (no bathing suits please).
Ginger, New Asian Flavours - Asian fusion restaurant.
Pizza per Tutti - Serving pizza, snacks, soft drinks and beer from morning to night.
Sandpiper Bar - This oceanfront restaurant offers pasta dishes, sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs.
Palm Grill - Grill your own food in oceanview setting
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment, theme nights.

Applicable Ages: 5 - 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: Hourly
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

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214 Recommend
214 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive to their friends and family

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One Happy Island
Mar 07 2018
This is not an over the board hotel, but all rooms overlook the ocean and it's beautiful views, I have been to this hotel 5 times now and would not change it, the staff is very polite, friendly, they welcome you and everyone fits right in, you really can not have a bad time. the facilities are very clean and there is plenty to do. or you can just relax. the only down fall is WIFI service it does not always work but you can still enjoy yourself. love this hotel and Happy Island
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First time to Aruba
Feb 08 2018
Stayed at the Tamarijn for a week in January and we were absolutely pleased. The lay out of the hotel we loved compared to the high-rises that flood the beach. Food was always acceptable. Only suggestion is that they change up the breakfast bar from time to time and offer mimosa's everyday instead of just Sunday. The requirement to reserve one of the specialty restaurants is acceptable but we were always told that they only had opennings at like 6:30 or again at 8:30 and while we opted for the 6:30, realized that several tables sat empty the entire time we dined and felt like they could have accomodated more reservations. This was at all the restaurants we ate at in the resort and we observed this while walking past the others as well on our way to the buffets when we didn't have appointments. Disappointing to be told there are no reservations available but then you look in and see more than a hand full of open tables. Other than that, everything was just wonderful. Special thanks to bar tender Diego at the snack bar. So on top of things. Highly recommend and anyone who stays at Tamaraijn with complaints probably isn't satisfied anywhere.
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Not as presented.
Dec 22 2017
The front staff and concierge were not helpful and very unfriendly. No transportation to and from the airport was not provided although it was supposed to be included. We had to take a cab at the cost of and additional $50.00. Our room was directly behind the entertainment venue and the resort was almost empty, we should have been given a different room. We were informed that there has not been an Apple representative at the hotel in over two years. We did not see any advantage to booking through Apple Vacation. We will let our travel agent know about this after the holidays. We experienced air delays resulting in the loss of an entire day at the resort. We will be contacting American Airlines regarding a refund of our lost day cost. We have booked with Apple many times over the last 15 years but no longer feel that there is any advantage to continue to do so.
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Not the service you would expect from an all-inclusive
Sep 07 2017
This was our first all-inclusive experience so we didn't know what to expect, but the hotel lacked basic things like room service. Almost everything needed to be booked through the concierge and they wouldn't allow bookings, even for the hotel restaurants over the phone. Local calls from the room were not free and were significantly expensive. They charged a $1 per night fee that they deem optional for the local YMCA. From what our friends have experienced at other all-inclusives drinks are brought to you on the beach, or available in the room. There was nothing more than an empty mini-fridge in the room. Drinks were not brought to you, you had to go to the bar and for us that was pretty far from our building. Are room air conditioning was great and the maid service was good, I felt like they were very tight on the number of towels they would allow you to have. I enjoyed being able to check-out bicycles without a cost. The proximity of the hotel to downtown and a grocery store was great. We went to the store to get soda because it wasn't easy to get anything other than hot coffee in the mornings at the buffet where the service was really poor. I felt like the resort was under staffed and during buffet meals "servers" were often struggling to just keep tables clean much less bring you drinks. The one really redeeming quality of the resort was the phenomenal beach. The beach was the best we came across on the island. Beaches in Aruba are very rocky, or have rocks under the sand and that was minimal for large areas of the Tamarijn coast. But because we were in the last building of the resort our piece of beach butt up against an open beach and locals would often come in to the resort area and use the chairs or hang out ruining the atmosphere. I loved Aruba, I'm not sure how I feel about the all-inclusive. I enjoyed it, for our honeymoon it was a lot of fun but I didn't think it was worth the cost. I don't feel like I got the all-inclusive benefits I expected to have for the cost.
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Hotel was exactly as described.
Jul 26 2017
Food was excellent, and hotel was right on the beach. They needed more beach chairs as some days if you did not get up early you did not have one.
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Tamarin review
Apr 01 2017
Overall, we loved this resort- especially the access to the beautiful beach, the food and drinks, the ability to use the sister resort, the Divi. While we were there they closed the pool for emergency repairs, and the nearby bar, so we had construction mess and noise. The hotel room was old and could use some updates, and the staff wasn't quick to take your drink orders.
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Amazing beach
Mar 09 2017
LOved the beach and how quiet and relaxing. We really enjoyed out tine there. we did venture out for food options. had to make dinner reservations 2 days in advance that wasn't the most ideal also bar didn't open until 11am.
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Beautiful beach
Feb 28 2017
Best beach location we've been to. A la carte restaurants were nice and staff was very accommodating. Bar service most places was mediocre though the Bunker Bar was very good though always crowded- I think because it was very good! Buffet food was fine- edible though not spectacular. The beach though made everything worthwhile. White sand, right there at your door, just what we were looking for. We would definitely go back.
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Jan 25 2017
The only issue was the flies at the buffet and the bar. too many
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Jan 03 2017
I've stayed at this hote 7 times & this past visit was somewhat disappointing. The staff attitude has changed. They we're unfriendly. Unwilling to serve and very blasé about customer service . They seemed to purposely make you wait for a drink and were very short staffed. Housekeeping couldn't supply washcloths. Overall I was disappointed.
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Nov 07 2016
Requested at front desk to be moved to first floor but they said they couldn't. Numerous fly's in every restaurant except two.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Sun, sand and service
Marion481, Scotland, Ontario
Tue Apr 24 15:16:29 EDT 2018
A friend and I recently stayed a week at the Tamarijn and loved it! The food was wonderful, drinks are premium liquor (other than fancy mixed drinks) and the staff was awesome! All of the staff are so friendly and helpful and can't do enough for their guests. We enjoyed our room right on the beach and it was not difficult to get lawn chairs at most times of the day. The water is crystal clear and the sand like fine powder. We enjoyed most of our dinners at the specialty restaurants but the buffet was excellent too with lots of options. We met a lot of people who were repeat visitors and the reason is clear! We didn't use the pool, we preferred the ocean but thought that the pool was a little small in size. We would definitely recommend this hotel!

Beautiful Beachfront Property
KeKeGram, Ohio
Sat Apr 21 10:04:15 EDT 2018
I read many reviews before choosing this resort and I disagree with the ones who say the staff are rude. As others have said, I think if you treat people with kindness you get that in return. Some staff had a little difficulty understanding, but it wasn't horrible or considered being rude. With a little patience everything worked out great. When you read reviews about a place that people have been returning to for 10 + years, how could you go wrong. There were always staff milling around cleaning, sweeping, and ready to say HELLO. You most definitely feel safe on and off resort in Aruba. We were there for eight nights and we ate at each Ala cart restaurant, reservations are NOT that difficult to get. Be flexible, you are on VACATION! Palm Grill, Ginger, and Paparazzi are at the Tamarijn; and Red Parrot and Pure Lime are at the Divi (sister resort). We enjoyed every restaurant and the staff was amazing, if you asked they accommodated your request (within reason). Even my husband went out of the box and ate food he normally wouldn't at home - and YES he liked it. If Ala cart restaurants are not your thing the buffets - Pelican Terrace at the Divi and Cunucu Terrace at the Tamarijn have you covered. There is a variety of things to choose from and items change during the week. The Pizza per Tutti Grill & Bar at the Tamarijn and the Coco Grill & Bar at the Divi have wonderful pizzas and sandwiches! The Coco Grill & Bar is NON-SMOKING, so if you don't want to be bothered by smoke this is your place. I requested a King Bed Corner Room in Building 19 and that is exactly what we got. The day we arrived was my birthday and in our room was a bottle of wine and two glasses, to me little things like that make you feel special. The room, in my opinion, was the perfect size for us. I hung most of our clothes and we had plenty of room to do so (I do pack a few extra plastic hangers). The rooms could use a broom to keep up with the sand, but you get daily housekeeping (if you want). Building 19 is just past the Bunker Bar and the beachfront in that area was wonderful. Because you are by the bar you are going to hear music, laughter, and people talking from 11 am to 7 pm, we LOVED the spot and will request to stay in the same room on our next trip (which is already being planned). You can use floating rafts and noodles that you sign out for the day at the towel hut. They also have bikes if you choose to use them. The water sports area has snorkels, masks, and fins - get these and check out the little fishes! They also had a kayaks, windsurfing boards, and a small sailboat. There is one pool at the Tamarijn, and you can use the pools at the Divi too. We are a kid free family so swimming in the ocean was perfect for us. Be sure to take plenty of sunscreen and reapply it often! The resort has some sort of evening entertainment every night, music to acrobatic shows. A few days during the week local vendors set up stands to sell their items. Other than the ALOE MAN there are no vendors walking around soliciting you at the resort or on the beach. There are a few shops that you can buy souvenirs, snacks, etc.right on site. You can also take the taxi or bus into town to do some shopping. With all that said ~ Will we be back ~ DEFINITELY!!!

Heaven on earth
Gpchab, Nova Scotia, Canada
Thu Apr 19 14:44:00 EDT 2018
We spent April 7-14 at this resort and I can honestly say it was by far the most beautiful place we have vacationed.Yes the room are not as large as some resorts,but to be able to open your door and be steps to the ocean is incredible.Food was amazing at all venues,staff were friendly and helpful,entertainment was excellent and it was so nice to be able to go to the sister resort.We stayed in building 18 and it was perfect.Close to everything and a bit sheltered so it wasn’t as windy as some areas.I truly don’t think there is a bad room anywhere.Everyone was so happy and upbeat and most people we talked to were return guests,understandably because as the title says,Heaven on Earth!We will be back for sure!Only wish there were direct flight from Halifax.Thank You to all the staff and management.One Happy Island for sure!

Beautiful Beach and Location
erinmt2018, Saint John, Canada
Wed Apr 18 08:06:21 EDT 2018
This resort was a great place to stay, the staff is wonderful, the food was very good, and the location was perfect. Not far from Oranjestad just about a 20 minute walk or could take a bike out for the day as well. The room being oceanfront was perfect. I really enjoyed being able to be right on the ocean. The shows were great and loved having the other resort to go back and forth between. This resort was perfect and would definitely go back.

close to sand and great beach
mrpainter69, Paw Paw, Michigan
Mon Apr 16 11:26:36 EDT 2018
by far the closes rooms to the beach and a great staff We stay at Sandals a lot 10 trips and this was great for half the money Not sandals but still good for a lot less. But it does have kids. Money or Kids??? two vacations or one

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