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.
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
Other Amenities -
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:
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
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).
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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What to expect
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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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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
May 30 2018
Everything was great. Staff was always friendly and helpful.
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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 blas 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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Really enjoyed this resort!
Jim H,
Wed Jul 18 08:19:33 EDT 2018
Staff, location and food was fantastic. Rooms were clean and loved that every room faces the ocean. Amazing beach and enjoyed walking it each day. Great that you have access to Divi for food and drinks. You have to book for some of the restaurants but it's easily done through the friendly concierge. I would definitely go back here.

It’s ok
jr3shark, Peekskill, New York
Tue Jul 17 13:27:19 EDT 2018
It’s a beautiful resort, great views, great restaurants, and of course the ocean is great. But the service is terrible. If your sitting at the pool it takes really long for a waiter to come, and there scheduled activities never happen. Also I ordered a vodka tonic and I got a sprite. I’m like, really??? I have to admit they are nice but bad service. But if you don’t care about service then definitely come here.

Beautiful location
NinoElla, Boston, Ma
Mon Jul 16 13:25:25 EDT 2018
My wife and I had a great experience staying at the Tam and using the Divi resort. I would probably rate the Tam a 3.5 and the Divi a 4+. Our room was nice enough but we had terrible shower pressure. Our room location was ideal. It was quiet with an amazing view on the first floor and very close to the Bunker Bar. The Tam was really nice but the restaurants always seemed under staffed and the buffet seating was not big enough. We did not have any problems making dinner reservations. A little known fact, you can make one reservation via email in advance. We ate at the Red Parrot, Papparazzi, and Pure Lime. The service was mixed in general. The hotel would benefit by making a few small changes. Stocking the fridges in the rooms in order to cut back on the bar staff pouring soft drinks, draft beer, and virgin drinks. Or putting a draft beer tap in the buffet area like some other all-inclusive resorts do. The Tam is very family friendly. That being said, we used the pool and beach at the Divi and had a nicer experience as a couple. We ate many of our meals at the Divi and found it to be much better ( the ambiance, service, and newer/updated facilities). All in all, we had a great trip. If I was going with younger children and wanted an all-inclusive, I’d stay at the Tam again. If I was going on a couples trip, I’d stay at the Divi or try out a new hotel.

Terrible resort
desreendudley, Oranjestad, Aruba
Sun Jul 15 19:11:27 EDT 2018
This is my first vacation to Aruba with family of 8. I'm confused by glowing reviews this place was so terrible I'd request a refund if I could. So many issues, where to start. 1. Resort is filthy, dirty chairs,utensils,tables, common area seating. I saw staff using bucket of soapy water to wash clothe couch. Unsanitary!! Malodorous common bathroom. 2. Beaches were so rocky it was difficult to get in. Kids preferred pool, which was always dirty and had no lifeguards! I saw a guest using pool cleaner to get leaves and food out. 3. Resort accommodates guests at several other hotels by allowing them to book dinner reservations at resort. However this causes restaurants to be booked out quickly. I had to wake up before 8 am each morning to wait in concierge line to make dinner reservations 2 days in advance!! 4. Aruba is not progressive like other islands in accommodating tourists. Staff dont know how to use computers, cant take cash payments, lose your reservations which they put in the computer but cant seem to pull it up later. 5. Staff are impolite, lazy and unmotivated to make stay enjoyable. Poor attitudes, servers in restaurants are busy when serving 3-4 tables and take long time to bring meals including drinks. 6. Resort needs to figure out how to keep tame birds from flying into food area and eating from people's plates and pooping on tables. 7. No entertainment, boring in evening. Umpleasant music playing from computer. 8. Showerhead in room needs to be replaced. So many things I could go on more but not worth it. I have 3 days left of 9 day stay and this is first island vacation in years that I cant wait to leave. My advise? If you want nice island vacation go to Jamaica or Dominican republic. This is first and last time I'll visit Aruba.

Postcard picture perfect resort
fishman427, Brantford, Canada
Sat Jul 14 19:36:30 EDT 2018
The resort was right on the white sand beach - a few yards from your room. It was very windy (May) but without the wind you would not have been able to stay in the sun. The rooms were very updated and clean. The staff were very pleasant and eager to help you. There was a good selection of restaurants - you could also go to the Divi resort just down the beach and use their facilities/restaurants. The sunsets were amazing. You felt safe when you walked off the resort to go for a stroll or go downtown and do some shopping. Would definitely go again.

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