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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!

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HOTEL LOCATION
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
ORANJESTAD


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Local Phone: 011-297-525-5200
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-554-2008
Fax: 011-297-525-5203
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking(Complimentary)
Casino Nearby (Alhambra Casino)
Shopping Mall Nearby (10 minutes)
Pools
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.
Golf: NEARBY
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
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Restrictions apply to the Honeymooners Value Plus. Click on the link on our Aruba Home Page for details.
ROOM TYPES
DELUXE OCEAN FRONT
Oceanfront rooms with a balcony and one or two queen beds.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
DELUXE OCEAN FRONT
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
DINING
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:
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).
Ginger, New Asian Flavours - Asian fusion restaurant.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment, theme nights.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

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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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Not as presented.
JAMES H.
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
JASON J.
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.
MICHAEL O.
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
BRUCE A.
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
MEGAN C.
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
FRANCIS O.
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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MICHAEL W.
Jan 25 2017
The only issue was the flies at the buffet and the bar. too many
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Tamarjin
MARGARET B.
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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JEAN W.
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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Hurricane Matthew damaged beach, rooms are dark and small, but food, service, other guests and ocean were great!
JODY A.
Oct 19 2016
Alas, the wide expanses of beach apparently disappeared the week before our visit due to strong ocean currents in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Not much beach is left, sadly. Rooms are small and not well lit. There is some beach left, the ocean was the best I've ever experienced in the Caribbean, the service was wonderful and responsive, the food was surprisingly excellent (although don't expect any fresh tropical fruit; it is not native to Aruba). The beach and restaurants at the sister hotel Divi, to which you have access, were excellent. Most importantly, the employees and fellow guests were the friendliest I've met at any resort. We'd stay here again. All things considered, we loved our visit and would happily stay there again.
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40th Anniversary
COLLEEN M.
Sep 27 2014
Everything was enjoyable except the interruption of one afternoon when my husband and I were in our room and the door opened to other guests of the hotel that were given a key to our room. I was very upset because these people could have come into our room if we weren't there and who know what could have happened. The hotel gave our room to another couple which we had to inform them that we still had three more days at the hotel. This was very upsetting. The other upsetting thing was waiting to be pick up at the hotel to go to the airport for departure. They were to pick us up at 12:15 pm and didn't arrive until 1:00 PM. The last time we traveled with apple the same thing happened and we just made it to the airport. We would like to get a group together in the future but I don't want anything to happen like what has happened to us as far as the travel and the unexpected guest. I enjoy working with Apple to do the booking and how professional the staff is but I'm concerning Southwest now that they also go to Cancun and the Caribbean Islands.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
A good but not excellent resort
HonoluluTrip, Richmond Hill, Canada
Tue Jan 16 13:19:37 EST 2018
My wife and I were in Tamarijn resort in Aruba from January 7 to January 14. Let me share our experience with you from this trip, first by describing our opinion about Aruba itself. Aruba is a small island that while it is a Dutch colony, there is nothing like a European city. It is more like an American city. Its currency is US dollar and most of the stores in the city are American chains. It is a safe city but not a very special city as many people would like to describe it. Its water is rough and there is a constant wind all 24 hours. In my opinion, while it is a good city, but when you compare it with other Caribbean places, it is overrated. The cost of everything is much more than what you pay when you go to Cuba for example (yes Cuba is a poor country, but it is as safe as Aruba and Cuba has many more destinations (cities) and activities than Aruba. Tamarijn resort and its more expensive sister, “Divi all-inclusive resort” is located close to the downtown area. No matter in which one of the two resorts you stay, you have access to all facilities in both resorts. We found that the reception in Tamarijn is better that in Divi and the receptionists in Tamarijn are much friendlier than in Divi. Our special Thanks to JANINE for her friendly welcome and for her help when she tried to help us with the issues that we had with WIFI and the Shower in our room. Unfortunately due to the lack of support from resort’s management, none of the issues were resolved. The WIFI was never worked in the room and the shower was not fixed. The beach in Divi is better than in Tamarijn. The beach in Tamarijn is full of rocks that make it very difficult to go in the water, while this is not the case in Divi. The beach in DIVI is all soft/white sand. On the other hand, the Buffet area in Tamarijn is much better and more pleasant than in Divi. The bars in both Tamarijn and Divi are very average and very few. All three restaurants in Tamarijn and the two in Divi are good. You must book them in advance. The Concierge where you have to book the restaurants are not friendly or helpful and sometimes you find them rude and not polite. We found that in general the customer service in both resorts is poor. Instead of helping the customers, most of time they argue with the guests. This is true too with the resorts’ Managers as well. In our opinion, the managements need to be trained to provide better customer service and then they can be the role models for other customer cares in the resorts. The customer service always starts from the top.

Definitely book here!
familyof5Ontario, Ontario
Mon Jan 15 11:58:05 EST 2018
Spent a week Dec 30-Jan 6 at the Tamarijn, ground floor 2309 & 2311, with our three kids (20,18 & 15 yo). Loved it!! As previously stated the rooms are small and a little out-dated. BUT after you step out your patio door, take a few steps and you are on the beach that is instantly forgotten!! No elevators, or walking down hallways, just instant beach steps away!! TIPS: - Ask for ground floor rooms. Loved that we could go in & out of room all day long to change bathing suits, go to the bathroom, cool off...etc...soooo convenient!! - Take your own Yetis or Bubbas, saves multiple trips to the Bunker Bar! - Request room in blocks 19-22 or 23. Starting at the Bunker Bar, there are rooms 19-25 on this side. All these rooms have sandy beaches with no rocks in front. We were in block 23, I wouldn't want to be any further, as longer walks. Glad we weren't on other side of Bunker Bar, as rest of blocks have rocks in front of beach. You can still use beach, but no rocks MUCH better. Initially I was concerned we were far from pool, but because of room set up and awesome beach, we didn't use the pool once!!! - Bring towel clips, as windy. We had 28 degree weather, so wind appreciated! I buy large hair clips from the Dollar Store, works great! - We took water shoes, but didn't use. Perhaps take incase room in front of rock area. We could have used them at Natural Pools while on our Jeep Tour, but forgot them! - As soon as you arrive, go to Concierge, and book specialty restaurants. Can book restaurants two days in advance only. We did them all. Our fav were: Paparazzi, Red Parrot and Palm Grill. - We brought our own mask and snorkel. Able to get (I think) at water sports area, for free, but too far away, so never went there, nice to have our own. Fun finding shells. - We did use the resorts water mats/floats to lie on in ocean. So relaxing! Can sign out daily, at towel hut, no cost, short walk between Bunker Bar and Restaurants. -Go out early to "reserve" your chairs and papula right in front of room. Great for shade or as a table. No problem, as my husband is an early riser. Def needs to be done at 7am or slightly earlier. TOURS: - We pre-booked, online, a full day Jeep Tour with ABC Tours. Highly recommend!! Plus, if you are ok to drive a stick, I rec you drive jeep yourself. My husband did. So fun! Everyone else was going around pot holes and puddles...we went thru them! I sat in front, thankfully, and 3 kids in back. You get bounced around a fair bit, and kids were soaked (from puddles)...our jeep was only one covered in mud! We requested the jeep to ourselves, and was granted it! Other jeeps had a couple families in them! In hindsight, perhaps a good thing, as others may not have liked the ride/puddles...hehe! You could have booked a Jeep Tour at Hotel, with Palm Tours (I think), but sure rec ABC Tours! They picked us up right from hotel. Enjoy your trip...we did!!!!

What you read is exactly what you get!
Honestly902, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Sun Jan 14 12:37:58 EST 2018
Second time to this property and fifth time to the island. The island is amazing . Perfect weather and a short flight from the states. Booked the Tamarijn knowing full well we are using the Divi property also. Room on the 2100 block was perfect. First floor walk out and beach and ocean feet away. Small room, like you read but our room was recently redone. Upon check in, we booked through Expedia and the reservation was for a king bed and a roll away. When we checked in they had us in 2 queens. Isis at the front desk was amazing. We explained we needed a king and life was a little hard. She was very accommodating with no eye rolls or excuses. She is a great asset to the hotel. The only thing we did not read is you had to book and pay for the shuttle from the hotel. We ended up taking a cab for $20 each way plus tip. When we stayed here last time6-7 years ago the restaurants were messed up. You had to book 3 days in advance unless you tipped the hostess. Now you sit with the concierge 2 days in advance but less than 2 days they usually can fit you in somewhere , sometime. We were very happy. The first night we ate at Pure lime, Mexican. Great margarita and ok food. They kept inside very cold and after the first person asked to raise the temperature, it still was cold. I asked the hostess to make it warmer and my answer was... I just did... I am not raising it again. She luckily was the only staff member I would put on the unemployment line. The bar tenders and wait staff are all great . It is true Americans tip and Europeans don’t. Workers are not stupid and work hard for little money. A dollar here and there goes a long way. The red parrot and Ginger were our favorites . The Italian is good but not great. Buffets are great and have improved over the years. The morning omelette station is amazing and when we went around 9:30-10 there was no wait. One cook was able to do 3 people. With many choices of vegetables and meats, even shrimp and crab. One late morning they ran out of salmon and the omelet man went in the back and came out with a plate of salmon .... very accommodating. He could have just said no. Shuttle drivers were more excess able then in years past and make it easy to get from hotels and pools and restaurants and casino. When we were there they were upgrading the grounds including putting more huts outside the beach front rooms. Yes you do need to wake up early to get a hut but reclining chairs are available when you wanted them. The staff stacks them at night. Tennis courts , shuffle board and beanbag games, bicycles, floats and noodles are available for rent. For the price this all inclusive is a good deal . They are working very hard to improve and seem to be listening to reviews. As they were putting sand mats outside the sliders. We will return to the island and most likely return to this property.

Family trip to Aruba
KimDS74, Edmonton, Canada
Fri Jan 12 17:21:10 EST 2018
We spent New Years at the resort for a total of a 10 night stay. The resort is very well kept and staff are endlessly cleaning everywhere. We did find that the resorts choices in fabric for the common area chairs was odd as all the chairs in the lobby, buffet area and elsewhere were stained and worn looking. The resort has been updated but its clear where that has happened (new bathroom counters, sinks, showers) and where it has not (dated and worn doors, windows). The rooms are tiny, they are located on the beach and have a lovely view of the ocean which we loved. The sliding patio door on our room was old, worn and damaged. It was hard to open or close. We asked for it to be fixed and had no response. The stick to keep the patio door secure is both funny and crazy awful. The resort was replacing these with regular locks but its at a slow pace. The pool was useless, small, no shade and the other pools at the Tam are for the timeshare folks, we used them as they were empty but shouldn't need to do that at a 4 star resort. The food was quite good at the buffet with an egg station in the am, made to order burgers for lunch and the bar food was also quite good. The Red Parrot was great and we ate their twice, the Palm grill was a hit with the kids (grill your own food). The mexican and italian were not worth going to. The staff at the resort were very nice, we had great service everywhere we went with the exception of the last sitting at the sit down restaurants where staff clearly wanted to go home, stopped serving us food, asked us to move to clean a table while we waited for dessert, only brought half the table desserts. The bike rentals are a nice touch but I wouldn't go far with them as they are all quite old and not well maintained and its your issue if they break while off property. The Divi is quite nice, although the rooms are also small and not ocean front I would suggest staying there for the slightly more modern rooms, bigger pool and nicer overall presentation. The beach is very nice, especially at the Divi where the beach is wide and the ocean has no rocks. As with many all inclusive the chair saving is a major issue and its hard to find shade - the hotel needs more shade on the beach and could stop the horrible practice of saving - people were up at 6 am putting towels on chairs which is just stupid. Overall I would suggest this hotel should have a 3 star rating due to the outdated decor and small rooms - reno and the creation of suites would go a long way for this resort.

New Year's Week at Tamarijn
medic8587, New York City, New York
Sun Jan 07 17:21:03 EST 2018
Spent New Year's week in Aruba for our annual visit to this terrific island. The Tamarijn was our destination this time for a solid week of sun and sand. Had a great New Year's Eve fireworks show despite some intermittent downpours. PROS: good food all around (even though the grill-your-own Palm Grill concept is a little weird for a vacation where I don't want to cook), excellent ocean-front room, friendly attentive service, well kept grounds. CONS: way too many children, although this isn't obviously the Tamarijn's fault but makes for a slightly annoying experience if one is looking for relaxation, beach is rocky and sandy swimming areas can only be accessed at certain points. We understood from our last visit to Aruba that this was a result of the 2016 Hurricane. Would definitely stay here again, although all in all we enjoyed the the Divi down the road better in the past because of the direct beach access and seemingly fewer small children around. Tamarijn is certainly a good destination in Aruba.



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