Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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!

Location

Aruba - Beach
Aruba, Aruba Reina Beatrix (AUA) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1974
Last Renovation: 2017
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 236

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory This property requires an adult of 21 years or older to be present in each room upon check in.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fee are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3996 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    8 carefree nights. Worth every Penny. (Review covers Divi and Tamarijn All Inclusive.)

    The Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Pros and Cons We just returned from an 8 night stay. There were eleven of us, 6 adults and five kids 10 and under. We had two rooms at Divi and one at Tamarijn. If you are not familiar with this resort, both properties are separated by a quarter mile stretch of the most beautiful beach anywhere. Your stay at one entitles you to all use the beach and facilities of the other. So, if you don’t like the beach in front of your room, take a short walk or take a shuttle and find an area of the beach you like. The same goes for pools and restaurants. (some people have complained on this site that the beach is rocky. That is true of about 10% of the beach, especially in front of Tamarijn. So, look to your right or left and you will find a beautiful stretch of beach suitable to your taste.) The Rooms: If you are looking for a view of the beach, all of the rooms at Tamarijn will please you. Divi is a little more challenging. The Casita rooms at Divi , with the exception of a few rooms there, do not face the beach but are ground level, garden apartment rooms that are On The Beach, literally. I recommend the Casita rooms. Vista l and Vista ll buildings at Divi remind me of apartment buildings and should be avoided if you want a beach view. I do not recommend the Vista Rooms. The Veranda Rooms are not on the beach but overlook a nice pool area and are a short short walk to the beach. One of our rooms was a ground level Veranda room and was very nice indeed. You generally cannot pick a room when making a reservation. However, one of our group was assigned to a Vista room. After speaking to two levels of management and being told for over an hour that the hotel was sold out, they finally moved them to a really nice Veranda Room. So the message is, if you don’t like your assigned room, do not unpack. Do not settle for the possibility of a better room tomorrow. Stick to your guns, be polite but persistent. (Message to management: don’t mess with people who have traveled all day and want what they paid for.) The rooms we had were clean and comfortable. But this resort is not about the rooms. So, don’t expect luxury. The Wifi: Coverage is pretty good but could be spotty depending upon where you are and the time of day. The Beach: Drop dead gorgeous. The Pools: We spent most of the afternoon in the pool at the Veranda Rooms. The pools were great but could become crowded from time to time. The Weather: A constant breeze cools you off most of the day. Breeze could gust to wind but is still a blessing. Mid-day is extremely hot as would be expected. Cloudless sky most of the time. The Food: The adults in my party are all foodies. We know good food when we have it. Same goes for good service. The buffet food was excellent. The usual breakfast foods are available. Lunch and Dinner at the buffet are excellent as well. The specialty restaurants were very good as well. Service at the Red Parrot was as good as it gets anywhere (and I have been anywhere). Edger, our server on two nights at the Red Parrot, was an expert at pleasing us. (Tip- there are separate shrimp and steak entrees on the menu. Ask for them to be combined into a surf and turf. Both the seafood and beef here are excellent.) The Pure Lime is a good Mexican Food restaurant with excellent service. We ate at the Sandpiper on the beach one night. It offered Steaks, chicken and fish grilled on the beach. Food was excellent and the beach experience was fun. Ginger is an Asian affair and was OK but nothing to write home about. Paparazzi, the Italian attempt, should be avoided. Very Important***** you need to get your reservation at the Concierge. First come etc. People line up before 8 AM to get their dinner reservations for two nights in advance. Problem is, the same person making the dinner reservations, which takes seconds, is also booking excursions which takes forever. MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO STAFF THIS POSITION. A DEDICATED RESTAURANT RESERVATIONIST SHOULD BE ON DUTY A COUPLE OF HOURS IN THE MORNING. MANAGEMENT WOULD MAKE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAPPY BY MAKING THIS CHANGE. THEN WE COULD BE “One happy Island”. The Snacks: You can’t be hungry here. Pizza, sandwiches, pasta carbonara, hot dogs. The Sandpiper is a great place to snack and drink on the beach. If you are lucky, Curtis will be on duty at the bar. There are other locations that serve snacks constantly. The Drinks: All day, all night and just about everywhere. Go out of your way to visit the Bunker Bar at Tamarijn. Curtis at the Sandpiper is a national treasure. All of the bars are staffed by pleasant people. The local beer is Balashi and very refreshing. Drinks are not served very strong (and thank goodness for that) however, if you want something extra, just ask for it. Lots of main-stream brands are available such as Dewars and others. The Staff: Pleasent, accommodating, responsive. But also busy and hard working. So when it is crowded at the bar, be patient. These are nice people and a pleasure to be around. The front desk was very responsive to our needs during the week. The Bellman and housekeeping staff were pleasant as well. Tipping: No one is required to tip. My policy it to tip when good service is given. That being said, I tipped the restaurant, including the buffet, and bar staff whenever I was served. The bar is tricky because my bathing suit didn’t accommodate cash and because I wore the bartenders out (frequent flier) I also tipped our housekeeper. I only withheld a mealtime tip once for poor service. The Shuttles: If you go back and forth between the two properties or the Casino, you might come to rely on the Shuttle Service. We walked back and forth most of the time because the shuttles were usually bunched up on one end or the other. The drivers were always courteous. MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO DISPATCH THESE SHUTTLES SO THAT RELIABLE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE. Or you can just walk. The Entertainment: Local dance and Folk groups entertain in the evening and are just delightful. Bands come in as well and for the most part have been professional and entertaining. Lots of dance under the stars opportunity. Oranjestad: Nearby Oranjestad is nice. Just nice. Ride the Trolly for free. Shop around for a t-shirt. Have a beer or lunch at The Paddock. Get back to the beach as fast as you can. (The town is safe but not very interesting to me. You decide.) A WORD OF ADVICE TO MANAGEMENT: One of our kids experienced a minor injury, a cut on the foot. Your restaurant and security staff were very responsive but that was as far as it got. Once on the scene, it was evident that the security staff were not trained in basic first aid. On top of that, they carried a first aid bag that looked professional but they had no bandages or gauze to stop the bleeding. The bag was almost empty. One of them had to go back to the office to get a bandaid. That took about 45 minutes. Everything worked out well. Management, if you are reading this, take the time to train your staff in first aid and have STOCKED first aid kits available for your staff to use at all of your restaurants and bars. There are no cons about this place. If you are considering a vacation in Aruba, Divi & Tamarijn All Inclusives are a good place to spend your money. The high-rise area of the island is on the same beach a mile or so away but because of the congestion there (expensive high-rise hotels on a limited beach area) the beach experience there is just not that great.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing vacation

    Nice hotel. Amazing beach access. The beach was directly off our patio. Food was decent for AI and lots of choices. Evening entertainment every night was great. Check in and check was very easy and quick. Would stay again.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Paradise

    Yet again after 7 visits it's still a wonderful place to go. We could live there and be happy. The hotel room was in block 19 right on the beach. The sand came upto the patio. Food as usual varied and good . Staff friendly we used the other restaurants on site to including the Divi. The casino was fun to go to. All in all another 4.5 star visit rooms upgraded. Water ok to drink and drinks flowing. Champagne for breakfast if you wanted... lots of choice with sports to do. Rock wall kayaking etc.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Paradise

    Stayed for 2 weeks, yes the rooms are dated, but very clean, comfy bed and plenty of hot water and the balcony railings need painting, but the view is spectacular. Checking in on the bus was great so we could go straight to the room, where our bags were delivered almost immediately. Plenty of choice to eat, booking for the speciality restaurants was first come first served so get in early, we had no problems, the Italian was particularly good. Read here that the staff are rude, but I found them brilliant, especially Edwin, Bernadette and Anthony, I suppose it’s how you speak to them, noticed some people were rude to them. Pool table, table tennis, quoits and giant shuffle kept the grandchildren happy when they had enough sun and pool there was also giant chess. Tried the kayaking which was fun. Didn’t watch much entertainment as we met some new friends, and spent time with them. Drinks were top shelf, don’t get that everywhere, try the local beer, it was lovely. Submarine trip well worth the money, and the shuttle bus around the resort was priceless. Taxis are about 10 dollars to go into Oranjestad. Really didn’t want to come home, will definitely return one day.

    Aug 10, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Love the ocean at my front door.

    We have gone here for the last 3 yrs and have book for 2019. Love the people and the sun shine. The bartenders are great .They remember what you like to drink after the first day. Love the ocean at my front door.

    Aug 08, 2019
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