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 4060 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Third time back - and some comments on beach/ room location

    I will preface all of this to say that we still love this place and will probably return. We always come in November - first time was 7 days, second was 10 days, this time is 14 days. The big issue this year is that they’ve moved the international beach tennis tournament from Eagle Beach to Bushiri Beach - which is the public beach next to the end of the resort - beside the 2500 block. The last 2 years we’ve stayed in the 2500 block. The tournament has been going on for 10 of our 14 days. In the daytime, it’s fine - it’s no different than being near the bunker bar or near the pool. It’s louder than we’ve had in previous years - but other times we’ve had people on the local beach playing music, or other noise. Really not a big deal. At night the beach tennis event has a concert, and it appears they crank the volume up a lot. We love socializing but always looked forward to coming back to our room, having some time to just listen to the waves and have a nightcap - which is why we’ve asked for a room at the far end of the resort (which FYI is a 0.5 km walk from the main areas of the resort). This year, most of that time has involved very loud music/commentating that we can hear even inside the room - very loudly. We can’t hear the waves. It’s usually gone on until 11:30 or 12:00 - last night it was after 1am. Other years they have often had a Saturday or weekend event in that area when we’ve been there - and we can tolerate anything for a day/evening or two. This year it has been a bit much. With the renovating of the Bushiri beach venue - if you look at the beach tennis website it is now supposed to be a “festival and event terrain” - I would caution anyone in requesting rooms to see what is going on there first, and for how long. So - why didn’t we request a room change then? I’m sure they would have accommodated us. This is by far the best end of the resort as far as the beach goes. It is quite eroded compared to last year at this time - especially the blocks just after bunker bar, and the 2400 block. The best beach left is 2200/2300 block. 2500 is smaller than last year but still pretty good (better than 2400 or anything below 2200). So, our option if we want to keep the good beach would be to go to 2200/2300 and the music is super loud there too. So we’ve opted to stay where we are. If we keep coming at the same time of year as the beach tennis, we’ll probably move down to the 1500/1600/1700 blocks and just deal with not as nice a beach, or go to the Divi. Regarding the beach and it being rocky - there is good beach access along the entire front of the 1400 block - that is the first block after the main area with the restaurants, etc. There is also an area in front of the the 1700 block where you can access the water easily. The rest is pretty rocky. The 1300 and below blocks have no direct access without climbing over a lot of rocks. Although, in that area, you are right beside Divi beach which is better than any beach at Tamarijn. So, if you want to walk a bit and go to Divi beach, that’s an option there. If you don’t actually care about going into the water (if you just want to sit beside it), then you could stay anywhere in Tamarijn and be happy. Snorkelling is also awesome since the coral reef is right there (which is why it’s rocky). I’m not a snorkeler but that’s what I’ve been told. Lots of changes this year. Looks like they’ve started renovating rooms. 1401/1402 are done, and they finished 1701/1702/1703/1704 while we’ve been here. The new rooms have a solid roof over the 2nd floor rooms - so more shade/rain protection. I don’t know if they’re doing all of them or not, but would guess they’ll continue the upgrades. I haven’t seen the inside so can’t comment on that. They also finished a large building at the Divi end of the resort - that now has the fitness centre, water sports centre, rock climbing, a hair salon (I think), another souvenir shop and a beach bar that is not part of the all inclusive (I think it’s catering to all the condos around). Bunker bar has also been redone. We continue to love this place - love the fact that our room is steps from the water. We can have coffee in the morning on our patio and we are right at the water. We can sit all day outside our own room - use our own washroom, not have to “pack up” to go to the beach. The staff, as in all years, are fantastic. Service is awesome. The food is good. The resort is clean. Basics are all covered - hot water is there when you want it, AC is good, water pressure is good, mattress is comfortable. This is not a 5 star pampered type of experience - it’s laid back and casual and we love it. Resort is also very environmentally conscious. No straws, very little disposable anything, no water bottles, no pop bottles. You are given refillable water bottles when you check in and you can fill them at multiple places throughout the resort. Water in Aruba is completely safe to drink. Thankfully they gave up on their “eco cups” though - you’ll still see disposal units around for eco cups, but they now just use cups they wash. The eco cup was a small recyclable plastic cup but was pretty flimsy. If you’re a fan of frozen drinks, you may want to bring a straw. Having complained about he noise from the beach tennis tournament, you should go watch it - no admission required - so you can just wander over - it’s quite the sport!

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    ALL INCLUSIVE FOR EVERY AGE

    Second or third time we've been here (so glad we did) and hopefully not the last. Our first floor room (which was requested and granted) was perfect. In the "front door" and out the "back" and there is the sea, the view and the quiet. We found the food great, plentiful, staff attentive. Our fav spot was the bar grill open late--each night before we sleep we stopped there for personal pizza, meatball sandwiches, chicken nuggets, etc. The shows are great and don't get me started about the service by Willeke, at the tour desk. Personal service is very much appreciated. The bed linens were high quality. Each room has beach chairs right outside the door, no getting up in the middle of the night to save chairs! There is a shuttle service to the other Divi and to the casino. About 15 minutes from the airport. The city bus stops right outside the resort--easy access to the capital. There are plenty of activities and entertainment at night. Even has a "kids" club for daytime activities. Two drawbacks: the beach is almost non existent mid resort. Must walk to either end (a walk) to get into the seas. Reservations for the restaurants can only be made two days in advance forcing us to be up early to get spots. BUT we will definitely be back--a great bang for the buck!

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    return visit

    we just got back Nov 9th from Tamarijn our second vacation there in 10 months . What a great , friendly , casual , resort . we will be going again in 2020 and bringing our 5 year old grandson kids up to 12 are free ! people complain about the rocky beach , but it was no problem at all if you don't mind walking an extra 100 feet. the service on the entire resort is excellent , food good , belashi beer is very good , any questions i 'd be happy to answer them .

    Nov 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Trip ..... Again!

    Our 9th trip to the Tamarijn and my comments will be the same .... beautiful and relaxing! Its really telling when you come year after year and the same friendly people are there. Again, not a high-end resort … no full refrigerators or beach service … (except for Awesome Bernadette by the pool) rooms are a little run down but I'm telling you to goooooo visit the Tamarijn … you won't regret it! Shout out to Carmine who we missed!

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst All-Inclusive We've Stayed At

    THE GOOD: Let's talk about the good...the staff was friendly and the views were fantastic from the room (we had a first floor room in buidling 21). THE BAD: The food was mediocre at best. The first night we ate at Red Parrott, since concierge had reserved us a table prior to our trip (which at the time we appreciated). My steak was like shoe leather and dry (I ordered it medium) and my honey's grouper was very, very dry. The next night we had a reservation at Palm Grill. When I think hibatchi, I think Benihana style...not where the guests cook the food themselves! And we received little direction on how to cook the food. Our grill ended up being too hot and the food nearly burned. Again, super dry and tasteless. The Cunucu Terrace buffet was good for breakfast and decent for dinner, but had it's own issues (see THE UGLY below). The alcohol was pretty much bottom shelf...the best vodka they had was Absolut (yuck) and there was no Jack Daniel's. We've never stayed at a resort that doesn't serve Jack Daniel's. The mixers were "off" (think cheap, syrupy, overly sweet drinks). And the in-room refrigerator had nothing in it...no beer, no water, no juice...NOTHING. Again, this was a first for us for an all-inclusive. AND THE UGLY Where do I begin? The room we were assigned to, the first night the bathroom flooded (water pouring out from under the sink). We called the front desk, who sent maintenance. And the maintenance guy said the reason for the flooding was that the sink pipe wasn't long enough to exit the wall (it wasn't attached to anything), so water exited the sink and poured onto the floor! How did the resort not know a pipe wasn't connected?!? Having an infant who drinks milk from bottles, running water is absolutely necessary. They did offer to switch rooms, but said the only room available was right by the lobby and the front desk woman didn't recommend it due to the noise factor with an infant. They did fix it the next day, but what a pain to wash bottles in the shower. As I said above, we had a room on the first floor in building 21, That week there were quite a few storms, and every time it rained, rainwater leaked through the balcony door into the room. Again, this is something the resort should have known before they checked us in. Overall the Tamarijn is in desperate need of a complete remodel. There's was lots of delayed maintenance there, that was pretty obvious (like rotted boards on the board walk, very dated rooms). And just a suggestion, but spending a few more dollars on better alcohol and food, as well as some pest control treatment in your buffet) would go a long way. And the Cunucu Terrace Buffet? Breakfast was good. DInner was okay, but the food was often not hot (the mashed potatoes one night were actually cold). Also, there were flies everywhere. In an indoor buffet!!! I realize there's a certain amount of insects to be expected in the tropics, but there were so many flies, constantly landing on glasses, plates, serving dishes. It was disgusting and definitely something the resort could have taken care of. We knew before arriving and doing our research that there were rocks on the beach and what we thought would be some small pebbles in some parts of the water. I brought my water shoes. But we were not prepared for the large rocks that were in the water. We tried several different areas at the Tamarijn Beach, and they were all rocky. I could even feel the rocks through my water shoes. The water was also pretty cloudy and the beach was super tiny (unlike Palm Beach, where we stayed the week before....the water was crystal clear, zero rocks and the beach was large). I realize Mother Nature is no something the resort can control, but it was a disappointment. Add to that only one pool that was always crowded, we didn't do much swimming during our stay. My partner and I have traveled to various places in the Caribbean over the past decade and have been to Aruba 6 times so far. And this was by far the worst all-inclusive stay we've ever experienced. The entire stay we were wishing we had stayed in Palm Beach for the entire trip...that resort in Palm Beach was much nicer and the food and drinks were spectacular there. This is probably the only all-inclusive trip where I've lost weight (due to the food and lousy drinks). We still enjoyed our trip to Aruba (a vacation is always a blessing). But this is the one resort both my partner and I agree we would not return to, not even for a Cyber Monday deal. Even with the "bargain price" we booked this trip, there are much better options in Aruba.

    Nov 07, 2019
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