Tamarijn Aruba Beach Resort
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Hotel was great. Rooms weren't anything special, we were even upgraded to the honeymoon suite and the rooms seemed small and weren't lit very well. However, seems to be well worth the trade to be able to open the slider door and walk right out to a sandy, very quiet beach!! Location cannot be beat anywhere else on the island!!! Everywhere else you have to go through a lobby, or down stairs and across the street, etc. so definitely worth it for a smaller room. We didn't spend a lot of time in the rooms anyway. They had tiki huts on the beach to get some shade (it's very hot and right on the equator) but make sure to put your towel out there early to reserve it. Pool was big but a little crowded with kids, understandable. Food was phenomenal!!! We are at the Palm beach grill, Paparazzi, Red Parrot, and Windows on Aruba, all had absolutely delicious food! Even the buffet had really great food! Make sure to reserve your restaraunt reservations 2 days ahead of time because they do get full. They run a little on "island time" (aka slow), but that's every island, and it's not too bad. Concierge was very helpful in getting directions, renting a car, and making reservations. Buy some aloe from the aloe man!! The aloe man is a local guy (with medicalbackground) who peddles his homemade aloe in the resorts. You can't miss him, he wears head to toe "Hawaiian clothes" in bold colors, always with a huge hat to match and bright ties. I got sun poisoning the first day, and despite all the store brand aloe/lidocaine and lotion I was using, it was very bad. I found the aloe man on the last day and bought his aloe. Put it on my arm and within 48 hrs my skin was back to normal. If you have fair skin or anticipate some burns, you need this miracle in a bottle. It is a glass bottle with twist, just to plan ahead if you want to bring some home.
We chose this hotel, purely for the beachfront rooms and easy access to the beach. In that respect, we got what we wanted. The rest, we just accepted and tried our best to enjoy our stay. There are pros and cons to being in building 25, the very last block. The pros- there were very little people using that part of the resort. We had lots of Palapa options. We could take our time waking up and relaxing, instead of fighting for chairs. The biggest CON of staying at the end is, the very LOUD traffic. All day/night long, you hear about 50 ambulances driving by with sirens on, loud cars/ATVs/motorcycles speeding on the roads with loud exhaust noises. The room itself is not sound proof, so we had to put towels under the door to block noise and close bathroom window and door at night. We were so happy to come home and have a restful nights sleep. The pillows are flat++, and the bed is hard. Every morning we went on a long journey to find coffee. We sometimes had luck 1/2 way using the bunker bar coffee machine. There they had carnation milk. I went to the grocery store and bought cream. Bring travel coffee mugs. We comprised. We woke up to a beautiful view each morning and tried really hard to ignore all the noise pollution. We enjoyed our full coffee mugs and the beautiful view from our patio each morning. We tipped the cleaning lady and got lots of towels and our room was cleaned while we were at breakfast. If on first floor, you need a broom for all the sand that gets tracked in. The ocean was warm and sandy, some rocks. The wind and clouds were welcomed, as it was so hot. We did not have to fight for towels. Lots of towels at the towel hut. Every mid afternoon, we trekked to bunker bar, filled our bubba kegs with strawberry Dakari's and went back to the beach/ocean. We drank very little because of the distance. Instead we went to the grocery store and filled our fridge with drinks. The buffets were quite good. We enjoyed all the restaurants. I feel really sorry for the employee's working at the bunker bar and pizza grill/bar. There is only 1 staff working, they are serving hundreds of people a day. I understand, why they are grumpy. OMG Tam Management !!! Do something about this!!! We did our best to tip everyone. We did not attend any evening entertainment and cannot comment on the pool. The odd time, we got a ride to our room with the shuttle. I was able to get WiFi in our room and everywhere on the resort. One evening we walked all the way to the end of Eagle Beach- that was a couple of miles. So there is lots of beach to walk on and very safe. Overall we were happy, practically having our own private beach. The rest we really tried to not stress about it and managed the best we could.
This hotel is far from perfect but pretty good nonetheless.Good rooms and mostly good service.All rooms beachfront & sea view.All meals apart from specialty restaurants are buffet and the standard of grub was generally high.At dinner sometimes the best meats & fish did finish a bit early.All premium drinks at the bar and jumbo measures.Beer & wine not as good but ok.
We visited several times from the Divi to have our a la carte meals.Well laid out nice bar and pool.Ginger restaurant good,Italian average (simply Italian standard).Great beachfront and all accommodation appeared to have a sea view.I would recommend this hotel equally to the Divi
This is a very low key hotel. If you go expecting the Ritz, you will be disappointed. If you want to hang out on the beach and relax and are low key, you will love it. We spent 5 nights there with three boys, ages 16, 14, and 11. The rooms are right on the beach. We had two 2 double bed rooms. They were not able to put the rooms right next to each other, but they were close. We were on the first floor in the 1500 block. This was right near the towel exchange/bike/float/shuffleboard and one building down from the lobby area. I thought it was a great location.Pros - Location is fantastic and you are right on the beach. Since it is only 2 stories high the beach isn't crowded. If you like the idea of a megahotel with tons going on and masses of people, this isn't the place for you.- Buffet was good for lunch and dinner and we were all able to find something we liked. We ate on early side and were always able to get table for 5 with no lines.-Easy to walk or Ride shuttle between 2 properties.-Rooms were small, but clean. They were efficiently cleaned every morning by 10am. Shampoo is provided.Cons-They did continually seem understaffed and the service was slow everywhere.-Had to make reservations for dinner 2 days out at any of the specialty restaurants. You could do this at 8am. I called concierge from the states ahead of time and booked restaurant for our first two nights. The other mornings I just walked over at 8 and waited a few minutes to get reservations. We ate at Italian, Red Parrot and Pure Lime. The kids liked Pure Lime best. Once you got past Island Time service they were all decent.-Bars don't open until 11. Can only get drinks from restaurant before then and they never seemed thrilled about getting them.-Hard to get coffee in the am. Suggestions-Bring towel clips (or clothes pin) to hold towels down on lounge chairs.-Book activities vie email before you get to Aruba - the concierge at hotel wasn't super helpful and only seemed to book DuPalm tours. -Get up early and grab a chair and Palupa (anytime before 8 ideal).-Bring a large mouth water bottle to drink ice and water and for soda from bar. They only have very small cups available.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- All meals & snacks (buffet or a la carte)
- Theme nights
- Domestic and limited international drinks 11am-1am
- Day and night tennis
- Snorkeling and lesson in pool
- Beginner's windsurfing clinic
- Fitness area
- Beach volleyball
- Funbook with coupon for nearby Alhambra Casino
- Supervised children's activities 10am-3pm (ages 5-12)
- Activities and entertainment
- Service charges
- Swimming Pools
- Lit tennis courts
- Fitness room
- Watersports centre
- Shopping Arcade
- Casino nearby
- Wireless internet (fee)
- 1 queen bed or 1 king bed or 1 queen bed and 1 double bed
- Satellite flat screen TV
- Wireless internet access (fee)
- Full bathroom with hairdryer
- Ironing board/iron
- Mini fridge
- Balcony or patio
- Max. occupancy 4
Resort Location Map
Tamarijn Aruba Beach ResortAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
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J.E. Irausquin Blvd #41 Druif Beach, Oranjestad Aruba
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