Tamarijn Aruba Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
After a day of travel, we checked in and made all of our dinner reservations. When we got to the restaurant we were told that we did not have a reservation. Luckily we had our receipts. They were not happy about the mistake but we did get seated. The bartenders were less than happy. I waited at the bar for 20 minutes to served. This is the second year we have visited this resort and it has taken a turn for the worse. Only a handful of the staff was happy, our room upon arrival had no washcloths and no daytime entertainment. Something as simple as playing a radio pool side would have been nice. This trip was nothing like our last trip there. It was very boring this time around. It would also be nice if they would designate a pool for families. The beachfront view was the only positive on this trip.
This hotel certainly does offer great Seaview rooms as published.We was checked in on the transfer bus so once we arrived at the hotel we could start enjoying the facilities. Our luggage was taken to our room so we really could enjoy our holiday right from the start.We was located in block 23 and we'd been told prior to arriving that there would be some work going on in the Divi Dutch Village but this wasn't really a problem to us even though it was behind our block. What we did find a problem was the fact that they was also working on block 24 which we wasn't aware of and for 3 days all we could hear while we was trying to relax on the stunning beach was workmen and a JCB moving sand which of course beeps everytime it reverses so not very relaxing as you could imagine. That being said it is a lovely beach with the ability to walk for miles. We walked to the Divi Divi trees one day along the beach and it took us around 40 minutes to get there.The rooms were large with great views out to the beach and ocean. The room was cleaned everyday with fresh towels.The food at all the restaurants between the Tamarijn and Divi is top class. We ate at all the Al a carte restaurants but our favorite was the Red Parrot, their tenderloin steak was to die for. You must book the restaurants 2 days in advance through concierge so we would go and see Iris who was always happy to assist. She also gave some good advice about the island.The service at all of the bars is a little slow sometimes so be prepared to wait a while for your drinks. A special mention must go to Felix though because he was always happy to mix you a "Felix Special" cocktail when asked. We have no idea what was in any of them but they were always nice.If it wasn't for the issue of the noise on the beach and the slow service at the bars we would have given 5 stars but we still had a fantastic time and we both agreed this was the best of the Caribbean Islands that we have visited.
First time to Aruba and loved the Tamarijn. All rooms are ocean front, spacious and clean. Our only suggestion would be to make dinner reservations at one of the many restaurants instead of dinner buffets. The buffets were great for Breakfast and Lunch but we found the Dinner options weren't as delectable.
My boyfriend and I had a lovely five day stay at the Tamarijn all-inclusive resort. We had seamless transportation to and from the airport provided by the resort, which was great.Our room was very clean and comfortable, but wasn't quite as "fancy" as what I would have expected given that it was advertised as a "honeymoon suite". The view, however, was amazing, and we had easy beach access away from most other vacationers.The food was pretty good and the drinks were strong :)We also made good use of visiting the sister resort down the road for a change of scenery and food.Overall, I would recommend the Tamarijn for a stay in Aruba!
Just come back from two weeks in Aruba (5.6 to19.6) stayed at the Tamarijn all inclusive hotel, which was fantastic. The food was amazing and there was a lovely choice of restaurants to choose from as well as the main buffet. However, if you want to book a table at one of the restaurants, book early, like 8am when the concierges desk opens, otherwise you may miss out & you are only allowed to book two days in advance. After that you are in the buffet, which is just as lovely. Plenty of choice at breakfast, lunch & dinner. There was also snacks at the bar, such as club sandwiches, chips, pizza & other picky snacks. Always plenty of water being served at meal times, which everybody should drink plenty of, because it is hot out there.......Staff were lovely & friendly and mixed up the cocktails & served drinks with pleasure. Sometimes service was a bit slow, but whose in a rush......... Your on holiday.....The pool area is lovely. Plenty of loungers, but as usual you need to get there early to reserve them with your towel, which is provided by the resort. The beach is fantastic to. Beautiful white sand, blue sea........ And safe swimming. Lots of parasols for those that want some shade, but 'reserve' early to save being disappointed.We stayed in room 1307 & it was great. Clean, plenty of room, on the ground floor, so we were able to walk straight out onto the beach and the view was amazing...... It was cleaned everyday, sheets changed and again the staff were great.Over all, I would definitely recommend this destination. However, in our opinion, it is not a resort for children/teenagers. Not enough for them to do & I think they would be bored. It is definitely a resort for couples, people wanting to get married, celebrating etc. If you are a scuba diver, check out Aqua Windy's dive centre. Friendly & helpful staff that will take you to various sites under water.Hope this review has been helpful, and hope you have a great time as we did.
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- 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
- Extra Info
J.E. Irausquin Blvd #41 Druif Beach, Oranjestad Aruba
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