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“Getting Better With Each Visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   J.E. Irausquin Blvd #41 | Druif Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Oranjestad
Ocean City, Md
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
“Getting Better With Each Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Tamarijn - Divi All Inclusive gets better with each visit. The management continually updates the rooms. The rooms are basic and very clean. The food and service in the restaurants was superb. Every meal we had was top shelf. The breakfast buffets are extensive. You will love the pizzas and sandwiches for afternoon or evening snacks.

The staff couldn't do more to make you feel welcome. Our waitress at the Tam, Renada, was very caring and an asset to the resort. Her husband, Renaldo was accommodating like his wife. Bartenders Robertico and Gilbert are always upbeat and amazingly remember everyone's name. We look them up every day for wonderful drinks. Ronnie is another bartender at the Tam who will go out of his way to please you. Yal Do at the Red Parrot will go way beyond the extra mile to make your visit enjoyable. This resort has some of the finest waiters, waitresses, and bartenders in Aruba. This we can say from experience having been nearly everywhere on the island.

The evening entertainment was very enjoyable and seemed improved from past years. It was perfect for all ages as well.

We prefer to stay at the Tamarijn since every room is oceanfront. Just walk out the door and you are on the sandy beach. The beach is clean and never crowded. There is nearly a mile of beach between the two hotels in the complex.

The casino has been remodeled and is inviting. A new shopping area has been added as well.

The hotel location is perfect. It is near town on the bus route. Taxis and rental cars are available at the hotel.

You can't beat the Tamarijn - Divi for the best all-around travel deal on Aruba, especially for families. We can't wait for our 11th visit. Enjoy your visit to one friendly and "Happy Island."

Room Tip: The higher numbered buildings are a longer walk to the restaurants. Complimentary golf cart shuttle...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is our second year returning to the Tamarijn, Aruba. We decided to do our destination wedding here at this beautiful location. This resort is the best all-inclusive resort I've even been too. All of their rooms are beach front. The food, drinks, people are amazing. (Perfect for families/kids.)They are currently remodeling rooms and I see many people comment that the rooms aren't as nice as the Divi. That's true, but the Tamarijn is very clean and rooms are perfectly fine being you're NEVER in the room anyway. We had 25 ppl attend our wedding and every single one of them said they would absolutely return to the Tamarijn in the future. We can't wait to go back next year!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room that as been remodeled.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Every room has a ocean front view!! It's right on the beach!! When u walk out your door your on the beach no lobby no elevator no waiting for a cabana on the beach they have plenty!! There 's nothing like it!! The rooms r basic nothing fancy at all but a big balcony!! Which is nice!! We stayed towards the end of the place and it was nice and quiet but u had a nice walk to go for the food and drinks but it's excercise!!! And u can hang out at the divi and use all there restaurants and bars!! The divi seems like its a little bit nicer then the tam. The food was good at all places!! I kinda of wish it wasn't all inclusive or I wish u had a choice because I'm not a drinker but I love staying there because u can walk out right on the beach!! For me that is the best!!! And the water is so blue omg it's beautiful!!!Will definitely stay ther again!!:)

Room Tip: The girl at the front desk gave us a couple of choices of rooms that was nice!! The girls at the con...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This review is long overdue! Visited in Jan. 2012 with a large group and were put in block 23 -main floor room which was renovated. This location is a bit far from the main area which we didn't mind because every morning you woke up to your own private beach area, lounge chair and palapa. There is a powdery white sandy beach fronting your room and a wonderful warm ocean! Truly amazing. For those who can't walk there is always a shuttle available to take you to the main area or to the other Divi properties.

The buffet is just ok but the a la cartes are great especially at the neighbouring property and they are all worth reserving.

My only criticism is that the bunker bar,closest to this block of rooms often opened late in the morning and although a fridge is in the room it is never stocked with any beverages.

Also there seemed to be no entertainment team organizing any games or activities throughout the day and would have liked this option. Overall this resort is great and I would consider returning.

Room Tip: Block 19 and 20 are close to everything
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We visited here a couple of years in October, it was our first visit here and OMG it was perfect. we loved everything about it, the island is only small so transfer times were short, which was just what you want after an 11 hour flight. The hotel is brilliant, the rooms are gorgeous (basic, but what more do you need), right on the beech. Our room was just past the bunker bar and to the back of our room was a smaller, more private pool which we spent our days. The food was excellent, in every restaurant and the buffet. The Windows Restaurant is the best place i have eaten ever, the food and the service is out of this world - this is at an extra cost but so worth it. The weather was a dream, only a couple of days where we had a bit of rain. The mosquito's are a little relentless, I got bitten no end, night time was the worst, i am sure you have heard this remedy but the skin so soft spray from avon is very good, i take it everywhere with me now, Also someone mentioned marmite - eat a spoonful of this everyday and it will come out in your pores - they hate it apparently. we will most definately be coming back here without a doubt, we very nearly booked for this year but decided on The Maldives instead. Please do not take any notice of the negative reviews, they are not deserved, it really is a magical place, if you have booked you will not be disappointed. It really is 'One Happy Island'

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went for a wedding and the grounds were beautiful, the Tamarijn is the sister of the Divi and you can walk back and forth and use all the amentities of both resorts. Both are directly on the beach and are about a 10 min walk up the beach from eachother(there is a constant shuttle running between the two). The Tamarijn was more laid back and had less people staying there so it was perfect to stay at and then just visit the more upscale Divi through out the day. Every hotel room (unless you request a suite) is beach front and everyone one has a balcony. (side note--all balconys face the sunset and EVERYONE makes it a point to come out to watch it, kind of a big deal there) Rooms are super clean and the cleaning crew does a great job every day. The Buffett was OK, there are 3 other restaurants you can make reservations for (all still included) which were fantastic--must go to the Red Parrot which is located on the Divi property--AMAZING!! The pools are all clean, Bars are fully stocked and most of the bartenders are fantastic. The beach was prestine and there are never more than 20 people on it at a time, its perfect. We walked all the way up the beach to the highrise hotels and the people are squished in there like sardines. I would NEVER stay anywhere else on the island, the Tamarijn is relaxing and out of the way from the tourist scene. 5 min Cab ride to the shops in town, 1/2hour bike ride to the butterfly farm, bus stop is a block from the main lobby which will take you all over the island. I 100% recommend this hotel to anyone in search of a beautifull relaxing resort with all of the amentities of the high rises and Less people.

Room Tip: 1200 building is perfect location, 1 min walk to main lobby and all the bars, some on the other side...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Sorry i have just found the time to review the Tamarijn, we stayed late Summer 2012, what a fabulous little Island in the sun. Everybody at the hotel and outside so friendly and eager to please.

The hotel was perfect for our requirement of a chill out fortnight, good a la carte restaurants, we booked them over and over with the exception of the Italian, not good!

Our room was 1st floor as requested, basic but spotless, after all you only sleep in it, good enough.

All the staff are superb.

We walked up the beach to the high rise hotels every morning, superb sand and sea, glad we didn't stay up there.

The restaurants in Oranjestad are good but a little pricey, we walked into town on a couple of occasions approx 40 mins, rather than taking the taxi's or the bus.

Twice we hired a Harley motorbike from Aruba Harley, we did the tour with Chepy, wonderful i strongly recommend it if you have a license, you get to see the whole Island and stop at Charlie's bar on the way back, take a gift and they will put it on display, look out for Debbies Manchester City shirt, it's the first one they had.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd #41 | Druif Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Oranjestad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Oranjestad
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Oranjestad
#2 Spa Hotel in Oranjestad
#2 Romantic Hotel in Oranjestad
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Oranjestad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive 3*
Number of rooms: 236
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