The Tamarijn All Inclusive has relaxation down to a fine art, mostly thanks to its long beach and sea-view pools. It also offers full use of its sister hotel.
The beach is the centre of attention at the Tamarijn All Inclusive – a pool and a cocktail bar overlook its long sands.
You’ll have use of a pool and five restaurants at this hotel, as well as three pools, five restaurants and a couple of extra bars at the neighbouring Divi Aruba All Inclusive.
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Fly Long Haul
With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary meals and bar service
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests
If you're travelling within 6 months of your wedding, you can receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, a gift, and candlelit dinner. In order to qualify, please add the comment 'HONEYMOON PACKAGE' to your booking.
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unlimited use of à la carte restaurants. Local and select international alcoholic and soft drinks until 01.00. Tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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The pool here is lined with a sea-view terrace, dotted with sunloungers and palms. There's a pool bar in easy reach, too.
Palm Grill à la carte restaurant
You can stir-fry your choice of seafood and take part in the interactive cooking on the hot plate in the middle of your table. Tables are shared if you're a small party. Don't forget to make your reservation 2 days in advance.
9-hole golf course*
Enjoy special rates on the green at Divi Links during your stay. Tournaments take place twice a week. Left handed clubs are also available.
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oceanfront deluxe double room with balcony or terrace
These rooms sleep 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years and come with one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds.
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Great location but poor service lets it down
We spent two weeks at Tamarijn in April. You could not ask for a better location, our room was directly on the beach; five steps away to the sand, absolutely perfect if you enjoy lazing around in the sun. An added bonus was watching cruise liners arriving at the cruise terminal. Our room was fairly small but we did not consider this to be an issue as we only used it for sleeping and washing/dressing. It was however, âtiredâ and in need of some remedial work. For example, the bathroom door was difficult to open, the fridge was very noisy, especially at night and the bathroom window would not close. The only issues that we had were with the quality of the food and the associated service and the serious staff shortages in the three bars on the property. The Bunker Bar was very popular late afternoons but there was only ever one barman which meant that sometimes there was a queue up the ramp and a wait to be served. Coconuts bar often only had one person behind the bar even though it was also the bar used by the Palm Grill. Pizza per Tutti sometimes also only had one bar person and on one occasion, we gave up after waiting 15 minutes to be served. Breakfast at the buffet restaurant was nice with plenty of choices and items such as omelettes cooked to order. Lunch was also served at the buffet restaurant and whilst there was a number of items to choose from, they often ran out and were not replenished meaning that one was confronted with an empty dish. Once I asked one of the staff if there was any more of a particular item and was told âFinitoâ, it was only 1.00 pm â one hour after it opened. There was not much attention to basic food hygiene with food that had been spilled being left and the spoon that was used to serve mashed potato also left with congealed food matter on it. On our last day they offered Chorizo and onion which I picked but found that the chorizo was completely raw in the middle and potentially a health hazard. Evening dinner was also served in the buffet restaurants but, apart from two or three âthemedâ meals, everything was exactly the same as was available at lunch time. There are five a la carte restaurants spread over the two sites, which had to be reserved up to two days beforehand. The service in all of these was very basic especially in the Palm Grill where there was no interaction from the waiting staff who tended to simply dump the food on the table. Of the other restaurants, Ginger was our preference but they like all of the others had only a limited menu. The waiting staff did not check that we were happy with our food whilst we were eating it, the only enquiry being a âhow was it?â as the plates were being cleared. Once we responded to this question by saying âActually it wasnât very nice, it was dry and overcookedâ and the waiter responded by saying âThanksâ and carried on clearing the table. The hotelâs website is misleading as it promises â10 delicious restaurant options for diningâ. However, two of these options are the buffet restaurants at each site; these offer the same food options. Also included in the list are the two bars at each location that serve snacks such as small pizzas and onion rings and should not be classified as ârestaurant optionsâ. The reality is that there is a buffet restaurant on each site plus a total of five a la carte restaurants.More
Tamarijn Location is perfect
We enjoyed the Tamarijn very much. We found the location to be great. Our beach was fantastic compared to other beaches we visited while on the island. I say "Our beach" because that is what it feels like. We opened our sliding glass door and we were on the beach. The water was clean, the sand was groomed and the waves were gentle. We never had a bad meal at any of the buffets or restaurants. The people on the island were fantastic and we became friendly with our bartender, Diego, he treated us with respect and made us fantastic drinks all week. He was always smiling and friendly. I would highly recommend the Tamarijn to anyone and we would stay there again on our next trip to the island. More
FIND THE ALOE MAN!!
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 medical background) 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. More
A Decent Place to stay- no frills
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.More
Much cheaper than Barbados
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.More
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