4.2 out of 5

"With every room an ocean view, you really can't go wrong. We stayed in the very last building, 2500, and it was so quiet and secluded. We pretty muc ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Oranjestad awaits you at Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Links at Divi Aruba and Druif Beach. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 5 restaurants, 3 beach bars, and a full-service spa.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 236 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies, and in-room childcare. Additionally, refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans are available.

A day of pampering at Indulgence by the Sea can include deep-tissue massages, facials, and body treatments along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The theme restaurant, Paparazzi Restaurant, is open for dinner. With 3 poolside bars and 4 bars/lounges to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite outdoor swimming pool, free kids' club, and health club. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor tennis court, and a snack bar/deli. Full breakfast is available for free. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free casino shuttle.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Oranjestad resort, attractions include Royal Plaza Mall and Alto Vista Chapel.

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive ratings based on 120 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Definitely Stay Here!

Pros: The restaurants, beach, friendly staff. Pretty much everything.
Cons: Our air conditioner would drip water occasionally. Shower door didn't close properly and water got on the bathroom floor.
Location: We did a couple excursions while we were there. We went to De Palm Island for a day and took an ATV/bus tour of the island. Enjoyed both!
With every room an ocean view, you really can't go wrong. We stayed in the very last building, 2500, and it was so quiet and secluded. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves everyday. The beach by that part of the hotel is stunning. Soft sand, no rocks on the beach and warm shallow water. There are a few rocks in the water to look out for, but nothing too large. That building is pretty far away from the restaurants, shops, and lobby on the hotel grounds, but the walk is beautiful and I don't regret staying where we did. We ate at the buffett, Pizza per Tutti, Ginger, Paparazzi, and Pure Lime (Divi). The buffett items were hit and miss, but there is such a variety that you will be satisfied. In our opinion Ginger had the best entrees and Paparazzi had the best appetizers. We were usually too full for dessert. Our room was small, but we didn't care. Who stays in the room while on a tropical vacation?? We really enjoyed our stay and would love to go back!

Posted by , from Minnesota on Jun 11, 2017

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4 out of 5

Wonderful resort right on the beach

Pros: The variety of food and good service.
Cons: The evening entertainment
Location: This resort is within a 15 minute walk to the premier beach in the Caribbean- Eagle Beach. Snuba the Antilles shipwreck was amazing!
Our stay was great with good service and food. We were somewhat disappointed in the entertainment offered, as we love to dance. All the entertainment played was salsa music. We understand it is an island, but we have stayed on many islands, and they played all different songs and rhythms . The food was terrific and with a large variety. All in all, we very much enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from Utah on Dec 9, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel right on the beach and all inclusive

Pros: The proximity to the beach
Cons: Better food, more creative and more gourmet, ripe fruit
Some construction going on. Staff not very attentive and food was mediocre at most of the restaurants

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

Aruba, right on the beach

Pros: Location, location, location. Room is right on the beach, nothing in front of you
Cons: Food quality could be improved, although there is plenty of it. Ginger, a restaurant serving Asian fusion food was probably the best meal we had there
Location: We walked into Oranjestad from the hotel, probably about an hour's walk. This will take you into the middle of the town for shopping.
Resort located about 4-5 miles from the airport on Divi Beach. Guests at Tamarijn also enjoy use of the facilities at the Divi all inclusive resort a short walk across the beach from the Tamarijn. Room had an incomparable view of the beautiful, turquoise Caribbean sea, right on the beach, with a palapa the only thing standing in the way of the view of the sea. Room a little on the small side, but well appointed. Fridge inside wardrobe. Granite covered top in bathroom. Shower only in our room. Several bars on property, staff very congenial but efficient. Restaurants offer many choices, but a slight disappointment as none of them offer Aruban native food. Breakfast/Lunch is at the Cunucu Terrace. Good selection of food for breakfast and large selection of fresh fruit. Poolside Pizza per Tutti bar provided us our lunches, excellent fried chicken strips, and mexican fries, french fries with salsa, guacamole and sour cream on top. Their pizza was also very good. Our housekeeper, Shelly, was a delightful person originally from Jamaica. She kept our room spotless, and ship shape. She told me that she is very proud of her new island home. There was entertainment every night, from karaoke to bands to singers pooside both at the Tamarijn and the Divi, which we alternated on each evening. The beaches are pure white sand, so white the sun doesn't make them too hot to walk on, and very powdery. The beach between the resorts is a public beach (all beaches are public in Aruba). It was great

Posted by , from San Francisco on Feb 1, 2016

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3 out of 5

I would go back to Aruba but stay elsewhere...

Pros: The entertainment at night was good...
Cons: Some of the staff had real attitude problems. Down right rude and definitely unfriendly. Send them for training on how to deal with people.
Location: Divi resort was wonderful. If we go back, that's where I'll stay...
I wouldn't stay at the Tamarijn again because the rooms are small and dark. Not a lot of beachfront area because there are large rocks built up next to the water to prevent erosion. Where there is beach, the water is filled with skipping size stones and rocks that make it impossible for me to walk or stand. They do have a partnership with the Divi down the road which allowed us to use some of their facilities and that was the saving grace. The Divi had lots of beach that was mostly sand. You take a shuttle to it... Would have been totally disappointed without the Divi.

Posted by , from Westland, Michigan on Jul 5, 2015

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1 out of 5

Tamarijin All Inclusive Does Not Deliver...

Pros: NOTHING
Cons: Appearance, updated guest rooms, at least fresh paint. Improve food value/taste. Customer service training for staff.
Location: Downtown accessible via public transportation, bus stop very close by. Excursions away from the resort are plentiful and varied.
The Tamarijin all inclusive resort was disappointing. The resort is dated, the grounds look unkempt, and the landscaping unattractive. The guest rooms look like a huge old apartment complex from the outside, the inside is no better. The walls are textured paint straight out of the 1980's and soiled. The shower door does not contain the water, thus very wet slippery floors. The air conditioner is a huge box like contraption on the wall. The food at the buffet's is mediocre. The Ginger and Red Parrot Restaurants were good. The birds at the Cunucu buffet are gross and annoying. I saw black crows(?) eating out of a guest's plate who had walked away to get more food. If you like runny scrambled eggs and nearly burned bacon, you will enjoy the breakfast. The pool is small and very crowded. The beach difficult to access in areas due to huge rocks. The entertainment is cheesy and mostly comes from a boom box. Drank mostly cokes so can't address the alcoholic drinks. Few staff members are hospitable, the rest are bored or unhappy with their jobs. Not a pleasant stay. Would not return.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Destination!

If you are going on a honeymoon, this is the place you want to go. Very relaxing, beach front rooms, excellent views. It is all inclusive which is great, lots of options for food, which was good, but the quality of it was mediocre. I personally had no problems with the front desk. Ocean was beautiful, lots of activities to do, my favorite was literally just lying on the beach. 

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA on Nov 8, 2013

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4 out of 5

32 Steps to the Water!

I picked this resort specifically to be able to walk out of my room and straight onto the beach...and that's exactly what I got! 32 Steps from door to water, to be exact. I had emailed a 1st floor King room about a month previous but when we got there we were told that wasn't what we had. The clerk checking us in immediately said "let me see what I can do" and came back and gave us our choice of 2nd floor/2 queens or 1st floor/king. We took the 1st floor/king in building 2100. We didn't mind the short walk to the main dining/pool area but we met some folks in building 2500 and THAT is a walk...they were not happy. We were told the room had just been updated and like all reviews found the shower with the half door to make for a wet bathroom floor but we just threw down towels. The room itself was nice and cool (we like our room very cool) and the only issue we had with it was the dresser....the drawers basically falling apart made it unusable. Other than that we liked the room!! We found the food to be hit or miss. I would strongly recommend making dinner reservations on the Mexican or Chinese dinner nights. Those two nights were pretty poor and we found ourselves leaving quickly and picking up sandwiches at the bar. We ate at the Red Parrot and Paparazzi. Both nights we had great service and the food was good...not outstanding but good. If food is high on your priority list I would not suggest this resort. If close proximity to the beach is high on your priority list then yes, this is the place for you. We also brought our own 24oz Tervis which the bartenders happily filled for us with any drink we asked for. As the drinks are small I would highly recommend this! It was a quick taxi ride ($22) from the airport and we found the Tamarijn to be not quite as secluded or tropical as we would have liked. Swimming in the Caribbean you can clearly hear sirens and traffic from the street out front. We went into town one day, a $2 bus ride...there's a bus stop right in front of the resort. But basically, we stayed on the Tamarijn and it's sister resort the Divi. It's really easy to get back and forth between the two...either grab the shuttle or walk it. The beach area in front of our room is beautiful but you don't see the rocks before you start to walk in the water! After two days of battling the rocks and stubbing our toes we bought water shoes in town and had no problems after that. We saw plenty of other people battling the rocks, as well, although we heard there were some areas of the beach that had few rocks. The water was perfect temperature, the winds kept the waves rolling in but you could still snorkel from the beach without getting pounded by waves. The resort is quiet and we felt very safe there. The staff was very friendly and a couple even went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. We had a great time at the Tamarijn and thoroughly enjoyed Aruba but our next vacation will be to a more secluded, tropical island.

Posted by , from Lansing, MI on Nov 3, 2013

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5 out of 5

Just Right Vacation!!

This resort is in THE BEST location possible, right on the beach. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, this is the place to go in Aruba. Nice rooms, great food, some entertainment and its best feature-facing the beach with your room just steps from the ocean!

Posted by , from Chesapeake, VA on Aug 8, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great Resort!

I only stayed the weekend but I'd stay a week next time! This place was amazing. The service was great. The room was clean. The food was ok but I wasn't expecting it to be steller so that was not a let down. Being able to go between the three properties and use the services at each was a plus. I was torn between this hotel and another. I don't even remember the other anymore because I would no longer consider it after this stay. I'll be back again for sure!

Posted by , from Akron, OH on Jul 26, 2013

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About the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

Location J E Irausquin Boulevard 41, Oranjestad,

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor tennis court, and an outdoor pool. There are 5 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 beach bars, 3 poolside bars, and 4 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. A health club, spa services, and a complimentary children's club are also featured at the family-friendly Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. Self parking is free.

  • 236 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 14 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • 3 bars on the beach
  • 3 bars by the pool
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) (6.9 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive offers 236 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Oranjestad resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast.

Paparazzi Restaurant - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Ginger Restaurant - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Palm Grill - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Cunucu Terrace Restaurant - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

The Tamarijn Aruba is arrayed along 550 meters (600 yards) of Druif Beach, which is furnished with lounge chairs and thatched-roof shades. Druif Beach continues north to a companion resort, Divi Aruba All Inclusive, and many guests walk from the tip of one resort along the beach to the tip of the other. The Divi Winds Sports Center houses a fitness center and non-motorized water sports equipment. Guests can enjoy snorkeling gear, windsurfers, small sailboats, floats, and kayaks. Also provided at the resort are snorkeling tours and clinics, bicycle tours, and tennis clinics on two lighted courts. Instructors guide climbers up an artificial-rock tower 9 meters (30 feet) high.

The Links at Divi Aruba, a 9-hole golf course, is across the street and is open to the public (surcharges).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Indulgence by the Sea is the hotel's full-service health spa, offering massage, body treatments, facials, and beauty services.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No elevators
  • 24-hour check-in

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive Aruba Tamarijn
  • All Inclusive Tamarijn Aruba
  • Aruba All Inclusive Tamarijn
  • Aruba Tamarijn
  • Aruba Tamarijn All Inclusive
  • Tamarijn
  • Tamarijn All Inclusive
  • Tamarijn All Inclusive Aruba
  • Tamarijn Aruba
  • Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive
  • Hotel Tamarijn
  • Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Hotel Oranjestad
  • Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Oranjestad
  • Tamarijn Aruba Beach Hotel
  • Tamarijn Aruba Beach Resort
  • Tamarijn Aruba Oranjestad

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
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