Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

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TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Fabulous First Time in Aruba

NormaFay (Illinois) on Feb 19, 2024

The Tamarijn all-inclusive was absolutely fabulous. We loved every minute of our week there. We loved our oceanfront room and loved walking down to the beach, buffet, pool or bar. The food was delicious in the buffet and restaurants. We met really nice people and enjoyed ourselves immensely. I highly recommend this place.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Standard All-Inclusive

Jessica S (New York City, New York) on Feb 14, 2024

The Tamarijn provided what I needed. The check-in process was easy. However, I booked a room with a king bed and was give a room with two queen beds. The view from the room balcony was fantastic. Sunset views every night. You can walk or take the shuttle to the sister hotel, the Divi. The beachfront does not look like the picture. There are large rocks and boulders and you can swim and layout in small parts of the beachfront. Otherwise, you will need to go to Divi Beach (5 min walk). All of the staff is very nice. I recommend making dinner reservations at the onsite restaurant Paparazzi. If you need a cab, be prepared to wait 20-30 minutes for them to arrive.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Subpar vacation and accommodations

Katie G on Feb 12, 2024

I do not recommend this “resort”. My husband and I stayed here for my birthday. Upon check in we waited for awhile and were not provided any beverages. Once we checked in, we were driven to our rooms. Our room keys did not work. We had to go back to the front desk and have them reprogrammed. Once we went to the room we noticed it was extremely dirty and in need of repair. The beachfront outside of the room, although beautiful, COMPLETELY WASHED AWAY AFTER 2 DAYS. no beach remains there. Just sandbags. Also, I was eaten alive by sand fleas!!! The pools closed early (8pm) every night. The bars also closed extremely early (7pm) except for the main bar (11pm) which is extremely far from the rooms. No stocked mini fridges. No 24/7 room service or buffet. The restaurants were subpar and very limited seating. I do not recommend for the price.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Horrible

kristinandhans (Lanesborough, Massachusetts) on Feb 11, 2024

Where do I begin. the beach was beautiful, water was blue, sand was powder, sunset was amazing.That’s about all the resort had going for it. From the moment we arrived, we asked for a room at the quiet side of the beach, it was just me and my husband so we had booked a supreme king room.After some back and forth, we were told we got the location we wanted with a king bed but it was on the second floor,so we took that.We arrived at the room to see two queen beds.We asked if we could change back to the initial room, but after some discussion we decided to stay in that room, as we were exhausted from traveling and being awake since 2am that morning for our flight. We got settled and went down to the beach, which was beautiful. After some time swimming we went back to the room and our key didn’t work. Since we were exhausted we thought maybe we had the wrong room, so sandy and wet, we walked around looking for the correct room. We did have the right room after all, but could not find any employees to help us or call for a ride, so we had to walk all the way back to the lobby and they “re-programmed” our key. We walked all the way back to our room and the key still didnt work. We were still wet and covered in sand. we had to walk all the way back again and have them fix it.Because all of this time had passed,we missed our dinner reservation. We finally get back to the room to get cleaned up and discover that our balcony sliding door was broken, so we called the desk to let them know, they said someone would be right down, which they didn’t.Day 2 our keys didn’t work again, so my husband went to the desk and the gave him new tags, which worked. We had reservations for one of the restaurants,which wasn’t bad but you had to cook your own food on the table. I thought it was like hibachi where they cook it in front of you, but they give you the food and you do it yourself,I cook every day of the week, so I didn’t want to also cook on vacation. That night my husband was washing his hands in the bathroom sink and burned two of his fingers- no regulator on the temperature- he was fine but immediately got red and swollen. We are at the Red Parrot, which was okay but the food was very salty and not much of a selection. We got back to the room and we were going to go for a walk but the maintenance guy showed up to fix the balcony door so we had to wait and then he disappeared for 20 minutes to get a new handle. The buffet is only open at certain times so you can’t just get food if you’re hungry, you have to wait. The room had sand and potato chips on the floor so you could tell it hadn’t been cleaned properly prior to arrival. We went to Paparazzi Italian restaurant one night, it was NOT Italian food, not even close. Everything was overly salty, no flavors, loaded with cheese. That was the end of our restaurant experience for the week, we ate sandwiches at the buffet for the rest of the week.The eggs for breakfast were watery and had a sweet taste to them and everything took 5-10 minutes for them to cook. The bathroom door was off so you had to slam it every time you shut it and around day 3-4, my husband got trapped in the bathroom because the door broke.He was able to finally pull it open but if there was ever a fire, that is definitely a safety hazard. When we would try and call the concierge or the front desk to book something, they didn’t answer most of the time.Everywhere you turn, someone is in your face looking for a tip.There is a small coffee station but it looked dirty so we had to wait for the buffet to open in the morning to have our coffee.There are bare minimum activities, not much was offered. The pool table sticks were filthy dirty like never been cleaned, ever.The gym had all old equipment.The activity center had floats, no frisbee, the volleyball net was set up but no ball.when we complained to the desk they said none of it was logged, like we were lying.We changed our flight and left a day early.running out of space but if I could give a zero star I would.Don’t waste your money

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

E-bike and Snorkel Tour Was the Best

Go54065996454 (Latham, New York) on Jan 31, 2024

Our 1st time in Aruba and we chose Divi/Tamarijn as our resorts since you get to use what each has to offer. One of the best experiences we had there was the bike and snorkel tour with Zef and Donny. We e-biked along mostly safe sidewalks and roads to our snorkel location ( which is where all the catamaran tours go). They spent a lot of time ensuring our safety When we came out of water they had sandwiches, fruit and cookies along with soft drinks. They also included water stops, bathroom stops and a stop at beautiful Eagle Beach Make sure you sign up for this activity! Thank you Zef and Donny and Tamarijn!

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