We returned from the Tamarijn last Tuesday.... :'( I was so sad..... since we had a later afternoon flight, hand a chance to go play in the waves before it was time to go, the waves knocked me off my kiester..... very strong!! I miss it so, I swear that my tan started to fade as soon as I boarded the plane.... hopefully I get there next year as my mom had problems with the humidity. finally she took some prednisone half way thru and was able to breathe easier.... the beach in front of 1400 was really washed away... if I can figure out how to post some pics I will.
Pelican Pier at sunset with a bucket of Brights!
Sunsets at Bunker Bar
LG Smith Steakhouse, Windows on Aruba,
Last November during my morning walk from Divi to Tam I was "shocked" to see the same exact erosion that your pictures show at the Tam. I was shocked because this basically happened overnight! The Divi was not really affected so by the time I reached the Tam it was quite the surprise. Hopefully the waves will settle down very soon so the beaches will be back to normal.
As far as your tan goes I had to laugh, it really does seem to disappear so fast once you leave Aruba. I sitll stay Aruba tans are the best and one you cannot achieve anywhere else. Glad you had a great trip hope you get to go back.