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    I can just say from our experience in June, that the later openings, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. were a bit easier, but not always guranteed. The Palm Grill was very difficult to get. Our friends tried every day of their 10 night stay and were only able to get in once. They took the only time availalbe, 7:30 p.m.

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    Does anybody know if people staying at the Divi Village have to get up at the crack of dawn to stand in line for reservations for the ala carte restaurants?
    I'm just curious.

    So if we arrive on a Saturday night we can't make reservations until early Sunday morning and that would be for Monday night? Is there a chance we could get reservations for Sunday night if we get in line Sunday morning? Or is that doubtful?

    thanks,

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    I could be wrong, but I believe the Dutch Village guest would make their reservation at the Tamarijn. So yes there will more than likely be a line.

    So if we arrive on a Saturday night we can't make reservations until early Sunday morning and that would be for Monday night?
    When you arrive you can make a reservation for Saturday's dinner as well as Monday.

    The question is will there be anything available.

    When we were at the Tamarijn in June we could not get anything for our first night, but did get a "decent" reservation for the following night.

    Is there a chance we could get reservations for Sunday night if we get in line Sunday morning?
    See above. You will be able to make reservations when you arrive on Saturday for Sunday night.

    Imo, go with the flow. Not everyone likes to eat at the ala carte restaurants. Not everyone makes reservations the day before. Some will wait until the day of and see if there is any availability anywhere knowing they can eat at the buffet if they cannot get a reservation.

    There are a variety of restaurants with a variety of seatings. I know already for December there will be nights we will not be able to get a reservation until maybe 9 - 9:30 p.m. but the pizza bar offers plenty of variety of things to snack on to hold us over.

    In June we knew we wanted to eat dinner off property a few nights so made one of the reservations for the night of our arrival knowing that our chances were slim of getting a dinner reservation for one of the Divi/Tam's restaurants which was exactly the case.

    For December, on our first night, we will pay the $30 pp surcharge for the 3 course dinner offering at Windows on Aruba at the Divi Links. This assures us of a reservation and their food is above par than that of the Divi/Tam's restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    I could be wrong, but I believe the Dutch Village guest would make their reservation at the Tamarijn. So yes there will more than likely be a line.


    When you arrive you can make a reservation for Saturday's dinner as well as Monday.

    The question is will there be anything available.

    When we were at the Tamarijn in June we could not get anything for our first night, but did get a "decent" reservation for the following night.


    See above. You will be able to make reservations when you arrive on Saturday for Sunday night.

    Imo, go with the flow. Not everyone likes to eat at the ala carte restaurants. Not everyone makes reservations the day before. Some will wait until the day of and see if there is any availability anywhere knowing they can eat at the buffet if they cannot get a reservation.

    There are a variety of restaurants with a variety of seatings. I know already for December there will be nights we will not be able to get a reservation until maybe 9 - 9:30 p.m. but the pizza bar offers plenty of variety of things to snack on to hold us over.

    In June we knew we wanted to eat dinner off property a few nights so made one of the reservations for the night of our arrival knowing that our chances were slim of getting a dinner reservation for one of the Divi/Tam's restaurants which was exactly the case.

    For December, on our first night, we will pay the $30 pp surcharge for the 3 course dinner offering at Windows on Aruba at the Divi Links. This assures us of a reservation and their food is above par than that of the Divi/Tam's restaurants.

    Thanks Arubalisa We will definitely go with the flow. That's very good advice. I'm sure everything will work out just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonLager View Post
    Thanks Arubalisa We will definitely go with the flow. That's very good advice. I'm sure everything will work out just fine.
    I have to tell you, our first stay we were extremely anxious about what to expect from the entire all inclusive experience, a first in Aruba for us, never mind all of the very mixed reports on tripadvisor, regarding the Tamarijn itself.

    Upon arrival it took us a good 3 days to get used to a new kind of vacation, as well as our first stay in the low rise area vs. the high rise area, but once we did it was terrific.

    As to the reviews on TA, we decided if you took the good with the bad, the truth really did come out in between.

    Hopefully you will enjoy it half as much as we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    I have to tell you, our first stay we were extremely anxious about what to expect from the entire all inclusive experience, a first in Aruba for us, never mind all of the very mixed reports on tripadvisor, regarding the Tamarijn itself.

    Upon arrival it took us a good 3 days to get used to a new kind of vacation, as well as our first stay in the low rise area vs. the high rise area, but once we did it was terrific.

    As to the reviews on TA, we decided if you took the good with the bad, the truth really did come out in between.

    Hopefully you will enjoy it half as much as we do.

    I have read quite a few reviews on TA about the divi all-inclusive and lately there are some fantastic reviews. More good than bad. I'm sure it will be a great time. I'm sure our children will love it too. This trip is for our 20th wedding anniversary. We honeymooned in Bermuda at a place called Pompano Beach (awsome place by the way) but it was way too costly for all 4 of us to go there so one of the reasons I picked Aruba vs. other Caribbean Islands is because we wanted to go in August and I was worried about Hurricanes and I knew that Aruba was "relatively" safe from Hurricanes.
    This message board is awsome by the way. I have found great information poking around. Thanks again!

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    How old are the kids? I am sure they will be happy. Aruba is truly a family island.

    In case you didn't see it in a previous thread:

    Divi & Tamarijn Restaurant Menus

    Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Restaurants
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/cunucu_terrace_menu.html Cunucu Terrace Oceanfront Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/ginger_menu.html Ginger Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/palm_grill_menu.html Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/paparazzi_menu.html Paparazzi Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/pizza_per_tutti_menu.html Pizza Per Tutti

    Divi Aruba All Inclusive Restaurants
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/pelican_terrace_menu.html
    Pelican Terrace Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/red_parrot_menu.html Red Parrot Oceanfront Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/coco_menu.html Coco Grill & Bar
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/sandpiper_menu.html Sandpiper Bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    How old are the kids? I am sure they will be happy. Aruba is truly a family island.

    In case you didn't see it in a previous thread:

    Divi & Tamarijn Restaurant Menus

    Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Restaurants
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/cunucu_terrace_menu.html Cunucu Terrace Oceanfront Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/ginger_menu.html Ginger Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/palm_grill_menu.html Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/paparazzi_menu.html Paparazzi Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/pizza_per_tutti_menu.html Pizza Per Tutti

    Divi Aruba All Inclusive Restaurants
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/pelican_terrace_menu.html
    Pelican Terrace Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/red_parrot_menu.html Red Parrot Oceanfront Restaurant
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/coco_menu.html Coco Grill & Bar
    http://diviaruba.com/menus/sandpiper_menu.html Sandpiper Bar

    ages 13 and 10. I'm sure they will have a blast. We will definitely do the Jolly Pirate trip. Thanks for the info. you are so helpful.

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