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    How relaxed is Tamarijn/Divi

    Hello All!!! This will be my husband's and I first time to Aruba. We've heard and read that Aruba is very laid back. I'm all for relaxing but am fearful it will get "boring". One of the reasons why we chose Tamarijn is because we could also vist the Divi if we got stir-crazy a little. We enjoy doing daily activities and of course having some drinks! Can anyone shed any light on this topic?

    Thanks!!

    P.S. We've stayed at other AI in Mexico, DR, and Jamaica and were told that this AI will not be anything like those resorts.

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    welcome to the forum

    as for boring.............if you are one one that does not want to be on the beach or by the pool, or snorkeling, sailing, wind surfing or doing something outdoors, boredom may be a case.

    read thru culinary/culture and family vacations and activities/sports.

    the beach at the divi/tamarijn is druif. nice beach.

    mexico, DR and Jamaica are comparing apples : oranges

    QUOTE=lillion;217467]Hello All!!! This will be my husband's and I first time to Aruba. We've heard and read that Aruba is very laid back. I'm all for relaxing but am fearful it will get "boring". One of the reasons why we chose Tamarijn is because we could also vist the Divi if we got stir-crazy a little. We enjoy doing daily activities and of course having some drinks! Can anyone shed any light on this topic?

    Thanks!!

    P.S. We've stayed at other AI in Mexico, DR, and Jamaica and were told that this AI will not be anything like those resorts.[/QUOTE]

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    I have never been bored at the Divi, of course, I'm also perfectly happy to be a slug and hang out at the beach. The trip between the Tam and Divi is just a few minutes by shuttle (golf cart). Our first trip we found that we weren't even interested in leaving the resort. Future trips we ventured out more. We enjoyed taking a tour of the island by taxi with Cerry. I also thought it was fun to take the bus downtown and poke in the shops. One day we did our own little pub crawl. The Alhambra casino is directly across from the resort and staff will drive you over in one of their carts. Last trip we headed to the high rise in the evening which is a fun spot to walk around. There is usually live music at a few spots downtown. The Hyatt has a nice casino and their grounds are beautiful to walk around. You could look into a jeep tour or a tour on quads or check out the submarine adventure downtown. On resort, there are bicycles and snorkel gear available. Go relax and have fun.

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    when are you and the hubby going to the tam?

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    The Tamarijn/Divi is not glamorous. Bars close at 1 am and reopen at 11 am.

    Rooms have empty mini-fridges, there are no in-room minibars or 24 hour room service.

    Having said that, the Tamarijn/Divi is perfect for a laid back all inclusive vacation.

    If you have not booked the Tamarijn/Divi and were looking for more 'action' and could travel NON all inclusive you may wish to reconsider and look at the Palm beach area. The Palm beach area has tons of bars and restaurants within walking distance as well as shopping and tons of watersports. Of course you are also going to be talking $$$$$$$$$$$.

    If you are already booked at the Tamarijn, take advantage of their bike tour to Boca Catalina for snorkeling as well as well as their trip to the Butterfly Farm.

    I would also recommend a half day jeep tour or private taxi tour of the island. Snorkel excursions are also an excellent diversion from the beach.

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    We are booked for April 22-27 and are very excited! We are the type of people to make friends and tend to have a lot of fun wherever we are. I was just getting a little fearful when poeple were telling me not to do AI in Aruba and to get "prepared" that it is not the "same" as other AI resorts.

    I appreciate your input!

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    Also speaking about no 24-hour room service. When is the last place open for food at night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lillion View Post
    Also speaking about no 24-hour room service. When is the last place open for food at night?
    At the Tamarijn, the pizza bar is open until 1 am. Pizza per Tutti menu

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    Thank you Arubalisa! Good to know- 1:00am is plenty late! Thank you for sharing their menu as well!

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    we will be at divi village presidents week. it is kind of quit and peaceful at the tam and divi, but you can always make your own fun. lots of nice peopel to meet at the tam, hopefully you have a fun crowd when you are there. plus you can always drive up to the palm beach area where there is more action.

    have fun and have a great time

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