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    Wink Tam-Best Block?

    Hi... So from reading the post below, the beach at the Tam changes frequenlty...

    Can anyone recommend a block of rooms that has a nice stretch of beach... no big ricks, lots of palapas (hubby needs shade time) and close but not too close to the bars and restaurants...

    Is this asking for too much?

    I already like the idea of staying on the ground level so we can get coverage that way, plus, I love the idea of being on the beach...

    Lastly, what are the bed options? I am hoping for a king...

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    IMO the 1900 or 2000 units are the best was there for two weeks in sept and stayed in 1905 which was right next to the Bunker Bar which is a hang out for repeaters. Not very close to the food area but nice walk up the beach is always nice

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    As you probably already know, buildings are only two stories and yes, all oceanfront. Here is a view from a room in 1300 building. First floor vs. second floor is personal preference. Some like the advantage of being on the ground floor and the ability to walk right out of your room directly on to the beach. Others think the view from the second floor balconies is better as well as enjoy a sense of security. Ground floor rooms all have security bars for the sliders.

    Keep in mind the beach at the Tamarijn is always changing, it has been pretty consistant lately. As of the end of June there was a very nice stretch of beach in front of 1100 - 1300. There are some rocks protecting a large palapa in front of building 1200, but that was it. Photos of the beach at this area of the Tamarijn Aruba can be seen on the top of the page here. Red barriers are turtle nests. Barriers come down once the turtles hatch. They are not a bother.

    2100 - 2500 is on a beautiful quiet stretch of beach, but overlooks the harbor and shipping containers and cargo ships. Some people do not like the "far" walk to the Bunker Bar never mind the restaurants and lobby. Other people feel it is well worthwhile for the peace and quiet at the southern end of the resort. Here are photos of the beach at the Tamarijn Aruba from buildinga 1900 - 2500.

    As of the end of June, 1500 to 1900 you needed to cross over some rocks on the beach.

    1100 offers best of both words, a little bit away from the lobby, pool, buffet and bars, but easy walking distance.

    Here is resort map with building numbers.

    To contact the Tamarijn Aruba with your request...from their contact page www.tamarijnaruba.com/contact/index.php or Email reservation@megaresorts.com

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    Thanks!!!! I am glad there is security for the sliders. It would be nice if they lock from the outside too.

    Do the rooms have shampoos and conditioners, or should I bring that type of stuff? Are towels easily obtained on the beach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5512 View Post
    Thanks!!!! I am glad there is security for the sliders. It would be nice if they lock from the outside too.
    Yes unfortunately not the case though sometimes housekeeping will put up the security bar and lock the door after cleaning your room.

    Do the rooms have shampoos and conditioners, or should I bring that type of stuff? Are towels easily obtained on the beach?
    The shampoo is an all in one shampoo and condtioner from a wall dispenser. I dislike it. Instead of lugging my own from home though I usually run to the sundries shop right there at the Tam before our first showers and picky up Aruba Aloe shampoo and conditioner.

    Towels are easily obtained. When you check in you will receive towel cards. You will turn them in at the towel hut in exchange for your towels. You can turn your dirty towels in each day and retrieve the cards, or do as we do and just turn dirties in for fresh at the end of the day. They keep the card for the duration of the stay and we have clean fresh towels every morning. The towel hut is a short walk from the buffet restaurant behind buildings 1400 and 1500. This is the same spot where you can claim floats and noodles each day. Bicycle and activity sign ups are there as well.
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    there are some rooms with KING bed right?
    i know the rooms that we were in at the TAM were advertised as Queen beds
    but they seemed like Full/Double.

    andrea
    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5512 View Post
    Hi... So from reading the post below, the beach at the Tam changes frequenlty...

    Can anyone recommend a block of rooms that has a nice stretch of beach... no big ricks, lots of palapas (hubby needs shade time) and close but not too close to the bars and restaurants...

    Is this asking for too much?

    I already like the idea of staying on the ground level so we can get coverage that way, plus, I love the idea of being on the beach...

    Lastly, what are the bed options? I am hoping for a king...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i know the rooms that we were in at the TAM were advertised as Queen beds
    but they seemed like Full/Double.

    andrea
    FULLY agree, advertised as queen but really

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    So we should be sure to ask for a King then?

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    Did you already ask your travel agent to request it? Otherwise yes, request beforehand.

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    I think we asked ouor TA. But I am not sure. I will double check.

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