Okay, I will have my say on this subject Just my opinion and not that of the moderator.
According to the Tamarijn website:
"How far away are the resorts from each other?
The Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba are separated by a stretch of beach. The walk takes about 5 minutes. Free shuttle service, using golf cart-like vehicles, is available. It runs between the two resorts, the Casino and The Links at Divi Aruba golf course approximately every 15 minutes."
I could not verify with more than two people, one Tamarijn employee and one driver, so those are my only sources, but this is what I was told.
The Alhambra Casino, owns and runs the shuttle.
The Aruba Beach Club and Casa del Mar, again according to what I was told, pay to have the shuttle service provided for their owners to be able to get over to the Alhambra.
There is a separate network for the shuttle with separate stops, which runs from the Divi Village to Divi, Tamarijn, Dutch Village etc. Not all shuttle stops, such as at the Tamarijn are at the lobby.
The Manchebo was not mentioned in the conversation. I would venture to guess that compensation to the driver of the shuttle may get you to Palm beach if the battery was full Maybe an exaggeration but use your imagination.
At the Tamarijn after waiting 40 minutes one Sunday for the shuttle, and FIVE radio calls to the driver, we gave up. One of the Tamarijn employees flat out stated,
"The shuttle is a privilege provided by the resort and not a right. If the shuttle was not provided you would HAVE TO walk."Dh and I walk on any given day anywhere between 1.5-2.5 miles here at home for exercise so it was not that we could not physically do it, but in the heat of the day, without the proper walking shoes we chose not to walk.
At Christmas time, around dinner time we have sometimes had to wait for the shuttle upwards 30 minutes. This I can understand when the resorts are full/sold out. During low season, at 2 pm when the resorts are far from sold out, imo, this is unacceptable. The resort either wants to offer the amenity or they do not. If you do not want to offer it, stop listing it as an amenity and provided shuttles for handicapped and of course to the casino only. If you ARE going to offer it as an amenity, then equip it and staff it properly.
Not to say we will never stay at the Tamarijn again, because where we stay is dictated by our budget, this is one of a few reasons why we will consider other choices for our next accommodation in Aruba.