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    As soon as I find out I will let you know!

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    All Inclusive Suites at Dutch Village

    ALL INCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

    The Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Suites at Dutch Village include use of all Dutch Village amenities including three freshwater pools, poolside Tiki Tiki Café serving lunch and snacks plus use of all Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive and Divi Aruba All Inclusive features and facilities including:


    • 10 dining options (4 located at Divi Aruba, 5 located at Tamarijn Aruba and 1 located at Dutch Village)
    • 8 bars (3 located at Divi Aruba, 4 located at Tamarijn Aruba, and 1 located at Dutch Village)
    • 6 freshwater pools (2 located at Divi Aruba, 1 located at Tamarijn Aruba and 3 located at Dutch Village)
    • Non-motorized water sports including snorkeling equipment, snorkeling clinic, snorkeling tour, beginners windsurfing equipment and "Learn to Windsurf" beach clinic, sail boats, floats, kayaks, bikes, beach volleyball, beach olympics, bike tour, tennis, casino games master class, table tennis, lighted tennis courts
    • Divi Winds Sports Center with fitness center featuring new cardiovascular and strength equipment and rock climbing on 30-foot rock wall
    • Theme nights
    • Entertainment nightly
    • Ticket to Bon Bini Festival (seasonal)
    • Funbook! with coupons for the nearby Alhambra Casino

    Full disclosure...the Dutch Village IS set back from the beach and located BEHIND the Tamarijn Resort. The Dutch Village is not DIRECTLY on the beach. In other words, the Dutch Village is separated from the beach by the buildings of the Tamarijn


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    In the attachment, the orange buildings are the Tamarijn and the lighter colored buildings with the number circled in yellow are the Dutch Village.


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    Geez, you guys are good...definitely experts on Aruba! I think this may be an option for us too, if it is a bit away from the beach but with close access...might be more affordable than the Tamarijn...thanks again!

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    it is probably a 3 minutes (TOPS) walk to the beach.

    imo it is probably a more affordable way to be there?

    lisa does good work!!

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    I just priced it out on their website, all inclusive Tamarijn vs. all inclusive Dutch Village in a studio.

    At the Dutch Village, dd in a studio would have to sleep on a sleep sofa instead of bed and it was the same price as the oceanfront room at the Tamarijn.

    A one bedroom all inclusive at the Dutch Village was more expensive than the all inclusive oceanfront room at the Tamarijn.

    Personally and it is just me, if I were to stay at the Dutch Village in order to have a kitchen, I would not go all inclusive.

    If you want the Dutch Village for a sitting/living room area, again, personal experience and preference, we spend all of our time except when showering or sleeping, outside of our room on the beach or patio.
    Even more so during the summer when it does not get dark until about 7:15 pm vs. Christmas when it is dark at 6 pm.

    The Tamarijn can accommodate 3 or 4 people in one room with 2
    queen beds.
    The Dutch Village can accommodate 3 or 4 people in a studio with 1 king bed and queen sleeper sofa.

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    i am very surprised that the dutch prices out the same as the tamarijn.

    the ONLY positive for DUTCH is, "a coffee maker in the room at the DUTCH" ;-)

    the positives for TAMARIJN , Beachfront/Oceanfront, bed instead of sofa sleeper, fall out of bed, fall out the door and be on sand!!

    so when it comes to these 2, the TAM wins out in my mind.

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    I copied this from one of the posts: Divi/Tamarijn sells the Dutch Village as "Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Garden Suites:" on their websites. That being said, I want to make sure I have the right place...these are situated behind the Tamarijn and very close walk to the beach...correct? I think I just found a good deal through Jet Blue at one of these suites...non stop and priced lower than Tamarijn. It might be a good match for us...room to move around each other all week and a short walk to the beach. I don't need to be beach front, but close is good. Thanks for all your help!!! Do people fight over the palapas like they might at the high rises or is there more of them available???

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee329 View Post
    Do people fight over the palapas like they might at the high rises or is there more of them available???
    YES, shade is at a premium, especially at that end of the beach where the palapas are shared between the Dutch Village and Tamarijn.


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    Anything we need to know if we book a room from a timeshare like Dutch Village? Online they look like booking a room at a regular hotel? Didn't know if there was any differences for us as the guests...

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    i think divi dutch offers studios, 1 bedroom units and 2 bedroom units.
    all offer some type of limited kitchen facilities.
    i do not know if they offer daily maid/housekeeping service.
    tamarijn DOES provide daily housekeeping.

    there is a person renting/selling his divi dutch timeshare unit, you may want to private message him and ask some of those questions. since he is an owner there he may have the answers.
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f23/divi-...77/#post220755
    (above link is the for sale so you can message the person)
    are you dealing with a travel agency?

    Quote Originally Posted by suebee329 View Post
    Anything we need to know if we book a room from a timeshare like Dutch Village? Online they look like booking a room at a regular hotel? Didn't know if there was any differences for us as the guests...

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