New Year, New Places 2

The Tamarijn all inclusive just opened a bar at the edge of the water, and it’s open to the public, just bring your wallet, and chill.

It was baptized with an ingenious name: The BEACH BAR.

And as expected, it’s spectacular, overlooking the crescent bay between the Tamarijn and Divi all inclusive.

Dutch mural artist Leon Keer spent a week here, with his assistant, his wife, working on 3D murals depicting beach life for the decor, a retro pink lifeguard booth, a la Miami Beach, a rack of colorful surfboard, and an VW minibus, the iconic camper that is so evocative of surfing and beach culture.

(If you look at the mural, and let you eye travel on the horizon, the painted line will merge flawlessly with the ocean outside the bar)

Besides amazing 3D murals, the new watering hole is blessed with comfortable seating outside on the deck, and an oversize bar serving specialty cocktails, including my favorite Aperol Spritz.

Food & Beverage manager Dominique offered me one when I stopped by to Oooh and Aaah the new bar, I thought I did not hear him well. But I checked the menu. Yes, Aperol Spritz is listed alongside Tito’s Lemonade, Bourbon Ice Tea, Royal Mojito, Peach Collin, Casa Noble Paloma, Queen of Bahia, and Beach Bar Loaded Rum: with Captain Morgan, Meyers & Malibu Rum, Kahlua, Pineapple and Orange juices, Angostura bitters and Grenadine Syrup.

That would cure anything.

I also counted 10 commercial beers and 6 craft varieties, beer on tap including Heineken, and wines by the glass

The food menu is coming soon……. stand by.

*Leon Keer, is known in Aruba for his contributions to St Nicolas, and his famous optical illusion Maiz Blanco box, at the beginning of the main street. The VW bus will receive an augmented reality feature soon, and I will understand it when I see it…

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December 29, 2018
Rona Coster