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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

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6226 Reviews

An intimate beachfront escape with exceptional service

Located on one of the country's finest beaches, Eagle Beach; Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is an adults-only resort that benefits you with a quiet and laidback environment that is perfect for couples. Unwind on the 14 acres of beach with a drink from the beach service or settle on the terrace with a meal from Elements Restaurant. The concierge team can arrange private meals for two directly on the sand or excursions and activities around the island, and there are even films on the beach. The rooms and suites are relaxing and comfortable spaces with spacious balconies or terraces, and they come with luxurious bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, and even a free iPad to use for the duration of your stay.

  • #1 Hotel for Romance in the World - TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice 2016
  • #1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean - TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice 2017
  • Located on beautiful Eagle Beach
  • Free iPad use during stay and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Dine Around plan available at 16 nearby restaurants
  • Eco-friendly, couples only resort

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 104 rooms
  • The hotel only permits guests aged 18 years and above

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from Queen Beatrix International Airport
  • Situated on the stunning white sands of Eagle Beach
6226 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 5483
  • Very Good 542
  • Average 129
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 27

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 23, 2019

Another great vacation at Bucuti &Tara

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Just returned from our 7th trip to Aruba, each time staying at Bucuti &Tara. We fell in love with this resort on our first trip in 2010 and haven't found any reason to try anything else. It's easy to dismiss so many 5-star reviews but this place is legit, though not for everyone. First of all, it's adults only. For me and my wife, that is a huge plus. There aren't many of these on Aruba. It's very quiet and relaxing. There isn't music blaring or parties going on. The most noise you will ever hear is at the SandBar during the World Cup and that is everywhere on the island! Visiting during the World Cup is really a lot of fun since so many countries are represented by the variety of visitors. Bucuti & Tara isn't for everyone. It's small, quiet, peaceful, no beach activities (vendors), no children, no party atmosphere. The price you see is the price you pay. Taxes, breakfast, wifi - all included. Every other place I've priced on the island doesn't include those in the price you see, so you can easily get sticker shock from other resorts that "appear" to be much cheaper. I priced one resort that added over 40% in extra charges to the published price. Take that into consideration when comparing prices of any place on Aruba. Service charges, food, and wifi is where you can easily get duped. Bucuti is up front with everything. Cashless resort - no need to carry around cards or cash. This also helps ensure nobody not staying at Bucuti can use the SandBar, which is an excellent bar. Speaking of bars, the prices are par for the course in Aruba but the happy hour (2x per day) is an outstanding perk for guests. Breakfast - included in the price. Western+Caribbean style buffet plus made-to-order eggs, omelets, Dutch pancakes, waffles, and eggs Benedict. This would easily cost $25-30 each person at other resorts. One of my favorite things each day is breakfast while overlooking the water. They have an outstanding fitness center. Most people don't want to exercise on vacation but some do and Bucuti has an incredible facility and very nice equipment. They continually invest in new equipment and the facility is clean and nicely air-conditioned. Last but certainly not least is the people. I don't know how Bucuti does it but they have people who really care about the guests. We've been going there for 9 years and many of the faces have been there the entire time. Everyone is friendly and super helpful but what is so impressive is their attention to detail on everything. Every time I'm there I'm astonished several times at things they do. They are also very efficient, fast, and always investing in new technology. This year the newest addition is iPads in every room with a variety of applications but perhaps the most impactful is being able to reserve a palapa from the iPad instead of getting to the beach at 7am to get one. Well done, Bucuti! I feel like I've rambled a bit and probably sound like a fanboy but I don't say these things lightly. As I said earlier, it isn't for everyone. If you need a big party atmosphere and lots of people and activity and kids, Bucuti isn't for you. If you want a relaxing, peaceful vacation while being treated incredibly well, it might indeed be a great choice for your next vacation.
Jul 23, 2019

Roamtic to the end

Saint Louis, Missouri

From the time we arrived and and were welcomed by George, to the time he put us in the cab to leave, our stay was perfect in every way. We stayed in the Tara Suites. We were celebrating our 40th anniversary, and this was definitely the place to do it. From the beautiful white sand out from our room to the water, everything was spotless, quiet and tranquil. The restaurant prepared an American breakfast buffet daily, and fabulous meals for dining. The couples massage and romantic dinner were beyond our expectations. I am totally spoiled now - nothing else will ever seem as wonderful!
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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Facilities

Fitness Centre

The air-conditioned fitness centre has floor to ceiling windows with views of the tropical gardens and features an assortment of modern equipment including treadmills, spin bikes, and free weights.

Infinity Pool

The stylish infinity pool features a sundeck with comfy loungers and a spa tub to relax in.

Eagle Beach

Eagle Beach is 14 acres of soft white sand. Sun loungers are set far apart and when you are feeling thirsty, simply raise your flag and a waiter will be with you to get your order. Twice weekly the beach host movies under the stars.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Room Types

Standard Room

This comfortable and spacious room comes with either a king-sized bed or two queens and a balcony or terrace with partial views of the gardens and neighbouring resort. It has an air dehumidifier, a microwave and fridge, as well as a walk-in shower, iPod dock, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Superior Room

Featuring views of the tropical courtyard garden from a large furnished balcony or terrace, these rooms come with king-sized beds or twin queens and have small seating areas. They come with microwaves and fridges, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and walk-in showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Junior Suite

The Junior Suites are located on the second and third floor of the Bucuti Wing, each with a double balcony facing out to the ocean. The seperate bedroom has two queen beds, whilst the living room has a kitchen, dining, and seating area. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Tara Suite

Both stylish and romantic, the Tara Suites are all ocean facing with a seperate king bedroom and living area. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Penthouse Suite

The most luxurious and spacious of the suites, the Penthouse has a panoramic view of Eagle Beach. The seperate bedroom has a four poster king bed, whilst the living and dining room has a full service kitchen, seating area and desktop computer. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Food & Drink

Elements Restaurant

Utilising fresh local ingredients to create memorable dining experiences for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Elements is set right on the ocean front and welcomes you to enjoy a meal inside or out on the terrace.

SandBar

Located down on the beach, this open-air bar is staffed by skilled bartenders who will mix your favourite drink in an instant. Live steel band music accompanies drinks at sunset, while happy hours occur daily from 4pm through to 6pm.

Tara Lounge

This comfortable air-conditioned eatery is located inside by the reception and offers a full American breakfast in the morning with refreshments throughout the day.

Romantic Dining

Four romantic private cabanas are open for evening dinner reservations, providing memorable beachfront dining experiences for two. Bookings can be made through your concierge.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Food: Full buffet breakfast available daily at Elements Restaurant or Tara Lounge.

Full Board

Food: Full buffet breakfast and lunch at Elements Restaurant. Dinner at Elements Restaurant or in a choice of 16 nearby restaurants as part of the Dine Around Plan. (Restrictions apply.)

The Dine Around Dinner Plan is a three course dinner at a choice of Aruba restaurants. Does not need to be taken for the full duration of their stay. Full restaurant list is available atwww.bucutimarketplace.com/main/dining

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