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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba

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#1 of 14 resorts in Palm - Eagle Beach
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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This adults-only, romance and wellness resort, located on Aruba's spacious and beautiful Eagle Beach, is award-winning and owner-operated. The intimate atmosphere is exclusive and relaxing to couples seeking tranquility and romantic experiences. No groups and no all-inclusive packages available. Two top restaurants available on property and romantic beach dining. Breakfast is free daily. No surprise fees added at check-out. (Not all-inclusive)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Quiet
Great View
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English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 4 more
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Susana C wrote a review Yesterday
Toronto6 contributions3 helpful votes
This is our 2nd time at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. We will definitely be returning. We just had a perfect holiday. We have absolutely no negative remarks. Breath taking scenery, peaceful and quiet resort, great food and drinks, excellent service and very helpful staff, late checkout without any problems. The Tara suites are amazing, Tempur mattress & the pillows! (best sleep), well equipped gym, very good WIFI coverage inside and on the beach. We also loved the ecofriendly and sustainable character of the resort including the refilling water bottles to avoid plastic bottles. Definitely a place we will come back to!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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GenevieveRI wrote a review May 2023
Barrington, Rhode Island165 contributions117 helpful votes
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We had the perfect vacation celebrating our 40th anniversary at Bucuti and Tara! We’ve never been to the Caribbean before, and I’m now afraid that Bucuti has set an exceptionally high bar that is going to be hard to beat (obvious solution: return to Bucuti!) The service is stellar: the staff really goes above and beyond! A very thoughtful bottle of champagne, flutes (ours to take home as a keepsake), cheese, crackers, and sweet treats (macarons and sugar cookies!) were set out for us in our room as an anniversary gift. We were in a Garden View room which was perfect! Each morning we made a Nespresso (in room) and sat on the balcony before we went down to breakfast and then the beach. It was a perfect way to start the day! We really appreciated having the in room mini fridge and microwave.The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was stocked with Aruba Aloe products. The resort itself is beautiful. It's situated on the loveliest strip of the award winning Eagle Beach. What a magical spot! Bucuti has an excellent (and simple!) umbrella reservation system: at 5pm each day you log in on the IPad they provide to choose your umbrella for the next day. If you’d rather use your own device, they have a hotel app that you can download. There was no need to get up early or worry about not getting a great beach spot each day. Our pre-reserved umbrella would be set up with towels, very comfortable lounge chairs, terry cloth covers, and a “red flag” each day. We’d raise the flag and within minutes we’d be placing a drink and/or food order! The breakfast each morning was phenomenal! The food is delicious and plentiful. We’d place an order for an entree (avocado toast, eggs Benedict, waffles, etc) and a drink (cappuccino, pot of coffee) THEN go inside to choose pastries, fruits, salmon, oatmeal, custom made omelets, yogurts, and on and on. After eating such a huge breakfast, we usually skipped lunch (you can eat breakfast anytime from 7am-11am). We ate dinner at Elements twice and highly recommend it! We had a perfect sunset view. I’ve read people on forums concerned that Bucuti is out of their price range. A couple things to note: their prices shown already INCLUDE all the taxes and fees whereas when I checked prices at other resorts, I had to get to the final page to see the cost with the taxes and fees (and they were significant). Also, Bucuti includes an amazing complimentary breakfast. When I actually compared apples with apples, Bucuti and Tara was not only a phenomenal place to stay but a great deal (we were there off season in April and in a Garden View Room). To the side of each guest room door, they hand tiny signs that say “Happy Anniversary”, “Happy Birthday”, etc. We were amazed to walk by sign after sign that said “Welcome Back”. That said it all!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book the Romantic Private Dinner before you arrive. It’s amazing!
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Response from Ewald Biemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
Responded May 4, 2023
Esteemed Genevieve, Wow, you enjoyed celebrating your 40th anniversary at Bucuti and Tara! It is good to read that the service and attention to detail you received during your stay were exceptional. In addition, it's great to hear that our staff went above and beyond to make your celebration even more special with thoughtful gifts and personalized touches. The Garden View room is perfect for relaxing and enjoying your morning coffee on the balcony. The Aruba Aloe products in the bathroom have added to the experience - a genuine Aruba Product we are proud of The resort's location on Eagle Beach is truly stunning, a world-famous Beach now. The umbrella reservation system is a winner - it resolved 99% of our beach chair reservation headaches. It allows you to reserve a spot on the beach without hassle or early wake-up calls. The beach amenities, including comfortable lounge chairs and terry cloth covers, are the perfect way to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The breakfast at Bucuti and Tara sounds like the absolute highlight of your stay. The variety of options, from pastries to custom-made omelettes, must have been your dream. Breakfast is included in the price - it is a great value add. It's great to hear that you also enjoyed dinner at Elements and that the sunset view was perfect. Overall, Bucuti and Tara was your phenomenal resort that exceeded your expectations. The personalized touches, exceptional service, and beautiful location make it an excellent value for the price. Thank you for sharing your experience, and I hope you have the opportunity to return for another memorable stay! Masha Danki Ewald Biemans
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StephanieTravels wrote a review Yesterday
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
It was our second time at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort and we loved it as much as the first time. What a beautiful, romantic, classy, friendly, relaxing, perfect resort! They truly know how to take care of their guests! The room is super confortable and clean, the food & drinks are delicious, the staff members are all super nice and helpful and the beach ... I mean the beach is truly out of this world. Best spot on Eagle Beach. All in all, we are extremely happy with the resort and we will be back. We recommend 100%!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Barb W wrote a review Apr 18
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
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Fifth time we visited. Each time is as good as the last. Spotless. Peaceful. Impeccable service. Easy. Everyone that works there is committed to you having a good experience. Check in is as good as it gets
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Alpitom wrote a review Apr 18
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions
This hotel is oceanfront, great facilities, well maintained, adults only, plenty of free umbrellas, very friendly and helpful staff.
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melgrek wrote a review Apr 18
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This past February we visited Bucuti & Tara for the third time. Should have been our 4th visit but we canceled during COVID because I was unable to take time off from work. We are booked again for Feb 2025. Everything was exceptional as our first visit. Mayra Tromp always gives a warm welcome and we have great conversation even if someone else is checking us in. Mayra always makes recommendations that are right on point. She made all of our dining reservations prior to arrival. In 2023 she even helped me transfer a puppy back to Boston through New Life for Paws. One year we even adopted a cunucu through Sargent Peppers! Juan & Rambo welcomed us to breakfast each morning and took great care of us...never having to ask for more water or coffee. We dined at Elements four times and each dining experience was superb. I am a vegetarian and my husband is a meat/potatoes man. We both loved our entrees each time. We had numerous wonderful experiences at the Sandbar. Israel kept us entertained and we enjoyed his warm hospitality. In fact we met another couple at the bar and have made plans to vacation at the same time in 2025. Not quite sure why some visitors make such a production out of not having happy hour anymore. We had so much fun at the bar enjoying ourselves with employees and other guests. Drinks are delicious with great company and perfect views! Looking forward to 2025!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be on the app right at 5 if you desire a certain beach chair. All views are beautiful though!
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JenErbs wrote a review Apr 18
Greenwich, Connecticut2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our third trip to the bucuti and Tara and it is amazing every time! Everyone at the resort is so welcoming and friendly it makes arriving in aruba special each and every time. It would not be the same without Juan brightening our day everyday at breakfast!! He is a ray of sunshine!! He remembers us and starts our day the right way EVERY SINGLE DAY! Then at night when we eat at elements Christian is our guy, he takes amazing care of us and takes the best sunset pictures on the island!! Although we are sad to leave it is always an amazing week at the bucuti and Tara with Juan, Christian and the entire staff doing an amazing job of pampering us!! Thank you to all of them, see you soon!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Annacarlucci3 wrote a review Apr 18
Manalapan, New Jersey1 contribution
This is our second time at the Bucuti and Tara and it is the understated attention to service that we love coming back to.
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johnfxcooke wrote a review Apr 17
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Being greeted as the taxi pulled up, everyone at the front desk, glass of champagne and a cool wash cloth to welcome us. It doesn’t get much better than that. The cleanliness of the entire resort, a “WELCOME” from every employee we came across, raise the flag on your beach chair and Orville responds with a big greeting. He returns with your lunch/drink order in minutes. Facility was immaculate. Weather, as always - perfect. Towels waiting for us on our reserved beach chair. The sound of the surf. Seeing friends we met on our last visit. Dissapointment? Only one issue. We were on the list to be alerted to any baby turtle hatchings. Sadly, there were none. Perhaps when we return to the Bucuti again in October
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Luna wrote a review Apr 16
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This place was absolutely beautiful. We were greeted with a glass of champagne and given a tour upon our arrival. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Our room was clean and fresh with a beautiful ocean front view. Our housekeeper Georgia was friendly and efficient. She greeted us by name and gave our room a good fresh cleaning each morning and changed out our towels. Etienne was in charge of our turndown service at night and we were greeted after dinner with fresh towels, and herbal tea waiting in our room. The beach was just amazing! We loved the idea of reserving our chairs the night before to be certain we had an umbrella the next day. The restaurant Elements was delicious...our servers throughout the week went above and beyond. Luis, Edwin and Doley were just a few that we met. But all of them were so friendly and helpful. Checking out our last day, I shed a few tears to Angela who was so sweet. I didn't want to leave this beautiful place. But we are coming back next year. I cannot wait!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Reserve your spot on the beach day before!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
Which popular attractions are close to Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Nearby attractions include Manchebo Beach (0.1 km), Alhambra Casino (0.4 km), and Master of the Mind - Guy Bavli (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ike's Bistro, Elements Restaurant, and The Chophouse at Manchebo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba have airport transportation?
Yes, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Antilla (7.1 km), Fort Zoutman Historical Museum (4.0 km), and Old Dutch Windmill (2.9 km).