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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba

Overview

Resting on 14 sandy acres close to Aruba's westernmost point, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is an adults-only boutique property that emphasizes environmental protection. Its 104 guest rooms, suites and penthouses offer intimacy and seclusion, along with private balconies, free Wi-Fi and locally-made Aruba Aloe bath products to use in solar-heated showers. Recent guests heap accolades on the guestrooms' views of Eagle Beach and the relaxing, kid-free environment. Yes, this hotel is a splurge, but many guests say it's worth every penny. Sweethearts can dine in a private cabana on the beach (a favorite experience for many guests) or indoors at the Carte Blanche restaurant or at Elements restaurant. 

Quick Stats

  • Eagle Beach

    [MAP]

  • 4.0-star

    HOTEL CLASS

  • Boutique hotel, 104 rooms

    PROPERTY TYPE

  • Ocean

    PRIMARY VIEW

  • Traditional, Modern

    STYLE

  • Couples

    BEST FOR

How It Ranks

Scorecard

  • Hotel Class
    4.0
  • Critic Rating
    Excellent
  • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 3662 reviews
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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2016
  • Lonely Planet Top Pick
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2015

Oyster.com

Rooms have stylish furnishings and modern amenities such as iPod docks, laptop tablets, and free Wi-Fi. A free breakfast buffet is served daily, and there is a restaurant for lunch and dinner, though plenty more restaurants are within walking distance.

Fodor's

An extraordinary beach setting, impeccable personal service, and attention to detail help this elegant Green Globe resort easily outclass anything else on the island. It's also extremely LGBT-friendly and the only luxury boutique adult-only hotel on the island.
Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

Set on Eagle Beach among the palm trees in the low-rise district, this resort is big on going green, with certifications including 'Travelife Gold' and 'Green Globe 21.' The eco-conscious will love that in addition to saving electricity and towels, the resort sources local products, uses solar-heated water for rooms and laundry, and reduces water usage throughout the complex.
Frommer's Exceptional

Condé Nast Traveler

This 1987 adults-only boutique resort in Aruba's quieter low-rise Eagle Beach district offers sun seekers 'the island's best, least-crowded beach.' Signal for a piña colada by putting a red flag in the sand and let the 'very accommodating staff take care of you.'
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3662 guests have reviewed the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba, giving it a rating of 5.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: | 5.0 (based on 3662 reviews)

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Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at Bucuti & Tara feature contemporary furnishings in a beach-inspired palette of white, beige and blue. Standard rooms are spacious and offer a sitting area and a private terrace with courtyard views. Amenities include eco-friendly air dehumidifiers and air purifiers, TVs, iPod docking stations, coffee makers and locally made Aruba toiletries.

Standard room size: 350 square feet

  • Internet (free)

  • Premium channels

  • Workspace/desk

  • Minifridge

  • Bathrobes/slippers

  • Minibar

  • Shower/tub combo

  • Separate shower

  • Separate tub

  • Wireless Internet

  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies

  • Adjoining rooms available

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The adults-only Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is set on 14 acres along Eagle Beach in the low-rise district and is midway between downtown Oranjestad and Palm Beach. The resort is surrounded by other resorts, each equipped with their own dining and entertainment options. There is also the Alhambra Casino within the resort area, and across the street from that is a public bus station. On the property, guests have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, infinity pool, restaurant and beach bar and full-service spa, and the concierge is happy to arrange nearby excursions.

  • About 6 miles north of Queen Beatrix International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking

  • 24-hour self-parking (free)

  • Airport shuttle

  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop

  • Train station

  • Subway/metro stop

  • Restaurants

  • Beach

  • Grocery store

  • Movie theater

  • Theater

  • Shopping

Dining

Although Bucuti & Tara does not offer an all-inclusive plan, all guests receive a complimentary full American breakfast buffet daily. Elements restaurant serves global cuisine, offering organic vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu selections. The open-air SandBar on the beach features live steel bands and tropical cocktails. For a more upscale dining experience, Carte Blanche offers a limited 16 seats per night for a five-course chef's menu prepared tableside. The resort offers a Dine Around plan of prepaid meal vouchers that are good at several local restaurants and include an appetizer, soup or salad, main dish, dessert and coffee.

  • Advance reservations required for Carte Blanche
  • Breakfast is served in the Tara Lounge

Number of restaurants: 3

Cuisine types: Buffet, American

  • Fine dining

  • Casual dining

  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace

  • Bar/lounge

  • Room service

  • 24-hour room service

  • Free breakfast

Pool

The resort has an oceanfront freshwater infinity pool, as well as a beach bar.

Number of pools: 1

  • Lap pool

  • Wading pool

  • Lazy river

  • Family pool

  • Infinity pool

  • Whirlpool/hot tub

  • Adults-only pool

  • Seasonal

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor

  • Indoor/outdoor combo

  • Lifeguard on duty

  • Poolside service

  • Waterslide

  • Deck chairs or cabanas

  • Pool bar

Spa

The spa offers a variety of treatments, from hot stone massages to coconut milk and aloe wraps, as well as a selection of signature treatments.

  • Nail care and waxing available
  • In-room massages are available

Services offered:

  • Massage

  • Facial

  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)

  • Salon services

  • Outdoor treatment area

  • Steam room

  • Sauna

Kids

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is an adults-only property.

  • Kids club

  • Cribs

  • High chairs

Fitness

The 24-hour fitness center at Bucuti & Tara features a wide variety of cardiovascular and weight-training gear, including treadmills, bikes, free weights and other exercise accessories. For those looking to get outside, the concierge can arrange a variety of excursions from Jeep safaris and semi-submarine tours to go sightseeing and sailing.

  • Weight equipment

  • Cardio equipment

  • Yoga mats

  • Free fitness classes

  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

  • Bicycles

  • Tennis

  • Guided runs

  • Paddle boats

  • Motor boats

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Pets

Bucuti & Tara welcomes one small, housebroken pet per room with an advance reservation for an additional fee of $15 per day in the Bucuti wing and a $20 per day in the Tara Suites. The resort offers amenities including a sleeping mat and food and water dishes.

  • Pet must not be left unattended in room
  • Pets must be leashed at all times

  • Pets allowed (with fee)

  • Dog walking

  • Pet-sitting

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