Bucuti & Tara

Aruba, Caribbean

The hotel

One of Aruba’s most romantic retreats, the adults-only Bucuti & Tara simply exudes peace and tranquillity. Overlooking one of the few ‘Dream Beaches of the World’, powder soft sands and crystal clear waters are yours for the taking; warm trade winds gently brushing against your skin as you soak up the sun. Far from the madding crowds, it is nonetheless a short taxi ride from civilisation should you fancy a night out. We bet though you’ll be hard pushed to venture much further than the ocean’s edge. World-class facilities on-site include a gorgeous salt-water infinity pool to splash about in and the Day Spa, an absolute must-visit. Water sports are always on the agenda, or enjoy tropical views as you sweat it out in the 24/7 fitness centre. A complimentary American buffet breakfast kick-starts each day nicely, eaten al-fresco on the oceanfront deck. Lunch and dinner are also served at Elements Restaurant, showcasing world cuisine with the finest of ingredients. Beforehand, let the expert bartenders at Sandbar mix you a tropical cocktail. Happy Hour is daily from 4:00pm-6:00pm and there’s live steel band music too to get you in the mood for a good night ahead. Make sure to reserve a table at the Senses fine dining restaurant (well in advance!) for a dining experience that’s as exclusive as it’s unforgettable.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Where is it

Nestled on Eagle Beach, three miles north of Oranjestad for cafes, restaurant and shops. The Alhambra Bazaar and Casino complex is adjacent. Transfer time from Queen Beatrix International airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

104 rooms and suites. All of which are air-conditioned with ceiling fan, balcony or terrace, satellite TV, telephone, WiFi access, mini-bar*, hairdryer, safe and iron and board. Standard Rooms with partial garden view, 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed separated into twin beds (on request only), sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Optional Dine Around Dinner plan available: a three-course evening dinner plan (excludes drinks) is available at local restaurants outside the hotel (restaurants to be confirmed on check-in). Transportation is not included. 

Superior Garden View Rooms are recently renovated, with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed separated into twin beds (on request only), sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Ocean View have oversized terrace with unparalleled views of beautiful Eagle Beach and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Bungalow Garden View with large patio deck, kitchenette and separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Bungalow Ocean View with large patio deck, kitchenette and separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suite with double balcony, full kitchen and separate bedroom with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Tara Suite overlooking the beach with large balcony, separate living area and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Tara Penthouse Suite on the rooftop of the Tara Wing with spectacular panoramic views of Eagle Beach, separate living room, full kitchen and bedroom with king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Elements Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Senses Restaurant (dinner only, advance reservations are required, reserving 2-months in advance is recommended). Private romantic dining on the beach with a Sunset and Moonlight seating options. SandBar open-air beach bar serving snacks and drinks.

Complimentary movies on the beach. Daily Happy Hour.

Infinity pool. Day Spa*. Fitness centre (open 24-hours). Non-motorised water sports* including diving, kayaking and sailing.

Complimentary WiFi access. Gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge desk. 24-hour reception.

5 nights between 1 Mar—22 Dec '20.

7 nights between 24 Dec—2 Jan and 1—29 Feb '20.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: Dine Around Dinner Plan is available at an additional supplement.

Please note: this hotel is an adults-only property, guests over the age of 18 years permitted only.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply amazing

Aug 7, 2020 arubaeveryyear Clifton, New Jersey

We returned to the Bucuti this year after experiencing this property in 2019. This is exactly how and what a 5 star resort should be like. The staff is absolutely amazing. From the greeting you receive when you arrive, to the smiles you see from them every day, you will feel like you are part of the Bucuti family. Every single detail about this… Read more
We returned to the Bucuti this year after experiencing this property in 2019. This is exactly how and what a 5 star resort should be like. The staff is absolutely amazing. From the greeting you receive when you arrive, to the smiles you see from them every day, you will feel like you are part of the Bucuti family. Every single detail about this resort is thought of with you in mind. Spitlessly clean, great food and cocktails and on the best beach in beautiful Aruba. The beds are incredibly comfortable and even the basic rooms here are stunning. We are already planning dates for a return trip in 2021. Thank you Mr. Ewald Biemans for continuing to run your property at the highest level. You will have us as guests forever. I also want to thank Robert, Juan, Vincent, Aldrik and Angela for a memorable time. We cant wait to be with our extended "family" again! Best wishes, Gary and Deborah Del Monte Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing!! True paradise!

Aug 3, 2020 bearcatb2020

Bucuti was absolutely amazing! When we first arrived for our honeymoon we were greeted with champagne and informed our room was upgraded to a penthouse suite! We had our own cabana on the beach which was amazing. An unbelievably friendly staff that treats you like royalty. We felt like we gained all new friends. Especially Vincent, Robert, and… Read more
Bucuti was absolutely amazing! When we first arrived for our honeymoon we were greeted with champagne and informed our room was upgraded to a penthouse suite! We had our own cabana on the beach which was amazing. An unbelievably friendly staff that treats you like royalty. We felt like we gained all new friends. Especially Vincent, Robert, and Luis. The beach is extremely clean with clear beautiful water. The pool is amazing as well. We hope to go back someday soon! I can see why its rated the most romantic resort in the Caribbean. Highly recommend! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Every Year, even under these circumstances

Aug 3, 2020 DonTucker Exton, Pennsylvania

From the incredible VIP Welcome that I highly recommend at the airport, Bucuti goes other the top during a pandemic to give us the best vacation! The staff is the best and they make our stay just like being at home with all kinds of perks. We are always sad to go, but have our next stay always planned.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Difficult to articulate--must experience for yourself

Aug 2, 2020 Relax34091122126

My husband and I were visiting Aruba with our two adult children staying at a different resort. We elected to stay two extra nights without them and made a last minute reservation at Bucuti & Tara, staying on the Tara side. First, I do a lot of work in the hospitality industry. As a result, I have an eye to evaluating their attention to detail.… Read more
My husband and I were visiting Aruba with our two adult children staying at a different resort. We elected to stay two extra nights without them and made a last minute reservation at Bucuti & Tara, staying on the Tara side. First, I do a lot of work in the hospitality industry. As a result, I have an eye to evaluating their attention to detail. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the doorperson who notifies the front desk that you have arrived. They present you with champagne while you tour the property. The rooms are sanitized daily for 20 minutes with UV light in addition to the traditional cleaning. We stayed in a room steps from the beach and didn't leave the property. The property is on an amazing, particularly wide stretch of Eagle beach and they strive to keep the property private. The room is spacious and with a comfortable bed, pillow and sectional seating. On a positive note, they are very sensitive to their environment including solar energy and giving guests water bottles with many places to fill the bottles (Aruba has wonderful-tasting water). The fitness center has new equipment which is clean. Every day they have an activity, whether it is a movie or a cooking demo--even more reason not to leave the property. Finally, we met many guests who stay there annually and have become friends through their repeat visits. To top it off, every member of the staff greets you with a smile and never fails to remind you why Aruba is one happy island. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service!

Aug 1, 2020 ErikJ306 Heiloo, The Netherlands

Beautiful hotel located on splendid beach location with terrific service from very nice and friendly staff and management. When visiting Aruba a must-stay hotel especially if you search for romance and tranquility!