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 Absolutely Stunning Resort

Mar 26, 2020 LvChanel Reno, Nevada

This resort by far has out-lived all our expectations! Top notch from the second you arrive to the second you leave! This is a couples paradise..it’s romantic, a bit more secluded & the owner is a class act! If we do stay in the Eagle beach low-rise area again, this resort without a doubt, is our choice of stays! Can’t wait to return, once this… Read more
This resort by far has out-lived all our expectations! Top notch from the second you arrive to the second you leave! This is a couples paradise..it’s romantic, a bit more secluded & the owner is a class act! If we do stay in the Eagle beach low-rise area again, this resort without a doubt, is our choice of stays! Can’t wait to return, once this Covid19 clears up! For now, all we can do is dream! Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 JPorDeet West Greenwich, Rhode Island

My wife and I have never been to Aruba. We were booked at the Bucuti & Tara from 3/15 to 3/22. I had been up all night, conflicted on whether or not to go because of Coronavirus. I had just received notification from my place of work that I would have to quarantine for two weeks at home upon our return. I finally cancelled literally 90 minutes… Read more
My wife and I have never been to Aruba. We were booked at the Bucuti & Tara from 3/15 to 3/22. I had been up all night, conflicted on whether or not to go because of Coronavirus. I had just received notification from my place of work that I would have to quarantine for two weeks at home upon our return. I finally cancelled literally 90 minutes before our flight. Needless to say I was worried about how much we would be penalized by the hotel. Our travel agent contacted the Bucuti and told them of our situation. They agreed to give us a FULL refund or we could rebook until December of 2021. This goes far and above good customer service, this is great customer service! Since this happened I've read of other hotels charging their guests, or basically doing nothing for them, or giving them all kinds of grief to get even a portion of a refund. We did a lot of homework before booking the Bucuti and I'm glad we did. They are the real deal, and we haven't even stayed there yet! Once the world gets back to normal we will be booking another trip to this hotel. This is how you treat your customers. Thank you so much Bucuti Team! John & Deb P Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 Adventurer389928

We had to get out of Vermont last minute and was able to book at the Bucuti & Tara which we have wanted to stay at since we were in Aruba in the Fall. Nice and quiet... Beautiful Beach and cabanas have lots of space between them.... Adults only is nice too! Would definetly go back. Had a Lunar Halo over us one day that was quite spectacular… Read more
We had to get out of Vermont last minute and was able to book at the Bucuti & Tara which we have wanted to stay at since we were in Aruba in the Fall. Nice and quiet... Beautiful Beach and cabanas have lots of space between them.... Adults only is nice too! Would definetly go back. Had a Lunar Halo over us one day that was quite spectacular too! Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 leonelrosario90 Queens, New York

Nothing short of amazing, will definitely be coming back! My wife and I stayed at the Bucuti for five nights for our honeymoon. The hotel, the grounds, and the beach are all world class. But what truly makes this place special is the staff. We would especially like to thank Angela, JC, Manuel, Severino, Frank, and Joseph for make our stay a… Read more
Nothing short of amazing, will definitely be coming back! My wife and I stayed at the Bucuti for five nights for our honeymoon. The hotel, the grounds, and the beach are all world class. But what truly makes this place special is the staff. We would especially like to thank Angela, JC, Manuel, Severino, Frank, and Joseph for make our stay a memorable one. Mr. Ewald Biemans, if you see this, please give them raise! Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 ltrab0na Babylon, New York

Beautiful location. Fabulous beach and the weather is perfect every day. No need to leave the resort. The food is wonderful as well as the service. Want to go back again and again. Really is the happy place!