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 Carte Blanch (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 south 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 internet access, mini-bar*, iPod docking station, 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-sized 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • Food and beverage credit: receive $100 food and beverage credit per room per stay when staying a minimum of 14 nights, or receive $50 food and beverage credit per room per stay when staying a minimum of 7 nights. For travel between 1 Jun–30 Sep '19 when booking a Standard Room or a Superior Garden View Room. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

Elements Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Senses Restaurant (dinner only, advance reservations are required, reserving 4-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.

Salt water 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—23 Dec '18, 3—31 Jan '19 and 1 Mar—23 Dec '19.

7 nights between 24 Dec '18—2 Jan '19 and 1—28 Feb '19.

*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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (5187)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating There's a reason this hotel wins so many awards

Mar 24, 2019 Mark A Ridgefield, Connecticut

This is a great adults only hotel, on a world class strip of beach (Eagle Beach), tucked in 10 minutes away from downtown in one direction, and 10 minutes from the high rise hotels of Palm Beach. The service is consistently excellent and friendly (dare I say happy and friendly?). We stay in the Bucuti, in a ocean view room, with a real view of… Read more
This is a great adults only hotel, on a world class strip of beach (Eagle Beach), tucked in 10 minutes away from downtown in one direction, and 10 minutes from the high rise hotels of Palm Beach. The service is consistently excellent and friendly (dare I say happy and friendly?). We stay in the Bucuti, in a ocean view room, with a real view of the beautiful sunsets on the beach. There are more than enough lounge chairs for everyone, well spaced, with great beach front service. There are many guests that come back after year, for a good reason, this is a great hotel, for a great vacation. Read less
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Mar 24, 2019 Catherine B

OUTSTANDING service, amenities, food and people! Thanks for hosting our 40th anniversary and or 1st trip to Aruba! Thanks Ric for your leadership and building such an amazing team for us to enjoy! Thanks again for an amazing job!
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Mar 24, 2019 VickieChuck Athens, Ohio

This was a wonderful trip. Everything was in English, the US dollar was the currency and when we left to go home, US Customs was right there at their airport. We loved the Bucutti-?Tara resort. The food was excellent nd everyone treated us like royalty.
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Mar 23, 2019 cluke12 Sandwich, Massachusetts

So beautiful! The greatest of service! Friendly and helpful staff everywhere! Great beach! Worth every extra cent! The beach bar is really great! On the beach, put up a flag and here comes a Pina Colada! (Or whatever you want,)
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Mar 23, 2019 T D Farmington, Connecticut

We have enjoyed our vacations at Bucuti in 2018 & 2019 and find extraordinary attention to guests' needs. Bucuti truly values its guests. Well maintained property with very attentive friendly staff in all areas. Soft sand that doesn't get hot (as it's coral) and the beach water is dreamy. Plenty of padded chairs with umbrellas with plenty of… Read more
We have enjoyed our vacations at Bucuti in 2018 & 2019 and find extraordinary attention to guests' needs. Bucuti truly values its guests. Well maintained property with very attentive friendly staff in all areas. Soft sand that doesn't get hot (as it's coral) and the beach water is dreamy. Plenty of padded chairs with umbrellas with plenty of space between them (the most comfortable & spacious of all resorts). There is virtually no seaweed and only occasional pieces of smooth edged coral that wash up so easy on the feet. It is in the quieter low-rise coastline which is much more peaceful. Read less