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 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 internet 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 3—31 Jan '20 and 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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Nov 17, 2019 DaveHennequin

Second visit to Bucuti. We will only stay at this resort. The best resort on Aruba! People and service is superior. Rooms are nice and well appointed. And the beach is second to none. So relaxing and quiet and a wonderful place to get away from everything and enjoy! Even the other guests are nice and friendly! The atmosphere just creates a… Read more
Second visit to Bucuti. We will only stay at this resort. The best resort on Aruba! People and service is superior. Rooms are nice and well appointed. And the beach is second to none. So relaxing and quiet and a wonderful place to get away from everything and enjoy! Even the other guests are nice and friendly! The atmosphere just creates a wonderful vibe for everyone. Read less
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Nov 16, 2019 fromstlouismo

My wife and I stayed at Bucuti & Tara the last week of October. Great place to stay. Everyone was very friendly. The beach was beautiful, the water perfect and the service excellent. We wanted a nice, relaxing vacation, and Bucuti & Tara was the perfect place.
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Nov 16, 2019 Ray D Colorado City, Colorado

We were fortunate to get a six day stay in Tara to celebrate our November birthdays (three days apart). From the moment we walked into Bucuti&Tara, we were treated like VIPs. First contact, a hostess gave us a cool, moist towel and cold champagne. Then she led us on a tour of the resort, pointing out the breakfast (included) location, the quickest… Read more
We were fortunate to get a six day stay in Tara to celebrate our November birthdays (three days apart). From the moment we walked into Bucuti&Tara, we were treated like VIPs. First contact, a hostess gave us a cool, moist towel and cold champagne. Then she led us on a tour of the resort, pointing out the breakfast (included) location, the quickest beach access, gym, and how to reserve beach umbrella and chair. We were in the Tara building, on the fourth floor, and the ocean front view was captivating. When we walked into our room, a bottle of white wine and glasses were staged for us. What impressed us the most, however, was the upbeat attitude of ALL the staff. They all seemed so happy to be there! We especially wanted to single out Natasha, the goddess of breakfast. Each morning she supplied a great breakfast, and infused everyone with a contagious positivity. Everything about the resort was top-notch, and as all the other reviewers, we consider this resort among the top two or three that we've ever visited. Read less
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Nov 15, 2019 thislady123

I was fortunate enough to stay in a Tara Suite for the first few nights of my vacation, and it was so wonderful. The view and the room were worth the extra cost for sure. The beach at this resort is absolutely amazing. We traveled all over the island, and if you are looking for somewhere to relax and recharge, this is the place to do it. The staff… Read more
I was fortunate enough to stay in a Tara Suite for the first few nights of my vacation, and it was so wonderful. The view and the room were worth the extra cost for sure. The beach at this resort is absolutely amazing. We traveled all over the island, and if you are looking for somewhere to relax and recharge, this is the place to do it. The staff go above and beyond in every way, and they just seem so happy to do it! My husband and I visited after somewhat of a rough year to celebrate his birthday and to find a little peace. This was honestly the perfect place for it. Read less
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Nov 15, 2019 courtholland Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The reviews say it all. Bucuti is wonderful. My husband and I usually take a day or two to unwind on vacations, but we felt relaxed the instant we checked in at Bucuti. It was very private and quiet. The beach was beautiful and pristine. The food was excellent and service was top-notch. We loved our relaxing on the beach, but also enjoyed our… Read more
The reviews say it all. Bucuti is wonderful. My husband and I usually take a day or two to unwind on vacations, but we felt relaxed the instant we checked in at Bucuti. It was very private and quiet. The beach was beautiful and pristine. The food was excellent and service was top-notch. We loved our relaxing on the beach, but also enjoyed our adventure tour (hiking/snorkeling) and Spanish Lagoon cruise booked through concierge. Concierge was extremely accommodating and helpful at all times! Thanks for a wonderful stay! Read less