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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May 12, 2020 F5369CHsamanthag Roslyn, Pennsylvania

This was our second trip to Bucuti... and we can't wait for our third! We'll probably never go to another island or resort. Part of our heart is in Aruba at Bucuti. Bucuti has set the bar too high - we know we'll be disappointed if we go anywhere else! Amazing location, beautiful resort and amenities, eco-friendly, delicious food and bar, best… Read more
This was our second trip to Bucuti... and we can't wait for our third! We'll probably never go to another island or resort. Part of our heart is in Aruba at Bucuti. Bucuti has set the bar too high - we know we'll be disappointed if we go anywhere else! Amazing location, beautiful resort and amenities, eco-friendly, delicious food and bar, best beach on the island, the absolute best staff.... I could go on and on. If you're reading this review and wondering if you should book.... seriously, stop reading right now and book! You will not regret it. Read less
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May 8, 2020 frios2020

As I told the staff members in person, there are not enough words to describe the gratitude I'm feeling for all the kindness and the amazing service I've received during my stay at the Hotel, I hope I can repeat this fantastic experience many, many, many times!!! On behalf of all the CoVid-19 front-liners at ImSan-Aruba...THANK YOU!!!!
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May 5, 2020 hparra2020

very nice experience, every thing was on place and we just relax, very genttle staff that was always there when we need them, also you did not notice them when you where in the relax mood, me and my wife got a lessurable time, we would repeat it and recommend to any friend comming to Aruba
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect home away from home

May 5, 2020 rkats2020

the moment you enter you will be greeted with a welcoming smile.very professional and friendly staff.excellent service from food to ameneties.room is well maintained and clean.very quite sorrounding perfect for relaxation.
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Apr 28, 2020 Anna P

The hotel, the rooms, the food and the beach are awesome! Highly recommend this hotel. They are even making sure they stay innovative by adapting their hotel to the new standards of social distancing and hygiene.