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 Peace and Love at Bucuti & Tara

Sep 27, 2020 wawazzat Massachusetts

If you are planning to return to Aruba and the amazing Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - please don’t cancel!! Aruba and Bucuti & Tara Resort are doing their best to help protect guests and their employees. We were impressed ! The rooms are sanitized with UV lighting, rooms are sealed & sanitized upon arrival, social distancing is promoted with… Read more
If you are planning to return to Aruba and the amazing Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - please don’t cancel!! Aruba and Bucuti & Tara Resort are doing their best to help protect guests and their employees. We were impressed ! The rooms are sanitized with UV lighting, rooms are sealed & sanitized upon arrival, social distancing is promoted with signage everywhere and all staff wear masks. There are plenty of hand sanitizer stations throughout the property. The hotel staff are continuously cleaning hallways, doors, and common areas. There was nothing Covid protection protocol related interfering with any of our 7 night stay. All of the employees were positive and happy. The beach and loungers, pool, food and service was top notch.The Bucuti sunset sail was excellent. I have stayed at this resort six times and I reserved another two trips for 2021. We are excited for our 2021 return!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best relaxing vacation

Sep 26, 2020 H3881IErichardl Southampton

Great experience at this resort from the moment we arrived, from guest services to the owner that we met. Everyone was very personable and humble and made the experience special. Food was of very high quality and nice menu selections.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible Stay in Paradise!

Sep 24, 2020 57devereauxs

My husband and I stayed here for several nights during our trip celebrating our wedding anniversary and were blown away by the experience. All of the resort staff were the friendliest, most welcoming and cheerful people. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy and had everything we needed. The resort is beautiful and… Read more
My husband and I stayed here for several nights during our trip celebrating our wedding anniversary and were blown away by the experience. All of the resort staff were the friendliest, most welcoming and cheerful people. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy and had everything we needed. The resort is beautiful and very clean, just the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy all that Aruba has to offer. The beach was breathtaking, water was calm and perfect to just float around. The resort had very few guests because of COVID (I assume), so we had plenty of space and felt very safe. All the staff wore masks and hand sanitizer was readily available. We would absolutely stay here again if we get the chance to come back to Aruba! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything I wanted and more!

Sep 22, 2020 shane1023

Everything from the moment we stepped out the taxi was PERFECT. Our concierge (Stefano, i hope I spelled right) was wonderful. The property took great measures to ensure safety, space and care. Sanitizer, disinfection and masks worn were all the norm. The room was immaculate and the staff were all welcoming, friendly and a pleasure to talk to. Our… Read more
Everything from the moment we stepped out the taxi was PERFECT. Our concierge (Stefano, i hope I spelled right) was wonderful. The property took great measures to ensure safety, space and care. Sanitizer, disinfection and masks worn were all the norm. The room was immaculate and the staff were all welcoming, friendly and a pleasure to talk to. Our anniversary celebration was met with little touches that made us feel special (champagne, notes, and treats). Mirna (our dinner server) was especially a joy to meet! As well as the bartenders. Our view from the Tara suite was perfection! The pool and beach had plenty of chairs and you could often have pool time all to yourself! I absolutely intend to be a repeat visitor!! Thank you B&T !! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Amazing Honeymoon!

Sep 21, 2020 Lisawilkesmoore Grand Rapids, Michigan

My husband and I were originally planning to go to Hawaii, but because of COVID we had to change direction. We are SO happy we decided to go to Aruba and more specifically to Bucuti and Tara - what we thought was a back up plan ended up being absolutely amazing!! The beach is one of the best I have been to in the world, the service was… Read more
My husband and I were originally planning to go to Hawaii, but because of COVID we had to change direction. We are SO happy we decided to go to Aruba and more specifically to Bucuti and Tara - what we thought was a back up plan ended up being absolutely amazing!! The beach is one of the best I have been to in the world, the service was impeccable, cleaner and safer than i could have imagined, and the food was delicious. We ate at the on site restaurant 6/8 nights. quiet, romantic, beautiful, clean... couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon experience .Thank you to all the staff for making it so great! Read less