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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
5210 Reviews
Guide Price £1,839 per person
Based on 10 September 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with American Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Garden View Suite (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

An intimate beachfront escape with exceptional service

Located on one of the country's finest beaches, Eagle Beach; Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is an adults only resort that benefits you with a quiet and laidback environment that is perfect for couples. Unwind on the 14 acres of beach with a drink from the beach service or settle on the terrace with a meal from Elements Restaurant. The concierge team can arrange private meals for two directly on the sand or excursions and activities around the island, and there are even films on the beach. The rooms and suites are relaxing and comfortable spaces with spacious balconies or terraces, and they come with luxurious bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, and even a free iPad® to use for the duration of your stay.

  • #1 Hotel for Romance in the World - TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice 2016
  • #1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean - TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice 2017
  • Located on beautiful Eagle Beach
  • Free iPad use during stay and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Dine Around plan available at 16 nearby restaurants
  • Eco-friendly, couples only resort

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 104 rooms
  • The hotel only permits guests aged 18 years and above

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from Queen Beatrix International Airport
  • Situated on the stunning white sands of Eagle Beach
5210 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4520
  • Very Good 500
  • Average 117
  • Poor 46
  • Terrible 27

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 22, 2018

Just keeps getting better!

Many good hotels rest on their laurels. Bucuti doesn't. That's what makes it great, not just good. Over our repeated visits, we've experienced many changes such as important physical improvements including a new lobby, its first class exercise facility, upgraded rooms, a wellness program, and incredible FOOD! For example, just try to think of something missing from its breakfast buffet. And they've added a vegan menu and smoothies for lunch options. Plus a romantic dinner under the stars is the best way to spend any night. For another challenge: See if you can find one employee who isn't friendly, cordial, and only there to serve you. The staff chats with you; they want to make sure your stay is simply perfect. There's a reason why this hotel is rated so high. We tried to think of one thing, just one negative thing we would change about Bucuti. We couldn't find one.
Jul 22, 2018

Return Anniversary Trip! 5 Stars! Can’t wait to return!

Washington DC, District of Columbia

My husband Jeremiah and I and visited Bucuti from 7/7-7/14 in the Tara Suites. We actually had the same room we originally stayed in on our honeymoon 5 years ago, which was funny. Our entire trip was exceptional. The moment our bus transfer dropped us off, Frank greeted us with a friendly and welcoming face. He is so inviting and made the long plane trip seem miles away. You are quickly presently with a refreshing drink and cold towel. We checked in swiftly at the separate Tara suites desk with our concierge Toine. He was extremely helpful and while the room and being prepared, gave us an update on the new restaurants since our last visit. The room was fantastic, as they’ve all been renovated last year. There’s plenty of space, a microwave, mini fridge, and snack bar with affordable prices if you want beer/wine/snacks. The bed is extra comfy and even had flower petals put into a heart when we arrived! Since this was a return trip for our 5 year anniversary, Bucuti gave us a nice cheese/nut/chocolate set. Fine attention to details is never missed. The hotel also gives you 2 steel water bottles to refill at either the pool or bar area so you do not need to purchase bottle water. All of the water on the island is “safe” to drink, as it is filtered, unlike visiting other islands. I wanted to include this, as I know many tourists become leery when traveling abroad. You can get a steel bucket from the bar to put ice to take your water bottles to the beach each day! The bathroom is large and has a tv in the main mirror. It has the best rain shower!!! The hotel uses all Aruba Aloe products and includes shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion, and hand soap. There is also use of a blow dryer. The beach is one of a kind!!!! There are more than enough chairs for all guests, although I chose to get up early because I wanted to front row seat. You could arrive at 1 pm and find endless chairs, so no need to panic like other high rise resorts. All chairs come with a big umbrella. The resort gives out giant towels for your chairs that you check/out in. You get 2 towels per person, so 4 per couple. The sand is soft and perfect for long walks on the beach. The beach is also safe. Everyone would just leave their beach bags without worry when swimming/walking/going to beach bar. There is a webcam so family can see you from home if you plan ahead. The resort has free WiFi. Another perk is the beach side flag service. When you are thirty or hungry, you just raise your flag. Victor, the best, friendliest, and most efficient server will take your order. Victor and my husband hit it off all week! My husband ordered the same cheese quesadillas 6 days in a row because they were so tasty with some kind of mango sauce!!! The food is amazing! There is also “healthy” hour in the afternoon where drinks and healthy smoothies are 1/2 price! The frozen lemonades are fantastic! Must Do: Romantic Dinner!!!!!!!!!! If you do anything at the hotel, it’s the cabana beach dinner romantic dinner. We did the 8:30 reservations, so we would not be in a rush to lose beach time. The 6 pm time sees the sunset. The menus light up, which was unique. The 6-course meal was indescribably amazing. The service from Severino was nothing short of world class. He made the evening. My husband doesn’t know how he’ll ever top this! I don’t know how we didn’t do this for our honeymoon, but I’m sure glad we did it this time around. This will be a staple on a our next trip! Finally, the daily breakfast was something we always looked forward to. We never ate in the Tara breakfast because we enjoyed the outside beach breeze. The entire breakfast team was welcoming and friendly. One team member stood out making our daily meals great: Juan. His bubbly and happy demeanor helped get our beach day off on the right start. Bucuti and Tara is a one of kind hotel experience for anyone looking for a true vacation. There is nothing quite like it. Once you stay here, you will not want to go anywhere else. All other hotels/ resorts will truly be a let down! ( I mean that nicely!!!) This place has it ALL! It is SAFE, friendly, quiet and free of constant noise/commotion found at other large resorts. The attention to detail is impeccable. The owner has thought of it all. I appreciate his efforts in conservation and helping the hotel thrive. My husband Jeremiah and I look forward to returning again. 5 stars!!!! FLAWLESS!!! Amanda B.
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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Facilities

Fitness Centre

The air-conditioned fitness centre has floor to ceiling windows with views of the tropical gardens and features an assortment of modern equipment including treadmills, spin bikes, and free weights.

Infinity Pool

The stylish infinity pool features a sundeck with comfy loungers and a spa tub to relax in.

Eagle Beach

Eagle Beach is 14 acres of soft white sand. Sun loungers are set far apart and when you are feeling thirsty, simply raise your flag and a waiter will be with you to get your order. Twice weekly the beach host movies under the stars.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Room Types

Standard Room

This comfortable and spacious room comes with either a king-sized bed or two queens and a balcony or terrace with partial views of the gardens and neighbouring resort. It has an air dehumidifier, a microwave and fridge, as well as a walk-in shower, iPod dock, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Superior Room

Featuring views of the tropical courtyard garden from a large furnished balcony or terrace, these rooms come with king-sized beds or twin queens and have small seating areas. They come with microwaves and fridges, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and walk-in showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Junior Suite

The Junior Suites are located on the second and third floor of the Bucuti Wing, each with a double balcony facing out to the ocean. The seperate bedroom has two queen beds, whilst the living room has a kitchen, dining, and seating area. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Tara Suite

Both stylish and romantic, the Tara Suites are all ocean facing with a seperate king bedroom and living area. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Penthouse Suite

The most luxurious and spacious of the suites, the Penthouse has a panoramic view of Eagle Beach. The seperate bedroom has a four poster king bed, whilst the living and dining room has a full service kitchen, seating area and desktop computer. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Food & Drink

Elements Restaurant

Utilising fresh local ingredients to create memorable dining experiences for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Elements is set right on the ocean front and welcomes you to enjoy a meal inside or out on the terrace. Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00 Lunch: 12:00 - 17:00 Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30

SandBar

Located down on the beach, this open-air bar is staffed by skilled bartenders who will mix your favourite drink in an instant. Live steel band music accompanies drinks at sunset, open 11:00 through to midnight with happy hours occur daily from 4pm through to 6pm.

Tara Lounge

This comfortable air-conditioned eatery is located inside by the reception and offers a full American breakfast in the morning with refreshments throughout the day.

Romantic Dining

Four romantic private cabanas are open for evening dinner reservations, providing memorable beachfront dining experiences for two. Bookings can be made through your concierge.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Food: Full buffet breakfast available daily at Elements Restaurant or Tara Lounge.

Full Board

Food: Full buffet breakfast and lunch at Elements Restaurant. Dinner at Elements Restaurant or in a choice of 16 nearby restaurants as part of the Dine Around Plan. (Restrictions apply.)

The Dine Around Dinner Plan is a three course dinner at a choice of Aruba restaurants. Does not need to be taken for the full duration of their stay. Full restaurant list is available at www.bucutimarketplace.com/main/dining

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