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Advice on the Bucuti Tara Suites

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Advice on the Bucuti Tara Suites

Third time to Aruba - first staying at the Bucuti.

For those veterans of staying at the resort, what can you tell me to maximize our stay? Is dinner at the restaurant any good? I have read mixed reviews.

We have dinner reservations at Carte Blanche, Passions, Tulip and Anna Maria's. Any other musts for dinner?

Thank you in advance for any guidance. We are leaving this coming Saturday.

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1. Re: Advice on the Bucuti Tara Suites

The Pirate's Nest Restaurant has had mixed reviews because of the frequent chef changes.. We have had several dinners there. Most were good. A couple were less than expected. Usually had dinner there on our first evening, but is has been a few years since we have dined there.

Probably the most popular restaurant in Aruba is Madame Janette's. I have never dined at any of those that you listed, so cannot offer an opinion. We had a great dinner at Barefoot and a very good dinner with great views at LaTrattoria. The latter gets mixed reviews. Suggest that you look at the reviews rather than inquire on this thread. Another favorite is Papiamento.

Bucuti is an excellent resort for those seeking a relaxing, beach oriented vacation. The rooms and balconies are clean and spacious. Friendly staff.

You will enjoy your stay. Consider renting a car. Also, look into a jeep tour of the island. ABC Jeep Tours is well regarded.

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2. Re: Advice on the Bucuti Tara Suites

I would skip dinner at the Pirate's Nest at the Bucuti - their food is average at best and there are far too many really good restaurants nearby to waste a dinner there.

We love Carte Blanche, Passions, and Tulip! Other favorites of ours: Screaming Eagle, Madame Janette's, Chefs Table, Pinchos, Yemanja.

A few good casual places we like: Bingo, Wacky Wahoo, Amadeus, and Matthew's

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3. Re: Advice on the Bucuti Tara Suites

Also,Matthews is very nice for a casual dinner or lunch. It is a short walk down the beach. We usually make it at least 2 times during our stay. Amy is right about the Pirates Nest would not eat dinner their with so many other better places. It is good for lunch as they serve you on the beach.


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4. Re: Advice on the Bucuti Tara Suites

we are very curious about anna marias, please post what you think about the food, as we are still looking for good italian.

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5. Re: Advice on the Bucuti Tara Suites

This year we actually had an exceptional dinner at the pirate's Nest. Very pleased and the service and view was beautiful. We try to have dinner there at least once each year , in past years it was fair to average....... agree that the other restaurants on the island are hard to beat... but some nights it just feels right to stay put.... Pizza from Pizza bobs's on the beach with beer and wine.... is always an option

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6. Re: Advice on the Bucuti Tara Suites

We've recently stayed at bucuti, and ate at the pirates nest but only for their lighter menu, which was great food. Screaming eagle is a must, and pizza bobs is perfect if you're tired after a long day. We also did the ABC tour which was well worth it and we would definitely recommend

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