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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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“Most Relaxing Vacation Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

This was our first visit to Bucuti and Aruba and it was the best vacation my wife and I have ever had! The folks at Bucuti treated us both with the highest level of respect and service we could have asked for. The resort was maintained beautifully and the accommodations were first class. Ever staff member greeted us with a "Hello" and we felt as if we had been long time friends and distinguished guests. We renewed our vows on the beach in front of the resort and then enjoyed a romantic dinner beachside from the Elements restaurant on of the evenings during our stay and it was perfect. We enjoyed a couples massage at the resort's spa. The concierge was always very helpful in making sure we were taken care of for our adventures outside of the resort. Based on our experience we will go back to Aruba and we will definitely stay at the Bucuti again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
We are pleased to know that all your expectations were delivered! We try hard and with your encouragement we'll continue to do our best. We will try to keep the birds at bay too - some of our customers actually have a very protective attitude towards the birds and disallow us from taking more dramatic steps.
All of us here at Bucuti & Tara look forward to serving you again soon.
Thank you.....
Ewald BIemans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

This was our first time to Aruba. It was important to my husband to stay at an adults only resort so that is why we picked the Bucuti. Best decision we could have made. If you are looking for a low key, quiet environment, with the best beach on the island this is where you want to stay. We stayed in a Tara Suite on the 3rd floor. When we walked into our room, my jaw dropped when I saw the view. The pictures you see online is exactly what it looks like in person. Staff is extremely friendly and accomodating. Breakfast included every morning was very good. They will make any special request you have. Definitely eat outside, but don't leave your food unattended at the table, cause the birds will get it. Had lunch at the sandbar everyday we spent on the beach. Food was very good, nice size portions, and not too expensive. Some days the flys are pretty bad though. There are plenty of beach chairs. There was never a day that I saw all of them full. However, if you want chairs in the first 3 rows closest to the water you do have to get out there between 7 and 8 in the morning to put out your towels. I couldn't believe it the first morning I woke up and looked out and saw people putting towels on chairs at 7 am. But definitely the best beach on the island! I was a little surprised how close we were to the resort next to us but it really wasn't a problem. Would definitely stay her again when we return to Aruba.

Room Tip: Can't beat the view from a Tara Suite. Very roomy. However, would probably stay in a garden view...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Thank you for honoring us with your visit to celebrate your Anniversary. We are glad you came and very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We promise to uphold our "Adults Only" policy and look forward to serving you once again soon
Ewald Biemans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

My husband and I just returned from 8 glorious nights at the Bucuti. Everything was perfect. A delicious glass of cold champagne upon our check in started off our vacation. The room was a great size and the bathroom had just been updated with a tv in the bathroom mirror. We were celebrating our 11th anniversary and a cold bottle of sparkling wine, cheese and crackers were a nice touch by the hotel.
Breakfast (included in the price of the room) was plentiful. All the food was fresh and tasty. After the first morning, the servers knew what we wanted to drink and made sure we had whatever we wanted. (Nakarid even brought a banana to the beach for my husband).
The beach is spacious, beautiful and quiet. There are plentry of umbrellas for everyone and they are so spread out you don't hear anyone else on the beach. The chairs are comfortable and it is so nice that the towels stay put on the chairs despite some strong breezes. A red flag is provided so if you want food or something to drink service is just a minute away. At noon each day, Manuel comes by with cold wet towels to cool you off. Incredible! The water is a bit rough and hard to just hang out in. We were pummeled several times by waves, but all in good fun!
The service, the grounds, and the weather was perfect. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. We have been to Aruba over 10 times and have always stayed in the high rise section. We will NEVER go back to that crowded part of the island. The Bucuti is paradise. We have already booked again for next year! Can't wait to go back.
Thanks for a perfect vacation.

Room Tip: We dont spend much time in the room except for sleeping. We chose the lowest price point and were s...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
We are glad you came and were very proud to serve!
Thank you for your stellar comments - they encourage us to try even harder.
we look forward to your next visit.
Masha Danki
Ewald Biemans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

This is our third visit back to this FANTASTIC RESORT.We really LOVED the New additions:
Renovated Rooms-New Showers and television in the mirror.
Carte Blanche Dining Experience-This was a very good addition to the resort.
Fitness Center--State of the Art Machines and great layout.
Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Very comfortable lounges,big umbrellas and towels that have a pocket that fits over the lounge,so it never flies away.Also,there are enough lounges so,you can come down to the beach anytime and find a very nice spot.
Breakfast Buffet-Great selections and a very good system of seating everyone promptly.
What has not changed is Debra's Fantastic Team of Employees.Everyone of them is dedicated to make your stay a completely satisfying experience.There was one employee though that stood out for us.His name is Arnold,he checked us in and made sure during our whole stay we were happy and if we needed something ,he never said no.
We can't wait to get back to this Fantastic Resort.

Room Tip: Every room is GREAT
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
Thank you for your spectacular comments. We are so glad you approve of the changes we made. I promise that we will continue to make a good thing even better and look forward to serving you once again.

Masha Danki,

Ewald Biemans

Biemans@bucuti.com
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Farmington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

I recently spent 12 days in Tara Suite at the Bucuti and Tara resort. It was absolutely perfect! Madeline the concierge helped set up our activities prior to arrival (Scuba diving, deep sea fishing, horseback riding...), she is an absolute pleasure to work with. The restaurant Elements is delicious, much more than your typical resort restaurant. The included breakfast was very tasty as well. The resort was relaxed, laid back, quiet, and perfect for a romantic honeymoon. The beach is gorgeous, not busy, always was able to find a lounger. The staff at the sand bar (especially Marina and Jesse) were great and made delicious drinks. Angelo kept our beer bucket full on the beach and was a pleasure to talk to. Overall an amazing experience, not one thing to complain about! Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
Madelin, Marina, Jessie and Angelo and all of us here wish you "a forever Honeymoon" and thank you for your kind comments on our service and facilities.
We do hope to serve you again soon.
Many many regards from all of us....

Ewald Biemans
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Phoenix, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Where to begin; there are so many positives for this resort. To begin, we met the owner with his adorable dog, Charlie, whom he saved from being struck in the streets. Anyone that loves animals and rescues them has a good heart and his Resort exemplifies the type of person he is. The Resort is an Adult Only Resort that has Luxury and Relaxation. It's on the low rise part of the island; therefore, you never have an issue with a congested beach or people on top of each other. The beach is clean and beautiful; although, it's a public beach, we did not see many people on the beach that didn't belong to the resort like we noticed with the other resorts.

Now for the FOOD ~ in one word ~ ***SUBPERB!!!*** KURT, the Executive Chef has an Amazing Menue for every meal; not only is the food he prepares excellent, but his hospitality is beyond Excellent. The breakfast Buffet has a wide range of food and the omlets are made to your liking; my husband and I only eat eggwhites and they made our omlets with eggwhites to our liking... you will never go hungry and will always be pleasantly happy with the meals and his warming hospitality. The dinners are romantic and your taste buds will be tantalized! You will not be dissapointed with the resort and food. You can't miss going to this resort ~ Enjoy!

Tony & Liza

Room Tip: The rooms in the main building need a little TLS, hallways and such; however, we heard the Luxury ro...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you for your Stellar comments on our resort. Your comment mentions the word "Amazing" for the third time in a row right here on Tripadvisor - that makes our day!
We hope to be able to serve you again during another Amazing stay.

Masha danki,

Ewald Biemans
Biemans@bucuti.com
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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

The Bucuti Resort keeps amazing. Rarely do resorts get better with time, but Bucuti is doing it. There are so many reviews with details, that I will just say the following-- we've been staying in the Tara Suites for many years and what brings us back is the quiet elegance of the resort, professionalism and friendliness of the staff, beautiful almost-empty beach, and the way they just keep doing it right! Kudos to Deborah, the resort manager for many years, who finds a way to talk to every guest every day. I don't know when she ever stops working. Looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: Tara units are all ocean front.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you for your "Amazing" words - we appreciate you approving of the improvements our place has undergone over the last years. Your testimonial here at Tripadvisor makes our day.
We continue and have some more positive changes coming up and hope to have the pleasure to have you rate them.
Thank you and te Aworo - until soon.....

Ewald Biemans

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Property: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 55 B, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Region: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This adults-only, romantic resort, located on Aruba's spacious and beautiful Eagle Beach, is award-winning and owner-operated. The 4-star and 4-diamond resort receives high satisfaction ratings and recognition that includes #1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean 2017, Top 3 Beach Destinations in the World, Conde Nast Gold List, and Green Globe High Achievement Award. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is eco-friendly and offers a tranquil boutique experience with friendly service. The intimate atmosphere is exclusive and relaxing to couples seeking tranquility and romantic experiences. No groups and no all-inclusive packages available. Two top restaurants available on property and romantic beach dining. Breakfast is free daily.Resort's website offers you the Best Available Rate including all taxes and fees, free breakfast and free WiFi. (Not all-inclusive) ... more   less 
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Bucuti And Tara Beach Resorts Aruba
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Bucuti Beach Hotel
Golden Tulip Palm Eagle Beach
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Aruba Bucuti Resort
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