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“First time in Aruba - Gorgeous setting, Exceptional staff”

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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is a beautiful, high end property...a must for a kid-free trip for couples. My wife and I arrived at Tara on Sunday. We were met by Frank at the door and were escorted to check-in. We had a wonderful experience with Tara's concierge, Madeline (who also helped us with restaurant reservations). She poured champagne and we chatted for over an hour and didn't even care. She is gracious, professional, and funny. The room was an ocean front second floor suite near the spa (an added benefit was the scent of the spa permeating the hallway). We could not be happier with the room. It was spotlessly clean, beautifully designed, well set up, and of course the view could not be beat. We ate at Elements the first night and retired to the Sandbar after dinner. Both are wonderful if you want to just relax at the resort. The beach set up was perfect and there were always chairs and umbrellas for the guests. We are both professionals and the last thing we wanted on our vacation was a resort filled with families and kids (nothing wrong with that of course - we left our two boys at home). We were also celebrating my wife's 40th birthday, and it was a perfect choice. This resort is quiet, peaceful, and most importantly, caters perfectly to the type of vacationer that wants that kind of serene experience. The Bucuti /Tara staff is truly among the best we've encountered anywhere in the world. The staff members make an effort to get to know the guests from the moment you arrive and soon you feel like old friends, yet they always exhibit the highest professionalism. From the beach attendants to the bellmen to the bar/restaurant servers, the service is truly exceptional. If you are looking for excitement at your resort - look elsewhere. If you want to totally relax and recharge while being catered to like royalty, this is the place for you.

Room Tip: All rooms are great! If you can afford it, reserve one of the Tara suites as they are all ocean fron...
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Frank, Madelin and all of us here at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts thank you for your wonderful comments here on TripAdvisor.
Yes, we are truly blessed - our associates are an outstanding group of people who care for you.
We hope to serve you again soon.....

Masha Danki

Ewald Biemans
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

When you arrive, the bellman knows your name and accompanies you to the check-in desk. Check-in was flawless and everyone greeted us with a smile and acknowledgement during our entire stay. Few hotels can provide such an elegant yet friendly environment. Our bungalow was very comfortable and housekeeping was excellent. We made some new friends and loved the relaxing beach and gorgeous sunsets over the ocean. We will definitely return next year and have recommended it to everyone we have met.

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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Thank you for your wonderful words and let us assure you that we stand by fro your return visit - we would love to serve you again.
Masha danki
Ewald Biemans
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a MUST for your honeymoon or romantic trip - no kids allowed, greeted with champagne, beautiful balcony (Jr. Suite), and beach so private that it is so relaxing, but not too overcrowded. Enough room for all guests to get chairs and umbrellas that were already set up for us. Servers on the beach, great concierge's and wonderful staff! The restaurant is great. Free breakfast with the rooms, WIFI everywhere and so many other couples around just great people overall. Stay here!!

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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

A forever honeymoon is our wish for you! Thank you for choosing our resort for this momentous occasion and please keep us in mind for future occasions - we are here to serve you.
Masha Danki,
Ewald Biemans

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My wife & I spent last week totally relaxing and enjoying the Bucuti & Tara Resort. From the champagne check-in to the easy (but sad) check-out, Bucuti met or exceeded all of our expectations. The entire staff was incredibly friendly & always ready to help with a smile. The beach is beautiful, with plenty of room for everyone. The food & drink were excellent - the bartenders could whip up anything you could think of although I do wish they had the local beer Balashi on draft! The weather was spectacular. It was a wonderful vacation and I know we will return.

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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Congratulations and wishes for many many more anniversary celebrations.
We are grateful for your wonderful review and hope to see you soon again on our shores,
Masha danki
Ewald Biemans
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

- Friendly, servicing staff with a sincere smile
- Enough sunbeds with umbrellas, no need to rush for a sunbed in the morning
- Breakfast until 11am (relaxed feeling , no rush)
- Free cold water available at the pool and the beach
- Good facilities for wheelchair guests
- Free wifi
- In-room charging station (for all devices)
- Daily happy hour with small bites (salty items make the guests thirsty ;-)
- Very good kitchen (especially the Skirt Steak Churrasco Style was mouth watering!)

Room Tip: It's a small hotel, quit, no noise from the street. All rooms seem to have a good location, all...
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

thank you so much for your wonderful comments !
we will try to maintain that haven of peace and tranquility so you return to us again.
Masha danki
Ewald Biemans
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

My husband and I chose the Bacuti and Tara after much research and reading plenty of reviews on Tripadvisor for our honeymoon.Upon check on we were blown away by the beauty and hospitality. Mario was the first person we met and he was such a delight. We were ushered to the check in where we met Arlene (I believe that was her name. I apologize if I am wrong) and given a nice cold glass of champagne and a cold hand towel. Chris took us to our room. We were so given a bottle of champagne, 2 glasses, chocolate, cheese and crackers as a welcome for our honeymoon. The hotel and ground are beautiful and kept in immaculate condition. The complimentary breakfast was a welcome plus and was delicious. The drinks were great and the pool was nice. The beach is absolutely beautiful and pristine.I love that the hotel is adults only making it such a relaxing time. We are already planning our return. Special thanks to Mario, Arlene, Patrick, Jessica, Aldrick and our housekeeper Marie. Thank you all for everything.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

I agree with you wholeheartedly - Aruba is Paradise. I live here for 45 years and everyday it is confirmed to me as the day goes on.
Mario, Alene,Patrick, Jessica, Aldrick, Chris and Marie and the entire crew of outstanding associates thank you and salute you from this little paradise called Aruba.
We hope to serve you again soon,
Masha Danki
Ewald Biemans
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

I treated my husband to five days at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort for his birthday and to relax after a horrendous winter in the north east and stressful times at work. I could not have selected a better location. Two things make Bucuti special. The first is the beach and it is everything you would expect and more. I last visited Aruba 30 years ago when the high rise section was like the low rise área is today, so for us there was no debate that we would stay in the low rise área which was so clean, quiet and well maintained. The second is the atmosphere. Many reviews here have alluded to it, but there is something unique about Bucuti that is hard to put your finger on. A lot of it comes from the great staff and adults only, but the hotel is also not a glitzy chain hotel in decor or spirit. It does live up to the boutique moniker. Only three small gripes (have to give something to improve upon!): there are connecting rooms in the Bucuti side (not sure about Tara) which does affect how quiet your room is; no tennis courts or really any sport amenities except for the gym, which is great; and no 'real' hangers in the closet (I can't stand those attached thingies, which always scream 'motel' to me). Overall though, book it and you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We chose the standard room in the Bucuti, facing the parking lot side, which had a nice terrace and...
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Recharging and total relax is what we stand for..... Thank you for your wonderful comments.
Connecting doors will have extra insulation soon and this will ameliorate eventual noise from next room, and tennis is available on request adjacent to our resort. We are investigating the claim of motel hangers as we should have real cloth hangers in every room. Our apology for this - maybe some of the original ( 26 years ago) then standard ring hangers were left accidentally in one room.
We hope to spoil you soon again ....
Masha Danki,

Ewald Biemans
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Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard | #55b, 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 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range: £245 - £439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This adults-only, romance and wellness 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. No surprise fees added at check-out. (Not all-inclusive) ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bucuti And Tara Beach Resorts Aruba
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Bucuti Beach Hotel
Golden Tulip Palm Eagle Beach
Golden Tulip Oranjestad
Aruba Bucuti Resort
Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba
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