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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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“a very special place”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We always have a long tick list of holiday requirements and Bucuti ticks them all and so much more ! Pristine beaches with glorious sunsets,superb restaurant, quiet rooms,comfy beds,good showers, swimming pool ,umpteen sunloungers,welcoming staff etc etc. After our 10 hour flight we were welcomed by Chris who after a champagne reception quickly guided us to our room which was always kept spotless .Soon we were walking on the talcum powder beach .we ate in the Elements Restaurant with Ricardo explaining the iPad menu .The food was delicious so we ate there every night watching the sunset.we have stayed in many 5 star hotels and Bucuti beats the lot! The staff are extremely friendly and happy happy happy .Deborah the resort manager greeted us everyday to ensure that we were happy with everything . Both areas of beach are pristine and not crowded .Covers for the sunloungers are provided along with beach towels. Even the parasol covers were changed regularly. Nice little touches like cool towels and fresh fruit made the pleasure of sitting in the sun even greater ! No wonder guests return . One thing we did not expect was watching a nest of turtles hatching- we were so lucky to see this right on the beach.amazing!
We would like to mention the staff personally but there are just too many.The ambience is wonderful and they live up to their deserved reputation.

Room Tip: We stayed in garden view room which had been recently refurbished to a very high standard .Room 244...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Thank you very mucho for your wonderful comments comparing us to the five star resorts you have visited. For the sake of the many readers of this Review Site, we are proud to be what we are - a solid four star resort with a team of associates who try to exceed your expectations every day.
Thank you - Masha danki
Ewald Biemans
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This was our first visit to Aruba and Bucuti & Tara. Lots of research and planning went into this trip, going back eight months and we just returned last night after a one week trip away. I cried all the way back to the airport because I was so touched by the wonderful people at the Bucuti & Tara. They really care about their guests and want to make their experience at the resort and on the island the most memorable ever. For us, there is no need to visit any other island or resort - we are hooked on Bucuti & Tara and the beautiful island of Aruba.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Please don't be sad - reminisce and re-live and come see us again real soon.
We really thank you for your kind words and look forward to spoiling you again soon
Masha Danki.
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Just spent 8 glorious days at the Bucuti & Tara Resort. This war our first time there but the 15th in Aruba. We've always stayed at the Hi Rises but found this wonderful place last year when we went to Carte Blanche(great restaurant must go there) located at the Bucuti. We took one look and said we are staying here next year. Every member of the staff is great and can't do enough for you. It is quiet, clean and beautiful. The rooms are clean and well kept. The free breakfast is great and the Elements restaurant is also very good. Check this place out before you book any place else! We have already booked for next year, can't wait!

Room Tip: All the Tara suites face the ocean, really nice. But all rooms are nice and have great views. There...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are glad you agree with the thousands of TripAdvisor reviewers naming us the best resort in Aruba, since many, many years..... we hope to continue at the pole position for many more and thank you for your wonderful comments.
Masha danki
Ewald Biemans
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

My new husband and I spent the second week of our honeymoon at the Bucuti the first week in June, From check-in to check-out, it was fabulous. Frank and Mario (both huge assets to the hotel) at the front welcomed us with huge smiles and handshakes, made us feel home. Mario brought us to our room and showed us how to use everything and put our luggage away for us.
We stayed in a tara suite on the first floor and were steps away from the beach, pool, and restaurant/bar. The room was big, had a nice living area, comfortable bed, and nice bathroom.
The first night we ate Elements and Danielo waited on us. He was fantastic and so friendly. The food was great, (menus are ipads with photos of every dish). Danielo also waited on us at the romantic sunset dinner on the beach (highly recommended). He again gave great service!
The beach chairs were the most comfortable I've ever sat in, beach service for drinks and lunch and complimentary frozen fruit and cold towels are delivered once a day. The pool furniture was also very comfortable, with pillows and tables at every chair. Omar and all the other beach and pool servers were fantastic.
During our stay, every employee we came in contact was said hello, have a nice day, how are you...etc. The one negative I have (and I'm reaching) is some of the bartenders at the sand bar for lunch were very slow. Juan Carlos worked his bum off and was fantastic, never stopped moving and making drinks, while the 2 women he worked with seemed to spend more time at the computer than actually waiting on people. With them, drinks took a long time and a lunch order forgotten. But we were in Aruba at a fabulous hotel, so we didn't mind sitting and enjoying the view while we waited,
Bucuti is perfect for honeymooners or celebrating an anniversary! We hope to be back someday!

Room Tip: We loved our ground floor Tara suite. Easy access to pool, beach and restaurant.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Let the honeymoon continue.... blissful wishes to you....and thank you for these stellar words here on Tripadvisor.
Please allow us to spoil you soon again
Masha Danki
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This was our second time to Aruba everyone there remembered us we love the staff and the Bacuti we booked another trip in October and we will be going back in April too this is the best place to stay hands down. Karen, Marina, Frank, Margarita, Alldrick, Juan Carlos, and all of the staff are like family

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Karen, Marina, Frank, Margarita, Alldrick, Juan Carlos, including the rest of our crew
thank you for your fabulous comments here on Tripadvisor.
And Yes - we ask that same question all the time ..."Why go anywhere else" but one happy Island - Aruba..... and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.
Masha danki.....
Ewald Biemans
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

When we were searching for a place to stay in Aruba, we were instantly drawn to the Bucuti & Tara beach resort. Why? Because it's an adults-only resort. It was a perfect experience starting with our friendly greeting from Frank.When we entered the lobby, we were treated to a cool towel and complimentary champagne. The orientation by Francisco was very informative.
Each of the staff members were friendly and helpful. They made us feel welcome with their smiling faces and friendly greetings.
We stayed in the Tara suites and the view from our balcony was beautiful. The room was clean and the humidifiers in the room along with the air conditioner kept it at a comfortable temperature. We dined at the Tara breakfast buffet every day except one, when we ate at the Elements. Both places were delicious and had a good variety to choose from. I like how Deborah, the resort manager would come around every morning during breakfast speaking to everyone.
We also paid for the Honeymoon package and it was well worth it. The Romantic dinner by the beach was really nice. We couldn't do the exclusive Bucuti & Tara Sweetheart Sunset Sail because it was only offered on Wednesdays and we wouldn't be there (The sail is part of the honeymoon package). There was an additional sail added on Friday because the one for Wednesday was sold out but we had to miss out on that one as well because we had pictures scheduled. Madeline was so accommodating. She was trying to find a way to make it happen. She called the photographer to see if he could reschedule but no go. She ended up scheduling us on another sunset sail for a different day.
If you're looking for some couple time, this is the place. They have a movie on the beach on Thursdays and Sundays... very romantic cuddling time.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Frank & Madelin and the entire crew here wish you eternal bliss.
We are grateful for your wonderful comments and look forward to perhaps hosting you for an anniversary some time soon....
Masha Danki
Ewald Biemans
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

My husband & I spent 2 weeks at The Bucuti &Tara Resort in May celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Having read the excellent reviews I had high hopes for a perfect holiday and we were not disappointed. Every single member of staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is spotless. Food is plentiful and tasty.Particularly fond of the frozen Margarita's at Happy Hour on the beach ;-)!. My husband hurt his back the day before we flew out and the staff were concerned and attentive to his needs. With this in mind I would like to thank Sali for sorting out a chair for my husband to use on the beach, and in particular Omar for all his help, and his friendly caring concern. We will be back so that we can visit the island properly and for my husband to go diving! The Bucuti Resort is where we shall stay! Oh and many thanks for the wine and cheese and biscuits in our room upon arrival, much appreciated.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you, we are proud to have made the grade - cannot get better then Fabulous!
We look forward to a repeat performance soon and will do our very best to equal or exceed your expectations.....
Masha Danki,
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
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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 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 On the Beach 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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