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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
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“Birthday holiday”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Bucuti was excellent the staff were so friendly the hotel was spotless nothing was to much trouble for the staff so if your looking for a chill out holiday this is the hotel for you only down point was there was no entertainment in the hotel at night

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments on our resort and associates.
As to the little entertainment we offer-we try to communicate this via our website and all printed information, as we are known for our peace and tranquility. Over the years we have reduced the amount of entertainment by demand from our guests who insist on peace. There is an array of entertainment offered in the vicinity or a short taxi ride away for our guests to enjoy.
As a matter of fact we were asked to turn off the background music as well as today most everyone carries an iPod , iPad, smartphone and earphones with their particular music. We also offer free use of iPads and free wifi for downloading music, videos and shows.
WE do hope that this lack of entertainment does not detract you from returning to Aruba or our Resort.
Masha Danki
Ewald Biemans
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Remarkable services, location and hospitality! We stayed in Tara Suites and the room is very spacious and comfortable, the ones with ocean view are a must stay! Hotel does not accept children, which was ideal for our honeymoon! We will definitely go back one day!

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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, 16 June 2014
WE really appreciate your endorsement and compliments and hope to be able to serve you again sometime soon.
Masha Danki,
Ewald Biemans
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Macomb, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This was our second trip to Aruba and also to Bucuti and Tara resort. We wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else. This hotel and its staff are spectacular! By the time we left we felt like family, and have already booked for the next two years.
Simply stated you wont find a better place to stay. If you are looking for night life and lots of activities this is NOT the place for you! Its a place that has a serene beautiful beach made for relaxing and a hotel that caters to adults and provides a peaceful quiet atmosphere. They have a wonderful restaurant Elements with both indoor and outdoor seating. This visit we had a romantic sunset dinner on the beach in one of the private cabanas--it was superb! We also took the sunset sail that is exclusively for Bucuti guests and loved it.
On this trip it was my birthday and the hotel sent a bottle of wine to our room to celebrate--its personal touches like this that make the Bucuti special. They care about their guests and making your vacation one to remember. The staff goes out of their way to be nice to everyone.
I cannot even list all the special people at the resort---I'd have to list everyones names.
We cannot wait for our return next year and are already counting down the days!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
We thank you for your endorsement of our establishment and will convey your compliments to the entire crew - all 120 of them!
We also look forward to your next visit .
Masha danki,
Ewald Biemans
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

The staff and facilities here are amazing! We stayed 7 days and wish we could of stayed a lot longer. The room was amazing the beach was amazing. If you are going to Aruba, this place is a must. It takes a cab ride or bus to get to downtown where most the night-life is but we actually preferred to be away from that. The restaurant onsite is great, along with the bar. We will be going back. This was a great Honeymoon and made better by the people at Bucuti & Tara. The rooms are very nice, bathrooms were very modern and spacious. The whole resort was very clean and up to date. They will take care of you, this is not a hotel but rather a extension of your home. This place is excellent place to stay. Thank you for such a amazing time!

Room Tip: Stayed in room 256 in Bucuti, nice partial view of ocean. Very quiet, just steps away from the ocean...
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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, 14 June 2014
We wish you a continued Honeymoon and thank you for your wonderful comments on our resort and team of associates.
We hope to serve you again some time in the near future.....
masha danki
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a week this February and enjoyed it very much. It is by far on the best beach. It is at the widest part of Eagle beach. There are always plenty of lingers and umbrellas and they are spaced far apart. We went down to Palm Beach high rise area twice and couldn't believe how crowded it was. Looked like the NJ shore in the summer. Very crowded and alot of vendors junking up beach selling water sports. We were so glad we were at Eagle Beach. We did go to the new Ritz Carton for lunch and room tour and that was very very nice, not crowded and nice beach area as it's at the end of Palm.
We were on the 3rd floor of Tara suites building. The room was okay, nice to have a sitting area. Took awhile to get used to air conditioner and dehumidifier. And they didn't really work in bathroom. The bathroom could use an upgrade. Tub w/shower, toilet in it's own closet but so tiny it is too hard too close door as you have to climb behind toilet to shut door. Only one sink, and as mentioned got very hot in bathroom.
The bed was comfortable, view great and quiet so that made up for it. Housekeeping was good.
Breakfast in Tara Lounge was way to go. Though inside and away from beach, you avoided attacks by birds, flys on food and more crowds. Tara lounge was quieter, food good and warmer. Can make your own coffee, expresso, cappuccino which was great. Owner was present each morning and greeted everyone which was nice.
We enjoyed dining around island with our favorites as the resort restaurant, Passions on the beach and Madame Janettes. We found Flying Fishbone alittle overrated and overpriced to make the long drive or taxi ride. And tables were really jammed in and everyone close together.
We typically don't go to the more developed and commercialized islands. But we felt Eagle Beach and Tara were a good compromise on the island of Aruba. There were a few dining options in walking distance too so that was nice.
We went on a snorkel trip but found it not that great as with windy weather water is very choppy and churned up. Didn't really see much at either stop.
Staff were all friendly and helpful.
If we return to Aruba we would definitely return to Tara.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
We are proud of our location on the "dream beach of the world" one of the top beaches in the word as featured in a number of publications and on TripAdvisor and we thank you for your wonderful comments.
As to the bathrooms in the Tara Suites - they are to be redone sometime in the spring / summer of 2015 - the rooms in the Bucuti Section have all been totally redone just recently.
We hope to serve you again soon in Aruba ....
Masha Danki
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stayed at this lovely resort between 5/31-6/7 of this year. Check in was wonderful and everyone was friendly and welcoming. My husband and I stayed in the Tara suites which I would absolutely recommend. The room was beautiful and the beach was absolutely gorgeous. This hotel is extremely quiet and peaceful, exactly what we wanted! They give you free canteens for water upon arrival, and water straight from the tap is wonderful. We used ours everywhere we went. The manager, Deborah, greeted us with a warm welcome as soon as we arrived, as did Frank, the doorman. Concierge was also very helpful the entire time in helping us plan activities (I am pregnant and they were also very helpful in booking appropriate excursions for me). Breakfast was wonderful each morning and they had many things to choose from. Almost every morning the manager was there greeting and talking to people asking them about their stay so far, which made us really feel that they cared about how things were going. It was my birthday while we were there and we received a free bottle of wine which was a nice touch. They also sent us a fruit basket to celebrate our babymoon with a very thoughtful note.
There were always plenty of lounge chairs available on the beach and they were very comfortable. No fighting for a place to lay here! They had enough loungers for every person to have one.
The restaurant, Elements, was also very good too. We never had to wait for a seat for lunch or dinner even when we did not make reservations. They also do not have room service but were kind enough to send us up a piece of cheesecake upon request! They truly bend over backwards to fulfill any request you may have, and they do it with a smile on their face!

I also enjoyed the Arawak spa and had a mommy massage and an after-sun facial. The ladies in the spa were extremely nice. It is very small and there isnt a lot of frills, but I received a great treatment which is all I really want in a spa.

If you get a chance to make reservations for Carte Blanche, DO IT!!! It was amazing (will write review on that separately).

Now what this resort is NOT. If you want to be in the party and around night life, this IS NOT THE RESORT FOR YOU!!! GO ELSEWHERE you WILL BE DISAPPOINTED! There is no room service, as I have mentioned. The pool is very small and few people used it. It was also freezing cold. To get to any of the action you need a taxi as there is very little shopping/bars/clubs. We had a friend staying at the Marriott and we went and visited her. It was night and day difference in the atmosphere. The pools there were huge, there were many activities, and it was littered with people! Music blasted from every corner and the beach was extremely crowded at all times. Getting a lounge chair there required getting up early and reserving a chair. I can see the appeal to younger people or those with children, but this type of place wasn't for us. We both work hard all year and want peace and quiet and relaxation and Bucuti delivered in every way possible! We look forward to coming again ASAP! Wouldn't stay anywhere else!

Room Tip: Get a Tara Suite, they are worth it! And just a side note, the doors to the balcony require a key to...
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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, 14 June 2014
Greetings from Aruba
We are happy to ready that you enjoyed your Babymoon with us - it is an honor for us!
Manager Deborah and the entire team send you best wishes and thank you for your kind remarks on your stay.
Masha Danki

Ewald Biemans
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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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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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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