$512 Avg/night
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Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts

4 stars
L.G. Smith Boulevard #55B, P.O. Box 1347, Oranjestad, 0
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Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
59 reviews
Perfect!

We had the best time at Bucuti & Tara! All of the staff was incredibly kind and helpful. The beach... See full review

  • s.A.s
  • Sep 28, 2014
Must Stay

differently will return. all staff was approachable, and informed. maybe lite music in pool area. See full review

  • Eman11434
  • Apr 6, 2014
Adults-only romantic serenity at award-winning resort on Eagle Beach
If walking about 200 steps from the guest room to an expanse of glittering white sands and aqua water is a key goal of the trip, the 14-acre adults-only Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts on Eagle Beach will be a good choice. For a beachfront getaway of a romantic or purely relaxing nature, use the flag service – simply stake the flag of the resort in the sand to alert staff of your needs. Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts, awarded "Top Resorts in the Caribbean" in Conde Nast Traveler, 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 and 2014, also offers free Wi-Fi access, free use of iPad, and and full American buffet breakfast. The resort has also been named to the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler's celebrated Gold List, recognizing the world's best places to stay for 2013.
Highlights
  • Award-winning stylish beachfront boutique resort
  • Peaceful setting on Eagle Beach catering to couples
  • Romantic beach dining and excellent service
  • European spa
Rooms
Sophisticated Colonial touches are seen in the main Dutch-inspired low-rise building at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts Suites. The same is true in the guest rooms with modern dark wood furnishings, and cream and yellow hues on the bedspreads, walls and upholstery. Each room has its own ceiling fan, climate control and spacious balcony or terrace. Amenities include a microwave, minibar, mini-fridge, coffee maker, cable TV and Aruba Aloe toiletries.
Dining
Carte Blanche, Aruba's favorite restaurant, is now at Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts. Carte Blanche has been praised by locals and visitors alike, having attained the #1 ranking on TripAdvisor and offers visitors a unique dining experience.  Dining at Carte Blanche introduces the Chef's Table concept with the focal point on Chef Dennis van Daatselaar as he prepares a five-course "Chef Surprise" meal right at the guests' table.  Carte Blanche serves dinner five nights a week.  Due to popular demand and extremely limited seating, reservations are required in advance at carteblanchearuba.com.

Bucuti's beachfront restaurant Elements continues to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day of the week as well.
Recreation
Visit the European-style Arawak Spa at Tara and enjoy treatments with natural and indigenous products. Choose from a vast menu of massages, body wraps and aromatherapy treatments, all of which utilize local plants and herbs. The Fitness Center at Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts is housed in an air conditioned facility and well-equipped with free weights, bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines, fitness balls and incline bench complete with scenic view.
Transportation
  • Queen Beatrix International Airport (7 mi/12 km)
Attractions
  • Red Sail Sports Aruba (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Rancho Daimari (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • J.L. Penha & Sons (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
Business
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-site

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Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts Rooms

Deluxe Ocean View
Deluxe rooms are Oceanview with a large balcony or terrace, & have 1 King size bed. All rooms offer a microwave, mini-bar, refrigerator, in room safe, hair dryer, iron and board, large balcony or terrace, cable television, free Wi-Fi, use of iPad, Aruba Aloe toiletries, complimentary coffee service and coffee maker, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial phones.
Tara Beach Suites
Upscale, oceanfront, these one bedroom suites are all non-smoking with king beds. Each features a large terrace or balcony, as well as a second room with living area & wet bar. All suites offer a microwave, mini-bar, refrigerator, in room safe, hair dryer, iron and board, large balcony or terrace, cable television, free Wi-Fi , use of iPad, Aruba Aloe toiletries, complimentary coffee service and coffee maker, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial phones.
Standard Room
New for 2014 - Cuddle up in luxurious bedding on a comfortable mattress or relax on your own balcony or terrace while the sun slowly sets. Recently renovated, the 24 Standard Rooms feature elegant furnishings for a luxurious "home away from home" feel. Each spacious room features one king-size bed or two queen-size beds and eco-friendly features including an air dehumidifier and air purifier. 350sq.ft.
Superior Garden View
Look out over a native courtyard garden. Cuddle up in luxurious bedding on a comfortable mattress or relax on your own balcony or terrace while the sun slowly sets. Recently renovated, the 24 Superior Rooms feature elegant furnishings for a luxurious "home away from home" feel. Each spacious room features one king-size bed or two queen-size beds and eco-friendly features including an air dehumidifier and air purifier. 350sq.ft.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Bye Bye Nature: 1.6 mi
  • The Thode's residence: 1.8 mi
  • Surf Club: 2.8 mi

Dining

SandBar
Enjoy drinks and happy hour at the beach-side bar.
Tara Lounge
Located in the lobby of the Tara Suites section of the property, a second option for complimentary breakfast.
Elements
A spectacular beach setting with outdoor seating or indoors in air-conditioning with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Eagle Beach. Menu offerings include World Cuisine, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free specialties.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (59)

Ratings and reviews for Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.5

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
s.A.s
Business
Annapolis, MD
Sep 28, 2014

Perfect!

We had the best time at Bucuti & Tara! All of the staff was incredibly kind and helpful. The beach at Bucuti is also the best.. the sand in the Eagle Beach area is well taken care of and by far the softest we experienced on the entire island. The food at Bucuti was also very excellent. We had the pleasure of trying the Cart Blanche restaurant and it was quite a treat! The room was also very clean and the cleaning staff was very friendly. We were always amazed at how quickly our room would be clean when we'd come back from breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

If you're a foodie..make a reservation at Carte Blance a few months before your stay! You won't regret it!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eman11434
Business
Queens New York
Apr 6, 2014

Must Stay

differently will return. all staff was approachable, and informed. maybe lite music in pool area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Canvas
Business
Davenport, Iowa
Feb 25, 2014

Wonderful trip

The hotel is on the best beach in Aruba! The staff was excellent and really seemed to care about all of the guests. They just kept asking if they could do anything else to make us happy. There are no kids allowed and the resort is very quiet and laid back. We will go back again and many of the guests had been going back there for years.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pizza Bob's and Elioti's are right across the street. Both have good food for reasonable prices. Be prepared to eat leisurely at Elioti's.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wifespoiler
Business
Midwest
Jan 4, 2014

fun couple getaway

the staff were excellent, the food was great, and the weather was even better. Our Sweet at Tara had a few electrical issues that they couldn't seem to fix, but we learned how to make things work. We hope to return again sometime.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Definitely eat at flying fishbone at sunset, preferably at a table in the water

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mr. Combs
Business
Cincinnati, OH
Dec 1, 2013

Unbelievable Honeymoon Experience

The hotel was unbelievable! My wife and I loved every second of our experience. First and foremost, the staff was very kind and helpful, and even upgraded us once they fiound out it was our honeymoon. The privacy of the adult only hotel made for a very relaxing honeymoon experience. The complimentary breakfast never disappointed, and their on location restaurant, Pirate's Nest, was unbelievable as well. We ate there twice because we enjoyed the food, service, and the ambiance of the beachfront restaurant. Overall, our honeymoon experience at this hotel was incomparable. We would recommend this to anyone seeking a very nice, relaxing experience. We will be returning, hopefully soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

L.G. Smith's in downtown

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GoldenRet
Business
Fairfax, Va
Oct 12, 2013

Excellent Stay!

Perfect Beach, white sand and gentle surf. Hotel service was excellent. Go for the Tara suites, the view is worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Madame Janette, what a treasure in Aruba!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mimi 1
Business
Ohio
Sep 19, 2013

First trip to Aruba

Bucuti & Tara Resorts proved to be an outstanding hotel. The staff was superb, very professional and courteous. The location was perfect. Away from all the congestion in the high rise district. The beach and restaurants as well as the overall atmosphere were 5 star!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The French Steakhouse offered a wonderful 3 course meal for about $25 which was excellent. Matthews restaurant also served very good food. Both were located right across the parking lot from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sammyj
Business
Youngstown, Ohio
Sep 15, 2013

DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS !!!

Location was fantastic. Best beach I have ever been on. Beautiful water,awesome beach chairs,friendly staff. Short ride to the high rise district and downtown. Ate at the French Steakhouse twice. It's right across the street from the Bacuti. The food and service was great.Ate breakfast everyday at Elements on the beach at the Bacuti. What a great way to start the day...Food was great and staff a lot of fun. Enjoyed shopping in the high rise district. A lot of vendors outside. Took a jeep tour....It was a little rough but well worth it. We went on the 10 hour tour which was a little long but they have shorter tours you can take. I will stay at the Bacuti when we go back. It really doesn't get better......Been on many beach vacations, but this was the best all the way around. Can't say enough about the staff at the Bacuti!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

If taking the jeep tour and going to the natural pool. Bring water shoes....

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
D'son
Business
JC, NJ
May 13, 2013

Good stay

The resort was clean, friendly, and located on the best beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ackcouple
Business
Nantucket, MA
Apr 24, 2013

Sun & Relax

this is an over 18 years old only hotel, so there is a relaxed quite atmosphere. We stayed for our 3rd time in the suites,each with an nobstructed view out over the well spaced new unbrellas and shaise to the ocean. Sunsets can be fab. the bed area seperates from the sitting area by a sliding door. The room is very nice. There is a new gym and a small fantistic but EXPENSIVE resturant. The main resturant will be completed by fall and looks beautifull. the staff is hard working and genuinely friendly Down sides; AC is not very good, the dehumidifer is very loud. the 2 TV's get lousy reception. If your looking for an active vacation don't come here, it's relaxing you'll not want to move. you can walk to a few good resturants. People claimed the chioce beach shaises before 7 am then never showed up till afternoon. There were compliants so I hope that changes. it was very windly which drove us to the pool it's ok, the ocean is better. All in all we love the place & plan to go back again next year or sooner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

There is a new market Super Foods about a mile away. Better than Whole Foods & cheaper than my local supermarket.

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