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Full time Wellness Specialists create tailor-made wellness programs for our guests. Daily complimentary wellness activities enhance the guest’s ability to live well while on vacation. Daily Healthy Hour offers half price on nutritional smoothies and mocktails. Purun Spa is a sanctuary for massages, wraps, facials and nail services.

A Breath of Fresh Air

In order to provide all our guests with ultimate comfort throughout their stay all rooms, suites and their balconies, and public areas are non-smoking except for 3 designated areas.   We view this policy change as a further extension of our commitment to create a total sense of wellness for Bucuti guests and coincides with our LEED certification.

Awards for Romance:

  • 2023 BRIDES magazine Best Caribbean Resort for Romance
  • 2023 Caribbean Journal top 10 most romantic Caribbean Resorts to visit now
  • #1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean -  2015- 2021 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards
  • Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the World - 2019-2021 TripAdvsior Traveler’s Choice Awards
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice: 2017 - 2021
  • Travel & Leisure - One of the top 21 Adults only resorts in the World - 2018, 2020, 2021
  • The Knot awards Bucuti & Tara "Top 7 Hottest destinations for LGBTQ" 2018 
  • #1 Most Romantic Hotel in the Caribbean - Travvy Silver Award
  • Top 100 Honeymoon Resorts – Brides HOT List

Awards for Guest Experience:

  • 2024: #3 Best Hotel in the Caribbean - TripAdvisor
  • 2024: #21 Best Hotel in the World - TripAdvisor
  • 2024: Travel + Leisure World's Best Award
  • 2024: Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Property.
  • 2024: US News & World Report Gold award, #1 in Aruba, top 15 in the Caribbean.
  • 2024: USA Today 10BEST winner Caribbean
  • 2023 CHTA Hall of Fame Sustainability Excellence Award
  • 2023 CMEx Leadership Media Award 
  • 2023 Kayak Travel Awards
  • 2023 Condé Nast Traveler top 40 Resorts in the Caribbean
  • 2023 Travel + Leisure World's Best Award 
  • 2023 Tripadvisor #1 Best Hotel in the Caribbean
  • 2023 #18 best hotel in the World  - Tripadvisor
  • 2023: Eagle Beach #2 Best Beach in the World
  • 2023: USA Today 10BEST winner Caribbean
  • 2023: US News & World Report Gold award, #1 in Aruba, top 25 in the Caribbean.
  • 2023 Caribbean Journal's #1 Hottest Hotel in Aruba
  • 2023 - 9.6 out of 10 ranking score,, top in Aruba
  • 2022 Top 25 Resorts in the World - TripAdvisor
  • 2022 Condé Nast Traveler top 40 Resorts in the Caribbean
  • 2022 (since 2018) Travel & Leisure World's Best List
  • 2022 TripAdvisor #1 hotel for Romance in the Caribbean #5 in the World
  • 2022 CHTA Sales & Marketing Excellence Award
  • 2022 TripSavvy 'Best of Romance' Award
  • 2022 Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice
  • 2022 - #2 Best Resort in the Caribbean - TripAdvisor
  • 2022 US News & World Report #1 Resort in Aruba
  • 2022 Traveller Review Awards 
  • 2022 USA Today Readers Choice Award #1 Hotel in the Caribbean 10Best
  • 2021 - AAA Best in Housekeeping Award (only hotel in Aruba to achieve this ever)
  • 2022 Ewald Biemans Hotelier of the Year for sustainability -  CaribJournal 
  • 2021 TripAdvisor #1 hotel for Romance in the Caribbean #8 in the World
  • 2017 - 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice
  • 2021 Travel+Leisure World’s Best List: Top 25 Resorts in the Caribbean
  • 2021 Traveller Review Awards 
  • 2020 USA Today Readers Choice Award #1 Hotel in the Caribbean 10Best
  • 2020 - AAA Best in Housekeeping Award (only hotel in Aruba to achieve this ever)
  • 2018 - 2021 Travel & Leisure World's Best List
  • #1 Best Hotel on Aruba & Top 20 Best in the Caribbean: U.S. News and World Report "Gold Badge" 2021- 2019
  • Best Hotels in the Caribbean - 2020-2017 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards
  • Ewald Biemans Hotelier of the Year -  CaribJournal 
  • Forbes "Finding Paradise": #1 "Adult Only Getaway"
  • Leading Hotel in Aruba - World Travel Awards 
  • Excellence Award Score 9.6 out of 10, 2015-2021
  • Orbitz Elite "Best Stay" Award 2015
  • Excellence Award 2015 Score 4.9 out of 5
  • Conde Nast Gold List  "Best Places to Stay"
  • Hotelier of the year – 2009 Aruba Hotel Association
  • Caribbean Travel and Life Reader’s Award - 2009

Awards for dining Elements Restaurant

  • 2023 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • 2023 - 2019 USA Today BEST 10 #1 Restaurant list in Aruba
  • 2022 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • 2022 Tripadvisor top 25 restaurants in the world for DATE NIGHT
  • 2021- #2 hotel in the WORLD for best Date Night experience - Tripadvisor
  • 2021-2019 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • 2020 USA Today #1 Restaurant in the Caribbean
  • 2020 TripAdvisor BEST 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the Caribbean
  • 2020 - 2019 USA Today BEST 10 #1 Restaurant list in Aruba

Awards for Sustainability:

  • 2023 CHTA Hall of Fame Award for Sustainable Excellence
  • 2023 AHATA Impact Award for environmental conservation
  • 2023 Certified CarbonNeutral® Annual recertification
  • 2023 Energy Globe Award
  • 2022 Caribbean Journal award for sustainability 
  • 2021 World Travel Market London, World Responsible Tourism Award "Beyond Carbon Neutrality"
  • Global United Nations 2020 Climate Neutral Now Award
  • Travel & Leisure Magazine 2020 Global Vision Award winner
  • World Travel & Tourism Climate Action Award - winner  2019, Seville, Spain
  • National Energy Globe Winner - 2019 encore award
  • Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association 2019 - Hall of Fame Award for Best Practice for Environmental Sustainability
  • Certified CarbonNeutral® – 2018  Caribbeans First Certified CarbonNeutral® Resort  
  • Awarded for Social Responsibility for Spay & Neuter Program, Caribbean Hotel Association - 2018
  • Caribbean Hotel Association Award for Environmental Sustainability - 2017 CHTA
  • Leader in Sustainability: Ewald Biemans - 2016 Gold Adrian Award HSMAI/NatGeo Traveler
  • "Most Sustainable Hotel in the World" - 2016 Green Globe Platinum
  • Highly Commended in Americas - 2015 Green Hotelier Awards
  • Eco-Friendly Hotel - 2015 Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • GreenLeader Platinum - 2015 TripAdvisor
  • Green Hotelier of the Year (Owner Ewald Biemans) - 2014 Caribbean Travel Awards
  • Green Globe High Achievement Award - 2011
  • Green Globe Award for Superior Environmental Protection - 2009
  • Green Award - 2009 American Express
  • Green Hotel of the year - 2009 Caribbean Hotel Association
  • Environmental Award - 2009 International Hotel & Restaurant Association
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable practices - 2009 ISLANDS Blue List
  • National Geographic Traveler “Stay List” - 2009

Eco Certifications

Elements Restaurant

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is pleased to have introduced Elements, Aruba’s first and only restaurant that affords guests the opportunity to enjoy great cuisine in the presence of breathtaking views. Whether dining on the oceanfront deck or enjoying beautiful Eagle Beach indoors via the floor-to-ceiling windows, Elements is an ideal complement to the serene environment for which Bucuti has become known. The new culinary offering’s ambiance and menu serve as an extension of Bucuti’s mission to provide guests with a total sense of wellness by showcasing the beauty of Aruba’s natural environment with the quality of carefully sourced ingredients.

Wholesome dinner menu options and healthy portions feature specific distinct menus for: world cuisine, gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian. Special dietary needs are our specialty. Elements is open daily serving breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., lunch from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cheers to the exclusive SandBar!

The SandBar welcomes guests daily from 11am to 12am midnight, with live music (steel pan or violin or keyboard). Due to limited seating, we have instituted a policy to keep the bar service exclusive to our in-house resort guests and restaurant guests (Elements). Our goal is to focus our service exclusively on our valued guests and provide them with ample space to enjoy. Healthy Hour with half-priced smoothies and mocktails from 3-4 pm daily.

Meal Plans

Full American Breakfast Buffet is included.
Lunch Voucher at Elements Restaurant = $25 Gross, $22.50 Net.
DineAround Voucher at choice of 20 restaurants – $52 Gross, $47 Net.

Full Board: Breakfast and lunch at resort, plus DineAround voucher is available for $77 ($69.50 Net) per person/per day. Program requires purchase of minimum 3 vouchers per person.

No Cash Accepted

As a friendly reminder, please keep in mind that we are a cashless resort – meaning we do not accept cash on property, including at the restaurant and bar. All major credit cards are accepted and room-signing privileges are available for all services at the resort except down payments of activities purchased via our concierges. Prior special arrangements can be made with the resort manager or manager on duty for a onetime cash deposit at check-in that will be credited to your room bill, allowing you to sign against the balance. We also advise our guests to let their banks know, prior to their arrival, that they will be using their credit or debit card abroad. This will avoid any difficulty using the card while on vacation.

No Kidding Around

As the only boutique-style beach resort in Aruba catering exclusively to adults, we are able to perfect the tranquil vacation experience our guests are seeking.  Bucuti is a place where people come to relax and reconnect and this policy has enabled us to truly focus on being an environment where that is possible.

What guests may notice is that there can be children on the beach at times. While no children are permitted as guests at Bucuti, the beaches of Aruba are public and, therefore, open to all.

There are many beach hotel options here on the beautiful island of Aruba but only one that focuses on creating a peaceful romantic environment exclusively for adults. We are proud to be different and look forward to being a part of many couples’ love stories for years to come.

As always we are open to any questions and suggestions you may have and we invite you to contact us at any time. Hope you and your clients will join us soon!


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