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“Beautiful part of Aruba” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba

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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   L.G. Smith Boulavard 55 B, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
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Nassau, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful part of Aruba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is a great place for couples (no kids). Very relaxing and nice rooms. The grounds are lovely. The facility is clean and modern, tasteful. The beach is gorgeous. The breakfast is delicious. The staff for the most part are very helpful, The one thing I do not like is many guests seem to smoke. I think there should be a part of the beach for smokers. I also saw guests with their dog, very cute. However, I did not see dogs living on the property as the New York Times suggested recently in a review about unique get aways.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

There is no better place to come and relax and relieve the stress of everyday life. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. The staff friendly and constant, they know who you are if you have been there more than one. Deborah the resort manager is on top of everything. If anything is wrong with the room, let them know and it is done. The breakfast starts the day off right, good selection and peaceful, we always eat in the Tara lounge our preference, others eat outside. The addition of the Carte Blanche restaurant makes the place even better, the new fitness center is beautiful, but we could never find our way off the lounges to use it as it was just quiet and peaceful on the beach. Service is great, the ambiance wonderful, do not miss this place in Aruba!!!!

Room Tip: Tara Suites are the best, we like the third floor, quiet and great view!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We have been coming to Aruba for 14 years, and this was our 12th consecutive stay at Bucuti. Once again, it was an amazing vacation! We were welcomed back with open arms and made us feel like we had returned home. The friendliness of their staff, everyone from front desk check-in, concierge, housekeeping, restaurant/bar staff, managers and owner, is so real that you feel like family. Resort Manager Deborah was there immediately to greet us.
Relaxation begins at check-in with complimentary champagne and refreshing cold towels. Mario happily escorted us to our room. We had requested a ground floor suite in Tara and were not disappointed. In fact, we were lucky enough to get the same room as previous years. The suites are a great size and everything is clean & fresh. Thank you Solange for the great daily housekeeping. I love the little notes on the door welcoming us back. We celebrated our 22nd anniversary and the "Happy Anniversary" note on the door was special.
Breakfast is served in both Tara & Pirates Nest, so we did both. One morning we would have breakfast in air conditioned Tara greeted by Marguerita & Natasha. Other mornings it was geat sitting on the deck of the Pirates Nest having coffee. Kay & Nakarid always made sure we had coffee refills.
The white sand beach and turquoise water are spectacular. There is never a problem getting a lounge chair and umbrella. Hungry or thirsty while on the beach? No prioblem. Put up the red flag and Robert, Orville, Angelo or Akeem was there in a matter of minutes. Happy hour at the Sand Bar is always fun. 1/2 price frozen & mixed drinks during both happy hours 4-6 & 9-10. Great drinks are provided by Marina, Juan Carlos, Greg, Jessie, Aldrick & Donald. The slippery monkey is a frozen drink favorite. Lunch is always delicious .
A very special thanks to Chef Kurt. We happened to mention that there was an item we really enjoyed a few years ago, but has since been removed from the menu. A few days later we went for lunch and "surprise"- he had made our special item with all the fixings. It is this exceptional customer service that brings us back year after year.
We have seem many changes over the years, but the one thing that has not changed is the owners attention to detail and the staffs quest to meet every guests needs. Thank you Bucuti for years and years of beautiful memories. Can't wait to return in a few months.

Room Tip: Tara Suites ground floor--open door, walk 20' and you are on the beach. Awesome.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We returned not long ago from our third trip in three years to Bucuti. If you're a couple looking for a relaxing vacation on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean - you simply cannot do any better than Bucuti. The staff is super, the facilities and rooms top notch and the location is perfect. Ever get excited about a vacation plan and find out that the reality was even better than you expected? If not, Bucuti is the place where that will happen for you! Enjoy!

Room Tip: We like the Tara Suites the best!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westwood, Massachusetts
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My girlfriend and I have been to Aruba 6 times the last 3 years and have stayed at the Bucuti every time. We wouldn't even think about staying anywhere else. The beach is the best on the island. The service at the sand bar is tremendous! Everyone remembers us each time we come back, and they are always so friendly. Juan Carlos makes the best drinks and always has a smile for everyone. The breakfast is awesome! fresh fruit, veggies, pancakes, eggs anyway your want them, yogart, oatmeal, smoked salmon- We rarely eat lunch as the breakfast is so good! Only ate at restaurant 3 times as we like to check out the other restaurants on the island but the food is always excellent, along with great service! Concierage is always helpful and have made numerous reservations for us with no problem. We feel like the Bucuti is our home away from home and look so forward to going back each time. Everbody from the girls who cook breakfast to the towel girls are always so polite and have a smile for everyone! Can't say enough about the service at the Bucuti- Its the BEST!! See you soon, MacArthur & Patricia

Room Tip: Love every room we have stayed in
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

we originally went to Bucuti for our honeymoon and enjoyed it so much that we decided to go back for our one year anniversary! this is the ultimate place for a honeymoon or wanting to spend a romantic week with your loved one! the rooms are a great size and everything is very clean and fresh, the best spot on the beach and also has the cabana's spaced out just right to have a very quiet experience and get some rest and relaxation! the service is wonderful, staff is super friendly and this place is geared for a lot of fun and sun!

I really can't say enough about the staff, as they are very accomodating to please their guests! the food is great, and is only going to get better in 2013 with the new addition. the second time we visited, we ate at the resort 5 of the 7 nights.

you will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: the rooms in tara suites have a terrific view!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I have been coming to Aruba for 32 years. Over the years I have stayed at many of the Hotels. I have now stayed at The Bucuti for the sixth time, this time for a month. Simply put it is the best. The staff are awesome and go out of their way to make you feel at home. The beach is gorgeous and you can walk for at least an hour it is so long. It is very low key which is what I like the best. If you like the frenetic pace of the High Rise district this is not for you. If you are looking for paradise you will find it here.

Room Tip: Get a room at The Tara Suites overlooking the Ocean.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: L.G. Smith Boulavard 55 B, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This adults-only, romantic resort is award-winning and owner-operated. Recognitions include Top 3 Beach Destinations in the World, Conde Nast Gold List, Top 10 Romantic Retreats in the Caribbean, Green Globe High Achievement Award, and TripAdvisor's 2013 Certificate of Excellence. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is eco-friendly and offers a tranquil boutique experience with friendly service. ... 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
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach

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