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“What a wonderful little gem” 5 of 5 stars
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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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“What a wonderful little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

On our 7th trip to Aruba we decided to skip the high rises and, thanks to Trip Advisor reviewers, try something a little different. We are so very glad we did. Lovely, intimate property with unbelievably friendly staff. The beach is beautiful and spacious with plenty of seating and shade. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing with no loud jet skis or boisterous children. Minor snafu at check-in that was quickly rectified to our absolute satisfaction by the manager. Nice outdoor restaurant for breakfast, dynamite beach service so that you need never leave your chair, terrific beach bar with great happy hour. I also love that they're Eco friendly. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Love the Tara suites.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
In reply to "what a wonderful little gem"

We love your designation of " little gem" and thank you for the accolade and look forward to serving you once again during your next Aruba visit.

Masha Danki ....

Ewald Biemans

Biemans@bucuti.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Leave the kids with the in-laws (young ones aren't allowed anyway) and get ready for the most relaxing, romantic and enjoyable getaway. Can't say enough about the staff ... from the front door to the room attendants ... everyone goes out of his/her way to make you feel welcome and well served. Say hi to Deborah (resort manager) and Madeline (guest services) ... they truly exemplify the whole hotels commitment to a unique, rewarding experience. Guests are 50% US (with a Midwest bent), 25% European and Latin American (my guess) making for a nice mix of connections and conversations. Definitely worth every dollar spent to stay. We're going back next year and bringing our three daughters and spouses. Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Bucuti for our honeymoon last October and it was absolute paradise!!! We highly recommend the hotel, its clean beautiful and fun! We can't wait to go back for our anniversary!

Room Tip: Highly recommend the Bungalow rooms, simply amazing that you're right on the beach!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We arrived in Aruba on March 1, staying at the Manchebo Beach Hotel. The Bucuti restaurant was as close to our room as the Manchebo's and while walking on the beach, we stopped to ask for a menu. We were greeted by Mirna who convinced us to try their romantic dinner for 2 for that evening. We returned that evening for a 7 course meal with a prix fix of $125/couple which included a bottle of wine (we chose the champagne, although red, white and rose were also offered) delicious seared tuna tartare and mushroom soup appetizers. For entrees, my wife had the best snapper she had tasted and I enjoyed a perfect steak in a private cabana with waves lapping 10 feet from us. The food and service could not have been better. Upon discovering the next day was our 25th wedding anniversary, Mirna, our server gave us her homemade cookies which we have been enjoying for the remainder of our trip. We returned to the restaurant twice, once for lunch and again for a light supper and were equally pleased with the encore.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Jennifer Doncsecz of VIP Vacations recommended the Bucuti to my wife and I for our 2009 honeymoon and we've been recommending VIP Vacations AND the Bucuti to people ever since! Perfect place for couples to vacation/honeymoon/relax away from the highrises of Aruba. We loved the Tara Beach Suites, the beach, the staff, the pool, the food...everything! the concierge desk did a great job setting up excursions, dinner reservations, rental cars, you name it...they were courteous, efficient, and happy to help us. The Bucuti was a perfect place for our honeymoon!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Great service as all the employees go out of their way, they made our trip. We stayed in the Tara suites, great view, great beach never a issues getting a seat on the beach or pool any time of the day. Dinner on the beach was worth the price. Can wait till February 2014 we will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

A very nice place to discover.Very clean quiet and peacefull.All the staff is very nice and patient (Some more efficient like Daniella) A beach whit enought chairs for everyone is great.We dont often say that but we would go again. Mario who's everywhere and Janice at the restaurant are the greatest !

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba

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 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Top resorts 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*
Number of rooms: 104
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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