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“Heaven on Earth” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba

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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
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Fairfield, Iowa
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6 reviews
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“Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

This was the most amazing vacation I have ever taken. Yes, Aruba itself is a must for any tropical vacation-seeker. However, Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort was the perfect fit for two busy parents, wanting to get away and spend some quality time together. No kids, not ours, nor anyone else's. It was so quiet on the beach, and the cool cloths and frozen fruit were absolutely refreshing. All members of the Bucuti staff were friendly, happy, and relaxed. There was no choice but to unwind and enjoy. By the time you leave, you will be hugging your favorite waiter or concierge, I promise. The breakfasts were amazing, frozen drinks perfect, and the dining out of this world. The serenity was evident in every facet of this resort.

Room Tip: Spring for a beach view. I am confident there is not a "bad" room in the resort, but the...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 221Marci01
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Heaven on Earth, truly!
Thank you for naming Aruba so appropriately. WE really appreciate your comments and hope you tell friends and family about our little paradise. We will make sure we deliver our part, our service in Heaven.
Thank you !
EwaldBiemans
BIemans@bucuti.com
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Our annual visit to the Bucuti Beach resort. You miss experienceing the real Aruban hospitality unless you stay at this resort. You become part of the family and are welcomed home by the entire staff.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Il Paradiso, our Paradise, nuestro Paraiso, unser Paradies, Ons Paradijs, Nos Paraiso - we have found it.
We hope to serve you again in Paradise......
Masha Danki

Ewald Biemans
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Everythng about our stay was perfect. The staff, room, location, beach, food, pool, and atmosphere are the best in Aruba.

The included breakfast was very good, they had just about everything. My only complaint is that the hot breakfast foods could be kept hotter.

We had the vacation of a lifetime and will never forget our stay at Bucuti. We are looking forward to our next return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful remarks - Perfection is our aim as we continue to offer the best we can.
We hope to be able to serve you once again on our "one Happy Island"
Masha Danki

Ewald Biemans
Biemans@bucuti.com
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went to Bucuti and Tara based on a recommendation from friends and it turns out it was the best recommendation we have ever received! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the grounds are gorgeous, and the food is also excellent! Also, we have two young children and thoroughly enjoyed the adults-only experience. It was so quiet and low-key, but close to plenty of restaurants! The included breakfast in the morning is absolutely perfect. If you like smaller hotels and a personal experience, this place is for you.

Room Tip: The standard rooms are great and you can see the ocean from most (if not all) rooms, but choose the...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
AMAZING is your testimonial on US.
We thank you so much for your wonderful review and thank your friends who recommended us and who made you so very happy. We send them our best regards from sunny Aruba as well and hope to see you all here again soon.
Te aworo....
EwaldBiemans
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

So I find myself thinking of the Bucuti often since we came back home. This was our 2nd time here & we will return in December with friends in tow. Why do we go here? Peace, Love & Happiness. What you will NOT find here, loud music, games @ the pool or on the beach, yoga classes or any exercise classes, staff pushing drinks, mediocre food, wall to wall people & children screaming. Do NOT make reservations here if you want to be entertained. It's peaceful, quite and beautiful. All the staff are lovely people no matter who you talk to and most that we chatted with were there last year, that says something about a resort right there. They are happy and want to make you happy. Let me stress the peace & quite & relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are quite, the halls are quite the resturant, Elements, is quite. The beach is peaceful & quite. The Sandbar is quite with guests having a relaxing time chatting & listening to a steel drum player. Ok I must say the only thing that is not quite is Paco but you will get use to him right away and will probably even talk to him at some point of your visit.
You are greeted at the door by a bellhop quickly grabbing your luggage to take you to the reception desk. They will offer champagne if you like & a cool wet towel for your face & hands. For new folks they give an intro about the hotel & answer any questions. Then off to your room you go. A quick review of your room by the bellhop and then he is gone in a flash, if you have no questions, so you can rest & relax.
Your room will be just as they are pictured on their web site, I need not say more.
No hurry to get to the beach there will be an umbrella available with two lounge chairs available. Your own little piece of heaven while you are there. These are far enough apart from each other that you won't hear the people next to you talking. If you are in need of a beverage or some food while relaxing on your chair just raise your little red flag. A gracious staff member will be there to get you whatever you would like. The only reason to leave the chair is to go into the water or use the facility which is conviently located right by the pool.
The concierge staff are extremely helpful as well with whatever your needs are for taxis, tours, dinner reservations, etc.
The Sandbar is for Bucuti guests. It is not large and there is not loud partying going on. Guest gather and make friends and share stories and watch the sunset. The bartenders can make almost anything you would like and are very friendly. All the bartenders that were there this trip were there last year. They have 3 local beers & a couple of other options. There is wine, champagne and name brand liquor. I will say I had stick shock this time on the cost of a beverage as it had doubled from last year.
Elements is their only resturant. I will review that seperately.
I can go on and on about how wonderful Bucuiti & Tara is. I just want to be clear it is #1 for staff, cleanliness, the beach, and most of all PEACE, LOVE & HAPPINESS. Love to all the Bucuitit & Tara!

Room Tip: Tara suites are best if you want an ocean view and extra space. If you are beach lover & spend...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Kim O
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Peace, love and happiness are our bywords.... and everything we do is geared to provide these feelings and emotions, in a true sense, to all.
We thank you for your compliments and hope to be able serve you again and again.
Masha Danki!
Ewald Biemans
Biemans@bucuti.com
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Ocean, New jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

A wonderful facility - rooms, beach and fantastic service! Every staff member we encountered provided the same level of excellent service. everyone greeted you with a welcoming smile!
Beautiful beaches.

Romantic dinner on the beach was superb.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dennis F
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you Dennis for your wonderful accolade.
we do hope to put in a repeat performance one day soon again.
Masha Danki,

Ewald Biemans
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Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

I highly recommend this as the place to stay when visiting Aruba. If its rest and relaxation you want with peace and quiet, beautiful beaches and great all round service, this is the resort you want. Its as good as it gets!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank keith1590
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ewaldbiemans, Owner at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Your compliments warm our hearts - thank you!
WE hope to be able to serve you again in the future.
Masha Danki,

EwaldBiemans
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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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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center 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 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Top resorts 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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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
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