This seemed to be the best value by far in Aruba. It wasn't the frilly Hyatt, but it had the best beach by far, great food, friendly staff, and tons of iguanas.
Day 1: We arrived on May 30th on our honeymoon and went straight to the beach, as this was my first trip to the Caribbean. The beach was literally huge. There were tons of palapas available even in the afternoon. That night we had a five course dinner on the beach with an excellent waiter. Everything was perfect(The candle kept blowing out because of the wind, but still)!!!
The next day we went to the Pirate's Nest for breakfast, as we did every morning. Got an excellent spot on the beach, enjoyed the sun for a couple of hours, and thats when the rains hit. It poured like I've never seen before. So we decided to have lunch at the outdoor bar (covered). It was vey expensive and not great. Although Lionel (the bartender/waiter) was hilarious. We decided that we should explore the island on such a junky day. We drove to the natural bridge, which was very cool, although impossible to find. There are many unpaved roads in Aruba that we are not used to in the US. After the Natural Bridge we decided to go to Baby Beach after we heard there was great snorkeling there and the sun was trying to come out. What a disapointment!!! We left after 10-15 mins. We went to Cuba's Cookin downtown for dinner, which was pretty good. Oranjestad is nice and seems pretty safe. When we got back to our hotel we opened up the news paper that was delivered to our room and saw the information about Natalee Holloway. We new at that point the our relatives were probably freaking out that we were in some crazy place.
The next day was a beach day. We decided to stay at oour beach, Eagle Beach, because it was just incredible. For dinner we went to Driftwood. We heard it was good, but never though it would be the best meal we had ever had. Everything is caught fresh and served that day. We both had Grouper. I had mine prepared Aruban style!!! Out of sight! Michael was our waiter and was excellent. We liked it so much we ate there the last night as well.
Aqua Grill- Was terrible, and overpriced. The waiter kept eyeing my wife. Not cool!
Rumba-was awesome. Also located downtown. Great shrimp.
We went to the synagogue in Aruba which was very cool. I recommend it any Jewish traveler to Aruba. All the members of the congregation seemed happy to see us, and even wanted to make sure we knew how to get back to the Bucuti.
The hotel room was a little dissapointing, but it was clean. We didnt spend too much time in the room. The beach was great!!! I had never seen a beach like that! One day we walked up to our shoulders in the water about a mile north and back. There were absolutely no currents or waves. Look at the pictures, it seemed as if there were no othe people on the beach. It was Memorial Day weekend, the hotel was sold out, and the beach felt like you were the only one on it. Plus the wtaer never felt cold, it was 82 degrees. I would recommend Aruba to anyone, and I would recommend the Bucuti to any adult lookig for a getaway. After dinner one night we walked around Palm Beach, not even half as nice as Eagle.
My wife has been all over the Caribbean, and she said it had the nicest beach (tied with St. John's USVI) and best food. She said it was the nicest place she had ever been, and that says a lot. After all she has been to Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Play Del Carmen, Cozumel, Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. John, Punta Cana, Florida Keys, etc...
- 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 & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
- Bucuti And Tara Beach Resorts Aruba
- Bucuti Beach Hotel
- Golden Tulip Palm Eagle Beach
- Golden Tulip Oranjestad
- Aruba Bucuti Resort
- Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba
- Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach