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4.9 out of 5

"so peaceful and quiet, a perfect place to relax, decompress, and rejuvenate staff extremely attentive " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 10 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort near Eagle Beach

Beachfront retreat

Within a 10-minute walk of this Oranjestad resort, you'll find Manchebo Beach and Eagle Beach. Links at Divi Aruba and Palm Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).


This resort features a beach bar, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

IPads, free WiFi

Boasting iPads, the 104 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, iPod docks, and cable TV.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$564* Per night/room 14 Apr. - 15 Apr.

Deluxe room, Non Smoking, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Tara Suite Oceanfront, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only

Everyone (1) Couples (4)
5 out of 5
so peaceful and quiet, a perfect place to relax, decompress, and rejuvenate staff extremely attentive

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Oct. 2019 by Susan Logan

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back soon

5 out of 5
Service unbelievable Great food Great sunset Great service Great accommodations

Posted by on 2 Oct. 2019

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8 Oct. 2019 by Susan Logan

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words for the staff, I will share it with all of them. We hope to welcome you back again.

5 out of 5
My husband and I were celebrating our 13th anniversary along with four other friends. The resort was conveniently located between down town and the high rise area. The staff at was always there to answer any question we might have had. If you needed a hand with your luggage or hailing a Taxi ask Frank the Doorman. Ric the manager was a wealth of information. Orville one of the wait staff on the beach spoiled us with cold towels, fruit, ice, water --- and of course any mixed drink you care to order. Martin took good care of us at Breakfast and Carlos was always smiling and making us laugh at happy hour. The wait staff was so attentive they remembered you and what you might have ordered the day before. There was only one exception and that was with one of the (tall) female managers at breakfast who seemed to have an issue moving two tables together so that the six of us could eat together. But we insisted and she would begrudgingly oblige us. The restaurant was practically empty each time so it shouldn't have been a big deal. The grounds are as pretty in person as you see online and the rooms are comfortable. Our only minor issue was that our room was a bit warmer than we are normally used to. Our friends had the same experience but called down to the front office and they were given a remote which allowed them to make their A/C cooler. Only wish we had known about that. We had such fun and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Aruba and would def go back to Bucuti.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 May 2018 by Management

Thank you for the sincere review. We are happy you enjoyed your vacation! Since we are a quiet hotel that caters to couples mostly, we do have policies against large tables at Elements. We normally have 1 table for 6 on the Elements deck. We are happy they did assist you, so you could enjoy breakfast. We encourage guests that sit together in groups to use the Tara Lounge for breakfast, where we have 2 "friendship tables". :) It worked out, hopefully, and we are grateful our team was of assistance.

5 out of 5

Much more than we expected

Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
Location: We rented a car so that we could check out the island and get to a variety of restaurants. We were more interested in "seeing" than in "doing".
Bucuti & Tara is a tranquil retreat on beautiful Eagle Beach and a good pool with poolside service. The staff delivered excellent service with a smile. The breakfast buffet has everything your heart could desire. Rooms are comfortable, attractive and well serviced. Wifi worked well. Resort is green conscious, which is important to us. If you're interested in natural surroundings, peace and quiet, this is the place for you. We hated to leave.

Posted by , from Croton on Hudson, NY on 18 Mar. 2018

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20 Apr. 2018 by Management

We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation on Aruba last month. Thank you for the great review.

5 out of 5

Celebrating 5.0 in Style

Location: The location isn't in the 'party' area however, we paid $18 round trip to get there.
My husband and I are military veterans therefore; we have traveled the world to make memories. We truly made a memory at the Bucuti [Boo-coo-tea] & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba. We were welcomed with smiles and the most delightful service. We were not disappointed with our standard room, in the Bucuti wing, which exceeded our expectations. Within our room, there was a note which stated, ‘Please enjoy this complementary wine to celebrate your husband's 50th birthday’. The next morning, we enjoyed the American breakfast menu in the Tara wing. Our amazing hostesses—Margarita—informed us of the made to order options in addition to the vast array of pancakes, hash browns, bacon, sausage, fresh fruits, deli meats, cappuccinos, etc. I couldn't wait to wake up for breakfast each morning. The next day, we had a couple’s massage and even though I did not get our masseuses names, because we fell asleep, our massages were superb. We were offered mimosas afterwards. I felt royal the entire stay. Even down to the beach wait staff who just knew we needed ice cold water while lounging on the beach. I really made the right decision with this hotel. Being empty nesters, we really enjoyed the romance and seclusion of this adult only hotel. It was quiet when needed yet fun and energetic during happy hour when needed.

Posted by , from Texas on 23 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5


My Husband & I just returned from our 9 night stay at Bucuti - this was our 3rd trip to Aruba; we stayed at Bucuti 2 years ago for our Honeymoon which was amazing and last year we stayed at Divi All-Inclusive b/c it was a last minute trip and Bucuti did not have availability (Divi was just okay compared to Bucuti). We did visit Bucuti though and had an Anniversary dinner on the beach last year which I recommend to anyone on Aruba! We stayed for 9 nights total – upon arrival we were given champagne and when our room was ready (almost 2 hrs after we arrived) we had an anniversary gift of cheese crackers and flutes in our room – which was SO NICE  My parents & my husband’s parents also stayed at Bucuti for 5 nights each – they were also celebrating their own anniversaries so they had a gift bag as well! We had an amazing time with them and after they left we had a few days/nights to our selves which was great too! Prior to our arrival I made all our reservations for a car rental, dinner plans, excursions etc. via email through the Bucuti Concierge Desk with MADELINE – who is AMAZING, she totally helped 100% with ANYTHING we needed as did the rest of the Bucuti staff. Debra, the hotel manager visited with all the guests every morning at breakfast which was very nice and made everyone feel extra special. Bucuti truly appreciates their guests. Our parents had such a good time – thanks to Aruba being SO beautiful but also to the staff at Bucuti. They ranted and raved (as we did to them prior to visit) about how helpful, happy, sincere & welcoming the staff is. The resort recently went through a restaurant renovation – it turned out awesome (we knew what the Priates Nest looked like so it’s a total 360). The prices are little high for dinner for us but you get that all over the Island if you go to a nice restaurant – the menus are cool b/c they were ipads  - they have Vegan/Veg options as well as Organic and then regular options too which is nice to see. The food was great all around – the bar food/lunch food was good – the Ranchero Wrap was great and was just what we needed sometimes for little lunch (you can split it between 2 with fries). All in all, we’d say the restaurant was a success, it totally upgraded the whole beach front experience and has only made the resort even more beautiful! The breakfast was GREAT as it was 2 yrs ago – they have everything you’d ever want in the morning. Since this resort is not all inclusive – we ate a big breakfast and it would last us until late afternoon at which time we’d have a snack or an early dinner. All in all – we only had a $300 room charge for food/drinks after 10 days!! I would NOT SKIP this resort over just b/c its not all inclusive. There are markets walking distance now and supermarkets if you rent a car so I’d suggest getting some snacks and even beer/alcohol and bringing it back to the resort. Not full meals of course, but crackers, cereal bars, etc. to get you through the afternoon if you need something small to eat. We stayed in the Tara Suites and our parents stayed in the Bucuti Suites so we could compare 1st hand the quality of the rooms – they are pretty much the same, the only big difference is the Tara Suites are a little bigger and they are beach front. If you are trying to decide whether to spend the extra money or not, the big question is do you want a beach view? It was nice to be able to walk 2 min to your room at Tara but the Bucuti Building is just a few more steps away, in my opinion BOTH rooms were beautiful and you will be comfortable in either!! This is a “couples” sort of resort – there are a lot of Honeymooners and Anniversary Guests. It’s also adults only so you don’t have kids all around. We do have 1 complaint – we did have a few days were the Costa Linda guests actually walked over with their towels and bags and sat right in middle of the Tara side with KIDS – which was pretty annoying since we paid so much to stay in an adult only resort - It would be nice if they had a flag or something to let Costa Linda know where there beach ends and Bucuti’s begins. This is a small resort, so if you want the real island relaxation feeling this is your resort!!! The high-rise and downtown area and hotels are a quick and cheap taxi/bus ride away so you can really have the best of both worlds – we would hang out during day at Bucuti and some nights take a ride out to the high-rise/downtown hotels to eat and walk around. Notes on flights – we had an early flight so we had almost a whole day but we had to be at JFK at like 5am which made it a LONG day – when we arrived our room wasn’t ready for almost 2 hrs so that was a little frustrating. Our departure flight was at 4:45pm but check-out is at 12 noon – we asked if we could check out a 1pm which was great b/c we didn’t have to leave for airport until 1:30pm. A little advice – don’t go crazy trying to get an early flight in and late flight out b/c it makes for longer days and an extra hour or 2 is not worth it! We will be taking flights now that leave NYC at around 9am or even later and flights that leave Aruba at around 3pm or earlier. Positives: small resort, nice rooms, great food, great staff, amazing beach, Madeline at Concierge Desk. Negatives: Costa Linda Guests migrating on beach, our room wasn’t ready upon arrival. We LOVE Bucuti – we are already planning our next trip with our friends in May!! we love Aruba we love Bucuti and cannot wait to go back – it is paradise and we recommend staying at Bucuti to EVERYONE everywhere for any type of vacation especially Honeymooners!! No resorts on Aruba compare to Bucuti - We ALL had an amazing trip and cannot say enough good things about Bucuti!!!!!!!!

Posted by , from Long Island, NY on 1 Sep. 2013

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5 out of 5

Had the Best Time at Bucuti & Tara Resort!

My husband and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Aruba.  We stayed at the Bucuti and Tara Resort while we were there and we have nothing but great things to say about the place.  The customer services is off the chart and whatever shortcoming they had with respect to our room or service, they made up for it tenfold.   I would highly recommend this resort to anyone considering a trip to Aruba.  I loved the pool, the beachfront, the restaurants, the gym and especially, Carte Blanche.  This trip was a very memorable 40th birthday celebration indeed.  Thank you for the bottle of vino and cake to commemorate my 40th!

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on 26 Aug. 2013

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4 out of 5

10 year anniversary - best trip yet

We had no idea where we wanted to go for our anniversary trip. This location in Aruba was suggested by family that had stayed there a few years ago. It hit all the features we were looking for--couples only, no one under 18, limited rooms, beach front, best beach, and some meals includes. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by Jean Pierre who guided our entrance and provided the keys to our vacation by following three rules. If you go you will learn them!  At check in we were given champagne and helpful guides for our stay.  We were lucky to get a first floor room in the Tara suites--just like I wanted! The walk out patio leads right out to the beach and chairs--no fussing with elevators or other people direct access to our room. Ok to the point: My pros list * chairs are enough for each guest * chairs are The Best in the beach * the beach is the best and most quiet * guests were respectful at all hours * food options are plentiful - local store and familiar eateries are nearby * staff is helpful, courteous, and attentive * very clean - staff was constantly cleaning My observations (not cons) * cameras are everywhere - I say this because some people may be put off by it. We were fine and considering the beaches are public it's a safety precaution we appreciated. * badges are required for entrances to areas of the hotel. Again safety so no complaints here. * dehumidifies required at all hours. Just a result of the environment - kind of loud but necessary. Mold is an issue with the humidity.  * breakfast included - got a bit repetitive after a couple days. There are other options within walking distance.

Posted by , from Michigan on 6 Aug. 2013

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
My wife and I toured all the resorts while we were there and somehow we managed to pick the top place to stay. If you are looking for a romantic quiet place to stay with plenty of room on the beach. This is the resort. We are going back and Buciti is the resort for us

Posted by , from Canada on 7 Dec. 2012

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5 out of 5

Very nice place to relax with a beautiful view.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, Free breakfast
We just returned from a very relaxing vacation. The beach is beautiful, clean, and very quiet. The staff at Bucuti are very welcoming and eager to help with your needs. We had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend this resort highly.

Posted by , from WV on 14 Aug. 2012

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About the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only

Location L G Smith Boulevard 55B, Oranjestad,

Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Free breakfast is available daily. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This Beaux Arts resort also offers a garden and a terrace. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Oranjestad resort.

  • 104 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1987
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) (8.2 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only offers 104 accommodations with iPads and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Cable television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include minibars and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • iPad
  • IPod dock
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily.

Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Carte Blanche - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Thai massage
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 20 per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Weight limit: 20 lbs
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 20 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bucuti
  • Bucuti Tara Beach Resorts
  • Bucuti Beach
  • Bucuti Tara
  • Bucuti Tara Beach
  • Bucuti Tara Resorts
  • Bucuti Tara Resorts Hotel
  • Bucuti Tara Resorts Hotel Beach
  • Tara Bucuti
  • Bucuti Tara Beach Resort Adults Oranjestad
  • Bucuti Tara Beach Adults Oranjestad
  • Bucuti & Tara Oranjestad
  • Bucuti Tara Beach Resort Adults Only
  • Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only Resort
  • Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only Oranjestad
  • Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only Resort Oranjestad

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

  • Green-Travellife Gold
  • Green Globe Certification
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