Of Love and Sustainability: Five Secrets of the Award-Winning Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Piscina y Restaurante Elements (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort))

Are you looking for a romantic and eco-friendly getaway? Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is a couples hotel where natural elements line up to complement that special, unforgettable moment. It’s not just market jargon: this 5-diamond hotel located in Eagle Beach, Aruba has received at least 44 awards thanks to its romantic features, exceptional hospitality and environmental initiatives.

Entrada al hotel (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
Hotel entrance near dusk. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.)

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort’s most recent achievements include placing first in the Caribbean and number eight in the World among the Hotels for Romance in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards. In addition, the hotel received the National Energy Globe Aruba for the second year in a row, a distinction of sustainability given by the Energy Globe Foundation.

What makes this resort stand out from others in the Adults Only category within the Caribbean and the world? We share some of the secrets of its success, such as:

5 The Silence Between the Waves

Pasillo Tara (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
The resort’s Tara hallway. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.)

The main requirement of a hotel only for people 18-and-over is not to accept groups, families, meetings and weddings, in order to facilitate interactions between singles or couples. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort takes it a step further by not having ambient music in its areas. They play music at the SandBar – their beach bar – during happy hour, but there are no speakers installed in the beach and pool areas, nor are guests allowed to bring speakers. (Earphones and headphones are allowed and available.)

Vista de la playa al anochecer (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
Beach view at dusk. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.)

The psychological effect of this aural cleansing is a feeling of inner peace and heightened attention that deepens connections formed during the stay. In short, less noise means more intimacy. Just two individuals moved by the music of the waves.

4 A Place to Be Yourself

Piscina al atardecer (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
Sunset by the pool. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)

Privacy is of the utmost importance for intimacy, as it allows everyone to feel comfortable enough to reveal their inner selves, which in turn establishes honest and lasting relationships from the start. Among the measures Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort takes to guarantee the privacy of its guests is restricting drones of all kinds without proper clearance. Also, the beach area and the SandBar are closed to people not staying at the hotel. Guests can take all the photos they want with their phones or request romantic photoshoots at the lobby.

Everyone here can feel at ease regardless of their age, race, gender identity, or sexual orientation. After all, true love is unconditional. This is why the hotel is a member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travelers Association (IGLTA) and proudly carries the TAG Approved seal by Travel Advocacy Group, founded in 1997 to highlight the best places for LGBTQ+ guests.

3 Passionate Dishes

Cena gourmet (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
Dinner. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.)

All-inclusive hotel buffets rarely offer personalized options suitable for passion nights. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is not all-inclusive, although it offers complimentary breakfast to its guests.

More than an setback, this opens the possibility for lovers to enjoy splendid gourmet experiences at the three restaurants within the hotel or request the resort’s DineAround plan and discover the culinary variety in 20 of Aruba’s top restaurants.

2 Guilt-Free Pleasure

Coctel en la playa (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
Cool cocktail for a warm beach. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.)

It is pointless to enjoy yourself if your pleasure stems from the pain of others. Since its founding in 1987, the only priority that exceeds privacy at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is caring for the environment.

Its eco-friendly initiatives include the lowest electricity consumption per room occupied throughout Aruba; water heating by solar panels; the use of special recyclable paper in its marketing materials, the 60 percent reduction in water use; the treatment and reuse of bathwater in the gardens; the replacement of disposable amenity bottles for bathroom dispensers; the choice of biodegradable cleaners and detergents; as well as hiring local suppliers. Bucuti & Tara also supports external efforts such as the sterilization of stray animals, the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary, the TurtugAruba Foundation that protects sea turtles, and Animal Rights Aruba.

Sala del Penthouse (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
Penthouse living room. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.)

Thanks to its efforts to reduce its environmental impact, the hotel was the first in North America and the Caribbean certified as CarbonNeutral, the first in Aruba to obtain Green Globe 21 certification, and the first in the Americas with ISO 14001 certification. Green Globe even shone a light on the Bucuti & Tara’s three-decades as eco-pioneers.

1 As Playful as You Wish

Cena romántica con vista al océano (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
Romantic dinner with an ocean view. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.)

Love is a game and at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort you can be as serious or silly as you can imagine. Their Honeymoon like a Celebrity package gives guests VIP treatment from from their arrival at the airport, expediting entry to the country like they were a dignitaries or movie stars, champagne glass always in hand, then taking them to the hotel in a luxury vehicle.

Cine bajo las estrellas (Foto: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)
Movies under the stars. (Source: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.)

Options for recreating emotional film scenes include horseback riding, private candlelit beach dinners, cocktails in the infinity pool, movies under the stars, couples massages, snorkeling, salsa lessons, visits to a butterfly farm, hiking under the moon at Arikok National Park, and relaxing in the big tub at the Penthouse.

Those open to suggestions can ask for help from the hotel’s Romance Concierges, who design love encounters tailored to each couple. Guests can also choose to be spontaneous and get carried away by spectacular landscapes, colorful sunsets and the magic of the location.

More to discover at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Those were just five of the many reasons why Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has been praised by Forbes, Travel & Leisure, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, and many others. All that’s left is for you to visit, alone or in company, so that you may discover secrets of your own.

Where to Find It

L.G. Smith Boulevard 55B, Eagle Beach, Aruba

(888) 428-2884


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