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turquoise beach at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba

Welcome to Aruba’s most romantic getaway, the intimate and adults-only (18+) Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. Their guests seek a tranquil and romantic beach vacation and relish the focus on wellness and a relaxing ambiance. Your Personal Concierge will be happy to assist you with booking a jeep safari tour of Aruba, nearby diving and sailing excursions, horseback riding, golf and so much more. The resort is adjacent to the Alhambra Casino and a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort and Spa offers world-class inclusions. Wedding and Reception is only one of the personalized services at this phenomenal resort. On top of this, you also have access to meetings and events space, catering, five acclaimed restaurants and ocean-view dining, two swimming pools, and a private beach with beach beds for ultimate touch in pampered sunbathing. The luxurious all-inclusive Resort includes daily wellness activities, wine and tequila tasting, and unlimited food and beverage.

Resort Highlights
white sand beach in Aruba

The Aruba Bucuti Beach Resort’s frontage on Eagle Beach, rated one of the world’s 10 best by Travel + Leisure, is very spacious, and chairs and umbrellas are always available. Freshwater swimming is available in an infinity pool, and a four-person spa tub sits on the pool’s sundeck. Motorized water sports are barred in front of the resort, but water sports are available from independent vendors farther north.

Imagine an oasis of upscale tranquility, perfectly located on one of the Caribbean’s top ten powder white beaches, and then experience it at this romantic, adults-only beach resort. Designed for couples, honeymooners and guests looking to tie the knot, guests of this upscale boutique resort experience a picturesque oasis of turquoise waters and romantic tropical sunsets; pampering spa services; upscale guestrooms; delicious cuisine at the open-air Pirates’ Nest Restaurant; dynamic wedding services and a great location adjacent to the Alhambra Casino and a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Resort Amenities
beautiful pool surrounded by loungers and palm trees
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • All taxes and fees included in rate
  • Baggage hold
  • Beach
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Bicycle rentals†
  • Business services†
  • Children not allowed
  • Concierge desk
  • Daily “heathy hour” at SandBar
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Free full American breakfast buffet
  • Free parking
  • Gift/News stand†
  • Golf, Offsite†
  • Housekeeping – daily
  • Internet services
  • Laundry/Valet service†
  • LGBT friendly (TAG approved, IGLTA member)
  • Lounges/bars†
  • Multilingual staff Non-smoking rooms available
  • No group reservations
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
  • Small pets allowed (under 20 lbs)
  • Spa†
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Wakeup service
  •    Water sports†
  •    Meal Plan Type: European Plan†

† Fees may apply

restaurants & bars
open air dining at gourmet restaurant

Elements Restaurant: The oceanfront Elements restaurant offers diners a memorable culinary experience featuring fresh ingredients and healthy European portions in the presence of breathtaking views. An extension of their commitment to a sense of total wellness, Elements offers guests both a beautiful atmosphere and the best in European and Caribbean cuisine.  The chef specializes in Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free dining. Please note that cash is not accepted. All major credit cards are accepted. Maximum 6 diners. Reservations recommended. (no groups). Romantic dinner in a private palapa on the beach and an eclectic wine list are also available. Hours:  Breakfast: 7:00 am to 11:00 am; Lunch: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm; Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm.  Dress Code: Shirts and shoes required.  No tank tops in evenings.  Smart Casual

Romantic Dining: An intimate, romantic experience as your waiter provides attentive, solicitous service under a private cabana on the beach with fabulous ocean view and a romantic sunset or moonlit ambiance. Bucuti’s powder white beach, the swaying palms and subtle candle lighting ensure that magic is in the air. Two Seatings: Sunset Seating: 6:00 pm and Moonlight Seating: 8:30 pm.  Reservations must be made in advance as only four cabanas are available, with two seatings per night. The price is $190.44 per couple (incl. taxes). The Romantic Dinner includes complimentary wine or champagne, choice of appetizer, main course, dessert and tea, coffee or espresso. Reservations are required via the Concierge team.

SandBar: Let their expert bartenders mix you a delicious, refreshing tropical drink. They serve appetizers, snacks, cocktails, mocktails, and smoothies. SandBar is Bucuti’s open-air bar on the beach. Exclusively available to the resort guests and their visiting friends. Dress code: Shirts required day and night. No tank tops in evenings. Hours: 11 am to 12 am. Healthy Hour: 3 pm to 4 pm. Happy Hours: 4 pm to 6 pm and 9 pm to 10 pm.

Senses Fine Dining: Executive Chef Kelt Hugo Maat and Maitre D` Bas Kruisselbrink have combined forces to create SENSES Fine Dining .  Everything you see, smell, taste, hear and touch will be of the highest quality. The cuisine at SENSES emerges from a solid foundation of classic French techniques enhanced by Dutch, Norwegian and Indonesian influences in an innovative approach that transforms classic dishes into new creations that surprise and delight the palates of discerning guests. A fine dining experience of 5-8 courses at SENSES will make each guest realize that a single meal can be reason enough to come to One Happy Island from anywhere on the planet. We look forward to delighting you at SENSES! Reservations required.

Resort accommodations
modern, spacious suite at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Standard Room Amenities:

  • Aruba Aloe toiletries
  • Air dehumidifier and air purifier
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking
  • iPod docking station
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Luxury bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower only
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet connection

Standard Room: Cuddle up in luxurious bedding on a comfortable mattress. Rooms feature elegant furnishings for a luxurious “home away from home” feel. Each spacious room, with Partial Garden view (facing neighbor resort) features one king-size bed (max 2 adults) or two queen-size beds (max 3 adults) and eco-friendly features including an air dehumidifier and air purifier. Balcony or Terrace. No smoking in room or on balcony.  Size: 350 sq. ft.

Superior Room: Cuddle up in luxurious bedding on a plush mattress with memory foam top. Recently renovated, rooms feature elegant furnishings for a luxurious “home away from home” feel. Each spacious room, with Courtyard Garden view features one king-size bed (max 2 adults) or two queen-size beds (max 3 adults) and eco-friendly features including an air dehumidifier and air purifier. Balcony or Terrace. No smoking. 350 sq. ft.

Deluxe Room: Wake up to a breathtaking view overlooking award-winning Eagle Beach and the sparkling blue ocean. Spend a romantic evening on the large balcony or terrace watching the orange and red sunset over the ocean. Each one of these 11 Deluxe Rooms has been beautifully renovated and features chic, stylish furnishings and a contemporary bathroom. Airy and spacious with one king bed, the room opens onto a large, oversized balcony or terrace.  Deluxe Rooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. The ultimate oceanfront romantic retreat!  No smoking.  350 sq. ft.

Junior Suite: The perfect spot to watch the sunset over the ocean! Located on the second and third floors of the Bucuti Wing, the two Junior Suites overlook Eagle Beach, one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, and published as the “Dream Beach of the World”. Each Junior Suite is bright and spacious, featuring a full kitchen, eating area and an intimate and elegantly furnished sitting area that opens out to a double balcony. Behind wooden double doors lies a separate bedroom with two queen-sized beds and a bathroom, with luxury amenities like marble counter tops. Junior Suites can accommodate a maximum of three adults. No smoking. 700 sq. ft.

Bungalow Suite: 1 Garden-view Bungalow suite and 2 Ocean-view Bungalow suites. Imagine stepping out onto your wrap-around terrace and garden and sunning yourself on a sumptuous daybed or dining al fresco under the stars. Nestled between the main Bucuti Beach building and the stylish infinity pool, the three Bungalow Suites are located in a stand-alone building on the pathway that leads to Eagle Beach. Two of the Bungalow Suites are ocean-view with stunning vistas of white sands and sparkling blue water. The other is a garden-view Bungalow Suite, with the terrace overlooking a tropical garden filled with palms and shrubs. Designed for romance, each Bungalow Suite has a king-sized bed, premium luxurious bedding and a pillow-topped mattress. Two adults per room only. No smoking. (415 sq. ft.).

Tara Suite:  Gaze out at the sparkling blue ocean as the waves lap against the bright white beach, from the romantic suite with a king-sized bed and a separate, elegantly decorated living area. The oceanfront suite overlooks the award-wining Eagle Beach, and offers complete comfort and a large balcony. The luxurious bathroom has walk-in shower and an electric mirror with built-in TV. 500 sq. ft.

Penthouse: For a romantic getaway you’ll never forget, the Tara Penthouse Suites are the most exclusive guest rooms. Situated on the rooftop of the Tara Wing, the four Penthouse Suites offer spectacular panoramic views of Eagle Beach and the ocean, one of the Caribbean’s best beaches. Each large, private terrace features a daybed and lounge furnishings. Enter into the great room featuring a full living area with a large flat-panel TV and dining room, next to the full-size and fully equipped kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and full dining table. Adjacent is a stylish bedroom with king-sized bed featuring a soft pillow-topped mattress and sumptuous linens, perfect for honeymooners and couples celebrating romance. Double sink, granite counters, a modern tub and a spacious separate shower add to the spa-like bathroom. The Penthouse offers the privilege of a reserved and private cabana (thatched palapa) on the beach for guest’s exclusive use during the day. No Smoking.  850 sq. ft.

resort activities
oceanfront pool

The Romance Concierges can assist you in planning romantic activities at the resort and throughout their One Happy Island of Aruba to create a memorable honeymoon or romantic vacation.  Enjoy and explore to your heart’s content.  Your concierge will be happy to help plan a day or your entire vacation, but here are a few of their favorite romantic activities:

At the resort:

  1. Savor a starlit romantic dinner on the beach in a private palapa.
  2. Take a leisurely walk on the beach, where “the water meets earth”.
  3. Indulge in a side-by-side couples massage at Purun Spa.
  4. Watch a movie under the stars on the beach in front of Tara wing (Saturday and Wednesday 8pm).
  5. Relax on the gorgeous beach and listen to the ocean waves. Be sure to order a tropical drink delivered directly to your lounger!
  6. Linger together in the double lounge chairs on the beach at Sunset.
  7. Hide away! Retreat to the comfort of your room at Bucuti, share a glass of champagne and spend some intimate time together.
  8. Renew your vows.
  9. Happy Hour daily at the SandBar from 4-6pm and 9-10pm d with live steel pan music from 5-7pm and 9-11pm.
  10. Have some romantic moments captured by a professional photographer with the beautiful ocean or sunset as a backdrop

Around the island:

  1. Take a breathtaking sunset sail along Aruba’s scenic coastline.
  2. Go snorkeling! Explore the underwater wonders at Antilla wreck, covered with giant tube sponges and coral formations and surrounded by reef fish.
  3. Go on an adventure together. Take a packed picnic lunch and explore the Island by Jeep, visit the Butterfly Farm or the special little Alto Vista chapel.
  4. Hike the scenic Arikok National Wildlife Park and marvel at Aruba’s tropical flora and fauna. Don’t miss the Tunnel of Love.
  5. Take a sunset horseback ride on the beach.

Wellness Offerings:

  • Wellness Specialists exclusively dedicated to assist you with your tailor made wellness program, including special dietary needs or fitness goals.
  • Daily Healthy Hour (half price for nutritional smoothies and mocktails) – 3pm at SandBar. (as of January 8)
  • Adults-only, tranquil ambiance for relaxation.
  • Healing qualities of the clear-blue Caribbean sea.
  • Schedule of free daily wellness activities on property. (as of January 8)
  • Clean Air rooms: air dehumidifier and HEPA purifiers in each room.  Non-smoking policy in rooms.
  • State of the Art fitness center with open feeling and beautiful view of garden and beach.
  • Purun Spa, offering an array of treatments with natural products to achieve absolute wellness, and balance mind, body and spirit.
  • Restaurant offers Gluten Free menu, Vegan and Vegetarian menu, and natural ingredients in healthier European portions.
  • Fruit and vegetable smoothies.
  • Custom itineraries for fitness activities or mindfulness, such as hikes in nature, meditation, fitness trainers, pilates, yoga classes, and more.
Wedding packages
aruba beach weddings

Please note:  As a small resort Bucuti &Tara Beach Resort does not have an in-house wedding department.  They do offer intimate elopement-style ceremonies on the beach at Bucuti, organized by a recommended Wedding Planner. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is not equipped to accommodate large destination wedding groups. They are limited to parties of 6 or smaller. makes every effort to keep the travel and resort information up to date on this website. However, resorts, wedding packages and laws do change. Because of that, we cannot guarantee that all information on particular resorts or destinations are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making wedding and/or travel decisions to a particular destination, it is highly recommended you speak with Shari (972-805-1773) or email Shari ( before you book your travel.

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