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.


Aruba - Beach
Aruba, Aruba Reina Beatrix (AUA) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1987
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 1
Floors: 4
Nonsmoking rooms: 104
Total rooms: 104


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Bucuti's Clean Air Act: Smoking is forbidden in all guest rooms, room balconies and public areas. A cleaning fee of $250 USD will be added to the room bill of guests who smoke in their room. Smoking is restricted to designated areas on the property only.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

5.0 8584 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Loved it!

    Absolutely wonderful. We were treated like royalty. Beautiful beach and resort. Lots of friendly staff to meet our every need. I can’t say enough about this place. Clean, green, felt like paradise. Lots of restaurants to walk to, but Elements is awesome and it’s right there. Loved it!

    Mar 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Absolutely wonderful x

    Wow!!! For 3 years, myself and my wife have awaited our trip to B and T (thanks Covid). And now we are here - a here and now report. We have consistently read the wonderful reports from our American friends but we are here now experiencing it for ourselves. From the Reception Staff, the beach, the bars, all of the staff, the beer, the sunsets, even the gym - all absolutely top drawer. A beautiful, beautiful, hotel in a magnificent location on a fantastic Island. Absolutely worth the wait. Everything and more besides - wonderful. Mike and Karen Rankin - Manchester, England x

    Mar 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best resort I’ve ever been to

    Soft beds, amazing staff, beautiful accommodations, excellent service, best beach I’ve ever seen and I live in Florida / have been to many islands. Especially grateful for Madeline, Juan, Fatima, and Mirna

    Mar 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An Oasis on Eagle Beach

    Spouse and I spent eleven nights here in March, our first visit to Bucuti and Tara. We enjoyed our clean, roomy, and nicely laid out Tara Suite. The location of the resort on Eagle Beach speaks for itself, and the experience is enhanced by the comfortable beach lounges, umbrellas, and the easily implemented method for reserving them. Breakfast is included in the rates, and is a real win for quests…friendly staff, a wide variety of selections, quality fare, and ample time during which to partake. Our lunch selections were often entree salads, which were universally excellent. We only ate two dinners at Elements, with the quality of entrees being variable…kind of hit or miss. However, the two instances wherein significant difficulties in product and service took place, management / leadership promptly made appropriate adjustments. As referenced above, this was our initial visit to Bucuti and Tara. Yet throughout our time there we repeatedly saw staff and returning repeat guests reacquainting themselves with one another…typically with smiles, laughter, hugs, and occasionally even some tears. It is this quality…a place of friendliness, caring, relaxation, guest-focused, healthful practices…which sets Bucuti and Tara apart, and above, from other resorts. An oasis need not exist in a desert, but can be defined as “something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast”. It is in that light, that one can safely call Bucuti and Tara an oasis on Eagle Beach.

    Mar 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Resort we visited

    This was very first time in Aruba and at the Bucuti and Tara resort. We usually go to all inclusives in Mexico and always stay at good resorts (for reference Barcelo Maya Palace). The Bucuti and Tara is in completely different category all together. Eagle beach is something that I only saw in the pictures/movies and can't be compared to anything I've seen so far. Extremely friendly staff at all levels with genuine smiles and desire to go above and beyond. You book umbrella for a day over the app (easy, hustle free) and by the time you get to the beach it's ready with covers and towels. You need anything just raise the flag (part of the umbrella's set up) and 2 minutes later somebody is there to take your order. Breakfast was included with big variety to choose from (kind of buffet style), great view over the beach and very nice and friendly service (we were leaving tips but even if we didn't the service quality would not change). Rooms are clean and comfortable. Food is good with the right size portions (not too big and not too small) and taste fresh with nice presentation. This is a wonderful place for adults only to quietly enjoy their stay. There is really no night life there except for the restaurant and bar and breathtaking sunset view. Most night we would go out and eat at different restaurants on the island (need to make reservations ahead of time, sometimes couple of days - week depending on the restaurant). All in all we will definitely be returned customers.

    Mar 30, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319