Fodor's Expert Review Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

L.G. Smith Blvd. 55B, Eagle Beach, n/a Aruba, Aruba Fodor's Choice

An extraordinary beach setting, impeccable personal service, and attention to detail help this elegant Green Globe resort easily outclass anything else on the island. It's also extremely LGBT-friendly and the only luxury boutique, adult-only hotel on the island, with recently refurbished suites and rooms in both buildings and a new modern indoor/outdoor dining room. Elements has a stellar sea view and a great selection of healthy, organic, and even vegan fare that add to the allure. Hacienda-style buildings are surrounded by ecologically sensitive landscaping cresting a gorgeous pool and whirlpool and a new spa for guests only called Purun. The beachside bar is now only for resort guests as well. Bucuti rooms are done in cool creams and feature walnut furnishings; the Tara Suites have unbeatable beach and sunset vistas. All rooms operate in an eco-friendly manner without sacrificing luxury. The resort achieved Silver Leed Certification in 2015. Book early as they are typically 98% full.


  • sophisticated atmosphere
  • impeccable service
  • free self-service laundry
  • free Wi-Fi and local calls
  • free use of netbooks during stay


  • beach can get busy because other hotels share it
  • no room service
  • no longer doing beach weddings




Phones: 297-583–1100


63 rooms, 38 suites, 3 bungalows
Rate Includes: Some meals, Completely non-smoking except for 2 outdoor designated areas.

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