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Our Restaurant & Sand Bar
Fresh local ingredients, a fusion of delicious flavors, and warm and gracious service create a memorable culinary experience. The stylish beachfront setting offers you the opportunity to enjoy the open-air, listen to the lapping waves of the ocean while relaxing in the unique, modern, lounge-like atmosphere.
The restaurant offers an extensive American buffet breakfast as well as a varied à-la-carte lunch menu. In the evenings, diners can expect fresh seafood and juicy prime steaks on our dinner menu. Our restaurant manager would be happy to help you make a selection from our eclectic wine list, with many by-the-glass options.
The Restaurant Hours: Daily Breakfast 7:00 am to 11:00 am; Lunch 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm; Dinner 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
The Sand Bar
Let our expert bartenders mix you a delicious, refreshing tropical drink. The Sand Bar is Bucuti’s open-air bar on the beach, with Happy Hour daily from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and live steel band music from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, exclusively available to our resort guests and their visiting friends.
The Sand Bar Hours: 11:00 am to 12 midnight
An intimate, romantic experience as your own personal waiter provides attentive, solicitous service under a private cabana on the beach apart from the dining terrace. Bucuti’s powder white beach, the swaying palms and flickering torch lights ensure that magic is in the air. Choose from a specially designed menu for two. Reservations must be made in advance as only four cabanas are available, with two seatings per night. The price is $ per couple including service charge. The Romantic Dinner includes complimentary wine or champagne, appetizer, entrée, dessert and tea, coffee or espresso.
Sunset Seating: 6:00 pm
Moonlight Seating: 8:30 pm
Carte Blanche is a restaurant for foodies, people who are open-minded and enjoy an exquisite fine-dining experience, without limitations.
The highlight is Owner/Chef Dennis van Daatselaar cooking a 5-course “Carte Blanche” (chef's surprise) dinner right in front of you.
Alongside the chef is Maitre d' Glen Bonset, pairing wines and mixing premium drinks. The restaurant features a 14-seat elegant bar where guests are seated in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere.
Carte Blanche Restaurant maintains a limited availability of 14 seats per evening to ensure exclusivity of your dining experience, and many diners reserve months in advance.
For reservations, please visit: carteblanchearuba.com. Only online reservations are accepted.
Seating at 7 or 7:30 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays
No children under 18 years of age
No parties over 4 diners
All reservations need to be reconfirmed personally by phone (+297) 586-3339 at least 24 hours before the reservation date.
A waiting list is maintained for the days the seats are fully booked, please email email@example.com, if you wish to be on the waiting list for a certain day.
Welcoming and comfortable, the Tara Lounge is adjacent to the air-conditioned reception area. In the mornings, guests can take advantage of our full American breakfast that includes eggs and omelets, bacon, pancakes, sausage and French toast, in addition to our extensive cold buffet which offers fresh fruit, yogurts, cereals, freshly baked breads and Danishes, cheeses, sliced meats and vegetables, coffee, tea and espresso.
Hours: Breakfast is served from 7:00 - 10:00 am in the Tara Lounge (as well as from 7:00 -11:00 am at our beachfront restaurant), and the lounge is open for guests to enjoy for the remainder of the day.