Over the years, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has had the great fortune of winning many awards. There have been accolades for service, dining, romance, environmental efforts and beyond. These honors have been voted on by our loyal guests (thank you!), selected by travel professionals, decided upon by media editors and bestowed by industry experts.

So, how does this affect your vacation?

While it may seem the awards are about us, they are actually about you. Beyond the amazing recognition lies deeper purpose. We are selective about which awards we pursue, and, unlike some other hotels, we never pay for them. Particular awards have rigorous requirements and standards, such as TripAdvisor that is driven by guest satisfaction, and Green Globe which is regulated by stringent annual audits. We draw on these guidelines to help shape your experience so your Bucuti & Tara vacation is one of great distinction.

Every year, the Caribbean welcomes more than 25 million guests to thousands of hotels. While vacation planning is exciting, narrowing the choices can be daunting. If you haven’t stayed with us before, awards can assure you we deliver a high quality, memorable beach vacation. If you’ve previously been our guest, the repeated accolades promise you that our high standards are still in place.

Just this year, three key awards stand out.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest online guest review site with 56 million unique visitors each month, named Bucuti & Tara as the No. 1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean. Along with two other Travelers’ Choice Awards from the site, this means Bucuti is in the top 1 percent of hotels worldwide. Guests’ unedited written commentary and ratings for location, sleep quality, rooms, service, value and cleanliness are posted for the world to see. We value this candidness and personally respond to every review – all 4,570 and counting. If one of these reviews was yours, thank you taking the time to write. As the most trusted travel site, travelers from all around the world such as Turkey, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Israel and European nations find us and choose to visit.

These guest comments have prompted us to make key changes whether it is serving healthier-sized dining portions, eliminating weddings and group business, or having housekeeping make beds when guests stay on our popular Green Stay Program.

In June, BRIDES magazine once again named Bucuti & Tara to its coveted 2017 Best Honeymoons list. Editors of the top-tier media outlet teamed up with the A-list travel agents of Virtuoso, a global network of 15,000 luxury-travel specialists, to name the tried-and-true resorts they know first-hand will deliver on their promises of honeymoon bliss. As a BRIDES Best Honeymoon award winner, newlyweds who select Bucuti are further reassured that out of countless options, by choosing our resort, they will receive superb accommodations, dining, amenities and a stunning setting for a stress-free honeymoon.

Last fall, Green Globe named Bucuti & Tara the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel/Resort and elevated us to the newly created Platinum level due to the resort’s unparalleled success. As the premier worldwide certification and performance improvement program for the travel industry, Bucuti had to ace 380 compliance indicators within 44 individual certification criteria. So, whether or not it’s with the help of our in-room HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) air purifiers and dehumidifiers, you can breathe easy knowing that your beach vacation is as healthy for your body as it is for your mind and soul.

Knowing we are meeting and exceeding the standards of providing you with a safe, healthy, romantic and sustainable vacation brings great satisfaction. Exceeding your expectations is our ultimate award.

With peace, love and happiness…naturally,