At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, your health and safety is our priority. Read below for details on our health and safety protocols.
For information about Aruba entry requirements, click here. Testing is no longer necessary to enter Aruba and the United States has released its requirement for testing prior to returning to the US. If you require testing prior to re-entry to your home country, you can find information on obtaining a test here.
While we strongly recommend all guests are vaccinated and boosted prior to arrival at our resort, we no longer request proof of vaccination prior to arrival.
Committing to the highest standards of cleanliness and disinfection, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has implemented extensive new health and safety protocols in their operation to respond to the COVID-19 situation and to provide protection for our guests and associates.
Certified by the worlds leading authorities for decades, Bucuti & Tara has long been certified by organizations that are focused on food safety and general processes of operation that integrate and prioritize health and safety on many levels.
In addition to our usual, robust housekeeping cleaning service, complete sterilization of the guest room takes place prior to guest arrival using the most advanced technology available, using the following:
Aruba is a Dutch Island, equipped with sophisticated healthcare facilities and professional and expert healthcare experts. And, as leaders within the tourism community in Aruba, we are fully informed, and we have full confidence in the public & private sector partnership managing this situation together, island-wide.
Please contact us for more information or with any questions you may have about our health & safety protocol: email@example.com
Frequently asked questions about what to expect moving forward:
Q: Do you require that guests are vaccinated prior to arrival?
A: We no longer require guests to provide proof of vaccination to reserve, upon arrival or at our restaurant, starting April 18, 2022
Q: Do you require that all staff is fully vaccinated?
A: Yes, all have been fully vaccinated.
Q: Are masks and gloves expected?
A: No, Guests are not required to wear gloves and masks inside or outside and our associates have been given the option not to wear masks and/or gloves. Most of the resort is open-air and we offer uncrowded, wide-open spaces.
Q: Will hotel associates wear masks?
A: As of April 1st, associates will not be required to wear a mask, however, they have the option to wear one if they choose.
Q: Does Bucuti & Tara provide hand sanitizer?
A: Yes, and they are automatic, touch-free in all public areas, throughout the resort. Hand sanitizing dispensers will be in all guest rooms.
Q: How are the rooms cleaned?
A: A 5-step process for rooms includes the best UV technology; Ionic treatment, HEPA air cleaners, and EPA-approved sanitizers to completely disinfect rooms. Please see all the details on this page, above
Q: Are masks and safety supplies available
A: Yes, they will be available at the reception, the gift shop and Elements restaurant.
Q: How does my luggage get to my room or do I need to carry it myself?
A: Our attendant will deliver your luggage to your room
Q: Will chairs and sun loungers be sanitized between use?
A: On a regular basis with an electrostatic gun filled with hydrogen peroxide, EPA approved sanitizer. Sun loungers are assigned for guests’ use for the day. We have more loungers than guests. and fresh, clean covers for loungers are placed on reserved loungers.
Q: Do we have to share the elevator with others?
A: No, our small size and few floors allow for non-crowded elevators whereby guests can have the elevator to themselves, plus we have easy to access, open, ventilated stairways in both buildings making it quick and easy to get to your room as well. We will inform and request that guests do not join other guests in any elevator.
Q: Are all Spa services now available?
A: Yes, the PURUN Spa has implemented safety protocols. They include capacity limits, sanitation guidelines to disinfect spa rooms completely, no-touch payment systems and sanitizer stations, and disinfection of all equipment prior to reuse. Associates will wear masks and gloves when appropriate or upon request.
Q: Is the Gym fully open and functioning?
A: Yes, A complete plan to disinfect in place to allow safe usage of the gym. An industrial UV blaster will be in use as well as EPA approved disinfectant for COVID use. Heightened cleaning schedules of all surfaces, including remote controls, yoga mats, gym machines, weights, equipment, etc are scheduled.
Q: Are handshakes expected?
A: No, we will have touchless services throughout the resort as well as social distancing practices. As much as we wish to give our returning guests and friends welcome hugs and handshakes we will abide by safe and healthy practices.
Please note that we continue to get more detail about the requirements below. Please check this section often and at least a week prior to your departure to be prepared. We stand by to walk you through the process. Contact us for firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Q: What is required pre-arrival to travel to Aruba?
A: All guests will be required to fill out an online Embarkation Debarkation Card (ED Card) and here is the link: www.edcardaruba.aw.
Q: What is the airport experience like?
A: Masks and social distancing are optional
Q: Is travel insurance required?
A: COVID Insurance is still required at $15 per week, per person, sold at the time the ED form is filled out electronically and covers you in case you develop COVID while you are on the island. This covers your hotel stay and care. Additional travel insurance is optional and at your own discretion and cost and is always recommended. At this time, other travel insurance you may want to secure would be in addition to Aruba's insurance requirement.
Q: How can I book private transportation from the airport to the resort?
A: We have a wide range of options for arrivals from VIP escorted service through the airport to a private black car or SUV or, simply a private company/car transportation. This is easily arranged through our email@example.com prior to arrival.
Q: If I don't feel well, what help is available in Aruba?
A: Aruba has a state-of-the-art hospital with professionally certified and trained professional healthcare and is located within a mile from the resort. They have experience with COVID and bringing dozens of COVID patients back to health.