We've taken the guesswork out of 2023's hottest travel trends. At the center of it all is a Bucuti & Tara vacation!
We were thrilled to learn from a recent report on travel trends that our resort is delivering on the trifecta that travelers want for 2023 – romance, wellness, and sustainability.
For decades we have worked to create an adults-only enclave that provides a tranquil setting offering laidback luxury, authentic dining and entertainment, and an open door for guests to connect with the local community. Combined with several new awards, Bucuti & Tara proudly brims with the travel search trends vacationers are clicking for online.
2023 Travel Trends Survey
“This year is about travelers doing what they want to do, not what everyone else is doing,” reveals Expedia, Hotels.com and VRBO, in its 2023 Travel Trends Study. With 2022 being the first full year of post-pandemic travel where people were still traveling to reconnect with families and friends and go on outdoor adventures, 2023 has been deemed the year of traveling wherever your heart desires.
Guests are encouraged to book early to secure their dates. For those seeking recommendations, iconic travel experts and trusted sources Tripadvisor, Condé Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure all hold Bucuti & Tara as a top resort in the world for quality of experience and romance.
Romance reaches new heights through travel
Cultural experiences, cuisine, and increasingly, sustainability are also prioritized by travelers in addition to the all-time favorite at Bucuti & Tara, romance. In a study by the wedding registry Honeyfund, almost 90% of couples rate their marriages as “Excellent” or “Good” when they take a honeymoon and continue traveling together. In fact, 91% of survey participants replied that their partner is their favorite travel buddy. Our powdery white sands and turquoise-clear waters remain a dreamy draw as Caribbean Journal just declared the resort’s Eagle Beach location “Aruba’s most stunning stretch of sand” and National Geographic named it one of the “Dream Beaches of the World.”
Did you know that Bucuti & Tara is the only Aruba hotel where every couple is guaranteed a pair of luxuriously cushioned sun loungers and umbrella at no extra cost, complete with the resort’s signature red flag service whereby guests are served food and beverages to their beach beds. Each pair is distanced from others so couples can relax simply listening to the soft waves or chat without being overheard as they plan their outings on island, decide which Bucuti & Tara-exclusive romance experiences to enjoy, and what itinerary planning to request from your personal concierge.
As an independent resort, our romance experience cannot be found anywhere else in the world. TripSavvy recently named Bucuti & Tara a 2022 Editors’ Choice Award for Best in Romance and a Hall of Fame winner. USA TODAY 10Best announced 2023 awards for the property including Top 10 for Best Caribbean Resort, Top 10 for Best Caribbean Restaurant for Fine Dining, and Top 10 Best Adults-only Resort in the World.
Wellness for the mind, body, soul
Staying healthy continues as a priority for travelers in 2023. Couples appreciate our all-encompassing wellness program helmed by certified wellness specialists. Whether a duo is highly disciplined with their wellness or are embarking on a new year’s resolution to become healthier, our wellness specialists are poised to elevate their vacation experience. The island’s top fitness, nutritional, and mental well-being professionals are on-hand for customized sessions with you. Couples can opt for complimentary, daily wellness activities such as yoga, Qi Gong, Pilates, and vegan cooking demos. We invite you to begin working with the wellness specialists before wheels down on the island so you can plan hiking throughout Aruba's desert setting and rugged coastline of Arikok National Park, save a mat space for full moon yoga, plan a mindfulness walk within the shoreline labyrinth, and many more Aruba-specific experiences from Bucuti & Tara’s wellness catalog.
Sustainability that actually delivers
Bucuti & Tara is the Caribbean’s first and longest-reigning certified carbon-neutral hotel. Elevating this, our resort offers the world’s first Carbon Neutrality Concierge who turns your carbon-neutral stay into a complete door-to-door carbon-neutral vacation assisting with neutralizing emissions for the flights, airport transfers, and even island excursions. A vacation at Bucuti & Tara can literally be healthier for the planet – and one another – than staying home. A 2022 Sustainable Travel Study by Expedia showed that 90% of consumers are looking for sustainable options and seek hotel, transportation, dining, and excursions that align with your own personal commitments to sustainability.
Our sustainability program includes meaningful standards for caring for our guests, associates, and community, knowing that making genuine connections strengthens understanding. Couples quickly discover this as the resort promotes culture and community in many ways...offering authentic meals created from family recipes, promoting nature and wildlife excursions with a local resident expert, visiting rescues at the Donkey Sanctuary, and even participating side-by-side with staff and other guests at the resort’s 30-year tradition of monthly beach clean-ups that keep the beach and water pristine for the island’s flora and fauna.
Every couple has a personal concierge who is graciously waiting to help make your 2023 Bucuti & Tara experience, the vacation your heart desires.