At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, we’re just as passionate about nature and its beauty as you are. In fact, Bucuti is one of worlds greenest hotels and has been since it was built in 1987.
We’re proud to be the first and remain the only certified CarbonNeutral® resort hotel since 2018 and maintain certifications with Green Globe (Platinum), Travelife Gold, and LEED Gold.
Owner Ewald Biemans is a visionary in sustainable tourism and has been the most prolific steward of Aruba’s community for the environment. We banned single-use plastics and have made significant investments in eco-technologies and systems, as well as environmentally safe products. Read our Sustainability Report.
At COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Ewald Biemans was one of the first signatories of the Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism as seen here with Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in signing the Declaration at the launch event. The United Nations’ goal is for every hospitality entity worldwide to commit as a signatory to half of dangerous emissions by 2030 and be net zero by 2050. We are an enthusiastic supporter of this goal.
The resort has been called "a glowing example for all Caribbean hoteliers." Among our many environmental initiatives are:
Environmental awareness has always been a major focus of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, and long before phrases like “eco-tourism” and “eco-resorts” moved into the mainstream, Bucuti was winning awards such as the Caribbean Hotel Association Environmental Stewardship Award. Since then we’ve gone on to earn numerous environmental awards and certifications.
In addition to our own environmental work at the resort, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort supports community eco-efforts, including:
At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, luxury and an eco-friendly business model aren’t mutually exclusive – they go hand-in-hand. Want to know more about our green practices?
Our Sustainability presentation HERE
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Photo credit: Aruba Flora & Fauna
Make your visit 100% Carbon-Free
Our Sustainability concierge stands by to assist you so that you may enjoy a Carbon Neutral vacation in Aruba. We provide information and assistance for EV transportation, environmentally friendly activities and low impact meals during your visit.
Use your refillable Water Canteen we've gifted you in your room at the water stations around the resort. Aruba's water is pure, delicious and refreshing, safe for all to consume from the tap.
Join the Bucuti Team on the next Beach Clean Up
Bucuti’s owner and managing director, Ewald Biemans created Aruba’s Environmental committee within the Hotel Association in the early 1990’s and one of his early projects was “Sponsor-a-Mile” whereby Aruba Hotel Association committed to keeping one mile of beach or roadside clean. The third Wednesday of the month continues to be Bucuti’s beach cleaning day and hundreds of Aruba’s visitors have participated along the way in partnership with resort staff.
Choose from our Vegan menu at Elements
Eating a vegan diet can be good for the environment for several reasons:
Lower carbon footprint: Animal agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, which are a major cause of climate change. By eliminating animal products from your diet, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
Reduced land use: Animal agriculture requires vast amounts of land for grazing and growing feed crops. This can lead to deforestation, habitat loss, and soil degradation. By reducing the demand for animal products, we can help to reduce the amount of land needed for animal agriculture.
Reduced water use: Animal agriculture is also a major consumer of water, with some estimates suggesting that it can take up to 15,000 liters of water to produce 1 kg of beef. By eating a vegan diet, you can significantly reduce your water footprint.
Reduced pollution: Animal agriculture can also contribute to water pollution through the runoff of animal waste and fertilizers. By reducing the demand for animal products, we can help to reduce this form of pollution.
Reduced use of antibiotics: Antibiotics are often used in animal agriculture to prevent disease and promote growth, but this can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. By reducing the demand for animal products, we can help to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture.
Overall, eating a vegan diet can have a significant positive impact on the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, pollution, and the use of antibiotics.
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase, when you travel to Aruba, and bring supplies for a children’s home in need.. you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of local children. We work with Children’s home Imeldahof. The home offers shelter and guidance to boys and girls (ages 6-12) who, due to circumstances, cannot live with their parents or caregivers. Please click here for more information on Pack for a Purpose. You bring your gift items to our front desk at Bucuti, and we deliver them to Imeldahof once a month. Thank you for your generosity and kindness!
Note: Please save your receipts and have them with your donation in your suitcase in the event customers upon arrival asks about the donated items. A maximum value of $210 worth of items can be brought in, duty free.
Judge a Recycled Crafts Contest
Bucuti’s Green Team organizes an event several times a year whereby Bucuti associates are invited to create crafts from recycled items and enter them in a competition. Guests are invited to be judges during a lively celebration and exhibition of the recycled submissions. Events take place at Christmas time (Recycled Christmas crafts), Halloween (Recycled costumes and decor), Spring and Summer. Our concierge team can inform you if an event will take place during your stay.
Reduce your Carbon Footprint
Worried about your increasing your Carbon Footprint with your flight to Aruba? Offset your Carbon by purchasing renewable energy credits: http://www.nativeenergy.com/travel. Reducing the amount of energy we use is critically important in the effort to stop global warming, Native Energy can help you.