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Our Team

Welcome to our Team page!

The people who work at Bucuti & Tara share the vision and values of sustainability and hospitality that we've become known for.  Their passion and dedication has made Bucuti & Tara a magical place to be a visitor and a special place to work.

We recognize those extraordinary associates who make the magic every day: Our 'Bucuti's Best' award winners and we also share some of our long time team member profiles,  below.

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Bucuti's Best

Bucuti's Best February 2020

We take pride in congratulating our Bucuti’s Best Winners for February 2020:

  • Alexandra Brito - Front Office
  • Juan Vasquez - Food and Beverage
  • Karen Cousins in Food and Beverage

Bucuti's Best January 2020

We take pride in congratulating our Bucuti’s Best Winners for January 2020 - we had a tie in one category and therefore 4 winners in January!:

  • Frank Bermudez in Front Office
  • Nakarid Ochoa - Food and Beverage Department
  • Beverley Reed - Housekeeping
  • Karen Cousins in Food and Beverage

Bucuti's Best December 2019

We take pride in congratulating our Bucuti’s Best Winners for December 2019:

  • Orville Duffus - Food and Beverage
  • Dherik Faria - Maintenance Department
  • Karen Cousins in Food and Beverage

Bucuti's Best November 2019

We take pride in congratulating our Bucuti’s Best Winners for November 2019:

  • Juan Andres Vasquez Pinales in Food and Beverage
  • Frank Bermudez in Front Office
  • Vincent Croes in Food and Beverage

Bucuti's Best October 2019

We take pride in congratulating our Bucuti’s Best Winners for October 2019:

  • Jose Luis Cardenas in Food and Beverage
  • Frank Bermudez in Maintenance 
  • Karen Cousins in Food and Beverage

Bucuti's Best September 2019

We take pride in congratulating our Bucuti’s Best Winners for September 2019:

  • Juan Vasquez in Food and Beverage
  • Karen Cousins in Food and Beverage 
  • Marjorie de Windt in Food and Beverage

Bucuti's Best August 2019

We take pride in congratulating our Bucuti’s Best Winners for August 2019:

  • Juan Vasquez in Food and Beverage
  • Dherick Faria in Maintenance 
  • Vincent Croes in Food and Beverage

Team Blog

Spotlight Marguerita Doyley Osbourne

Meet Marguerita Doyley Osbourne

One of our brightest smiles in the resort for 17 years, welcoming our guests for breakfast in the Tara Wing lounge. Marguerita enjoys the lasting friendships with guests and learning all about where they are from. "I feel like a world traveler, having visited cities around the globe through my guests’ tales." Thank you Marguerita! You are a ray of sunshine in the Tara Lounge every morning.

Spotlight Celebration: Anel Villafana Molina

Anel Villafana-Molina is one of the first associates you will meet on your first day at the Tara Lounge.  For 18 years, Anel has been part of the breakfast team who is present long before the sun rises to ensure your breakfast is fresh and delicious on your vacation.

Anel is often praised by our guests for her genuine care and friendly nature and we are so grateful for her presence and contribution at Bucuti & Tara.


Spotlight Celebration Leoneda Tejeda

For 22 years, Leoneda has contributed to housekeeping excellence and you may have met her in the Tara Wing as she meticulously prepares our suites there each day for guests’ arrival.

Leoneda is dedicated to her guests and her resort team and we are so grateful for her presence at Bucuti & Tara.

Spotlight Celebration: Nancy Bolano

Today we introduce Nancy Bolano. A valued member of our team for over 23 years, you may have met Nancy during your visit because she oversees our ’cook to order’ station where you order your eggs, waffles and other fresh items located within our Elements restaurant at breakfast time. Nancy is known for her authentic, kind smile and dedication to our guests perfect breakfast! We are grateful for Nancy!

Spotlight Celebration of Bernice Dennis

Meet this statuesque beauty, Bernice Dennis who is original from the beautiful island of St. Vincent.

Bernice has been one of the Housekeeping ’Dream Team’  for over 27 years.

Quiet and with a shy smile, Bernice is a perfectionist and knows her job well and delivers excellence every time.  Often tasked to train new housekeepers, Bernice conducts herself with great dignity and pride and is a wonderful example for new team members.  

Bernice enjoys wonderful guest relationships because she has maintained her ’section’ of rooms on the top floor of our Bucuti building and many of our repeat guests see her year after year and consider Bernice a friend.

Thank you Bernice for so many years of excellence and hard work, we are grateful for you.

Spotlight Celebration of Fiona de Graf

Affectionately called ’Smiley’ by some of the team, Fiona de Graf has been working for the resort for 32 years in our housekeeping department. Fiona wakes before dawn to ensure she is at work on time and she never misses a day of work.

Knowing every nook and cranny of the resort, Fiona takes pride ensuring that all public areas of the resort are always spotless. She is often the first smile our guests see in the morning.

Thank you Fiona for all you do, we appreciate you!