What we are not

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort offers a romantic Caribbean experience for guests seeking to relax, recharge, and reconnect in a serene environment. But we are not a resort with “something for everyone”. To give you a better sense of who we really are, here are some of the things that we are not:                                        

- We are not for families with children. We are an adults-only beachfront resort that welcomes guests 18 years and older seeking romance and tranquility. This allows us to maintain the peaceful and relaxing ambience that our guests desire.

We are not an all-inclusive resort. While we do not have all-inclusive packages, we do have outstanding dining options. A complimentary American breakfast buffet is available daily featuring cooked-to-order eggs and omelets, pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and more. Our Dine Around Plan allows guests to explore Aruba’s cuisine with 3-course dinners at 20 island restaurants. 

- We do not accept cash. Our guests can easily manage their accounts by signing charges to their room or paying by credit or debit card. We are not able to make change at the resort. An ATM machine is available at the nearby casino, if needed. 

- We are proudly, a four diamond resort.  We are not a five star resort which would offer a different type of luxury, room service and a few other five star amenities. While we have the highest rating in Aruba on TripAdvisor, with a 5 Bubble rating, this relates to customer satisfaction for our four star resort.

- We are not for the non-committal. We require prepayment 30 days prior to arrival which is 100% non-refundable. We do not refund within our policy period for any reason whatsoever and insist that guests protect themselves for the unexpected and acquire travel insurance.

- We do not have a beach bar that is open to the public. Our beach bar, SandBar, is exclusive to and only open to resort guests. This means no outside crowds compete for space and service. We are focused on our guests only. We are here to serve you!

- We are not for smokers. Smoking is only permitted in three designated areas. Smoking is not allowed in rooms, on balconies and patios, or in public areas such as the restaurant and beach bar. This policy aligns with our environmental practices and offers a healthy space for guests on their romantic vacation.

- We do not have bathtubs but due to guest preferences, we have new, modern ’rain’ showers. Our Penthouse suites have both a rain shower and a big soaking tub.

- We are not for groups or group weddings. Bucuti is designed for people seeking serenity and romance, and we proactively cultivate an atmosphere that lets peace and relaxation come naturally. We minimize distractions by focusing on our individual guests and not accepting group bookings or hosting weddings or private events. While we can accommdate a wedding on the beach with a maximum of four people, we have no meeting rooms or banqueting service and do not host groups. 

- We are not a nightlife and entertainment resort destination. The entire property is free of ambient music, and no speakers are allowed at our pool or beach. Headphones are available to guests who wish to enjoy music on their personal devices. For entertainment, we offer music at our beach bar during happy hour and a free movie under the stars twice a week for romantic dates. These activities are ideal for couples and/or friends seeking a tranquil setting to relax and enjoy one another.  

- We do not reserve oceanfront beach umbrellas and chairs. Beach umbrellas are on a first come, first serve basis and are available starting 7am, items left before 7am will be removed.  We have plenty of beach chairs for all 

- Our Whirlpool is not heated because it is attached to, and flows into our infinity pool.  Heating the whirlpool would heat the pool and we would no longer have a refreshing swimming pool for our customers. 

We do not have price discounts and rate fluctuations. Our high service standards and extraordinary surroundings are constants at Bucuti, just like our prices. We offer fair, seasonal rates that include a full American breakfast buffet daily, all taxes and fees, and WiFi. We do not offer discounts or promotions.

- We restrict the use of drones. The use of drones is restricted on our property to protect the tanquility, security, and privacy for our guests, unless authorized by senior management.