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 several 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. Guests can choose a half board option including complimentary breakfast and one Dine Around voucher daily or a full board option with complimentary breakfast, lunch at Elements restaurant on-property, and one Dine Around voucher daily. A la carte dining is also available at Elements for lunch and dinner.

- 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 do not have a beach bar that is open to the public. Our beach bar, SandBar, is 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 heavy 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 are not for groups. 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. We have no meeting rooms or banqueting service.

- We do not host weddings. Bucuti is designed for people seeking wellness and romance. Honeymooners are very welcome.  We do not accept group bookings, however. We have no banqueting services or group dining areas.  We do special ceremonies for couples only (vow renewals, marriage vows). 

- We are not a nightlife and entertainment 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 are not topless. Topless sunbathing is permitted on Eagle Beach in front of the resort but not in our pool area. Guests are required to wear a cover up or shirt and shoes or sandals when seated in our restaurant and at the bar.

We are not for the non-committal. We require prepayment 30 days prior to arrival, at which point the fee is 100% non-refundable.

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.