Turn off your phone, put your sunglasses on and get ready to disconnect at the Bucuti & Tara Suites, right on one of the island’s best beaches – a 14-acre stretch of alabaster sand running into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. This peaceful adults-only resort is Aruba’s secret treasure, a base from which you can reach all the island’s best attractions – that’s if you even want to leave, with the beach, a pool, spa and restaurants all on site. There isn’t anything quite like the lullaby of the waves hitting the shore to guarantee a good night’s sleep – from now on, simply nothing else will do.
Decorated in a classically luxurious style, rooms are spacious, chic and comfortable with a balcony for your own exclusive showing of the famously dazzling Aruban sunsets. Should you wish to reconnect with the outside world – we won’t tell anyone if you don’t – rooms have Wi-Fi and all other mod-cons. Our favourite touch is the range of local aloe products to treat post-sunbathing skin.
Enviably situated right on the beach, the Bucuti & Tara is tucked away from civilisation and brings you right along with it. The resort is less than 15 minutes’ drive from the airport and lies only three miles north of great shopping and first-rate restaurants in the pretty capital of Oranjestad, achieving the perfect balance of seclusion and accessibility.
Why we like it
A stay at the Bucuti brings its own little patch of paradise with it as the hotel’s own private stretch of Eagle Beach, arguably Aruba’s best, gives its guests a spot for sunbathing in solitude and conveniently does away with the early-morning dash to bag a sunbed. When the sun goes down, retreat to a private cabana for your evening meal for the most intimate dining experience we’ve ever had – just you, delicious food and the Caribbean. Warning: you may never leave.