Aruba Beach
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Honeymoon @ Bucuti

  1. #1
    Junior Member tammilk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    15

    Smile Honeymoon @ Bucuti

    Hello everyone. I am Tammi in Raleigh, NC
    I am getting married on 9/18/09 and we will be spending our honeymoon in Aruba. We are staying in a Tara beach suite at Bucuti Beach Resort 9/21-9/26. We picked Aruba because a friend honeymooned at Bucuti in June 2007 and we LOVED her photos and she just raved about Bucuti. We are so excited and have just started on our honeymoon registry so we are checking out all the fun activities to try. I thought this forum would be a great place to start!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,177
    Welcome to the forum! Hopefully you will come to love Aruba as much as most of us.

  3. #3
    Junior Member BillandJean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    27
    This past April, my wife Jean and I spent a lovely time at the Bucuti. We also stayed in The Tara suites.

    We have nothing but a positive feeling about our stay at the Bucuti. In our opinion, it is an absolutely wonderful establishment. The beach outside the Bucuti is probably one of the most perfect beaches anywhere on earth. It is stunningly beautiful. There are always palapas available and the restaurant on the premises is good.

    The continental breakfast (served right in the first floor of the Tara building) is very nice and fully prepares you for your day. If they still use the same system, when you sit down to eat, you will be given what appears to be a check. We were told this is for accounting purposes only - you just sign it and leave it.

    You'll figure out Aruba just fine. Here's some tips for right around the Bucuti.

    Priority A#1!!, (no kidding, no fooling arund) Respect the mighty Aruban sun. You will cook to a painful, vacation wrecking crisp very, very quickly.

    a.) leave your dehumidifier running in your room - it's there for a reason

    b.) be careful and bring your room card the first time you go out onto the patio - the door will automatically lock behind you. This setting cannot be adjusted, or at least couldn't during our stay

    c.) if you bring a laptop, buy the block of wi-fi time. Once I figured out how to set up your connection (I'm technically a little challenged) it worked fine our entire stay.

    d.) You'll find your own way on fine dining around Aruba - for everyday meals right near the Bucuti, here's some tips - when you leave the main entrance of The Bucuti , heading towards Alhambra Casino, veer left and there is a very nice, very clean Dunkin' Donuts just past Pizza Bob's Restaurant, which is also very nice. We patronized both places several times. If you veer right in the Bucuti parking lot, a little further up the road is a small bagel stand called, I believe, Dushi. The overstuffed bagel sandwiches there made a bring back to the beach meal for us several times. Directly across from the Dushi is a servicable Subway's. So on the days you want to conserve a little, there's plenty of elbow room right around the Bucuti.

    We rented a car from Hans at Tropical Car Rental. Great guy, great car - Aruban driving is a little tricky, but not too bad. Snorkelling around The Bucuti is non-existent, so we had to travel a little. The Beaches to the north and all the way to the south provided more than enough off-shore snorkelling enjoyment for us.

    Our favorite spot away from The Bucuti was Baby Beach, way in the south. When we got there, there was a handy little beach side business renting sunshades and chairs and snorkelling equipment, etc. There was also a little food hut. We paid $50 for a shade and two chairs for the day (two different times!) While this may seem steep, we needed the shade and it really made our day comfortable at a very beautiful, user-friendly snorkeling beach. All in all, a fair bargain.

    We can't say enough positive things about the Bucuti. Wander out in the a.m. around 9, get your webshot taken on the Bucuticam, and all your friends and family can see you back home.

    Have a nice time at the Bucuti - we did and can't wait to go back!

    check out our Aruba and Bucuti photos here:

    http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u184/wdonovanjr/
    Bill and Jean

  4. #4
    Junior Member tammilk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Welcome to the forum! Hopefully you will come to love Aruba as much as most of us.
    thank you. I am sure we will just LOVE Aruba and go back many times in the future!

    Quote Originally Posted by BillandJean View Post
    This past April, my wife Jean and I spent a lovely time at the Bucuti. We also stayed in The Tara suites.

    We have nothing but a positive feeling about our stay at the Bucuti. In our opinion, it is an absolutely wonderful establishment. The beach outside the Bucuti is probably one of the most perfect beaches anywhere on earth. It is stunningly beautiful. There are always palapas available and the restaurant on the premises is good.

    The continental breakfast (served right in the first floor of the Tara building) is very nice and fully prepares you for your day. If they still use the same system, when you sit down to eat, you will be given what appears to be a check. We were told this is for accounting purposes only - you just sign it and leave it.

    You'll figure out Aruba just fine. Here's some tips for right around the Bucuti.

    Priority A#1!!, (no kidding, no fooling arund) Respect the mighty Aruban sun. You will cook to a painful, vacation wrecking crisp very, very quickly.

    a.) leave your dehumidifier running in your room - it's there for a reason

    b.) be careful and bring your room card the first time you go out onto the patio - the door will automatically lock behind you. This setting cannot be adjusted, or at least couldn't during our stay

    c.) if you bring a laptop, buy the block of wi-fi time. Once I figured out how to set up your connection (I'm technically a little challenged) it worked fine our entire stay.

    d.) You'll find your own way on fine dining around Aruba - for everyday meals right near the Bucuti, here's some tips - when you leave the main entrance of The Bucuti , heading towards Alhambra Casino, veer left and there is a very nice, very clean Dunkin' Donuts just past Pizza Bob's Restaurant, which is also very nice. We patronized both places several times. If you veer right in the Bucuti parking lot, a little further up the road is a small bagel stand called, I believe, Dushi. The overstuffed bagel sandwiches there made a bring back to the beach meal for us several times. Directly across from the Dushi is a servicable Subway's. So on the days you want to conserve a little, there's plenty of elbow room right around the Bucuti.

    We rented a car from Hans at Tropical Car Rental. Great guy, great car - Aruban driving is a little tricky, but not too bad. Snorkelling around The Bucuti is non-existent, so we had to travel a little. The Beaches to the north and all the way to the south provided more than enough off-shore snorkelling enjoyment for us.

    Our favorite spot away from The Bucuti was Baby Beach, way in the south. When we got there, there was a handy little beach side business renting sunshades and chairs and snorkelling equipment, etc. There was also a little food hut. We paid $50 for a shade and two chairs for the day (two different times!) While this may seem steep, we needed the shade and it really made our day comfortable at a very beautiful, user-friendly snorkeling beach. All in all, a fair bargain.

    We can't say enough positive things about the Bucuti. Wander out in the a.m. around 9, get your webshot taken on the Bucuticam, and all your friends and family can see you back home.

    Have a nice time at the Bucuti - we did and can't wait to go back!

    check out our Aruba and Bucuti photos here:
    thank you SO much for all that information and tips! Thats exactly what i was looking for when i joined here. I will print that out and bring it with us. Those are the kind of places we were looking for to do lunch. Thanks again!!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Jarubian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Renaissance Hotel, Baby Beach
    Posts
    469
    Welcome to the forum TAMMILK. Per BillandJean, I could not have said it better myself, the Bucuti is privately owned, and the owners are the best. You will love Aruba and will want to go back right way.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO