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Mar 11, 2022

Aruba Resort Sweeps Early 2022 Awards’ Season

EAGLE BEACH, Aruba – March 2, 2022 – Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba, is aglow with a bevy of top awards recognizing it as a traveler’s haven.

“Awards are a testament to the superior, memory-making experience every one of our guests receive here at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba, and we continue to be grateful for such high praise,” shares Ewald Biemans, Owner/CEO. “These honors from USA TODAY 10best, U.S. News & World Report, and reflect the exceptional guest service delivered by our professional hospitality staff of Bucuti Associates.”


USA TODAY 10best

Announced February 25, 2022, USA TODAY 10best 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards revealed Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort as the No. 1 Best Caribbean Resort and onsite restaurant, Elements, as the No. 5 Best Restaurant in the Caribbean.


With 60 million unique visitors to its website every month, USA TODAY expands to a global audience, as well. Readers can participate in its popular 10best voting polls to share their favorite experiences such as visiting Bucuti & Tara and dining at Elements. Nominees within these particular categories were put forth by an editorial board of top Caribbean travel experts to include Melanie Reffes, Ursula Petula Barzey, Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, Chelle Walton and Alyssa Bierzynski.


U.S. News & World Report

Every month more than 47 million unique readers visit U.S. News & World Report for the latest news and well beyond such as college rankings and the world’s best travel experiences. For 2022, the major media outlet’s editorial board once again awarded Bucuti & Tara with a Gold Badge for being among the top 10% of the Best Hotels in the Caribbean. It is also named the No. 1 Best Hotel in Aruba and No. 1 Best Resort in Aruba.


U.S. News analyzed more than 30,000 hotels to find the best in the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, based on reputation among travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.


Traveller Review Award

In January, drew upon more than 232 million verified reviews from real travelers and announced the recipients of its 2022 Traveller Review Awards. Bucuti & Tara received an Exceptional level score of 9.6 and Comfort level score of 9.8.

In congratulating Bucuti & Tara for its back-to-back awards, President & Chief Executive Officer Glenn Fogel noted, “This award is proof that you’ve consistently exceeded travelers’ expectations.

We know that’s never easy – let alone in the midst of a global pandemic. It takes a lot of hard work, vision, coordination, and attention to detail, and you’ve excelled.”

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About Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Declared the first CarbonNeutral®/net zero hotel in the Caribbean in August 2018, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is one of the Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the World (third straight year), No. 1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean (sixth straight year) and No. 3 Hotel for Service in the Caribbean. Aruba’s premier adults-only boutique resort is led by celebrated hotelier and environmentalist, Ewald Biemans, named by Caribbean Journal as the 2017 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year. The resort is nestled on the powdery white sands of Eagle Beach, home to protected sea turtles and named one of the “Dream Beaches of the World.”


Now home to the Caribbean’s Safest, Healthiest Vacation Experience thanks to its physician-developed COVID-19 safety protocols and Aruba’s Health & Happiness Code seal, Bucuti has 104 well-appointed guestrooms, suites and penthouses. It offers sunbeds and shade for every guest; freshwater infinity pool; spa; WiFi; and complimentary iPad with Skype for use during stay. Award-winning healthy dining is enjoyed at oceanfront Elements, Tara Lounge and private beach dining. Reserved exclusively for guests and their friends, the newly renovated open-air SandBar offers top-shelf cocktails and live music daily along with the Caribbean’s first Healthy Hour. The resort is TAG Approved® as a LGBTQ-friendly hotel. Bucuti, a worldwide sustainable tourism leader, holds eco-certifications of LEED Gold, Green Globe Platinum and Travelife Gold and was named the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel/Resort in 2016 by Green Globe.

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