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Mar 11, 2022

Bucuti & Tara Sets the Table with a New Dine Around Experience

EAGLE BEACH, Aruba – March 2, 2022 – Aruba’s culinary scene is among the most food-forward and buzziest in the Caribbean.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba, is inviting guests to explore Aruba's culinary with its all-new Dine Around experience.

Long ago, the resort intentionally chose not be all-inclusive with the purpose of encouraging guests to enjoy Aruba's treasures including its diverse, bountiful culinary scene. As part of its extensive commitment to sustainability, this promise provides support to local business and culture.


Savoring Aruba’s culture

When it comes to dining, sometimes planning takes longer than the dining itself. On an island of just 110,000 people, Arubans are a rich tapestry representing more than 90 nationalities. Knowing where to dine makes vacation planning even easier with the promise of vetted and endorsed selections.  The following is the launch list of restaurants soon to be joined by others. Bucuti & Tara carefully selected each participating restaurant, which complements its in-house dining at Elements.  

  • Elements: Named among the Top 5 Best Caribbean Restaurants for 2022 by USA TODAY 10best, Bucuti & Tara’s own oceanfront restaurant offers Caribbean and European cuisine throughout its vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and world cuisine menus. The restaurant also holds a Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.
  • Lucca Modern Trattoria: This a warm trattoria serves up modern Italian homemade pizzas and pastas combining fresh ingredients, Italian products and good vibes.
  • Brutto Beach House: This urban-chic concept uses cooking concepts from around the world to create delectable "meals to share," with a menu highlighting sushi, meats, and seafood.
  • Texas de Brazil Brazilian Steakhouse: Dine in the spirit of southern Brazilian cowboys with a legendary feast, or a churrasco, of flame-roasted meats on skewers and carved tableside, seasonal vegetable dishes, charcuterie and regional delicacies to complete this festive offering.
  • Papillion Aruba: Sporting décor reminiscent of the famous 1974 movie, “Papillon,” starring Steve McQueen as areal-life French prisoner, the menu also reflects the Frenchman's arduous journey to freedom: classic French dishes with a daring Caribbean flair.
  • Driftwood Seafood: Teaming Aruba’s fishermen with professional chefs, guests savor the freshest catch of the day from the island’s surrounding waters prepared authentically.



Easy to participate

The resort's nightly rate already includes full breakfast daily, so this new Bucuti & Tara Dine Around Program provides the opportunity to enjoy a half-board experience. Guests can choose from these highly rated restaurants with more to be added in the coming months. For a fixed price of $52 per person, per meal, guest receive a three-course meal of one appetizer, one main dish, and one dessert, along with the option for coffee or tea concluding dinner. Depending on the restaurant, you might either select items off of a pre-selected menu, or from their a la carte menu.


Guests can opt for the Dine Around program at the time of making their reservations, anytime ahead of their stay and even after they arrive to Bucuti & Tara. At check-in, Dine Around guests receive a credit card already loaded with the number of meals they have purchased. When they are at a participating restaurant, they simply swipe the card per meal, per person.  A minimum of three (3) meal plan days must be purchased.


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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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