Aruba Tourism Authority honors loyal visitors at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort! Mr. J.D. & Mrs. Mindy Reid and more

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The Aruba Tourism Authority recently had the great pleasure of recognizing Distinguished Visitors of Aruba. These Distinguished Visitors were respectively honored with certificates acknowledging their years of visits, loyalty, and love for the island of Aruba.

The honor certification is presented on behalf of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation and to say “Masha Danki” to guests who have visited Aruba 10, 20, or 35 years or more consecutively.

The three honoring levels are as follows:

Distinguished Visitor (10>years consecutively visiting Aruba)
Goodwill Ambassador (20>years consecutively visiting Aruba)

Emerald Ambassador (35>years consecutively visiting Aruba)

The honorees were:

Distinguished Visitors

Mr. J.D. & Mrs. Mindy Reid from Georgia, United States.

Distinguished Visitors

Mr. Bryan & Mrs. Stacy Bucchi from New Jersey, United States.

Distinguished Visitors

Mr. Kenneth & Mrs. Stacey Simmons from Virginia, United States.

Distinguished Visitors

Mr. Steve & Mrs. Judy Burr from Massachusetts, United States.

Distinguished Visitors

Mr. Ross Nicholson & Mrs. Nancy Cobban from Ontario, Canada.

Ms. Kimberley Richardson representing the Aruba Tourism Authority, and staff members of the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort bestowed the Distinguished Visitor certificates to the honorees, presented them with gifts, and also thanked them for choosing Aruba as their favorite vacation destination, as their home away from home.

Top reasons for returning to Aruba, provided by Mr. & Mrs. Reid were:

  • Aruba’s great weather.
  • Aruba’s friendly people.
  • Aruba’s beautiful sunsets.
  • “Things to do!”
  • “Our honeymoon celebration.”


Top reasons for returning to Aruba, provided by Mr. & Mrs. Bucchi were:

  • Aruba’s great weather.
  • Aruba’s friendly people.
  • Aruba’s beaches.
  • Aruba’s downtown.
  • Aruba’s safety and food.

Top reasons for returning to Aruba, provided by Mr. & Mrs. Simmons were:

  • Aruba’s beaches.
  • Aruba’s friendly people.
  • Aruba’s great weather.
  • Aruba’s sea turtles and donkeys.
  • “Things to do!”

Top reasons for returning to Aruba, provided by Mr. & Mrs. Burr were:

  • Aruba’s great weather.
  • Aruba’s beaches.
  • Aruba’s restaurants.
  • Aruba’s friendly people.
  • “Aruba’s airport is easy.”

Top reasons for returning to Aruba, provided by Mr. Nicholson & Mrs. Cobban were:

  • “The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.”
  • Aruba’s friendly people.
  • Aruba’s beaches.
  • Aruba’s great weather.
  • Aruba’s safety.


On behalf of the Aruba Tourism Authority, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the honorees for their continued visits to the “One Happy Island”.