Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort leads Aruba with Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award

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Prestigious global magazine Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort recognized as the No. 17 – the highest in Aruba – among the Top 40 Resorts in the Caribbean. Representing a 19% increase in voting over 2019, more than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and among the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. “The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, U.S. Editor of Condé Nast Traveler. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.” “Since travel restrictions lifted and more and more guests begin returning to Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, being honored among the best of the best by Condé Nast Traveler readers continues to reaffirm the desire for seeking a high quality vacation,” shared Ewald Biemans, owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “I’m proud of our Bucuti associates for delivering the Caribbean’s safest, healthiest vacation and for our guests who continue trusting us to provide a memorable experience.”

While the COVID-19 pandemic was an unanticipated disruption for affecting part of 2020, Bucuti & Tara used the unexpected down time to continue improving its guest experience. It deep-cleaned the resort, renovated the SandBar, refreshed Elements restaurant, redid its pool complex, trained staff and worked with ICU doctors onsite to implement hospital-grade, high-tech COVID-19 safety protocol. It also debuted an expanded vegan menu, earned a Wine Spectator Certificate of Excellence and was named No. 1 by TripAdvisor. The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions. To learn more, visit Bucuti.com.

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, No. 1 Hotel in the Caribbean, No. 1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean (fifth 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, ISO 14001 and Travelife Gold and was named the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel/Resort in 2016 by Green Globe.