Top US media names Bucuti & Tara No. 1 Aruba Hotel, top 25 Caribbean Resort: Awards from US News & World Report,, Expedia and AAA

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In a year where the world faced unparalleled challenges due to the pandemic, good news is welcomed more than ever at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. Top American media outlet US News & World Report and global travel and rating sites, Expedia and AAA have each honored the Eagle Beach resort with their annual accolades.

“We are always grateful to receive award recognition from US News & World Report,, Expedia and AAA and particularly this year, we thank guests who are researching and making highly selective vacation decisions as they now factor in the type of COVID-19 wellness and safety protocols in place at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort,” shares Owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “These awards are a testament to our hard-working Bucuti Associates who continue to rise to the occasion, one like never before, and deliver a world-class vacation.”

U.S. News & World Report

American media outlet U.S. News & World Report unveiled its 2021 Best Hotels rankings today. Bucuti & Tara a coveted Gold Badge once again ranking at the No. 1 Best Hotel in Aruba and among the Top 25 Best Resorts in the Caribbean.

The 11th annual Best Hotels rankings evaluated more than 30,000 luxury hotels worldwide. US News & World Report editors use a methodology that combines dozens of data points including a hotel’s rating, expert and guest sentiment, awards from distinguished travel publications in using an unbiased approach to calculate the rankings. The highest honor – the Gold Badge – was awarded to just 10% including Bucuti & Tara. –Traveller Review Award 2021: reveals cleanliness more important than ever

Major online reservations platform honored Bucuti & Tara with a Traveler Review Award 2021. With a near-perfect score of 9.6 out of 10, this year’s ratings revealed that global travelers appreciate staff, cleanliness and location most. On average, winners had a cleanliness score that was 17% higher than the average cleanliness score for non-winners, highlighting that hygiene is a key component to great guest experiences, such as Bucuti & Tara’s COVID-19 safety protocols, now more than ever.

“As trips became fewer and further between, each and every trip meant more to travelers than ever before, and it has become even more important to celebrate the outstanding service that the Traveler Review Award winners displayed during a year like no other,” said Arjan Dijk, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for


Expedia, one of the world’s two largest full-service online travel sites, has ranked Bucuti & Tara the No. 1 Resort on Aruba. The score of 4.8 out of 5 notes that the adults-only enclave is “Exceptional.”

AAA Award of Excellence: Housekeeping

Four Diamond designated Bucuti & Tara also has been recognized with the 2020 AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping Award, granted to hotels that earn the highest possible cleanliness and condition scores.

While cleanliness has long been a key quality standard, the pandemic has made it paramount with travelers. Those who have vacationed at Bucuti & Tara throughout the pandemic have continued to highlight its COVID-19 safety and wellness protocols on platforms including Tripadvisor, Expedia, and AAA.

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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, 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.